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I know I should have started this a few days  ago….really!  It was a pretty harrowing week here, with the conjunction of a million spheres all causing chaos.  Mechanical and electrical breakdowns, I must ask my sister-in-law Juanita, if Mercury is in retrograde.    It’s not quite midnight so let’s count this post as December 4th and counting.  For the next 3 weeks I’ll post an inventive, creative holiday idea.  It could be a recipe, a hostess gift, a kid’s gift, a decoration, just about anything that I think might enhance your holiday season.  Today’s idea comes from REAL SIMPLE and is a Mantle Makeover.  We’re all familiar with the usual fireplace mantle decorations.  This is NOT standing rows of Christmas cards, draping a greenery garland, hanging stockings, pine cones and ornaments or Nutcrackers.  Clear away the clutter atop your mantle and give it this very simple makeover.

DECEMBER 4th

A Very Berry Christmas Wreath and Votives

A Very Berry Christmas Wreath and Votives

HOLIDAY MANTLE

Elegant, sophisticated, simple and beautiful.  Berry wreaths are readily available in stores like Michael’s and flower shops that carry artificial or silk flowers.  Scatter a few berries around and line up some votive candles flanked by pillar candles.  The two-color theme is very powerful and the choice of the raspberry-mauve berry color adds not only a holiday flair but also a winter seasonal flavor

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Here’s a festive idea to not only add some holiday cheer to your dinner table but to also provide place cards.  And if you’re “green”-conscious this will appeal to you. 

Cut up old Christmas cards in the shape of a star and then cut out the same star shape in tissue paper.  Write your guest’s name on the tissue paper star, punch a hole in the two cut-outs, thread them with a length of red ribbon and tie up the dinner napkin.

Christmas napkin, place cards,

Setitng Pretty


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