Posts Tagged ‘Christmas card’

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.


A Very Berry Christmas Wreath and Votives

A Very Berry Christmas Wreath and Votives


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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