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Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Decorating the Old-Fashion Way

Winterberry, pine cones, dried flowers – these bits and pieces of nature may still be showing up in your garden or during your early morning walks. Want to make it a simple holiday? Bring the outdoors inside for the winter festivities. There is no shortage for quick decorating inspiration. But why resign yourself to the sometimes difficult glossy magazine tips at the checkout counter? Immerse yourself. Check out a local botanical garden and take a gander on how they are decking their halls. See how to use greens and floral arrangements to liven up the joint. You should be able to find a garden club, a florist or some other home goods store with an evening class to give your creative holiday juices a jump start. If you want to be inspired, look for some local talent with loads of decorating tips. As Charles Schulz points out, “Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.” This is the season when we can all get into embellishing the homestead with bits and pieces of treasures from the attic and greens from the outdoors.

P.S. Here’s a class I am going to check out this Thursday evening at Still Life Consignment located at 68 Tower Street in Hudson, MA. You need to sign up in advance. Phone (978) 562-3221

Thursday, Dec. 2nd 6-7:30pm
Designer John Mansfield will inspire you to transform what you already have in your home into Holiday magic! This seminar will be FREE to the public, and all who attend will be entered to win our Raffle Basket. Refreshments will be served!Sponsored by Still Life and Home 2 Home Services.

If I can’t tie a good bow, I can always check out my favorite consignment bargains. Annie
Image of an awesome homemade centerpiece - from the Internet

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