Tuesday, December 6

Countdown to Christmas: Day 3 use your ornaments in glass as an arrangement!

Christmas Countdown Continues...Day 3
Too many tree ornaments,
or you simply want to try a different decorating look on your tree this year.

Source: google.com via tamara on Pinterest

What to do with all those
pretty ornaments from year's past? 

I love to take out one of my tall trifle dishes or a hurricane lamp, or even a large crystal bowl and fill it with mercury glass ornaments or the large collection of my mother's hand-me-down ornaments that all hold special meaning to me. 
 It creates a festive centerpiece on my holiday table and without the worry of fresh flowers, and an added bonus - it lasts the entire season. 
Put the bowl on a large tray (as the one above on Pinterest) and scatter some little sprigs of Holly or more special ornaments around the tray --
You will have a professional looking arrangement, just like a stylist.

my fireplace mantel with McCoy pottery filled with christmas ornaments

Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog

Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog
Miles takes us on a journey comparing two favorite writers, Wes Anderson and Ernest Hemingway while retracing Hemingway's haunts in Paris, then a chance meeting with Wes...click photo for story