Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!

Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!
Until Jan 1 look for lots of advice and sharing to make your holiday season shine- for starters, over on Trim Queen blog we share tips to help Dress Your Holiday Table, click on photo for story and stop back for more recipes, decorating and holiday posts. photo -- our table at Hope Lodge gala (

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: 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