Fireplace Mantel: Christmas Decorations Ideas – Use of fruit stems

This mantel garland coordinates with the Crystalled Pomegranate and Pear Christmas tree, only with a… [more]

Fireplace Mantel: Christmas Decorations Ideas – Use of fruit stems Fireplace Mantel: Christmas Decorations Ideas - Use of fruit stems

Making your own bow and decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon

Make bows for decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon, wreaths, and garlands. I will be using 3 yards… [more]

Making your own bow and decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon Making your own bow and decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon

Holiday and Christmas Centerpiece with Runner and Candles

This Holiday and Christmas centerpiece is as simple as a sparse Garland and 5 or more bunches of wheat… [more]

Holiday and Christmas Centerpiece with Runner and Candles Holiday and Christmas Centerpiece with Runner and Candles

Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sedona, AZ

One of my goals is to provide you with a variety of  outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas. This time of… [more]

Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sedona, AZ Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sedona, AZ

Christmas Tree Ideas: using fall tones

This video is another taken at Baish and Skinner to illustrate more Christmas tree ideas. I love how… [more]

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Expressing Feelings & Holiday Gifts: Giving from the Inside Out (Part 3 of 7)

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Expressing feelings though Holiday Gifts is one of The Five Love languages. Giving is an opportunity to express a whole range of feelings such as gratitude, appreciation and thanks. Combine holiday gift ideas with Christmas Tree Ornaments for a memorable holiday.

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Relationship Benefits of Holiday Gifts: Giving from the Inside Out (Part 2 of 7)

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Giving holiday gifts has relationship building benefits. When you give Christmas gifts be aware of The Five Love Languages. We express and comprehend love according to different love languages of: words of appreciation, quality time, gifts, acts of service and physical touch. In understanding these languages your Holiday Gift Ideas will improve.

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Psychological Benefits of Holiday Gifts: Giving from the Inside Out (Part 1 of 7)

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Did you know that giving holiday gifts has various psychological benefits and builds relationships. As we perform that act of generosity it nourishes love in our relationships and builds the human spirit. When you give Christmas gifts be aware of these 7 benefits.

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Blown Glass Christmas Ornaments: Murano process Part 2

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How much work goes into the glass Christmas ornaments seen on Christmas trees? LOTS if they are actual hand blown ornaments. There are many techniques employed in this art including the Murrine technique. See a glass blower in action.

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Venetian glassblowing in Christmas ornaments

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Venetians from centuries ago pioneered techniques found in modern glass Christmas ornaments: crystalline, enameled, milk glass, aventurine and more. Artisans are still in employing these century old techniques in contemporary art and glass figurines to glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.

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Murano’s miracles: The finest Blown Glass

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Today’s Unique, glass Christmas ornaments have their roots in glass blowing traditions that began in Venice and Murano in the 10th century. There is a history and secrecy involved with the craft involving foundry fires that forced the relocation of the artisans, restrictions on leaving the city, and special privileges afforded to the craftsman.

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Venetian blown glass history: a craft seen in our Christmas Ornaments

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Venice has a depth of history in it’s origins as a strategic defense location against warring invaders. The city became a refuge for glass blowing artisans whose techniques pioneered today’s unique glass Christmas ornaments.

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Christmas Ornaments — My trip to Venice!

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Few people living in Arizona would fly to Europe to shop for Christmas ornaments, though I was actually shopping for a few clients. My anticipation grew as the boat docked near the Rialto Bridge to pick me up for the quest of finding Unique Christmas ornaments on Murano Island, known for it’s famous glass blowing district and famous artists from all over the world.

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Home made Christmas Tree Ornaments: I have been found out!

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I am a professional holiday decorator and creating beauty is my passion. Having said that you must know that creating memories with handmade Christmas ornaments can be even more important to me than professional Christmas tree decorations.

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Christmas Tree Ornaments from Christopher Radko: a history

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Christopher Radko began creating ornaments when a treasured collection of over 2000 mouth-blown European and unique, glass Christmas ornaments was destroyed. A partnership formed when Radko met a craftsman eager to revive his great-grandfather’s art of making glass blown ornaments.Today, Christopher Radko employs over 3000 glassblowers, carvers, mold makers and hand painters.

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