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Holiday decorating ideas from Sedona, AZ

Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sedona, AZ

Christmas Decorating Ideas

One of my goals is to provide you with a variety of  outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas. This time of year I tend to focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorating Ideas. Today we’re visiting Tlaquepaque (pronounced Ta-la-ka-pa-key), an upscale arts and crafts village located in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. Tlaquepaque, meaning “the best of everything,” has […]

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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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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 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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The Emotion of Christmas Tree Ornaments

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“When people look back over their lives, they often find that the memories and emotions of Christmas rise above all the other emotions in both vividness and intensity. Child-like emotions of excitement and anticipation infect even adults during this time of year.”

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: an evolution

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Christmas decorating ideas have changed dramatically over the years. The days of stringing cranberries and popcorn and creating handmade Christmas ornaments have faded. Decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon, fancy Christmas tree lights, and lovely elegant garlands is becoming commonplace.

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Holiday Decorating: The Christmas Nutcracker!

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Read about the Christmas Nutcracker for use in holiday decorations! Invented in 1878 they were thought to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. They became part of the social setting as Christmas table decorations.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Topiaries are great!

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Have you considered the use of topiaries as Christmas decorations? They truly look great anywhere you want to create a focal point for your unique Christmas Decorating Ideas. Empty corners, window seals, powder room counters etc. See how to use some simple craft items to create these handmade Christmas decorations.

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Holiday Decorating: What I hope this site will do for you

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ChristmasDecoratingIdeasToday.com was created to open your heart and mind to create more beauty with your holiday decorating! I believe the residual of creating beauty during special holidays carries the sweet memories through out the year. Let’s talk about topics that range from Christmas centerpieces to Christmas trees, with garlands and mantles in between.

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Quick Ideas for Christmas Centerpieces

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Here a few quick Christmas centerpiece ideas to create fun or fancy holiday decorations. I recommend creating your Christmas table decorations in a container that can easily be moved without disrupting it’s style or contents.

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