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Holiday and Christmas Centerpiece with Runner and Candles

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This Holiday and Christmas centerpiece is as simple as a sparse Garland and 5 or more bunches of wheat (depending on your Garland and table length) tied off with raphia. My favorite fall tablecloth was nowhere to be found so I opted for a runner. Hopefully I didn’t leave it at the dry cleaners. *** […]

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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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Christmas Tree Ornaments from Christopher Radko: a history

Christmas Tree Ornaments

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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Fireplaces: from Functionality to Feng Shui

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Once at the focal point of family life, the fireplace has become a secondary heat source. This transition opened the door for many mantle decorating ideas for Christmas. Decorating fireplaces now involves everything from candles and stockings to sophisticated lighting displays and Christmas garland swags.

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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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My take on Christmas in July

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Christmas in July: a gimmick or preparation for the holidays. My take: Use it as a time to remember the reason for the season and to plan ahead. How often do you change your holiday decorations? Keep your eyes open for new Christmas decorating ideas.

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