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Step 7: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 7: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 7: I have always believed that the wrapping on the presents is just as important as the present inside.  In Switzerland even the paper is important; not to be ripped open and tossed away.  In my family, we always saved the ribbon….the ribbon can just make the package spectacular.  Add a little accent, gift, […]

Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: The Mantel! If you have a fireplace or two, many take delight in decorating the mantel. Christmas time is often spent cuddled around a warm fire; gazing into the flickering, warm light and at the seasonal mantel. Anything goes! Hint: remember to stick to your theme. Fruit, balls, lanterns, candles, snow globes, greens, […]

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: For those of us who love to decorate the banister at Christmas time, don’t get stuck in a rut.  There is no rule that says you have to decorate it the same every year.  Most stay clear of the banister because it becomes a cleaning nightmare; pine needle droppings seem too multiply overnight […]

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: Pick your theme and stick to it. Start with your wreath that welcomes guests into your home on your entry door. Think of this as an appetizer to the rest of the “meal”. It will give your visitors a hint of what treasures might be found inside. Don’t be shy, wreaths can go […]

A Simple Idea

A Simple Idea

When entertaining during the holiday season, simple is usually better.  I am reminded of the Rice Krispy Treat commercial (for those who remember); the mother comes out of the Kitchen with a tray of Krispy bars she just whipped up in the Kitchen for her family with a smile on her face.  Just before she […]

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche

We had a blast at our Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche last Saturday! The wreaths came out beautiful! Each one was hand-made from scratch with a blend of balsam greens, cedar, dusty miller, holly, pine cones and various greens from the garden. We had beautiful ribbons to choose from to make a bow to […]