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Old 10-07-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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What are your Holiday Decorating Ideas?

Have any special tips or hints on how you decorate your home/table/fireplace/front door. How about those wreaths and ornaments? Have any place card ideas or how you decorate your pumpkin? Share them with us.

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Old 10-07-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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I like using small squash to hold dip on Thanksgiving. Acorn works well--I just slice the bottom off to make it level, scoop out the innards and fill it with dip. I then put it on a small earthenware plate and cover that with cranberries for some nice fall color.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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Other than all my little nic nacs {wayt too many of them} and our tree, our fireplace has garland with tiny clear lights sewn threw it and tiny pine cones glued in places. It's not close enough to the fire to cause any problems and it's so beautiful, I want to keep it up all year long. Our living room is indian and wildlife decor and it fits right in anyway.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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I used shallow bowls of water with white floating candles & cranberries in them last year on the table at Thanksgiving. It just gave it that little special touch. You can also color the water with food coloring & leave out the cranberries. I did red & green water for Christmas.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #5
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I just remembered something that my mom did on Thanksgiving, it was so cute.
She took the bite size reeses peanut butter cups, turned them sideways, put a candy corn, point side down, put two, point side facing the other candy corn as feet and used black decorating for eyes and you have little turkeys!!
Did that make any scense at all?
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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I just remembered something that my mom did on Thanksgiving, it was so cute.
She took the bite size reeses peanut butter cups, turned them sideways, put a candy corn, point side down, put two, point side facing the other candy corn as feet and used black decorating for eyes and you have little turkeys!!
Did that make any scense at all?
How cute, texas! I'm going to try it. (We even get to eat our decorations What could be better!)
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:25 PM   #7
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We put a jingle bell on a red pipe cleaner...and wrap it around the salt and pepper shakers. Everytime someone salts or peppers...it jingles!
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:48 PM   #8
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We put a jingle bell on a red pipe cleaner...and wrap it around the salt and pepper shakers. Everytime someone salts or peppers...it jingles!
I like it, Kaylinda. I'm picturing everyone in your restaurant playing "Jingle Bells" at the same time with their salt and pepper shakers.
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:41 AM   #9
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Save the prettiest fall leaves and place them along the center of your table to create a natural "runner."
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:12 PM   #10
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My main decorating is at Christmas..Thanksgiving is at my daughters home, I cook she does the rest But, Christmas I go goofey My tree is large and covered with tiny white lights, my ornaments are angels in silver, gold a few older ones in red, I have crystal icycles all over and tiny mirrored balls.So my tree is mainly silver, gold and crystal..My front doors are double so I have two wreaths I made of grapevines with white lights, victorain angels in gold and mauve wide wired ribbon running around and through the whole thing...My dinning room buffet is set with large silver candles, mirrors and mauve and dark pink jeweled fruit..the wrought iron railing that seperates the dinning room from the family room is decorated with a green garland with white lights, wide silver wired ribbon tied in bows with large white magnolia silk flowers, I want to change the flowers this year if I can find some misty blue hydrangias to take the magnolias place.. The kitchen, table we do in red and green and Santa...All 3 bathrooms have a small tree with either gold or silver trim..That's it..I said I'm goofey at Christmas time..I just can't help myself, I love the white lights everywhere...

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