Milton Public library Digital Collections

Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 21 Nov 2019, p. 17

The following text may have been generated by Optical Character Recognition, with varying degrees of accuracy. Reader beware!

SERN > Sola It's that time of year when permission is granted to pull out all the stops. Even the most minimalist among us are tempted to add some sparkle and light and seasonal trim- mings. Whether you are planning for a large holiday feast day or pre- fer more intimate get- togethers, free up your imagination and make the most of this joyous time of year. Plan your table set- ting ahead of time so that you can ar- range what you have on hand and shop for any extras that will make your scene pop. And yes, think of the table decor as a scene such as a winter wonderland. Build up from the table top, compose a centerpiece, then individual place set- tings. Here are a few tips. Traditional white tablecloths are easy and practical, but for rustic appeal why not switch it up with a cozy, colourful blanket -- it will feel like an indoor pic- nic. Choosing a colour scheme of white, green and red offers lots of options. There is always an abundance of place mats and napkins that will fit your mood. If you are a crafty person, make your own by stenciling a design onto white nap- kins using fabric paint. Design your centerpiece with a com- bination of greenery and lights. Choose glass receptacles that will show off seasonal offerings such as fruit or nuts mixed with flowers and sprigs of DEBBIE TRAVIS i oi . hE 4 iy Ls Ry a ROYAL LEPAGE So Me e OowEwne Realty, sokernge Independently Owned and Operated i , e. . Sim Seott Sales Representative 905-699-1881 prs -- | EH 1A UBE $700 milisiae fmm WARIS ROYAL LePAGE RE ) * green. The Alpine table shown here has grapes and rosemary layered in footed hurricane lamps. Space scented candles along the table. Battery-op- erated mini-lights en twined around a central setting are a sparkly delight. Bring your table to life with ornaments and figures. You don't need a menagerie just place a few reindeer pranc- ing or grazing, a skater or skier, mini-sleds, snowshoes or any other characters that personify your idea of winter fun. You know how special you feel when your place at the table has a treat or two meant just for you! Person- alize each place setting with a name, a surprise rolled into the napkin, a home- made cracker (groaner jokes are expect ed), and a sweet treat. A side table or buffet offers space to continue your theme and does not have to disappear after the meal. In fact, a fanciful scenario will brighten your home for the weeks that surround the holidays right into the new year. A trio of green art glass candlesticks surround House fo Home graphic wooden Christmas trees in a vignette from William 'Yeoward's book Blue & White and other stories, which | reviewed last month. A simple selection of colours, in this case green, white and red, reflect the rustic atmosphere of an Alpine holiday. For those with a flair for glitter and. RETER ATRTY Rl nor- Changi the way you f IN The Amy » Wers prepa ket move VE ERE BL IRAE nto glemour, Yeoward sets his table with beautiful crystal and glass, shimmry silg ver trees and rose tinted goblets. Gor- gecus crystal comports are laden with FEES grapes and greenery. Pure white birds Ws complete the idyllic scene. | find myself torn between the prac- § " ticality of artificial boughs and sea sonal florals and the desire to spread FH around fresh greenery and blooms that 2 > fill room/s with their glorious outdoor scents. All faux is not equal; artistic ren- ea derings of pine and cedar, holly and ber- #8 ries allow you many days of carefree dec- *% orations, and fresh boughs and plants E can be added at party time. Same with § candles; | send out this warning every year, especially after our Christmas fire. Battery operated candle displays set a romantic glow, and if you are lighting real i+, candles, never leave them unattended. Have a safe and happy holiday season. Written by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email decorating questions to Follow Debbie at, facebook. comy/thedebbietravis, MILTON 905-878-8101 xpencnce real estate | EAM TUTE 8 AAR ARN | Brazeau Team Stage your table for holiday celebrations Flamborough, Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown & Carlisle 905-878-8101 ROYAL LEPAGE Ctowioms te ve Sales Representatives, Joseph Brazeau, Virginia Brazeau, Jodie Near, Jennifer Brazeau-Barg Serving Town & Country: Milton, Campbellville, Halton Hills, 6102 'LZ JequianoN 'Aepsiny] | uoidwey) uejpeued uo | 21 woo ucyeyspIsul

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit
Privacy Policy