Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Decorations

Christmas is an inspired time of the year right? There's a home crying for Christmas decorations, a tree to put up, special "holiday glitter" clothing to wear to the parties of the season...Why, some people even decorate the bathrooms of their homes so there will be "no holiday stone" left unturned.

The Christmas (and all the days leading up to it) table whether for treasured family members or to host a group of friends also needs attention.
I have the perfect idea for that. Now, hold on to your hats because some of you will come to this thought with trepidation, fear of failure and angst but I assure you, once you do it you will appreciate the suggestion. Your Christmas decorations will be the talk of the town and the envy of your friends.
I have to credit the idea I am about to pass on to an Asheville, N.C. Gingerbread Tour I am currently participating in . Several of the area bed and breakfasts comprising Asheville Legendary Inns came up with an idea to use gingerbread houses to illustrate a story. This year, the selected story is Twas The Night Before Christmas, but I digress. In order to add a fun thing to said tour we decided to provide the ticket holders with a "gingerbread demonstration."
Now, I thought as the group mentioned that most wonderful idea, "Who was going to do that?" Then I saw their eyes upon ME. "Oh God, are they kidding?" said my inner voice. "Don't worry, they have kits" they said as their parting salvo. I immediately donned my coat, gloves and courage and proceeded to get said kit.

Much to my surprise, the kits are delightfully easy and to say this makes a glorious and more importantly, long lasting Christmas decoration, is to sell it short.
Once completed it's uses are many: Creatively lighting it with a tea candle and releasing a wonderful, home spun aroma, Christmas decoration for the holiday table it can be surrounded with greens & other sparkly items as part of a grand centerpiece. It will bring delighted responses from your friends as well as their wonderment as to how you created such a beauty. Mum's the word. I won't tell them if you don't.
May all your Christmas decorations be this bright!

Patti and Gary Wiles
Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls

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