Monday, May 24, 2010

Tip of the Week: Show your true colors!

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, so let your decor show your patriotism.  Deck out the whole house?  No way.  A few simple touches and your holiday decorating will be a class act. 

Swap out your spring pillar candles with red ones.  Simple raffia strands tied in a bow around a solid color pillar add an extra touch.  Nestle them in sand, river pebbles, or let them stand on their own.  Break out your red and white checked table cloth for your patio table and use your white dinner ware that's been hidden away.  Pick up a handful of inexpensive small flags at Target or WalMart and tuck them into a planter or two, your centerpiece, or your flatware caddy.  My favorite accent is my fabulous Star Spangled Door Bucket, pictured here (yes, that's my front door).  Get yours through me for only $34.95, while supplies last.

Entertaining?  Gather any red, white, and blue serving pieces, vases, accents you have and build an eclectic spread. Pick up a holiday themed bouquet from your supermarket for an instant centerpiece and then accessorize your table or buffet.  Horchow has some delightful red stemware as a fun alternative to clear glass or plastic. But don't forget your glassware can be your best friend for inexpensive holiday decor.  A pretty glass bowl filled with strawberries and blueberries is not only a great accent, but delicious for your guests as well.  Enjoy!


  1. Oh, I'm so bad, haha. Never do any holiday decorating except for Christmas.

  2. Do it with fruit, Maya! Everyone will think you're ingenious-- no decorations to put away afterward. :-)


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