Monday, November 12, 2012
CHEERS TO THE HOLIDAYS!
I read an article a few months ago in FOOD AND WINE which profiled mason jars. In college I stored them in my freezer for chilled beer, in my twenties they served as great storage for discarded change and in my thirties they're going to make awesome decorations. Here's what I'm doing to dress up a few spots for the holiday season. I've gathered a collection of different sized jars and wrapped them with fishing wire (they kinda look like glass purses). I'll hang them in trees at various heights and add votive candles, so as guests arrive they'll A.) either think we are totally nuts or B.) love the light flickering in the trees (I use battery operated candles purchased at the $.99 store...10 for $99). On our thanksgiving table, I will place various sizes down the middle of our table with candles, some with a little bit of water and floating candles, others with simple votives. I believe this is what more snooty designers would call "visual interest." By the way, Mason jars are quite collectible and can be found for as little as $1 at many antique stores.