donít have to put all your ornaments on the tree, says Dawn Adamec,
designer at Steinhafelís. She has a collection of antique ornaments
she likes to display in different ways, such as placing them in a milk
glass serving dish.
Adamec creates pretty wreathes by recycling old magazines.
She explains how
to make a wreath: Create a donut-shape form from a piece of cardboard
or with a piece of Styrofoam in the shape and size you desire to use
as the base. Cut 1-inch strips from a used magazine. Wrap your
base and seal with Mod Podge. Cut additional strips from the
magazine up to 1-inch in diameter that are the length of the
page. Vary the width for each strip to get a more unique
look. Roll each strip and with a glue gun place a dollop of glue
on one end of the rolled strip. Allow the strip to open slightly
like a flower. Hold to allow the glue to set and place on
base. Continue the process until the wreath is complete.
Quinn, designer and owner of Modern Edge Design, loves vintage
drinkware. "Itís a fun way to entertain," says Quinn, who
adds that vintage pieces are really hot right now. Vintage drinkware
and vintage bar carts, such as this Art Deco cart from the 1930s, was
found at Antiques on Second. Every year Quinn makes a signature
holiday drink for the season, such as this cranberry cocktail, that
adds a splash of color to the merriment.