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THEY ARE GOING FAST.  CALL FOR AVAILABILITY.

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Candida Hofer photograph!

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If you don’t already have your tree up, here are ours to hopefully inspire.

Mom’s gigantic beauty.

Ours was up for literally one day before it just fell down.
Guess we need a new tree stand next year.

Looks pretty good considering.

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I guess I am officially passe, my love of turqoise is “so last year”.  Bring on the pink…
Designers take heed. Just don’t call it pink.
Turquoise is so last year, according to the color trend experts at Pantone Color Institute. It’s time for a new hue for the new year, and they’ve selected honeysuckle, a pinkish-red tone, as 2011’s official color.

Pantone came up with the peppy pink color by checking out trends in fashion and marketing for the upcoming season. In chatting with designers and manufacturers, Pantone determined an optimistic tone was necessary in this era of uncertainty.
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/12/11/official-color-of-2011-pretty-in-honeysuckle/#ixzz17uIOBobc

The color says we need to be hopeful and think of things that satisfy as many senses as we can,”
said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Honeysuckle is replacing turquoise, the 2010 color of the year. Past years’ choices have included “Chili Pepper” red and “Mimosa” yellow.
But when the calendar turns to 2011, to ward off those winter blues, just think pink.
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/12/11/official-color-of-2011-pretty-in-honeysuckle/#ixzz17uInAfrC

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As we all still mourn the loss of Takashimaya in NYC, we can still be inspired by their unbelievable flowers.
One of their floral designers has teamed up with an equally talented partner and has opened Florisity.
Their website is stunning, every arrangement is a piece of art!  Enjoy!

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Pictures and paper are one of our most beloved things in life.
So check out the board we had to have.  Love the modern spin of the large ribbon and
straight lines.  Custom boards available at And George.

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Sunday mornings we typically take family hikes.
Last Sunday, we gathered greens as we went and came home and made
the wreath for the front door.

I had bought an artificial wreath for $3.99 at Michaels to use as the base of the wreath.
Grabbed some wire from the tool box (floral wire would be ideal) and the clippers.
Just cut some long pieces of the greens and wire onto the wreath in segments until you get the desired fullness you like.
In 15 minutes we had made a really pretty wreath for $4.00.
Good Luck!

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Kroger (which often has the best flowers in town) happened to have these beautiful Yoko’s dream tulip.
I added some branches from the yard and voila.. a stunning $9.99 arrangement.

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Well, todays post on sugared fruit went out prematurely.  I am still getting familiar with this blogging.
My intent was to also include a “how to” because it actually was a really fun holiday activity.
Sorry for the repeat picture but here is the rest.

Here is the “how to” on sugared fruit…


Have one dish of super fine sugar and one dish of 1 or 2 egg whites.

Brush on the egg white with a basting brush.

Sprinkle sugar over the fruit in layers.  After several coats it will start tostick and become white.  Go to your desired frostiness.
Ruby, my 4 year old was my assistant and was incredibly “sugar happy”!
Start with some pears, lady apples, kumkuates, grapes, berries and kiwi.
Happy Sugaring!

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If you haven’t already discovered Lonny or Rue, two online magazines then check them out.
With so many of our favorite magazines no longer in existence it is nice to be able to
pull up some nice fresh images at the click of a button.

October/November | Lonnymag.com.

Rue

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