Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stunning Last Minute DIY Centerpiece Ideas

As you're all caught up in the last minute rush, do you still wish you had something amazing to adorn your dining or buffet table? No worries. Here's some easy breezy ideas to give you inspiration! Almost all of these ideas can be created using things you already have on hand or by a quick trip to the local grocery store or florist.

Center a tall tapers on a saucers with floral clay
or a tiny taper holders. Fill saucers with a small
amount of water. Place big blooms of your choice around
the tapers. Simple? Yes. Exquisite? Absolutely!

Super Simple & Simply Stunning
A few ornaments, a lovely tray and some holiday greens.
A quick trip to the florist or local grocery for the greens,
or use artificial if you're really pressed for time.
How easy is this?

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Merry Martinis all in a row, filled with candy kisses,
a few sprigs of greenery and silver tapers for
a sparkling finishing touch!

This fun & festive look is easily pulled off
by glueing candy cane sticks to a low cyclinder
vase, tie it all up with a bow and add a mass of colorful
flowers. You could easily use large pom pom carnations
in place of the roses. More frugal, but still stunning!

A pretty pedestal, any kind of super size ornaments or
balls. Tuck in some greenery, berries or whatever you
have on hand and you're done!

Create some dazzling drama with 3 simple elements.
Any kind of domed or large glass lid, a mix of elegant
ornaments and a simple round tray.

If you're going for a more natural rustic look,
grab a basket, gather up some pine cones, store
bought or home grown. Tuck fresh or artificial
greens along the edge of the basket.
Now that was easy!

This one of course, speaks for itself.
Pretty ribbons, pretty wrap.
Small effort and big impact.

Nestle your prettiest precious ornaments
on a 3 tiered tray like this for lovely
vintage look!

So start digging into your Christmas stash. You will probably be amazed at all the little treasures you'll find! Add some of your own creative touches and before
you know it, you'll be overwhelmed with compliments.
How easy was that!

Wishing everyone a Wonderfully Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's the Real Thing!

The Holidays are all about tradition and we're tickled pink to share one of our favorites with you!

The Malcolm Tradition original Shortbread Cookies.

Our family has been feasting on these tasty treats forever. In fact, it just wouldn't be Christmas without them!

The recipe comes from an heirloom Scottish recipe passed down to generations of Malcolm women. After years of baking up batches for family and friends, the Malcolm girls have turned a family tradition into a family business. Truly a labor of love, these little gems are handmade and baked in small batches with the highest quality ingredients to ensure freshness and the very best taste. The crisp yet crumbly texture and buttery taste will absolutely melt in your mouth. Add a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of tea and it's pure bliss!

Packaged in a variety of sizes these golden goodies are sure to please everyone on your list.We warn you... they're simply irresistible! So be sure to pick up a few just for you. As we speak the girls are busy baking up their batches of joy so head on over to The Malcolm Tradition today and get in on all this homemade goodness. It doesn't get more real than this!