Holiday Accents

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      • Dress up the table with a cascade of sugar dusted fruit. Simply brush fruit with lightly beaten egg white, dip in granulated sugar and air-dry on rack. Display on fine china or a 2 Tiered display.
      • Add a string of Christmas lights to a large potted plant.
      • Tuck sprigs of holly into the soil around potted plants.
      • Fill tin cookie cutters with cranberries and popcorn and display them, with sprigs of holly, on a pretty platter.
      • Create a glitzy display of golden jingle bells in a crystal bow.

      Add a snippet of green and a red ribbon for the traditional cheer.
      • In a bowl, place some greens from a pine tree tied in a green or red bow. Place a lemon and two limes (or vice versa) pegged with cloves.
      • Place a bunch of pine cones, walnuts and a few pieces of greenery in a sterling silver bowl. Accent by throwing in a few pieces of metallic silver ribbons.
      • Place some fruit in a low lying bowl and put some garland of silver bead all around the fruit and the inside of the bowl.

      Place the bowl on a mat make of pine tree trimmings.
      • In a decorative bowl, place a few small, wrapped presents in the bowl surrounded by small ornaments with colors to accent the presents.
      • Pierce an orange with whole cloves until the entire fruit is covered. Repeat with apples. Place the scented arrangement in a decorative bowl for a fragrant centerpiece.
      • Fill your home with the scent of a pleasant potpourri.

      Place orange rind, cloves, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Let mixture simmer on low heat.

      Watch carefully so water does not boil away.

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