Add something new to your standby Christmas decor. Alongside your sentimental ornaments and favorite pieces, introduce an updated centerpiece or a fresh take on stairway decor, and you might find a new decorating tradition!
When most of us think of chandeliers we think of classic crystal versions, but there's more to hanging light fixtures than drippy crystals and some iron or gilt decoration. These unusual chandeliers take traditional styles and play with them a bit to create a unique look.
If you love fresh spaghetti sauce or pesto, then you've just got to have fresh basil and other herbs all year round! A nice window garden getting at least 4 or 5 hours of direct light from a sunny window will give you something to pinch here and there. Gardens with mint, rosemary, bay leaf, savory, oregano, chervil, and thyme are some of the easiest to grow this way.
A flower parade is a parade in which the floats, vehicles, boats, participants, animals and other things are decorated or covered in flowers. Often there are other elements like marching bands and people in costumes. Flower parades are held in several countries.
Think small when organizing clothes closets for young kids. Small drawers, cubbies, and storage bins make it easy for kids to find what they're looking for without making a mess. Keep clothing in short stacks in shallow drawers so they don't have to riffle through huge piles. Put toys and books on open shelves in plain sight where they are easy to grab and put away. Use baskets and boxes to keep small items orderly. Keep these storage containers small, too, so they're lightweight and easy to search through.
What is topiary? Topiary is simply the art or practice of trimming and shaping plants into ornamental shapes. The shapes can be any object or geometric shape one can think of. History tells us that Pliny the younger (AD 62-110) described his villa in Tuscany as being embellished with various figures and adorned with animals out of boxwood. So topiary has been around for nearly 2000 years. Its still popular in mansions as well as in the home garden. The term topiary today can mean a large specimen, such as a garden giraffe or a small tabletop centerpiece, but its always related to shaped plants. Here are some of the most popular uses for topiary today.