Saturday, December 27, 2008

january article for tastebud magazine.
When January arrives I am ready to take down the tree, pack away the ornaments and stockings but I still love to keep out a few sparkly things to reflect the clean white snow and ice outside.
Inside our winter time dinners are all about comfort and warmth. The glow of candles and simple flowers create the perfect centerpiece for these nights. Start with a clear glass cake plate and fill the entire top with glass votives and white tea lights. It is quite simple to create but gives a stunning effect when the candles are lit. Line the length of the table with a mix of silver, gold or glass vases in various sizes and fill with white flowers. Star of Bethlehem, Queen Anne’s lace, tulips, ranuculus or alstromeria are great choices and it only takes a few blooms in each vase to create a wonderful look. When choosing dishes I like to layer white and clear glass with metallic or wintry accents. This is also the time of year when I break out and polish vintage silverware. I pick up different pieces at estate sales or the antique mall and love thinking about the history of these and the memories we are creating with each new time they are used.
Now choose your favorite comfort recipe from this issue and celebrate the joy of a new year!

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About Me

my name is heather and i have three crazy, creative, funny, winey, smart, loving and sweet children (henry, charlie and lucy). we love exploring around town and playing at home. i love creating whether it is with fresh flowers, fabrics, papers or whatever inspires me on a particular day.