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 Be My Guest. Is your guest room ready for holiday guests? Is there a luggage stand and/or space in the closet for them to comfortably “settle in”? Are there plenty of pillows on the bed?  A small chair next to a table which features a lamp, reading materials, even a carafe of water would be a GREAT addition to your guest room.  Don’t forget the little extras such as fresh fruit, potpourri, and a basket of toiletries. And be sure to include a few holiday touches like greenery or perhaps even a small gift.

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Set Your Own Style. Make your tree an integral part of your decorating scheme and a reflection of your personality. Are antique toys a personal passion? Then decorate your holiday tree with miniature wooden versions. Are you a dedicated beachcomber? Why not attach some of your favorite shells to your tree with simple and colorful grosgrain ribbon.  Thematic trees are a wonderful expression of the simple pleasures you and your family enjoy!  And while we’re speaking about holiday trees – who said you only had to have one tree in your home?  Hmmm!

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Wrap It Up With Ribbon. Ribbon can be used for much more than wrapping presents. Use French wire ribbons, in a variety of widths, to tie bows on your trees. Or instead of a garland of greenery, try wrapping your banister with ribbon interspersed with white lights.   Holiday cards can also be decoratively hung from a mantle or shelf using narrow ribbons in holiday colors.  Decorative pillows, colorfully wrapped with a holiday bow will add even more holiday cheer to our room’s design.

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