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I brought some branches in from outside and placed them in red glasses. I used decorative wooden berries to hold the branches in place. Added a cake plate for height and ceramic pumpkin candles for the finishing touch. The best part is....with a little tweaking it transformed very easily into a Winter, Christmas centerpiece.
I simply replaced the pumpkin candles with ornaments and added some "snow" (cotton stuffing) to the top of each glass.
Selling Your New Hampshire Home? Myth Be Gone! - 11/23/10 08:21 PM
Selling your New Hampshire home? Home staging is often misunderstood, considered by many to be decorating. The truth is - home staging is preparing a product for sale, home staging is marketing. Janice Ankrett, Canadian home stager, wrote this great post regarding the staging myth.
Via Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging): There is this persistent myth that Staging is about fluffing pillows. The myth leads people to think Stagers do only finishing touches in a decorative vent. People believe that if their home is professionally decorated, Staging is not needed. The myth keeps people from tapping into a valuable resource. By getting a Staging (13 comments)
The Hampton New Hampshire Christmas Parade Is Back!! - 11/20/10 11:47 AM
The Hampton New Hampshire Christmas Parade is Back! The Hampton Christmas Parade was a local tradition for more than ten years when it was canceled in 2007. A group of local citizens has worked very hard to bring it back and many local businesses have supported them as sponsors.
The Parade is December 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm on Lafayette Road. It starts just south of the bridge and ends at Galley Hatch restaurant.
To add to the festivities, Hagan's Grill will be offering FREE apple cider, hot cocoa, sugar cookies and face painting. Many of the sponsoring restaurants will be open and offering special (12 comments)
Decorating Your Backyard For Spring Starts Now In New Hampshire - 11/12/10 11:48 AM
It may be November, and thoughts of Christmas and the winter ahead are what's on your mind....but this is a great time to plan ahead for decorating your backyard for next Spring and Summer. Not only will you save money buying off season furnishings now...just think how great it will be to have it all done and ready to go when Spring arrives. Here's a great post by Marla Schneider, written for her Glenview readers, that is just as valuable to New Hampshire home owners.
Via Marla Schneider - Move with Marla (The Marla Schneider Team): Decorating or buying for your Glenview home (15 comments)
Mystery or Martha? Part 3 - Saving Grace - 11/08/10 04:49 PM
You never know when something you say or do will change the life of someone else. Sometimes the smallest of gestures can mean the world to a person you hardly know. My brother Steven had no idea how much his gift meant when he gave it....he just thought it would help. If you missed the first two chapters of this story: Part 1 A Story of Giving Part 2 Paying It Forward
Steven returned to the drive thru window five weeks later but the woman was not there. He was told it was her day off. He was disappointed. He realized he didn't even know his "drive-thru" lady's name, so (24 comments)
Mystery or Martha? Part 2 - Paying It Forward - 11/07/10 04:59 PM
Imagine receiving five thousand dollars in an unmarked envelope...my brother, Steven, did and it's an awesome story. If you missed it, I suggest you read Part 1 now. The story continues:
Steven was convinced that the money was from Martha and he wanted some kind of proof. In the past he had consulted a psychic who proved herself by knowing things that no one could know. He hoped the psychic would confirm the gift was from Martha. He told the psychic that he had received an anonymous gift and wanted to know who it was from. The psychic told him she saw a man...a man whose name began with a "B" ...she kept repeating (18 comments)
Mystery or Martha? A Story of Giving - 11/06/10 10:56 PM
Who doesn't love a good mystery? My brother, Steven, is a successful hair stylist in Boston and he recently found himself at the center of a great one. He was busy with a client one day when a woman walked into the Salon. She told the receptionist that she did not have an appointment, she was just waiting for someone. She sat in the reception area silently observing. After Steven offered her a drink and some candy, the woman asked the receptionist if that was Steven. The receptionist said "yes, would you like me to get him for you?" Her reply was no and she remained (39 comments)
Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.
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