Entertaining Touches for the Holidays


Seasonal Adornments
Perhaps even more than the wreath on the door or a tree twinkling from tip-top to trunk, the hearth is the heart of seasonal adornment. Because everyone gathers around the fireplace for holiday activities, the mantel is the ideal place to showcase a Christmas collection, such as beautiful mercury glass tree toppers. Create this sparkling focal point by lining the shelf with greenery and magnolia leaves looped with garlands of silver beads. Simply tuck in toppers—we used glue dots to help eliminate wobbles—then sit back and enjoy the reflection of the flames dancing off these shiny baubles.