A combination of recipes, decorating ideas and craft projects. Included are instructions for making colourful centrepieces and table settings that add to the festive feel, as well as recipes for creating all kinds of holiday foods.
Table of Contents
Part 1 First impressions: snowflake wreath; classical gold wreath; birch-bark sconce; light sphere; topiary of lights; bird feeders. Part 2 Around the house: star tree topper; beaded ornaments; Victorian ornaments; shell ornaments; patchwork Santa tree skirt; boot stockings; mantel cloth; advent wreath; advent calendar; patchwork Santa wall quilt; shaped and tasselled pillows; pillow changers; Santa's pillow collection; shell-trimmed Christmas tree; Mr and Mrs Frost. Part 3 Share the joy: paper art cards; hostess gifts - bottles and jars; mitten gift bags; painted Santa gift boxes and bags. Part 4 Holiday table linens: table linen basics; metallic applique linens; paper-pieced placemats; silk ribbon embroidered linens; holiday bells table topper; placemat with sheer insert; texturized table linens; easy painted placemats; placemat table runner. Part 5 Centrepieces and candlelight: cascading fruits and roses; fresh advent wreath; moulded beeswax candles; beeswax ornaments and garlands; embellishing purchased candles; painted glass candleholders. Part 6 Entertaining accessories: woodburning designs; hooked rug trivet; tree trivet; napkin rings; scented coasters; paper-pieced coasters. Part 7 Breakfasts, breads and beverages: egg dishes; breads and spreads; beverages. Part 8 Appetizers: snacks; dips and spreads; cheese. Part 9 Main dishes: poultry; meats; game birds. Part 10 Side dishes: vegetables; potatoes and dressings; fruits. Part 11 Desserts and cakes: desserts; cakes. Part 12 Candies and cookies: candies; bars and cookies.