Alternative Uses for Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Three round glass vases are filled and stacked. A tree topper finishes off our version of a tree.
Tomorrow night, ATLA's coming to our home for the holidays. Talk about a high pressure situation! (Our camera battery's up for a recharge so excuse the down and dirty IPhone pix.) Here's what we came up with...

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A string of silver beads hang from our dining room's chandelier.

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Hanging bulbs make it whimsical.

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On the table, vases are filled with balls. Some hang from our jewelry tree. Try curly willow or branches painted black and stuck in a slender vase or bottle for contrast in shapes. Invoke the rule of three (cluster three objects together) for your displays.

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Lazy Holiday replaces the photos that normally hang here. Turned on they add atmosphere.

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They're holiday lights still in their old school packaging. Just Bulbs on Beverly Boulevard and Sweetzer are a local resource if you can't find them at your corner drugstore. They're the most expensive thing we bought but we can use them again and again)

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Extra balls strung together on a ribbon hang on the front door. The bow's from our Container Store lesson.