Create a Table Centerpiece That Works for Most

Written by Joanie Williams

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4) Start aroundrepparttar edges, putting one or two on opposite sides. Criss-crossrepparttar 148266 stems as you go. This does two things, it helps to stabilizerepparttar 148267 flowers, and if your vase is clear it makes a pleasing arrangement throughrepparttar 148268 water. 5) Keep filling in, makingrepparttar 148269 middle flowers slightly higher thanrepparttar 148270 sides so you create a bit of an arc. The experts say it’s always good to aim for a shape to your arrangement. In this case we’re creatingrepparttar 148271 suggestion of an arc or half-circle shape. 6) Arrange ferns aroundrepparttar 148272 sides underneathrepparttar 148273 flowers, so it looks likerepparttar 148274 ferns are almost cradlingrepparttar 148275 flowers. 7) Trim ruthlessly. If a flower sticks out, pull it out and cut it again. 8) Checkrepparttar 148276 arrangement on all sides to make sure everyone has a pleasing view and make any adjustments. 9) Place your arrangement onrepparttar 148277 table and position your candles. 10)Like what you’ve done? Take a picture of this simple floral table centerpiece so you can rememberrepparttar 148278 next time you need a quick and easy centerpiece.

That's it! Now you have a simple white table centerpiece that goes with almost anything else you use to decorate your dinner party table. _______________________________________

Joanie Williams has been giving small dinner parties at home for years. She would love to hear your burning questions about planning a dinner party. You could qualify for a free ebook on dinner party planning just by asking your burning question about throwing a small dinner party at home. Click now.

Easing Coughs Naturally

Written by Cathy O

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Here’s a tried-and-true hard candy recipe, straight fromrepparttar pages of Cooking for American Homemakers. I have used this gem for many years for lollypop making and it is first rate for makingrepparttar 148239 “medium:”

1 cup sugar 1/3 cup light corn syrup 2/3 cup water (herbal tea) vegetable coloring (optional)

Mix sugar, herbal tea and corn syrup and cook over low heat stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils. Continue boiling without stirring until a small amount is very brittle when dropped into cold water. Wash away crystals from side of pan with a damp cloth. Cook slowly at end so thatrepparttar 148240 syrup will not discolor. Remove fromrepparttar 148241 heat and add color. Either drop quickly fromrepparttar 148242 tip of a spoon onto a greased surface or into prepared hard candy molds. Allow to harden and cool completely before removing. You can roll them in powdered sugar and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper for storage.

For gift giving, why not add a personal touch by pressing some ofrepparttar 148243 fresh herbs between waxed paper and use to decorate or wrap your gift box. Add a nice tag listingrepparttar 148244 herbs that you used for a professional look.

Cathy O is a successful author who provides recipes for and information on candy and lollipops. "In addition to being a freelance writer, I also dabble in Aromatherapy, Herbalism and painting when I am so inspired. Living in the Lake region of Western Maine has been of tremendous inspiration to me and I am proud and happy to call it home."

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