Christmas joys Decorating, crafts & recipes

Book - 2015

Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes.

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Published
New York : Hearst Books [2015]
Language
English
Item Description
At head of title: Country living.
Includes index.
Physical Description
280 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781618371942
1618371940
  • Very merry decorating. Holiday house tours ; Deck your halls : trees, garlands, wreaths & mantels ; Super-simple ideas for homespun décor
  • Wonderful gifts to make. Handmade gifts from the heart ; Homemade gifts from the kitchen ; Wrap it up! good things come in pretty packages
  • Recipes for celebrations. Holiday cheer : four festive party ideas ; Starters, entrées, and sides : best-ever holiday dinner recipes ; Sweet! cakes, pies, cookies, and more.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Just about everything one needs for holiday entertaining is presented here—decorating, gift-giving, and recipes. The decorations shown for every room of the house range from an elaborately ornate Victorian Christmas tree to a simple evergreen garland wrapped around a banister, with many displaying a simpler approach to holiday decorating. Included are instructions for a variety of wreaths, many using upcycled objects from paper rolls to spools of thread. Instructions are provided for close to 30 handmade gifts from pillows to mouse pads including additional gift-giving ideas for baked and homemade items such as cookies and flavored salts as well as unique gift-wrapping tips. Then it's on to entertaining, which includes recipes for cocktail party hors d'oeuvres, holiday brunches, and the formal sit-down meal. VERDICT Even those whose style preference excludes country decor will find plenty of ideas for Christmas decorating, gift-giving, and entertaining that will fit any lifestyle. [Page 93]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The popular country lifestyle magazine offers hundreds of ideas for decking the halls and hosting festive feasts during the holidays, including making wreaths, snow globes, Advent calendars and dozens of delicious cookies.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handmade gifts and festive feasts, this beautiful book helps readers celebrate in Country Living style. Create stunning wreaths, turn saltshakers into sparkling snow globes, craft Advent calendars from tiny envelopes, bake gourmet-store-worthy cookies, and more for holiday joy.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handmade gifts and festive feasts, this beautiful book will help you celebrate Christmas in Country Living style. Create stunning wreaths, turn saltshakers into sparkling snow globes, craft Advent calendars from tiny envelopes, bake gourmet-store-worthy cookies, and more to make a truly happy holiday.