Over the years we’ve collected so many Christmas ornaments that we don’t always know what to do with them when it comes time to put up the tree. This year, though, Veli took some of our silver, glittery orbs and grouped them around a red-robed Saint Nick that he perched atop my favorite John Derian cake pedestal. They sit behind the living room railing and look down into the dining area, brightening the room with a bit of unexpected holiday cheer.
In May 2009, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.