Tips From Tracey — red tablecloths

Cute Valentine's Day Table Setting for two

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It's the day of red and pink all over! It' must be Valentine's Day.  We put together a simple table for two using a light pink plastic table cloth, a white plastic skirt and added a red valance for a little flair.   Many stores have sales the week before  a holiday so you can usually pick up some great decorating items at a huge discount. We found heart centerpieces that fit perfectly on our table.  Plastic red chargers were placed under white plates; simple wrapping paper ribbon with hearts made great napkin holders. Roses made from pipe cleaners was...

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Be my Valentine

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 Since the 15th century this holiday of giving flowers, sweets and cards hasn't changed much.  Decorating a "love" table can be exciting in anticipation of who the guest will be.  It's an opportunity to get as fancy or as frilly as you like. Using traditional Valentine colors of red and pink for the tablecloth and table skirt set a soft background for the vintage plates and modern decorations. Silver accent pieces add a bit of glamour.  TIP: Whether you're decorating for fun, flirtation or romance, keep the ambiance soft and flirty. Instead of giving candy, consider a love coupon.       ...

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Chinese New Year!

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For a fun Sunday gathering, on February 10th, join in the most important festival on the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year.  This is the year of the snake, or serpent, a symbol of luck. It’s a time when families gather together for a feast to welcome a new year of good luck, health and prosperity. Sunday is a perfect day for everyone to gather.  Food plays an important role in the celebration. Many dishes are cooked and served whole at the table. An entire fish, chicken or duck represents a united family.  A carved dish might imply severing family ties....

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