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Christmas 2012 Source Guide
A Bountiful Table
A festive board laden with specially prepared dishes welcomes family and friends during the holidays. Our feast centers on a boar’s head and finishes with a cone of sparkling fruits.
Captured by Kugels
Starting with a few precious hundred-year-old blown-glass balls that belonged to his German great-great-grandmother, Craig McManus amassed a vast collection of kugels. The gleaming ornaments fill his New Jersey home.
Make a Silhouette Ornament
Shadowy profiles proved a popular, inexpensive way to preserve the likenesses of loved ones. This simple project substitutes fabric for paper to capture the faces of family and friends.
Make a Tinsel Trimming
An exotic material in the 1800s, metal foil brought sparkle and shine to brightly colored paintings of flora and fauna. Use our design or your imagination to create your own decorative art work.
Quick-Carve Stackable Snowman
Like snowballs for the real thing, the easily carved rounds for this wooden snowman allow you to vary his look with a few extra knife strokes and a little imagination.
Stitch a Tulip Ornament
A watercolor bookmark drawn by an unknown Pennsylvania German in the early 1800s inspired this simple cross-stitch project. Make one or many for your tree.
A Pineapple in Every Window
Homeowner Robert adds holiday spirit to his Michigan freestanding condo with boxwood sprigs, dried fruits, holly branches, and a distinguished collection of Belsnickels and early antiques.
Solstice in the Catskills
On their peaceful farm and former one-room schoolhouse in New York’s mountains, Lori and Steve Baratta celebrate holidays old and new, enjoying both the Winter Solstice and a Christmas filled with family memories and decorations.
A Lock on the Land
Merchant-turned-land speculator Colonel William Bond anticipated the growth of Lockport, New York, on the Erie Canal and used his profits to build the town’s first brick house.
Simple Hedgehog Ornament
This charming folk art design is easy to carve and fi nish for your holiday tree.