Saturday, December 5, 2009

December to Remember Day 5: Getting Ready for the Newspaper

I was lucky enough to be asked to write a free lance list of my top tips for Christmas Tree decorating, and tomorrow they'll be coming to take pictures of me and the house for the story which should run next week.
As you can imagine, I'm running around frantically trying as best I can to pick up all the stray bits of glitter. Updates to follow...
Tip 1: The More, The Better!
It's hard to imagine that this tip, beyond all others, will take your tree from blah to ah! But it simply is the number one secret to creating a designer tree. Repeating like ornaments has a huge impact on the beauty of a tree. It gives a tree color, shape, and interest. Keep in mind that ornaments in sizes ranging from small to large are most appealing to the eye, while a myriad of luster and sheens keep the tree interesting and different even when the same colors are used. Even though you'll find that oversized ornaments may cost a bit more, you won't need many and the pairing is nothing short of stunning.


  1. Oh My Gosh Artie...
    I am so proud of you. Now when the paper comes out, I want you to buy one for me, autograph it and send it to me, PLEASE??? Scott, you make sure he does it.

    I will be thinking of you guys tomorrow. How exciting that you are going to get a little much deserved recognition for all that you do with decorating. I am so proud.

    Have fun. Take a deep breath, get some sleep tonight so you are fresh and rarin to go tomorrow.

    Love ya guys...Sherry

  2. Artie -- I'm so excited for you -- your house is absolutely fantastic and I can't think of a better person to give holiday decorating tips!

    Do please share the article with us when it is published!

  3. This is wonderful. We can talk journalism some time....I was a long time writer for newspapers/magazines covering interior design and weddings, etc.
    And yes, the more.....the more....more is more. At least on trees.
    And you incorporated the word "myriad," one of my personal favorites!

  4. Oh what a treat for all of the newspaper readers. Do we get to see the article? I hope you share. At least take a ton of pics to show us. Congratulations!!!! Hugs, Marty

  5. I can't believe you're going to be featured in the paper again. Well yeah, I can believe it, but how exciting! Woot woot!

    Justine :o )

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  7. WOW. You've become so famous that investment firms are contacting you like the comment above mine! lol. Artie, we are all proud of you and know that you will do great! Don't forget to share it with us.
    G in CT

  8. Add me to the list of proud! They are lucky to have you, Artie =) Very lucky.
    xo Isa