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Ted’s Tip No. 93

Share your gifts. If you love baking, make a pie for someone. If painting brings you happiness, give one of your works to a friend. By sharing our gifts, we spread so much joy, in both big and small ways. Never undervalue what might come easy to you, which in turn will be cherished by someone else, prompting them to share a gift they possess. It becomes a beautifully enlightened circle of giving.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 92

A little silver polish goes a long way to melting the stress away. Plus you end up breathing shiny new life into silver that you had put away and can now lovingly enjoy again. 



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 91

Bags of fruit, such as oranges or apples, can often be quite a deal for the quantity received. Create a still life on a platter in your living room or entry hall, encouraging guests to help themselves as they depart your dinner or party. A sweet & thoughtful, and healthy, good-bye. 



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 90

Good design is as much about what you take away as what you add. Edit, edit, edit.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 89

A gallery wall can be a mixture of all sorts of art and ephemera. The unifying element is that you love all the pieces in the assortment. 



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 88

Winter is often a time when fresh flowers are less readily available. This is when a quick spin through your yard or neighborhood can produce a welcoming still-life from things that have dried. A quick snip, snip and you are on your way to a little natural visual interest.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 87

So often in design, if one is good, two is better.  The strength in the duo makes the combo a winning visual.  



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 86

Notice and revel in the divine details, as there are so many swirling around us all the time. We just have to see them.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 85

Saying thank you often is such a simple & gracious action.  



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 84

For a super easy hit of Holiday spirit, simply take whole cloves and press them into the skin and dot them around an orange.  The scent of the clove oil mixing with the oils & juices of the citrus is heavenly. Make a few or many.  They look swell clustered in a bowl or give as little gifts.