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Decorating, goes to greatqengths every year without too much fuss or expense By Victoria Metcalf She believes in using what she has on hand, what's come her way during Every holiday means something spe- the year, and what's she's found on cial to Jenny Bennett, of Quincy. sale. Family and friends are precious, plan- This year one of her decorating ning gifts that are just right is part of schemes will include galvanized buck- the adventure, but for Bennett, the true ets. meaning of the holidays kicks in when Bennett helped a friend plan her dec- she starts assessing her treasures and orations for her wedding this year, and begins to decorate, buckets in all shapes and sizes were "I'm a decorator. I like to decorate," used to hold flowers. Bennett said. '2 need to use these for something," "I do like Christmas for putting she ventured. together a theme," she added. Having those around the house is And each year she produces a special more than Bennett can bear, so in one theme for her East Quincy home, and fashion or another they will fred their has since she was in her early 20s. way into this year's planning. "Everybody always has a collection," "I may be doing yellow this year," Bennett said, "whether they think they she said. "I happen to have yellow rib- do or not." bon that matches the wallpaper in my Bennett starts her decorating by first bedroom." planning what she wants to do. And that includes looking over her own col- Getting started lections of china, antique ornaments, Bennett is serious when she recom- spools of lace, and digging deep into mends that people should take careful her boxes of ornaments and other dec- stock of the things they have at home. orations. Bits of china--a teacup collection, your holiday this Christmas with these salon services from... HAIR CARE NAIL CARE PEDICURES MASSAGE TANNING Hair care products Bath & body products (makes a great gift) 164 E. Sierra, Hwy 70, Portola 832-0325 Customized gift also availal for a day in the salon, Jenny Bennett loves to decorate especially during the holiday flowers are always part of her plans. Jenny Bennett's mother, Susie Bennett, gets her daughter to house for her at Christmas. plates, vases, bowls--look wonderful "See what you have," she said. when they're brought out of the cup- One year Bennett board and become part of an arrange- glass balls in magenta and gold, ment scheme with ribbon, boughs or that were on hand, and other ornaments, colors and the ornaments in her "Cover your table top with it," she day house. recommended, or the buffet. Clear glass is also a winner because Free things it allows colors to shine through with- Bennett believes in out adding another color to the plan. she calls "free things, Bits of silver can also be considered. By this she means leaves Imagine the luster of a silver teapot, a boughs, acorns, sugar bowl, a bowl with ornaments, or and anything else that appeals to an artistically arranged set of spoons? Depending on the theme she'S Or suppose bird nests are part of the arrived at, the look she wants collection? Just think of way to include and the color scheme, she them into a holiday decorating plan. porates nature into her plans. Bennett recommends that individu- "One year I had tons of als go through their Christmas decora- mixed in red leaves with them tions. Begin by putting all of the same said about using some of the colored Christmas balls into piles-- ornaments she talked about gold ones in one area, red in another. See Flair,