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ble for decorating. • • • Ribbon is a must, but she doesn't believe in spending a lot of money on • from page 14 it. This also makes it easy to stash rich. away and select something different for weeks ago selectingthe next time around. 3red leaves which she As Bennett decorates almost every flat. She thinks they room in her house, she Uses the same of this year's plans, colors and the same ribbon. things Bennett col-She loves plaid ribbon, but she's ghs she gathers to add learned it just doesn't belong with her cular arrangements . bathroom decor. Therefore, she leaves the windows, out the ribbon as she makes even that garland," Bennett room a little more festive. Dealing with wire and the Bennett also uses fabric for decorat- to twist fresh greenery ing. Here again, she picks up pieces as shapes takes more she finds them on sale. she's willing to spend. "I use fabrics a lot," she said. does instead is to stackAn ironed sheet may suddenly neatly on top of one anoth- become a table cloth, or a scarf works windowsills, to create a perfect bow. Fresh flowers ieves in buying As a floral designer, Bennett believes on sale or for as little as possi- in fresh flowers for every occasion. Simple floral arrangements are to outtings, volunteering beat high costs of are gearing up for a a season. This year, we'll more fun, and At least, commercials say. And paying off holiday three to four months, t have to be that way. and one ways to cel- -~ holidays frugally--that is, an arm, a leg and buy gifts for family and clean est ways in which to g the holidays is in Parties are fun, but messy. After all, who's up after everyone has what about all of o many free or very fru- gal holiday celebrations that you don't have to spend much money on them at all. Here are some ideas: • Parades--They're free and loads of fun. Packed with tourists and other frugal-minded folks, take you're own hot chocolate and snacks and have a ball. • Town celebrations--Many towns have an opening ceremony to kick off the season. These can include anything from a great tree-trimming party to free, outdoor concerts by local musi- cians and choirs. • Grab the kids and the neighbors and take a walking or driving tour of local decorations. • Watch the local paper or church bul- letins for plays, parties and special ser- vices during the holidays. • Volunteer opportunities are all over the place, but if none of them suit you, GOD BLF_s$ 313 Stop in December for Hot Cider and Cookies! ( J'ree, • "The Mountain" Organic Cotton T-Shirts • Beautil:ul Gil~tware, Dolphins & Fairies • See Our New "Cabin in the woods" Collection • Cards Galore! • Herbs & Supplements Fabulous New Selection of G/I)'I:II - ' STW00D BIRCH ST. * DOWNTOWN M/IES'l'VVOOD * 2S~6-3784 The tame is ready for Christmas dinner at the home of Susie and Court Bennett of Quincy. The festive tree glows in the background. Jenny Bennett spends hours decorating her mother's home, as well as her own. her liking, said she's never received more compli- ments. When Bennett was first getting into Sharing with others the spirit of decorating for the holi- Bennett is more than willing to days, one of her f'n'st themes was cen. share her decorating expertise with tered around black velvet, others. Candies wrapped in turquoise, She decorates her mother's Main bright pink and yellow were part of Street house every year for the holi- the theme; never showing up better days. than against the dark color. And she's helped advise other She admits using black velvet at friends. Christmas is a little extreme, but she The Hottest New Trtles Bestsellers Books For Kids & Teens Holiday Ornaments and Decor, Cards & Boxed Notes and So Much More for the Holidays Simply the Best Gift Selection to be Found OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM 373 W. Main Street • Quincy • 283-2665