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dt. The best e start with a little forethought, and meaa a lot of fun By Jenette Meneely decorations. Good themes offer a certain amount Have you ever admired those trees of flexibility, as narrowing your theme you see in specialty shops and depart- too much can lead to frustration when ment stores and wanted to create one you search for the materials you need. for yourself? Well, as complicated and Pick a theme you really love, as part "designer" as those trees may look, cre- of saving money is using the decora- ating one for yourself is simple, if the tions year after year process is broken down into steps. It can also turn into a hobby, collect- And, believe it or not, the key to cre- ing decorations all year long at craft ating those fabulous trees starts with fairs, specialty shops, and those odd the kid in you: unlock that creativity, corners you fmd. and throw open the doors to new ideas. Family and friends will quickly And, like a kid, don't forget to overdo notice your theme and begin giving it. An adult's sense of economy and you git accordingly, caution don't belong in creating a fabu- lous, memorable tree. Some good theme ideas may be: Following are some suggestions on ways you can bring that polished and Time periods, like Victorian, 1950s art beautiful look into your home, without deco, colonial spending months designing it, and Styles, like country, modern, eclectic, without breaking the bank to pay for it: natural Passions, like horses, dogs, cats, teddy Pick a theme bears, toy trucks, rocking horses, carousel horses, dolls, cookie cutters, Often, picking a theme can dictate candy, Santa Claus, reindeer, nutcrack- the decorations of the entire tree, and spill over into table, mantle and other ers, doves, angels Ornament styles, like Russian glass, Fresh Meat Fresh Produce Cold Beer & Sodas Soda Fountain Videos Fishing & Camping Gear Stocking Stuffers Select a theme. The stores are filled with ideas to suit practically idea, or make your own decorations. crystal, brass, enamel, silver, porcelain Pick one to three colors: Picking colors can be difficult, so look to your theme for inspiration. Themes like Victorian often use jewel tones, like burgundy and rose pink, or rich creams. 1950s style may use silver. flamingo pink and turquoise blue. A 1970s tree may use avocado green, orange, and earth brown. The fewer colors you use, the more formal your tree will look. Three col- ors will be vibrant, rich and interest- ing. Two colors will have good con- trast, and, properly placed, and spaced on the tree, will look dramatic. One color will look classic, formal ning. More than three colors will most likely look confusing and jumbled. However, personal preference-sho rule over appearance, so get funky il you feel it. Colors you pick should also metal preferences. For instance white ornament selection with silver will look cool, fl'osb: and ice-like. same white with gold will look old-fashioned, and warm. See Trees, QUINCY TOW SERVICE & Your Friendly Hooker ~~=-~,~ Emergency Towing ,, RV & Truck Towing 24 hr. Auto & Boat Repair ~ Brian Wood (~0) 283"1162 612 W Maill P.O. Box Technician Rob & Doreene Wood, owners Quincy, CA