"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold everything is softer and more beautiful."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
Try as I might, I cannot take a decent photo of the Christmas tree, so I looked elsewhere for inspiration. Last summer I read about placing items in the bottom of a glass canning jar and photographing the contents. So I thought...
I wonder...what if I frosted the cranberries and placed them in stemware? One egg and a bit of water mixed together and brushed on to cranberries became the glue for sugar.
Frosted cranberries look so elegant. *snap*
I wonder...what if I put a few frosted cranberries in the bottom of a martini glass... *snap*
I wonder...what if I dipped the lip of the glasses into water and then sugar to create an icy edge...*snap*
Hmmm...there's silver dragees waiting to be added to cookies. What if? *snap*
I had such fun experimenting and snapping photos. I ended up making a centerpiece using the clear glass stemware with edges sugared. One glass even has drips that look like ice melting. I filled the glasses with frosted and unfrosted cranberries. Silver dragees line a flute and hold a candle in place. The look is elegant and quite lovely on a creamy white placemat. I'm thinking the same could be done using crushed hard candies and candy canes.
I hope everyone is enjoying this last weekend before Christmas day!