cutest appetizer ever, no translation needed! use star shapes of various sizes & using a toothpick, stack big to small, sliding lettuce, cheeses & fillings in between. Stick a cheese star on top of toothpick end to hold it all together.
"Swedish Christmas" -- This gorgeous gingerbread tablescape was the centerpiece of a Swedish feast. Click through for more views of individual houses, plus the menu and details of the dinner. It's all about the gingerbread houses.
candy cane vase - Stretch a rubber band around a cylindrical vase, then stick in candy canes until you can't see the vase. Tie a silky red ribbon to hide the rubber band. Fill with red and white roses or carnations. Good hostess gift for holiday parties.