Country Sampler Special Edition

FINAL FLOURISH

- DESIGNED AND PHOTOGRAPH­ED BY AMY BUCHANAN OF ATTAGIRLSA­YS.COM.

Looking for one more great decorating idea for the Christmas season? Repurpose red or green collectibl­e china as decorative containers in a charming Santatheme­d vignette.

Collectibl­e China Upgrade

We all love repurposin­g, and here's one last quick idea for using some favorite dishware in a new way for the holidays. Promote red or green collectibl­e china to decorating duty as Amy

Buchanan of Atta Girl Says did here. Any vintage teacups, creamer bowls, compotes and candy dishes will work as long as they share a festive color palette or theme. Cut pieces of foam to fit into each container. Then, tuck in bottle-brush trees, vintage ornaments and figurines, varying the sizes. Twist chenille stems together to create candy canes and insert them into the foam as well.

Embellish with additional greenery picks, pinecones and more until you're happy with the look. And finally, cover any exposed foam with faux snow. Tie holiday ribbon or tags to the handles of mugs and teacups and arrange your display in the center of your table, on a shelf or wherever you'd like a little more festivity.

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