Pinterest: More than a way to waste time, plan weddings
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It has been called “electronic hoarding” and the “most creative way to waste time on the computer.” It helps people around the world find and share innovative ideas and sometimes provides a much-needed giggle or motivational boost.

But what’s the real deal with the hype surrounding the Internet site Pinterest? Is it beneficial in any way, or is it truly just a more creative means of killing time?

Although the Pinterest website has been online for about three years, its current level of popularity seems to be a fairly recent phenomenon. With the site’s growth in popularity has come a sense of camaraderie between pinners everywhere.

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Home Style: Two crisp, clean ideas for winter centerpieces
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When I’m not using my dining table for entertaining, I like to keep it decorated with a centerpiece that is eye-catching but understated, something that harmonizes with the season. For January and February, those quiet months nestled between the opulence of holiday decorating and the vibrancy of spring decor, I prefer a centerpiece that is clean and crisp but intriguing.

Here are two great winter-centerpiece looks to inspire you.
A treasure trove of textures
Start with a medium-sized wooden dough bowl. Wooden dough bowls are one of my top decorating tools because they can be used over and again in new and different ways in year-round decorating. I keep one on top of the bookcase in my study to hold seasonal greens. I also use them when I entertain to hold iced drinks. They are rugged and chunky and look marvelous paired with any accents in any style of home.

Next, we filled the back half of the dough bowl with a tumble of wicker accents to give us touchable texture in a monochromatic color palette. Be sure to create a visual high point in your display. We positioned a bottle in the center that is almost standing straight up.

I’m captivated by bottles encased in natural reeds because the organic lines and patterns are so rich. It’s easy to tuck a bottle or two into an existing display, maybe on a mantel or…………… continues on Henrietta Post

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