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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh My Stars!

It's the week of Thanksgiving and I'm cooking, cleaning, blogging, and making stars!  Well, it wouldn't be a holiday at our house without these geometric sparkles at each table setting.  I place one at each table setting (this year in festive fall oranges and browns) to decorate the table.  They make wonderful bowl fillers too.  One bowl in the center of our table will overflow with German Stars.   (I'll take photos of Thanksgiving table settings and post that at a later date, but due to time limitations right now, I'll post a few other German Star photos).

I started making stars for a dinner party about five years ago. I needed a bit of sparkle on a budget.  Yet, I wanted something for each guest to bring home to remind them of our time together. Since then, they've become a tradition in our home.  They are the favorite place setting decorations, decorative bowl fillers on the coffee table, and Christmas Tree Ornaments (my favorites!)   We hand them out to the teachers, Sunday School teachers, friends that visit our home to show them they are a star in our lives!
I've made them for wedding favors!  White is a very popular star color this year, as that is what I've made the most of! Strung on clear thread, they look as though they are floating in mid-air.

One of my friends calls me every year as she decorates her tree, to tell me that she has just put the German Star that I made on her tree!  She remembers this star ornament had time and love put into it so it would match our dinner party decor years ago.  She remembers the laughs we had at dinner, and the quality time our families shared together.

A German Star......light-weight, geometrical-origami-magic, created in a rainbow of different colors.  And when they are glittered, they are like a little bit of heaven!

1 comment:

  1. I love these stars, they look like they are just floating around the tree. Love the purple but I don't see any pink!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.


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