Nov 6, 2009

Turkey Trot 6 - Old Keys

Steven Depolo -

Have you considered adding old keys to your Holiday tablescapes?  The aesthetic pleasures of these rustic and nostalgic treasures upstage our modern house keys by far.  Old keys are currently making a decorating statement and can easily be found at flea markets and antique stores.

Use aged keys in just about any vignette.  Assemble them on old trays, in glass jars, beneath a cloche, hung from nails in pleasing arrangements, or as tie backs for curtains.  Even mixed media artists include old and faux antique keys as design elements.

Combine these with Holiday feasts by using 1 to 3 antique keys as napkin rings.  Simply loop them together with new or vintage ribbon.  An imaginative ice breaker could involve having each guest share a story about what their keys once unlocked.

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