Emily’s Living Room – A Single String of Lights

April 7, 2017


Recently, peering into the lost and found cabinet up at church, I saw the loveliest Nambe serving set that had been in the cabinet window for a month.

I thought that before it was shipped off to a charity, I’d take a look at the bottom (surely not to see the manufacturer…)  and happened to see a little piece of tape that identified the last name of the owner.  I snapped a photo and sent it to my friend and EUREKA, it was Emily’s bowl.

I was 5 minutes away and dropped it off at her house.

Always on the lookout for fun and outside of the box ways to use Christmas lights and I walked through the door and fell in love with the way Emily uses a single string of light to accent her fireplace.



What a fantastic impact with a single string of 100-count white lights on green wire. Installed with small picture frame nails and looped with the “leftover” lights hidden around the corner, this is a 5-minute project with high impact.

Either white or in your favorite color, switch out the lights for different holidays and parties.

So, reuniting Emily with her wedding-gift serving set and seeing a great light project made the day super-fantastic.




How do you use a single string of lights?

Shellie Gardner
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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