During the holiday season, many of us are entertaining in a variety of settings: work, school, home... With some basic supplies in classic colors, it is simple to take any backdrop, counter or buffet to the next level. During the holiday season, I love burgundy, evergreen and gold colors. By scattering ornamental balls, strands of beads, gold votives, dried or fresh orange pieces and evergreen sprigs (which you can often get complimentary at any place that sells Christmas trees!), an event can be dressed up without a lot of supplies or work. And don't forget the traditional treats, such as ginger bread cookies, stolen and mulled wine or cider!