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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Taking The Stairs And Decorating Them

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 11:22 AM

Come sit with me for awhile and see what I’m bringing to the table…

Hmm … How to work off some of that turkey dinner? I’ve got it. Instead of using the treadmill,  I’ll take the stairs; and while I run the stairs, I might as well decorate them for the holiday’s. Right? Sooooo here is the first installment of my holiday decor. It took no less than 35 trips up these stairs to put this staircase into a festive mode. Yes indeedy, I kid you not. Phew!

Some of you may recognize the folk art painting on the wall, as the same one that is in my new book a collection of… Tableofferings (on Amazon,, and to create a visual flow from the book that sits just below the banister that in turn brings the eye up to the painting and at the same time to the tricked out banister. 

My approach to creating a tablescape, staircase, or a picnic in front of the fireplace are all approached with one thought in mind—to make it magical. With a combination of frosted garland, silver metallic garland, copper glittered pine-cones, gorgeous sage with gold accented fabric, snowflakes, mother-of-pearl ornaments … wait …let me catch my breath.

More of what went on this banister creation reads like the who’s who of decorative “stuff. ” Ready, here goes. Fresh—yes, yes—fresh eucalyptus branches. Go ahead, close your eyes, and take a deep cleansing breath. Yes sure, take another one, I’m good with breathing deep. Along with the eucalyptus, I tucked bundles of extremely long twisted wine vines, here and there—and—then caught it all up in the twinkle of my absolute best buddies, the battery driven mini-lights.

I snapped the second photo here from the top of my staircase, so as to give you all a different perspective of my banister creation. Take note of my little guardian angel, serenely sitting beneath the banister for all to see. There are a few more ingredients that I haven’t mentioned —beads. Yup, necklaces strung here, there and everywhere creating another place for conversation and speculation. Stay tuned for my next holiday project.

My new book, a collection of… Tableofferings from the go-to expert tablescaper is finally out and available on on Amazon ( in E-book and hardcover.

For the kiddies in your life … it’s all about those adorable sisters. Listen to my children’s books live radio interview I Am Sooo Lucky!!! available now on Amazon Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 

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