I hate it when all the pretty Christmas decorations have been taken down. Suddenly, dull winter really looms. So, I like to create something that embraces the season.
Cut glass is so attractive when it catches and reflects light. It reminds me of ice. For winter, I keep my open hutch full of Depression Glass, and various cut glass dishes that I have collected over the years.
Before I put up the glass, I line the shelves with clear, tiny Christmas lights. A few small brads wedged into the crack between the shelf and the back of the hutch keep the lights anchored. I place the heaviest items (lead crystal) at the edges to help secure the lights.
During the long, dark nights of winter, when I am in the mood for a bit of twinkle, I plug in the lights, creating an icy reflection, a winter wonderland on my hutch.