August 27, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609809377
ISBN - 13: 9780609809372
From the Publisher
Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the words and tunes of Christmas carols run through our heads, cheering us on and reminding us of the joys of celebrating with friends and family. These beloved songs are the theme for this book, a wonderful collection of craft, cooking, and decorating ideas. The fun starts with “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a project based on the memorable gifts presented in the song. “Deck the Halls” focuses on using holly in unusual centerpieces and decorations. And whether they listen to Bing Crosby crooning in the background or create their own chorus, families will enjoy preparing a classic “White Christmas” aglow with white decorations and featuring white foods. As always, color photographs and clear directions make every project a joy to create.
About the Author
Martha Stewart was born on August 3, 1941, in Jersey City, New Jersey. her family moved to Nutley, where she was raised, and where she discovered her passion for cooking gardening and housekeeping. She won a partial scholarship to Barnard College in New York City, and earned her bachelor's degree in history and architectural history. While in school, Stewart worked as a model to pay her tuition. She began her college career intending to study chemistry, but later switched to art, European history and architectural history. After graduation, she continued a successful modeling career, doing television commercials for Breck, Clairol, Lifebuoy soap and Tareyton cigarettes. In 1965, her daughter was born, and Stewart quit modeling, In 1967 she began a successful second career as a stockbroker, her father-in law's profession. Andrew Stewart, her husband, founded a publishing house and served as chief executive of several others. When the stock market began to falter, Stewart and her family moved to Westport, Connecticut in 1972. She developed a catering business first in partnership with a friend from college days, and then on her own. In ten years this business, which she ran out of the basement of her farmhouse, had become a $1 million enterprise. She also opened a retail store in Westport to sell specialty foods and supplies for entertaining. Her unique visual presentation of food and the elegant recipes she created for her catered events were the basis for her first book, "Ent