A Fete for All Seasons: Winter

The shelves are a half-inch thick and are different sizes (a fifteen-inch square and a two-foot square). The bottoms of both shelves are frosted for contrast, but a similar effect could be achieved with clear plastic or even a different color or type of material. Small holes drilled in each corner about a quarter-inch from the edge accommodate the nearly invisible plastic line (fishing wire) that suspends them from the ceiling. Shelves, from Canal Street Plastics, 212-925-1032.