Ever since I set up a home of my own I've had strings of red beads. Yards and yards of them. I festoon the Christmas tree with them in tiers. Recently we've had small Christmas trees so that means there are strings of beads left over.
I have them draped in double rows across the windows and hanging from the cup-hooks on the big sideboard.
Sometimes I think I go overboard with these things but that never stops me!