Category Archives: Decorating Christmas

Illuminating The Season in Colonial Williamsburg

Christmas decorating at Colonial Williamsburg is a tradition that goes back centuries with simple greens and boughs of holly. Only in the twentieth century, has the fruit, nut, and pod bedecked wreaths and swags taken hold and become symbolic of a festive “Williamsburg Christmas” look. Continue reading

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Holly Love-The Art of Wreath Making at McLean Nursery

Holly and wreaths are a natural combo that is iconic of the Yuletide season. Growing over 100 different varieties of holly, McLean Nursery, has the ultimate selection to get you excited about decorating. Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath-Ordinary to Extraordinary

Wreath making is easy by starting with a pre-made base and adding some additional materials found in your landscape, making a custom made wreath for your door. Continue reading

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Deck the Halls-Homemade Decorating for the Holidays

Grab your glue gun, pruners, or pastry bag, and browse your favorite Pinterest boards and blogs. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and I’ll be serving up a hearty helping of crafting inspiration to get your house ready for the onslaught of family and friends. Continue reading

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Boxwood -The Ultimate Green for Christmas

Boxwood greens are the ultimate Christmas decoration. From tabletop trees, to garlands, and wreaths, boxwood lends itself to creating a great looking long lasting decoration. Continue reading

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Decorating “The Palace in the Woods”, Hampton Mansion

Dating back to the eighteenth century, Hampton is a large estate built in the Georgian architectural style, situated in a park like setting in Towson, Maryland. The previous home of seven generations of the prominent Ridgely family, local Garden Clubs use fresh greens and flowers to decorate the mansion for Christmas. Continue reading

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Poinsettia – History and Legends

What is the best selling potted plant in the U.S. and Canada? The Poinsettia is by far the most widely purchased flowering plant with lots of shapes, colors, and uses for decorating. Continue reading

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Mantel Magic

Inspired after decorating at the White House, I decorated my mantel when I returned. Fresh greens, glittery balls and ornaments, and a little imagination is all it takes to make a welcoming festive mantle. Continue reading

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Decorating the White House, 2015-Part 2

Decorating the White House for Christmas is a massive undertaking for lots of volunteers around the country. Find out what it takes to make the magic happen. Continue reading

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Decorating the White House, 2015 -Part 1

Decorating the White House is every designers dream come true. Learn how to volunteer for this fantasy job and how much work is involved in making the magic happen. Continue reading

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