Category Archives: Floral Arranging

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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Decorating the White House- Past and Present

Volunteering at the White House to decorate for the holidays is a bucket list for many people. Find out how easy it is to volunteer and the best way to get accepted. 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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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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Succulent Pumpkins for the Fall

Pumpkins and succulents are a natural pairing for indoor arrangements or porch decor. Continue reading

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Dried Flowers 101

The art of dried flowers is coming back in fashion. Find out which flowers dry best with little effort to last for years to come. Continue reading

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Spring Floating Beauties

Bowl floral arrangements are easy to put together even for the floral challenged. Dramatic and perfect for parties, you just need a large wide bowl and a few flowers. 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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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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