As Christmas draws nearer, add decorations in stages!!
Be creative with fresh Christmas greenery and fresh flowers for your Christmas Decorations!
Decorate the mantle with fresh Christmas greenery, ribbon and flowers. Add the Stockings before Christmas, hanging from stocking holders. Make allowances with heavy greenery, so that after the stockings are filled, they can be removed without leaving big holes in the decorations. After Santa, the mantle still looks finished!
Close to Christmas Day, add red poinsettias next to the front door. The bright poinsettias will welcome any guests. It also adds to the party atmosphere of the Holidays.
Make a progressive fresh Christmas greenery arrangements. Add different blooms to change the look. Make the first selection of blooms peppermint carnations. After a couple of days, add another bloom selection – such as snowflake pom-poms. Add these to the carnations already in place. On Christmas Eve, add red roses and Baby’s Breath to create a full, rich Christmas centerpiece!
Christmas decorations in every room of the home!
This is one of the first reproductions I did of Mother’s Christmas arrangements, when she first opened Rosecliff Florist. That was fifty years ago. I still am amazed at how many she sold back then! But, it is so cute.
It is not difficult to produce. It is created on a sheet of Styrofoam cut to fit the lid of the toilet tank. Artificial snow is installed on the Styrofoam. The most difficult part of this design is finding toilet paper that won’t dissolve when it is painted red. Red is a thick spray paint. This design took 2 coats of paint.
The elves and all secured to the Styrofoam and toilet paper. The branches and greenery also fit snugly into the Styrofoam. This is a great arrangement for the children’s bathroom!
Secret to hanging a wreath on a brick surface!
I was fortunate to work for a fantastic designer not long after Dad closed our florist. He taught me so much about designing we did not accomplish in our business. There are techniques that I never used. This is one of them.
In homes during the 1800’s, hanging pictures on the wall was done utilizing a hanging rail or molding around the ceiling. A hook was used on a wooden rail or molding instead of putting nails in the wall. These rails also could handle the weight of larger pictures without damaging the walls.
Instead of hanging the wreath from a ribbon, I hung this wreath from a fishing line attached to fishhooks. The fishhooks and line can take the weight of a wreath. Many wreaths are light, but as you add more decorations, you also add weight
Because of the transparency of the fishing line, the wreath is emphasized. There are no wires showing from the ceiling. The fishhooks are slender, and blend in with the brick. Removing the wreath is achieved by removing the fishhooks from the rails. Enjoy!