One of the many things I love (and appreciate) about Christmas decorating is the help I get..my daughter Courtney, decorates all of the family room, and my husband, Steve, sets up the trees and most of the garlands. It doesn't look like this when he pulls it out of the box. The greenery is older--before they came with lights attached to them. So he has to re-attach and connect the lights, makes sure they are all evenly distributed and then wires it to the banister, calling me to check to make sure it "swoops" in all the right places! :-)
And then I get the fun part..decorating the greens. Winston's favorite part is being in the pictures!
I usually buy a few things at 75% after Christmas the year before to add to the garland. But this year I found this sparkly red ivy pick at Michael's for 50% off and bought a few..
The Poinsettia, bird's nest, berries, and mesh ribbon have adorned this garland for years..
And on the other side of the banister that faces the sitting room, I stuck in wine colored roses to compliment the colors from there.
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"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge