Greenery and Kissing Balls

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Highlighting Emma Lane’s thoughts on historical holiday decor.

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Seasonal Decorations.  My pulse quickens as the holidays approach. It sparks my imagination. In my “real” world I play (work) with flowers and decorations weekly. One of my favorites for Thanksgiving is a ceramic rooster which I fill with dried flowers. My family hooted when they saw ‘his majesty’ poised in the middle of the table, but they grew to love him. I already prowl the yard looking for red berries and pine cones as Christmas approaches.

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In Regency days, no Christmas tree had made an appearance, but they decorated with evergreen boughs and garlands. A favorite was a kissing ball created from greenery, berries, and mistletoe bound together with red ribbons. Since I live in a house where mistletoe isn’t a necessary hint, we skip, but greenery is welcome. Who doesn’t love the pungent spicy fragrance of pine boughs to create the seasonal mood while a petite bouquet of dried flowers accents a garland? I love pine bouquets with Christmas balls and red berries, so easy to arrange for a festive table.

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81YtN7LoaL._UX250_-237x300 Guest Author Highlighting History Emma Lane shares her love for writing with her love for beautiful flowers. She understand Melanie, a character in SCANDALOUS DESIGN who is balancing a career choice against a life long mate. Who can blame either of them for wanting it all? Ms. Lane lives in Western NY near beautiful Niagara Falls.

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One thought on “Greenery and Kissing Balls

  1. Thanks so much for your hospitality, Caroline. It’s a fun blog. May your seasonal holidays be gracious and full of love and fun.

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