These Halls Are Decked

by Josh on December 15, 2007 · 5 comments

in Fireplace,Ideas

Some friends of ours string garland around the trim in their bungalow and I decided to give it a try at our place this year. I think it turned out pretty well.

Holiday Hearth

The greenery itself isn’t very expensive and it smells wonderful. I used removable adhesive hooks on the top of the columns and mantle to hang wires to hold up the garland without damaging the woodwork. The garland would look even better with some pinecones, berries or ribbons strung with the pine, but that just didn’t fit in this year’s decorating budget. The few extra pine branches that fell out of the garland during the installation I wove into the dining room chandelier.

Greens on Chandelier

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandy December 16, 2007 at 12:50 pm

How very pretty! I can smell that pine all the way over here!


Becky December 16, 2007 at 3:32 pm

it looks marvelous! we hung some cedar greenery around our front door this year and it just adds so much to the holiday decor. i’m tempted to go back and buy some more for our living room and office but i think that might be overkill?


Josh December 16, 2007 at 8:50 pm

@Sandy – Thanks! (and you’re welcome for the smells.)

@Becky – I say go back for more greenery– just make sure to post some pictures so we can see how it turns out.


Elise March 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm

The light fixture in the second photograph – is this original? If not, where did you get it?


Josh March 28, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Hi Elise- the light fixture isn’t original. It is from the Tahoe collection by Hinckley Lighting. We have the 6 light chandelier in the dining room and the 3 light chandelier in the living room. Hinckley lighting is available at brick and mortar lighting stores and online, so you should have no trouble fining them. We got ours at a local lighting shop.

These fixtures certainly aren’t historical reproductions, but we get lots of compliments on them.


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