How to trim the house with greens for Christmas
These are the most time-honored and the most handsome of all Christmas decorations, says the Chicago Tribune. The doorway into the dining room may be transformed with a long long rope of evergreens and some holly berries. The rope may be draped about the door and perhaps carried over the framework of a window and brought down to the edge of a mantelpiece. The other end will perhaps be looped back and brought over a brass sconce, then fastened with a bunch of holly tied with a streaming scarlet ribbon.
From another doorway, also draped with hemlock rope, suspend a Christmas bell of holly with mistletoe for a clapper, which will involve many entertaining complications during the festal day.
A coarse fish net tacked along the side of a stairway and stuck with branches of holly and laurel, branches of laurel and cedar, becomes charming.
Wreaths of laurel and holly tied with scarlet ribbons are beautiful in the windows; one on the front door just below the knocker (when there is a knocker) is delightful.
A row of little pine trees breast-high along each side of a wide wall is one woman’s effective Christmas treatment of her house.
Anywhere and everywhere belong the ropes of hemlock and holly bunches, which are as appropriate to a 2 by 4 flat as they are a twenty-roomed mansion.
A Nuremberg Christmas tree is a distinct beauty on a Christmas drawing room or at a childrens Christmas table. It is made of stiff green wire covered with green, and comes in a wooden pot and measures three feet or less. It is a blaze of cheerful glory when lighted, and can be folded and packed away and rise again for many successive Christmases.
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Publication: The Citizen (Berea, Ky.)
Publication date: November 17, 1904