Holiday Decorating - Traditional Holiday Decorating
Holiday Decorating - Pomegranate and Magnolia-Leaf Garland
Pomegranates are traditionally a symbol of prosperity; Together with magnolia leaves, pine cones, and pheasant feathers, they make a beautiful natural garland to dress up a plain mantel or complement a grand one.
A 4-foot table-top tree sports ornaments that reflect the architectural details of the four houses and the hardware in the room.
Keyhole - Cover - Holiday Christmas Tree Ornaments
A keyhole cover that closely matches one found on the original rim lock on the room's door becomes a holiday Christmas tree ornament with the aid of colorful ribbon. Additional ornaments on the tree include other styles of door-keyhole covers, skeleton keys, and furniture-keyhole covers matching ones on a secretary in the room.
Holiday - Dollhouse Doors
Miniature doors and windows originally made for dollhouses represent the many styles found on the townhouses of Blair House, which span several decades of architectural style.
Tin-Ceiling Tree Planter
Using a tin ceiling tile as inspiration, This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers created a holiday planter box to hold the tabletop tree.
A red tin Christmas tree topper mirrors the tin at the bottom of the assembly.
Decorate Traditional Holiday Medallion Wreaths
Two lightweight, plaster-coated foam ceiling medallions hang in front of the windows like Christmas wreaths. They've been painted on the cheap by mixing sample jars of traditional green paint into glaze to create the look of pine boughs.
Pineapple Wreath Hanger
This over-door wreath hook has a pineapple motif; pineapples were symbols of hospitality in the late-18th and early-19th centuries and often appeared as adornment on trim or wallpaper.
A bowl full of traditional fruits adds a pop of color to the room.
Pomegranates, plain and gold-painted; POM Wonderful. Gold wire mesh bowl with leaf motif.
Reds, Greens, and Flickering Candles
A bay-leaf wreath and faux wood berries bring Christmas color to a plain hurricane-glass candle holder. A flameless LED candle flickers like real but is safe to be left alone in a room—historic or not.
Natural garlands, Magnolia-leaf, pine-cone garland and embroidered stockings turn the mantel into a Christmas centerpiece.
Vintage-style glass ornaments emulate the colorful bangles that were popular in the 1950s.
Hand-knit sweaters and stockings make great holiday decorating ornaments.
Faux oranges look identical to the real deal, but last longer. Great for seasonal decorating and holiday decorating.
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