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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Deco or Traditional

From a horticultural standpoint, there’s lots of ways to bring color and festivity into your home. But are you the deco or traditional type? Readers, take notice. This post is meant so I can hear from you!

Let’s start with the tree question. Do you use real or imitation? Both have pros and cons so tell me why you choose what you do. The number one reason folks like real versus imitation is a tree's scent. Is this your number one reason, too?  

Poinsettias are the big seller during the holiday season but would you opt for the traditional red, white or deco blue? 

Wreaths and Mistletoe – do you decorate with one or both and are your greens real, too?

Name your favorite holiday decorating tradition. I’ve just learned from this past Turkey feast that using reverse psychology works with everything. It's always cloth tablecloths, napkins and glassware too. But to save on some clean-up, I opted to go paper/plastic. Not one guest spilled a thing. Go figure. For holiday parties and open houses, what do you like to use?

I'm with keeping the holidays stress and worry free. Take Larry Wilde’s advice. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” So whether it's deco or traditional, keep it simple and just let the holidays be!

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Roni said...

We use an artificial tree...real trees make for allergy symptoms here! Also- I use glass, and cloth all the time, for everything!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the feedback, Roni. Allergies are probably a big reason to go imitation. Plus no bugs or needles.

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