During the holiday season, your home likely smells of fresh-baked cookies and pine needles—why not add one more lovely smell to the mix? Consider decorating your home and tree with fresh-cut flowers. We spoke with a local florist for some tips on beautifying your home with fresh or even permanent flowers.
It’s that time of year, when everyone loves being merry with family and friends at holiday parties. Instead of bringing the traditional bottle of wine, try going the extra mile with a unique hostess gift from Patina. Your hosts will love receiving a gift that can be shared with partygoers and used throughout the season.
For a holiday staple, try locally made peppermint bark from B.T. McElrath Chocolatier. One piece costs only $1.95, so you can bring as many of these tasty treats as you would like to the party.
Haute Flower Boutique owners Bridget Connell and Marsha Hunt suggest making outdoor arrangements festive by adding fresh evergreens, spruce tips and cedar. Give outdoor pots the holiday treatment by adding tree lights. This will create a lovely glow and excellent first impression for your holiday guests. Any leftover greens can be used inside; small sprigs add a rustic touch when adorning place settings or tucked into dinner napkins.