Tassels, pom-poms, glitter . . . some think Vegas; we think garland! With the holiday season (and your guests) soon arriving, hang double-duty decor — perfect for dressing up your digs this Fall and enjoying well through the new year! Any one of these eight garlands will give you your money's worth, versatile enough to hang, wrap, string, and celebrate all year long. Click through to pick a favorite!
Pottery Barn's extended Black Friday sale comes to a close today, so you've got a few more hours to save 20 percent off all ornaments, garlands, and wreaths. I adore this Silver and Gold Mercury Ball Ornament ($8, from $10) with a hand-etched snowflake pattern. And I'm also sure that this Live Eucalyptus and Berry Wreath ($79, from $99) smells like heaven. Pick up just a few items and you'll be on the fast track to a sophisticated holiday! Here are some of my favorites from the sale:
Trees and wreaths are old hat. Why not add some further greenery in or around your home by decking the halls with garlands? Christmas garlands are a tradition brought from Europe by early American settlers and were usually hung after the Fall harvest. Selling garlands made of spruce, pine, and cedar boughs also were a source of income for many rural families. While there are plenty of artificial garlands on the market today, my favorites are still the garlands made from natural materials.