Traditional look never goes out of style

  • Anthony Engel of Plainfield wants a new look for this living room, starting with the fireplace.

    Anthony Engel of Plainfield wants a new look for this living room, starting with the fireplace.

  • Treetime's Wexford wreaths and garlands help create that traditional fireplace look to celebrate the holidays.

    Treetime's Wexford wreaths and garlands help create that traditional fireplace look to celebrate the holidays. Photos Courtesy of Treetime Christmas Creations

  • This traditional Christmas nutcracker sets the stage for a fireplace mantel.

    This traditional Christmas nutcracker sets the stage for a fireplace mantel.

 
By Anthony Engel of Plainfield
Posted11/17/2019 6:00 AM

I really want to update that fireplace! That's a 2020 project for me and would be sweet timing if I could win this contest instead ;)

Design by Treetime Christmas Creations

 

Expert: Laurie Kane, owner, www.treetime.com

Set a festive mood for holiday celebrating. Start with the Wexford Collection. Place the Treetime 7½-foot Wexford artificial Christmas tree, a natural looking tree with the most realistic needles and a layered edge perfect for decorating, by the window.

For the fireplace, add the Treetime Wexford wreath and garland. Decorate all the greenery with a traditional theme by mixing plaid ribbon, red berries, gold ornaments and pine cones.

Finally, create a tablescape with a nutcracker advent calendar, trendy "orbs" of greenery and black candlesticks, most of which can be used year-round, to complete the look.

Suggestions

• 7½-foot Treetime pre-lit Wexford artificial Christmas tree

• Treetime Wexford wreath and garland

• In greenery, use plaid ribbon, berries, pine cones and other assorted floral picks, and gold ornaments

• Tablescape: Nutcracker advent calendar, greenery orbs, black candlesticks, battery operated candle, black and white runner, and red embellished ribbon

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