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Let the Holiday Spirit Flow

Every year, Maryann Roche spends a week or two decking the halls of her cheerful Colonial home in New England. "I like to put up a lot of trees," she notes. "I usually have four in the house and then one on the porch. I try to stay within the primitive Colonial style; I like things to flow from room to room, so to speak." Here are a few of the ways she keeps things coordinated:

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Birch-Stick Wreath

Make this woodsy wreath pretty enough to keep out all winter long.

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Country Sampler's Comforts of Home Giveaway!

Create a cozy corner in your country home with Country Sampler!

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Country Sampler's Deck the Halls Giveaway!

Get set for the season with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Snow and Stow

Snow and Stow

For a dual-duty decoration that can store Christmas items in the off-season, paint an old suitcase white, adorn the side with a snowman face and attach a jaunty bow to the handle.

Poll

How many Christmas trees (large or small) do you use to decorate your holiday home?

1-2
 
41.8%
2-3
 
23.7%
3-4
 
17.5%
5 or more
 
16.9%