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Fruits of the Season

New England florist Michael Maskery, of The Frugal Flower in Sudbury, Massachusetts, helps Linda and Joe Harris ready their Nottingham, New Hampshire, home for their annual holiday open house. “It gets bigger and better every year,” Michael says. “The people who saw it last year will see something new this year.” Here, he shares some of his favorite techniques for creating Colonial Christmas decor:

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Honeyed Figs

Put something delicious on the table with this farm-to-table recipe from North Carolina restaurateur and owner of Coon Rock Farm.

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Decorating Secret
Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride

Elevate an old sleigh seat atop a low trunk at the foot of a bed to serve as the foundation for a whimsical vignette.


What area of your home are you most excited to decorate for the holidays?

Christmas tree