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Gathering Greenery for Christmas

“Wreathes and table centerpieces made from natural materials such as hazelnuts still in the husk; cones from hemlocks, white pines, and other types of evergreens; sweet gum balls; sycamore balls milkweed pods; old wasp nests; small bird nests, and the like were standard decorative features of Christmas. So were wreaths made from grape vines and then interlaced with evergreens or sprigs of holly. The sycamore and sweet gum balls could also be dipped in a flour and water mixture and…

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