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Making Christmas Plant Decorations by Elizabeth Jones
Holidays

Making Christmas Plant Decorations by Elizabeth Jones

Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly. The only trouble is that in Bermuda, thanks to no bleak midwinter, we don’t have much holly and, as far as I know, absolutely no mistletoe. Holly is an important part of British Christmas decorations because of its mediaeval Christian symbolism—the white blossom representing the Virgin Mary’s purity, the red berries Christ’s blood and the prickly leaves the crown of thorns. Never mind. Our mild winters allow us a…


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A Farm-to-Table Holiday Feast

Celebrating the holidays at home is all the more meaningful with ingredients sourced from local farmers, fishermen and beekeepers. Classic Roast TurkeyLocal farmer Tom Wadson pasture-raises his turkeys at his farm in Southampton and harvests them in time for Christmas.…


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Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies are fairly easy to make and when wrapped in cellophane and festive ribbon, make a great gift for family and friends.  Ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt2 sticks unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4…


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9 Things to Make or Bake for the Holidays

Celebrate the season with these nine creative and festive things you can create and craft this Christmas.  Basket of GreensPerfect arrangement for a holiday dining table or side table. Line the bottom of a vintage wicker basket with soaked oasis.…


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All that Glitters: Kim Hughes’ Art Deco Home at Christmas

Some houses are perfect for Christmas decorations and Kimberly Hughes’s condominium at Deepdene is one of them. It’s not that she transforms her home into a Christmas extravaganza of red and green and glitter. Other than a few pops of…

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The Bermudian’s Vintage Christmas Ads

Since 1930, The Bermudian has celebrated all that is best about Bermuda, including the many businesses that have featured advertisements within our magazine. Here are a few of our favourite vintage ads from Christmases gone by.