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Five Festive Mantels: A Modern Twist

For many people the fireplace, as well as the Christmas tree, plays a crucial role in Christmas celebrations. After all, both go back to the earlier pagan Yuletide festival when a large log or, in some cases, a whole tree was burnt in an open hearth over a number of days. Today, whether we have a real fire or not, the mantel is often a focal point for festive decoration and adornment. Here we feature five such mantels, each beautifully…


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Five Festive Mantels: A Take on Tradition

For many people the fireplace, as well as the Christmas tree, plays a crucial role in Christmas celebrations. After all, both go back to the earlier pagan Yuletide festival when a large log or, in some cases, a whole tree…


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Five Festive Mantels: Blending Old with New

For many people the fireplace, as well as the Christmas tree, plays a crucial role in Christmas celebrations.   After all, both go back to the earlier pagan Yuletide festival when a large log or, in some cases, a whole…


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Over the decades, visitors to Bermuda have often been struck by the chimneys that dominate our traditionally built Bermuda cottages. In 1923, one such visitor from Harvard, John S. Humphreys, published his book Bermuda Houses, apparently "at the request of…


Holidays

DIY: Cedar Vase

Cedar greens picked from your garden or by the wayside are terrific for holiday decorating. On their own or combined with other hearty greens commonly grown in Bermuda, cedar greens will stimulate your imagination to create the simplest or the…

Holidays

DIY Log Candleholders with Sparkling Candles

Cedar greens picked from your garden or by the wayside are terrific for holiday decorating. On their own or combined with other hearty greens commonly grown in Bermuda, cedar greens will stimulate your imagination to create the simplest or the…