TTHERE’S A MIX of live and artificial greenery, depending on the location it’s to be hung. Unwanted cuttings are collected from
Christmas tree lots and foliage from the gardens of Club members and friends. Last year’s decor included trimmings of cryptomeria,
also known as Japanese cedar, from the home of Kozen’s father as well as Leyland cypress trimmings from various gardens — all with
permission of course.
For the many yards of garland included in the 2018 decor, the committee twisted together three strands of greenery: two strands
of Fraser fir and one strand of Leyland cypress. The ladies positioned the strands of fir with needles pointing in opposite directions to
achieve a fuller look. They then twisted the fir and cypress strands together before hanging the garlands and adding bows and other
Inside the home, the decor was carefully crafted to complement the spaces and furnishings already in place. The committee always
makes sure to incorporate treasured items from the homeowners’ personal collection of decorations.
“The one thing I did was the Christmas tree in the foyer, that was all of mine. I have done that same tree every year since the kiddies have
been born,” says P. J. Middleton. “I felt honored to do that.”
WBM december 2019