The oversized stockings are cut from natural Irish linen to give them texture and a rich tone. The embellishments are frothy vintage laces; they add an heirloom charm to the room.
A plain wreath of mixed greens and a quartet of myrtle topiaries are in perfect harmony with the earthy elegance of the home.
The pleated garland adds a touch of color. To make the garland, accordion-pleat 3-inch-wide wire ribbon at 3-inch intervals. Leave several inches at each end unpleated. Using an upholstery needle and fine string, pierce through the center of each pleat and thread it onto the string.
When the garland is long enough, make a hanging loop in each end of the string. Trim the ends of the ribbon at a 45-degree angle.
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