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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The glories of Christmases long, long ago…

"… tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. It's the most wonderful time of the year. There be much mistletoe-ing and hearts will be glowing…"

Christmas Flower Trends 2012: A Contemporary Christmas inspired by Classic Christmas lyrics

Christmas Chandelier.

There'll be kindling for weaving

Tea-light chandelier.

candles for gleaming

Floral Christmas Chandelier

and crystals hung in the snow

Twisted hazel branches and willow stems, eucalyptus and Dendrobium orchids

There'll be light scattered stories

Pine garland.

And tales of the glories

Christmas crystal chandelier.

Of Christmases long, long ago

Floral Chandelier.

It's the most wonderful time of the year…

Title and words adapted from "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", a popular Christmas song, composed in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle

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27 November 2012 Winter Woodland Chandelier

Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier

27 November 2012 Fluff cotton wool for snow

Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"

27 November 2012 Single strand pine needle chain-link garland

A glue-less all natural way to make a garland

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