Christmas Archive

Downriver designer Cheryl Zemke’s collection featured at 12 Days of Christmas

Festive fashions decked the hall of DeSana Center Dec. 9 as designer Cheryl Zemke presented her seventh annual holiday fashion fundraiser, this year benefiting the Downriver Council for the Arts. The event, held at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture, 81

Gardening: fresh veg for the Christmas table

Gardens play such an important part in our lives throughout the year, so nothing could be more rewarding than bringing a tiny part of them indoors for Christmas. You can enjoy this as part of your feast or a table decoration. Get a buzz

On Gardening: Christmas cactus is a national treasure

It seems as though every year since I graduated from Texas A&M, I have been asked how to get poinsettias to rebloom. It doesn’t take long into the discussion before the gardener knows the task is more than formidable. On the other hand, the

Christmas is for Gardening

Gardeners are loyal to their favorite “florescent, lavender-scented whatcha-call” it used for planting the “dumafitchit” In other words, if you have a gardener on your Christmas buying list you have it made. Gardeners usually discover what works best, or their favorite product, or will

National Christmas Tree Lighting hosts named

WASHINGTON — The hosts have been named for the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be held near the White House later this month. Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain will host the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.

Your Bathroom at Christmas

Most people have guests stopping over for a few nights around the festive period. Whether you have an en-suite or a main bathroom, if you have been thinking of updating it for a while now, it is probably overdue an update before your guests

Your Kitchen at Christmas

You may be surprised to hear that around 75% of our customers during their kitchen design process will specifically mention Christmas as a reason for a certain feature, be it a bigger oven, more worktop space, or room for a large dining room table.

Plant indoor bulbs to flower for Christmas

This is the perfect time to plant indoor bulbs to ensure they provide a fabulous display on the big day. The golden rule is to make sure you get hold of ‘prepared’ or ‘treated’ bulbs which have been primed to flower quickly once you