Holiday home decor

Victorian wreaths were elaborate and made with all types of evergreen foliage, such as holly, ivy, and yew.  These were decorated with fruit and pine cones and placed in doorways and archways.

Victorians made mistletoe balls for the same reason they are still used, to steal a kiss from an unsuspecting person passing under it.  The mistletoe ball or 'kissing ball' was always made out of evergreen branches and was often decorated with scented herbs and foliage.