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The secret to a festive mantel masterpiece is found at the grocery store

The holiday season is a busy time for shoppers, and designer and store owner Michael Penney knows just how hectic it can be. That's why he's here to show us easy and affordable ways to inject some holiday decor and cheer into your home without too much fuss.

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All you need is green garland (he opts for faux to keep the needle-shedding to a minimum), a string a lights, a few sprigs of real tree greenery (which you can pickup for free fro any tree farm), and some fresh fruit to add colour. A mixture of pomegranents and oranges do the trick nicely, and you can add a little festive scent to your home by sticking some cloves directly into a few of your oranges. Voila!

Mantel & fireplace:
Essex Fireplace Package by Dimplex
$1299.99

 

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