Fire safety tips for holiday decorating

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – With Thanksgiving now behind us, many people will be putting up holiday decorations this weekend.



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Tips from Henrico Fire Department when you’re decorating for the holidays

Doug Reynolds, a Battalion Chief for the Henrico Fire Department, says keeping your house safe starts with a safe tree.

“Make sure that you get a nice green tree, grab those needles and pull on it, because if you end up with a big handful of needles that is not a fresh tree and it’s already starting to dry out, and it’s going to be a problem in your house,” he said.

Reynolds also says if you’re using a real Christmas tree, you want to keep any heat source 36 inches, or the length of a yardstick away.

When you grab last year’s lights, he says to make sure they don’t have any broken

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Netflix’s Jeremiah Brent Shares His Best Holiday Decorating Tips

A good cup of coffee can be hard to come by, especially with so many making their java at home nowadays. The thing is, even the fanciest at-home coffee makers have limitations and let’s face it, they’re not always the most aesthetically pleasing.

Finally, thanks to the functional and fashionable Saeco Xelsis machine, coffee lovers can invest in a beautifully designed product that’s able to meet all their beverage needs. Don’t just take our word for it, Netflix’s Say I Do star Jeremiah Brent stands behind the machine and uses it on a daily basis with his family. From bringing his husband, interior designer Nate Berkus, coffee in bed every morning to giving his daughter warm milk or hot chocolate with the machine’s variety of settings, to say the device is versatile would be

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5 tips for crushing it as a work-from-home intern

CNBC’s “College Voices 2020” is a series written by CNBC fall interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Kendall Camp is a junior at Morehouse College studying communications. The series is edited by Cindy Perman.

Many internships were canceled when coronavirus hit. But for a lot of students who were lucky enough to get one, there was one, big unprecedented challenge: They would be working from home. That means, no thrill of walking the halls of a big corporation. No bumping into people in the hallway or grabbing coffee in the cafeteria.

So the big question becomes: How can you learn, network and grow when you’re working from home?

In early March, I had just signed on for a summer internship with NBCUniversal in Los Angeles. During my birthday dinner, my friends and I

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Christmas decoration ideas – How interiors experts decorate for Christmas

We all know that Christmas may look a little different this year, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking forward to celebrating and decorating your home. Putting up the tree, hanging your baubles, and turning on the Christmas lights, for many, brings joy and cheer, marking the beginning of the festive season.

As it’s likely that many of us will be spending more time at home than ever before this Christmas, why not take this as an opportunity to mix things up a little? You could try a new festive theme or deck out new areas of your house.

Many people around the UK have already started putting their decorations up, but if you’ve yet to start transforming your home into a festive grotto, then prepare to be inspired…

Here, Good Housekeeping chats to nine of the UK’s leading interior designers, home

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Small Business Saturday home decor shops in Metro Detroit

Ready to tackle your holiday shopping? It’s OK to think small this season. 

Across southeast Michigan, there are small home decor shops that cater to nearly every style and aesthetic, from cottage to industrial. If you’re looking for fun gift ideas or just a chance to visit a different small town, many small locally owned stores offer that and more.

And choosing to spend your money in Michigan rather than on Amazon makes a difference, says Meegan Holland, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Retailers Association. It represents more than 5,000 retailers in the state, from small mom-and pop stores to much bigger enterprises.

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Vintage Industrial Uniques in Holly, Michigan on November 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

“Yes, it’s tempting to go online right now and order from out-of-state retailers,” said Holland. “But the end game is fewer Michigan jobs, less sales tax revenue for schools,

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4 Tips to Make Decorating Your Apartment for the Holidays Easier (2020)

Decorating my apartment was probably the best part of living separately from my parents in college during the holidays. For the first time, my roommates and I had a complete say over how we wanted to decorate for Christmas. We made a whole day out of it, and when we finished, it looked terrible. Parents make decorating look easy, and it is not. It took four years in that tiny apartment together to finally master our interior holiday decorating skills. Here are some tips for first-time college Christmas decorators.

Pre-decorated Christmas tree

Christmas Tree with red ornaments and Christmas lights

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I know this sounds like cheating, but I promise it will be much easier this way. If you have as many roommates as I did, then you know it can be impossible for everyone to agree on something. Our first tree looked like seven different people threw decorations on it without talking to one another. And

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8-Inch Pumpkin, Gourd, Berry, and Maple Leaf Artificial Candelabrum

There is no better way to candle-lit your Thanksgiving dinner than with this candelabrum that features all your fall favorites – pumpkins, gourds, berries, and variegated maple leaves. At the center of this fall-inspired, 8-inch décor is a transparent glass cup that adds a unique element to it. Place a lit candle inside and create an illuminated outdoor splendor within your house.

24-Inch Maple Pine Wreath

Add a tinge of uniqueness to your Thanksgiving décor by investing in this 24-inch-diameter, artificial maple pine wreath. The perimeter features maple pine leaves with different hues of green, red, orange, and red. Perfect for doors, hallways, and offices, this artificial maple pine wreath will bring out the right autumn season’s spirit.

Macy’s 13″ x 17″ Bountiful Harvest Table Runner

Embellish your table this Thanksgiving with this table runner from Macy’s. It comes with beautiful

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8-Inch Pumpkin, Gourd, Berry, and Maple Leaf Artificial Candelabrum

There is no better way to candle-lit your Thanksgiving dinner than with this candelabrum that features all your fall favorites – pumpkins, gourds, berries, and variegated maple leaves. At the center of this fall-inspired, 8-inch décor is a transparent glass cup that adds a unique element to it. Place a lit candle inside and create an illuminated outdoor splendor within your house.

24-Inch Maple Pine Wreath

Add a tinge of uniqueness to your Thanksgiving décor by investing in this 24-inch-diameter, artificial maple pine wreath. The perimeter features maple pine leaves with different hues of green, red, orange, and red. Perfect for doors, hallways, and offices, this artificial maple pine wreath will bring out the right autumn season’s spirit.

Macy’s 13″ x 17″ Bountiful Harvest Table Runner

Embellish your table this Thanksgiving with this table runner from Macy’s. It comes with beautiful

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7 Stylish Holiday Decor Ideas You Can Leave Up All Winter Long

Holiday decorating rules don’t apply this year. Start hanging mistletoe and blasting holiday music whenever you want—whatever sparks joy for you, we’re not here to judge. But we’ve picked out some sophisticated accessories that feel less holiday-specific and more seasonal, meaning you can put them up early and leave them out well into the new year.



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Holly Dish Towel

Holiday kitchen items must check two boxes: useful and festive. This cotton dish towel does both. Covered in bright red and green holly sprigs, it will make hand washing those extra holiday dishes more colorful—and since it’s machine washable, you won’t mind using it to wipe up drips and spills. 

$20, anthropologie.com


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Ceramic House Figurine

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Philanthropist Audrey Gruss’ wintertime tips for decorating and hosting in the Hamptons

The Hamptons have never seen a holiday season quite like this. With the who’s who riding out the pandemic from their tony oceanfront estates this winter, the usual warm-weather pallets, décor and table settings simply won’t do. Luckily, Hamptons veteran, philanthropist and super-hostess, Audrey Gruss, has tips for adapting to the new year-round lifestyle that’s emerged on the East End.

Harvest what you have

For her socially distanced dinners, Gruss — who is president of Hope Fragrances, which raises money for her Hope for Depression Research Foundation — said that it’s all about decorating with the autumnal ingredients you have on hand. She loves using fresh radishes, squash and bushy bundles of herbs.

“I put whatever I have left over from my potted herb garden on the table with little radishes around candles in hurricane lamps,” she said. “I mix in votive candles wrapped in raffia, which looks very natural

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