By Ellen Probert Williamson
Evergreen and holly wreaths are everywhere during the holiday season, but all kinds of wreaths adorn our houses the rest of the year.
They include wreaths of grapevine, straw, dried flowers and herbs, ribbon bows and lace ruffles. Even such unlikely materials as pretzels and macaroni make their appearance, not to mention straw hats wreathed with blossoms and ribbons.
One wonders whether the residents of all those houses realize what an ancient tradition they are following.