As you know I have completely changed my Christmas decor this year! I am loving the neutral colour palette, it has a totally chill aspect to it. Which, let’s be honest, is incredibly helpful, especially over the holiday season when we’re trying to cram in all of the things. My laid back holiday style is definitely getting the thumbs up from me and my family. Hopefully it inspires you to also add something unexpected to your holiday decor this year or in the future.
So we’re on the hook for hosting Christmas Eve this year. I love hosting Christmas Eve, it has a tendency to be a more casual, fun and laid back affair than Christmas Day, am I right? No offence to Christmas Day, but I will choose casual, laid back (still refined) and fun every. single. time! From the menu to the holiday decor we have gone neutral, simple (tried not to overthink anything and everything) but still festive! Honestly my ideal combination, ha!
When we grabbed our Christmas tree earlier this month at the farm I also picked up about seven boughs of fresh white pine. I really had loose plans for it at the time. I knew I wanted to do a DIY wreath (check out tutorial here) and garland coming down our central staircase. That said, I had a few white pine boughs left over and decided to run a few down the centre of the table. I then added some very simple wooden candle sticks from Michaels. I already had some small tapered candles on hand, but I purchased some longer ones to finish the look.
The flatware is vintage and was my grandmothers; it makes me feel that she and all passed loved ones are joining us. After all, the gathering of family and friends is the true spirit of the holiday season. If you don’t have vintage flatware of your own I would recommend hitting up second hand and antique shops – I have found some beauties. Give them a good scrub when you get home. Just a heads up, I wouldn’t recommend putting them in the dishwasher if you want to retain the beauty and quality of the piece.
Last but certainly not least is the DIY napkin holders, which literally took a minute each to create. I will do a DIY post, as you can use these for many holidays – not just Christmas! Remember if you give ’em a whirl use #pursuitofhomeblog on the ‘gram so I can check it out!
Wishing you all a very joyous holiday,