Christmas

A Sweet & Sparkly New Year’s Eve Candy Buffet

A Sweet & Sparkly New Year’s Eve Candy Buffet

Hi, friends! It’s been such a long time since my last post that I feel I should be singing “should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind… and days of auld lang syne.” I am so glad to be back here with you […]
Order Your Holiday Centrepiece Now!

Order Your Holiday Centrepiece Now!

Add the elegance of fresh flowers and soft candlelight to you holiday table! This year I am creating holiday floral centrepieces for order in the Montreal West Island and Ottawa areas. The arrangements come in a sturdy, low design dish (making transport easy), and are […]
Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | Easy Appetizer

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | Easy Appetizer

For my last post of 2016 (yes, that’s right, I’m taking a little break until 2017 rolls around), I thought I’d share my new favourite appetizer: sweet & spicy bacon-wrapped dates! These are 100% guest-approved, and they are the simplest, easiest appetizer. Everyone raves about […]
15 Quick (Last-Minute!) DIY Gift Ideas

15 Quick (Last-Minute!) DIY Gift Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you may still have a few… okay, okay, a LOT of gifts to finalize before next weekend. In our family, we’re big on handmade and DIY gifts, so I am always looking for some great ideas that I can make […]
2016 Christmas Tree | My Home Style

2016 Christmas Tree | My Home Style

“O Tannenbaum, o tannenbaum…” How truly lovely are the branches of this year’s Christmas tree! (If I do say so myself.) Putting up our Christmas tree is always the Main Event (capitalization entirely intended!) of our holiday decorating, and there’s nothing I like better about […]
2016 Christmas Home Tour | Simply Seasonal

2016 Christmas Home Tour | Simply Seasonal

“…Friendly candles glow in windows, strangers greet you as you pass!” That line from one of my favourite Christmas songs, Christmas in Carrick, really sums up the warmth and spirit of the season. I think Christmas is my favourite time of the year, because it brings people […]
DIY Holiday Floral Arrangement (that only LOOKS hard!)

DIY Holiday Floral Arrangement (that only LOOKS hard!)

An eye-catching floral arrangement makes a holiday table just that much more special. There’s something about fresh flowers that just really adds an elegant touch to an event. The problem is that fresh flowers can get pretty pricey (and sometimes for good reason – the cost […]
10-Minute Scandinavian Snowflakes | Create & Share

10-Minute Scandinavian Snowflakes | Create & Share

Spending weeks and weeks on your holiday decor is all fine and well, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy Christmas craft! (On Monday I talked about some other simple Christmas decor ideas.) These Scandinavian-inspired popsicle stick snowflakes use just a few basic materials […]
7 (Unbelievably!) Simple Holiday Decor Ideas

7 (Unbelievably!) Simple Holiday Decor Ideas

It’s the most wonderful hectic time of the year! With all the parties and events going on in the next month or so, it’s sometimes hard to find a moment just to enjoy the season. Often our own houses get neglected in favour of visiting relatives, preparing […]
3 Inspiring Ways to Decorate for Christmas

3 Inspiring Ways to Decorate for Christmas

If you google “Christmas Decorating”, you will come up with millions of images, ranging from the ultra-traditional green and red to kooky and wild hot pink and turquoise. Christmas decor, like politics, is just one of those topics on which everyone has an opinion and no-one […]
Fruit-Filled Cranberry Sauce | Handmade Holidays Hop

Fruit-Filled Cranberry Sauce | Handmade Holidays Hop

Holiday dinners and events can get hectic, even for the most veteran of hosts. There are so many little details and tasks that go into creating a beautiful Christmas dinner or holiday party. What if you could save yourself and others some time, AND have […]
Berries & Birds Holiday Wreath

Berries & Birds Holiday Wreath

Just like that, October is over and giving way to cold and blustery November.  I like to decorate my home for the holidays in fits and starts, so that my anticipation of the season has time to build. Christmas always seems to come and go so quickly (maybe because I […]
Stencilled Birch Tree Runner | Create & Share with Cutting Edge Stencils

Stencilled Birch Tree Runner | Create & Share with Cutting Edge Stencils

I’m thrilled to be sharing with you a project that I’ve been working on for the past two weeks: a rustic, elegant stencilled birch tree table runner! I was so pleased to be asked by Cutting Edge Stencils to feature their Winter Cardinals stencil in […]
2015 Christmas Tree | My Home Style Blog Hop

2015 Christmas Tree | My Home Style Blog Hop

As promised in last week’s Christmas home tour, today I am sharing my 2015 Christmas tree! All together now: “it’s the most wonderful time of the yeeaarrr!” Along with 24 other wonderful home decor and DIY bloggers, I’m sharing my tree as part of the […]
Stencilled Chocolate Orange Cake

Stencilled Chocolate Orange Cake

At this busy time of the year, we can all use a fuss-free dessert or two in our recipe arsenal. Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious Chocolate Orange Cake, decorated with – yes you read the title correctly – a stencil! This post is […]
Ombré Pinecones | Home for Christmas Hop

Ombré Pinecones | Home for Christmas Hop

Happy weekend! I hope you’ve enjoyed some relaxing time off. Maybe you’ve been working on your holiday decor? (In case you missed it, my Christmas Home Tour has lots of inspiration!) Perhaps you’re still looking for some simple and inexpensive ways to inject colour into […]
Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

The Christmas season is upon us! If you are joining me for the first time today: welcome! If you are a returning Flourish & Knot reader, thank you so much for stopping by today. A special welcome to those arriving from Creatively Homespun! I’ve teamed up […]
Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts for Stylish Women

Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts for Stylish Women

I’m so thrilled that so many of you took time to comment and share last week’s “nerdy” Gift Guide. Thank you! I hope you had a chance to make a return visit to enter the SURPRISE GIVEAWAY that was added to it! In today’s Gift […]
A Scottish Holiday Table | November Create & Share

A Scottish Holiday Table | November Create & Share

American Thanksgiving and St Andrew’s Day are just around the corner (November 26th and 30th, respectively), so when the November Create & Share challenge was announced, I jumped at the chance to create a tablescape in honour of these events. Since we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving a […]
Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts for the Nerd in All of Us

Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts for the Nerd in All of Us

I hate malls. There, I said it. I hate them the way Harry Potter hates Death Eaters. Or the way Frodo hates Sauron.* (*See what I did there? I just introduced the theme of this week’s gift guide! Sneaky as a sneakoscope.) I hate traipsing […]
2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

Welcome back! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments and shares on my One Room Challenge master bathroom reveal post! You are all so kind and I just wanted to say a huge “thank you”. Yesterday I shared my $10 Fabergé-Inspired Christmas Ornament, which […]
Fabergé-Inspired Ornament (for $10!) | Ornament Exchange

Fabergé-Inspired Ornament (for $10!) | Ornament Exchange

My family does hand-made ornaments in a BIG way, so when I heard about the 2015 Ornament Exchange, hosted by Erlene at My Pinterventures, I had to jump on the craft wagon! (That’s like the band wagon only with more glue and fewer wrong notes.) […]
Pine Cone Decor | Craftvent Calendar | Week 1

Pine Cone Decor | Craftvent Calendar | Week 1

I have a big problem with premature Christmas paraphernalia. When a store cracks out their Christmas stock before Halloween is even over I make a mental note never to shop there again. Ever. (Which I promptly forget until the next year when the cycle of horrified shopping […]