2016 Christmas Tree | My Home Style

2016 Christmas tree | Elegant, Vintage, Whimsical Christmas Tree | My Home Style | flourishandknot.com

“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 getting ready for this season. I take such pleasure in decorating our tree beautifully each year, so I am thrilled to be joining my blog friends to bring you an entire week’s worth of gorgeous tree eye-candy as part of the My Home Style hop. Our host, Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living, has done a great job organizing everything: make sure to stop by her blog to see her lovely tree!

If you are joining me here at Flourish & Knot for the first time: welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’d love for you stay a while and enjoy some of my other holiday posts, including yesterday’s big Christmas home tour.

This year’s tree has many of the same elements as last year’s, but I made a few small changes here and there for variety. I just love the way my elegant, vintage, whimsical Christmas tree turned out! Let me take you on a tour…

2016 Christmas tree | Elegant, Vintage, Whimsical Christmas Tree | My Home Style | flourishandknot.com

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2016 Christmas Home Tour | Simply Seasonal

2016 Christmas Home Tour | Simply Seasonal Holiday Edition | flourishandknot.com

“…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 together like no other. Getting my home ready for gatherings is something I really love to do! I am so excited to share my Christmas home tour with you today, as part of the Simply Seasonal Holiday blog hop. Our host, Caroline of Organize Nashville, has corralled 29 bloggers for this wonderful event, full of gorgeous holiday eye-candy.

If you are joining me at Flourish & Knot for the first time, welcome! I also want to say a special welcome to those who landed here from Organize & Decorate Everything: thank you so much for following along on our Simply Seasonal tour.

2016 Christmas Home Tour | Simply Seasonal Holiday Edition | flourishandknot.com

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DIY Holiday Floral Arrangement (that only LOOKS hard!)

A DIY Holiday Floral Arrangement (that only LOOKS hard to make!) | DIY Christmas Centrepiece Tutorial | flourishandknot.com

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 of out-of-season blooms, the artistry of a florist, etc.). So what’s a host with a real-world budget to do? Arrange them yourself, of course! Today I’m going to show you how to make a gorgeous, festive DIY holiday floral arrangement in just a few simple steps and with flowers you can pick up at the grocery store.

A DIY Holiday Floral Arrangement (that only LOOKS hard to make!) | DIY Christmas Centrepiece Tutorial | flourishandknot.com

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