SIMPLY SUNDAYS - HOLIDAY DECOR

Merry Christmas on this beautiful Sunday Christmas Eve! This year we traded the green foothills of Northern CA for the snow-covered mountains of Utah to celebrate Christmas, but before leaving town I transformed my studio into a festive place for a holiday photoshoot.

A MIX OF MODERN AND VINTAGE

Wanting to keep it simple and fresh looking, I included a collage of holiday wreaths as wall decor.

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I replaced the bench seating at my work table with modern bentwood white side chairs and white lacquered, rattan end chairs and then covered the driftwood table with a gray linen tablecloth.

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FRESH FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Taking center stage on the table I placed a lovely fresh arrangement that included both purchased flowers and foraged greenery and berries.

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SIMPLE & AIRY

In contrast to the densely packed centerpiece, I included  simple, airy floral arrangements on the buffet to accent the green of the wreaths and add more color to the space.

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GIVING VINTAGE CHINA A FRESH LOOK

Next I paired keepsake vintage china and crystal stemware with everyday silver and gold flatware and rose-colored glassware.

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THE TAKE AWAY

Probably not a surprise to hear that my cupboards are full of white dishes…and for many years after inheriting the keepsake vintage china I kept it neatly stored, out of sight, with no intentions of every using it. After all it was so far from my own, more modern aesthetic that even though I appreciated it, I couldn’t imagine ever including it in a tablescape...but as my own taste has evolved over the years I have developed a greater appreciation for the visual depth and story that vintage pieces can bring to a space. 

MODERN + VINTAGE HOILDAY TABLE - INSPIRATION GUIDE

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you and your’s a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for following along.

Tami Xx

PHOTO & FLORAL DESIGN CREDIT: JAYLENE CROSBY