Setting the Table for Holiday Dinners

This is the first Christmas me and my (newly married) husband will spend together in our new home! Wow what a crazy year, we sold his condo right before COVID hit and bought a beautiful brand new townhouse. We moved into the home just before we got married in September. This is the first home I personally have ever owned myself so it feels very special! We have spent the last few months decorating it and making it feel like ours. The last thing to come is our custom made dining table which arrives tomorrow and I couldn’t not be more excited that it is coming before Christmas day.

I styled our brown wood loaner table (which I borrowed from my work) earlier this month to do a practice run for the real Christmas dinner! I did not have a dining room or table last year in our condo so we ate dinner on bar stools in the kitchen. So I’m obviously over the moon happy to be in this beautiful home with a brand new kitchen and proper dining room to make dinner in this year.

I wanted it to look festive with natural elements. I didn’t need to buy much to make this table look amazing. I picked up the distresses gold short candle holder at a thrift sore for $1 and the pinecones and twine are from the dollar store. I was perusing Pinterest and decided that I really wanted to do black napkins this year. I don’t have any napkin rings so I made some with small gold ornaments and twine, cute right?! The felt deer wine glass charms I also found at the dollar store. I foraged some fresh greenery in the woods by my house and layered the centre of the table it, some green and gold candles (I had already) and pine cones. Super simple and looks gorgeous. I used green and wood chargers under the dinner plates. This table took less then 15 minutes to set up. I hope it inspires you. I will share more about my new home soon.

xx Malika

By | Dec 14th, 2020|Decor|0 Comments

Holiday Decor 2019 Part 2

Here is a little tour of the rest of our home decorated for the holidays! Our condo is small, under 850 square feet, so I didn’t want to over decorate and make it look tacky. Again not all of my decor made it out this year, and thats ok. I love to decorate my entry console and change it slightly every year. This year is all gold and sparkly trees.

I tried very hard not to buy much this year but as always a few new things made it home with me. One was a wooden snow flake ornament that me and my hubby bought together in Montreal. I also found two cute doggy ornaments that you put your dogs photos in to hang on the tree. We have two dogs now, Caia and Honey. I also scored the cute sparkly bird in my entry way display for 70% off so I just couldn’t resist.

I usually have trays on my coffee table with decor as well as my dining table but we no longer have a dinging table, that area is an office.  The coffee table is much more simple with some books and beads as we have two boys who play in the living room and I wanted it to feel less formal.

As always I decked out the bar cart to make it feel festive and have another place to add holiday decor. Just adding a few simple things can make it feel festive, a tree, a cute sign and some reindeer. 😉

And last but not least is my white tree. I have had this tree for about 5 years now, unfortunately it is starting to turn a bit yellow. My hubby likes a green tree and so I snagged a new one one sale last week for next year. I can’t wait to have a green flocked tree, it will be my first. This year I let the kids and my hubby go first when we decorated it and they put up all the hand made and sentimental ornaments on first. My fiancé has decorations from when he was a kid, it’s very cute that he is so sentimental about Christmas, Then I added my favourites. The tree is packed very full this year!

The count down is on, only one week till Christmas now!!

xx Malika

By | Dec 17th, 2019|Decor|0 Comments