I visited the hair salon yesterday to get my roots touched up and get all of my hair cut off. It was looking so terrible after losing probably 60% over the last months. I was losing HANDFULS every morning and every night. It was all over our house and all over my body. I would have it hanging on my arms, my shoulders, my face, etc. My alternative doctor did a thyroid test and checked my Vitamin B12 levels last week. I’m still waiting on those lab resuls, but since I have absolutely no other symptoms, we think it’s hair loss from having Covid in May. Anyway, while my hair was processing yesterday, I created this simple centerpiece idea for the holidays in my mind. So, I wanted to share today.
I wanted something simple down the middle of our table since the fireplace is a focal point on one wall. And the massive cabinet is on the opposite wall, which I still need to finish decorating. So I wanted the decor on the table to be noticeable but not over the top.
I started with a pine garland that I fluffed up a bit. You could use the cedar garland, like I have above the windows in our kitchen. They both make for a pretty base. I intertwined some eucalyptus garland that I got for the first time this year and love. It made it a little thicker and added a lot of interest. Since I had an extra strand of wooden beads, I wrapped them around the two strands of garland as well. And then I placed some black metal candlesticks around the table with my favorite taper candles. You could, of course, use battery operated ones but I chose the real ones this time.
You could totally add a few Christmas bulbs into this look which would give it some extra color if you want. I did add a string of mercury glass pinecone garland after I took these photos that looks pretty, too.
I have all of my past holiday looks rounded up in one place for you. You can find centerpiece ideas, fireplace mantel ideas, DIY projects, how I make my evergreen planters outside each year… so many different ideas. Check them out if you need some inspiration.
Speaking of the evergreen planters… I will hopefully be working on that this weekend since it’s supposed to be 60 degrees outside. I need to get the porches Christmas-ified for the upcoming magazine shoot. So if you are on social media, stay tuned there. And, as always, I will share here as well.