Festive foliage au naturel

After many years of studying Christmas decorating behaviour, it is my theory that we all fall into two camps: magpies and purists. If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all it won’t come as a surprise to learn I’m the latter. Give me armfuls of holly and pine, a box of candles and the odd plain glass bauble and I’ll happily get to work creating a pared-back festive haven.

{via Greige Design, Blomsterverkstad, Toast, Johanna Vintage, Karen Mordechai, La Petite Cuisine, The Gifts of Life}

Are you a purist or a magpie?

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  1. Angella says

    Magpie! Self admitted. I am covered in glitter from the end of November to well into the new year. Your decorating style still appeals to my inner purists. In the off season, you’d be hard pressed to find a hint of glitter or sparkles in my home. I wonder if culture has a hand in this?

  2. says

    At the moment I’m a purist, but I have to admit that’s mainly because of my surroundings (tiny flat, no room for a tree). I have a feeling that when I eventually upsize I’ll be so excited that I won’t be able to resist going full-on magpie…!

  3. says

    I think I am trying to decide still – I haven’t had a tree for years so think my adult self hasn’t got around to figuring it out. Definitely going shiny this year but with a minimalist stick tree and some garlands.

  4. says

    I think I am both! The only decoration I like to have around is the Christmas tree- but that is decorated in total magpie fashion with various ornaments and baubles collected through the years (I collect Christmas decorations). I love putting it up each year!

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