We are wrapping up our Christmas brunch celebration series today. This means Christmas is here (yay yay yay)and then we will blink and 2018 will greet us. This will be my last post of 2017 and it’s bittersweet for a variety of reasons. I created this styled shoot with my girl Within The Grove (See her home decorations here and gift wrapping here) and this brunch inspired Christmas setting is a pretty way to wrap up the year. I took a bit of time off earlier this year and got back to work just a few months ago so in many ways I’m taking a break from my break aka much needed maternity leave and bonding time with 2 under 2. I’m also working on a secret project AND making some changes to MelissaCreates.com so wrapping up 2017 gives me all the feels.
When I approached my talented friend about this styled shoot we both got giddy, this is a theme we both appreciate and we work very well together; between styling, travel time and photographing we knocked out a 4 part blog series in just a few short hours… it’s safe to say we have a groove and it shows! Dive into the photos with me and view a simple modern farmhouse Christmas from our eyes. Be sure to grab our brunch recipe here too.
We decided to add in black, white and pops of red along with greenery to our display and this gift wrapping sums it up perfectly! Flocked Christmas trees with our color scheme, coordinating gift wrapping, holiday home decor accents and a beautiful cozy home as the backdrop allowed it all to come together so seamlessly. This was my first flocked tree (it’s in my entryway post styled shoot) and while it’s a bit messy it’s so pretty to look at! If my home were a bit larger I’m certain I’d have 3 more in our home, mess and all.
We decorated the table (obviously my favorite part) and brought in some of my favorite personal home decor elements which tends to be a bit rustic and woodland. I love how the antlers are almost hidden with the centerpiece not making them a full on featured item giving more focus to the tones and other decor items.
I spotted the cutest little red truck and decided it belonged on a cake stand of donuts, because why doesn’t it belong there? We placed our brunch items including the must try eggnog french toast and cranberry sip on the bar beside the table to create an open table brunch vibe and I love how once again all the colors meshed together.
Cranberries are such an easy way to add holiday pizzaz to a sip. Open a bottle of champagne, add a few cranberries to each glass and you’ve created a holiday happy glass!
While I’m certain you’re not sick of these images I’ll allow you more time to soak them up while thanking the hostess for allowing us to come into her cozy home to photograph a simple modern farmhouse Christmas complete with a holiday brunch and decor details that won’t be forgotten. When you’re done scrolling on this post head here and here for a bit more then feel free to pin images for your 2018 holiday entertaining.
Merry Christmas, friends.