Marie Antoinette Holiday

Posted December 21, 2010 by Christina

Can you imagine the grandeur of the holidays in history.. 

I go back and forth between the simple holiday and the over the top.. Which do you prefer?

image via ikea



Teresa at Splendid Sass

If I am entertaining, I like the simple, haha. If someone else is doing the entertaining, I say go all out!
Beautiful image.

Fri Oct 17 14:21:25 2014

anita @ a dreamer's den

I like simple for my house; but I love visit places that are well done and over the top!

Fri Oct 17 14:21:25 2014


I like a mixture of simple with really amazing details. Over the top is definitely fun though.

Julie xo

Fri Oct 17 14:21:25 2014

à la parisienne

For a special event, I always prefer “over the top.” I love an excuse to lavishly decorate and to wear something special.

Fri Oct 17 14:21:24 2014

Alcira Molina-Ali

What a stunning photo!
I vacillate between both — probably more ornate if someone else is doing the decorating and the dismantling!

Fri Oct 17 14:21:23 2014

Morning T

Amazing photo and can’t believe it’s Ikea!!
Happy holidays to you.

Fri Oct 17 14:21:23 2014

I Dream Of

It depends on the party, the people and the mood. Over the top can be memorable, chic and fun, but simple can feel cozy, warm and welcoming. I like to mix it up! For New Years we’re doing a combination: simple in that its just three couples at home, but over the top in decor and food. Can’t wait!

Fri Oct 17 14:21:23 2014

Liv Elin

Visually…I enjoy a mix…cus the simple enhance the grand…and vice versa. :)

Fri Oct 17 14:21:23 2014

Acquired Objects

I prefer simple but like you I waffle back and forth, love this image!

Fri Oct 17 14:21:23 2014

Samantha Schroeder

I believe holidays should be celebrated! So, just like your birthday, Christmas comes just once a year . . . so I say go all out!!! (like I need the excuse anyhow! haha) xo Samantha @ Vintage is for Lovers

Fri Oct 17 14:21:22 2014

Pamela Terry and Edward

Like a photograph of my dreams.

Fri Oct 17 14:21:22 2014



Fri Oct 17 14:21:22 2014

Kellie Collis

If I can afford the time and money, then why not? Have a happy holiday! Kellie xx

Fri Oct 17 14:21:22 2014


I am more of an over the top girl, myself! xo

Fri Oct 17 14:21:21 2014


I say go all out. Celebrate! …and I’m loving the new IKEA ads. The Boho bit is, as usual, right up my alley. xo

Fri Oct 17 14:21:21 2014


What a fun image!!! I have always said either over the top or simple for christmas, nothing in between otherwise it can look too generic. I did simple in my dining room and the tree in the family room and the mantel are always over the top. I just have too many ornaments to do simple!!! I love Christmas and all its fun variety of decor. Merry Christmas,Kathysue

Fri Oct 17 14:21:21 2014


I often find myself straddling the fence between simple (less is more) and lavish. I probably end up, most Christmases, somewhere in the middle!

Love the goose.
Karen at Garden Home and Party

Fri Oct 17 14:21:21 2014

LLH Designs

I like simple with just hint of over the top elegance…especially if it’s French inspired!

Merry, merry!

Fri Oct 17 14:21:21 2014

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