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Create vintage Christmas decor with tips from Spruce Collective

Deck your halls with West Coast charm (think berries, branches and cedar) with tips and tricks from the girls behind this top B.C. design spot.

The women of Spruce Collective. Photo by Janis Nicolay

The women of Spruce Collective. Photo by Janis Nicolay

A shared passion for found treasures and a number of chance encounters at antique markets led five women to pool their talents and open the stunning design destination Spruce CollectiveTip. Like the people behind it, the store has many faces: In addition to being a home decor shop, it provides event rentals, hosts hands-on classes and is a marketplace for local artisans.

A festive store vignette featuring naval rope and antique finds. Photo by Janis Nicolay

A festive store vignette featuring naval rope and antique finds. Photo by Janis Nicolay

The sea was our unexpected holiday inspiration. The five of us are currently a wee bit obsessed with all things nautical, and living on the West Coast makes the theme even more fitting. After all, it’s the stunning scenery we see outside our back door. Never worry about things being too matchy-matchy. Try mixing natural elements, like driftwood and seasonal flowers, with a classic seafaring blue and white colour scheme.

Gold-dipped message-in-a-bottle ornament. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Gold-dipped message-in-a-bottle ornament. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Our fave decoration of the moment is our message-in-a-bottle tree ornament! They’re rustic and sparkly all at once. To make them yourself, simply fill basic glass orbs with a handwritten note, seashells, twigs, feathers or rope, and dip them in gold paint. Then hang with twine.

Seasonal greenery with whimsical flags. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Seasonal greenery with whimsical flags. Photo by Janis Nicolay

Get the vintage coastal look at home. Start by bringing the outdoors in! sprigs of evergreen or branches are simple ways
to add seasonal texture to your home. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to holiday decor, like hanging strands of everyday rope instead of garland.

Where to find us: Spruce Collective, 2622 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford, B.C.