Don’t ya’ll love this time of year? So many blog parties to check out and join. Earlier this week I showcased my Christmas mantle (and if you missed it, you can see that here). Now I’m joining the vignette party over at my sweet friend Rhoda’s.
I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing a couple areas of my home as I couldn’t decide on just one. First up is a little vignette on a small sideboard in my den.
I moved a clock from my mantle here, put out a pair of candlesticks with candy cane candles, added an apocathary jar with various ornaments and a cute JOY ornament from Wal Mart. Very simple but it brings a little Christmas to this corner of the room.
Next we’ll see the tray in the kitchen where I put whimsical snowman and gingerbread themed items….
My grandson loves anything gingerbread man related so this is for Jackson! (who ARE those people in that frame? LOL!)
(please excuse the light cords…a big no-no!)
I saw someone use a cheese grater with lights a while back (wish I knew who it was) so I added a bunch of lights to mine and just sat it on the tray. I need to add a bow to the grater!
I have a large tray on my coffee table year round. Here I just added a fabulous lantern I got on clearance last year and sat it on a wreath, added a big bow and called it done.
Here you can see how pretty it looks with the candles lit
I know the glass and wrought iron coffee table may not be “in” but I love it’s size and my room is pretty big so a smaller one just doesn’t look right, so for now, it stays. (A little story about my coffee table, I bought it for myself one year before Christmas right after my divorce and I was so proud of myself for being able to make a big-to-me purchase)
And finally, the dining room. This is the room where I can indulge my love of creams and whites along with wood tones, so classic!
Is there anything prettier than whites and cremes mixed with dark wood and texture? Thanks to Joni @Cote de Texas, I discovered this wonderful combination and completely redecorated my dining room about two years ago. I also added slipcovered chairs and seagrass rugs (Thanks Joni!)
I have an abundance of pine cones in my yard ….I simply sprayed one with a little bit of snow and sat it under a cloche on top of a small set of plates.
I love how it looks with my silver lamps and mercury glass votives.
Some faux and real “sticks” placed inside an urn I spray painted creamy white
I did a very simple tablescape, I wanted an uncluttered look on the table
I bought gold chargers at Kirklands and sprayed them a flat white. I know this may not be “typical” colors for a Christmas table, but I really like how they compliment the overall theme of the room
Oh, and here you can see my new rug I got recently to replace the one the dog had a big ol’ accident on. It’s a lot bigger and Joni recommends having almost wall-to-wall seagrass so that’s what I did!
A great way to use extra ornaments is to just pile them up in a container.
Here’s my new to me dough bowl piled with ornaments, a moss ball and pine cones
Sorry for the overload of pictures but I decided to show them all at once. This will probably be my last Christmas party this week. We are leaving Friday morning for Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. If you see me there, holla!