December 1, 2010

Christmas Vignettes Around The House

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.

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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.


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Next we’ll see the tray in the kitchen where I put whimsical snowman and gingerbread themed items….

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My grandson loves anything gingerbread man related so this is for Jackson!    (who ARE those people in that frame?  LOL!)


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(please excuse the light cords…a big no-no!)


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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.   

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Here you can see how pretty it looks with the candles lit


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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)


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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!   

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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!)


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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.


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I love how it looks with my silver lamps and mercury glass votives.


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Some faux and real “sticks” placed inside an urn I spray painted creamy white


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I did a very simple tablescape, I wanted an uncluttered look on the table


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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


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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!


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A great way to use extra ornaments is to just pile them up in a container.   


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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!

Merry Christmas!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy, Judy!! It's all beautiful, I love every bit of it, esp. the DR. Wow, it looks great. That urn with the sticks, stunning, and all the ornaments piled up, can't go wrong with that. You've done an outstanding job!!

And, you know what, I love your coffee table. Keep it!

Tete said...

Everything looks for pretty and festive! I love the grater! I used to have a vintage one that I sat a candle under, but the lights are better!
Did you ever give me an idea! Thanks!
Hugs- Tete

Karena said...

Judy, there is so much to comment on, overall I have the impression of a very luxe and elegant holiday decor!!

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Anonymous said...

All are gorgeous Judy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Everything looks sooooo how you did your DR and your simple tablescape!!! Have a great time at the game...WAR EAGLE and go CAM go!!!!


Simply LKJ said...

You sure have been busy! Love the dough bough filled with ornaments.

DIYbyDesign said...

I love all of your vignettes. They are all beautiful. Your house is filled with awesome Christmas decor. If you get a chance stop by my blog today at Today's post is the bow tutorial you mentioned to me. Thanks.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love it all. Very festive.

Lamp Tramp said...

Hey girl, love all your vignettes, they all sing of Christmas. Using that lantern on your coffee table me gave me the inspiration to use mine that's stuck up on a shelf.
I adore your dining room, it all looks so gracious and elegant. I so agree the beautiful dark wood with your creams, whits, and sea grass is just lovely.

Rhiannon said...

love it looks so festive! my son would tear it up in a second!

Cindy said...

Everything is beautiful!!! I mean it, especially that DR, I love it! The greens are lovely with the creamy whites. I, too, love the whites with each other, I long to see more of it in my house and I will one day soon. Your kitchen vignette is very sweet and the huge lantern in the living room is so wonderful!
Hugs, cindy

Tulip and Turnip said...

Beautiful! I love the simple pinecone under the cloche. Very elegant.

Amanda said...

wow! LOVE the dining room and the snowmans in the kitchen. and that dough bowl- i have been wanting one of those for sometime-its beautiful!!!!

Donna said...

It all looks so beautiful!!! Love the all looks like JOY!!!

A Hint of Home said...

I really liked all your vignettes you have everywhere. Very pretty!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Fabulous! So many wonderful ideas that I'm book marking! I love the light inside the cheese grater:D I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how pretty. Every one of your vignettes are just wonderful. Love them all. I am drooling over your pretty cloches also. I hope you will join my for the Christmas Cloche Party on the 10th. Hugs, Marty said...

I love your dining room,it turned out great. The ornaments in the tureen are very pretty.

Martha said...

I love all of your Christmas!

Brenda Pruitt said...

That green and white/beige just grabbed me from the get-go and I had to run on over here and check out the rest. Love what you've done! Drat the awful electrical cords. I have the same problem.

Tardevil said...

Everything looks great...I may not be a design expert, but I think the glass top table looks great. I have one too, and I don't feel bad about it at all. Every room/display you've shown is gorgeous. I especially like the green/creamy white/brown combo. Have fun in Atlanta.

Tardevil said...

Forgot to say, the snowman display in the kitchen was my favorite along w/ the dining room sideboard.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Judy, Everything is beautiful and I especially love your dining room. The display on the buffet is fabulous.
Happy Holidays,

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

very merry vintage style said...

Everything looks amazing... The pottery with ornaments and the twigs are really pretty. It's all beautiful! Come on over and link up to my holiday link party--love to include it!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful. I think I'm gonna "borrow" the cheese grater idea : ) Hugs to ya ~ Deanna

lisa said...

What a lovely decorations you have. Love your coffee table also.

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