all through the house

I just love this season!
It's so fun to visit and see how everyone decorates and celebrates for Christmas! 

Today I'm linking up to Rhoda's vignette party at Southern Hospitality, so I thought I'd give you a little mini tour of some of the little spots decorated around our house.

So, you may have guessed that I am a very visual person- therefore, I like to have lots of photos!
(I may have to break this into two parts, but here goes....)

Starting in our dining room:


I moved our urn of twigs off of our sideboard cabinet, and into the corner of the dining room.  The wicker basket was moved out of the living room to make way for our tree and give the twigs some height.
Our collection of wine corks was moved off the top of our china hutch to help round out the look.
All of the cream and silver ornaments are from the Dollar store!

The sideboard that once featured the urn now holds my snow village:

I only have five buildings- I'd love to get more, but I don't know how much more I can add without needing another piece of furniture to hold it all!
I love the mica snow.

Don't you just love bottle brush trees?  ♥

In our living room, I took down half of what I usually have up here, and moved some pieces around. 
 My vintage picnic basket was filled with faux holly, and the silver pitcher has a few greens, berries and a snowy pine cone added in.


On the bookcases flanking the hutch (above) I added some finger starfish to my hurricanes...


Our nativity is also on the base of the hutch.
I think I may decide to add some greens in under the candles. 
(shoulda thought of that pre-photo shoot!)  :)

In our house, the baby Jesus doesn't show up in his manger until Christmas morning.


If you were to come to my house, here's what you might see first. 
We have our vintage metal Santa count down.  One of my favorite Target purchases!


The lamp was moved off of the sideboard and got a gingham ribbon added to the shade.  I just used a little bit of wire to "hook" it onto the top of the shade.


Mr. Claus was also a Target clearance item- the same year I got my deal of the century wreath on our mantel! I think he was marked down to $1.99- my original plan was to sell him on Ebay, but there weren't any takers. 
My M.O. when I buy something I plan to sell is to ask myself, do I like it enough that if it doesn't sell, I'm OK with keeping it?  If the answer is yes, that I move on it. 

The little vintage metal sleigh was my grandma's, and the mini holly garland was from my stash of ribbons!

You may remember our DIY project on our bench for our nook. 
We still have a blank wall above it- and I just couldn't have that for the holidays.
(the plan is to buy some open shelving from Ikea- but after the New Year....)

I had the Merry Christmas glitter garland, so I started building off of that.
I got one of my large white platters and hung that up over it.
 Then I thought it would look pretty to have a wreath or some of our good silver tied into a pretty bow over the platter.  I couldn't get the silver to look quite right, so I scrapped that idea and used this candle ring instead. It was the perfect size, and I hadn't put it anywhere else yet!

The ribbons and mini twig wreaths that I tied to the ends of the garland were all part of my craft stuff.
I love not having a blank wall and some Christmas in the kitchen!

The feather tree was a gift from a friend.  She even had most of the mini ornaments on it for me!
Thanks Laurene!!


I'll wrap up this tour and show you my last little vignette:


The basket on my living room coffee table got a few Christmas items too. 
 A hobnail cloche with some mica snow and a frosty pine cone.

My mini cake stand features a few vintage wooden ornaments from my grandma.


*sigh*
I love Christmas!

Happy Thursday!


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19 comments

  1. Wow, you have really got some gorgeous decorations! I love that fabulous metal Santa.

    I just saw your picture on your sidebar for your advent candles-what a beautiful dsiplay.

    Best wishes and thanks so much for visiting. Your blog is fabulous!

    Natasha.

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  3. sorry...deleted my comment...tired and saw all my typos! Think I need to go to bed!

    Everything looks so pretty! I love how you have everything displayed.The little white table with the tree is simply precious!

    My Christmas decorations are being held hostage in our attic by a family of rats! ugh! So until they are all caught and gone I am Christmasless! lol Until then, I will simply live through all of you guys in blog land...deep sigh.

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  4. I love your feather tree with the mini ornaments. Adorable! Thanks for joining the party and inviting us in. :-)

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  5. I love all your Christmas decor Denise. Especially your twiggy tree...I did the same this year :-)

    Stopping by from Courtney's Holiday Feathered Nest party!
    -marie

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  6. Denise I'm so glad you liked my village, it looks like you have a nice start on your own! You have some really cute decorations and I LOVE the metal Santa countdown piece..so cute!! I'm really glad you stopped by my blog, it was so nice to see all your goodies! :)
    Hope you have a great weekend...it's almost here!
    Missy :)

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  7. absolutely beautiful and inspiring! thanks so much for sharing! My favorite is the Cake plate with the snow scene inside...what a great idea. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  8. Hi Denise! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment, girl! I love the first photo of the branches in the vase. Soooo pretty! And those special ornaments from your grandma look so sweet under that cloche! :)

    I got my boxwood wreaths (3 in a set) from Farmhouse Wares on-line. Warning!!! That shop is verrry addicting! They have wonderful treasures there! lol!

    Have fun with the rest of your decorating!

    xoxo laurie

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  9. Your house looks so festive! We finally brought home a tree today so I'm feeling content. Can't wait to get all gussied up now!

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  10. I love all your decoration denise, so pretty!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. Loving it Denise!! That feather tree is a favorite~looks so sweet with all those little ornaments on it! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  12. Love it! Feels like home. I have very similar vintage ornaments like the ones in your last photo. Cute way to feature them.

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  13. Everything looks great! I love the idea of waiting until xmas morning to put baby Jesus in the bed...got me thinking :) I'm dragging a little this year after being out of town for Tkgiving. Your photos are motivating me, thanks.

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  14. SO cute! I love it all-especially the Twigs!

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  15. I love all your little vignettes and your mantel is BEAUTIFUL! Very elegant! I wanted to let you know, my hubby said the tiling was pretty tedious! It was a huge undertaking for him.

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  16. I love it all. Your attention to detail is wonderful.

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  17. Love the simple tree on the white dining table with the white bench...nice setting. I also love the greenery coming out of your picnic basket!

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  18. The Santa vignette is darling... and I love the sign and tree in the kitchen.

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