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!
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.
I love Christmas!