Blog Parties

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year to decorate vignettes

I just love, love, love this time of year. Mostly as I love to change up my decor. And blog parties give us the chance to show it off.

Today Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting a vignette party. Mention vignettes & party & I'm in.

Unfortunately or maybe fortunately depending on your point of view, I only got a few spots done in time for the party. I'm not used to getting my Christmas decorating done this early.

First I'll show you the shelf in my family room. I love how this turned out.

I'm totally into silver, sparkly & bling this year.

For a back drop I have this Gothic style window mirror. I've had it for a couple of years. I purchased it from a trade show. I then place a large snowflake that I got from Dollar Tree last year or the year before .

This mirror tree came from Dollar Tree last year. It originally looked like a tree shaped disco ball. I toned down the mirror with some watered down burnt umber craft paint. I painted it on & sponged it off. Made it looked more like mercury glass. I love how this turned out. The bad part is the little mirrors keep falling off.

The little mercury glass votive holder came from Target last year. But they have them again this year & they are like 99 cents each. Great deal.

This mercury glass tree came from Marshall's a couple of years ago. I saw them at Marshall's and TJ Maxx again this year. The glittery snowflake ornament came from Kohl's this past weekend.

The Noel ornament came from Tai Pan Trading on Black Friday.

The silver tree on the right was a clearance find my hubby got me a couple of years ago at Lowe's.

Put it all together and you have a silvery wonderland.

The next area is the cabinet that sits at the end of my kitchen cabinets.

This white frame usually sits empty on this cabinet. This year I placed a vintage reproduction Christmas print. This is my favorite one. I just love the colors.

The star came from Kohl's last year. The mercury glass candle holder was from Cost Plus World Market quite a few years ago. It was my first "faux" mercury glass purchase. The pine cone is an ornament & I have no idea where I got it.

And I have no clue where I got the skeleton key. In this vignette it is Santa's magic key that he used to get into my house as a child. We didn't have a chimney growing up so my mom told us that Santa had a magic key in order to get into our house to leave our toys. So this magic key represents my childhood.

I removed my letter balls from the apothecary jar & replaced them with jingle bells. Added this "joy" ornament. I got it a few years back from a florist shop.

In this cloche I added some pine cone ornaments on a bed of "faux" snow. The smaller pine cone ornaments came from Walmart. I got them on clearance last year. The larger one was a thrift store find last week for 50 cents.

I added this jingle bell snowflake ornament. I have more cloches around my family room that I will be showing off next week for Marty's Christmas cloche party on Dec 10th. That is if I get my photos taken before I leave on vacation.

There you have two of my Christmas vignettes. I have a few more vignettes almost ready, but not quite enough to show off for this party. Maybe I'll get them down in time to show you next week. So stay tuned.

Be sure to check out all the other vignettes over at Southern Hospitality.

(for some reason my signature one isn't working today & I can't remember how to make a new one.)

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  1. Everything looks amazing! I love the santa print in your gorgeous frame.


  2. I can see why you like this time of year! You always put together such beautiful vignettes !! I love the silver and pretty.

  3. Love love love all the white and silver (and oh the bling too!) Very beautiful!
    Glad you enjoyed my's probably my very favorite thing at Christmas. (I think because my son loves it so much and wants to help put it out!)
    Have a great week and have fun decorating!

  4. You have such a great talent for arrangments! Everything looks so beautiful and sparkling. Simple stuninng!

  5. Beautiful! You have so many pretty things. I love that Christmas print in the gorgeous big frame! My signature isn't working either... I hope I don't have to make a new one! :)

  6. I love the colors and textures you are using. They are stunning. Very festive.

  7. Ooohhh! So pretty, just love all your sparkly elements!

  8. I love this! Everything looks so beautiful together!


  9. Hi Kim! Thanks for sharing your creative talent and ideas. I have really enjoyed looking through your photos. I love your white pine cones and jingle bells in a jar. And I am going to have a go at making a paper wreath, after viewing the beautiful one you created.
    I have also always loved Christmastime decorating, and have just posted 7! posts on my blog, showing off what our home looks like this Christmas. You are very welcome to view as well, if you get the chance.
    Hope your days are Merry and Bright.

  10. So beautiful picture, all looks very nice!

  11. thank you for mentioning where you saw similar items this year- that's so very helpful! LOVE the silver trees!

  12. Love, love and love your holiday decorating! You are soooo good at this vignette stuff. The Santa scene in the gorgeous frame: LOVELY!

  13. Love the silver and white, love the mirror, looks like a church window, beautiful display!

  14. Your vignettes are gorgeous! I love that you included a memory from when you were little with the skeleton key!

  15. just beautiful! love all the creams & silver. Have a Merry Christmas

  16. Well you sure got it going on here. You do a fabulous job! I love the sentiment!

  17. Kim, all your silvery vignettes look beautiful. You do a fabulous job for any time of year! ~ sarah

  18. Love it all, of course, but that vintage christmas print in the frame is amazing! You put the best vignettes together. :)