Then I saw the Christmas Vignette party at Southern Hospitality. Probably easier for me since I have favorite decorations that I can showcase
Case in point is this metal three-tiered stand I have on my bedroom dresser.
This stand displays some of my most treasured and meaningful decorations. The three little angel bells in the middle were my late mother-in-law's. They are sweet, delicate, and honest-to-goodness vintage (Nesco). The expressions on their faces are just...heavenly.
The bottom tier displays a hand-tatted doily made by my husband's grandmother. The gold pocket watch was my grandfather's. I had the little gold filagree frame and used a fragment from an old Christmas card to add a little color.
The top tier has a newer resin Christmas tree to add a little silvery sparkle.
I love to decorate my dining room. It's the least-used room (and neatest--HA!) in the house but I just love the paint color: Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. It is so soft and pretty and coordinates well with my antiqued white sideboard and fruitwood finished dining table and chairs.
This year, I found this little fellow at HomeGoods for about 10 bucks
and decided to put him under a cloche so that it looked like a snowglobe.
This snowman echoes the reproduction Victorian advertising sign on the sideboard:
My color scheme in the dining room vignette is blue, charcoal gray, and cream. I have a bird theme, including a vintage bird cage and three white and grey birds from Dollar Tree. Two are elevated on an ornate charcoal tray
and one is in the bird cage. (Hmm, I think I need to add a bit of cascading ribbon.)
I also included a nest with eggs and a pinecone tree to lend texture and an organic feel. The shimmery snowflakes are from Dollar Tree. The plates were purchased at Walmart on clearance a couple of years ago.
Finally, I have a strange little alcove near my powder room that is very narrow. I have a metal baker's rack that I use to stage some romantic accessories:
I found this lovely angel a couple of years ago. It seems that I have a penchant for birds and angels! Maybe it's a wing thing?! HA!
Must be, because I braved the bitter cold in Canton, Texas, last year to score 50% off of this gorgeous piece to literally deck my hall. She is dusted in mica which gives her a vintage look.
I'm off to tackle the mantel! Merry Christmas!