December 11, 2012

Christmas Vignettes in small spaces

I showed you “my” mantel last week, but I don’t have a mantel.  That was in my mom’s house.  As many of you know, we’re living in a tiny apartment under my parents’ house, so Christmas decorating space is limited.  But I thought I could still show it off, because I love our little Christmas vignettes!

I got to re-use the book page wreath I made for my mom’s fall mantel, and I’m loving it!!  I paired it with a fresh swag from the farm that we got our Christmas tree, and some silvery pinecone garland from Michaels.  The glitter “NOEL” from Michaels just finishes it off!



I decorated my DIY wine rack with some white and metallic accents.


I put one of my yarn trees on the left.  I bought this reindeer at a thrift store a few years ago, and I love it!  The mirror up top was a yard sale find that was spray painted & distressed.


The mercury glass was from Kohls, and I re-used the painted sticks from last year’s Christmas decorations.  Ornaments are from the Dollar store!


I have this little vignette on our side table…nothing fancy!  The candles are electric (on timer) so they give a homey glow every night Smile


Someday I’ll have more of “designer-y” Christmas tree, but for now we have collections of random ornaments that have been collected and gifted over the past years.  We get a Concolor Fir tree (best for allergies).  It’s pretty soft & smells a little citrus-y mixed with pine.



We’re shameless dog parents Smile


Our newest ornament – from our cruise in November!


I love our Christmas decorations this year!  Simple, light, and true to us.

What is your “theme” for Christmas decorations this year?  Do you have a traditional tree like me?


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  1. I liked the metallic vignette the best! great reindeer find!

  2. Beautiful vignettes! I love the first one, simple and so pretty. The wreath goes so well with the noel and the garland.

  3. You have such pretty vignettes through your home. I’ve been loving the yarn trees and yours is so soft and shimmery. You’ve got a beautiful home all ready for Christmas!

  4. Beautiful decor. I especially love the wreath! I’d love to have you stop by my weekly link party and link this up.

  5. Your white and metallick Christmas decoration looks so elegant!

  6. love it and am looking forward to making a similar wreath soon!

    mmmmmmm, i’m sleepy just seeing the lovely photos!

    if you have a moment, we’d love you to drop by and enter the giveaway. hope you win!

    smiles to you.


  7. This is stunning! You’ve created such a beautiful space.

  8. it looks beautiful- love all the silver and white!

  9. That wreath is perfection! I still hang the one I made 3 years ago…it’s a little yellowed. haha I love how you filled in the center of yours. Pretty space, Sister!

  10. Very pretty! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got an exciting giveaway going on now that includes a chance to win a BlendTec. Hope to see you there!

  11. I’m really impressed with your vignette! It reminds me that beautiful decor need not be expensive. Inspiring : ] Happy holidays!

  12. What lovely decorations you have! I love the wreath. I have always wanted to make one!

    Found your site from Todays Creative Blog

  13. I think all of your vignettes are beautiful. Your apartment also looks lovely.
    Love all of the elements you incorporated.

  14. So pretty, Christina! Small places are a big challenge when decorating for the holidays but you did a beautiful job! I’m including a link back in this week’s holiday highlights. 🙂

  15. Your mantel is just beautiful! I really love what you made with the book pages.

  16. That wreath is perfection!!!

  17. I really love paper decorations!!!!

  18. the wreath made out of pages—is there instructions for making this?????


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