Our Christmas decor for 2012 uses lots of naturals and collections.
Our family room mantel construction is still not complete (a long story) so today I am sharing some vignettes throughout our home. Also in the family room is an armoire and I added my galvanized collection to the top. Greens, pine cones and a wheat sheaf add the naturals.
Our living room is decorated with mercury glass, neutrals and naturals. This old dresser is the home of a vignette that includes ironstone, mercury glass, an old chippy window, pine cones, greens, beads, glass balls and a silver statue of Madonna and child. I shared more photos of this vignette here.
The front porch of our home welcomes guests with another natural and neutral scheme. More photos are in this post.
Also on our front porch is this chippy paned window vignette.
Our dining room table is decorated simply with birch bark wrapped candles and an assortment of new and vintage canning jars with tealights or little trees in faux snow.
The china cabinet in our dining room is filled with white dishes, ironstone, pinecones and fresh pine.
The recycling cabinet in our kitchen has a little grouping including a Willow Tree angel and a Crown canning jar with faux snow and bottle brush tree.
Fresh greens and an ornament cluster on the mirror at the sink.
The open kitchen shelves are decorated with part of my Crown mason jar collection, vintage Christmas bulbs and other vintage pieces.
On the breakfast counter I filled a glass cannister with cookie cutter and wooden rolling pins.
A tricky spot for good lighting, this Santa and wooden spools vignette is in the stairway going to our second floor. I shared more photos in this post.
Just yesterday I picked up this pine table and bench from a kijiji seller. It will be painted in the new year. The guys garage was like and episode of the TV show American Pickers. I spotted this typesetters drawer and an old picture frame and the guy took $5 for each. This morning I cleaned them well and by afternoon I had myself a quick little Christmas vignette with vintage religious statues, rosaries, another Willow angel, more mason jar tealight holders and a mason jar lamp.
I really need to figure out how to get better lighting in rooms like our powder room too. My husband brought home tons of extra flowers from work today. I quickly made up a few arrangements including this wood tote filled with shades of pink flowers and vintage glass bulbs. I wish you could see the true colours of the lovely flowers. When they fade I will replace the blooms with greenery.
These pretty pink roses are huge and the arrangement is on the ledge between our dining room and basement stairs. The vintage wool blanket in red, pink and grey was a thrift store find.
I am almost finished arranging everything, but since it starts to get dark here before 5 pm I ran out of light for photos. I will be sharing more tomorrow and all next week. Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to checking out lots of links at the following parties...
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors
Holiday Home Vignettes Link Party at Southern Hospitality