Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Vignettes

I'm excited to show you my Christmas vignettes from the perspective of my bleh point and shoot camera - at night.  With no flash.
No one tells you when you sign up for this blog business that you should also be a professional photographer, right?  

I'm telling you - how I got pictures tonight I have NO idea.  But tomorrow is such a busy day, it was now or never!
PS...It's my blogiversary today!!  Go HERE to leave a comment if you want a shot (Get it?  Ha!) at winning a $10 giftcard to Starbucks or leave a comment here!  Easy!

On with the show!
 My entry table....pretend you don't see the cord that I haven't hidden yet. 
 I just tucked in some ornaments to a light wrapped garland.  So easy Greg even helped me.  Not kidding!
 I made this last January and it has sat on my dresser all year.  I will be glad to pack this away January 1st!  But this is fun for the kids and keeps them from asking me " many more days till..."
 My kitchen buffet....
 I just got this little glittered church at Wal-Mart for $1.00 (!!) on Monday.  I think it is so sweet!
 Same for the Merry Christmas ornament...I might have to go back and pick up some more.
 Part of my Christmas village.  I spent hours painting these and I have so many that I usually don't even put them all out every year.  They look so cute all lit up at night and the boys love putting their Star Wars figures in the village.  
R2 likes to hang out at the gas station.
I might have to redo this picture in the morning.  This is my Ballard chandy that I just love.  I cut a wreath in half and then re-tie it onto the chandelier.  Everything is stuck in there precariously...should be fine unless we get an earthquake during dinnertime. 
 Lots of little crystal beads, poinsettias and sprays from Hob Lob.
 I love love love these white wooden snowflakes!  I got these years ago at Target and every year I hope that they will have more.  No luck yet!
This was my chandelier last year.  I have changed out from gold to silver this year all over the house for a little something different without spending any money!
  Thanks for stopping by!  
Looking forward to seeing how everyone else is decorating over at Rhoda's Christmas Vignette party!
You can also go to Julia's to see more great homes decorated for the holidays! 
Also linking up to the Open House at Coastal Charm and the party at No Minimalist Here! Fun!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful festive vignettes!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks soooo pretty...lovin' how you did your chandy in the kitchen!!!! I’m hosting a Christmas Open House on the 9th…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!


House of Smiths said...

So pretty! I love the hanging snowflakes from the light :)
Wow... your house is SO ready for Christmas! You go girl!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kristen, you have some beautiful vignettes in your home for Christmas! I wish I had the surface area to actually create them in my home, but, alas, I am limited! I usually decorate my dining and kitchen table, the top of my piano, and mantle and tree. Thanks so much for sharing your fun, festive home!

Lani @ Diapers and Divas said...

Love the chandy decor! I'm stealing it (sneaky sneaky)! Beautiful stuff!!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Happy Blogiversary! All of your decorations are so pretty and festive. And your pics didn't turn out half bad. ;)

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Wow Kristen...its all so beautiful. I love your villages..I have a collection myself (it is hard to display them all). You have done a wonderful job bringing some Christmas cheer to your home, very inviting. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and visiting my blog.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

You have been super busy! I still have to drag out my odds and ends. Tonight we are decorating the last tree. Everything at your home looks really nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have many fun projects - love your food storage area. My pantry is horribly small too - this would be so great to have!

Anonymous said...

Your christmas decor puts mine to shame. Please just open up a shop in your garage and sell this stuff or teach people like me how to make it. You astound me.

Michelle said...

Love your decorating! Especially the entry table and am laughing b/c I have the same card holder and love it!

A Vintage Chic said...

Kristen! How come I wasn't aware you had this beautiful blog?! I'm right on top of things, I tell ya!

So glad you came by so I could figure it out--love your gorgeous vignettes--you're a fabulous decorator, my friend!

Your family is look very happy! So glad!

Thanks for the sweet comment you left...I still sit and learn something new from Mom everytime we're girls love to do that, too. They're coming for Christmas & we're so excited!

I'll be back soon!


we three dogs and me said...

You will probably laugh but I got a chandy at thrift store just so I could decorate it. It isn't even hooked up to electric be cause there is no wiring for it. I just thought it could be decorated for all seasons.I even found differant colored shades and crystal drops for it. Every thing is lovely Have a happy holiday

Fritzi Marie said...


love love,

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love it all -- those wooden snowflakes ARE awesome! So pretty!

Heather said...

I loved your comment about being a professional photographer! For me, taking the photo can be very nerve wracking!

All your decorations are beautiful! Love all the light fixtures!

Katie@YogaGal said...

This is all so beautiful! I did not get my vignette done, I needed some greenery from outside and it has been freezing here and we have been sick. You have given me some great ideas, especially the church in the hurricane lamp- brilliant!

If you are ever in Atlanta, Ballard Design has an OUTLET! We were there two weeks ago and it is just as awesome as it sounds. Thank you for commenting over at Yoga Gal- new follower!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

I love your hand painted Christmas village. Everything looks beautiful.

Alicia said...

Your decorations are lovely!

Laura said...

I loved your chandeliers. I decorated mine over the island this year, but I didn't use greenery or a wreath. I just used mesh netting. Maybe next year I'll use some greenery. Thanks for the idea!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love that little Wal-Mart church...soooo cute. thanks for coming to my OPEN HOUSE:)