I like putting Christmas candles, etc. in basket or tray. It is so much easier if you keep them together and it looks nice too.
Below are a few suggestions from past and present Christmas vignettes that you might find helpful in putting a vignette together.
These little snowmen are outside on the Lanai. They greet guests as they come in.
Perhaps you can get a few ideas, so feel free to use anything you like.
We can start with the guest bath or the hallway bath….now this may sound a little strange but I have a little train that lights up and is constantly playing Christmas music and it sits on the vanity alongside a tall Christmas tree. Very simple yet effective.
Music? In the bathroom?
I apologize because some of these pictures are dark….some of these pictures are to show you how the vignette looks all lit up at night.
First, I will show you my nativity vignette.
I put a white light bulb behind the angel looking down on the manger scene…
but then I decided I wanted a blue light bulb to make it appear as if it were evening.
We have so many vignettes with lights that it can become a chore to turn them on each evening.
Many years ago, the Captain purchased the little “foot” buttons which allowed me to walk to the vignette or Christmas tree and just step on the button….no bending or searching for the plug and outlet.
AND then the Captain outdid himself and found these wonderful devices that allow me to simply sit in one spot and push buttons to light up the different vignettes.
I now have a collection of these sitting on my desk.
These, along with the automatic timers on some vignettes, allow me to light up everything in a matter of seconds.
I have several train vignettes….in high places.
You can’t see it very well, but this set of red mercury candles are sitting in a little basket, along with fake snow and greenery and red berries.
This little vignette is for Santa’s cookies and milk on Christmas eve.
Above are the gingerbread houses all clustered together on my kitchen cabinets.
Even the chandeliers have greenery and bows as you can see in the picture below.
The sugar plums (or candy vignette) …I especially like because of the Santa drinking hot cocoa and holding a plate of cookies. And there is something about an apothacary jar full of Christmas candy that is irresistible.
Each vignette tells a story…no words are needed.
In the above vignette, I used a three tiered stand to cluster white Christmas trees and candy canes.
I decorate every room because I like to keep Christmas special and magical…sometimes it is a simple decoration like a candle with a candle ring of greenery……
or it could be a stack of vintage coffee cups with small ornaments tucked inside, sitting on a night stand….
Or a wrapped Christmas present with a cup and saucer and holly leaves and berries sitting on top of a chair in the bedroom.
or a small white pitcher with a couple candy canes and a sprig from a fir Christmas tree sitting on your kitchen counter.
A recent addition is the clustering of presents in co-ordinating colors under the pastel tree.
Maybe no one will see a few of these little vignettes of Christmas in parts of your home…but you will see them and if it makes you smile, then it is all worthwhile isn’t it?
Whatever you choose, I am sure it will bring the Christmas Spirit to your home just as it does my home.
Blessings and hugs to all…
you boggle my mind with your energy and creativity. Everything is beautiful as usual. Love you, Ann
Thanks Annie! Merry Christmas!
Kari I’m exhausted just keeping up your ever more Christmas decor blogs and I marvel at your enthusiasm and energy for Christmas. I love the designs, they are all so unique and just so pretty.
I knew your “storm cupboard” was an Aladdin cave but how on earth do you remember where you have tucked everything else away… and the 10 (at least) Christmas trees.. I have a theory you just cling film them and hang them like turkeys in the butchers window in your garage until next year… Hehehe!
Hopefully you will have some little ones visiting that will be able to marvel in awe at GGs winter wonderland. What lovely memories you are making.
Warmest hugs xx
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.:)
You are so funny…and the answer for tree decor is labels my friend…tub labels. The trees are boxed and hang from garage ceiling racks, remember?
However, I love your idea of cling wrap, but I did switch out two of the tree decors this year. The decor from the master bedroom’s 9 foot “white” tree went on the living room 12 foot “nature/woodland” tree…and vice versa, so the cling wrap would not have worked for those two…and yes, I did have to buy additional “white” ornaments to make up the 3 foot difference. 🙂
We had our annual Christmas Open House on the 3rd of December and had about 50 people attend (we invited 80) so they all enjoyed the decorations and vignettes. Many were taking pics (and selfies too) in and about the rooms. Now, there will be a few more intimate (6 or less) dinner parties that we have planned (some of who couldn’t make the Christmas Party) which are like the icing on the cake. A more relaxed atmosphere.
You should come visit at Christmas time…however, I know it is hard to leave family during the Holidays.