Saturday, December 4, 2010

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, The Christmas Addition!

I am late to the party, but still wanted to join in.  I love vignettes and have really enjoyed looking at all of yours!  So I thought that I would link to the party over at Rhonda's.

However with a toddler and pre-schooler in addition to the other children I am only able to decorate during naps.  I also use nap time to have an uninterrupted lunch and get caught up on paper work.  As a result I have A LOT of decorating left to do.

On a side note we were finally able to import pictures by moving the SD card side to side! UGH.

So here is a peek at what I have done so far.  I have already tweaked it a little (I know it is a sickness) since I took these photos but the camera batteries died, we are all out of AA and I have not wanted to brave Wal-Mart for just batteries.


Well this is how this area looked back in June.  I had change it a little since then(remember sickness).


Well here is how it looked two days ago.  I added another blue ball to the jar with the “snow”and  replaced the flowers in the vase with red and blue balls.

Starting with the top left: the tall milk glass vase and red beady stuff was already there(the blue beady stuff came from Wal-Mart around Halloween when the Christmas stuff first came out) as was the small blue vase and it’s red beady stuff and the clear vase with the mercury glass beads(they were just on the other side)  I shopped the house and found the scalloped blue planter, I candle was on clearance at AC More and I glittered it myself with fabulous Martha Stewart glitter in turquoise.  I had the little silver tray in my stash and moved the milk glass compote and decorative paper ball that I made from the bottom shelf.  The picture of my son also came from another spot in the house.  You may remember when I picked up that little planter last summer from here.  The tree I made using the tutorial from the fabulous Stephanie Lynn at Under The Table and Dreaming.  Everything for the tree came from my stash.

Now on to the bottom shelf starting on the left: the blue glass basket was in our dining room, it was my grandmothers.  I simply added red Christmas ornaments that we had.  The books were already there.  The tray was also already there.  I “borrowed” the statue of Mary from the étagère on the other side of the living room (sorry I couldn’t resist).  I had the little jar in my stash and I bought the “snow” a couple of months ago for .10 cents a bag.  They were brand new bags.  The urn with the blue ornaments came from the thrift store last week.  It was only a dollar!  I love it!  The ornaments were also a dollar and came from the same trip to the thrift store.  Everything else I had and just moved in from another area.




I do have couple of other areas finished, but you will have to wait to see them!


Thanks for hosting such a fun party Rhonda.


  1. Hi Michelle, and thank you for your thoughtful comment on my mantle, I really appreciate it! You have some beautiful items there to work with... i bet it would be a lot of fun going thrift 'sailing' with you! Happy Holidays!

  2. Love all the blue. Especially the blue ornaments.

  3. I really like all your turquoise blues for Christmas. Have fun with the rest of your decorating.
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

  4. Michelle, thanks for the sweet comments! Thanks for joining the party with your pretty vignette. Merry Christmas!

  5. Wow, you really have your have your hands full. Congrats on even getting started on the decorations! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

  6. What sweet touches of blue - they really added some pizzaz !

    Thanks for stopping by Lavender Hill - I'm now your newest follower !


  7. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria


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