Life for me has been a whirlwind of activity with very little downtime lately. I've neglected holiday decorating, holiday baking, and I've been somewhat of a Scrooge. (I also haven't tended to my garden for about four years, but that's a story I'll save for Spring....)
This year, my kids are *slightly* older, my feet are *kind of* back on the ground, I'm *sort of* getting more sleep, and I HANDED IN THE FINAL COPY OF MY THESIS TONIGHT!!! I feel like I have all the free time in the world!!!
And that means I actually had a minute to create a holiday vignette for Rhoda's Vignette Party. When I noticed that several of my favorite bloggers were mentioning this vignette party, my first thought was: what the hell is a vignette? (As it turns out, a vignette is nothing more than a little display.) And then I thought: I have time for that this year!
So, I threw some stuff on my bedside table, and voila! It's a vignette! :) Usually the bedside table is also piled with a stack of diapers, some Aquaphor, tissues, and books, but I cleared them off for this occasion. In fact, if I had panned out the photo a little wider, you would see them on the bed.
Here's my favorite little twist pedestal and my new glass cloche. Michael teases me about the cloche a lot, since I like to "put everything under glass." The fake snow and the pinecones are from Michael's, and the little bird is from the Dollar Tree. I love that he's all silvery and fancy.
The dish on the pedestal was a gift. My mom and my aunt Cheryl bought me a set of these vintage dishes, berry bowls, plates, and teacups. I LOVE them, but for the life of me I cannot remember what they are called. They are so delicate that I rarely use them, but this seemed safe enough. Look at the pattern on this rim. Isn't is gorgeous? Love.
I used a dish from the same collection to hold my mercury glass ornaments. These are from the same collection I have on my mantel....the ones that were originally my Mom's. Did you know that it is impossible to take a photo of mercury glass ornaments without getting yourself in the reflection? It's true. Can you tell I'm in my pajamas? :)
I can't wait to show you this next photo, because I am so proud of it. Check out the sun flare. I did that on purpose! I love it!
This is a reproduction Christmas card that I picked up at Home Goods a few years ago. They came in a pack of 12, but I never sent any, because I couldn't decide which 12 people to send one to. So now I just use them for decoration! Aren't they cute? Here's a photo without the sun flare.
I picked up the little red and white "ribbon candy" ornaments at the Dollar Tree.
And my Valentine's Day gift from last year, my Pottery Barn Charleston Vintage Clock, sits atop a couple of children's Christmas books.
So, that's my holiday vignette! I give it a few hours before it's covered with diapers and tissues again.
I'm linking up to Rhoda's Vignette Party and Very Merry Vintage Style. Check out their sites for some beautiful holiday vignettes!