December 1, 2010

A Christmas Vignette

It’s Christmas party time in Blog Land and I am headed over to Rhoda’s at Southern Hospitality for a Christmas Vignette Party and to Deborah’s at Common Ground for some Christmas Vintage Inspiration.
I recently did a little rearranging in our dining room which is to the right of the foyer. This vignette table is at the far end of the room.

This year I am mixing non-Christmas items in with the decorations

I have had this black Oriental serving tray for 20+ years
It has been tucked away upstairs

I used a pair of cream cherubs on the ends of the tray

They have celebrated many Christmas’ with us

The beautiful crown platter is from
the  Marketplace for Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home – a very lucky giveaway win!
More of my pink bottle brush trees are lined up like toy soldiers.

A close up of the cute little mouse in  the vintage arrangement that I bought last week for $3.00
It was in a plastic bowl so I sat it in a pretty white container

One can’t have too many old bottles or seashells
Glass garland and a mercury glass church sit next to them on a vintage silver tray

I dressed up the bottles with vintage glass doorknobs, 
old drawer pulls and tiny silver balls that
Alex transformed into faux mercury glass
See tutorial here.
(***not all silver balls work – she got these at Kroger)

  Cropped  this ‘room’ view photo because “real life”
happened to the dining table surface!!!


P.S. If I am fortunate enough to win these stunning Aidan Gray candlesticks, I will make room for them in my DR vignette.  You should check it out for yourself at Morning T’s beautiful blog…(even if it does lessen my chance to win!) 


  1. Where do you get all this stuff?!! Is there a hidden warehouse of goodies I don't know about here? I love the little mouse arrangement the best!

  2. This is really pretty, Rhonda! I love the sparkle to it. I'm putting bottle brush trees on my wish list! I've been seeing them all over and they always look so good in a vignette!

  3. I love the cute little cherubs and I am with Kathy...where are these bottle brush trees coming from...I've never seen one while out shopping! I also love all the sparkle to your table...really, really pretty!


  4. Hello Rhonda,
    Thanks for visiting my new blog via WW. Your blog is lovely! I like your mix of Christmas and any-day pretty items. I've got the same crown platter - isn't it so regal? It's fun to find folks with similar style in this blog-land.
    Thanks again,

  5. Oh Rhonda- I really like the mix of all those things. I think that makes Christmas decorating all the more wonderful! Hugs-Diana

  6. I love the bottle brush trees and the doorknobs in the bottles are very clever (and pretty!).

  7. Thanks Rhonda, for your sweet words! I'd love to see your lime & red when you get it up too.

    What pretty decor you have, love those bottlebrush trees & all that pretty glassware & mercury glass has me drooling, love all of that. so pretty!

  8. Lovely vignettes, Rhonda.

  9. That is beautiful! I needed an idea for my bathroom vanity. Something like this would work. Very, very pretty!
    Love your blog!

  10. Rhonda, it is all so pretty in pink, glass and silver. Such wonderful patina all together.

  11. Beautiful Rhonda!! It looks so peaceful and serene....and you know I love bottle brush treest! Just gorgeous!

    Course, I'm not over the mantel yet! LOVE IT!

    Lou Cinda :)

  12. Hi Rhonda~ I love your decor and too have a love of cherubs. Thanks so much for posting about my giveaway.
    Happy holidays to you.

  13. Rhonda, what a wonderful vignette, it's just gorgeous... and I always love vintage bottles! Thanks for sharing such lovely eye candy this morning!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  14. Love your decorations. Nice vintage bottles. I like the way you've mixed old with the new.

  15. Hi Rhonda, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love each element and the little mouse is just the cutest!
    Thanks for joining in for VIF!!!
    big hugs,

  16. Hey Rhonda, I love this dreamy vignette. All your elements are just lovely. You have such an ability to mix unusual things together and make it look perfect. Checking out your tutorial for the faux mercury glass ball!

  17. Looks amazing Rhonda. Love how you mixed in the cute little mouse with all mercury glass. I always find loads of good ideas over here.
    Happy decorating,

  18. That is a beautiful vignette of white! I like all the vintage bottle brush trees. Thanks for sharing your Christmas treasures.....Julian

  19. Hi Rhonda... everything is just beautiful! I love how you are mixing everyday treasures in with your vintage Christmas ones... xoxo Julie Marie

  20. ...a girl after my own heart, silver trays and pretty little vignettes ~ LOVE it!!
    Happy VIF, holiday style!!
    xo, Rosemary

  21. Your vignettes are so beautiful! I had to laugh at your comment about your dining table:)

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that you win the lovely candlesticks!!!

  22. G'eve Rhonda ~ I love the everyday mix with the seasonal treasures, you have done a beautiful presentation ... I do this all the time.

    Happy Christmas days
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  23. I love your mix of goodies for your vignette. I'm all into this old white look so it gives me goosebumps! Jacqueline

  24. Love the little vintage mouse tucked into all the holiday decorations.

  25. Oh Friend,
    Thanks for sharing your lovely Vintage Christmas vignette!!! Everything about it is so charming!!
    Hope you Holiday is a Blessed one!!

  26. So pretty. I like the combination of the ironstone and the mercury glass. And the bottle brush trees of course.

  27. Simple gorgeous! Good luck on the giveaway!

  28. Rhonda your Christmas vignette is simply beautiful! I'm really loving the bottle brush trees this year that I've seen in blogland. I just might have to pick me up a few. Thanks for sharing a part of your Christmas with all of us.

    Enjoy your day,

  29. Rhonda it is precious and elegant all in one!

  30. How Beautiful ~ Have a great weekend

  31. Rhonda, it's all so pretty. Love the little mouse! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous vignettes.


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