Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Christmas Vignette



The original part of our house at Love and Life at Leadora was built in 1876.   What I like best about my house is that it is filled with charm and details that newer homes don't always have.  However, rooms in my home are small, and unfortunately there is not a lot of space for Christmas trees.  In the past, I've squeezed in a snowman Christmas tree in the dining room and then cringed every time one of the kids or dogs rubbed up against it.  So this year I decided to do a different kind of tree, and I used my white ironstone to do it. 



My inspiration came from a Mary Engelbreit print that my mother gave me.   Why is it that pretty Christmas prints are always hard to find?   Anyway, the cost of the print was free, and although I paid to have it framed and mattted, it was totally worth it.   Then I went to my snowman collection and chose my very favorite ones to display.   






I think compared to everyone else in blogland, I am really behind with my Christmas decorating.  I need to finish my dining room corner cabinet (I'm still tweaking), and I haven't even began the outside.  Oh, and gifts?  I haven't even bought one!  How are your Christmas preparations coming?
Ornament Party

24 comments:

  1. Your snowman display looks straight out of magazine. LOVE IT! We're still bare outside too. It never quite happened aside from the treehouse. Don't even get me started on gift buying. I'm behind...so behind.

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  2. So cute! I love all the ironstone and I'm thinking the sweet little snowmen are loving it too. They all look so happy! Who wouldn't love haning out with such pretty things!

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  3. looks like you collect snowmen? I collect Santas... I have only decorated a "condo-size" tree w/santas but haven't gotten any further!
    why oh why does my favorite season fly by?
    love your displays... and especially the ME print (I have the same one).

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  4. I love all the snowmen! Especially the one with the button legs! And trust me you are way ahead of me....Christmas is what 2 weeks away and I am still decorating! hehe Thank you for stopping by The Real Life Mom! I really appreciate your kind words!

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  5. This is great! Love the size of the pictures...you can really see all of the details...the close ups of the individual snowmen are wonderful. My favorite is the little guy with the button legs.(-: The print looks good too - best post ever!

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  6. Great Christmas display! I love how you used a cake stand to show off all your Christmas decoations- cute idea!

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  7. This was absolutely inspired! What a wonderful way to show off BOTH collections!

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  8. Oh Heather,
    I love, love, love your ironstone Christmas tree. How very clever. And how sweet are all your snowmen. I ♥ Snowmen! Your vignette looks absolutely beautiful and festive.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  9. I am here by way of
    Brenda's welcome wagon. I sometimes envy those that don't decorate or shop early.
    Love your ME picture and corner. The snowmen in your last post are so cute. Love how you display them. Welcome

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  10. Cute, cute, cute! Love your festive colors too!
    Brenda

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  11. Jolly snowmen! Merry Chrismas

    (I am visiting from Brenda Kula's Welcome Wagon)

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  12. Absolutely stunning display! Happy to have found you from Cozy Little House. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Tammy@ www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

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  13. Heather! That is the most adorable "tree". I love it. Just bookmarked it for next year!

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  14. I love how you used the ironstone and tweaked with snowmen. Outstanding!

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. Oh, do come and post your "tree" this Sunday at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. I adore your white ironstone.

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  17. I love the snowmen display. My favorite is the one with legs from buttons and spools. Adorable. I'm visiting from Brenda's. Congrats on the feature!

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  18. I agree ~ the new header is awesome...

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  19. Love all the snowmen! Very pretty!

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  20. Nicely done! I understand about not having room for Christmas trees. I do theme garlands. I have a snow man ornament garland around the back window in my kitchen, an angel ornament garland around the bathroom mirror, and antique ornament garland over the archway between my dining room/living room (pictured on my blog), and a kids toy garland going up my stairway. Lots of decorating, but very fun. My family looks forward to it every year.

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