Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas sneak peek

I'm way behind in my Christmas decorating this year. Since I don't  have my decorations unpacked yet, I decided to create a little vignette in my dining area with thrift store and Dollar tree finds. 

I found some cute polar bears at Dollar tree, so I created a whimsical display.  


A sweet little snow globe added to my glass jar. 

A cute set of  bears for my basket with some vintage ornaments and pine cones. I already had the candle and added a striped fabric ribbon. 


 I created a  Christmas banner with some quirky alphabet letter stamps I had.  Adding to the whimsical feel. 


I've always liked polar bears for a Christmas vignette. This one is so cute, waving it's little paw.  I haven't had much luck at Dollar tree lately, so I was glad to find these. Also, a thrift store vintage Christmas mug. 

Something sweet and simple with a few vintage ornaments as well. 





I  also repurposed my wall pocket and created a joy banner.

I put it together with some faux Christmas berries, banner with rick rack trim and fabric ribbon.  

Adding a little Joy to the season. 


I wanted to reuse my small chalkboard so I added some scrapbook paper and a Christmas printable. 
I love the old fashioned vintage look of this paper. I added some snowflakes I created to add to the winter theme. 
A closer view of  the old fashioned Santa and the silver embossed snowflakes. 
I love this image of the horses trudging through the snow.
I don't remember where I found this chalkboard printable, but it is one  of my favorite Christmas hymns. 

A closer look at my Christmas snow globe.  I always enjoy putting together a few simple things and adding a festive touch for very little. Just a little sneak peek of what I've been doing. More decorating on the way. Thanks for stopping by!


14 comments:

  1. For someone who says she is behind, you have done a lot. I love all the simple little vignettes, but my favorite is the JOY banner.
    There is a basket to hang from the front door on the top of my Christmas wish list. I like the idea of swapping it out by season or holiday. I might just copy your idea with the berries if I am lucky enough to get it.

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  2. Oh my gosh! I love everything!! My favorite...one of my favorites...the berry spray with the JOY banner...another favorite...the embossed snowflakes...and the snow globe in the jar--kind of a snow globe within a snow globe:) Glad I found your blog, Diane. Maybe you'd have a chance to check mine out: Adirondack Girl @ Heart:)

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  3. Everything looks great!! Love, love, love what you did with the chalkboard!!
    ~Cindy

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  4. So sweet. I love the mix of red, white, and silver. It's so much to decorate for Christmas!

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  5. I'd say you've done very well without unpacking your Christmas stuff. I've often wondered what it would be like if I just didn't unpack the boxes one year and just simplified to a great degree. Might be nice for a change.

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  6. Hi Diane,

    Such a calm and charming Christmas scene, starring my favourite colours, with a dash of powdery whimsy and sparkly fun! The wall pocket of berries is just TOO sweet!

    Merry Christmas!

    Poppy

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  7. Diane I am loving your vignette. I love the little polar bears also, but my favorite is the JOY banner! I'm pinning that! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  8. Great touches you've created, and it doesn't appear that you are behind at all.

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  9. For someone who is behind with decorating, this is amazing. I don't think you are behind at all. I love bears and yours are too cute. The banners are all marvelous. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Everything looks great. I especially love the joy banner and the way you dressed up your chalkboard! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Oh so pretty. Everything looks fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I hopped over from your feature at The Cottage Market to see your decorations today. They're adorable!

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