Howdie doodie friends. Now how about that Mantel Party! Isn’t it amazing how many variations people can come up with on what is basically the same thing: a long stretch to decorate for Christmas. I even spotted a few Mantel decs with the same elements as mine: pinecones, mercury silver and white and twiggy wreaths. Same elements maybe, but they were still so unique and definitely different from mine, loved it!
Ok so yesterday was mantels and today is vignettes. Because this Thursday is the Day of Rhoda’s (Southern Hospitality) Christmas vignette party. And you all know how I love a good vignette, that party had my name all over it, (well mine and probably a gazillion other blogging vignetting Christmas aficionados), so I definitely had to get ready for this one.
So then, on to my vignette. Again the theme repeats itself. Simple, sparkly and with a touch of nature. Oh yeah and thrifty too.
A few empty branches in a vase decorated with some small sparkly crystals and silver balls. And your everyday vegetable tins turned into lanterns.
All those greys, of the branches, the rocks, the decorations and the tins, harmonize so elegantly.
And yet the sparkle of the reflecting surfaces and the twinkle of the candle lights make this a festive little corner.
Branches and rocks from my garden. Tins out of the recycle bin and the little decorations came from some candle drip catchers I bought a few months ago at the discount store and didn’t even use until I took them apart.
I especially love this little heart of silver wire. Wish I knew how to make one of these, I’d love a bigger one.
I think this vignette is exactly what I had in mind when I envisioned my simpler Christmas this year.
It is relaxed and easy-going, simple yet elegant and combines my love for nature with homemade and thrifty.
These tins are easy to make, although I definitely took the long route in making them. I love them anyway. The candlelight shines so beautifully through them, especially at night. And now that I have worked out the proper way to make them, I might just make a whole slew of them.
Want to make some too? Check back here tomorrow and I’ll show you how to do it right the first time
But first I’d suggest you start some serious bloghopping and go admire all the other beautiful vignettes that will be linked up to Rhoda’s Party.
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