I love creating vignettes--little patches of Christlight here and there throughout our home. A couple of my favorites are pretty much the same from year to year.
The chest in my foyer is a favorite spot for some festive decor--some magnolia leaves and a red sphere tealight holder bid a happy greeting to anyone who walks in the door. A bonus is that you can see the reflection of the lighted garland on the stairway banister.
This chest always features the wonderful antique choirboys I inherited from my mother. I love the way they spell "Noel." Of course, sometimes I find them re-arranged to spell "Leon," but that's because I have boys of my own.
My boys were all born in the springtime--in 1991, 1993, and 1997. Since my oldest son was just a few months old at Christmastime, and since he already had every toy imaginable, I decided to make his biggest Christmas gift that year a keepsake from his birth year. In 1991, Lenox introduced a series of plates called "Trees Around the World," so that's what I got him. I added the 1993 and 1997 plates for the other boys. Every year, I display their plates on the breakfront in my dining room. Don't they look pretty with the magnolia leaves around them?
Oops! Now that I've taken the photos, I see that the middle plate needs a few more magnolia leaves beside it.
This year, we've added a very special vignette to our Christmas decor. My youngest son, Lee, is a Lego fanatic. He reviews Legos on YouTube (check him out: LegoLee329). This fall, my husband bought Lee two Lego Christmas buildings. Lee built the sets and created a Christmasy scene for our kitchen table (Mom provided a cutting board covered with some white felt as the base for the scene).
Lee dug through his collection of Legos to find special supplements to the Christmas sets. I like the way he has children visiting Santa here beside the village Christmas tree:
And here, a patron is purchasing a tree from the Christmas tree lot. See how his tree is tied to the roof of his car? Believe me, no brick was left unturned in the creation of this scene.
Check out all the fun Christmas vignettes at Rhoda's party!