I’m having so much fun decorating for Christmas this year. It’s the first time I have decorated more than just the tree, dining room table and a few little items here and there. And it’s my first time I have EVER decorated a vignette! We don’t have a mantel over our fireplace (even though every year I vow to build one) and I have always wanted to put together a pretty Christmas display in our more formal room. SO are you ready for my first Christmas Vignette?
Rustic Red & Gray Christmas Vignette
We tend to put the majority of our Christmas decor in our more formal living room. It’s a room I actually haven’t shown on the blog because it’s been under a very, very slow makeover. Since last Christmas I painted the walls this rich gray color (Storm by Valspar) and naturally the new wall color made me want to completely change the way we have decorated the room in the past for Christmas.
In past years, I’ve used champagne and silvers with a few rustic elements. But this year, after seeing the way my red and white Winter Twig Wreath looked against the gray door I decided to bring some red into the room. It’s definitely a little more casual than I would normally decorate this room, but I think it makes it cozier!
I wrapped a few glass vases in an old knit hat and some felt and then filled them with a mixture of Christmas element: pine cones, ornaments and shredded book pages. The pillars are actually old candle holders that I painted. And do you recognize my little deer? You can learn how to make him here.
I made the NOEL sign using left over plywood, paint and faux cranberries. I love the texture and pop of red it brings to the display. (Tutorial coming soon).
I repurposed an old Book Page Wreath I made last year and gave it a big red burlap bow to fit the season and placed it in an open rustic frame. The mosaic trees are from Target circa 2008 :)
Pine cones are always a great way to bring the outdoors in and bring texture to a space. And these ones are cinnamon scented which makes them that much better!
I’m pretty happy with my FIRST EVER vignette! I think this will be the first of many to come : )
Andrea + Kris + Our Chaos says
Wow, I loooooooove it!! It has such a cozy and warm feel.
Carrie @My Favorite Finds says
Love this! Especially the Noel sign. Pinne d it, and thanks for joining in the 52 Mantels party!
Beautiful! I love the white and red together.
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
Beautiful Mantel! Love the sweater trim on the glass candle holders!
So Lovely, Taryn. The colors are so rich and vibrant.
Heather M says
Love it! Especially your cranberry NOEL sign.
Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says
Now I really wish I had a mantle! Or at least a very deep shelf!
Taryn you seriously blow me away with your creativity and talent. This is absolutely amazing!!
Tonya @ Love of Family & Home says
Very pretty Taryn!! I love the NOEL sign & the reindeer silhouette! Gorgeous!
Elizabeth @ Lizzi's Creations says
So pretty! I especially love the deer!
Shannon Fox says
Looks wonderful!! You have so many fun textures going on. It’s a joy to peek at :)
Dixie n Dottie says
Your mantel is lovely! Love the color scheme! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life says
That cranberry sign is awesome!
very cute! i love hoe classic it is, yet not all traditional!
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Kristy Life-n-Reflection says
Loving your lollies wreath and reindeer wreath most of all!! BEAUTIFUL
your reindeer bust is awesome! did you do a diy post about it yet?
Your Christmas vignette is beautiful-I love your creative handmade touches -so adorable-I’m featuring this on my Saturday Holiday Favorites-have a great weekend-Claire
I love it!! I am such a sucker for anything with deer. I don’t know why… but things like that deer silhouette just get to me. It’s really beautiful. Now I just need some more christmas decorations to make a pretty vignette like this :)
jen @ Tatertots & Jello says
So pretty! I love that deer art. I pinned your mantel and put it on my TT& FB page. Thanks for linking up!!
Well you sure have be a busy gal!
LOVE the cranberry sign and well all of it! Looks like everything will transition well into winter decorations too!
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Chris @ Celebrations At Home says
What a fun rustic yet modern display!
LOVE this!!!!! so so beautiful. especially love the paper medallion wreath! so pretty! love your blog!!!!
Linda @ it all started with paint says
I love your first vignette! So pretty. The deer silhouette is amazing and I love the idea of using hats on vases! Brilliant!