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Christmas vignettes...

 One of my favorite decorating activities is
 setting up 
vignettes that are both 
beautiful and useful.
Organizing functional Christmas pieces
to be pulled out with ease.

 Our new enlarged table has been festively covered with a 
vintage Mexican serape...

Next up 
was the 'buffet'
stocked with the Christmas dishes
that survived my editing
leaving simply 
the  dishes I love and  use.

 and  next
 the fun part
fluffing the vignettes...
mixing in memorable childhood pieces... 

 with the useful...

for the first time I was smitten with 
red carnations....
this year they spoke
 fresh, rustic and bold
to me.
so out came the floral foam and and an expresso cup....

and in minutes
a new Christmas arrangement...
one that I know will last weeks...
for very little expense.

 and onto the shelf it was moved...

A great aspect of buffet vignettes
is they move so easily
 to garnish
impromptu coffee with great friends...

 Having everything on the ready
makes entertaining a breeze...

 Wishing you love and joy
 as you style your life

thanks so for stopping by


  1. YOu are absolutely adorable and elegant, I love the way you write and share. Can I come over and have a cup of coffee or tea with you?!

  2. gina, I sure wish you could come for coffee...we'd have So much to talk about!

  3. The snowman is adorable!! Did one of your kids make it? I love all the bright, cheery red. And I like the new design of your blog! :)