Monday, December 16, 2013

It's the little things

It's the little things
that can make your holiday
decorations more memorable.

Little scenes.

Little collections.

Little groupings.

My friend and I were just talking
about Christmas decorating
the other day, 
and I mentioned that for me ---
Christmas never goes up the same way
that it did the year before.

Though we may pull out 
the same old boxes
of holiday decorations 
year after year 
things get placed in 
different spots
and are mixed with recent finds
or older items 
to create a new look. 

Is that how it is at your place?

Always inventing 
a new way to reuse
the same old things? 

Why not?!?

It keeps it fresh.
Makes it interesting.

Kind of fun to get the
creative juices flowing. 

Spent the whole day with a friend, 
a super crazy talented blogging friend,
that many of you know.
Will tell you all about her
and why we spent the day together
when she gives me the 
"go ahead".

 The house is all set.
Now to get some shopping done!


Sarah said...

Alison, your vignettes are charming. You are teasing us with your snippets. I want to see more! '-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous vignettes Alison!!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Your Christmas vignettes are so beautiful! Love each and every one.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful vignettes, Alison and yes I always try to do things a bit different each year.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I am totally with you, I change it up each year. I love mixing things together that I might not have thought about doing the year before. My taste seems to change, too,,,what's up with that? Anyway, your collections look wonderful. I especially like the cloche with the rider under it:) Happy holidays to you and yours, friend!

Lynne said...

So beautiful . . .

I do some things the same . . . like the candle in the window to invite in from the cold . . . my "Ah Friends. . . ." writing. My mother's Hummel Nativity, Scherenschnitte cuttings on the window panes . . . Greens are different, berries and pinecones . . . changing things is part of the joy . . .

Your decorating, style, home . . . stunning!

Rebecca said...

You're SO good with the "little things"! It's always a joy to see what you're up to ♥

Merry Christmas.

Ron said...

Your vignettes are always my favorite. I too put things out differently each and every year. Have a Meery Christmas, Alison. xo

Angie Forte said...

Beautiful decor! I like the idea of covering books in different plaid paper for the vignette. And, yes! I love changing up where I put my decorations every year. You have a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Your vignettes always inspire me. The little things in a home are the real treasures for me. I do the same, use my Christmas decorations in different ways each year. So pretty.
Can't wait to hear your good news and who the mysterious "known" blogger is.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Sweet decorations you have Alison.

Karena Albert said...

I am with you Alison, I love moving the holiday decor around and creating lovely vignettes. Yours are delightful!

The Arts by Karena

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Your decorations are absolutely gorgeous!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, all of your holiday vignettes are just gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Pura Vida said...

If anyone knows how to pull the little things together for something's you!

NanaDiana said...

It IS the little things! I love everything you have done here. You are SUCH a tease to not tell us who you spent the day with- xo Diana

therelishedroost said...

Each vignette is perfection!! I love them all!

Babs Richman said...

Alison, Your little groupings are lovely. I especially like the one with the little package tied with the brown velvet bow. I also try to use my old things in new ways, but your "old things" are so much more beautiful. :) Thanks for all your inspiration.
xo Babs

cindy hattersley design said...

I completely agree. I can't bear to do the same thing year after year. I love using my christmas treasures in different ways! Those napking rings are simply gorgeous!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I mix it up every year, too. It is so fun for me and the decorating part makes my holiday! Love all your equestrian touches. I thought one year I will do a tree of all horse ribbons my daughter won, plus horsey things. Have a wonderful holiday and happy countdown to Christmas! xo Nancy

Curtains in My Tree said...

I always like seeing your horse things and the red plaids
They look new just by rearranging our lovely items I agree
Your vignettes are always lovely

Merry Christmas

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love all of the new things you have done!

Art @ Home said...

Your house truly shines @ Christmas! I love the little Christmasy touches around The Polo House. THe cute little snow globe made me giggle! I want to thank-you again for the Midwest Living magazine. It is a fantastic issue, and the highlight for me was seeing the photos of The Polo House!