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Make A Smile With A Christmas Vignette

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Christmas lights and pine cones IN glass vases   image source

Christmas lights and pine cones IN glass vases image source

Christmas vignettes can make you smile. Christmas vignettes can warm your heart or take your thoughts to a special world or bring the world to you. And Christmas vignettes are simply great for small spaces and small space living.

These lovely vignettes can be very simple, inexpensive or elaborate and expensive or timely when collections for special pieces are done over several years.


Glass containers, ornaments and lights

Look for large unusually shaped glass containers. Add your favorite Christmas ornaments, cones or greenery and the sparkle of miniature string lights.

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Christmas bulbs and lights in glass boxes   image source

Christmas bulbs and lights in glass boxes image source

Silver Christmas ornaments in a vase   source

Silver Christmas ornaments in a vase source


Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland is a very popular theme this year. I also saw this display at Pier I Import. It is absolutely stunning. While it was displayed as a table centerpiece, I’d like to think it’s just as beautiful on a cocktail table or some other table or chest top. Scale the design back to fit your space.

Winter wonderland centerpiece   source

Winter wonderland centerpiece source

If your budget or space is more intimate, create a simple winter wonderland Christmas vignette. Here, under a dome glass and lots of “snow,” deers and trees magically take you to that special place.

Winter wonderland under glass gloche   source

Winter wonderland under glass gloche source

Beautiful miniature houses, trees and ornaments can be purchased at places such as craft stores. Create your own winter wonderland on a cake stand. Give it a special place in the kitchen where it can greet you with your morning coffee.

Christmas vignette on a cake stand   source

Christmas vignette on a cake stand source

Christmas reindeer vignette   image source     From the designer ” I took a vase, fake snow, a white glimmer reindeer, some silver tree branches, and some white pearl and flower decorations and some white christmas lights and made a winter wonderland to brighten up the dark days we are having here in Iceland”

Christmas reindeer vignette image source

From the designer
I took a vase, fake snow, a white glimmer reindeer, some silver tree branches, and some white pearl and flower decorations and some white christmas lights and made a winter wonderland to brighten up the dark days we are having here in Iceland”


I love the feel of this white shabby chic Christmas vignette set on an antique silver tray.

Christmas vignette in silver lit house, trees and a reindeer   source

Christmas vignette in silver lit house, trees and a reindeer source

Tell your own winter wonderland story, like driving home through the snow with a Christmas tree.

White Christmas vignette   source

White Christmas vignette source

Have fun picking out a collection of miniature Christmas trees, add candles and “snow” for a dreamy winter wonderland Christmas vignette.

Christmas vignette with trees and candles   source

Christmas vignette with trees and candles source


Hurricane Lantern Christmas Vignette

A hurricane lantern is a perfect and popular container for Christmas vignette. It’s ideal for any space from the front door to the hall to the fireplace mantel to the cocktail table.

Christmas vignette with snowman and lights in lantern   image source

Christmas vignette with snowman and lights in lantern image source

3 Hurrican lanterns with lights, candles and Christmas ornaments   source

3 Hurrican lanterns with lights, candles and Christmas ornaments source

I finally discovered how to smart up my candles with more personality!

Hurricane lantern with smiling face candle   source

Hurricane lantern with smiling face candle source


In Summary

Christmas vignettes are versatile in style and in composition for any decor. Almost any container may be used for whatever size. An added benefit of the container is that it can be redesigned for other holidays, just add a theme.

For a great design, from the examples shown in this post, you may want to keep these tips in mind:

  • Select a theme, such as ornaments, pine cones, candles, and miniature Christmas trees.

  • Vary the heights of items such as animals and Christmas trees and even a grouping of containers.

  • Need I say this, use coordinated colors. Or if using one color, vary its shades and textures.

  • If creating with collected items, edit the collection and group the elements into a very natural placing. You don’t have to display everything every single year if you have a large collection.

  • Shop in fun places such as craft stores but also in antique and secondhand stores.

Christmas village with lights in a basket   image source

Christmas village with lights in a basket image source

Already have a Christmas vignette? I would love to see it!