Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let the Decorating Begin - Part 3 - Vignettes

Vignettes (pronounced vin-yet) are one of my most favorite ways to decorate in a room. Once you have all your decorations up all around the house, a good way to accent them or to add interest throughout is with vignettes.  Vignettes are "a small decorative design or picture so placed", according to Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary. Here is an example from my is a corner between the armoire and pocket door of the living room that just needed something.

This next one is in the dining room up against the windows. The tree is actually sitting (and tied on after falling once!) on an antique high chair. The wooden truck is filled with bears and little snowmen with Santa at the helm. The windows with the snowflakes and odds and ends on the windowsills, makes a nice backdrop. It is between a closet door and a cupboard. Any little space that needs a little something is a great place to create a vignette.

In the opposite corner of the room is my Santa and Snowman collection displayed in an open corner cupboard, as seen in Part 2 of Let the Decorating Begin...

A vignette can also be an area of your home that you have as part of your decorating all year, and then you just add seasonal decorations to, as in this wrought iron table under a picture on a small wall in the parlor.....

This space in my hallway changes seasonally also and because it is contained in one small area with decorative items, it is a vignette.

This completes my three part series of  Let the Decorating Begin.  I hope you were able to get some Christmas decorating ideas for your home. What do you think? I would love to hear from you!
Visit Part 1 - Decorating  with Wreaths and Part 2 - Decorating with Santas and Snowmen  for more Christmas decorating ideas.

Happy Decorating!


  1. What a lovely tour through your Christmas decorations! I love decorating with vignettes too, so homey and interesting. :) Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for explaining that, I have no idea what a vignette was (though I did already know the pronunciation.) Great little tour through the house.


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