The pig has spoken!
He personally said to me – “bring on the bling.”
When Cleetus speaks, I listen.
So bling it was.
In the form of sparkling white lights and snow.
This cheery and bright Vignette in my breakfast room
sets the theme for the rest of the kitchen.
Sweater trees, pinecones and a little bit of sparkle.
I have a little surprise bonus too…
a step-by-step Lighted Candle Tray Project.
I hope you enjoy this…
Christmas Vignette Farmhouse Style
Every season, there are two areas of our home
which I decorate first.
The mantel, which I will be revealing this week,
and this area of the breakfast room.
The rooms are two entirely different styles.
One is English Country – and this one is
pure Farmhouse Country.
I started this vignette with a simple galvanized tray.
A strand of 50-lights was placed inside the tray…
Next, I layered fresh greens.
*disclosure: never leave lights and fresh greenery unattended.
I wanted a focal point but wasn’t exactly sure
what to use. I tried a wood-carved Santa…
It was too small.
I tried a glass, trifle dish.
Nope. Not right, either.
This one was too big.
So, I tried some candles…
They were just right.
Some candy-cane striped ribbon made it even better.
I added sweater trees and fun, polka dot moose.
A fluffy, pine wreath adorned with a sweater ribbon
bow surrounds Cleetus…
And with that…all was right in the Farmhouse Kitchen.
I love how this area of our breakfast room is so versatile.
A new wreath around Cleetus, a new runner, and some
accessories and it says instant Christmas.
I wish you could see in real life how this area takes on a
warm glow at night. I love to light the candles while
I am cooking dinner, and listening to one of my
all-time fave Christmas CD’s by Aaron Neville,
I did add one more small thing…
well, four small things actually.
Four glitter letters…
Four simple letters with so much meaning.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel …
Born is the King of Israel.
Joyeux Noel, my friends.
I look forward to sharing our home in these
next few weeks…bedecked in all it’s Christmas glory.
Join me this Wednesday for our Mantel Reveal.
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Everything looks so pretty…love it all!View Comment
You had me at “glitter!” LOL I love your vignette and how you tried different options until you got it “just right!” The candles are perfect nestled in your greenery all aglow. Mr. Moo approves of his holiday decor, too, I can tell. Happy Holidays, friend!View Comment
Diane Westbrook says
Hello! What great ideas! Love it all and do intend to copy just a little….LOL…I do have a question (or two) Is the wreath around Cletus a real one or fake…it sure looks real. and…..where did you purchase the sweater ribbon and the so pretty runner? Thanks for all the super ideas!!View Comment
Murnah sexton says
Love Cletus and the wreath.View Comment
Louise Adkins says
Thanks for the information on the galvanized tray from the HomeTalk comment. I’m convinced that different stores from the same chains carry different merchandise. I’ve been in and out of Hobby Lobby in the metro Atlanta area all fall and haven’t seen this…but I’ll look again today. Another readers suggested TJMaxx because she’d just got one there…well that is another favorite of mine and I haven’t seen it there.View Comment
Anyway, many thanks and have a wonderful holiday.
You’re very welcome. It may have even been a few months ago too. I also flip houses and buy lots of stuff for staging, so I can’t remember exactly when I bought it. But, I do know I have been to the Raleigh Hobby Lobby with my friend and not purchased something, an went to my local HL and they didn’t have it. So you are correct. Hope you find something. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. ~BarbView Comment
Joyce Huffstickler says
Hi Barb,View Comment
Your home is wonderful, and everything so festive. Love it! I do have a question for you, where can I purchase the polka dot moose?
Hi Joy – I am sorry to tell you I purchased them many years ago when we lived in Colorado. I am quirky and those are the things I would buy as remembrances of where we lived at the time. 🙂 Sorry I didn’t have a better answer. Maybe Google or Amazon or eBay? Merry Christmas, BarbView Comment
SUE RICHEY says
I HAVE A SMALL PIG THAT YOU HANG TOWELS FROM IN THE KITCHEN AND WHEN I SAW YOURS I HAD TO PULL IT UP!!View Comment
I JUST LOVE THE SIMPLE GREEN WREATH WITH SMALL WHITE LIGHTS AND A RED BOW ON YOUR CLETUS PIG!!!
I THINK I WILL PUT A SMALL TABLE UNDERNEATH MINE AND PUT YOUR TRAY WITH CANDLES TOO!!!
IT IS SO SIMPLE BUT SAYS CHRISTMAS IN A BIG WAY!!!
THANKS FOR SHARING WITH YOUR READER!!!
Anne Marie says
So pretty – love the idea of the lights on the tray.View Comment
I just discovered your blog and your style is so the style I want. For years I never bothered with my house because I thought I could not do it, I have been told I have no style. But lately I have became very interested in doing my house the way I want and phooey on those people who do not like it. This is classic, simple and natural. Just what I want. I am stealing it.View Comment
YES! Stay true to what you love and how you prefer your home to look and feel. Don’t worry about trends because they will come and go. I decorate with what I love. 🙂View Comment
just lovely, thanks for the tips on creating holiday fun in every room!View Comment
Debra Wise says
Thanks for the inspiration. I have a small tobacco basket (using as a tray) that I’ve been stumped on decorating. I’m so stealing your ideas. Thanks for sharing!View Comment
Debra Wise says
Forgot to ask in my previous comment but where did you get the sweater trees? Absolutely love them! If you made them can you give us a tutorial? Thanks so much!View Comment
Hi Debra – I could not even begin to tell you. I think maybe Hobby Lobby several years ago. Sorry.View Comment
It’s gorgeous, Barbara. I love the sweater trees and the candles are spot on.View Comment
Just beautiful!View Comment
Norma Rolader says
Thank you for this inspiration I love the tray and all that you have done with it and your pig absolutely amazingView Comment