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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Glittery Christmas Fun!

Hello ladies!  Hope you all are having a great day! Today I'd like to share with you my vintage three tiered wooden pedestal bowl, all decked out for the holidays.
 You may remember seeing this piece before.  I found it last winter at a thrift shop for a mere $5, and couldn't scoop it up fast enough!  Of course it wasn't creamy white when I discovered it, as it was a dark brown, and I could hardly wait to give my shabbyliscious treatment to it!  It spent the summer on our coffee table filled with shells from our beach.  It's one of my very favorite pieces, and oh so fun to change out with the season!  I had so much fun putting this glittery look together.  Let's start at the top and work our way down, shall we?
 I began by placing various bits of faux greenery, and real pinecones here and there, and added this pretty German glass glittered Merry Christmas ornament to the very top.  A cute little birdie, also covered in German glass glitter, decided to make a nest here.  Isn't he just precious?
 I really love the look of these big pinecones that I painted Heirloom White, and dusted in, yes, you guessed it, more glitter!  I think they look as if they've been coated with a light dusting of snow.
 I adore this pretty angel, covered in German glass glitter. She has begun to take on a lovely patina already.

 I love birds, and couldn't resist this sweet glittered cardinal, that I found at Michael's a year or two ago.
 I also really love this greenery that comes complete with "ice crystals"!
 A pretty silver glittered ball ornament with a filigree design, and some faux berries complete the look.
 I've displayed it here with the French sign that I made for my Etsy shop (might as well enjoy it myself while I can!), a stack of vintage books sans covers, and of course I had to add in a little Eiffel Tower from a trip to Paris!  Cloches are another favorite thing of mine, and my mom bought me this petite one when she came to visit us this summer.  Tucked inside is a tiny cream bottle brush tree and a bit of greenery.  Love this look!
 Another one of my favorite ornaments is this sweet little snow dusted house under a glass dome.  While it's not vintage, it has that old fashioned feel that I really love, and it always brings a smile to my face!
 Here's one last look at my vignette.  I had so much fun putting it all together, I have a feeling that I'll want to keep it up long after Christmas is over:)
I'll be linking up with White Wednesday, even though I'm a bit late!
Have a great day!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

great vignette for Christmas or for winter. the tiered holder is beautiful

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The stand look great with all of your glittered items. Love the Merry Christmas and the silver ball!

Unknown said...

perfection! love...love! ;)

Amanda said...

It's all so beautiful!!! I keep going back over your photos to drool some more! And now I think I'll go back and do some pinning! Thanks for sharing! I hope you're having a lovely week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Myric said...

Oh everything looked wonderful! The pedestal bowl would look gorgeous as table centerpiece!!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi, visiting from White Weds. Oh girl, you love alot of the same things I do! Glitter, birds, cloches, and more. Your vignette is precious. I have alot of glittery birds on my family room tree. One of my favorite things to do is to make little winter scenes under glass. Yours is so sweet. Now a new follower.

Amy Kinser said...

Very pretty and glittery! Love your find and what you did with it.

Nice visiting with you.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how gorgeous, Donna!!! WOW!! Truly beautiful--and magical!!! xo Cindy

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Donna,
Oh wow, what a pretty soft look you've created here!
Just gorgeous.
Creative hugs,

Musings from Kim K. said...

So pretty. Your vignettes are always lovely. I spent some time glittering trees last night. I thought of you. HUGS!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
As usual, you are creating lovely things. I love the tired wooden container, it's perfect for your Christmas holiday ornaments and pretties.


john said...

what a great display, I love what you have done with the pine cones...they sure do look sprinkled with snow ! the tiered table is fantastic for displays...what a good find ! Have a fun weekend ! Gail x

Debbie said...

Ha! now where have I seen that Merry Christmas ornament before???
Your vignette is so pretty, Donna.
LOVE how you've mixed the cloches, and pine cones, and all the glittered pieces together. The birds tie all the natural elements together. Very, very nice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, this is all so very shimmery and pretty. I love it.
Much love.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So pretty!!! I would want to keep it up all year!!

Tete said...

Is there nothing you haven't glittered? I love the look of the tiers. It is pretty.
Ok, I'm starting to itch. LOL