Our “Holiday Home” Christmas Vignette

Remember those curtains we used to have in the dining room?

Well, about a month ago they moved into the living room- and almost immediately after they went up, we were totally inspired to cozy up that side of the room for Christmas!

We created a tabletop vignette using lots of things we already had, and two small (live) trees from the home improvement store.  I read my mags in that corner and man do those babies smell GOOD! (The trees, not the mags. Well, on second thought- I do love the smell of a brand, new magazine, so it’s just an all around good smellin’ corner altogether now.)

The table itself was a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for loooooong time. Ever since we moved in, we’ve had a low, 36″x36″ square trunk in that space…

But I’ve always envisioned something taller, and round, like the ones you see in the Ballard Designs catalog…

(Ballard Designs- “Terrific Table and Tablecloth” $129.00)

I was determined to come up with a more cost effective solution though, so I took an inexpensive little table I got from Kevin’s Mom…

…and topped it with a 36″ round of wood from Lowes ($38)…

…and voila! A festive & frugal version for our living room!

(If you’re worried about stability, simply use construction adhesive to bond the two pieces together)

The tablecloth came from Target ($12.99), and I may or may not have ran up to it when I saw it hanging on the shelf all by its lonesome. I’m mad for plaid and even though it’s not the right size (70″), I had to have it! (Secret: we just made sure the shorter side was up against the wall so no one would know! Hee hee!)

The little gift boxes were actually ornaments on our Christmas tree last year. They’re just little empty Jell-o, medication, and other random boxes we had around the house, wrapped in solid-colored wrapping/Kraft paper.  The ribbon around them came from Michaels.

And last but not least, I gotta give a shout out to my man Matthew Mead! That’s his fabulous “Holiday” magazine on the top of the stack there…

(Click HERE for more info on “Holiday”)

And there ya have it!
Our cozy, Christmas corner, built for me and Mr.P!

For more vignette inspiration, be sure to swing by Rhoda’s “Holiday Home” Christmas Vignette Linky Party today!

PS- Our table lamp came from TJ Maxx a few years back, and I “scarfed” the tallest tree with ornaments because I’d rather look at razzle-dazzle than dirt. :-)


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  1. says

    You’d rather look at razzle-dazzle instead of dirt?! I loved that part… and just so you know, I believe that even looking at your dirt, on your blog, would be lovely. You make everything around you a thing of beauty!

  2. Maureen says

    That is a beautiful corner – the trees are so cute and I LOVE the plaid! It’s so cozy and Christmas-y (that is a word, right?)!! BTW, here’s an idea that I used to make a “Ballard-like” tablecloth at a very low cost for a similar round table. It’s our favorite thing to use – dropcloths of course! Just cut it out to size, hem with fabric glue, and top with the red plaid cloth. You’ll love it! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! Happy holidays!

  3. says

    Hey Roomie!
    I love it! That corner looks so cozy. I could definitely read a lot of magazines there. :)
    I love the chalkboard tag on the potted plant too. I have some tags from Leen and was looking for a way to use them. That might be one way!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. says

    I’m back to tell you that I posted on my Christmas decor tonight, and I linked the post where you gathered the “Gather” letters. :) Such an inspiration to me!!


  5. says

    Really beautiful! I love it, it looks so inviting. You are an amazing decorator, I love everything you do. I soooo enjoy your blog, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. says

    You always do such cute vignette’s!!! It’s something I need to do a study on, because I don’t really feel like I’m good at them. I don’t even know how to spell them…is it me or should it be spelled vinyet???

  7. says

    I love those little trees they are so cute. I love the smell of the pine or evergreens too. Looks so cute and who cares if the table cloth is too short in the back. hee hee

  8. says

    Beautiful, cozy corner! We have a fake tree but I miss that great scent so I think I’m gonna have to copy you and get myself a little read tree too! Thanks for the idea! Those drapes are awesome too. And your kitchen/dining room- wow!!

  9. kathy says

    Ok-I discovered you guys about 8 months ago and have been hooked ever since. I was just poking around the websites of some television decorating shows to come up with inspiration, but NOTHING compares to what yours offers, I love, love everything you do and your links are great. Just wanted to share–Merry Christmas!