12.02.2012

A Homespun Christmas/Vignettes and Mantels Party

I can't believe it is already the first of December and time to get this party started. I am thrilled to be kicking it off with vignettes and mantels. Just a few days ago I was drowning in Christmas bins and boxes everywhere. I didn't even use a third of that stuff. I think it is time to start cleaning out.

I am going to start with the vignette I created on the antique chest in this little hallway and on the plate shelf. My mantel is really very basic this year and I will share it soon.



I used everything I had on hand except I bought a few new very cheap basic bottle brush trees. The larger ones are vintage that I purchased last year.

I used these little figures from days gone by last year on my mantel and thought they would be fun to use in a different setting this year. A little batting for snow and we have a winter wonderland. Well, almost.

I bought this little lighted house years ago and can't believe the light bulb hasn't burned out yet.





I just added vintage and new bottle brush trees among the ironstone on the plate shelf.





You are more than welcome to display this button, but it does not have a code box so you will need to add a link, too. Thanks.


Thanks for joining the party and be sure and join the rest of these fabulous hostesses.
December 7th: Cedar Hill Ranch for handmade holidays
December 9th: On Sutton Place for doors and wreaths
December 14th: Stone Gable for recipes and tablescapes

Now it's time for you to show off your mantels and Christmas vignettes.

Please be sure and add a link to this party to your post.
Take time to visit a few of the other links. I bet there will be lots of inspiration.

Please only link mantels and vignettes. 

97 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting this fun Christmas party, Kim! Love your old fashioned Christmas vignette!

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  2. This is so sweet Kim. You've given me an idea for some of my bottle brush trees.

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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  3. What a darling display Kim:) It's a winter wonderland. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Kim
    Love how you mixed Christmas into your ironstone! A beautiful display - thanks for the party!
    Kelly

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  5. Kim, I love your vignette....what a party!! Thank you for hosting.

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  6. Kim, thank you for hosting...I love your Christmas vignette...very sweet!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Kim...I really love those figurines...and the vintage and "new" bottle brush trees just adds the perfect touch to your ironstone collection....Thanks for hosting the party!!!...Have a great evening!!!

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  8. Your vignettes are so pretty Kim. I love the sweet Christmas Children. Thanks for hosting.

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  9. Kim, I love your display on your hutch! The trees in the white ironstone look awesome. I saw some at Walmart today for a dollar, I may have to go back! Thanks for hosting this party on a Saturday night!

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  10. Hi Kim, those figures are just adorable. I wonder if internet can handle two SSS parties one week? xo, olive

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  11. Kim, what a wonderful vignette! It looks so festive and perfect for the season. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  12. Thanks so much for hosting! Can't wait to see all the inspiration ☺

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  13. Thanks for hosting, Kim! I love your little winter scene. So adorable. I'm excited to get more inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  14. Love your adorable Christmas figures, just linked up, thanks for hosting the party!

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  15. I adore the little bottle brush trees with the ironstone. It's just perfect. Thank you so much for teaming up to do this party. Can't believe it's finally here. :o) Happy Sunday!

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  16. Kim, Your snow scene is so sweet. Love those cute little people! Thanks for hosting this great party!
    Mary Alice

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  17. So pretty Kim! I love the little trees mixed in with your white dishes!

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  18. sweet little vignette. Funny, as I was decorating this year I was weeding through stuff that I have not used in years and ended up donating it. Have a good week.

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  19. Beautiful! I love the bottle brush trees next to the ironstone... a gorgeous wintery combination! And the figures are adorable.

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  20. Your home is looking so pretty and Christmas-y, Kim! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  21. Gorgeous vignette! I have gone Christmas crazy this year, but more natural. I bought some similar little trees....love yours tucked into your beautiful dishes!

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  22. Can't wait to finally see everyone's Christmas decor! Thanks for hosting, love all your cute bottle brush trees!

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  23. Kim what an amazing display! I love the look of the white and those little trees!

    Hugs, Linda

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  24. I love bottle brush trees. They are so vintage and just sweet. Thanks for hosting ~ and kicking off the season.
    Merry Christmas Kim.

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  25. I am so in love with your little figurines, they are the most precious things! The whole vignette is just gorgeous, love that look! Thanks for hostessing the party ~ Mary

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  26. Your vignette is sooo charming. I've always loved bottle brush trees and they always come in handy during the holidays. Thanks for hosting. Parties are always so fun during Christmas.

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  27. Those figurines are just wonderful, wonderful Kim!
    Stunning vignette and dish display!
    Thanks for hostessing!
    Cindy

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  28. I love your little figures, they have such sweet expressions on their faces! I love the green trees with your pretty white ironstone collection. They complement each other so well.

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  29. Hi Kimmie! Oh, what a darling winter vignette you've put together. Those little figurines are so sweet. I'm so excited about your party and am going to put the button on my blog!
    Be a sweetie and thanks for hosting,
    shelia ;)

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  30. Love your vignette on the chest, so pretty and the plate shelf is gorgeous also. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Kim, love the bottle brush trees and the vintage style! Thanks for hosting!!

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  32. Happy Homespun Christmas, Kim!!! Thanks for hosting! All is Merry and Bright at your home!

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  33. Just lovely, Kim. I love those figures and remember them on your mantel last year ~ I loved them then. What a great find they were. The bottle brush trees are a nice touch to your shelf with the ironstone. I also added some into my whites cabinet. I love how the green of the trees and my white pieces look together. Thanks for hosting. I'll link up on Monday.

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  34. Pretty vignette Kim! I love the whole look!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  35. Kim, I love your Winter Wonderland! And those figurines are just precious! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess!

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  36. What a gorgeous vignette! I just love the vintage figures. Thanks so much for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  37. I love your sweet vignette, Kim! The little figures are my favorite as they add such a homespun charm. Thanks for hosting the party.

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  38. Love love your Christmas touches. I love your shelf especially. I am off to see the Christmas links.

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  39. Kim,
    What an adorable hutch! It is such a calm and tranquil hue, I LOVE it with your white ironstone collection!
    The expressions on the faces of the children in your vignette are charming and capture the essence of Christmas seen through the eyes of a child!
    The vintage and bottle brush trees make a winterland pop of Holiday color to your display! Thank you for hosting the "kick~off" to A Homespun Christmas!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  40. Thanks for hosting, Kim. After a full day of cleaning floors and decorating I am glad to sit back and visit lots of links. The majority of our Christmas decor is finished, but I ran out of daylight for the rest of the photos. I shared some vignettes that are throughout our home in the Homespun Christmas party today.

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  41. So beautiful, Kim! Thanks so much for hosting and getting us all in the holiday spirit!

    xoxo,
    Meredith & Gwyneth

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  42. Hi Kim! Thanks for sharing your plate shelf and dresser vignettes with us. I love the little reindeer, I think it's my favorite. You make it look so effortless, changing things up from year to year. It's something I really struggle with. I'm still working on my mantel, but hope to have something to link up tomorrow. There are already so many, many beautiful mantels and vignettes linked up! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.
    Debbie

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  43. Hi Kim,
    I too can't believe it's Dec. already. I love your Winter Wonderland vignette. Bottle brush trees are one of my favorite Christmas items. I have a set of three houses like that. I want to put them in my living room. Even though I am pretty much finished decorating I have not been able to find that container. Guess I'll give it one more look see tomorrow. Thanks for this fun Christmas party.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  44. Beautiful vignette - I love all the white. Thanks for hosting!
    -Shelley

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  45. Hey my friend,
    You were on my mind today for some reason. :) I am using the bottle brushes in my breakfast room hutch this year. I think they are charming. Your little hutch is just beautiful.
    I haven;t photographed my mantle yet. Hoping to do so tomorrow and then I can hook up with your party. Better late than never huh? :)

    Me and Suzy at Worthing Court just made reservations for 4 days in Atlanta in January for the gift mart. I so hop we can all get together and have dinner while there. xxoo

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  46. thanks for hosting - love your bottle brush trees!
    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  47. I've got a thing for bottle brush trees, so I am loving your vignette!! Thanks so much for hosting this Great party!! Hours of Christmas fun!!

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  48. I love your whimsical Christmas display Kim! Thank you for hosting.

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  49. Such sweet vignettes Kim. I'm looking forward to what you cook up around your house this year. You are always so creative in how you decorate. Thanks for hosting the link party.

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  50. Wonderful holiday decorating, Kim!

    And thank you for hosting!

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  51. It's adorable!! The tree on the left side (beside the house) looks like an old candle that I had for years. Sadly it melted one summer while in storage. I love your watermarks new "font too"...sounds like fondu!! I love that too.

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  52. Nostalgia at it's best. It's so pretty. Thank you for hosting. Happy Holidays.

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  53. Kim, your vignette is adorable. I'm just beginning to get into Christmas decorating here. The tree is up and decorated, and tomorrow I hope to get the mantel and a few other decorating projects done.

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  54. Kim, your vignette is very sweet. I love their little faces. Beautiful Job. Thanks for sharng.

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  55. Thanks so much for hosting this fun Christmas party. Love your old fashioned characters! You've given me inspiration to do a vignette today ;o)

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  56. Love your little figures and your bottle brush trees with your ironstone! Thanks for hosting and kicking off the Christmas Season!

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  57. Kim your vignette is so adorable! Thanks so much for hosting.

    Kathy

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  58. What a sweet vignette on your antique chest. The sweet faces on the figures are darling. I like the trees mixed with your ironstone pieces. The vintage ones are great- but not as plentiful as the les expensive ones we can readily get!
    I'm finally joining one of your parties- thanks for hosting!

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  59. What a cute Christmas vignette Kim! Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Gail

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  60. I love how vintage your display is on your hutch and chest. It's such a cute snowy scene. The bottle brush trees are my favorite!

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  61. love a mantel party! Thanks for hosting. So many pretty and unique mantels. People are so creative!

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  62. Gorgeous and very festive vignette, I love it!

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  63. love the green trees against the white dishes! thanks for hosting...a winter/xmas linky..can't believe it's already that time!

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  64. Kim, I love your vintage vignette. Your figurines are precious ... love the snow ... and, the trees are such a great touch to your shelves (love how you placed one in the pitcher). Thanks so much for hosting! Happy Holidays!

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  65. Love your simplistic look Kim! Beautiful winter wonderland setting.And those trees look so pretty next to your ironstone collection! Thank you so much for hosting!
    xx
    Anne

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  66. Thanks for hosting, Kim! I love a Christmas party! Love your bottle brush trees too! That green shelf and dresser is perfect for your vignette.

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  67. Your vignette is sooo charming. THAT'S it! Going to start decorating today!

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  68. Hi Kim, your Christmas vignette looks so pretty with the green trees and white dishes. I love the sweet figures on the table as well. Thanks for hosting this event. Blessings, Pamela

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  69. Kim, what a great line-up of mantels. I have spent some time looking at all of these clever ladies mantels. There sure are some talented ladies in blogland.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kathysue

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  70. Kim, It looks absolutely beautiful. I am coming back to go through the entries after the kids go home for the day. I love everything I see so far. xo Diana

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  71. Your decor is just gorgeous, Kim, I especially love the little bottle brush trees.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  72. The vintage bottle brush trees look so great tucked in with your white china...and the snowy scene below takes me right back to simpler times. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!
    Jenna

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  73. I love your vignette! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  74. Hi Kim-
    I just saw your blog for the first time and I have to say the hallway vignette is gorgeous-I love that whole look. We signed up to follow you so we can see more.
    Jada, Scully & our Mom, Ellie

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  75. Love your ironstone collection, Kim! I'm anxious to visit as many links as I can to help get me in the spirit of Christmas. Thanks for hosting!

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  76. I love everything! So pretty!
    Can you tell me where you get cheap bottle brush trees? I am looking for some but cannot find ones that aren't pricey.

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  77. You really put so much thought into every last thing you do, Kim!

    xo

    Andie

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  78. Kim, Wow, thanks for launching the kick-off for the Christmas linkies. I love the big bottle brush trees against your white plateware. Simple is stunning!

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  79. Kim,
    Your vignette with the little figures is absolutely darling! Thanks for helping us get in the Christmas spirit with your charming style.

    Jeanette

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  80. So many wonderful decorations...thanks for hosting....so much fun to see.

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  81. Love the plate rack with the bottle brush trees. Great look. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  82. I love your Christmas kids! Such a sweet display! And of course, I love your cute shelf and ironstone! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party and also big thanks for such nice words left for me. Glad that the link worked to navigate over to your place!

    Happy Holidays my friend!

    Becky

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  83. Your vignette is precious! I am loving the bottle brush trees...so festive! Thanks for hosting this inspiring party! Can't wait to check out the creativity!!! xoxo

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  84. Thank you so much for hosting this party. I was so excited to have found and that I could link up.
    I love your vignette, it is precious.

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  85. Kim, you do everything so right!!! Christmas decorating is no exception!! blessings ~ tanna

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  86. Just linked my mantel up. Thank you. I am in love with the green shelf above the natural cabinet all decked out in white. Beautiful contrast.

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  87. Bottle brush trees are so versatile for holiday decorating and tucked into your white pieces, they look wonderful. I love all things white, of course. Great party, chock full of holiday inspiration, Kim. :-) Sue

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  88. What a fun party Kim! I am so glad that you are hosting! There is some awesome inspiration. And can I tell you how much I ADORE your goat on your mantel on today's post!

    You are SUCH a rock star!
    karianne

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  89. Hi Kim: I love the bottle brush trees mixed in with your beautiful and wintry-looking ironstone collection. Thank you so much for hosting the party today.

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  90. Hi Kim, Your Christmas decor is beautiful! Thanks for hosting.

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  91. in love with those precious figurines...so pretty!

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  92. Hello Kim! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a Great Party! Beautiful Decor and Holiday Inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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  93. Thanks so much Kim for your kind comment on the tour, it means a lot:)! Just linked it up to your party!!! Happy day, Jen

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  94. Thank you so much for hosting the party! I loved everyone's decorations. This was such fun.

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  95. Kim....I adore your wonderland vignette. I hope you'll like my Wonderland Mantle. Happy Holiday's!

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  96. Gorgeous party, Kim! Thank you so much for hosting...looking forward to visiting all of these wonderful blogs...what a great turnout! :)

    Holiday Blessings to you!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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