Design Ingenuity Event....winter woodland foyer


The Christmas decorating has begun and what better place to start than in the first area of my home when you enter. The foyer should give you an idea of what's to come in the rest of the home. This year I'm still keeping the decor simple and I'm sort of going with a winter woodland theme with lots of greenery, pine cones, woodland animals and even a bit of snow.

I was sent these CAKE STANDS from Decor Steals to share a creative way of using them. I am joining two other bloggers, with links below, who are sharing their ideas, too. Be sure not to miss those plus a link to a giveaway.

After the box arrived I thought hmmmm, how can I use these in my Christmas decor? Then some thoughts popped in my head and I started removing everything from the top of this chest except for the lamp. I like to keep that there so it can be on at night.

I had already planned on using this deer on the chest, but wasn't sure what else I was doing so the cake stands were just what I needed.

I opened up the doors on the bottom of this chest where I store things and pulled out the greenery and just started tucking it on each stand and under the deer.

On the top I added this twig wreath/candle ring and grabbed my birch candle from the dining room table.

I tucked three votive candles among the greenery under the deer.

The votives are actually little glass yogurt jars from my trip to France last year. I just poured some salt in them and tucked in a votive candle.

This is all placed on one of my vintage grain sacks, but a blanket of snow would look nice, too. Two large pine cones from my stash and an antler shed finish out the vignette.

So that is my Christmas winter woodland vignette in the foyer.

I am in this event with two of my blogging friends and I hope y'all will check out their creative ideas using these cake stands, too at the links below.

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Stone Gable

Decor Steals is also offering  a set of these fabulous cake stands to THREE WINNERS on their FACEBOOK PAGE plus more giveaways! Be sure to hop on over and enter.

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Have a fabulous week!

I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Beautiful Kim. You have an amazing eye!!

  2. GORGEOUS, my friend!!! I love the use of "sticks and twigs" with Christmas decor! I think they add such depth. What a pretty way to greet friends and family in your foyer. The three of us should do more things together. So fun!!! xo

  3. Love the Winter Woodland Cake Stand decor..Love the height it brings to the vignette.....the foyer buffet looks so beautiful!....Love the woodland theme!

  4. I love what you did with the cake stands and your theme is so pretty.

  5. I like the rustic woodland look you created. Great job with the cake stands.

  6. Love the winter wonderland. Enchanting!

  7. Beautiful, Kim. Love the woodland themes this year!

  8. Love your woodland vignette. I just had this Decor steals pop up in my email today. I said Hey it is Kim, Yvonne and Anita on Decor Steals. So cool. Love all your ideas.

  9. Your tabletop in the foyer looks great Kim. I love the woodland look.

  10. I just love how you used your cake stand in that pretty vignette - I have a similar one and hadn't really thought to bring it out for Christmas!

  11. What a welcoming look for your entry, Kim. The cake stands look lovely with the greenery and just goes to show how versatile pieces like that can be. They will be useful and pretty throughout the year too.

  12. A beautiful Christmas foyer ... love your vignette and how you styled the cake stands!

  13. Looks so beautiful Kim! Love those cake stands and that French yogurt jar!

  14. danke für die tollen inspirationen!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie

  15. Bonjour,

    Simplement magnifique !...
    Gros bisous ♡

  16. I adore all things "woodland." When my husband said we had to cut down our clump birch tree out front because it was uprooting the foundation, I made him save several of the trunks and they're now a part of my decor in my dining room, an indirect uplight highlighting their peely, yummy beauty. I'm stealing your idea of placing a twig wreath with my birch candle. LOVE that! Your home is beautiful.

  17. It's fun pulling all that Christmas stuff out, but packing it up is a drag,
    Always love great ideas for the holidays, thanks for the post. yvonne

  18. I love the idea of using lots of greenery. It made me smile to see you yoghurt jars: every winter, I use three of them with candles in them on my dining-room window sill and three on my living-room window sill!

  19. It all looks so good! I am slacking this year but you have finally put me in the mood to decorate for Christmas!