Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reindeer vignette in the foyer

Hello there! First of all, thanks for all the well wishes here and on Facebook! I really appreciate it.

I felt pretty good this morning and threw together a little vignette for Rhoda’s party – the next in our holiday home series:

I had grand plans for putting together a pretty vignette this weekend, but then the sickness hit and it just didn’t happen. When I say I threw this together, I mean it – and just so you know, I don’t say that in a braggy way, I say that so you know that it doesn't always need to take a lot of stuff and a lot of time to put a little something together!

I started with these cute particle board reindeer I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago:

cardboard reindeer

I’ve bought very little new Christmas decor this year, and actually plan to get rid of a bunch more (it seems I cut my stash by a third every year). But these were just too darn cute to pass up. Each one was $6 and I got them half off, so $9 for all three.

It took about three minutes to put them together, and they were MUCH bigger than I thought they would be, so I only ended up using two. If you need something big to fill a spot these would be perfect!

I set them up on our front foyer buffet and then was on the search for stuff to fill in the empty spots. I started with some clips of some real greenery, and then thought of these cute light bulbs I’ve had forever:

colorful christmas bulbs

A friend gave me strands of these lights years ago because most of them were out. I LOVED the bright round bulbs, so I took each one off and saved them.

And then didn’t know what to do with them. ;)

Last year that were just placed in the glass candleholders, this year I have new plans for at most of them.

The others I just nestled into the greenery around the reindeer:

reindeer vignette

I wanted this to be a fun little vignette, nothing too serious. The bright bulbs were the perfect addition.

I added a flocked tree I picked up last year for some height and was pretty tickled with the result:

reindeer vignette

It was cheap and easy and I had everything on hand. And it was QUICK – the most important thing to this girl (points to self with both thumbs) this week. :)

I LOVE these reindeer with their bright houndstooth!  I only used two – there was a brown one too but like I said, they were much bigger than I thought they would be:

reindeer vignette

They even have a little bit of glitter around all the edges. And the best part – they come apart and store away flat – brilliant!

Our musical advent calendar sits at the other end of the buffet:

reindeer vignette

We got it from Costco and the Bub LOVES it. When you open the little doors the music comes on and the little vignette lights up and moves. So adorable.

So there you go – it’s not the most amazing vignette ever, but it’s cute and colorful and that’s what I want guests to see when they walk in our home this season. It makes me smile, especially those houndstooth reindeer. ;)

Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with over at Rhoda’s today! And don’t forget my annual Christmas tree party coming up on Thursday! Can’t WAIT!

28 comments:

  1. Those deer are the cutest things I've ever seen!

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  2. SOO cute!! I love those light bulbs!! So pretty! xo Holly

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  3. Those deer are great! I love cheap, cute things that make huge impact! :)

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  4. Those reindeer are adorable! It looks great. Megan

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  5. The reindeer are totally CUTE! Love the houndstooth. It really adds a playful touch. Completely sweet!

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  6. So cute!! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby near us because that is adorable. I never thought of putting lightbulbs in a container like that. Right now I have ornaments in a glass container, but I think the bulbs look better!!

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  7. That is cute. I love the clear bulbs. I haven't heard of a musical advent calendar, but it sounds like a perfect advent calendar option.

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  8. How cute is this!!??? Lovin' the reindeer!

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  9. I love the reindeer! I can't believe you found houndstooth ones. I added houndstooth to a unicorn head for my daughters room last May. (http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/05/13/cardboard-houndstooth-taxidermy-unicorn-head/) because I couldn't find one. Your foyer is so cute. You are the decor queen I tell ya.

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  10. ValenzMom (aka Helen)December 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    That is the cutest idea - reusing those light bulbs like that! I'll have to keep that one in mind. Plus, those reindeer are just adorable, too. Gosh, I'm never going to throw anything away again...

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  11. I LOVE these reindeer and the light bulbs are awesome! Way too cute

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  12. What!! I love this! So cute. And that adorable musical advent - love love it.

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  13. That turned out so cute! I love those reindeer.

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  14. Sarah ~ I actually like this simple set up much better than a lot of the extravagant ones I've seen floating around. I'm a simple girl & something like this is right up my alley. I especially <3 that your first photo has the Christmas tree lights peeking through the mirror. :) Hope you're back to normal soon! ~Dee @deeconstructed.com

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  15. I'm actually a big fan of leaving old Christmas bulbs in clear containers...I think they work as decorations all by themselves! :) Cute project. Love your stuff.

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  19. I have not gotten much in the way of new decor either. I used a lot from outside this year. These deer are so colorful and fun! I like the bulbs in the greenery! Hope you feel better!

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  22. Love the reindeer. Will have to try and get over to our Hobby Lobby to see if they have them. Now lets see when do I have a free minute....

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  24. Aha! Lightbulb moment!!! (LOL). I have strands of colored bulbs that I'm saving for, well, nothing. But now I have a couple of ideas - like putting them in a vase or using them in the greenery! And the deer are sweet!

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  25. A beautiful vignette, Sarah, and I love the little colored lightbulbs and the cool reindeer!

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