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(my)Home for the Holidays

Like many, I will spend a good portion of my holidays with family in another state. I still wanted to dress up my own home but not quite to the extent as I sometimes do. I have a tinsel tree I bought a few years ago on eBay. As much as I love it, it is a lot of work to set up and take down. I decided to skip that this year, so instead I placed some of my favorite ornaments, a mix of vintage and new, around my house in uexpected places.

Little touches of color and glitter to the mantle and of course stockings for Atticus and I.

Vases become vessles for ornaments and these handpainted wooden Santas add some whimsy. 

I like to keep this bookcase simple but sparkly, using the two vintage shell pottery pieces to hold ornaments and candy canes. 

One of my favorite finds, three little vintage Santas made from pipe cleaners. I came across them a few years ago in a consignment store for just $2.

 On my entry way table I hang a few small ornaments from some willow branches and set a few more in a little dish. I bought this retro inspired manniquin head from artist Marge Crunkleton at the Metrolina. It struck me as kind of cool folk art piece. Just added a little Santa hat and she is all set for the  holidays.

all photos & content © Lara Rossignol

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Reader Comments (12)

I always love your home at the holidays, Lara - there's always so much loveliness going in in understated, vintage-inspired ways. I so covet your yellow lamp base, the wooden Santas on your mantle, and that NYC snow globe. Love it!

Happy holidays, indeed!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicholas

This looks wonderful! Well done, well done!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem

I've been watching your blog from afar for a while now, and I thought it was finally time to pipe up and say that I think your blog is lovely and adorable. I'm finally getting around to updating my "blogs to love" list and you are definitely on it! You can view it here and I would be so honored to be featured on your list :)

Stay inspiring!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Luckett

I love the color of your walls - they translate on my screen as a pinky-peach; is that accurate?

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Satin Sashes

Wow, not even close, they are more of a warm kaki color. You might need to calibrate your monitor!

December 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterPiewacket

Simply lovely!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

How warm and homey! I love those pipe cleaner Santas! Kinda gnomish and adorable :-)

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine D.

OK, I LOVE, LOVE the bowl of vintage ornaments. So beautiful!!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBianca

Hello, I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and I must say its one of my favorites. I really love all your photos and may I say your holiday decorating is awesome. Its got a touch of everything from vintage, to beautiful colors,to traditional to just being festive but not overwhelming. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays.

December 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina N.

Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments!

December 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterPiewacket

i love your home, lara. i really really really do. these pictures make my heart sing.

December 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina

I am TRIPPING your ideas and executions are so cool! Thanks again for sharing and inspiring!

Plus, you vindicate my collecting habits!

Happy happy holidays!

December 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaureenog

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