I was warmed by this sight as I walked through the foyer tonight. The brown and gold tree was gleaming brightly and the buffet and staircase were both highlighted and shadowed by the lighting from the lamp and chandelier. Today’s weather was rainy, dreary, and dark, so I turned the lights on earlier this morning. I simply I forgot about them and didn’t turn them off when I left the house. The tree lights came on with a timer, so the hall was certainly bright when I arrived home.
The buffet looks very similar to what it looked like last Christmas. Once again, my ceramic angel was set on top of some old books.
At the base of the books are three glass ball ornaments that I glued to some small mirrors and filled with greenery and berries. This, too, is an almost identical look to last year. Funny, I was looking through the Better Homes and Gardens website last week and I saw that this very idea had been used by one of their designers.
The glove mold was a purchase at this year’s French Hen fall barn sale. Love that I can write messages on it with chalk.
A small silver tray holds more fresh greenery, a glittered glass acorn, and some faux snow.
The glittery angel child was a French Hen purchase from last year.
I found a great local source for boxwood wreaths back in the spring when some of the Ohio bloggers met for shopping and lunch in Tipp City. The seller, Wendy Lavy, was at the farmers market a few weeks ago and I brought three of them to hang off of the bannister. She had some beautiful magnolia wreaths for sale and I think I’ll be buying at least one for next Christmas. If you are local to the Dayton area, pay a visit to her website.
I have one more vignette I hope to share with you before Christmas. It’s in the great room and I think it is just so sweet. Stay tuned for that soon!