Christmas Buffet Vignette


Yesterday I shared with you our Natural Christmas Cone Tree I made with  Evergreen clippings.  I made a smaller tree because I wanted to use it in our Christmas Buffet Vignette.

Do you ever notice when taking photos you either have too little light or too  much light? Today the light was flooding in! As with our Christmas Mantel the decorations are traditional, with a natural look.

The wreath over the mirror is old, and to "update" it a bit a favorite Santa ornament was added inside.

I'm so please with how my little tree turned out - I feel like I'm out in the woods when I look at it, our vignette has a somewhat woodland theme to it.

  On the candelabra I added pine cones around the just the one candle in the middle.

Sharing another closeup of our Christmas tree, can you tell how much I like it.

I looked forever for a  6 cup vintage cupcake mold and it was fun to include it in the vignette.  My favorite ornaments are the Cardinal ones.  I was so sad when I broke one, and do not even put them away with all the other ornaments, I keep them separate.

On the shelf I placed a vintage wash board, a Santa and a vintage coal shovel I just picked up at my shop. I used my old metal rake tines to hold a Santa ornament, his feet look like they are leaning on the rake.  Adding also brings in more color - I am such a color lover!

The left side of the buffet is a vintage silver large coffee urn which was my Mom's, a needlepoint hoop wreath and my glass candlestick vignette with the Natural Evergreen Candle Bobeches recently made. The tall Santa by the mirror was a recent thrift store find.

On the wall I hung part of a shutter I've had lying around for awhile, the star is a $ tree find.

The runner is a piece of red/white french toile fabric,  Patty who is at the shop has a cottage booth, and I'm always finding some treasures. Whenever I find a piece of fabric I love, I just can't cut it, so I was lucky it was long enough for the buffet!  In the middle is a recent ironstone stoup tureen I found thrifting.

It's  been fun sharing with your our Christmas Buffet Vignette,

and hope you enjoyed it too!


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  1. Cathy your vignette is just lovely! I love how you made use of your muffin tin...a stroke of genious I'd say. I have to get cracking on my buffet...right now it is a catch-all for everytning that has been moved to make room for Christmas decorations in other places in the house. Yours is so inspiring, thank you for sharing!
    XO Barbara

    • Thanks so much Barbara, since I just found the cupcake tray I wanted to use it, and the ornaments and candle just fit right in. I had to clear a lot from this buffet to decorated, I feel I move stuff from one place to another, sometimes it seems like the keep circling the room.

  2. Gorgeous, really gorgeous - love all the color, so bright and cheerful! Mary

  3. It's so pretty! I am dying to know the name of that WALL paint, though! Love!
    You have achieved a great balance of natural and traditional elements!


  5. Your Christmas buffet looks beautiful, Cathy! I am loving that tree you made and I love everything you've brought together in this vignette!

  6. Hi, Cathy

    Love, Love this vignette! The mirror is lovely as well. You are awesome!


  7. ladyperry12 says:

    Your vignette is so pretty and warm. The little tree you made fits in perfectly. I love how you placed pinecones on your candleabra. Such inspiration!

  8. I love every element of your buffet. Your tree is so natural looking and such a creative idea. The the idea of using the old cupcake pan. Great display on the ladder too!

  9. Your house is lovely, every inch of it. Love the mantel, and your evergreen branch tree. Keeping all of you in prayer, hoping sweet Bo is having a good day.

  10. Missed this too and love it. I follow on FB. Maybe that's why I am missing posts.

  11. I love all the red and white.

  12. I love how your buffet looks! Very nice, so festive.
    Saw you sharing at Debbiedoo's.
    Debbie :


  1. [...] When I woke up this morning I knew I didn't want to put up a large tree - I've been doing several holiday projects using Evergreen cuttings from our yard and decided to make our own small  Natural Cone Christmas Tree that I will use on our Christmas Buffet Vignette. [...]

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