Christmas Vignette

While the Christmas tree is coming along slowly but surely, I at least got the color pallet figured out.  Instead of a red, white, and blue American flag holiday home, we now have turquoise, silver, white, and red.  Nice huh?  Here’s a little preview of those colors in a playful, festive vignette I put together in our bar area.  image First I filled the glass vases (from Target and Home Goods) with faux snow and ornaments.  Then I wrapped “presents” and made a few bows.  image Snowflake ornaments from Hobby Lobby hang from above. Christmas Vingette 035 Would you believe I did all of this and snapped some of the photos during James’ afternoon nap?!  It’s true!  Halfway through with wrapping paper and ribbon everywhere I started thinking, “He’s gonna wake up any minutes and be all over this!”  But no:) image image image I love this “naughty” and “nice” gift wrap I found at Wal-Mart last year.   The other wrap is from Hobby Lobby and The Container Store. image Christmas Vingette 025 You say it doesn’t snow in Texas? image image Oh, I forgot to mention that Jimmy picked up a few poinsettias at Home Depot over the weekend.  See that little guy peeking out at the end? 🙂  Christmas Vingette 050 I’m sharing this post with Rhoda, Queen of Southern Hospitality! image and my girl Nicolette at Momnivore’s Dilemma. image

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I love all your holiday ideas! My husband and I both agree that you have our favorite house 🙂 It is GORGEOUS!

  2. Looks beautiful! I am impressed that you got it all done while the little man was napping. I never seem to get much done while Aidan is napping… I swear they always know when we are starting something and choose to wake up at that moment!

  3. Feels like Christmas!:) Love the colors. I love to put ornaments in my big glass vases…I just realized I am missing the fake snow. Thanks for the tip! Now, I have to go get some tomorrow. Do you have a garden ridge in your area? I heard they are awesome and we just got one! Can't wait to check it out.

  4. SO pretty! The colors are unexpected and look fabulous. Also love the new picture of you and your little guy, he is such a doll!

  5. See why I miss those naps? You can either waste them or take advantage like you did. This is so cheery and fun and I love the snowflakes coming down!

  6. How pretty! I love your color scheme. Very festive! You accomplished a lot during nap time. Your packages are beautiful. Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do.

  7. Gorgeous! I've used the same colors this year only not so bright. I have to say, though, I really love the shiny:) The hanging snowflakes look really pretty too!!

  8. LOVE IT! The colors are fabulous and I just love that you added turquoise! Makes me want to get out of my PJ's and finish my decorating : )


  9. Megan this is so delightful!! I love to see what everyone is doing for holiday decor!

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  10. Megan, it's beautiful! I love this color palette, so fresh & modern too. Love it all.Glad you are going to join the vignette party on Thurs. This is so much fun!

  11. You always do such a great job! Those colors are great, they are traditional but with a twist 🙂

  12. omigosh! it's all so pretty! And I cannot believe you did that all during nap time! looks great…

  13. What a fun idea, Megan! Way to put the bar to use! The snow flakes are my favorite part (: I also like the red white and blue color scheme.

  14. that looks so pretty and fun! my kids would try to open all those faux gifts if i had that in my house! 😉

  15. My BFF used tourquoise and red for her wedding this past summer and it is my favorite color combo! I think the colors really accent each other well! I love the idea for Christmas! Very pretty!

  16. This is flipping spectacular!!! Ok…tell me my dear…what camera do you use? I am in need….ugh. It has been so dark here lately with all the rain. Your pics and the colors — FABULOUS.

    I am NOT surprised…you drip with style.


  17. Hey I did my mantle today during James' nap…my James anyway…it was awesome he woke up as just as I finished. I love the colors you have put together and the wrapping paper is adorable.

  18. You took serious advantage of naptime!!! Way to knock out a huge project….looks so pretty and festive!

  19. Wow! It all looks so amazing! The color combination is spot on! Now I just need the invitation for the party you're gonna throw. You have to show that off! 🙂

  20. Come to think of it, this is a great way to "hide" all the real presents from prying toddlers who destroy the piles of gifts and lower halves of trees…

    for all you mamas out there reading this blog.

    Megan, I will "steal" this idea, once I start wrapping my gifts…

  21. I so remember those days…naptime went by soooo fast for me! Everything looks wonderful…so many ideas! You have a great blog, so I'm going to follow along:)


    I’m hosting a Christmas Open House on 12/9…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

  22. Oh how I love all that sparkly goodness!!! It looks amazing! I'm excited to have found your blog too….can't wait to look around some more 🙂

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