Simply Christmas Vignette

I have been challenged to keep it simple.

I say that this year, I want to keep it simple . . .

~ ~ I have been asked by my friends if simple was in my vocabulary.



I have this vignette of ironstone and vintage books on my French Commode.

I added a mini wreath of evergreen and berries . . .

~ ~ and the most adorable grain sack ornament from Ann of On Sutton Place.


I have ordered a few items from Ann to add to my Christmas decor this year.

I love that Ann uses beautiful vintage fabrics.


Vintage books of Shakespeare Works were a great find on a field trip to Pennsylvania.



Moving on to do more simple Christmas vignettes this year . . .

~ ~ to embellish my existing decor with the natural beauty of the season.

I wish you all a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

I will be enjoying the blessing of my family and extended family . . .

~ ~ as we gather together with love, laughter and making cherished memories.

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  1. Simple and pretty, Shirley!
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  2. I like it, its elegant and festive…beautiful:-)
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  3. Hi Shirley, With Thanksgiving so late and traveling this year ‘simple’ is going to be my motto! Love you vintage books and Ann’s sweet ornament. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family 🙂
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  4. Shirley, I am embracing the simple style of holiday decor this year as well!
    Your vignette may be simple, but elegant and lovely all the same! 🙂
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  5. I’m not sure you can do simple, but we will see. 🙂

    Happy happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
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  6. Simple in your world equals beauty. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!! I love the little star and those books are gorgeous. (I have a thing for books!)

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  8. Linda miller says

    Very pretty and simple, Shirley and I like the grain sack ornament. Since returning home at midnight Sunday from a two week trip to Florida, I already feel the pressure of being late with my Christmas decorating. But I try to follow my son’s advice of not usurping the current holiday LOL. I will be putting up my tree and starting to deck the halls on Friday. I definitely plan to keep it simple. All is calm.

  9. I love your simplified decorating for Christmas! It’s all very beautiful, Shirley.
    I hope you have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving filled with all your favorite people. Blessings to you!
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  10. Happy Thanksgiving Shirley! Enjoy this special time of year.

  11. What a pretty vignette….I love the pops of red with the white and that little star is just the cutest!!!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
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  12. Love your simple look…and that ironstone! I am swooning over that piece! Happy Thanksgiving. Sheila

  13. it’s beautiful! xo
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  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Love your SIMPLE vignette! Where did you get the books, they are great! XO
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  15. What a lovely vignette, Shirley! I love Christmas and tend to drag everything out to use for decorating. Your post is certainly inspiring. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
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  16. Love your simple vignette Shirley. I am doing the same and just enhancing what I already have in my decor. This way you do not have to put anything away. Looks very pretty. Enjoy your family. Safe travels.
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  17. Asking you to keep it simple maybe an unfair request. You get such joy out of decorating and do it so will I see no reason for you to keep it simple.
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  18. I’m trying the simplicity approach this year…out of necessity since our Christmas things are at the back of the storage building. We may try to reach a few things. There are several things in the basement. It might be fun to use our imagination. My grandmother could work wonders for Christmas, with a few paper bells, bittersweet, and a little cedar tree cut the week before Christmas. It was magical.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. Love the Christmas vignette. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
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  20. Yes, it is simple…but gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 😉

  21. Simple but beautiful! Your Christmas decor is amazing Shirley. I saw your tree and was in AWWW!

  22. This s pretty and simple… It doesn’t matter what you do. It is always beautiful…
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