Soft Glows with Pine Trees and Ironstone – A Winter’s Vignette

Soft glows with pine trees and ironstone was the goal this year

for the great room table vignette.

Boughs of holly clipped from our holly trees

brings the outdoors in.

Ironstone vignette - Housepitality Designs

I am not quite sure why I have not used more holly branches

from my trees before . . . maybe because I am allergic to it’s leaves!

However, with my hubby clipping them and me wearing gloves . . . all is well.

I love the glow of the Luminara birch candle.

It can be a bit mesmerizing!

Ironstone vignette with Luminara Candle - Housepitality Designs

Lighted pine trees purchased on clearance

from Pottery Barn last year were placed in ironstone tureens.

Winter vignette with Luminara Birch Candle - Housepitality Designs

My favorite seasonal quails

always seem to find a place on the table each year.

Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Antique French boot forms are waiting to be warmed by the fireplace.

Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

The holly branches just pop against the brilliant white of the ironstone.

Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

While the light from the faux pine trees reflect off the ironstone.

Ironstone Christmas vignette - Housepitality Designs

Another texture added with a large pinecone.

Ironstone Christmas vignette - Housepitality Designs

Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

The Great Room is almost ready for Christmas

with the exception of the tree.

Ironstone Christmas vignette - Housepitality Designs

You can see snippets of the mantel in these images.

Christmas Vignette/Mantel 2015 - Housepitaity Designs

To see this year’s mantel dressed for Christmas

join me and 8 fellow bloggers as we present our Christmas Mantels

on Monday, November 30th!

There will be so much Christmas Inspiration this week as 28 bloggers

will present amazing Christmas decor from mantels to tablescapes

to wreaths and thrifty craft ideas.

Christmas Ideas Blog Party - Housepitality Designs

Hope you all had a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

I did….it was enhanced by celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday too.

Mom's 90th Birthday

Have a most beautiful day!

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  1. I love how the holly branches look with the ironstone Shirley. We have quite a few holly tress in our yard, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea. I had never thought to do this, but will be clipping some today! Can’t wait to see all of the holiday inspiration on the tour! Happy 90th to your Mom, what a sweet picture of you both!
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  2. so pretty. I don’t have any holly bushes around here…not sure why. Oh, I love what I am seeing on your mantel and cant wait to see it all next week. that was such a lovely pic of you and your mom. Happy birthday to her…she looks amazing…and so do you.
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  3. Belated birthday wishes to your beautiful mother, Shirley!

    I love your ironstone arrangement. It’s absolutely beautiful!
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  4. The hilly looks beautiful in the ironstone. It all looks so festive! A very happy birthday to your mom! Wow, 90! That’s wonderful. 🙂
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  5. Beautifully done! Happy birthday to your mom.
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  6. Love your vignette using the holly and the pretty birds. Happy Birthday to your mom!!
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  7. Love the holly, wish I had some in my yard! Oh, btw, I was thinking before reading, that your Mom looks to be about my age (61)then read she just turned 90!!! Good genes ya got going on there, girl! : )

  8. Shirley,
    I cant wait for the Christmas mantels reveal! I love how the holly just “pops” in the white ironstone. A Happy 90th to your Mom… she sure doesn’t look 90!

  9. Your home looks beautiful as usual. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Shirley you are a lucky lady to have a Mom that is 90!!!

  10. Beautiful vignette my friend! Your mantle swag/garland is gorgeous; so lush anf full!!! How do you attach it, Command hooks maybe? Can’t wait to see all the tours!! Would love to participate one year. Fabulous pic of you and your sweet Mom!!! I am putting my tree up today.
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  11. Shirley, you have such a way with making lovely vignettes and tablescapes at The Holidays! They are always so meaningful because you do use your favorites things!!

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  12. Belated Birthday wishes to your Mom! Glad your Thanksgiving was terrific….ours was too! Usually I start to decorate on Black Friday…but didn’t yesterday. Everything looks lovely on your end….I’m going to need some tours to get inspired! 😉

  13. Happy Birthday to your Mama, and I love the lighted branches in the stoneware pitchers, very pretty and festive!!
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  14. grammy goodwill says

    Wow – 90! Your mom sure looks great. Belated happy birthday wishes to her.

  15. Wishing your mother a very Happy Birthday, you guys look great. Your vignette looks terrific and so does the mantle.
    Looking forward to seeing your beautiful home all decked out for the holiday.

  16. I wish I had a holly tree in my yard now! Your decorating is so pretty.
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  17. Love all the ironstone and holly. Everything looks so festive. And, happy birthday to your mom. She does NOT look 90!!!!
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  18. Happy Birthday to your mom!! Your winter vignette looks so pretty!!
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  19. I agree the candle is a beauty. Where is the pillow from, I love it?
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  20. linda ramsey says

    Hi Shirley, Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, wish your mom a belated Happy Birthday as well. I celebrated my 42th year of marriage on the Nov 24th, and my 65th birthday on the 25th, a busy week for sure. Always enjoy your post.

  21. Oh Shirley love the pic of you and your mom. That is adorable. Your mom is too cute. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.
    Now onto the decor happy of Christmas. Enjoy enjoy. Love all your decor so far. So pretty.
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  22. Everything looks so pretty, Shirley! Love all of the greenery with the ironstone. I am sure you are enjoying the decking of the halls! Happy Belated Birthday to your mom!

  23. Everything is so stunning… Love the white decorations with the touches of colors… The trees with the lights are also lovely…
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  24. Everything is beautiful but especially the picture of you and your Mom! So happy you could celebrate with her!

  25. So pretty Shirley, and I’m not just talking about your table ;).

    Happy birthday to your mom!
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  26. Awww:) While I’m always thrilled that you share your beautiful home with all of us, it makes my heart smile to see you and your mama celebrating such a joyous occasion:) Happy Birthday Shirley’s Mom:)
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  27. Love the cute photo of you & your Shirley! Happy belated 90th birthday to her, what a milestone and celebration that must have been!
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