We’re packing away our Christmas decorations around here. I’m not all done yet but we’re getting there. I think I was the last person on my block to take down the outside lights… I’m sure my neighbors were beginning to wonder. I still have a couple of trees to put away but I’m taking my time. There are some areas that I’ve cleared away the holiday accessories from and they feel a bit bare. So, I’m trying to take this opportunity to create all new vignette’s and not just put it back to what it was. This is a chance for some fresh, new looks around here. One of my favorite decorating accessories of all time is Boxwood. In a wreath, ball, or bush, I just love the verdant green of it. Today, I’m sharing a vignette that I created on my tea cart – some Boxwood Table Styling which I hope will inspire you as well!
This tea cart is placed in my dining room right next to my living room. It’s in a central part of our house and we pass it multiple times a day. When creating a vignette in such a focal area, I like to walk around my house and pick out items that I haven’t “seen” in a while so they feel fresh and interesting again. If I don’t rotate things I begin to grow so accustomed to them that I stop “seeing” them. Does that happen to you too?
The tea cart sits in front of the stair case and I’ve grown a bit tired of seeing the railing, so today I decided to lean up a big frame to help camouflage the spindles. The chunky frame was an auction find last year for just a few dollars. I am a sucker for big, old frames and try to scoop them up whenever I come across them for a good price. My “art” for this was an old set of calendar images – they aren’t for this year but I love the colors so much and am treating it as decor rather than a working calendar (which is partly why I don’t mind partially obscuring the image).
Here’s a little closeup – it’s created by Rifle Paper Company. Have you seen the new Rifle Paper Co. 2016 Tea and Coffee Wall Calendar? (affiliate link) I am madly in love with it but haven’t gotten a copy yet, but it’s on my wish list!
I get nice morning light in this room and love how the greens pop and make the space feel fresh despite the winter temperatures.
Of course some fresh flowers never hurt either! This reproduction tulip vase was a Christmas gift. I had seen it in Williamsburg and fallen in love with it. I placed a few heart boxes alongside this vase as a nod to the coming Valentine’s holiday.
There is one more heart in this scene. I found this in a shop in the village of Bakewell in England. I loved it at first sight and keep it hanging around my house year round. I especially love the “follow your dreams” tag. That is just so me!
This Union Jack frame was an Anthropologie find a few years ago. If you’d like your very own, I found the same Union Jack Frame (affiliate link) on Amazon. It adds a wonderful bit of color and interest.
A few books always add interest to any decor, I love to buy hardbacks with pretty spines like these. I collect as many as I can in different colors. I never tire of decorating with books. Resting on top is this porcelain turtle shell which was an antique store find a couple of years ago by my daughter. I love it because she picked it out for me by herself, because she knew how much I love turtles. How sweet (especially for a 3 year old)!
There are pretty layers but also a few empty spaces; a nice mix of tall pieces and low pieces; there is texture and color – all together a very pretty mix and a fresh look to brighten these dull winter days.
Do you like to try something new in your decor after Christmas or do you default back to the previous look?
I hope you found a bit of inspiration today. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the photos with your pals on Pinterest and Facebook!