14 December 2014

Little Women Christmas Vignette

Each Christmas I try to make one or two projects from scratch.

Most of the time they are very simple to make.

Sometimes they involve various family members and sometimes they do not.

This Christmas I was all on my own, and I really didn't want to spend too much time or money.

Styrofoam balls, rick-rack, Christmas, decorating,  handmade

So, I began the search of finding out exactly what I had in my craft cubbies.

Well I found out that Mother Hubbard had pretty bare cupboards.

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I found these leftover styrofoam balls from last years project Styrofoam Christmas Ornaments,

which I made using hot glue and thumbtacks.

DIY, craft, Christmas, decorating, kid friendly craft,red, white Christmas ornament

So I used them again this year, but switched up the materials and used bias tape, rick-rack and

hot glue.

candy canes, red deco-mesh, handmade styrofoam Christmas ornaments

I hung a few on a Christmas Tree.

Candles, amaryllis, garland, red and white added to blue

And then incorporated the rest of them in to my Vintage Christmas Vignette.

DIY, garland, Christmas

My middle daughter mentioned to me that this vignette reminds her of a scene

out of the book Little Women.

And so, this vignette has a new name...

Little Women Christmas Vignette.

Little Women was a favorite book of my Mom's, and a favorite movie of my three girls and myself.

Sort of a tradition for us to watch this movie every year during the Christmas Season.

It always made us laugh and always made us cry.

decorating, home, bedroom, mirror, dresser, for Christmas

I made some garland for the mirror out of greens, lights, my hand made ornaments and these

precious vintage tags

My youngest daughter brought me these tags this past Thanksgiving and I am super happy to be

able to use use them in this Vignette.

add a red and cream runner, galvanized planter and garland to a dresser mirror

My son-in-law gave me this tablecloth when he was deployed a few years ago, I folded it

over several times and now it gives the appearance of a table runner.

I love the design and muted cranberry hue which complements our blue room.

charming, vintage Christmas vignette with crystal hurricane lantern, cranberry red runner and white candles

The soft glow of candles against my tin planter gives a rustic, cozy and relaxing charm to our room.

amaryllis, antirrhinum, candles and galvanized container create a vintage Christmas vignette

You might remember the Amaryllis Bulbs  I planted in November, well here they are

just on the brink of blooming!

I am not sure they will be blooming on Christmas day but I am sure hoping!

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I think a new tradition has been started this year, I feel as though I will always have a

Little Women Christmas Vignette.

My way of remembering the very special women in my life.

Any special Traditions in your home?

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Oh, Jemma, I am so enjoying all your beautiful decorating this Christmas, and all these Little Women vignettes are darling, firstly for their origins, having been given to you by your girls, (and your sweet son-in-law, too!), and secondly for their overall, seasonal appeal, creating such an elegant, festive feeling at this most wonderful time of the year!

    Thank you for your heartfelt and happy wishes, my friend. Hope you enjoy cozy moments this Christmas with your own beautiful daughters, sharing very merry moments of togetherness!


  2. Your homemade ornaments add such a nice pop of red to your vignette. I think it's so sweet that you named your vignette. You brought back fond memories for me of reading Little Women to my little girls and then watching the original film with them. We love it too!

  3. I love that twig star hanging in front of the mirror. Beautiful decorations all around!

  4. Absolutely breath taking how you put it together and took the photo. I love the white ribbon with red. And the candles - so pretty!

  5. Love your vignette, Jemma, especially the title. )
    There is so much joy in all that you do, and I'm glad you're spreading it by sharing it with us.
    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is wrapping gifts while watching White Christmas.
    Enjoy it all, my friend.

  6. Your Amaryllis is going to be blooming soon;) Mine is just about that far along too!! Jemma, your home is so welcoming and I like all of your personal touches. I'm loving all of the red!

  7. We often watch Little Women at Christmas. I am struck by the happiness the girls get in receiving such humble gifts they received. They were definitely different times!

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my post.

    Happy Christmas

  8. Hi Jemma! Oh, I just love your Little Women vignette! I love everything about it - the lights, the little tags and the candlelight! I love that movie too. I actually like the real old one best with Elizabeth Taylor and June Allyson! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Jemma, I love the idea of a Little Women vignette! One of my favorites as well. Your ornaments are sweet and certainly do have an old fashioned feel. The tablecloth (runner) is so pretty and so are the little tags. My Amaryllis is just about in the same place. I do think they will burst forth for Christmas. My Paperwhites are just opening up now. Love them! Merry, Merry Christmas!

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  11. Oh Jemma, I love Little Women. There is a Christmas show that I watch but haven't seen it in a long time. If you ever hear of the name, let me know, as I want to buy it. Your Christmas table is splendid with things from the past that loved ones gave you. What a clever idea and a fitting name to make a Little Women Christmas Vignette. The red ornaments you made are pretty, and how lovely they look stringing along your garland. I noticed your blue bedspread in the background. I love blue in the home. I just bought a white comforter, and am going with whites in my bedroom now.

    Have a beautiful week, Jemma. So much inspiration on here today.


  12. The books and the movie are great.Thanks for the inspiration to revisit these favorites. I may have to do a Little Woman tea also. Merry Christmas!


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