A Little Bit of Merry...


Thought I'd share a fun vignette with you!  I know a lot of you collect 
little vintage reindeer...I like them, too!  Remember the big rusty reindeer I bought last year?  I love displaying it all winter.  This year, it joins some of my fun vintage goodies... 


I used some great old blocks to spell out "MERRY"~
it makes a charming little platform for a reindeer...



I drilled a hole in the top of the "M", and glued in the wire end of a little bleached bottle brush tree, with the base removed.



I made the big chalkboard last summer for my daughter's wedding reception.  Using a great old frame, I backed it with a board painted with chalkboard paint.  
Simple little hand drawn snowflakes make a whimsical backdrop...




After Christmas, I'll switch out the word "MERRY" to "SNOW" and use it the rest of the winter...sometimes simple decorations make a BIG statement...

Are reindeer showing up in your home this year?

I'll be joining




Until next time...
 

38 comments

  1. What a charming and whimsical vignette, Linda! Everything ties together so nicely.

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  2. Loved your entire vignette, the bottle brush tree in the block was such a great little touch. Pinned it.
    Joy

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  3. Awee so cute Linda!!!! How are you? Hope you and your family are doing great.
    Happy Sunday!
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2013/12/canadian-winter.html

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  4. What a fun and festive vignette, Linda! I love your chalkboard, it's the perfect backdrop. And your deer collection is so neat! Did you get much snow? I think we have at least 9"!

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  5. Oh Linda, how adorable. I love it all. Makes me want some bottle brush trees too. xoxo,Susie

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  6. The big rusty reindeer is sweet. Beautiful Christmas vignette Linda.

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  7. Ahh that is so sweet....I love reindeers.

    Karen xxx

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  8. My deer collection is the quirky, kitschy kind but I like these too, and I love your header!

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  9. My sister has a deer collection also. She has them all displayed this year. Your post reminded me of her. Wish she had a blog to share her photos. Love the Merry blocks with little tree.

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  10. You're right - simple is often best. Your display looks so lovely, especially with the blackboard as a backdrop.

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  11. Love it!! I have a couple of deer, but I would really like to have more.
    ~Cindy

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  12. Cute Christmas into winter display, Linda! The simple snowflakes on your chalkboard makes the perfect backdrop. I've got a few deer decorating little corners of our house.

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  13. Hi Linda, I'm so in love with your big rusty reindeer. What a fantastic find!!! Your vignette is beautiful.

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  14. Love your vignette, Linda. Especially like the rusty reindeer. I guess I don't have one single reindeer this year.

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  15. Linda-That is a darling display. I LOVE that reindeer and they way you have pulled it all together it looks really cute. I have always loved reindeer. Genius idea with the blackboard. I love it-xo Diana

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  16. So sweet and simple!
    You have the best ideas!
    Pat

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  17. Linda,
    Your deer collection is wonderful...luv that you leave them out during the Winter season. Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. of all the christmas in blogdom, this is by far my fave! that deer is to die for. what a great find!

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    1. Thanks so much! I bought the rusty deer at last year's Bachman's Holiday house...they even had a life sized one decorating the yard...

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  19. Love this! The finish on your reindeer is beautiful. I buy my son a reindeer ornament every Christmas. Oh, they are a motley crew, three legged and single antlers, the damage they have seen, but I hope he still loves them.

    One of the things I miss about living in the Mid-west is leaving Christmas/winter decorations up past New Years. I used to leave a little tree up with heart decorations til after Valentines. And of course snowmen!
    Merry Christmas!
    Susanne.

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  20. i love it! you are so talented.
    found you via the blog party and hope you'll stop by my site today! http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/12/merry-christmas-votre-vu-giveaway.html

    happy holidays, and smiles to you.

    michele

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  21. OH do I love this display Linda, Your reindeer collection is wonderful- the small ones , especially the white ones are so sweet and the big rusted one is amazing there with the others between his legs , and with the sweet old blocks spelling Merry. The idea with the black board is great!!
    Hugs and a happy christmas to you.
    Dorthe

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  22. Came over to see your reindeer form Knick of time. I posted my rusty reindeer on my mantel/ Love the bottle brush trees and all the vintage reindeer.

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  23. Those reindeeer are very busy this year, making their rounds :) Cool chalkboard and sweet stars! Always enjoy the vintage look.
    Are you ready for Christmas?!
    Merry Christmas.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  24. Love your reindeer collection and your alphabet blocks are so sweet. It makes a lovely vignette! Hugs xo Karen

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  25. Love your reindeer. White color one looks so beautiful. Blocks used to make the work looks pretty. As you said it makes a great look for reindeer...

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  26. Hey sweetness! :) I love your reindeer! When I was making my cloche ornaments that are on my blog, I looked everywhere for the teeny tiny reindeer and either couldn't find them, or couldn't afford what people wanted for them! I didn't realize how hard they were to find! :-0 I opted form Christmas trees, nutcrackers and snowmen....much more affordable! :)
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  27. I LOVE this vignette Linda!! Did your reindeer come with the twiggy antlers...or did you add them? Cute and clever...like always :)

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  28. Oh my goodness he is awesome. The blocks make a really cute touch Linda!

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  29. Linda, I love your vintage reindeer vignette and I also love the old toy truck in your header...beautiful!

    xo Kat

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  30. Linda
    The header is gorgeous!!! The vignettes are beautiful!! SO happy that I could stop by and see all of your Christmas beauty. Love Kate xoxo

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  31. Oh My! Linda I'm in love, love, love! Your rusty deer was such a great find last year I'm so happy to see it again. The whole display is just so lovely - - I love every thing you've added. Pinning this for sure.

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  32. Linda, do you know I consider you the Vignette Queen? I could scroll forever looking at your photos, you've got such a keen artistic eye for putting things together. I absolutely love your rustic reindeer and unfortunately I'm always on the look-out for vintage reindeer but I haven't found ONE.....I assume the minute Christmas is over I'll stumble on the 'perfect' little reindeer...hahaha...thanks for all the visual inspiration. I always find something I love here.

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  33. Is it possible to be in love with a rusty reindeer....because he won my heart! Thanks for all the inspiration today!

    Merry Christmas,
    karianne

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  34. The whole vignette looks wonderful...but my very favorite part is the letter M block with the tree! Simply sweet!!!

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  35. Reindeer are everywhere! And yes, they showed up in my decor too. Your mantel looks just fabulous, I love the vintage items everywhere! Gorgeous!

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  36. How did I miss your deer post! Love the little guys and the big rusty one is awesome. I REALLY need to come to Bachman's one of these days!

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