Text by Holly Seng
From towering trees bearing treasured ornaments to entrances decked with swags of ribboned greenery and welcoming wreaths, there’s no shortage of showstopping scenes come Christmastime. Let every corner of your cozy cottage shine this holiday season with innovative vignettes that bring attention to overlooked spaces. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorites from over the years to inspire creativity for styling your pieces.
Canadian collector Amanda Upton gets imaginative when showcasing her most-cherished finds—from vintage ornament boxes stacked on a bookshelf to a set of skis propped against the wall. See more of her vintage collection in our Country Cottage Christmas special issue.
Scents of the Season
A traditional accent, pomanders are beloved throughout history for their attractive appearance and sweet yet spicy aroma. Arrange them in a bowl or take your design to new heights by tiering them into tree shapes, nestling sprigs of greenery in the gaps of the clove-studded oranges.
There are few things homeowner Amber Reatherford loves more than styling a vignette. A mint green printer’s cabinet ties in with a globe featuring the same muted hue, while a lamb figurine conveys religious symbolism for celebrating the season. See more of Amber’s treasure-filled home in our Christmas issue.
Capture the wonder of a snow-covered scene by filling miniature vases and jars with flour and a flocked bottle-brush tree. Style them together on the kitchen counter, utilizing a pedestal to take your design to new heights.
An Angelic Approach
A trio of angels fashioned out of gold imparts an ethereal beauty to this secretary desk. Each holds a bouquet of petite posies, further enhancing their sweet tidings of joy.
Calm & Bright
Dough bowls serve as a versatile accessory for any tabletop no matter the season. Layer greenery, sparkling silver baubles, lamb figurines, and white pillar candles for a tranquil compilation.
Let It Snow
Bring the enchantment of a snow globe to any vignette with the help of a glass cloche. Play up the look by introducing snow-frosted tinsel to the display.