Hope Decor Tips for Creating Christmas Memories with Vignettes.

The Most Meaningful Vignette


Sweet Diane, invited me to join in on her ‘Creating Christmas Memories with Vignettes” series, and I think it’s such a wonderful way to welcome the holiday season.


Christmas is such a wonderful time of year to create new memories in your home with family and friends through new traditions, and through memorable and meaningful vignettes.


Boxwood wreath from Simply Suzannes


Fall and Christmas are my favorite times of year to decorate our home . . . and although my decor and vignettes change year to year, there are a few vignettes that make an appearance every year.

our nativity . . .

These statues are just a few pieces of a very large and comprehensive nativity set/scene that was handed down to me after my grandma passed away.

I grew up admiring this Nativity scene for as long as I can remember. It always found a special place in my grandma’s decor every Christmas season.

Nativity Scene from Simply Suzannes


It’s not only special to me because it reminds me of her . . . and the loving way she brought the spirit of Christmas to our family, but because my late uncle hand-painted it for her and gave it to her as a Christmas gift more than 25 years ago.

I am so very blessed to have it now, as there are more than 30 living grandchildren and great-grandchildren who could have also received it, but it was trusted to me . . . and I care for it greatly.

I proudly display a few pieces every year, and add more to the scene as my little ones grow older. It’s found a home nestled under our Christmas tree, on our mantle, and on a table in our entry.

It serves as a beautiful reminder to us of the reason we celebrate this joyous time of year.


A Nativity Scene from Simply Suzanne's


I have something special planned for our Nativity scene this year, and can’t wait to share it with you in a few weeks.

Here’s a hint . . . It makes for a fun, family activity . . . and a memorable vignette at a holiday party.






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Thank you, Diane, for giving me this opportunity to share one of the most meaningful vignettes in my home this time of year. I hope you and your readers come by and visit me through the holiday season for more holiday fun, recipes, and decorating ideas.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season,



Truly a most meaningful vignette, crammed with Christmas memories.

Thank you Suzanne for sharing your gift with us and your beautiful photos.

Suzanne is a wonderful photographer and does such a great job of taking the ordinariness of the food we eat and makes it extraordinary in her presentation and photography.  Her children will be so blessed by her blog-journal she is keeping for them.  Please take time to “taste” her Dark Chocolate Dipped Pears and her Thanksgiving Dinner at Home.  I know you’ll enjoy a peek at her Christmas home tour from last year… Part 1 and Part 2 and her sweet spirit.

Connect with Suzanne:  Simply Suzanne’s at Home :: Facebook :: Instagram

This is the fifth in our series, Creating Christmas Memories with Vignettes.
If you missed it, the series began here.

I want to remind you that the beauty of decorating with vignettes, is that you can place as many or as few as you like in your home.  It will reduce your stress because wherever you complete a Christmas memory vignette your decorating is done until you have the time or desire to create another.   If you’re time-starved this method of decorating is very freeing.

To see more in the series:  Week 1 :: Week 2 :: Week 3


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  1. Hi Diane!
    Just a quick little note to thank you again for extending an invitation to me to join your series!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Diane says

    Suzanne… I’m delighted that you could be a part of the series. I love your nativity story and so appreciate you sharing it and your gorgeous photos with my readers.
    All the best to you and yours for a blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. Mel says

    Wow….what a wonderful history that nativity has….and obviously it was entrusted to the right soul.
    Thank you for sharing such a precious and powerful piece of your life.


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