Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas in the Dining Room

Hi Friends~
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful season.
Christmas will be here soon.
Are you ready?

This year I placed a skinny tree in the window of my dining room giving more room around the table.
It still looks like a full fat tree from the outside with the curtains draped back.

I simply tied sheer gold ribbon with greens and berries to each chair.

The centerpiece is a lantern filled with vintage ornaments and topped with a red ribbon.
I set the lantern in a wreath with timer lights and a table square is angled in the center.
All easy to move when needed to dress the table for Christmas dinner.

On the hutch I added two smaller round poinsettia doilies like the larger square.

Tea pot, candle sticks and Christmas cup are old keepsakes with a special plate
given to me last year by a dear friend for Christmas.

On each side of the hutch I have hung Christmas stockings in black and gold.

The chandy over the table is dressed with lots of crystals, and vintage candle rings in silver tinsel.

Greens, berries and gold birds sit in this arrangement along with my favorite cardinal figurine.
The white metal pitcher was a special birthday gift from a dear friend filled with flowers.

In one corner, I moved this chair from the sitting room to make room for the tree.
After adding the red and green throw, I tossed this darling pillow I purchased several years ago
from Kathy at Creative Home Expressions to the chair and tied on a red ribbon with a center Christmas pin to holiday it up!! After Christmas, I'll remove the ribbon.

Across the room looking back towards the entry is an old barley twist buffet
hand painted in black with off white accents on the doors.

To make the glass holders, 
I used two pegs for each glass placed close together but open enough to slide a wine glass stem between the pegs for hanging.

On the buffet I have one of my favorite cards framed and hand created by Diane of 1CardCreator.

To the top of the wine glass keeper I have another of my 2X4 Santa's
with a sweet little mouse full and exhausted from his apple treat!

My dear grandmother gave me this sweet candle holder before she passed away.
I love it even without a candle.
He's taking a little nap after stuffing himself full of  an apple.

From the dining room you go right into the kitchen and here I hung a small pair of skis and poles
from the hanging candle lamp.
These faux candles come on each evening and glow for 5-6 hours. Love them
all over the house!

To the right before going back into the sitting room, stands this large Santa.
He holds his little lighted tree and gift package.

He wears a velvet coat with faux fur trim
 and each side is beautifully embroidered  with roses.

Below is a few ornaments from the skinny tree.
This year I used a collection of more critters mixed with
special keepsakes, vintage ornaments and large red roses.
The center box of chocolate ornament was a gift from a dear friend several years ago.

Friends are like fancy chocolates.
It's what's inside that makes them

Thank you for stopping by to visit Christmas in my Dining Room.

I'll be back with a little kitchen Christmas next time.

Have a wonderful December day!

Celestina Marie xo

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