Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas in the Dining Room

Setting the Holiday in the Dining Room.

Each year this room changes a bit.
I don't always decorate it the same.
That's what makes our decor fun, don't you thing?

In the window facing the front of the house,
I add a tall skinny tree to give more room getting around the table.

To this tree I have all vintage ornaments from the 40's
or WWII ornaments.
Filled in with vintage snowflakes and large red roses.


The walls here are a lighter color of creamy tan then what is showing.
It's just hard to photograph this space with the light from the windows.
The trim is off white.





This area is looking from the entry and into the kitchen.


I tied red ribbon with greens, holly, berries and  pine cones
to the back of each chair.


The table is set with a mix of dishes in different styles.


The hutch is topped with garland among my white roosters and one red.


Christmas dishes.


Inside the hutch filled with seasonal dishes.


I change these around depending what time of year it is.


My grandmother's tea set from Italy.
I've shared a story about this
 HERE
She also gave me the little Christmas mouse 
taking a nap after eating some of the apple covered in snow.
I simply love this treasure.


To the side of the hutch I have a chair that also changes with the season
just by adding large pillow shams.
Just tuck and fit and you have a new chair.

From the chair this would be the view.
You can see the main Christmas tree off in the distance.
So hard to photograph in the evening.
Sorry for the blurs.


A garland of poinsettias layered on the
chandy over the table with crystal drops and silver snowflakes.



A cloche on a vintage redware dish on the side buffet.


Gotta love a little red truck delivering trees.


I change this around depending on the season.
Pumpkins for fall,
Little beachcballs for summer would be cute!


Another Santa I cut and designed from wood many years ago.
He is simply made from a 2x4


This photo in black and white takes me back to
Christmas many years ago.
Remember when we only had black and white photos?
Tell me you know this??
or am I that old?


My dining room is ready to go.
It will get a workout this Christmas
and 
I love that it will.
It's not just a room to walk past.
I believe in enjoying all of the home.

Wishing you many happy times this Christmas.

See you again soon.
Have a great day!

Celestina Marie

joining




47 comments:

Silvana Joanne said...

What a beautiful dining room Celestina! You have created such a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. I just love it!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Your dining room is very pretty.
Like you we use ours multiple times a week. Definitely not just a room to walk past :)Looking forward to hosting Christmas brunch as per my GrandBella's request.
Happy Tuesday!
Come on over and visit.
www.simplymedesignsbygee.blogspot.com

Valerie-Jael said...

Just wonderful, so much festive atmosphere, love it! Hugs, Valerie

Sue Kosec said...

Just beautiful. Be proud of your home and fill it with love.

Merry Christmas!
xo
SuZeQ

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your dining room looks very festive! I love the little red truck.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your DR looks so lovely, Celeste, and I adore your special touches, from the top of the hutch, the chandelier decorated, the beautiful tablescape, and your cute red truck (I want one!). I also love how you decorated the backs of the chairs and the pillow shams tucked into the side chair for a new look. Your tree adds such a special glow to the room, and yes, I certainly remember black and white photos!! Seeing your grandma's teaset again just made me smile, along with that precious mouse.
Thanks for giving us a peek at another room of your Christmas-y home! Love and hugs, Kitty

TexWisGirl said...

you could charge huge prices for a sit-down meal like one of those fine hotels. :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love all of your special touches and the floral artwork is so pretty too.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a beautiful setting for Christmas get-togethers.

Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

Joyce Mayer said...

Lovely. To be honest, I love black and white photos, they have a charm all their own, remembering our childhood and family traditions. PicMonkey has a tutorial on photographing with Christmas lights. I need to get better at that myself.

Merry Christmas.

Linda Young said...

What a beautiful dining room! I love all your pretty holiday touches, your table settings and dishes! It's perfect and so festive! Love the chair backs decorated like that! May you have a wonderful Christmas meal with your lovies, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! Have a blessed and Merry Christmas! Love, Linda

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Everyone will love dining in there- so pretty! I like how you added the tie-ons to the back of the chairs. I have gifts to wrap and haven't even thought about baking cookies yet but I will! Most of my childhood is in black and white and then suddenly it goes to color! There is a certain nostalgia that comes from those old black and white photos that warm the heart.

Cynthia said...

Very pretty my friend. The little mouse is adorable and I'm not a fan of mice, LOL. I would like to decorate my chandelier next year, just have to find what I like. I have to be honest, I like black and white pictures. Nice added touch.

Cindy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hi Celestina! Your dining room is gorgeous! I love the sleeping mouse and the tree in front of the bay window is just beautiful. I wonder if a small skinny tree would fit in my bay area... maybe next year :)
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas enjoying your family.
Hugs, Sherry

Nancy Chan said...

Your dining room decorations are so lovely. Every piece of decoration has your personal touch.

Lisa said...

Your dining room is holiday perfect! I love how you tied the greenery on the back of the chairs. So clever! And that little red truck...I need one of those Santa!

Debbie Harris said...

Once again your home looks lovely, Celestina. You always inspire me to do more changing out during the seasons.
Every nook and cranny in your home has such sweet details, much love and care has gone into your preparations for Christmas, and it is very evident. Your home certainly reflects your beauty, Celestina.

Your little treasure of a mouse is quite adorable snacking on his apple. He knows he's safe and no harm will come to Him in the hutch behind glass. :-)

Sounds like you have some beautiful festivities planned with much laughter I'm sure.

Merry Christmas~~ Debbie

Ana said...

Oh Celestina Marie,
What a beautiful space. I love Christmas time and decorations. They make our homes look a bit brighter and prettier. Love your Christmas tree with vintage ornaments.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Kelly Deal said...

Wow Celestina! Your dining room is gorgeous! I love your hutch filled with such pretty things and that little mouse is precious!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Absolutely stunning Celeste!! I am blessed to see all the pretties in your home! Warm and cozy, but very elegant too~ Thanks for sharing with us all, Karen O

Cindy Rasley said...

Stunning! Great job! Enjoy that beautiful rooM Merry Christmas!

craftyles said...

Celeste, your ding room is so pretty. I love the layout of the room and how you decorated it. The backs of the chairs-love! The red pick up truck-so cute.The mix and match Christmas dishes-pretty. I planned on doing something like that, but was unable to find some more that go with my thrifted dishes. I'll just keep looking. Everything is festive and beautiful. Happy week!

Rose L said...

So lovely and you even decorated each chair! I love the decoration above each window.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning photos of your home. You lucky duck!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Your home is just charming, and filled with touches of love! I love the tea set from your grandma from Italy, it is gorgeous! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH BOY! It's coming! Darling Celeste, I am looking at your photos just thinking, "She is having fun." I too had a blast this past weekend fixing my home for a party we had. IT WAS MAGIC. There is nothing like fluffy up our nests and we all have so many different tastes and approaches, but the beauty is that we put so much love into our living spaces. Blessed are those who open their homes as well to share the fun! The countdown is on!

Alessandra said...

Stunning!!! Your dining room looks fabulous. The Christmas tree is gorgeous, the tablescape is such beautiful, the cloche is my favourite. I fell in love with everything!!!
Hugs
Alessandra

Createology said...

This certainly is.a room to be enjoyed in all its Christmas splendor. Your home is warm, inviting, beautiful and cozy all at the same time. Sipping some hot cider and listening to Chrstmas music would be divine. Merry Christmas Dear...

Michelle said...

Your home is just perfectly in the spirit of the holiday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! I love the greenery on your china cabinet and on the back of the chairs. It really gives the room a special feeling! Hugs, Diane

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your dining room is beautiful and so festive.
Love your trees - they look so pretty. Looks like you are already for the Holidays.
Hugs,
Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste all I keep thinking is this is a fun, festive and Merry room I'd love to gather, chat and dine the evening away in.
xoxo,
Vera

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful room you've created! And so nice that it's not just for "show," but that you will be using it, and celebrating with friends and family in it. Love how you infuse every corner with holiday happiness. Blessings, Deborah

Kathy said...

Your home is stunning!

Debbie said...

Your home looks so festive for the Christmas season, Celestina!
Your guests must love to sit at your holiday table and not only enjoy their meal, but also the fellowship.
Everything is so cozy and inviting...I LOVE it!
Merry Christmas, dear friend.
Debbie
xo

Lynn Bean said...

Oh so very pretty! Looks like you are certainly ready for the big day! Merry Christmas!!

Consider It All Joy said...

Everything is so very pretty, Celeste! Black/white/red are my colors and my eye is so drawn to the beauty of the combination, so I love the room. May you enjoy the blessings of this special season, Cindy xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dining room is so festive and pretty, Celeste! You really have a classic much that I like. Overeating looks so war and inviting.

We don't have a formal dining room but I know if we did I would do so much that you have---simply fabulous!

Jane x

Jill said...

So beautiful! At my old home I loved draping flowers through my chandelier at the holiday too. My new dining room here needs an overhaul, we moved in last year, then the car accident... so I'm hoping to get it painted, reorganize and change the light to a chandelier again. This home was built in the 90's and it shows, lol. But little at a time. Always enjoy the lovely decorating you do. Your home is beautiful. Have a lovely day!

Blessings,
Jill

Kim said...

Your decor is just stunning and the architecture of the room is fabulous!! Those arches...wow. I love them!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I love that tall skinny tree! I WANT ME ONE NOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kerri said...

Oh I love how you decorated your dining room, it puts me immediately in the Christmas spirit! I also love the color tan on your walls, very nice. I hope you are enjoying December in preparation for the big day! Have a nice week my friend.

xoxo
Kerri

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

What a lovely room to share Christmas dinner with family & friends.
Your home is so tastefully decorated Celestina. Hope you enjoy the final week till Christmas :)
Peace & Blessings,
Karen

Conniecrafter said...

Your rooms are just gorgeous, I love the roses in your tree, and your idea for the chandelier, I may have to dress mine up like that also :) Love your greenery on the back of the chairs with the ribbon too! Such lovely treasures all around to remember your Grandmother... Your truck is so neat and love the tree sticking out of it! Lovely inspiration for decorating for the Holidays, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, your dining room is so charming. I love the red ribbon, berries, and holly on the back of the chairs. That red truck is delightful with the trees. Your Grandmother's tea set from Italy is gorgeous. wow, love the gold in it. The tall skinny tree goes perfect there in front of the window.

Your table is so lovely, and everything looks so cozy and welcoming for your guests.

I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, Celestina. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

love, ~Sheri

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your beautiful dining room is lovely to look at. Yes, black and white photos are in my childhood memories too. Just looking at your black and white photo made me think of the Christmas the year JFK was killed. How sad that day was for all of us back then.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, it is really beautiful. So full of charm and Christmas spirit. I can just imagine how your Christmas dinner will be enjoyed in that beautiful room. And, since it is after Christmas now, I know it was enjoyed..Happy New Year..Judy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..