If your friends with me on Facebook,
I hope you enjoyed my sneak peak of our Christmas Tree!
If not, then head over now and join me :)
Well instead of sharing our Christmas Tree tonight,
I'm going to share with you our dining room decked for christmas.
This year I really wanted to keep things simple.
I had a few ideas, but I mostly wanted to add LOTS of greenery,
and a few festive touches of red.
I grabbed some old Pottery Barn Fabric (red ticking stripe)
and placed it over the table to switch things
up for the holidays.
I filled most of my wooden trays the same throughout the house,
using branches, pinecones, and a few ornaments to
dress it up.
In the corner of the tray, I stacked some old books, and topped them off
with an extra large mason jar, I wrapped with jute webbing,
and tucked in some fake poinsettia's.
Next we move over to our dining room shelves.
Let me just say these actually had me stumped!
I really liked how last years came out,
but knew I wanted to do something a bit different.
Here's what I came up with for this year.
Some of the basics stay throughout the year,
I placed greenery on all the shelves,
and my newest addition to the "white" family,
is this cute little gravy boat.
I really liked the body of it, and I got it
at Kmart, from their Martha Stewart collection.
I tucked a bunch of boxwood branches in it, and moved my vase of
white candle sticks next to it.
On the other side, I placed more boxwood bunches in some white
pitchers, and I love how "simple"
yet festive this feels.
For the middle shelf, I brought out my large serving platter from my china set,
and hung it in the middle. Then I layered a tarnished silver tray
and IKEA gravy boat, and my new letter "D" I
got 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby last week!
The bottom shelf I always keep simple due to little hands.
But there must not be anything appealing
about this to the
because she hasn't seem to notice.
The breadboard is a treasured gift from my inlaws,
it stays out all year round,
but always seems more special around the holidays.
Across the room, I switched out our large clock,
for an old barn window
(great find by a friend of mine :)
I draped some fresh garland over it,
and hung some pinecones with burlap for Christmas.
I filled my dough bowl with cinnamon pinecones,
and covered some with silver glitter.
I'll share the chalkboard door with you later this week,
but I copied one of the free prints
I saw on Pinterest,
and just enlarged it to fill the space on the door.
Looking in from the living room,
I filled the urn with more greenery, some pinecones,
and mercury glass bulbs.
This arrangement was my starting point for most of my decorating
and color scheme for the holidays this year.
And I can't wait to share the rest with you!!
Stay tuned for more :)
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