This has been a tiring week. And it’s only Wednesday.
My poor Dining Room looks like an 18-Wheeler load with Christmas decor dumped it’s load and left. All of my bins are scattered here and there. I need something from this bin and something from that bin, and I am not sure what’s in this bin so I need to go through it. And I know you’re asking… “Barb, why aren’t they organized?” They are!! I have florals in one and greenery in another and ribbons in another, etc. But, when I get on one of my decorating sprees, things get a little crazy. So, I thought I would take you down a litt;e stroll to look at our Dining Room last year. Hope you enjoy it. xxoo, Barb
The Everyday Home Christmas Dining Room 2015
Last week, during another Christmas Tour, I shared our Dining Room Christmas Mantel in detail.
Today, I am sharing the rest of the room and the details which pulled this room together. If you remember from my Mantel Post, the inspiration for this room were Tartan Plaid and Houndstooth Ribbons.
These same ribbons were carried throughout the room, and in fact – were carried through much of the rest of our home – which I will be sharing all next week.
The garland around the Dining Room Sideboard featured many of the same layers that make up the mantel. I am so in love with frosted greenery and berries this year.
The tartan plaid ribbon, along with the houndstooth ribbon, were loosely intertwined throughout the greenery. Lots of white lights and frosted red berries were added in for color.
A set of antlers is nestled into the center of the garland.
I made a simple arrangement in my antique pink and white Staffordshire tureen, which never leaves the room. Greenery and colorful Christmas balls surround a sparkly candle.
Each side of the centerpiece features a mercury glass lamp, a pink and white Staffordshire pitcher, a mercury glass tree and votive holder.
Let’s move over to the table…
I started out with a simple miniature cedar planted in a knobby, white bowl. Silver balls surround the base.
To create this centerpiece, I started with a base of a cut-up, inexpensive garland pieces. This allowed me to have a foundational layer to build on. I added in lots of frosted greenery, frosted pinecones and silver ornaments.
On each side of the cedar tree, I placed my large black lanterns topped with a simply tied tartan plaid bow. A pair of silver reindeer are placed in the center, as well.
The wingback chairs on each end have cozy pillows. I made sweater pillows and tied them with houndstooth ribbon, and added a sprig of pine and some cotton to pay homage to my Southern roots.
Speaking of Southern touches…each side chair back is decorated with more Houndstooth, pine, red berries, a white antler and a large magnolia bloom.
“Well, hello gorgeous.”
More plaid. More cotton. What can I say… I was on a roll.
The last few touches are a basket of cozy throws and a Goodwill Sweater Pillow which I made last year…
I love this room at night. The lights cover the room in a soft glow and it makes me want to cuddle up in one of the wingbacks and read and relax.
The Everyday Home shares her Southern Home’s Dining Room dressed for Christmas in traditional designs of tartan plaid and houndstooth patterns.
We’ll spend Christmas Eve here with all of the family, and the table centerpiece will be surrounded by platters of goodies.
And all through the house…
… there will be laughter, love and lots of good cheer.
There may even be a clatter, or two.
Thank you for spending a few
minutes of your day here with me.
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