Old Fashioned Dining Room Sideboard (and free printable)
Pretty English dishes take center stage on this mahogany sideboard dressed in old fashioned Christmas colors of red with black and white checked accents.
You may have instantly caught on to my Christmas theme this year. As I said when I shared our Old Fashioned Christmas Mantel last week – the color scheme and style are generally pulled from the Dining Room and spread throughout the remainder of the home in varying ways. The English Sideboard in our Dining Room is no exception.
Before we get started, I am so happy to let you know I am taking part in a 3-Day Home Tour. Myself a few other bloggers are getting a late start…but we decided it’s “Better Late Than Never” to share Christmas Inspiration.
Please make sure you follow all the way to the end and visit each of these blogs.
Rarely will you see my prized Staffordshire Soup Tureen piece not on display in our home. I love to fill it with fresh greenery and berries and a variety of clippings. (I may even use it for soup eventually. LOL ) This year, I added a small evergreen and surrounded it with fresh magnolia, fresh cuttings from my yard and bits and pieces of “faux-liage.”
The same black and white checked ribbon was used here as on the mantel. At the last minute I tucked in some faux antlers for some extra texture. But the cutest of the touches is the one I love the most…
A small, Star Printable on a chalkboard background with “O Holy Night.” So easy to print and cut out and use in a variety of ways. I added a bit of ribbon scrap and simply tied it to the top of the tree.
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Above the landscape print I usually go all out with multi-layered garlands laden with white lights. This year, I went simpler and used some cedar along with more “bits ‘n pieces” of faux-liage and berries. Oh, and more black and white checked ribbon woven through.
One of the items I added was a sale item I found last year at 75% off at Homegoods. I had forgotten all about it until I started unpacking my Christmas bins. Do you do that also? Buy things on sale after the holidays and pack them away and forget you had bought them? 🙂
Look at this sweet “Santa’s Laundry Line” Garland I hung on the front of the Sideboard…
My sweet 5-year old Granddaughter declared it as “adorable.” I agree. She is enamored with it. 🙂
On each side of the Cedar Tree Centerpiece I added a cute sign trimmed in black and white check… and one of my favorite mini pink and white pieces…a cute candy dish. It’s not vintage but I love it all the same.
I tucked in one of the round chalkboard printables which I shared the other day from my Homemade Chalkboard Napkin Ring Project.
I am loving this simpler decorating style of mine. It may not appear as “simple” to some of you, but trust me when I say it is scaled back quite a bit.
I know there are many who have beautiful and breathtaking homes with lots of non-traditional colors this year. Oh stare at them with awe and it amazes me over all of the time and effort that goes into these homes. But, call me “old fashioned” because I adore using traditional colors of reds and whites and greens.
This year, I added black but in “old fashioned” checks, as well. Thankfully, there is not right or wrong way to decorate for Christmas. One’s home is a reflection of who they are and most of all, what makes them happy.
Speaking of “happy”… this picture above cracks me up every time I see it. I inadvertently left an object and did not see it when I was taking images. Do you see it? This image is the perfect description of both me and my home. Perfectly Imperfect. And that’s okay with me. 🙂
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Miss Helen’s Country Cottage is next on the tour, please make sure you visit her and say hello for me.
Welcome to the ‘Tis the Season Blog Hop hosted by Barb Garrett and The Everyday Home.
We may be a lot later getting our Christmas decor out than some others – but you know how the ole’ saying goes. “It’s Better Late Than Never.”
Please make sure you visit all of these amazing blogs for some last minute decorating ideas.
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