Okay, okay so lofty goals!!!!!………..I did not keep up with my 12 Days of Christmas concept. I was caught up in the prep and festivities as I hope most of you have been. We had a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter, good food and love.
I have a few more things to share and since I don’t typically take the Christmas decorations down until after the new year. I still have some time right?
Here is our dining room all decked for Christmas.
I’m not sure if it’s the traditional furniture, the china or what but this rooms tends to lean a little more glitter and sparkle than rustic.
For the table settings I left the buffalo checked “runners” on the table. It is actually just folded fabric. Next I layered the center of the table with a length of sparkly garland, a few wrapped packages, ornaments and of course candles.
I purchased the salad plates from AtHome stores and then topped each with a gold tipped pinecone.
Each of the salad plates had a different pattern and just a hint of red.
I styled the buffet one way.
I’ve had the little topiaries for years. Just gave the bases a quick coat of white spray paint and then a light coating to the greenery to give it a “snowy” effect. I really like to use what I have and paint is usually my go to.
Then I received a sign I’d won in an IG contest from @homespunsigns and of course had to restyle.
I think it is just what the dining room was missing. The candlesticks were a goodwill find in a none too attractive finish. I gave them a coat of soft grey chalk paint with a white wash and love the way they turned out.
The bar cart was not neglected.
Kept it simple by propping a wreath, wiring a garland to the frame and adding some glass ornaments and artificial pears.
I hope you all had a most blessed Christmas. I’ll be sorry to put away the sparkle. It adds so much whimsy and magic to our homes.
All the best,