holiday home tour (part ii)

Welcome back to the holiday home tour!  If you read yesterday’s post, you know how much I love decorating for Christmas.  I shared how I decorated our front door, foyer and entry, and our staircase with simple garland, bows, and berry sprigs.

The next stop on my holiday home tour is…the dining room.

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The first thing I decorated in my dining room was the table.  I decided to leave the burlap tablecloth that I used for Thanksgiving on the table, and I changed the center runner.

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I love this felted table runner with pompoms that I bought a few years ago!  So simple that it makes a great background for more table decor…like fresh cedar and pine garland, red berries, vanilla-scented candles of various heights, and those adorable green, tree-shaped candles.

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All that is needed now are the place settings for our Christmas Day dinner!

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Also decorated with garland and red ribbon bows is the chandelier above the table.

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In the corner of the dining room is the bar cart, which I “spruced up” for the holidays.  I placed faux bark lighted trees next to the cart.  I staggered the heights of them by placing a box under one of them to make it appear taller, and then I wrapped the bases in red burlap.

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The trees just add a bit of sparkle to that area, especially at night.  To the bar cart, I added a festive ‘Merry Christmas’ banner, some fun napkins and plastic cups.  Merry Christmas, Y’all!

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Our nativity is displayed in the dining room this year.  Every year, I try to find a special spot for it (and when my girls were younger…a safe spot).  I like where it is this year, and I like the simple chalk artwork I created to go above it.

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Another tradition, besides our nativity, is the Santa plate and mug that we leave filled with cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.  It is the same one we’ve used for the past 20 years!  I display it during the month, in anticipation of Santa’s arrival.

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The only thing missing is our gingerbread village…which we will create once Audrey is home from college for the holidays.  That will be displayed on the buffet in the dining room.

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Hope you enjoyed day two of the holiday home tour!

Next up…the kitchen!

 

 

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