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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Dining!

Happy Sunday!  Okay, I simply canNOT believe that we're already into December!  I hope that all of you have been smarter than me and have started (if not finished) your holiday shopping!  I need to put it into high gear this week and start crossing things off my list!

In the meantime, here are some pics of my Christmas dining room!  Admittedly, I absolutely loved decorating this room this year because I recently redid it.  The walls used to be metallic chocolate brown and reds, golds and greens dominated this space.  I lightened this space up by painting the walls BM Manchester Tan.  I also traded the china hutch for an antique sideboard ... slipcovered some of the chairs ... added a huMONGO mirror and floating shelves (that will probably come crashing down any second), and added gold/satin-y panels, raising them almost to the ceiling.

So, I'll be quiet now and just let you take a peek (feel free to click on any picture to enlarge it):


I placed two manzanita branches, along with a few smaller white filler branches in my mercury glass vase and randomly hung ornaments consisting of red/apple green/silver balls, snowflakes and icicles!  All ornaments (except for the icicles) are from Wal-Mart ... score!


The table is *prettied up* with white and silver snowflake china I found at Target.  I added mercury glass votives to the middle of each plate and dripped silver and clear beads around it. 


I love how it looks lit up at night:


Above the table, I *bling-a-fied* our chandie by adding soft garland ... crystals ... beaded garland and glittery words of "joy," "peace" and "noel."



Glancing over at the sideboard, you'll see I added festive, inexpensive garland (from Big Lots), along with nutcrackers decked out in silver glitter and sequins!  I absolutely love the horsemen nutcrackers I spotted not too long ago at Home Goods!



And, what's an apothecary jar without snow and ornaments tossed in?


Of course, I had to throw a few ornaments in the bowl perched on my tea service:


 Annnnd, I added bows to the cream pillows to jazz them up a tad:


The floating shelves have just a tad of garland from Big Lots, along with more of the snowflake china:


And, I decided to keep my plates wrapped in twine, with family pictures ... I just added a few glittery snowflakes to Christmas them up a bit!


Well, friends, the dinner bell is about to ring !!


After you're done eating, you should hop on over to these fabulous blogs and join the festive parties:










 

Take care,



59 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

WOW! Your dining room could be a show room...so elegant and pretty! Loving the big, colorful ornaments too! My sister and I got my mother that same snowflake china set from Target a couple years ago for her to use for the New Year party! Also, thank you so much for your sweet e-mail the other day!

Liesl :)

Olive Cooper said...

You twig centerpiece is stunning as is the sideboard. Love your nutcrackers. Visiting from BNOP

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Becca, just found you thru BNOTP, hope you'll drop by and visit. I redid my dining room this summer and my kitchen last week. LOVE all your wonderful decor,
hugs,
Debra

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking fantabulous, Becca. I have got to go to Big Lots. I have noticed a lot of things on several people's blogs come from there.

Jill said...

It's so very beautiful!!!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

WOW! It's all just gorgeous!!! I love all of the shimmer.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Sooooo gorgeous Becca! I love all your Christmas decorations in your newly transformed room! The votives are wonderful!

Pamela said...

Love it all Becca! I am thinking of doing a white and green theme on our landing.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Simply spectacular!!! How do you do it? I love the way you have limited to the use of traditional colors. I've thought of doing the same in my foyer but I'm not sure I have it in me. Target and Big Lots... now I know your secret! He he.

Thanks for linking up to my blog party! You are the life-the-party :D

Melanie said...

Another home run Becca. Beautiful!

Denise said...

Ding dong... I'm here for dinner :) It all looks so beautiful Becca. I love the evening look with the candles lit. I'm just about finished Christmas gift shopping, now I have to wrap it all!

Mari said...

OHHHH BECCA, YOUR DINNING ROOM LOOKS SOOOOOOO ENCHANTING :) JUST STUNNING!

XO~MARI

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said...

Amazing! It looks like something from a magazine.

Andrea said...

Really beautiful job! I too love those horse riding nutcrackers. So neat; I've never seen any like it!

Jemsmom said...

I cannot get over the difference from last year to this year. I thought last years was above and beyond, but this just takes the cake!!! It is so beeeee-uuuuu-tiful!!!! Oh... I love it!!! I have my dining room left, one tree and the outside and I should be done! I finally did my mantle. You will have to check it out! Girl... you need to be on that tour again to just show everyone how different and gorgeous it is this year!!!

Angie said...

This room is so beautiful! You are totally making me want to neutralize because it really makes your decorations stand out more. I feel like mine are competing with all the other stuff and color in the room, ya know? I may be making some color changes in my home after Christmas. I just dread painting! Hate it! Loved this and all your other posts!

Lindy said...

Oh my goodness, your dining room is gorgeous. Everything is just perfect!

Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

Martha said...

What a great Christmas dining room!

Rose H (UK) said...

Your dining room and festive decorations are really georgeous!
Happy holidays :o)

Susan said...

It is gorgeous!

Liz said...

WOW, Becca, you went all out. You really know how to "bring it" with change. It looks like a winter wonderland. =) I am so impressed. The Nutcrackers, the colors, the sideboard is so festive....AMAZING!! Your table lit at night looks very classy and elegant. I love the *bling* in the chandelier. You amaze me, girl, EVERYTIME!! Well done! Can I join you for dinner...what fun that would be! *Smile*

Have a wonderful day! XOXO ~Liz

Vanessa said...

Hey friend! Well, first of all I love that my favorite mantel is now your header and now you just gave me one more room to stalk! I mean, seriously, this could NOT be more gorgeous! I cracked up at the new word you created "bling-i-fied"! :-)I am just loving how this room has a distinct feel with the lighter tones and yet you added pops of color to tie it into the rest of the house's decor. Your chandi is unreal and the centerpiece is to die for!
Truly a masterpiece girl!
Hope you have a great Monday!
Vanessa

Traci said...

Sooooo pretty!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Thankfully, I am done with my shopping except for just a couple of gift cards I need to pick up.

Christie said...

Becca, thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! I have seen you over at Vanessa's!! I came over to say thanks and WOW, you have an amazing blog!! I will look forward to looking through it some more! I knew Vanessa was a fan! I can't believe you are in SC! I am in Rock Hill!!! Good to meet ya'!! Christie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, everything is just awesome. Definitely a ton of drool power here. I just love it all. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

Oh Becca, your dinning is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

Sandy said...

Beautiful job on your dining room. You will be very lucky if anyone leaves after dinner, the room is just to pretty to leave. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Amazing. Just beautiful. Looks so gorgeous. You have inspired me. I have some more Christmas balls and need to add them a few more places. You have just outdone yourself in the beautiful department!!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Everything looks so pretty. I need to put some shelves on the wall (I would if I had any wall space left in my house). Love the way you have plates displayed on each side of that beautiful mirror. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Becca, everything is beautiful! And we got a tablescape to drool over in addition to your gorgeous mantel and Christmas decor. Great post!
Happy Holidays!
Susan

Jane said...

Becca, your dining room looks fabulous! You're all set for holiday entertaining.

Jane
frugalfineliving.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, Everything is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful job you have done with the decorating. I love your holiday header too. I would love for you to join my party starting 12/15.
Happy Holidays,
Sherry

The Inspired Nest said...

Becca, Your room is gorgeous! I have never seen the horseman nutcrackers. My Homegoods did not have any cute one's this year. Every detail is just handsdown pretty! Your mantle is still my favorite. I just makes me smile!
Lacy

Shelia said...

Wow, wow wow wow wow! Oh, Becca, this is like a winter wonderland - how beautiful your dining room is! I love all you've done. The garland and glitzies over that gorgeous mirror looks wonderful. Love your sideboard and I wish I could copy it exactly - amazingly gorgeous! I've said that already! :) Your table looks so beautiful and love how you've decked out your chandy! Many, honey punch, you're good! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terry said...

This is some awesome Christmas decor. I would love to see this in person. Terry

Karen said...

Oh my, this is stunning!! I love your attention to detail!

Sailing Simply said...

How pretty! I would have never thought to add the black with the silver but it totally works. The whole room just sparkles! It's stunning!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Becca, it is just stunning!! I love everything you did!! Everything is just glowing and sparkling!! Awesome job!

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Becca it is all just so dreammy and gorgeous! Beautiful!!!

Melissa Miller said...

*Dreamy* Ooops! :)

Snooty Primadona said...

Wowsers! You are quite talented, leaving me feeling like a with zero taste. However, I'm going to follow you so that perhaps through osmosis I too will find some hidden talent within me.

Cheers!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Becca, it's gorgeous! Love what you did!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, I just love looking at all your holiday decorations. You are really gifted at this. I don't live in a neighborhood with nice lady friends. The neighbors to the right of me are who we bought our property from and they are older than us and the neighbors on my other side are very nice, but it is men and no ladies. So no close neighbors or friends. That's o.k. my family will see it. Thanks so much for joining the party.

Debbie said...

Oh Becca you are so talented. I just adore everything you do! Looks fantastic. I joined Kim's party too, I am having so much fun beeboppin around tonight.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've mixed metallics with traditional Christmas colors for a very dramatic style! I love it! ♥

tnbsmith said...

Hello Becca !
I found your web site a few weeks ago and just fell in love with your plate display with the twine and the sayings. SOOOO I copied it a bit ;) and did my own display. Thanks for sharing your beauitful home with us...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Becca! LOVE your tablescape. The snowflake dishes are so pretty and the horse/nutcrackers are adorable! I love HomeGoods, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Steph said...

This seriously looks like a magazine layout. Stunnnig.

The Homemaker said...

I love how they all come together! Well done.

NYCLQ said...

Beautifully done ~ But I especially LOVE the plate wrapped in twine!! Sharing this over on my FB Blog community page!

THX for sharing and Merry Christmas!

:D Lynda

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your home should be in a magazine. Oh wait...it was! Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

Kathysue said...

Becca your home is so lovely at Christmas time. love all the special red and green and sparkly touches, kathysue

1 Funky Woman said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Love the branches! New follower from Thrifty Decor Chick! Love for you to stop by and say hit at http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Megan

Scribbler said...

Very creative and festive!

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red.neck chic said...

If I told you that I have been sitting in your dining room for about.... 30 minutes now, would you think I'm nuts? Girl - I LOVE LOVE it!!! You make me wanna go home and totally re-arrange mine! Okay, I think I'll do that...

I'll be back though.
;-D robelyn

Brenda Kula said...

Love your branches all decorated up! And the plates with the photos is priceless!
Brenda

Shaunna said...

This is FABULOUS! It really is beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking to the Christmas Challenge SFS! -shaunna :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

My first thought when I saw your vignette was that children would love this look. When I saw it all lit up it had a completely different feel, very warm and inviting. Well done!