Christmas in the Dining Room and Kitchen

December 7, 2011

Today like promised the kitchen and dining room.

First up the kitchen…I only did a few things in the kitchen.  Of course I had to do something to my bulletin board.  This is what it looked like for Thanksgiving.

This is what it looks like for Christmas.

(The cranberries were leftover from Thanksgiving and used in the living room too!)

I also added a few Christmas touches to the console table I recently refinished.

For some reason I find myself buying pinecones and picking up pinecones when I’m out on walks, seriously I have a lot and I keep bringing them home thinking I don’t have any so there are pinecones scattered throughout the house at Christmas.

On the way to the dining room is a small wall that got dressed up too.

I kept with the gold decor and do you see my deer head?

Here’s a closer look of him.  My decorating style is a little bit all over the place, I’m learning that I love to use natural elements but I like to glam it up so spraying this guy gold brings together the 2 things I love.  I also bought a wood plaque and sprayed it gold and attached the deer to it.

Onto the dining room…last year for Christmas Drew and Sloan bought me some really pretty textiles from Williams Sonoma so obviously I had to use it.  It’s not gold and silver like my living room but like I said before I don’t think you can ever go wrong with traditional red and gold.

I swapped out my normal china in the cabinet for my Christmas dishes. For the table I decided use eucalyptus, berries and go figure some pinecones!  The look is a bit more natural then a fake centerpiece but without the cost of fresh flowers that will die in a few days.

Notice the brass canister?  It wasn’t in the photo above, that’s because I just found it yesterday at the Goodwill.  It matches my dishes totally!  I love when that happens!!

My Antropologie knock offs!  So easy to make and of course less then the $38.00 they cost at the store.  I had the jars already and simply bought some miniature trees at Michaels and some fake snow.  You can find them in the area where the Christmas villages are.  I hot glued the trees to the bottom of the lids, added the snow to the jar (along with some silver glitter) put the lid on the jar and tapped the snow to go to the bottom of the jar.

The other side of the dining room.

This area was pretty simple too.  I used left over garland from outside and place it on the cake stand and threw some ornaments and some candles I already had.  I also have some more deers!

As always, I want to thank you all for stopping by and for all the nice emails I get!  You guys rock! xo

Tomorrow the front porch!

If you didn’t get a chance to see my other Christmas post, I’ve linked them below!

The Christmas Mantel

Decorating the Living Room for Christmas

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    1. Your whole house looks beautiful laurie! I love the mantel this year…especially since hou HAVE one…..your place is party ready!!!

    1. Thanks Liz but you’re the one with the fancy wine thingy! (: That’s where the party is!!!

    1. Everything looks so pretty! I especially love your side table in the dinning room. Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Jennifer!!! I’m so glad you stopped by!!

    1. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

      Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

      Be Merry and Bright!

    1. Hi, so glad I found your site…I love what you have done. I have been thinking of painting one of my treasures black, but it makes me nervous… you have inspired me to give it a try. I’m now following you on twitter…couldn’t find a GFC link. Stop by ad visit and follow me if you like. Warm wishes

    1. Thanks for stopping by Lori & I’m so happy to have a new blogger friend! xo

    1. Where did you find the deer head? Been looking for one for my front door.

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