Tis the season to be jolly! Blogland is awash with beautifully decorated Christmas homes and it's been so fun to see. After hosting Thanksgiving, I decided to keep my Christmas decorating simpler this year (famous last words). However I'm always tweaking....
So far I'm staying true to my plan and leaving a lot of the stash in the attic. It's good to rotate out some decorations, right? Although they all bring back fun memories of Christmases past.
So far I've been able to transform the dining room and it's different this year - more of a French farmhouse feel...
....and I added the color RED! Normally I'm not a huge fan of red, but it is growing on me...especially soft touches of red at Christmas.
For instance, I added two long runners to the dining table. They are from H&M home and were a bargain! I embroidered our children's initials on each one:
This corner got a subtle touch of red, too. I'm loving grain sacks this year:
The other noticeable change I made to the room is to paint the inside of the white cupboard grey.
I had a pretty light blue damask wallpaper there for years, and just wanted a change:
Some greenery, ironstone and vintage white linens were all that was needed. A rustic wooden caddy holds shiny brites for a pop of color:
At another corner you can see our built-in cupboard...peek through the chandelier adorned with ornaments...
I couldn't resist adding this fabulous piece of driftwood I found at a local beach this past fall. It's a nice way to hang lovely things:
Not long after I took photos of this room I purchased a wreath from our school for a fundraiser. As I set the wreath down on the chair, I couldn't help taking a new photo here!
Another corner of the room holds a desk that came from the living room (to make room for the tree).
I decided to keep this corner really simple - architectural pieces, wood caddy with ironstone and some bleached bottle brush trees lined up in jars.
A simple garland adds a sweet touch...
The dining room buffet got greenery, ironstone and our Advent candle wreath. I added a vintage paper garland in a Scandinavian cross design above....
The Advent candles are lit for each week of Advent. I placed a faux green wreath around them, sprinkled with pine cones I picked up at a local playground. They were sprayed with faux snow.
The wreath rests on a favorite vintage platter:
Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas season...I'll be back to share our living room and kitchen soon!
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Christmas tour of homes at The Nester