Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dressed for Christmas

My Dining Room is one of the few rooms that was decorated for Christmas this year.  I struggle every year with wanting to decorate with lots of non-traditional bright Christmas colors and very natural materials. 
I combined both in the dining room this year.  I used burlap purchased from Home Depot and cut a runner for the table.  The burlap was also used to wrap around the bottom of my tree.  I picked up these mercury glass candle holders at TJ Maxx.  For that pop of color I bought a pink Poinsettia. 
I added some greenery from my yard on the napkin rings just to dress them up a bit.  The chargers were gold and I sprayed them with brush nickel spray paint.  It’s a nice soft silver and looks good nest to the mercury glass. IMG_6386
Here is the full view.  I could not resist this little Christmas tree!  I usually have a small fake one in our living room, but really miss the smell of the real deal.  Lowe’s had these little guys for only $14.  Bonus, from the outside it looks like a full size tree!IMG_6388
For the buffet I added color…I saw a similar cake pedestal decorated like this on Pinterest.  My advent calendar adds more silver, I bought this a few years ago after Christmas on sale at Target.  I hide dog treats in it for our Abbie and she gets one a day!IMG_6385
My new shelves are now full and I’ve added my bottle brush trees and some holly. 

So there you have it.  I’ll be linking to the party below.  Hope you will check out the other table designs and Christmas inspiration throughout December. 



  1. soooo pretty. The pics don't do it justice to how pretty it really is.

  2. I love it all. very simple and pretty.
    the mercury glass and I love the wine box or whatever that is holding the poinsettias..the burlap

  3. Oooh, I have the perfect wooden box for a Poinsettia! Thanks for the idea!

    Followed you over here from Layla's Party.

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  5. Lindsay, I just emailed you! I can't believe I won!!! Thanks!

  6. Everything looks beautiful! I love the natural tones!

    I'm joining 8 bloggers in hosting Blogging Around the Christmas Tree Party and today’s feature is Christmas Scapes at my place! I’d love to have you join up, the party is just beginning!

    XO, Aimee from

  7. PS I'm your newest follower and would love for you to return the "love" when you come over for a visit!!!

  8. it looks beautiful! i love how you decorated the place settings!