12.08.2010

Our Holiday Dining Room~

First things first, the number one comment on yesterday's post was where we got the chairs in front of our fireplace....they came from TJMaxx several months ago. They were a super deal, and I've found that if you pass up something you love there, you come to regret it later. So thanks for all the chair love!

Now on to the subject at hand.

I realized today that I haven't yet shared our dining room all decked out for the holidays. Just like the rest of the house, the dining area's decor is subtle this year, but festive, nonetheless.


I borrowed this idea from Country Living magazine. I was completely smitten when I saw the angel wings on dining chairs in this month's issue. (I shared the article here.) So I had to put a pair on each of the head chairs at our table. Amazingly, my little boys have yet to remove/destroy them.


I used the branches that we cut off the bottom of our Christmas tree to add greenery to our dining chandelier.
My poor dining table is very beat up...and awaiting a redo...so I usually keep it covered with a tablecloth. While I was laundering the cloth last week, however, I put these placemats on the table for our meal, and liked the way that they looked with my Christmas decor so much, that I've decided to leave them for now.

I love this nativity that the Hubby gifted me a few Christmases back. I added a fun free printable - found here - and also added the saying on the chalkboard for extra emphasis of the true meaning of the season.

When we were decorating our house for Christmas on the day after Thanksgiving, Mr. One wrote the line from "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" on our chalkboard...it was so sweet I just couldn't erase it.



Here's a closeup of my winter branch centerpiece. I just found a bunch of branches in the backyard and spray painted them white...then placed them in an oversized vintage canning jar with some faux snow. I added the pretty birds and paper ornaments for a unique statement.




A little cluster of glitter-y trees adds some shimmer to the centerpiece.

You may have noticed that I have a music page theme going on this year. I made all of these fun items with my Silhouette digital cutter. I simply ADORE them. (And just by way of information....you can purchase a Silhouette for yourself and save 20% on all Silhouette products if you click on the Silhouette button on my sidebar.)

A closeup of the sweet birds on my centerpiece "tree".



Music paper reindeer...I suspended them from the ceiling with very fine fishing line and the kids just think they're magical.
So there you have it...a little glimpse of our holiday dining room!
Have a great day~

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

awww the angel wings are so cute!!!! love it!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

This is really lovely! I'm especially loving the faux snow in the jar and tray. Too cute! Thanks so much for sharing!
-Courtney

Amy Kinser said...

Love all of your pretty and creative touches.

Cindy said...

I really love what you have done. I hope the angel wings are a project for a "beginner"; I would love to try this with my girls! I also spray painted some branches from my backyard white, love the way they look!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The birds are adorable, are they tin? Love the branches and the notes on the chalkboards...very festive and so welcoming! Enjoy the holidays!
Janell

Chrissie said...

Just awesome! I love the angel wings!

Chrissie said...

Just awesome! I love the angel wings!

Kasey said...

i love the wings...except i don't craft.
your room is gorgeous.
xo

Amy said...

That is a room I would love to come home to everyday.

Carrie said...

It's beautiful! I love the fake snow in the mason jar for your tree base. I was planning on doing something similar but wasn't sure what I wanted to do for my base. Now I know!

Can I ask, where are your dining room chairs from? LOVE them. I should be clickable for email.

~april said...

oooohhh! those reindeer ARE magical! love them! great idea i may have to use---next year! hehe!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Did you make the angel wings? If not, where did you get them? Would love to have some of my own, but sewing is not one of my strong points. Your dining room is beautiful!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful!!!

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast said...

Great job....I love the manger scene and the chalk boards!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I love the chalkboard. You reminded me I need to change mine! And those hanging reindeer are so darn adorable. Looks great.

Victoria said...

I love the angel wings, what a darling idea!!! The vintage canning jars look great as does everything else:)

Missy said...

I have that same Willow Tree Nativity scene! It's my favorite Christmas piece.

LuLu said...

It's pure magically delightful! Love all the touches... the reindeer suspended are sooo cute and oh my word i want your angel wings!!!! LOVE them :)
xo,
LuLu

The House of Healy said...

I can't even begin to pick my favorite part! Curse you, I am so envious!!!! ;} Just gorgeous!

Tt's Tutus and Designs said...

I would love to know where you found the angel wings!!! Just beautiful!

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