Hello sweet ladies. Today I am sharing some awesome ideas to decorate your dining room for Christmas. I went all out this year and I am loving the result. It has a bit of a farmhouse feel to it, I think. Christmas decorating in a mostly white interior is just the best. Everything just stands out so beautifully and just shines. Just the way I like it. Come see!
My loyal readers will have realized by now that I don’t actually have a dining room. I just have a dining area in my living room. It is where my dining table lives and a big painted hutch with all my dining room essentials. But for today I have selected only pictures of this part of my room, so let’s pretend we are looking at a bona fide dining room decked out for Christmas, shall we?
My round table is currently in its maximum stretched out fase (I added both inserts), so that it is ready for lots of Christmas dinner parties. It also gives me the chance to add a nice big centerpiece and some smaller ones and still be able to use it.
I used lots of old favorites in my decorating this year. Actually only bought two cheap little new items this year. The rest was all in my stash. You might recognize that driftwood Christmas tree, it was a little Christmas craft I did years ago. I added one of those strings of mini led lights that is powered by a battery. As serendipity has it, that battery fits perfectly inside the paper cone. I love little lucky happenings like that.
I don’t think I ever had a Christmas house without at least one tray filled up with little what-nots and candles and greenery. It is my favorite way of creating a centerpiece.
Yesterday I was sharing Christmas memories with my love. My stories where filled with anecdotes and examples of large and small traditions. The whole conversation made me realize what a hopeless sentimental I am. If I could, I’d turn the most mundane thing into a nice little tradition to make it extra special and give it meaning. But some things have meaning all in their own right. Like my little Christmas angel. I received it when I was 7 years old, from an old lady in my neighborhood. I brought her one of the Christmas gift-packages we had assembled at school for the ‘lonely, sick and elderly’. She gave me this homemade angel in return ‘an angel for a little angel’. It has been with me every single Christmas since.
Oh and did you see, my upside down teacup candle holders made from thrifted cups and jars made a little comeback too.
They have taken up residence on my hutch, along with a string of lights and a threesome of Christmas wreaths. My French patio doors got the garland treatment. I am loving that look so much I think it will be a recurrent decoration from now on. I attached two garlands, added a string of led lights and just hung the whole thing. The little hooks to hang it on where already in place because the star garland was still up there from last year’s Christmas 😉 (I got the stars at Ikea last year and you just add them to any old string of lights). Granted it might have been better if I straightened out the garland before I took the picture, but who is striving for perfectionism anyway 🙂
As I mentioned, I loved decorating my white dining room area for Christmas. The Christmas greenery stands out so beautifully against the white, as do the touches of silver and gold. And all the lights just make it sparkle. Since the decorations went up I have already….
- watched 8 Christmas movies
- played Christmas music almost continuously
- lit the candles each and every night
- have eaten way too many Christmas cookies and chocolates
- loaded up on hot cocoa with peppermint and marshmallows
- lit the fireplace several times (and have the man chop a lot of wood…..)
- and just sat there being very happy and content in my little Christmas home.
And if you want to know more about these little angel chimes just click the link to read about them and watch them spin, and hop on over to my MSongbird Instagram account to share your own little angel chimes memory.
I’ll share the other part of my living room soon.
In the mean time, how is your Christmas spirit going?
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