Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Holiday Home Tour–Dining Room

Holiday Hutch 2The holiday décor has finally started to make an appearance at my house. This year I went with the on-trend look of plaid and red for a couple of reasons. I love the look and I have loads of red knick-knacks that I could use to complete the look. My dining room hutch is usually the first piece to be decorated for every season. I love switching out the plates and server ware but almost always have a foundation of white dishes. I added the pretty black scrollwork plate at the top and a buffalo plaid scarf and the rest came together easily.

holiday dining room 1The table isn’t done yet. I need the table to work on projects so I used some of the supplies as décor. Spools of red velvet ribbon, baker’s twine and burlap double as wrapping / craft supplies and accent pieces.

Holiday Dining Room 2Another scarf wraps around the centerpiece which is a vintage silver tray with greens, candles and a white poinsettia. The red berries are glass and I use them every year.

Holiday Dining Room ChairThe little wood ice cream parlor chair works perfectly in this sunny corner of my dining room.

Holiday Home Vintage PillowI made these pillows years ago and found them tucked in a closet. Some of the fabric is from vintage cutter table clothes that I bought on Ebay.

Holiday Room Vintge Chenille SpreadMy branch basket always sits in the corner next to the chair so I filled it with another vintage piece – an old torn chenille bedspread. I’ve been saving this piece for years deciding what to make out of it.

Holiday Dining Room Yarn SnowballsFuzzy white yarn makes a great accent piece. This is the closest thing I’ll get to snowballs out here in Southern California.

Holiday Table Glass BerriesA close up of my centerpiece. I love how those glass berries catch the morning sunlight.

Holiday Table Red Velvet RibbonPinecones and red velvet ribbon – I may never use that ribbon. I just love looking at it too much.

Holiday HutchMy recycled K Cup gnomes work perfectly with the vintage Christmas feel of the hutch.

Holiday Decor Vintage SantaThis Santa ornament is one of my favorites. And that little metal red wagon… stay tuned because I’ve used that in another project you’ll be seeing soon.

Thanks for touring my dining room. I hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Carolyn,
    Your dining room is wonderful all dressed up for christmas. Love how you styled your china
    cabinet.........and all your pictures look amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Blessings, Nellie
    oh, and love those lil wagon place cards holders.........adorable.

  2. What a beautiful room! I'm a first time visitor, and you have really great photography skills -- such clear, lovely pictures. Take care, Cynthia


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