Hello everyone, I finally finished decorating in the dining room yesterday. I did try to change things up a bit from last year so you wouldn't get too bored seeing the same stuff.
Here is a room view from this angle with the lights on...
and same angle of room view with lights out...
This year I had fun decorating my chandelier (which I did not have last Christmas).
I used a faux garland of ivy and holly...
and these glass ornaments that I got at Michael's a few years ago.
For the table centerpiece, I used a cake stand and a miniature Christmas tree dome with a beaded cherry garland at the base of the cake stand.
and I got another pair of matching candle lamp shades (for $5!)...
that I need to make look like this single one that I have over here on the stepback cupboard, it is all original.
The table is set with Johnson Bros. Friendly Village that I found at a flea market last week. Just in time for Christmas! I was getting tired of my usual Pfaltzgraff Winterberry pattern.
Pictured below are a few more of my latest finds. I couldn't pass up this wonderful figural napkin ring when I saw it at an antique mall! I got the salt cellar and spoon at one of our sales...
as I did this mother of pearl handle butter knife. Just look at the detail on it, it totally won my heart over!
Another exciting find was this $3 glass empty dome (not old). I knew I could fill it with something to make it look Victorian, so I used a glass candy dish, paper doily and my vintage wax fruits, and here she is! It made me so happy! The table I have these things on is just a temporary table until I get my marble top sideboard! Which I hope is soon! :)
Over at the window I have some Paperwhites that are just about ready to bloom! For the window I have used another faux holly garland...
and these gilt cherubs that I just got at our last sale for $2 each. I think they really add to the Victorian theme.
And that my friends, is it! Sorry it was a long one! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. Let me know that you stopped by, I love getting comments!
Have a wonderful week! It's ALMOST Christmas!
I am linking up to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME, COTTAGE AND GARDEN with Bernideen
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy