Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas in the Dining Room

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

24 comments:

  1. I love the holly garland much better than the pine greenery. It drapes better and I like the berries on it. Very pretty dining room and the cherubs are so sweet and very victorian at the corner of your drapes.
    I have a Christmas tree in a dome and I like how it looks on your table in between the candles. I think I will place mine like that on my table.
    I am glad I got to comment as blogger was giving me a hard time doing so a few times with your previous post.
    Hard to believe Christmas is almost here and I haven't finished shopping.
    Happy Sunday
    Betsy

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  2. The entire room just glows. I feel like I'm stepping back in time here into the Victorian Era. That tipping teapot (I think) is amazing. You did a great job!

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  3. Hi Gina, such a beautiful room. You have really decorated it beautifully. The chandelier is do pretty all decked out. Lovely room too enjoy. Merry Christmas.

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  4. Red, gold, and green make your Victorian room look so classy. Beautiful. Everything fits together and nothing is out of place. Marshel

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  5. Absolutely Beautiful Gina! You are a perfectionist. I love your beautiful dishes with the covered bridges as well as the ones with the ducks you displayed for autumn. Your chandelier looks really festive, but everything is just lovely. Once the paperweights bloom, their perfume will fill this perfect room. All my best to you and your family for the holidays. Looking forward to a new year of your wonderful Victorian style.
    Cheers,
    Anyes
    xx

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  6. Oh Gina. Fabulous! Fabulous job! The dining room is truly gorgeous. Love, love everything. It's so appealing and inviting. The cherubs! Lovely. The table setting! The window dressings! Oh my. Just great. Would love to sit down there and have dinner. Susan

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  7. Lovely! Friendly Village is so versatile. Love the Christmas tree in the dome, and the Aesthetic napkin ring is wonderful! I love them, and have a few from my grandmother. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  8. It's all so magical. I especially love your miniature tree in the dome. Such beautiful dishes too. Your dining room is magazine worthy.

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  9. Gina, you have such a rich looking dining room. I love the wallpaper! I like to decorate my chandelier too but Hubby likes to study at the table and the light is cut down quite a bit when I decorate it. So I didn't fancy it up this year. You know I love Friendly Village because it is so charming, especially for this time of year. The butter knife is lovely and a pretty find for your table. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. So pretty! I especially liked the elegantly decorated chandelier, and the Friendly Village dishes.

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  11. Wow thatbis so so so Victorian and i love it!! Our old Victorian we raised our kids in looked like this and even alot of the same colors too. You do a great job

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  12. Your room is just beautiful Gina.It is all put together perfectly.The new chandelier makes the room look so elegant.The entire room is divine
    When you get your new sideboard it will be complete, as it looks complete now to me .

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  13. Your dining room is SOOOO elegant! And adding the Christmas decor makes it even more so! Love it.

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  14. Elegant! Love your chandelier. Friendly Village was a great find. I love that pattern.

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  15. Gina, you set such a beautiful table. I've never heard of anyone decorating a chandelier -- now *that's* what I call gilding the lily!

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  16. So pretty! I would love to live in the Victorian era during Christmas just once! So elegant and festive. I love those dishes...what a great find!

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  17. Hi Gina. I haven't visited for awhile and I just saw your Christmas dining room. It is so beautiful. The wallpaper and the colors really portray Christmas. That butter knife is gorgeous and I love your chandy and the way you decorated it..Have a very Merry Christmas..Judy

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  18. Your dining room looks grand, especially love the chandelier! Your new purchases are great. Merry Christmas!

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  19. I so love your home and it is even more beautiful at Christmastime.
    Merry Christmas Gina and thanks so very much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. Gina, your post has been featured at No Place Like Home today. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  22. Gina, I love your new chandelier and you dressed it up wonderfully! Great score on the dishes! I have a pitcher and a bowl with the covered bridge design. Both were thrift finds. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Gina...your home looks wonderful for the holidays...

    Hugs
    Wanda

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  24. oh wow - this is simply gorgeous! Glad I checked it out!

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