Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dining Room Set for the Holidays

I had planned to post a holiday open house, but since my son is home and has left piles of stuff all over the place; it's not quite in shape to show you.  Because the fact that he's safe and home this year (he was deployed last Christmas) is more important to me than a messy house it's not bothering me much.  When he gets out of the Marines I'll start nagging him again!

So instead I'm showing you our dining room all decorated and ready for Christmas dinner tomorrow.  It's just the four of us for Christmas. 

 For Thanksgiving we usually have friends who don't have family nearby over for dinner.  But for Christmas they all go home for the holidays so it's just us.  That doesn't mean I don't still like to decorate the table!  Although since it's just "the boys" and me, I'm not sure it's particularly appreciated.  That's why I blog!

For the display on the buffet table I spray painted a garage sale find frame silver.

Then I added some chipboard letters that I glittered and glued to silver ribbon.

The wine glasses I've had for years -- etched crystal and found at a thrift shop!

The silver chargers I had, and the white china is our regular china. The salad plates are new this year from Target.

Since there are only four of us, we don't need placecards, but the holders look pretty!  So I usually put something like a note or a gift card in them.

A cake stand, votive candles, white roses, boxwood from the yard and some free tree greens from Home Depot (we have no evergreens on our property--being from the Pacific Northwest that is so odd for me!) make up the centerpiece.

This is a reindeer I picked up at an end-of-the-season sale last year.  It was brown, so I spray painted it silver. I was in a hurry, and actually didn't do the greatest of jobs, so next year it will get a glitter treatment!

Merry Christmas to You All!


Sharing at: French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday/I'll be Home for Christmas
Between Naps on the Porch: Tablescape Thursday


  1. What a wonderful gift to have your son at home. Your dining room is devine. I love the silver, the white roses, and the ornaments as placecard holders. Merry Christmas!

  2. it looks beautiful- love the dishes!
    merry christmas!

  3. Your dining room looks amazing. I love the silver theme but overall the place card holders were my favorite.

  4. Everything is so beautiful! Wishing you a very Beautiful Christmas Holiday!

  5. Very beautiful, Deborah! While it's just the four of you and you may not think your boys appreciate your sincere appreciation of this beauty, trust me, when they are married and the season rolls around, they will reminisce about it and maybe even help their new spouse spruce things up!

    Your table and dining room are really beautiful and very inviting. It's so inviting!

    Enjoy the day with your family!

    Merry Christmas and may the Light of the World shine through and bless you!


  6. It all looks perfectly lovely Deborah - and I just love the silver reindeer! Have a great holiday - see you in the New Year! - Helen

  7. Merry Christmas to you, too!! Enjoy your day with your boys.

  8. Greetings from Southern California

    I am your Newest Follower

    Have a Safe & Happy New Year! :-)

  9. Love the soft colors of thos beautiful table...the whole room is simple and it

  10. How beautiful, your dishes are stunning! Everything is so elegant and festive, along with the silver raindeer. Happy New Year 2012 for you and yours.

  11. Your dining room is lovely, Deborah! Thanks for the tour. I love the frame with JOY! Your table looks wonderfully festive, and I love those Target snowflake plates. Wish I'd gotten some for myself!

  12. Beautiful!!! I could have used some of your silver accents over on my silver table!!! Oh I love the clean and simple look of silver and white!
    We had a Marine come home and suprise my daughter this year for Christmas~~It was AWSOME! She made him this long video and told him he needed to come home.....well, he did! (it's posted on my blog)


  13. Beautiful home! i love your plates.I have been looking for some with a snow flake on them Happy New Year.

  14. Lovely table...I like that the plates can be used all winter.
    Happy New Year!


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