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Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Christmas Dining Room

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Did you do get all of your shopping done? I didn't. I have done a little online, but have alot more to do. I try not to get stressed out about it until Christmas Eve..lol...then I start to panic! I have seriously waited that long before. This year I will get it done earlier!


I want to show you my dining room dressed up for Christmas. This year I decided to leave the table set. Last year I had a big arrangement in the middle with candle holders on each side and then changed it for Christmas lunch. I like the low change this year...



The centerpiece is made out of garland twisted around the candle holders . Some of you might remember it from last year, I did end up adding new ribbon this year. I found the glass candle holders at Wal-mart and added sugar. Then I set the candle down in the sugar for a snowy look. Do you see my Christopher Radko plates in the china cabinet? I bought those last year at Dillard's half price. I want to get six more so I can set the dining room table,(I just hate to take those out) but will have to wait until they go half price. They went up to $18 a plate this year! Whoa!! I really need them to be about 80% off but that's not going to happen..
This is the same place setting I used last year. I wish I could remember where everything came from, but unfortunately I don't. There is no telling! lol...




I love this shot with the blue in the background!







Someday maybe I can get the rest of the place settings to go with the dishes...I just love them!!



Here are some daytime shots...



I set the middle candle on a piece of Styrofoam to give it a little more height.












The glittered candles came from Kohl's.



Here is a daytime shot of the tree...it is loaded!




I redid the top of the china cabinet this year to coordinate with the tree. As you can see I added new mesh!




I decorated this floor candle holder with ribbon, ornaments and holly.



The dining room by day...still need a rug.



Thanks for checking out the Christmas dining room!!




There is still time to enter my Christmas giveaway...I will draw a winner on Tuesday evening. It might be a little late...I forgot I was going out of town for the day. Be sure and stop by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning to see if you are the winner! Click HERE to enter.




Have a wonderful Monday!!
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41 comments:

Melissa F said...

I absolutely love it! The colors are wonderful. I get a little tired of seeing rooms that don't have any primary colors (just beiges and whites), and yours it so festive and attractive!

Redo 101 said...

Gorgeous dining room, you're an absolute artist!

Mary

Mrs C with Style said...

I love your dining room! Can I come over for dinner? Maybe santa will bring you the rest of you table settings that you would like:) You are so talented! I look forward to all of your posts! I hope you had a great weekend:) Happy Holidays!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's beautiful, Kristen! Your home is always one of the prettiest in blogland every Christmas! Love it! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL my dear friend..Love it all..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your home is just gorgeous! I love your decorations!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Your decorations are just beautiful...love the laid soo much....you are all ready for the festivities...love it all...I am a new follower of yours

Mari said...

Its all so festive and beautiful :) the way you decorated the dinning table!! just beautiful :)

xo~Mari

mishebe said...

Love the garland over the china cabinet.!

Scribbler said...

Beautiful -- I kept thinking that it looks so professional -- and then I read your profile, and realized that you ARE a professional. Your tree is just gorgeous, as is the garland on top of the cabinet.

I am your newest follower.

ETS

Becca said...

Your dining room looks incredible all dressed up for the holidays! I love your centerpiece ... your tree looks fabulous and I love the new mesh in the garland! Your plates showcased in your cabinet are beautiful ... love the pops of red!

Paula said...

As always, your home looks beautiful. I love how you've decorated everything, including changing out your dishes in your china cabinet.

Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Everything looks so festive!

priscilla said...

Every room , every house you have decorated has been fabulous ! You are very talented !

Kevin's Coding Blog said...

I'm going to have to get a second job! :(

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your dining room looks fantastic, Kristen! I just love everything you've done in here. Your table looks wonderful day or night. Love the centerpiece and the garland on top of your cabinet. Your tree looks amazing! It is obvious why you decorate trees for other people at this time of year. : )

mikio said...

Perfection!

Savvy Seasons said...

Kristen,
Absolutely stunning in every way. The colors mesh so beautifully together. I love the tablescape and the candles. Truly an A+++++++++++++
job. =) xo ~Liz

jeanneadair said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I look so forward to seeing your posts. You are such a talented decorator. Wish I could have you come decorate my house for Christmas!

Carla said...

Your dining room is stunning! The table is set just right without too much going on but still delightful! I really like how your curtains match. Are they hung there all year or just for the holidays?

Miss Janice said...

Gorgeous!!! Everything is perfectly coordinated and festive...still waiting on your permission to post one of your Christmas tree photos on my blog:)

Maria Elena said...

So beautiful and festive! I love the colors! You are very talented!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love it, Kristen it is gorgeous as always! You do such a great job! :) Love those plates!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Your dining room is beautiful! I love your tree all decked out and so full of pretties! The top of your china cabinet looks so pretty matching it too. Now your table - gorgeous! You are my hero, well, heroine! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

debbies said...

STUNNING!!! Love the plates & here's hoping you can grab more this year on clearance. Thanks for letting me know about the treat trees. I would LOVE to have some.

Robin said...

I am not usually a red fan but this looks so good. I love your Dining Room chairs. I say go for the rest of those plates! They are so pretty and you will use them for years to come.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Michele Smith said...

I love it! I love all of the red! I agree with another who said they're tired of seeing all of the "white" rooms. You have a knack for decorating!

Mary Rink said...

That tree just screams 'Happy Holidays'!! !!! :) Beautiful!

Marilyn said...

SUPER creative.. I LOVE these. So festive and pretty.. I'm Mariyn - Your newest HAPPY follower here.. Loving your blog.. SO much CREATIVITY!! I'm inspired.. Will love for you to stop in sometime.. http://theartsygirlconnection.com .. Wishing you an amzing rest of the week.. ~M

Gypsy Heart said...

Just stunning! You are so creative and the colors are gorgeous.

Pat

Marianne said...

Beautiful as always Kristen. I just love all of your Christmas decorating.
Marianne :)

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Beautiful room Kim! The table looks really great- you did a wonderful job on the centerpiece. Your cabinet with the dishes is lovely and your dressing on the top is perfect! Love your tree too! Have a very Merry Christmas~ Liz

Sonia said...

Your dining room is so gorgeous! I love everything..the colors are wonderful and happy! Really stunning...love your tree! Merry Christmas!
Miss Bloomers

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

It looks very lovely and inviting. I like the floor candle holder and how you decorated the top of the china cabinet. I hope you can get the rest of the Christopher Radko plates. I so want the pedelstal bowl they have at one of the Dillard's in town. It all looks beautiful! Came from BNOP.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Kristen! I think this is my first visit to your blog. I'm visiting from Susan's Tablescape Thursday. I am blown away by your incredibly beautiful tree and the treatment you gave the china cabinet! Both are stunningly beautiful!!! I love lush and full...my motto is "Go big, or go home!" for sure!!! You went all out!!! The table is very pretty, too. It is very inviting. Great idea to elevate that middle candle with a block of Styrofoam! I hope one day you can find those Christopher Radko dishes at a more reasonable cost. I hate to spend a fortune on dishes because I then cry like a spoiled baby when something gets broken. Oh, well...collateral damage it the correct term, I think! Or is is "the cost of doing business"? Whichever, I'll have to learn to live with it! Have a happy weekend!

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, your dining room is so beautiful! I love your CR plates too! Your tree is spectacular! I love a really FULL tree. I am just seeing this post, I am so far behind in reading blogs. Have a wonderful Christmas!!! XO, pinky

Row. said...

Looks Wonderful! I love your curtains are they from country curtains? I am looking for some similar and cant seem to find any I Love.

Entertaining Women said...

You have a marvelous eye for balance and design. Every element of your tablescape is so pleasing. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your beautiful table. Cherry Kay

Kalipso said...

Gorgeous! I love that sense of bold richness.

marilyn scott said...

It all looks great! Love your dining room table and all those candles. You need to have a party to show off your pretty Christmas table decorations! Cheers and happy holidays!

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