Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Just Us in the Dining Room-2016

Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. When this happens it is always a good reminder to me of what we are celebrating. Our slow paced Christmas morning, leisurely opening over-filled stockings and carefully wrapped packages in our jammies, is laid aside. Stockings stay stuffed, presents stay present under the tree and our traditional cinnamon rolls will have to wait as we hasten to ready ourselves for Sunday service. We may be a little blurry-eyed because of the late night before at the Christmas Eve service. Dinner will be courtesy of Pinterest recipes that will allow for a meal that can be cooked in the oven while away or go into the slow cooker.

Come on in.



It will be just the four of us for dinner this year. It allows me to take the leaves out of the table and make it a round.

A wood round pedestal purchased at Home Goods acts as the base for a glass hurricane vase that hosts a paper house. It is nestled in epsom salt accompanied by a bottle brush tree. (I am loving these little trees this year! You can see more here.)


A 60" round plaid table cloth, purchased for less than $10 at Marshalls, goes well with my plaid ribbon that found it's way into my decor this year. Since the living room seemed to be taking on that vintage feel I decided to carry it into the dining room. Dressed with my plates from thirty+ years ago and a set of chargers I have used before the table seemed to need a little warmth so I added the woven place mats that you have seen here before.  My great-grandmother's cloth napkins, gold flat wear from our wedding, and crystal goblets finish the table. All this makes for an intimate dinner table for four.




The chandelier is adorned with a circle of fragrant greens.



More evergreen roping drapes around the mirror. I brought the tiered tray in from the kitchen and put it on the buffet giving me a fun place to add color.







The dining room is the first room you step into when entering my home. Even though it is just us for dinner I want it to feel warm and welcoming; a place you want to stay and visit a while in.


There are dessert plates and red mugs ready for cookies and cocoa.... If you're in the area stop in for a Christmas visit - friends and company are always a welcome addition to our home and who doesn't love cookies!
~Merry Christmas!

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40 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful house and it is so beautifully decorated for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your family. :)

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sarah Jean. Thank you for spending time with me today and for the lovely compliment.

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  2. You are blessed with a beautiful home and the Christmas d├ęcor is a delight.

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    1. Thank you! I am blessed beyond words. Our home is warm and comfortable and I do not want to forget there are many in this world who cannot boast of such things. Thank you for the reminder and for the kind words.

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  3. Very cozy and festive! I love the candy canes in the marmalade crock (:

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    1. Thank you, Gina! I love that little crock, thank you for mentioning it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. So very beautiful and warm, just the kind of home were people feel at home. Wish I was closer I would love to drop in for cookies and Coco. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Who'd a thunk it! Sleeping on floor of your mom's and dad's home in Colorado 30+ years ago? You are welcome here any time, dear friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  5. Very pretty. Love your tiered tray and chandelier

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia and thank you for stopping by and spending time with today. Merry Christmas.

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  6. Your home looks so cozy and I bet it smells amazing in there with all of that pine.

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    1. It does smell pretty awesome, Kari! It might be the fact that cookies are close by though... :) Thank you for the visit. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing @Creating Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for the visit,the kind words and a fun party!

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    2. Jolena, just wanted to let you know you are one of the Creating Christmas features I will highlight in my post tomorrow! (Wed 12/28.) Blessings, Cecilia

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    3. Yay!! That's exciting. Thank you, Cecilia and Happy New Year!

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  8. Cozy Christmas, such a pretty way to decorate your chandelier. Lovely, I can almost detect the delicate aroma of pine needles and sugar cookies.

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    1. Yay! Maybe a picture is worth a thousand words and a good scent or two! Thank you for the sweet comment and for the visit, Carole!

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  9. It definitely looks warm and inviting Jolena. I love how you've styled the tiered tray and those Christmas tree plates are gorgeous. Wishing you and your family have a beautiful and safe festive season.

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    1. Hi Michelle, thank you for the kind words and for visiting with me today.I am glad you liked the tiered tray. It never is quite as easy as it looks on other people's blogs and I am still learning how to make it work so I am thrilled that you thought it looked good. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  10. Hello!! I am new to your blog and your latest new follower!! Love your style!! I am a Victorian soul but I also love country and vintage. I am posting now over on my Christmas blog but I also have a regular blog too! I invite you to visit when you have some time!!I also added you to my blog roll on my regular blog . Love your home!!
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    Deb

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    1. Hello, Debbie. It is nice to meet you. Thank you the sweet compliment and for following along. I do like that extravagance of the Victorian style and I look forward to popping over to see what is going on in your corner of Bloggerville. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  11. Your table is lovely - the plaid, the china, everything working together for the beautiful style.

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    1. Thank you for the kinds words and the visit, Carol. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Your dining room is decorated so pretty for Christmas. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Julie. Merry Christmas!

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  13. Love your hot cocoa station! Have a wonderful Holiday! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I am glad you could drop by today! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  14. I will feature this Thursday at Home Sweet Home!

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  15. gorgeous!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  16. your tiered stand is decadent! So well staged :)

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    1. Thank you, Joyce. Thanks for visiting with me. Merry Christmas!

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  17. Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  18. The table is set so beautifully! Finding gold flatware is on my thrift find list. Every now and then I wish I had a set. Love the greens in your tiered tray. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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    Jann

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    1. Thank you for the visit and for a fun party, Jann! The flatware was a wedding gift 20+ years ago. It comes in handy now and again. :)

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  19. Hi Jolena, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC later today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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