Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Bling In The Dining Room . . .

I'm finally finished with Christmas Bling 2011!
Today I'm featuring the dining room.

If you've been reading my blog you may remember my post about
 "red and white inspiration" for decorating this year.

I made the window valance with a tablecloth I made several years ago.
No sewing!  I just folded it over the tension rod.  Simple!
The table runner was made by cutting some fabric with pinking shears.
Again, not sewing!  

Red napkins were folded to make a place mat for the plates and scalloped dishes.

I found the red and white ornaments at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price.
The little red snowflakes are from Target's $1.00 section.

The only new things in the centerpiece are the 1/2 price snowflakes from Hobby Lobby
and the real, mini candy canes from Target.

Side table decorated with old porcelain pitcher and
 Santa cream & sugar set . . .

Sweet angel and hurricane lanterns . . .
My sister, Mary, gave me the lantern about 27 years ago.

The china hutch . . .
The milk glass cake stand belonged to my grandma Ruby.

Nestled in a corner of the dining room is this tree for the grand kids.
Most of the ornaments are unbreakable and
safe for them to play with.

My plans for today include a lot of REST!
I'm pooped! I'm going to drink another cup of coffee,
 read the paper and enjoy the fragrance of the red velvet cake candle
 Kari and Bobby gave me last night.

Enjoy your Friday!

I'm linking with
Debra for Christmas Block Party, Vintage Inspiration Party
Courtney for
Feathered Nest Friday ~ Holiday Vignettes 
Kate for Flaunt It Friday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Marty for Table Top Tuesday
Kristen for Share Your Creations
Tablescape Thursday
Kelly's Korner for
Show Us Your Life ~ Christmas Tour of Homes 


Kerin said...

Your dining room looks beautiful.
I love that you found simple ways to bring out the color combination, and still keep things simple.

Hope you have a terrific weekend.

Elena said...

I love all your red & white! Beautiful!

Cindy said...

I would say your red & white theme is a great success! The checked valenceiIs the focal point and everything else goes so well with it. Love those scalloped dishes and the grandkids' tree. You've covered it all beautifully!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just so BEAUTIFUL my dear friend..Am loving all of it..nothing beats red/green for Christmas..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol! Your dining room looks so beautiful all dressed up in it's Christmas finery! Your so smart with how you made your valance! Love it and your table. Your hutch looks great too and I adore those little topiaries.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Mary said...

I love your new Red and White look for your 2011 christmas! Great inspiration sis.

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful. And I love the centerpiece you made. Wish I had that talent.


Snap said...

Your dining room is so warm and inviting. You've made it all look so easy! Love the red and white. Happy Happy and a Merry Merry to you!

Rhonda said...

your red and white theme is very pleasing to look at.
Merry Christmas!

Cathy said...

Love all your red and white!I decided to also go red and white this year it is a big change for me.
Merry Christmas<;)

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

The dining room looks beautiful. Yes, you deserve a rest. enjoy the holidays. I am a new follower visiting from The Tablescaper. Vicky from Mess For Less

Anonymous said...

Love the red and white. Pat


Beautiful and festive dining room, I am one for loving traditional colors for C'mas. Your plates are so pretty and so is your center piece. Merry Christmas. FABBY

Kathleen said...

It looks so cheerful, love the red and white, and the table is so pretty!
Here from Seasonal Sunday!

Sonia said...

Beautiful dining room!!! all the touches.the milk glass and especially the Children's sweet! I live in OKC and haven't visited your blog before! Tulsa is such a beautiful shopping there when I get the chance! Merry Christmas!
Miss Bloomers

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of decos!

- The Tablescaper

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I say -- sit back and enjoy your pretty decor. Love your pretty red and white Christmas.

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nice! And that red velvet cake candle sounds heavenly!!! Enjoy!

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

Oh I love your red holiday dining room! Gorgeous. We are neighbors at BNOTP Tablescape Thursday so I am stopping in to say hello. Very very pretty. Happy Holidays to you!

Marigene said...

Beautiful dining room, Carol. Love the red and white table.

ACW said...

So beautiful! I love the classic feel your have and your blog font and header are too cute!