Welcome to Deck the Halls! Whether you are here to participate or just to browse, I am glad you’re here! I appreciate your patience last week with both me and Mr. Linky! I think (and pray as I type:) that we have resolved our issues. Today I want to take you into our dining room where I am trying several things for the first time. This is another room that is “my room”.
You people in the land of Blog amaze, inspire, and teach me constantly! I have never used fresh greenery in here before and have never used a wreath on the mirror. After seeing many of yours, I thought I might “audition” the look. It was meant to be. The fresh garland came from Home Depot on black Friday. I wheeled into Lowe’s on a whim and there was one, yes ONE, fresh wreath left and it was half price. I had floral picks and ribbons in “the closet”
I want this room to have a formal feel and still feel welcoming. I used gold to pull out the accents in the wallpaper.
I thought I’d show you a close up of the wallpaper. It’s really more of a deep red than it photographs, and though I never think of it as “Christmasy” the pattern almost looks like deer on an ornament—perfect for this time of year! I don’t think wallpaper ever truly goes out of style—the pattern-yes; the concept-never.
I like to buy floral picks anytime they are sale. They make any gift or package special. I picked up several gold ones at Old Time Pottery for less than a dollar each.
Several months ago I was browsing through back posts in My Romantic Home and saw Cindy’s beautiful dessert pedestal adorned for Christmas. I emailed her and asked her about it. She graciously emailed back that it was one of her prized possessions and from Disneyworld, a long ago gift from her mother. So much for plan A—on to plan B. After several trips I found two cake stands that would give me the same look. One came from Marshalls; one came from T.J. Maxx. Several of you were nice enough to share how to make the starfish. I love this. I think it might be my favorite new decoration…and it might just be here after Christmas.
It was such an inexpensive project—almost all dollar store items. The pearl garland gives it that elegance I want for this room.
The force-bloomed paper whites or narcissus is a project I do every year. Frankly, it’s like rolling dice. You can usually plan on about three weeks—sometimes more; sometimes less. There is nothing that smells better and I love this touch of spring. It seems to signify the birth and hope that Christmas is all about.
I planted the bulbs in votive holders with clear marbles and covered the roots with this gold ribbon.
I hesitated about showing you this picture—the chandelier is not my favorite. But the fresh green garland dresses it up a little.
Finally, the table in candlelight—white poinsettias in my antique footbath with candles to continue the white, green, and gold theme. Be sure to come back Thursday…there will be a whole new look for a luncheon.
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