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Monday, November 30, 2015

Dining Room Christmas Decor

If you caught that shot of me yesterday, you saw I was busy putting the finishing touches on our holiday decor in the dining room!  After the trees and stairs are decorated, the dining room is usually next on my list because that is the first room you see when you enter our home and we also host Christmas dinner, so I like the get the decor underway early.  

Of course, I used my handy and beautiful Everett foyer table to set the scene and this year, and I was inspired first when I saw these berry and pinecone stars and glittered twig 'peace' wall decor that I hung in front of our mirrors with gold ribbon.  

Festive holiday with Peace and Stars hung from gold ribbon on mirrors | Honey We're Home



I had a hard time getting the signs to stick to the mirror with regular Command hooks and even duct tape, but the third time was a charm (with a hammer and small nail).  Then, I added a gold ribbon bow with hot glue to cover where the nail is.  I'll have to patch the wall later, but all in the name of pretty holiday decor! ;) 

Festive holiday with Peace and Stars hung from gold ribbon on mirrors | Honey We're Home

I wanted to bring in the spirit of a cozy Christmas morning into the room, and figured our Christmas house guests will enjoy hot coffee served up in the cute chalk ceramic french press and holiday chalk script mugs.  Mini marshmallows are just a decorative touch for now (although my son kept wanting to dip into them)!  Our holiday countdown Nutcracker is hiding in the background here. 

Hot cocoa on Christmas morning served in the cutest chalk mugs | Honey We're Home

Hot cocoa and coffee on Christmas morning served in the cutest chalk mugs | Honey We're Home

Hot cocoa and coffee on Christmas morning served in the cutest chalk mugs | Honey We're Home

Hot cocoa and coffee on Christmas morning served in the vintage-looking Santa mugs | Honey We're Home

But I thought the kids (ok, even me) will enjoy hot cocoa and holiday sugar cookies served in this adorable santa mug.  I love the vintage feel of this one.  I made Santa merrier with the Season's Greetings tag and red yarn. 

Hot cocoa and coffee on Christmas morning served in vintage Santa looking mugs | Honey We're Home

Our holiday decor got a sentimental dose of love with the cars my Dad loved to collect and play with the Grandkids.  His spirit lives on with these special memories that make original festive decor elements as well. 

Festive holiday decor using real toys | Honey We're Home

I topped this larger red car with a wood sled ornament  and then propped it on top of faux gifts I wrapped with tree and cardinals wrapping paper.  This is my favorite part of the dining room decor this year. 

Festive holiday decor using real toys like this red car and sled ornament | Honey We're Home

Festive holiday decor using real toys like this red car and sled ornament | Honey We're Home

The smaller red car is hauling a couple of mini Christmas trees I had on hand.  Turned out so cute!

Festive holiday decor using real toys like these red cars and sled & tree ornaments | Honey We're Home

Festive holiday decor using real toys like these red cars and sled & tree ornaments | Honey We're Home

More presents nestled in the bottom of the foyer table (love that it has that bottom shelf for this very reason!), wrapped with twine, gift tags, and surrounded by faux snow and pinecones in various sizes add to the charm of this holiday display. 

Holiday gift wrapping ideas & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

Holiday gift wrapping ideas & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

Holiday gift wrapping ideas & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

And I'm excited to use this adorable felt stocking advent calendar garland this year.  I've made tags in years' past with all kinds of holiday activities and I just need to slip them inside.  You can see the chalkboard Advent Calendar I made last year here.  To hang this felt stocking garland, I taped the twine to the inside of the drawer and closed it. So cute and such a great deal to buy this one as opposed to trying to make it! 

Felt stocking Advent calendar garland & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

Felt stocking Advent calendar garland & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

I always like to add a festive pillow and throw to our armchairs to soften them up a bit, and this year I used this rustic plaid stag pillow and soft red chenille throw

Red chenille throw and plaid stag pillow & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

Finally, I haven't gotten the table totally set yet, but I did get a head start with these mercury glass pillar candleholderswhite unscented pillar candlesmercury glass taper candleholders, and metallic taper candles.  I didn't see the striped ones online, but the solid metallic are just as delightful. 

Mercury glass candlesticks & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

They will be so pretty all lit up in the evening!

Mercury glass candlesticks & festive holiday decor | Honey We're Home

Festive holiday with Peace and Stars hung from gold ribbon on mirrors | Honey We're Home


Wishing you the merriest Christmas season!  

See more ways I've decorated our dining room using the Everett foyer table for Christmases past:


And also for Fall:


All of my Christmas decor posts can be found in my HOLIDAY tab at the top of my blog. 

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16 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Starting to feel festive over here! :)

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  2. I love love love my Everett table in my foyer - it makes decorating easy!!

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    1. I agree! One of the best furniture pieces we have for such a good price!

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  3. Your house is so beautiful! I absolutely love your Christmas decor!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! It really feels like home now after almost 6 years here!

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  4. Love the additional sentimental pieces!!

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    1. I'm so happy to incorporate those. He's never far from our thoughts.

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  5. Everytime you show that table I'm even more convinced I need it somewhere in my home!! It looks so pretty, and love that you have reflections of your dad in there!! xo

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  6. Beautiful! I love what you did with the cars -- what a great idea. And those striped candles are so awesome. I like where you're going with that table! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Maria! I'm excited to get started on the table, need to dig out my tablecloths!

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  7. It looks beautiful! Do you have a link to your armchairs?

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    1. Thanks! Our chairs are the Stratton armchair from Birch Lane, I found the link, but the chairs online have a printed fabric, so they aren't exactly the same. http://www.birchlane.com/Birch-Lane-Stratton-Arm-Chair-BL3124.html?refid=BLOGHOME

      Wisteria also has some similar armchairs. I'd also check Overstock. :)

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  8. Just bought that console table and LOVE it! Va you tell me source of 3 mirrors above it? Hard to find a set of 3 with one larger...thx!

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    1. OMG, I'm so sorry, I just came across your comment! Those mirrors are from Homegoods!

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