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.
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! 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
The smaller red car is hauling a couple of mini Christmas trees I had on hand. Turned out so cute!
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.
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!
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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.
Finally, I haven’t gotten the table totally set yet, but I did get a head start with these mercury glass pillar candleholders, white unscented pillar candles, mercury glass taper candleholders, and metallic taper candles. I didn’t see the striped ones online, but the solid metallic are just as delightful.
They will be so pretty all lit up in the evening!
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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