Holiday Tour 2017: Dining Room
Happy Holidays to You!
The next stop on the holiday tour is our dining room. I was beyond excited to be able to set our table for the holidays this year! When I’m in the space making it pretty I like to reflect on how far it’s come. Not so long ago there used to be a structural wall right where our table sits. It was the biggest renovation project we’ve ever taken on & it changed the feel of our whole home. Now it’s a place with a little more leg room & much higher ceilings 😉 I can’t wait to host some holiday parties this year!
We’ll start on the dining half of the room. Staying true to form I kept the tablescape simple & neutral.
The dish set is from Target you can find them HERE. I saw them a few weeks ago & loved the scalloped edging on the plates as well as the shape of the bowels & coffee cups that come in the set. The wine glasses we had, I believe they’re also from a Target. The silverware is from a vintage set we got at an antique store a few years ago.
Adding a Touch of Vintage Interest
I decided the plates needed a little extra something & instead of a napkin or plate mat I decided it would be fun to incorporate some vintage books. My mom happen to have some red & green covered ones, which she let me borrow. I love having books throughput the house & the texture the words add to the space create the interest I was looking for.
I added A scented pinecones from Michael’s in each bowl &a little sprig of fir tree beside each bowl 🙂
Since you can never have enough ticking fabric 😉 I got this grey ticking striped table runner from CurtainsbyChandra on Etsy. For the centerpiece I found a chicken feeder at a local vintage shop for $5. Then I stuffed 1 of the 9′ flocked garland that I had bought at Walmart (check out the article I wrote about all my favorite flocked things HERE) in & worked it so that it was coming up & out each side. After that I simply stuck in some candle sticks from IKEA & tada a simple & beautiful centerpiece 🙂
Behind the dining table I added a cabinet that I bought at a yard sale underneath the open shelving. The small tree is from the Target dollar spot & the taller one from Hobby Lobby. On the way to one of our never ending trips to Lowes I noticed a small estate auction going on. Naturally I made Ed stop lol! I walked in, got a number, the held up that winter water painting, & I bought it for $2, then I left 🙂 It was such a great find & im loving it in this spot!
I love this time of year & can’t wait till our home is full of friends & family 🙂 but in the meantime Ed & I are gonna enjoy the heck out of this space we worked so hard to create! If you’re hosting this holiday season good luck & enjoy! Thanks for joining in our Holiday Tour! We’ll turn around & check out the kitchen next 😉
Amanda…What an adorable dining room!…First off, I like that you didn’t paint the table…It adds more texture to the room, left unpainted…AND…you stole the chicken feeder and the winter water painting!…Using books as placemats is a cute idea…You have the knack, gal!
Amanda & Ed
Thanks Sharon! You’re so very kind! That’s funny, I’ve been thinking about painting the table lol! But I think about painting just about everything! I LOVE finding a good deal, don’t you? I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!