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Tuesday, December 8, 2020


Welcome back for the next section of my Christmas Home Tour!  Today I'm sharing my Dining Room and a colorful Christmas tablescape with you.  

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The Dining Room itself gets a few Christmas decorations- vintage ornaments tied to the chandelier, satin bows atop plates on the wall, and Christmas dishes and ornaments in the china cabinet- but the main focus is on the table!  

As I said in Part 1 of my tour, this year I've kept a super colorful Christmas palette, but removed some of the darker, bolder colors and focused mainly on pink, red, light blue or turquoise, and green- all with some of my blue and white pieces mixed in.  It was fun to see what I had to pull together a Christmas tablescape in those colors! 

I'm kind of a one trick pony when it comes to Christmas table centerpieces...  I will always love a tray piled with candles and loose ornaments!  I may change the shape or size of the tray but for the past several years for sure this has been my go-to.  I also try to use faux or cut greenery that will last most of the season so I won't have to worry about changing out fresh flowers.  Lastly, with this long runner-style centerpiece I can leave it in place when I clear away the dishes, leaving us room to still use the table for homework or other projects when not in use for meals.  

Vintage Style Deer, Glass Tree Toppers, Small Christmas Trees, Colored Bottle Brush Trees - Hobby Lobby  ||  Striped Tapers- TJ Maxx  ||  Blue and White Pots- Homegoods

Another favorite trick of mine is to use wrapping paper as a runner.  It's totally customizable, inexpensive, and just toss it when you're finished!  So I layered a strip of red mini dot wrapping paper with a gingham cloth on top.  It's actually just a tablecloth that I folded under into the size of runner that I wanted.    

The pink dishes are a new to me vintage set that I picked up from FB Marketplace, I left Thanksgiving at my inlaws for about 10 minutes to run pick them up- ha!  I knew as soon as I saw them that I'd want to use them on my Christmas table.  It's a Homer Laughlin set and from what I've read this was a common brand used in restaurants.  It has a pretty gold laurel leaf trim but since I'm sure they took a lot of abuse if they were formerly in a restaurant I've put them right into the dishwasher and they've done great!  I'd really love to come across a few more pieces (I have full place settings for 6 plus a few extra pieces, would love to have 8) but they're tough to find online!  I'll have to keep my eyes peeled at thrift stores from now on. 

A few vintage ornaments are tied to the chandelier-

Since my Dining Room refresh almost 2 years ago, I've switched out the artwork flanking the china cabinet a couple of times.  Well I think the third time's the charm...  I'm head over heels for these new moth prints from Urban Garden Prints!  While browsing the site there were so many pieces that I absolutely loved, but the super vibrant colors on these moths were just right for this space.  These prints are really great quality on heavy paper and come in a variety of sizes depending on what you're looking for in your space.  Also, many of the designs are available in more that one colorway, so you can choose one that is just right for your design. 

My prints are the Forest Moth in Spring Green and the Multicolored Moth.  Currently code HOLIDAY20 will give you 20% off any order, or I have a personal code that will never expire... JENNIFER25 will give you 25% off purchases of $75 or more... a little better deal if you're considering multiple or larger prints. 

And heads up, they also carry prints just like the blue heron and pink flamingo that I used in my bathroom makeover, as well as several other bird prints in that series.  

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Here's the rest of this year's tour so far if you need to catch up-

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  1. Beeutiful as always Jen! I so look forward to your emails! Re this new china, can you show a closer look so in case I find it in my area, I can let you know. Thanks!! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you/family!!

    1. Thank you Julie! It's really just a pink border with a small gold leaf rim around the white center. The plate looks just like the small bowls to the left of the plate stack.

  2. I have one little pink plate with the gold laurel that must be a dessert size. I adore it! I have it hung in a random collection of other dishes in a bathroom. I'd love to find more of it!

  3. I love your tablescape as always, Jennifer. Great job. I wish I had purchased the little reindeer at Hobby Lobby this year. Maybe they will have them again next year. I have fallen in love with retro vintage. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Miche! They do have them again this year. They start clearing out everything pretty fast around this time, though, so don't wait too long!


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