Christmas 2012 ~ The Dining Room

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I wasn’t sure I was going to get any Christmas cheer spread to my dining room…but I added just a bit at the last minute.

I have a heck of a time taking pics in this room…but hopefully that will soon change. I bought Shoot Fly Shoot on Cyber Monday for half price. I have high hopes of getting off the auto setting in 2013!

For the table it’s all about layering. From the grain sack on the bottom to the balls in the bowl.

I’ve had the wreath around the bowl for years. It matches the garland on my stairway. It moves around and lands in a different place every year.

My tiny side table doesn’t hold much so I moved in this vintage drawer and stacked some plates.

I like to come up with something different for the chandelier every year. These little stars and red balls are simply hung with twine. I stole the stars from my tree and the balls were in one of those bottom-less bins I’ve talked about in previous posts.

Good news about the bins though…they have now moved to the basement!

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Thoughts from my friends...

  1. says

    I love seeing your pretty dining room all dressed for Christmas, Ann. I love the centerpiece of greenery and bowl filled with goodies. Love the vintage drawer filled with plates too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. says

    Hi Ann! I hope to get off the auto settings in 2013 as well. Good luck to you!

    I’m having a PINTEREST Social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Pinterest. If you don’t have Pinterest it’s ok, come link up your blog.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/pinterest-party.html

    I’m also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

  3. says

    Your dining room looks beautiful, Ann! I love the bowl in the middle of the wreath. That wreath looks real! The ornies hanging from the chandelier is lovely. The old drawer is perfect on the sideboard. You have outdone yourself, dear lady.
    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours in 2013.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. says

    Hi Ann-
    Everything looks pretty and all ready for the holiday! I like that box with the plates and tray in it! That prompted me to put together a small box for my Christmas cards! Your chandelier looks cute with the red balls and stars! I love seeing everybody’s ideas!
    I just wanted to drop by and wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
    Liz

  5. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Ann, that wreath around the bowl looks great. Wish I had one to put around a punch bowl, but I’ll just use some magnolia leaves this year. Love those darling stars and balls hanging from your chandelier, and that’s a great use of a drawer. We just had some high winds, and our tree on the porch was blown over. I’ll have to put it back together tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  6. says

    I think your dining room looks so pretty with the red accents and greenery. Love the grain sack table runner! I love star ornaments. In fact, I wish I had some somewhere. Yours are cute hanging from the chandelier.

  7. says

    Love the wreath with the bowl on top of it. The chandy is pretty too. I was hoping to see the giant dough bowl but will wait on it. I have been off auto for a while and my images look blue. I did not study up. Have a lovely Christmas.

  8. KATHYSUE says

    Ann so cheerful and inviting. I am absolutely in love with your wallpaper in this room. Love, love, love it!! I told Kim great minds think alike this year, we all have balls hung with twine on our chandelier!!! It sure adds a lot for very little work doesn’t it? Merry Christmas Ann, love your colors!!
    xo Kathysue

  9. says

    Ann, Your dining room looks really good. I know what you mean about not being sure a room will get around to being decorated. I have a couple of rooms that are almost bare of decorations. The wreath with the bowl is a nice touch. I like wreath, garland, etc that can be switched around in different areas. The little Christmas tray in the drawer is so cute…just right. Have a great weekend,
    Babs

  10. says

    Ann~ I am glad you did it because it looks BEAUTIFUL! I would never have imagined that was a faux wreath- the greens look real. You did a wonderful job, Ann. I don’t know if those are real sugar cookies hanging from your light fixture or not- but they are just darling- xo Diana

  11. says

    Your dining room is so lovely Ann! I live your bowl with the little balls in the wreath! Just so sweet. I wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Katherines Corner says

    I think everything looks lovely. I especially love the creative use of your vintage drawer. xo P.S. I hope to see you at the hop