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Christmas In The Dining Room


Christmas in the dining room 10 I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As soon as the turkey was polished off, the elves here at the castle got their Christmas decorating on. (There may have been a little shopping going on too…) I have so much to show you that I am going to break it down into several posts for fear of putting you in Christmas decorating overload. What can I say? I love Christmas! I’m starting with Christmas in the dining room.

Christmas in the dining room 1I normally do lots of glam red, white and silver in the dining room, but not this year. I didn’t intend to change it up. It just happened. It all started with two new things. The first was this Santa art. You can’t tell but it lights up.  I bought it last year and never found a good home for it until now.

Christmas in the dining room 5The second was this old truck that I bought from a local antique store. It isn’t an antique, it just looks old. Old and awesome.  I was planning on using it in a different area. Oh, well …

The Santa art and the old truck led me down a more natural path. Less bling. I KNOW! I can’t believe I even said that, but it’s true. More nature with a little bit of bling. We all know that there is still some bling…

Christmas in the dining room 12Y’all know I love chalkboard stuff. I won this runner at my PoKeeno group and it was perfect for my theme.

However, I did add some trim – the raw edges were a little too rustic for me.

Christmas in the dining room 9I loved the black so much that I made Blackboard Merry Christmas chargers to go with it. I’ll be sharing how I made those with you on DIY Christmas Friday, so stay tuned for the 411 on that!

christmas in the dining room 11I loved where this theme was going to much that I ordered new napkins and a plaid scarf to go with all the things I already had. As you can see the napkins came in, the scarf did not. Womp waa…. dang!  As soon as it does, if it does, I’ll add and share.

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The only things I used from last year are my Christmas plates, silverware and stemware.

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My chandy got a little bling and nature too… I love these little red birds nestled into the greenery… so sweet! I got them at the Dollar Tree and they even came with clips on them.christmas in the dining room 7

So there you have it. Christmas in the dining room. I’m loving the simplicity of it. And I didn’t spend a whole lot of money changing things up. At this time of year ain’t nobody got a ton of extra change!

Until next time…..


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  1. Hi Tammy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment on the napkin rings. By all means, we collectors have a way of enabling each other – go for it! Your Christmas dining room looks awesome. I love the red/green/black combo, and the rustic/refined is great. Your blog is new to me, and I plan to visit more – adding you to my list of reads. Nice to make your acquaintance, and Merry December!

    1. Hi Rita. Thank you so much! I always like to make new friends and or fellow enablers…Your blog was new to me also. I can’t wait to see what you post next. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you here again soon!

  2. Saw your tablescape featured at The Scoop and had to stop by. So glad I did! Love that chalkboard look on the table runner and the chargers you DIY’ed! Lovely decorations around your dining room as well.

    1. Lori, Thank you so much! I am having a love affair with the chalkboard look this year. So appreciate your lovely comments!

  3. Thanks so much for linking up at Vintage Charm, Tammy! Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous! I love the combo of rustic and glam. I do it all the time:) Hopefully we’ll see you again this week on Thursday at the next Vintage Charm Party! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  4. Oh my gosh! You are toooooo cute! I am so happy I just stumbled upon your blog!! Your table is beyond adorable! I agree, that raw edge of the table runner is yuck. Maybe you could “whip stitch” it to clean it up a bit(?). Love the ball fringe you added😉 Can’t wait to start getting your posts!!

    1. Pam – Thank you so much! I am so happy you found me too. I love having new friends stop by! Look forward to seeing you on here in the future…

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