Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Dining

This year was the first time ever that I put our family ornaments on the Christmas tree in the dining room. This tree has always been our more formal tree, but this year I wanted the big tree in the family room to have only silver/gold/white/tan/glass/rustic ornaments, so I decided to change it all up and I did just that. I did keep the vintage tree in the same place...the kitchen is where you will find it. Okay now let's see how things are looking in the dining room in 2011!!!
                                         Happy to have you here,
                                                       Linda

                                     A couple of NEW things this year.
                                             
                                      Fresh cedar...smells so good!
                                         Beautiful RED BIRDS!!!
                               Oh yes...put BRAND NEW lights on the
                               tree and after a few hours some went OUT!!
                               I'm I the only one out there having trouble
                               keeping Christmas lights working? I'm about
                                           to give up on them!!!!
                                        My favorite SANTA!!!!

Never thought that I would have
antlers on my dining room table!!
                              This THRIFTY shelf was such an awesome find!!



                                Spotted this tree in one of my favorite
                                gift shops last year...waited until after
                                  Christmas and got it at 50% off!!!!!!
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WOW Us Wednesdays
Christmas Tour of Homes
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Show and Tell Friday
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Home For The Holidays
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40 comments:

Pattie said...

So pretty Linda, Love the white Faith sign and the gravy boat under it....

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

That thrifty shelf is amazing! Going to be on the lookout for something similar now. Love the picture with its reflection in the background.

Its Chrsitmas open house at my Junkaholics Unanimous Come on over to see my thrifty finds!

Amber
http://junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com/2011/12/two-weeks-before-christmas-open-house.html

Blondie's Journal said...

The tree is beautiful, Linda...all the different ornaments, some I am sure that have been in your family for years. I love the memories that go with them! I am loving the little shelf, too! And fresh cedar...

XO,
Jane

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Beautiful decorations, Linda. Those redbirds are divine! I put up a garland on the mantle today and the last third of light was dark...AAARG! It may just have to stay that way. Hahaha...

April said...

Everything looks so festive...love it all!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It is perfect! Love the cardinals...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful decorations Linda! Love the red ornaments and greenery in the dish on your table and I LOVE your new shelf!

Shorely Chic said...

Your decorations look beautiful!! I especially love the antlers on the table, so chic!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That tree is charming! I like it in the dining room! Love that shelf! hugs, Linda

Cindy said...

So pretty Linda! Your tree looks beautiful and I love your red berries and red birds...very nice!!!

Donna said...

Linda,
Love your tree and seeing all the ornaments. Speaking of antlers ... what if you had the head too! My husband's man room has five of them! I could have so many antler's laying around my house :) Now they are used so much in decorating!
Hugs,
Donna

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Linda:

Love your christmas ornaments on your tree.....Also like your dining room centerpiece with red christmas balls.

Happy Holidays!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

So lovely and I like the antlers tremendously. Pat

Shirley said...

Hi Linda, Your decorations are so pretty and I love the way you have used the red birds. Thank you for sharing them with us. A Missouri Friend

Olive Cooper said...

Adore those red birds and that shelf is a statement in the room for sure.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your tree is very pretty and loaded with special ornaments like ours is in our family room.

Debbie refresh restyle said...

Linda, your dining room looks wonderful! I hope you have a great week.
Debbie

Mary Ellen said...

Wonderfully decorated for Christmas!! I do so love fresh greenery too and I have an abundance here in Colorado to use as I have a ton of trees in our yard!

Becca said...

Beautiful, Linda! Lovin' the beautiful bowl on the table filled with greenery and gorgeous red ornaments! And, your tree is gorgeous ... I know your ornaments hold many special memories. The shelf looks perfect with splashes of red, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, love your Christmas decor. I love the Cardinals. They are so pretty. PS. I have trouble with Christmas lights every year. Last year half the tree went out a few days after putting the tree up. This year half the lights in the garland on the mantel went out. I have not replaced them yet. They are just going to be that way until next year. LOL. Sheila @ http://beyondtheportico.blogspot.com

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Hi Linda. Yep I had trouble with my lights this year too. Your displays all look so pretty. I love the vase with branches and cardinals.
Lots of love
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

Karena said...

Linda I adore it all. I have put some very similar bird ornaments on my tablescape!!

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Pam said...

Your tree is fabulous. I love all the family ornaments put on a tree. And I love the branches and cardinals in your bottle. Very cute.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas tree looks Beautiful with all your lovely Ornaments. You did a lovely job putting this all together for the Christmas Holidays.
I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your dining room looks beautiful with that tree that has all your family ornaments. I also love that shelf with its little touches of Christmas. So pretty!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous decors! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Kim said...

Such a charming and beautiful home for the Holidays Linda - I love it all!
Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
Kim

Marydon said...

Linda, every corner of your home is so elegantly decorated. Love the details ...

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jo's This and That said...

Love your treeand the cute bird! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

Karena said...

Kim I adore it all. I put some red cardinals in with my Christmas decor, they really brighten things up!

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Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your Christmas decor is so festive!Your tree is beautiful! Stopping by from My Romantic Home.

Robin said...

Beautiful. I just love all the red and white.

Diann said...

Everything looks beautiful Linda! Love your white Santa and I really love the silverware in in the silver wine bucket! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think it looks fantastic in the dining room Linda. It seems to be made for that corner. I love your decorations.

The Corson Cottage said...

Looks lovely Linda! Thanks for sharing at our {Home for the Holidays} party at The Corson Cottage! I really love your antlers & your grey vintage shelf. Carrie

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

It all looks so lovely! I also love your shelf! What a great shape!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is beautiful, Linda, so warm and beautifully decorated for the holidays!

Thank you for sharing and linking to Potpourri Friday at 2805!

flea market trixie said...

Very pretty, I really love your shelf with all the white pottery.
Happy Holidays!

Ellen said...

Oh how festive everything looks... It's such a short time that we get to enjoy.....wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas
Ellen

Lisa said...

You have beautiful ornaments on your Christmas tree.

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