Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas Dining Room

Simple…Silver…White…Hints of green…Sparkly…Shiny…
I didn’t want to change up too much so I really used what I already had in the dining room and just added touches of Christmas to it.

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I triple love my carpenter’s box so I wanted to use it no matter what.   I also love my pitcher so it stayed as well.
I added a pine branch to my pitcher  and put little silver candy canes made from cut up pipe cleaners.  My bow is from the old pillow case like I told you about the other day.
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I added a few sparklies to the box and it came alive for Christmas.
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I added this three tiered server filled with sparkly ornaments and some mercury glass candle holders from Michaels.  Nothing fancy, but perfect for me.
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On my buffet, I brought a lot of my candles together that I was using in another room.
The wide burlap garland I bought at Michael’s helped pull all of this together.
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I added a few beads and ornaments to my creamer and to my silver cake plate. 
The silver snowman is a favorite of mine as he sits tall and proud on the plate.
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I love using what I have and just adding a few little things here and there to doll it up.
I want to show you my jelly cabinet in this room next time but figured I had shown enough pictures this time around.
My prayer is that each one of you has the presence of Jesus in your heart and that you always know how much He loves you.

Headed over to Southern Hospitality.

Also linking up over at Perfectly Imperfect.


Becky C said...

This is certainly one of my favorite rooms you show off! I am in LOVE with the carpenter's box. The way you dressed it up is lovely. You are right, that needs to stay always. And my other favorite is the mercury glass candle holders. They are so fancy and festive.
Girl, you did good :)
Becky C

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

It is beautiful!!! I love the soft green and I would love to have a tool tote like yours!

Kolein said...

Everything is beautiful and elegant, Amy! Just like YOU!


cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Ok I'm totally crushing on the pale green pitcher and tool thingy...I think I might love it as much as my beloved pale aqua. Delicious!

Samantha said...

Amy, you have such a beautiful home! The soft green, white and mercury glass is so pretty! I can see why you triple love the carpenters box!

Kristin said...

this is absolutely beautiful! merry christmas dear girl!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Lovely. I need to get a small tool box for my nightstand. I want to put my remotes and stuff in it. Hobby Lobby has some during the spring so will need to remember in a few months. I enjoyed seeing all of your displays. I ordered 2 ladders for a big wall in my family room from ebay. I thought of you when I saw them. I might have to get the advice of a ladder decorating pro as to what to do with them.

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
I love your dining table decorations. Just adding the sparkle and greenery really makes it all look so festive.


Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I love your carpenter's box! I have one, too. They are so neutral and fun to decorate for all seasons. We are twins with tin tiles, also. Maybe we should be decorating for each other, haha! I absolutely love your dining room... it's just beautiful!


Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Amy, love the idea of white and silver with green. It's clean, cheerful, and refreshing! Love that tool box! Linda

Debbie said...

I knew that I would love this before I even opened it up. I just love your style. I can't seem to pull it off EVER. Goodness, I have tried.

The only way that I seem to be able to decorate for Christmas is by making it look like a page out of a kid's coloring book. Seriously!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this! So pretty and I adore your tote!


Beautiful Amy! I have a pile of things that I have to move to make room for all of my Christmas doo-dads and it is such a pain. I like your idea better! And that green tote is awesome I might add!


NanaDiana said...

Oh it looks so nice! I love it...and that carpenter's box was a real find. I love it-color and all. It is looking very Christmas-y to me! Hugs-Diana

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Ohh... so, so pretty! Love the silver and white with a touch of green. Beautiful!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love what you did in the dining room. This is the way I'm going too. I have about 5 boxes of stuff sitting here that I will be thinning out. Some I will save for my kids. Some is going to Gw! I really just took out my Christmas dishes and redid my hutch but not much more yet!

michelle said...

It looks so pretty Amy! I love the box and all the silver is perfect! You always do an amazing job! I am so glad that you are much warmer now too! :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Everything looks really beautiful!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love, love, love it all!! It looks wonderful! Your carpenters box is so neat! I have a small tool box that need a make over and I haven't been able to decide what to do with it. I think I may try to do a mini me version of yours. :)

junkgarden said...

Very pretty. Love the green toolbox.

Anita said...

Amy, wow!! This is just gorgeous!! I love the colors and how you have put everything together in such a warm, inviting way. It's so magazine worthy! Beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by today also:-)

Donna said...

I am totally in love with your carpenter's box, Amy! I really love how you used what you already had, and added some sparkle and greenery to it all to make it festive! I have a couple of those mercury glass votives from Michael's and I just love them!

Okie Chic said...

So pretty I love the carpenters box. Great Job

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love that carpenter's box and all the pretty items you've filled it with. Your silver and white theme is so pretty too :-)
Marcia said...

Love your green wooden box!!!! I have one just like that filled with Geraniums:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Creative Ambitions said...

Oh Amy... I LOVE it all... what a great box and pitcher... I love the color!!

Teri said...

Love your decorating but found inspiration today in your note that Jesus loves me. Merry Holidays!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

oooo Amy... I am totally diggin that box on your table! everything looks fabulous!!

Burlap Luxe said...

I am so in love with your style! Its so me in so many ways!

Love your simple vintage Christmas, so happy that you stopped by to share my simple French flea market style.

I have to return soon to see what next you will come up with.


Kendra Jean Photography said...

Love the green box and pitcher on the table! So pretty!

Becca said...

Love this !! *Becca*

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the colors of the dinning room! The box on the dinning table is awesome!!

Shaunna said...

Really, really beautiful! I love the simplicity of it, but the big impact it has! Gorgeous accessories!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Christmas SFS! -shaunna :)

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Very pretty!! I love the green wooden tool box! I want one so bad but I can't find one I am in love with!