Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas in the Dining Room

Decorating, shopping, wrapping…they all took a backseat last week while I tried to lessen my sweet mother’s burden.  I shared in my last post that my stepfather took his life last week.  Such a tragedy.  Such a heartbreak. 

I am trying to get back in the Christmas mode this week as I prepare for a large family gathering coming up this weekend.  Cooking and cleaning are at the top of my to do list.

Every room has been decked out with Christmas décor.  Some rooms are more simply done than others.  The dining room is one of the simpler rooms.

buffet 1

cloche 1

buffet 3

trees 1

table 1

table 2

table 3

wreath 1

table 6

table 9

table 13

cabinet 1

cabinet 3

cabinet 4

I will look forward to showing you the rest of our Christmas home real soon.

Blessings to you each and every one.

Always remember that you are loved by the Creator of everything!!  He has a plan and purpose for your life!!  You are the apple of His eye!!

Linking up over at the beautiful blog, Timewashed.


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Amy, so sorry to hear about your loss.

Your dining room looks great, I have also decorated in a very simple manner too!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Every thing looks beautiful Amy! Simple, but in the most wonderful way! On a serious note, I can't imagine what your mom is going through, especially at Christmas time. I pray that God holds her close at this difficult time.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your decorating--I would feel right at home. You have done a lovely job!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So very sorry about your stepdad. I can't imagine what your mom is feeling. I said a prayer for both of you. Your dining room is beautiful. Love the natural elements and simplicity.

Kate said...

I am truly sorry for the pain and loss for your family. I will be lifting your family in prayer. Your home again is filled with love and my heart rejoices when I look at your photos.


Faded Charm said...

Simple is always good when done right which you have, my friend:-)

I hope your family is doing well during such a tragic time.

Take care,

Tricia said...

Your dining room looks so beautiful, Amy! I love all the natural touches.

I'm so very sorry to read about your step-father. I hate to think of the pain and sadness that someone is experiencing that ultimately drives them to take their own life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. xo

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Friend, May the God of all comfort shower you with His tender mercies, and give your hearts peace and rest. I'm so sorry, sweetie. I will be praying for each of you.

Amy, it all looks great. Love your rustic flair!! My decor may be mostly limited to the living and dining room this year, with little bits in the family room. Just not enough time!! I want to be able to truly savor this Christmas.

Love and big hugs, gal,

It's me said...

It all is so lovely !!...xxx

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Your home is beautiful! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Here are the words to a hymn that just came to mind . . .

Does Jesus Care?
Frank E. Graeff, 1860 - 1919

1. Does Jesus care when my heart is pained Too deeply for mirth and song;
As the burdens press, and the cares distress, And the way grows weary and long?

O yes, He cares -- I know He cares! His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.

Praying the God of comfort will keep your Mom and family in His care.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Amy. How truly heartbreaking for all of you. Your home is lovely--especially at Christmas. I'm LOVING your little zinc pots. I want to purchase some, but they've been so pricey. I want to buy more than one. Do you remember if you bought yours online?


Debbie said...

I love the natural centerpiece and then the smaller tins which hold a single pine cone in them.

I continue to lift your mom, Amy.

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love all the neutrals and textures. It is a lovely room, Jean

chateau chic said...

Your dining room looks wonderful. I like how you used your zinc pots on the table as well as the little terra cotta pots for candle holders. I also couldn't help but notice that you have an arched doorway into your dining room. LOVE those!
I trust you have a wonderful gathering this weekend. Your home is certainly festive and welcoming!
Mary Alice

victoriantailor said...

Beautiful, Love the large white frame,natural table with the runner, you do a great job putting all the elements together, hope you will visit, I am having a give a way!

Becky C said...

Your dining room is gorgeous, Amy! I love the candles in your little pitch pots...simple & beautiful. And all your different Christmas trees are so cute. I love how you've put it all together. Oh, and that amazing farm table makes me smile...remembering all our coffee talks we have had there together. Hoping you get all your "to do" list accomplished so you can enjoy your family Christmas :) We are all still praying for your mom & for peace for you all...
Missing you badly right now during the Holidays!
Lots of hugs

Marilyn Holeman said...

Dear Amy,

I've been lifting you and your family in prayer.

Enjoy your celebration this weekend.
Your home is lovely!

Blessings, and Merry Chrsitmas!

Keeping it Cozy said...

I love the simple touches throughout your dining room, Amy. Everything looks soft, peaceful and beautiful. I'm so very sorry for the loss in your family... you have been in my thoughts and prayers!

Anne said...

Keeping you all in my prayers Amy!
Your home looks lovely!

A Thrifted Market said...

Beautiful as always..love it all! Praying peace for your mamma and your family. May our Lord comfort you during this time. Merry Christmas!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your dining room decor, like the Little Drummer Boy's gift. . .the simplest is the best! I adore that you've used nature's natural elements throughout! The sign with the message O Holy Night and the cable knit mini~stocking warmed my heart!
Prayers continuing for you and your family for comfort and Christ peace at this difficult time in your lives, dear friend!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry for your loss Amy, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Your home is looking lovely, as always!