Christmas Dining Room

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Christmas, dining room | 9 comments

Our elf, Jovie is back.

She came back the day after Thanksgiving.

She has been a busy little bee…

…building forts out of pillows on the couch…writing “Good Morning” with the mini marshmallows…moving our reindeer off of the porch and riding it in the foyer…making candy cane reindeer.

Our youngest wakes up every morning with wide-eyed expectancy; the first words out of her mouth the same each morning, “Mom, I wonder what Jovie did last night?  How does she think all of this stuff up? She is such a fun elf!”

It seems that “elf” talk is big at the 3rd grade lunch table.  These kiddos are sharing what their elves are up to daily.  Seems that some children have boring elves.

Luckily, our Jovie is full of mischief…

…but she might be running out of ideas!

Christmas Decorations @ DaisyMaeBelle

Christmas Dining Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

We’ve had her for a couple of years…

Decorating a Dining Room for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

…so, she’s already done so much!

Christmas Dining Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

Last year she decorated our entire Christmas tree…

Decorating a Hutch for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

…crocheted herself a scarf…

Christmas Bird House @ DaisyMaeBelle

…made herself an apron with scrap fabric and ribbons…

Decorating a Dining Room for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

…and, rolled the downstairs with toilet paper.

Decorating an Old Door for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

My youngest is still hoping that she’ll bake a cake.

Making a Door Arrangement for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

She can just envision the swirl of flour and sprinkles and icing

…and then eating cake for breakfast.

Because the last thing we would want to do would be to hurt Jovie’s feelings by not eating her cake. 🙂

Christmas Dining Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

Maybe she’ll have the “big guy” send over a cupcake from our favorite bakery instead?

Decorating a Buffet for Christmas @ DaisyMaeBelle

So, if you have an elf that is not boring…

…we’d love to hear what she’s been up to!

Because our elf still has 20 more nights to do something worthy of sharing at the lunch table. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my dining room!

Life to the full!


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  1. Oh- I love your Jovie. Last year I bought each family an Elf on the Shelf and they have been having fun with them, too. xo Diana

  2. Your dining room looks beautiful, Melissa! My daughter got the elf this year. My granddaughter is 3 and has been delighted to see what the elf is up to when she wakes up in the morning. There are so many Elf ideas on Pinterest.

  3. Your dining room looks lovely!

  4. Jovie sounds so adorable and so much fun!!! I love the touches in your dining room. So beautiful, I really like the basket hanging on that old door!


  5. Your dining room always looks beautiful Melissa! Love the basket on your table and love that basket hanging from the door…so pretty!

  6. Your dining room looks so pretty. It is so nice to see the pops of red for Christmas. Both my five year old grandkids have gotten elf’s this year and are having fun sharing the tales!

  7. Melissa it all looks so nice. Thanx for sharing at THT. I love your NORTH sign.

  8. Love your dining room…and the sneaky Elf! If my kids were all grown up and I’d want an Elf all my own!

  9. So pretty Melissa – love it!

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