Christmas Dining Room

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Christmas, dining room | 12 comments

One of my favorite holiday traditions was today; our annual town Christmas Parade!  We claim the same spot every year, lining our lawn chairs on the side of the road with friends.  Every fire truck in the county leads the way for the marching bands, dance teams, local business and boy scout floats.  Our children opt to sit on the curb because they know that they will be closer to the candy that flies from those floats.  They bring little bags to collect their bounty.  It is a good thing, because Halloween candy is almost gone.  Luckily, a local orthodontist throws toothbrushes from his float.  Santa closes out the parade riding on his big red sleigh.  It is very small town, and I love every minute of it!

I finished all of my Christmas decorations last week and finally got the house clean and in order.  I LOVE to turn on all of the Christmas lights and enjoy the peace.

Here is a little of my dining room.

I feel like a broken record, but I went with a natural theme.

I can’t resist hanging garland and ornaments from the chandelier.

Ethel is wearing a festive bow and a sprig of sparkly berries.  She is ready for the parties!

I found those great trees last year at the West Elm clearance.  LOVE them!

I hung a collection of snowflake ornaments anywhere I could get one to “grab hold.”

I threw in a little turquoise to brighten things up a bit.

It is such a peaceful room.  I am so glad that it is the first room you see when you walk in the front door.  Because with 3 active girls, there are very few rooms in the house that remain this tidy.  Actually, this is the ONLY room that remains tidy.  But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!  I love the blessing of activity in every room!

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  1. I LOVE stars and snowflakes on chandelier! 🙂

  2. Hi Melissa Your d/r is very nice, love all your decorations. Love Ethel too. So pretty all the ornaments and greens. You did such a great job keeping things simple, everything looks very snazzy, love the turqoise.
    Glad to hear you enjoy the parade. Ours for Grand Junction was last Saturday night, from what paper said it was best attended in years due to the warmer temps (50degrees) Usually it’s so cold, wind blowing, people freezing.
    Last night was the local parade in Fruita (town about 6 miles east of us where our daughter lives). It was pretty short, not many floats in it.
    Happy Week

  3. Very pretty, Melissa! It is very elegant looking. I love how you did the skirted table.

  4. I love the pops of turquoise! It really looks lovely and very inviting! – Karen

  5. I just love your decorating style. I found you via Southern Savy Style. I had to comment to tell you how pretty it looks. I have had A BUNCH of time this year to browse all of the blogs for holiday decor and this room is by far my favorite. You win the “Laura’s Top Holiday Decor Contest” hands down. It’s not a notorious or even an official contest but it’s my contest and you win.

  6. I love how you decorate your chandelier. It is such a nice touch 🙂

  7. Melissa – You have an amazing sense of style. I’ll bet people come into your house and just can’t stop looking around at everything you’ve done! Also, you have really grown your blog following so quickly I would LOVE for you to do a “How to Grow Your Blog” post for those of us who are still trying to figure out how to attract followers. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you this Christmas season. Patti

  8. Your table looks gorgeous! I love a natural ‘theme’, too 🙂

  9. Your buffet is fabulous and I love the chandy too. Everything looks so beautiful and I love, love, love the addition of the turquoise. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. I love your natural decor, it looks beautiful. Warm with a little sparkle. Perfect!

  11. Just gorgeous! I love the color scheme too.

  12. I LOVE your chandelier and it looks wonderful dressed for Christmas, and so does everything in your gorgeous dining room!


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