Welcome to the Christmas home tour at the Plate Addicts! It’s warm and cozy inside, so come on in and join us by the fire!
You may have already seen some of our home since I have shown you the mantel, filled with many of my recent projects…
…and the dining room, all set for Christmas eve dinner!
So today I would like to show you some other parts of our home. This vignette greets you as you enter the door. I added little silver balls this year to tie in with my silvery theme and used some favorite silverplate pieces…a porringer and a wine caddy…as candleholders. I am serving corks in a little silver bonbon dish, much like the one I used in the dining room!
On the little pony wall, the fork candle from last year’s Christmas decor has gotten a shimmering new ribbon and is accompanied by a silver plate topped with a red bow and berries. I love this candle and change the bow with the seasons!
A second tree is found on the drop leaf table behind one of the love seats. This one is new this year…decorated with silver, blue and white! The bowl is filled with glittery fruit that I found at Dollar Tree…for 50 cents each! Beautiful and inexpensive!
Here’s a closer look at the decorations on my tree…flatware, napkin rings and salt and pepper shakers! The cute kitty and little plate came from my friend Kathysue at Good Life of Design and the demitasse spoons are from Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul!
And as a tree topper…this little urn-shaped salt shaker!
On the coffee table in front of the fireplace…my santos cage doll, holding a glittery ornament…
…and on my favorite grape-design Goodwill silverplate tray…a wreath dotted with silver balls and a red velvet bow surrounding a three wick candle! And do you see…just beyond on the media cabinet…
…a little vignette with some of my favorite things! The lamp was my mother’s and decorated our home at Christmas when I was little. And if you have been following my blog for very long, you know I can’t resist a mouse wearing clothes! lol Yes, I know…weird, but true! This one reminds me of Ratty in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame…my favorite childhood book! I gave him a jaunty Christmas scarf! And don’t miss the La Neige (“snow” in French) hoop ornament…a sweet gift from a dear friend who had it sent all the way from France!
A few more old favorites are on the painted table on the opposite wall…an ornament that was a gift from my mom, featuring little mice decorating their tree. It is sitting on some old books, GW finds a while back, under a little cloche…as a tiny wooden Santa and his reindeer stop by!
A tiny forest of glittery trees is on another old book…a Paris bookstall treasure…perched on the demi-lune table near the fire. That’s Kitty looking on and enjoying a warm spot!
And here’s my third tree…sporting snowflakes and berries, along with a flock of little birds.
Most of them are cardinals…my favorite!
Another cardinal is nesting on the skirt, made of remnants of a wonderful French script fabric that I used to cover a stool and make a pillow…love it! This tree is on the little drop leaf table behind the opposite love seat. I decided that I would rather have three small trees than one big one.
And there you have it…our Christmas home tour! The staff here at Plate Addict and I would like to thank you for dropping by! We hope you enjoyed your tour…
…and that you’ll sit by the fire for a little while and have some homemade Christmas cookies and Russian tea! We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season! May this special time be filled with peace, joy and love for you and your family!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas decorations! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Nester at Nesting Place for the Christmas Tour of Homes
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Share the Decor
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for the Holly Bloggy Home Tour and Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!