I hope everyone is staying warm! It's freezing here in the South...but that makes it seem more like Christmas! This week I have my dining room ready to show you! I am using a theme of icicles and snowflakes with cream and silver...continuing the colors that I used on my mantel.
And just in case you think that we Southerners don't know what icicles look like, here's the fountain at the world famous (or around here anyway) Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia! It's a restaurant known for its Southern-style food. I had lunch there yesterday and have to say they have the best fried green tomatoes on earth!
And at home, even the staff is snuggling to stay warm...like Baby Kitty and Kitty...who are not normally very friendly!
So where are the icicles at my house? Why...on the hutch, of course! I found these at Overstock.com. Aren't they realistic? They are made of recycled glass and come in a set of 20 of them...all different lengths...for only $26!
And they are not the only sparkly things on the hutch! I pulled out my favorite old silverplate pieces, gave them a good polishing and mixed them in with my wonderful bargain set of Wedgwood Queensware that you may remember...a Goodwill bargain at $68 for 52 pieces!
I tried really hard to stick to silver and cream, but little pops of red kept sneaking in...like this fabulous red amaryllis! Isn't it gorgeous? Unfortunately, it bloomed too soon for Christmas!
So where are the snowflakes? They say we may get a few today, but in the meantime, you can find big, glittery ones on each plate! This is the same Chris Madden Felice dinnerware that I found at GW for $10 and used at Thanksgiving. I have added silver chargers to go along with my sparkly theme.
That's my mom's Silver Flutes flatware from Towle. I love it...so simple and classic!
Are you noticing that I used many of the same pieces that were used at Thanksgiving...just dressed them up a little for Christmas! Here are my Irish crystal iced tea glasses mixed with my GW wine glasses! I am loving the contrast of the glitter and sparkle with the textures of the plates and the greenery!
And speaking of texture...I used my handmade ruffled burlap table runner again, too. It has proven to be so versatile! My Red Cliff ironstone soup tureen is the star of the centerpiece for now, but will be replaced by a shorter cream three wick candle at dinner.
And do you see my little snow birds peeking out from the greenery? You might remember them from my mantel..a fun little Dollar Tree project!
On the buffet, you will see more of my Red Cliff ironstone collection...a tea pot along with a creamer bought for a song on eBay and a sugar found at GW! I love the way they are reflected in my monogrammed tray...a gift from my students many moons ago! And what's that I'm serving?
Why, corks, of course! lol They are served up with a garnish of glittery balls and holly with my favorite Rodgers Brothers Vintage cold meat fork!
And have you looked up? I have also decorated the chandelier! I have added swags of cypress and tied silvery ornaments at varying lengths.
Here is where I used those $2 mercury glass acorns that I found at Walmart a while back...gorgeous!
And there you have it...my icicles and snowflakes themed dining room all dressed up for Christmas! Now if we can just stay inside and keep warm while the real ones are glistening outside!
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
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for the White Christmas Party
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
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
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!