A week from today will be Christmas and I think I am ready! How about you? I still have a few more things to show you, though, so I would like to give you a better look at this year’s decorations in the dining room…where I have done things very differently from last year.
However, our scheduled co-hostess Miss Kitty seems more interested in checking out the bird feeder in the backyard this afternoon, so we will proceed without her.
I have already shown you my rustic tablescape using lots of natural elements mixed with red accents and mercury glass…
...so now I would like to give you a better look at the rest of the room! The Welsh hutch is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the house…reminding me of a French vaisselier. I finally found enough blue and white Spode plates to fill it this fall, so unlike last year when I used all creamware, I decided to embrace the blue…even for Christmas!
And I have decided that I love it! Just a few red candles…
..a few shiny red ornaments mixed with greenery around my Red Cliff ironstone tureen…
…a wreath sporting sugared red berries…
…and the hutch is ready for Christmas! I also added some red candles to the rooster scones on each side and my latest project…my frenchy Ballard inspired Joyeux Noël pillow (tutorial here)…is decorating the French country chair. Everything looks festive without very many changes!
On the other side of the room, only a few large scale pieces have been added…
…a large lantern filled with almonds and a red candle surrounded by a small wreath…and a colorful red poinsettia in my new tureen…a $6.00 Goodwill find!
And finally, to top things off, more shiny red ornaments suspended from the chandelier with silver ribbons! Surprisingly, Miss Isabella has not paid them much attention this year…
…unlike last year when the temptation was just a little too great! Keep your fingers crossed that it will continue!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at 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!
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for the Holiday House Party
Melissa at The Inspired Room for the Home Tour Linky Party
The Nester at the Nesting Place for the Christmas Tour of Homes
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!