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12 December, 2013

A Farmhouse Christmas in the Dining Room

I am so excited to share my Christmas dining room this year because I am joining a group of very talented bloggers for a Farmhouse Christmas! And I have been collecting galvanized and grain sack goodies over the last few months along with some special vintage touches just for this occasion!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape And…here is the result! I wanted a simple look with lots of texture and natural accents with muted shades of the traditional Christmas red and green.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape But perhaps my favorite thing about the tablescape is the centerpiece…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape …lots of Christmas color tucked in a great old vintage galvanized tool box that I found at the antique fair in Braselton, Georgia this fall! It was love at first sight…and it was only $20! Woo hoo! It was fresh out of someone’s barn…and it had paint splatters and numbers written in Sharpie that I had to remove...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape ...but I knew when I saw it that it would look fabulous and fit in perfectly with my farmhouse Christmas decor! I added a few mercury glass candlesticks to raise the candles…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape …loaded in lots of greenery in a variety of textures…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape…then topped it all off with burgundy pillar candles wrapped in vintage webbing that I found at one of my favorite flea markets. Love it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas TablescapeOnce again, I am using my go-to plates for a small gathering…my Chris Madden cream Felice dinnerware…a $10 Goodwill find for a set of four…nested on grapevine wreaths as chargers. I decided to use my Gorham Octette pewter goblets…perfect complement to the galvanized centerpiece and a great farmhouse look. The wine glasses were a Goodwill find several years ago.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape A Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas salad plate tops off the dinner plate…along with icy faux fruit!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape A fringy grain sack tea towel from World Market serves as a napkin at each place. Doesn’t it just say farmhouse? My Gorham Octette pewter flatware with its chunky handles and rustic look is perfect for this tablescape!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape And of course, if it’s winter, my handmade ruffled burlap table runner must be on my table! If you would like to make one of your own, you will find the tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape I love the way the colors on the table are reflected in the hutch…with even more transferware and greenery!

 CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas on the HutchCan you believe this is the first year I have ever used these plates on my Christmas hutch? It will not be the last!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas on the Hutch They just say Christmas to me! If you would like a closer look at my hutch all decorated for the holidays, click here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Dough Bowl On the buffet you will find my grandmother’s dough bowl all dressed for a farmhouse Christmas, too…with birch candles, pine cones and faux cranberries…a very easy transition from my fall dough bowl.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn inspired Jingle PillowAnd in one of the chairs…my Pottery Barn inspired jingle pillow. In case you missed the tutorial, you will find it here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse MantelI have already shown you my farmhouse Christmas mantel as well! Can you tell I am all about things galvanized and decorated with grain sack-style ribbons this year?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Mantel The burlap Christmas stockings on the mantel were also handmade. You will find a link to the tutorial here.

Isabella My co-host Miss Isabella is taking a little break for a quick bath…but we have even more farmhouse Christmas in store for you, so stay tuned!

Farmhouse-Christmas-500 And be sure to head over to visit these talented bloggers
for more farmhouse Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas dining room! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Simply beautiful!! I love the centerpiece, and your table setting is wonderful. It all looks so festive.

  2. Love it all, Debbie. Your hutch looks fabulous with the red transferware and green trees. I love your flatware. Gorgeous.

  3. I love the dishes, Deb. Especially the Christmas ones. Your hutch looks so beautiful. You did an amazing job pulling it together. Your table is so inviting and I always love looking in the mirror to get a glimpse of across the room Always a treat. Thank you so much for your kind words on Mr. Ed's passing. The house does feel different. Hugs to all your kitties and especially today's helper. :) Deb

  4. Wow Debbie,
    You hit it out of the park! Love, love the galvanized centerpiece and your perfect tablescape!
    What a pretty, pretty home you have!

  5. As a fellow cat lover, I always enjoy seeing your co-hosts and assistants! Love the jute wrapped candles and the fringe-y looking tea towels. I may have to go find those at World Market. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas decor with us!

  6. Debbie, it looks wonderful, you always put so much thought into your tablescapes...this one is no exception. Happy to have been part of this with you...xo

  7. Debbie, you did it again. Just gorgeous! I have to say I might have to copy the grapevine wreaths as chargers for my woodland themed Christmas...what an awesome idea. You should write a book with all your ideas and tutees to go along. Seriously.

  8. Debbie this is all perfect. Love everything, the dishes and that galvanized box is great. Always so beautiful.


  9. Deb, I love this look for your home, Perfection!!
    Merry Merry Christmas,
    xoxo Kathysue

  10. Deb - I remember the exact moment we found your metal tool box caddy and I could not be happier to see it so beautifully displayed in your home. <3 I do not know if i have honestly seen your home decorated as pretty as THIS year. Especially your HUTCH! That look is a keeper, for sure. Thanks for joining us for A Farmhouse Christmas. xxoo

  11. Just beautiful Debbie!!! All of your details are just perfect!!! Happy Holidays to you & your family! Jen-City Farmhouse

  12. Your dining room looks beautiful and I just love your galvanized tool box! What a great find and so fun to use as a centerpiece!

  13. Your rustic Christmas is a complete wow! You really scored finding the tool box at a great price. The Johnson Bros. plates are cute and lovely with your Christmas tablescape. Your hutch with the red and white transferware speaks my language when decorating. My post this week has my hutch decorated with blue transferware and nutcrackers and I hope you will come take a peek!


  14. Can't express how much I love this room decorated for Christmas!!! The tool box is awesome..........the transferware outstanding.......all your special touches make this setting so warm and inviting!!!

  15. Beautiful, as always... I so enjoy your posts!

  16. Debbie, it is so beautiful. I love the centerpiece with your wrapped candles and the little tree in the cup is so cute too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  17. Debbie, gorgeous tablescape! The whole room looks amazing! Merry Christmas!

  18. Ooh love! That centerpiece is an eye catcher and so are the dishes. Your hutch looks great with the toile pieces. I like how you wrapped the candles!

  19. Debbie, it is all just put together beautifully. I love the galvanized tool box center piece and I have the same Johnson Bros. dessert plates that I shared last week. I'm going to check out your "jingle" pillow tutorial..Happy Thursday..Judy

  20. Debbie, your farmhouse table is amazing! I love each and every detail. I'm so glad I'm not there in person.... I would be such a grinch and take your World Market napkins, flatware and pewter goblets... and anything I could fit in my purse!!! Oh, such beautiful things! Your centerpiece is PERFECT farmhouse! Gotta remember to use some webbing I have on hand to wrap my candles... what a fabulous touch! This was such a fun tour.... love touring with you!

  21. So beautiful Debbie…I love how you placed the wreaths on the plates…the centerpiece is a "masterpiece"…the use of the of the grain sack decor is perfect…and the mantel is magnificent….you captured the Farmhouse look so eloquently!

  22. Debbie, this might be one of my favorite Christmas tables ever. The centerpiece is just perfect for a farmhouse theme. Love the colors and textures. I'm dreaming of doing something like this now!

  23. Debbie, you have a beautiful dining room! Love your tablescape, especially the centerpiece.

  24. I'm visiting from Susan's party and I just had to drop by and see your's beautiful! I love your table...the dishes, flatware, and those tea towels are perfect. And you're right, that centerpiece is great! This [post is one of my favorites!!!

  25. Debbie, what a beautiful Christmas dining room. Such a lovely display of layers and textures and pretty Christmas colors!

  26. What an inviting tablescape! I love how "faded" the colours are, it makes everything look so soft.

  27. I love everything about the tablescape. I hadn't see the Old Britain Castles Christmas plates, how have I missed those? I'll definitely be copying the candles!

  28. Love your farmhouse Christmas in your dining room! That galvanized tool box is fabulous.
    Mary Alice

  29. I love it! The centerpiece is lovely, what makes it for me are the candles that you wrapped....and those plates on your hutch....charming! If I had more room for storage, I would start collecting some.....but alas, I have completely run out of storage.....
    Lovely cozy room...thanks for sharing

  30. Well my dear, you have done it again!! You knocked it out of the ball park on this one!! LOVE it all for your home, it is so beautiful. I also love the flow you have created from room to room. The pewter goblets and utensils are favorites of mine. I think it is ALL perfectly, warm and inviting!! Merry Christmas,


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie