Friends I cannot believe this is our third and final stop on the Merry & Bright Blog Hop! I have loved being teamed up with some super talented and sweet ladies to share our Christmasy homes with you! If you missed the last two weeks, check out our Entry spaces HERE and our Living Rooms HERE. Third and final stop is our Dining Rooms… full disclosure, we’ve lived in this house right at a year, and decorating this space for Christmas was like the third time I’ve been in this room other than to fold laundry. It’s such a pretty space that I’m almost inspired to cook a meal so we can eat in here again. I said almost, don’t get crazy. Let’s go check it out!
The light in this room is always gorgeous, but especially at this time of year. This space connects to our formal living room and entry. The first time we actually dined in this dining room was on Thanksgiving and it was magical. Though that could just be the sweet potatoes talkin…
This buffet was in my Grandmother and Grandfather’s first dining room together. When my Grandmother moved into a smaller home she didn’t have space for it, so it sat in her basement for years. I finally rescued it and cleaned it up. There are parts that are in rough shape, but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it. The doors are shaker style and (you can’t see in this picture because of the Christmas village) it has a beautiful plate rack detail on the top.
I really adore my little Christmas village. I haven’t set it up for the last two years because #babies and #life, so I was really happy to bust it out this year. Each year when I set it up I think about how setting up my Grandmother’s Dickens Christmas Village on her pie safe in the kitchen was my and my brother’s job to help her decorate for the holidays. Such fond memories that make me miss her so much.
The chalkboard was an early 2000’s flower print that was a big $99 splurge for me back when I was first out of college. I decided one night that I couldn’t stand the sight of it for one more moment, so I taped it up and blasted it with some chalkboard spray paint. Much better. The saying is just what comes to mind when I think of Christmas. I invented it, so consider it trademarked!
These little place settings, God bless ’em. This is really just a random hodge-podge of things that I had on hand. The Christmas plates were my moms, the lace napkins and napkin rings were my Grandmothers, the charger was $3 from WalMart, and the little Choo Choo train I got fo’ free from a neighbor who was giving things away – because I’m a hoarder like that. Oh and lest ye not forget that gorgeous woodgrain patterned PAPER plate – because I’m ghetto like that.
Those antler candleholders I also got from a neighbor who was moving and giving stuff away. OMG I really am a hoarder… what is wrong with me?!
As you can see, I clearly could not be bothered to find a rectangular tablecloth that actually fits this table, so I used the round Christmas one that used to adorn the “kids” table at our family events when I was growing up, so #stains.
I love this room in the day time, but there really is nothing like the cozy warmth of it in the evenings when the Christmas Village is glowing. It makes me want to live there a little bit. Is that weird?
Well that’s it sweet friends! That wraps up the Merry & Bright Blog Hop for me – be sure to stop by the homes of the super talented ladies below to see their gorgeous dining rooms!
Until next time, let’s stay in touch on Instagram and enjoy every minute of this magical season! Love your people hard and treasure every moment you have together. All the love to you and yours!
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