Christmas Dining Room 2013

We sold our dining room table this year and haven't replaced it yet.
Someone (ok, it's me) can't decide on what she wants.
So for these photos I pulled my table and chairs in from my breakfast room.
Why, not just take photos of the breakfast room?
Because there is too much light in that room and the photos turn out really dark.

For my Christmas tablescape I used sparkly metal reindeer and trees that I've owned many years and nestled them into evergreens.

In the center a white ceramic pedestal from Marshall's.

I filled the pedestal with evergreens, and mercury glass acorn ornaments.

This fabric used to be a really long runner that fit our old dining room table, but for this smaller table I cut the runner in half and instead of running it down the length of the table I used it as more of a place mat.

My dishes are from the thrift store, but a lot of different companies sell this style with the pebbled edges.

My favorite thing, I must admit, are these adorable little tags I made.
I took a large brown tag and cut it down with a scalloped scissor.
Then I stamped a deer onto scrapbook paper and used a tag punch.
I then glued the two tags together.
Finally I used some gingham ribbon to tie the tag to the napkin.

I pulled my Kubu chairs in from my family room.
The pillows are from H&M's online store.

You can see how I made the stenciled shutter here.

I've been working on painting this buffet for the last couple of months.
It is a bear of a project, so when I get sick of it I take long breaks.

So that's about it...thanks for visiting!

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  1. Lisa,
    I love your dining room. I think the table and chairs from the breakfast area look pretty awesome in there maybe you should think about leaving them. Love the shutter and the buffet. It all looks so pretty. Merry Christmas.

  2. Your dining room is just beautiful! I love the table in there and the table top vignette is soooooo gorgeous! Love the little tags with the checked grosgrain ribbon too! Merry Christmas!

  3. I love those mercury glass acorn ornaments and the sparkly reindeer are too cute! You did a great job on those tags too. Beautiful!

  4. Amei sua mesa enfeitada, já está com o espírito do natal. Ameis sua belas inspirações.
    Tenha um abençoada natal e um ano cheio de boas surpresas.

  5. I love your dining room! It's really beautiful. My favorite things are the chairs (as you know). I adore the little tags you tied on your napkins. That was such a cute idea. I like how you have a "deer theme" going throughout.

  6. Your dining room looks so pretty! I would leave everything just as it is! :)

  7. Your dining room setting is gorgeous!Love your simple and elegant ribbon ties on the napkins too!

  8. This is by far one of my favorite rooms in your beautiful house. Lisa it is all so very gorgeous and well placed. xoxo Kate

  9. I think your dining room looks lovely. Loving the tablescape. I adore that buffet in the background. Merry Christmas!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  10. Very pretty, Lisa! I love your centerpiece and especially how you cut and laid your runner. I never thought to do that with my small table, I could get two from one! And the sweet!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)


  11. Everything looks lovely, but those reindeer tags are honestly the sweetest thing I have seen this season! I am in love with them! Merry Christmas! :) Kim

  12. Lisa, Everything is beautiful! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  13. Lisa, that is so pretty! I love the runners and do something similar so I can mix & match textures on the table w/o needing lots of place mats. So pretty & serene.

  14. Oh, your table looks gorgeous! I love that centerpiece and your little tags are adorable!!

  15. Everything looks so pretty at your house!! I loved seeing it all. Merry Christmas, Lisa!! xoxo, Andrea

  16. I'd absolutely love to have Christmas dinner at your table! Love those acorn mercury glass ornaments and your tags look fantastic!

  17. love everything and those tags are adorable

  18. Just my style! It looks so, so beautiful… and I adore your chairs!