Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Dining Room With a Touch of Christmas

Our home is decorated for Christmas and I would like to  start sharing it with all of you.  Today’s post will give you a glimpse of our dining room. 


The place settings consist of a red charger plate, layered with a glittered snowflake,  white dishes  accented with seasonal greens and topped with a white napkin.  The napkin holders are embellished with a glittered bow.


As with many things in my home, I have placed something of my mother’s.  The etched water glasses bring Mom to my dining room table.


I decorated the candles for my centerpiece with greens and a silver glittered snowflake.  I wanted a home made Christmas touch to the candles, but something that wasn’t overpowering.


This year, I added greens, Christmas balls and red napkins with white napkin rings to add color to my china cabinet.  Did you notice the cups with the C and G?  I was in a store a few months ago, and noticed these two lone mugs.  They seemed to be calling me…by name.  With the G for Gail and C,  for my husband Charlie, I had to bring them home.


I added a bit of silver and green to my buffet.  I purchased the small evergreen trees and added some glass like glittered  branches to the vases that were already there.  The candles I decorated with greens and added a  silver glittered snowflake.  In a small wicker basket, I placed some silver Christmas balls on top of a bed of greens.


Below is a close up of the silver bulbs.  I really like the “frost” on the greens.


Below is my dining room at night.  Candlelight always gives a room a different look and feel.


And now my family can feel a bit of Christmas, as they enter our dining room.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the tour.


Linking this post to:

All Things Heart and Home

Blue Cricket Design

Savvy Southern Style


  1. Gail this is just gorgeous. I love your mother's etched glass goblets. Happy Holidays!

  2. Your dining room is beautiful! The tablescape is gorgeous and I am in love with the silver branches in the vases. Can't wait to see more of your decorated home.

  3. Gorgeous!!!
    Everytime I see a dining room this beautiful I want to change my rooms around & bring back MY dining room!!!

  4. Gail, Your dinning room is so festive and chic! The table just made me swoon! I love the napkin rings and the snowflakes under the dishes. The hutch is a gorgeous piece, Gail. Beautifully decked out for Christmas!

  5. Gail, I just LOVE everything! Love your color scheme and beautiful pieces...gorgeous!

  6. I love the crispness of the white with the pop of red, everything is lovely! Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and for following me! Have a GREAT week!

  7. Gail, another great table! Those bows are sooo cute! And I love that snowflake on top of the charger idea. Wow!

  8. Your dining room sure puts me in a Christmas mood. It makes me feel like I am right there in the room.

  9. Beautiful and elegant! You did good!!! I'm a little jealous!!!!

  10. Very pretty! Great job!

  11. Your table is beautiful. I think I have same glasses but mine are the ice tea style. I love how the white pops off of the black backdrop your table & hutch offers.

  12. Your table and home are so beautiful...the candlelight makes it perfect!!!

  13. Everytime I visit, I am stunned by the beauty of this room. Thank you for sharing, Gail!

  14. This has to be my favorite tablescape!!! Simple but so elegant. I love it :D
    Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

  15. Gail,
    One word....

    A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  16. Gail, your table and the whole dining room are simply gorgeous. I love the embellishment added to the candles. Great idea. Those giant snowflakes under the placesettings are great! Thanks so much for joining the party this week.

  17. Finding you through All Things Heart and Home. What a beautiful Dining Room! LOVE the place settings.

  18. There are so many things in your dinning room that I love I don't know where to start~ I had to go back through Gail, it's just gorgeous.
    I especially love the napkin rings and the snowflakes peeking out from under the plates!
    Oh but everything is over the top perfect!
    Way to decorate my friend!

  19. So love those napkin rings...bows! Everything looks so pretty

  20. GORGEOUS!! I love how everything shows up against the black furniture! Too pretty to use!

  21. Your table and setting is really lovely. Your china cabinet looks so nice with the pops of red mingled with all of that white on black, very nice.
    Thanks for a look,


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