Decorating the house for Christmas this year has been so much fun for me. I stayed home from the studio three days last week to blast some Christmas music and fill the house with fresh greens and Christmas decor. The decorating is all very understated and simple, which I have really enjoyed. The rooms look festive, but it’s not a full overhaul that involves bins and bins of decor that need to be stored.
The dining room follows that theme… (I caught this room in the morning light when the sun was streaming through the windows. It casts the prettiest shadows)
As I did with chandeliers in the other rooms, I tucked a mix of greenery throughout the arms, allowing it to look loose and simple. Bunches of fresh greenery hang from each corner cabinet door.
Eulalie is topped off with a garland of pine tucked over the frame.
She always steals the show, so I didn’t want to ignore her when decorating the space.
The ring mold advent wreath sits on the center of the table.
Of course, now we’re lighting two candles, since it’s the second Sunday of December.
I set the table with mixed blue and white antique transferware and white ironstone.
I’ll add a few more layers to the table when it’s set for Christmas day, but the room looks dressed for the season and it ties in nicely with the living room, which adjoins it through an archway.
More Christmas decorating to come, but I also started work on a dresser in one of our new European colors and I got our first workshops in the studio on the calendar. I will post them on Monday.
I also wanted to share that I received the clay number tags for the advent stocking garland…
I love the font and they look so perfect tied on. I think we’ll use this for many years.
(A few have asked where I purchased the clay tags. Unfortunately, the Etsy shop I ordered them from just closed until Summer 2015. I asked if she would let me know when she reopens and I’ll link to it, then.)