living & dining rooms | Christmas 2015

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Holiday, Living Room, My House

My favorite rooms to decorate for Christmas are the definitely the living and dining rooms.  It’s hard to believe how dark these rooms were when we first moved in over nine years ago and now how light-filled and fresh they feel.

For Christmas, I just add some fresh greenery and a few wool pom-poms.  That’s about all these rooms need.


I shared video tutorial HERE showing my trick for dressing my chandeliers with fresh greens.

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The tie-top pillows I made last week ended up on the living room sofa…

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I was on the hunt for a potted blue spruce to put in my antique white bucket, like I did last year, but…no luck.  So, I asked Jeff if he would pick up a cut tabletop tree next time he was out and about.  I put it in a pitcher of water inside the bucket and it suits me just fine.

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On the other side of the room, I dressed the top of the hutch with live greenery and hung a pom-pom wreath, bought at Anthropologie last year, on the front.

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I hung some DIY pom-poms (tutorial HERE) from the antique dental cabinet.  I love how they look like snowballs.



The dining room chandelier is also dressed in fresh greens.  The table is simple with a runner, the teacup & pedestal advent wreath and a pair of lemon cypress topiaries from Terrain.

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Just a few more days until my family, parents, brother & sister-in-law will be having our Christmas brunch at this table…

living & dining rooms | Christmas 2015

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