Disclosure: As a part of the Seasons of Home series, this blog post was sponsored by Couleur Nature. All words and opinions are my own.
In my last house, my dining room was like old reliable. It was a great backdrop for photo shoots and the light was always amazing. Not to mention, I just loved that room. It was very “me”.
As I was decorating this dining room and photographing it, I found enjoyment in the process, but I had to be intentional about not doing this…
Oh darn it! I missed a letter in “refinished”. Sigh, okay. You get the idea.
This room isn’t finished yet, so just know that. Let’s just enjoy how far it’s come along, though.
We hung my chandelier, but otherwise this is how the room started…
And here is where it is today, dressed up for Christmas…
Before we talk about Christmas stuff, I did get some paint on the walls last week. I learned I can work a roller as a lefty pretty proficiently! It’s painted in Pearly White by Sherwin Williams, which is the same color that was in my last dining room. And I’ve painted some of the trim in a custom bright white.
For Christmas, I did my usual greenery-on-the-chandelier thing. If you want to know how I do it, here is a video tutorial I made a couple of years ago…
Since I’m working on a relatively small, round table, I kept things simple. I found a couple of rosemary plants and potted them in a couple of these amazing marble pots.
For a centerpiece, I used the large marble & wood cake stand from Caravan as a pedestal for an advent wreath made from an antique ironstone ring mold, candles, and fresh greenery.
HERE is a tutorial showing how I made it.
I was able to find some of the prettiest live greenery between a couple of local Rochester nurseries. Since I’m new in town, I’m still in the process of finding all of my spots!
For the place settings, I layered a couple of antique plates, used my family silver (Repousse by Kirk Stieff), water goblets from a thrift store, and these clear bistro glasses.
The napkins are Laundered Linen with an indigo stripe. I left them folded simple on the plate, topped with an antique ironstone butter pat holding an initialed gingerbread cookie. I made some small fresh rosemary wreaths to add some texture and break up the blue & white.
I didn’t do much to the hutch, but added some gingerbread houses, pine cones and candles.
Two of the gingerbread houses are nestled in the marble plate and glass cake dome.
Decorating for the holidays is definitely a part of making a new house feel like home and with the first chandelier crowned in evergreens, we’re on our way…
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