Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmasing in the Dining Room

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope all your Christmasing is going well. I'm finally getting finished with my decorating. Oh, did you notice I've been messing with my header? I just can't keep it the same!! I've been fiddlin' with it and will probably fiddle with it again. Some of you have wonderful professional looking headers. Where do you get those..well, I'm getting off the subject, aren't I?

I'm going to show you my Christmasing in the dining room today!

I've kept it a little simple in here.

I poked down my crocheted tablecloth...

then just added my Christmasy candle holder I've had for years
and added a few solid colored Christmas balls.

See? Table done!

You may have seen this area before as I shared it with you at Marty's Christmas Cloche Party.

Just simpleness of red and green.


Then on the other side of the room sits my Little Richard...
you name your furniture too, don't you?

When taking down my Fallness, I decided I would use these
three silverplated pieces and Christmas with them.
I poked down some red Christmas balls into each one...
a hugmungous one, a medium one and a little one.

Then I just poked down a garland and placed in some pine cones.
I also wired a few red Christmas balls together and added them to the garland.
Just couldn't leave it alone so I put a little wired ribbon in it.

Well, I just can't leave well enough alone and started fiddlin' with my china cabinet.

I poked some garland with lights on top and then added that trio of cute little Christmas tree.
I wish my china cabinet had a flat top so I could poke stuff all over it but alas it has a bonnet top and I can't really place anything on it except on the ends!

Then I decided to change out the insides. I probably do this a couple of times a year.
So my china cabinets contents get dumped, dusted and cleaned. Mr. Precious love this.
I put in my dishes by Spode called "Trade Winds".
They have been discontinued for many years.
The dishes are certainly not Christmasy but I like them
and the accent color is kinda a brick red, thought that would work.
I do have some dark red pieces so I poked them in there too.
I had to open the doors for you so you could see inside.

It's all neat and clean and you know I just had to show you!
I also poked in a couple of Christmas ornies.

I took these olive forks and tied them up with a red ribbon
also tied up the little knives of the same pattern.

One little Christopher Radko Snowman!
I just love Christmasing, don't you?

I'm joining Our Dear Kim at Southern Savvy Style for her Boring to Better Party.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev'ry store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.
~ sung by Johnny Mathis


  1. Your table centerpiece is lovely, as is the garland on your sideboard.
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

  2. Sheila, your dining room looks very good in its Christmas finest. Loving the red and white. You know I love me some red. I am babysitting my baby Leila tonight.

  3. Hi Shelia, I always enjoy seeing your transferware wall and the candles are a great color too. You look all ready (way ahead of moi)!
    Thanks for stopping by on Monday. Jane

  4. Hi Ms Shelia! Oh my goodness! I'm eyeing that tablecloth! It is beautiful! Everything is stunning!
    Have a wonderful evening.

  5. Your room is so beautiful and naturally I love those RED plates! I would love a tablecloth like that. It's amazing!

  6. I love the feel of your dining room. The crochet tablecloth is beautiful.

  7. Shelia, loving your nautical is wonderful...I think they are very Christmassy!!!
    You've done a great job with all of your decorating!!! Won't it be fun when little Carter can help you decorate???

  8. Shelia I love that spode pattern! your Christmas dining room is gorgeous!

  9. It all looks so pretty, S!Such a pretty Spode pattern!

  10. Shelia, this is so pretty! I love the silver pieces with the red balls in them, the forks tied with ribbon and that wall of plates! Stunning!

    Merry Christmas!!

    Lou Cinda

  11. Your Christopher Radko Snowman is adorable! I have a softspot in my heart for snowmen. I also like how you put the Christmas balls in the silverplated pieces. I love decorating with Christmas balls. There is so much you can do with them. :0)

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Thank you Sheila for sharing your beautiful room at my party!

  13. Your dining room is so pretty. I love all of your decor. I really love that you used some silver also. I am trying so hard to use some of mine more. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  14. Sheila,

    Your dining room is so lovely. Of course you can probably guess that I love the plates on the wall and too, love Spode Tradewinds. It's hard to find...and pricey when it is found. You don't see many full collections of it anymore so it was a treat for me to see all of yours displayed so nicely. I think it looks great! I also love the crochet tablecloth on the table. Gorgeous!


  15. You certainly dressed up your dining room for Christmas beautifully, Sheila. I just love looking at it...Christine

  16. Hi Sheila, I bet you crocheted the tablecloth didn't you ? So pretty !
    Have a merry Christmas dear one.

  17. Where did you get those huge ornies!? LOVE those in the urns. Your home always looks so pretty. And with the Christmas decor it is just over the top! :)

    Love it all!


  18. Very pretty, I love simple! You have such nice furniture pieces! Love the red balls with the silver and what a darling snowman! Have a great week! :D

  19. Hi there Shelia~ I LOVE that wall of plates and your silver pieces with the ornaments in them- just gorgeous!! Your room looks beautiful and a perfect, warm and welcoming place for dining for the holidays! :)

  20. What cuteness Sheila! :) Love it! I did red and green this year also. Hehe I must do a post about mine soon! Arrggg busy busy busy! :)
    I just love your blog... especially how you tell everyone to "Be a sweetie.. " So cute!

  21. Dear Shelia, what a beautiful display. Not overdone, just right :o) Your Spode china looks fab. well done, my friend. Have a blessed day.

  22. Such simple elegance goes a long way..your home is so lovely and I just adore your crocheted tablecloth!

    Holiday Hugs,
    Deanna :D

  23. Everything is sooooo beautiful Shelia. I really love to see the RADKO ornies!!

    Love your header, too! Lately, I've been getting my BANNERS from Dale at:

    Have a happy day!

  24. Oh my goodness.. holiday beauty everywhere I look.. I love it all.. You sure know how to make thing festive while still keeping that warm and cozy feelings..

    Those sailing boat dishes are stunning I LOVE them...
    Everything is just so dang purdy~!!!

    Holiday hugs

  25. Good morning sheila, your dining is 'simply' beautiful. Elegant sums it up in one word. I love your vintage furniture too. My taste completely. I gave my vintage bedroom set to our daughter and the highboy is the thing I miss the most. Yours looks so nice.

    I going to make your cutout cookie recipe this morning. Icing cookies are so much fun and your recipe is so good.

    Happy decorating for the holidays to you my dear friend.
    Love, Jeanne

  26. Your home is always so warm and inviting. I love your touches in the hutch. Thank you for visiting the table in red, it means a lot..hugs ~lynne~

  27. Shelia,
    You have a pretty dining room. I love what you did with the silver champagne buckets and the ornaments. That Spode Tradewinds is really pretty. Lennox came out with a Colonial Tradewinds that I love, but it is way expensive. I love anything with a ship on it. Have a Merry Christmas!

  28. Sheila, you have such beautiful furniture pieces! Your Spode dish set looks perfect with the Christmas decorations. And, yes, sometimes simple is best!

  29. So many cozy touches, Sheila! Love the lace tablecloth and the plates on the wall! Jacqueline

  30. Had to come back because I noticed I've had your name wrong all this time! You're one of a kind, aren't you Shelia! J.

  31. Hi Sheila,
    Love your Christmasing! I think your Spode dishes are wonderful and very Christmasy. They go with the tune I saw three ships. Very fun!

  32. Just noticed the post by Cabin and Cottage and realized I too have been spelling your name wrong! Please forgive!

  33. Oh Shelia, too, too pretty! What a grand dining room and all that gorgeous furniture you have! You have made it so very christmasy and beautiful! Come on over, you will need a sled, skis or ice skates to get here!

  34. Hi Shelia,
    I really love those Spode plates. I have never seen them before. I think they go great for the holidays since they are red. They look beautiful in the hutch. I hope you have a blessed holiday,

  35. Beautiful dining room! Of course, love those toile plates! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    ~ Julie


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