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!
Christmas!

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.


Christmas!


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.
Christmas!

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.
Christmas!

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!
Christmas!


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.
Christmas!


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

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

One little Christopher Radko Snowman!
Christmas!
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