Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmasing in the Dining Room

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm continuing with showing you my house decked out for Christmas! Today I'm bringing you into my dining room. It's all sparkly and bright. I just love that.
 The window on the left looks out to the front of the house and there is a door on the left side that leads to the kitchen.
 Looking from this side you can see where the door is to the kitchen. I poked up a garland with lights to put on top of the china cabinet. Love me some sparkly twinkly. Here you see another one of my vintage tablecloths! This one came with six matching napkins.
 Here we're looking at the dining room from the entry side.Yep, those are silverware boxes under the server and they're filled with my silver-plate utensils! If a burglar got in, that would be the first thing they'd take. Guess I should move them.
 See? just a tiny little entry that separates the dining room and the living room.

Like I've told you before, I'm on a Milk Glass kick so I'm just using it all over the house. Here I've poked some down on my olden server. I tossed a berry garland over my olden mirror.
 Don't you just love Milk Glass? I've poked in Christmas balls and greenery and beads in these little love bug pieces.
Mother just loved this little curio and kept her treasured pretties in it. I'm doing the same thing with it. I have my two pretty glass cut vases from Prague on the top shelf then on the other two I have my Murano glass pieces we bought while in Venice. Oh the top are my little icing looking Christmas trees. I love these little things! I love lots of my things. :)
 On  this olden table I've placed my most treasured Nativity Mr. Precious bought for me many years ago in Austin, Texas, at a Christmas shop. That's my little Bible I used as a little girl and it's opened to the birth of our Savior, Jesus. Need I say I love these things too?
 Just a little corner table with a couple more pieces of Milk Glass. I love my candle stick!
 I wanted a simple centerpiece that I could easily take off the table. I poked down a silver tray and put a candle in the center and then continued to poke down pine cones, sugared fruit (faux), and a few berries because...
 We hosted a Christmas party! I should have taken off the Saran Wrap to show you the food! Do you see I'm using a little Milk Glass Vase for the forks? We bought a Honey Baked Ham, spiral cut and had little rolls with choices of mustard. I put together a cheese tray, a veggie tray, olives, pumpkin bread, a mix of cookies, some crunchy stuff and dips and chips. I made Wassail. How I love Wassail and most of our guests had either never heard of it or had never had any! Can you believe it? Is Wassail just a southern thing? Well, hand me your cup and I'll fill it up with some of this hot elixir! 
Since our home is very lived in and we have been keeping little Camp a lot lately, here sits his highchair right in the dining room. I poked in my teddy bear, Roscoe, and gave him a couple of little books to keep him busy.
Wish you all could have come to our party as we had a great time! I just know you would have stayed and helped me clean up. You would have, wouldn't you? You would of, right? :)

If you'd like to see my kitchen hutch decked out for Christmas just scroll down to the next post! I don't know how or why I did this that both posts showed up on the same day. I wouldn't do something like that would I? I guess I did! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  1. Oh your Dining Room is just lovely. I bet you and your hubby were the best hosts for that party. Merry Christmas!

  2. What a lovely home you have, Shelia. It's all so charming and festive. I love your cherished nativity scene. Deb

  3. Shelia, Your home is beautiful. It's like I would love to live...but I have gone the country way. All your milk glass is so pretty. I have to say, I love the red transfer dishes on the wall. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. Holding Carter in my prayers.

  4. It's just beautiful, Shelia! I wish I could come to your party. What a terrific way to see in the holidays and a great room in which to feast! You're right about the milk glass with the ornaments. It all comes together perfectly!

  5. I love the centerpiece and your beautiful tablecloth. I haven't put anything in the center of my kitchen table. I may try an arrangement today. We're still praying for precious Carter. I hope she has a good day. Hugs, Diane

  6. Beautiful Shelia, I love the vintage tablecloth it looks fantastic along with the white tree :)

  7. Looks lovely and very neat as a pin as they used to say!

  8. I'll be doing up the dishes after the wonderful dinner! Love, love your home, full of beautiful dishes, family treasures and love for your family. Love how you write too, Kathleen in Az

  9. I'll help with the dishes, Shelia. What a wonderful Christmas party buffet in your lovely home. ♥

  10. Very bright and festive!! I would clean up for you!!

  11. Everything looks so pretty, Shelia!! I'm enjoying your milk glass so much!!

  12. I love how festive and pretty your house looks decorated for Christmas!!!

  13. It all looks so festive and the food, oh my goodness!!

  14. Look at your dining room! Isn't it gorgeous? So many lovely ideas, thank you for sharing & Happy Christmas!

  15. I've only heard of wassail in a song! Your dining room looks wonderful especially set up for a party! I would've washed the dishes for you :-) We have Dan's little bear from his childhood and it looks like yours! You must be the same age range that he is :-)

  16. Hi Shelia, I am totally in love with your dining room and every detail. It looks so pretty and your white tree is gorgeous. You just pull everything together so perfectly with your decorating talents.
    The party table looks so festive and delicious. I bet everyone loved the wassail.
    Going down to your hutch next. Have a wonderful day and a great week. Hugs and prayers for Carter. xo

  17. Hello dear Shelia, We too hosted a Christmas party on Saturday. We had 34 guests. It was a potluck and I made turkey, ham and the drinks. We had a wonderful time but I didn't have time to comment. Maybe it was because I had a sit down for everyone. Tables and chairs that covered every space in the great room. Fun times and great food.

    Yes, I am all decorated. Nothing like company to motivate me. LOL. Every thing you have done is so perfectly decorated. Beverly loves milk glass too. Your collection is so lovely and your table centerpiece is something I could do. I love it. I also loved the white Christmas tree. Is that new?

    Enjoy the Christmas Season my sweet friend. Saturday was 71 degrees and I wore shorts until party time, of course. Totally unbelievable for Dec. I heard El Nino was the reason for the warmer weather.


  18. Your house is looking very festive. Happy to see that Carter is doing pretty good. Keeping her in my prayers.
    Take care

  19. I'm sorry I'm just coming over to visit sweet Shellia, but non the less, I am so happy to be looking at your beautiful house and dining room specially! Love it all! You have a beautiful milk glass collection, wish I had some pieces, but I haven't one as of yet! I'm so glad sweet Carter is feeling better. I will pray for her to continue her recovery.
    I love your new house, it's so warm and lovely with all the holiday d├ęcor all over it.
    Thanking you a bunch for the lovely comment on our new bundle of joy.
    Have a blessed week.

  20. The room looks so pretty. Love the white tree.

  21. Shelia,
    Mm~m~m. . .wassail!!!
    i do believe that wassail is an English custom and Tradition!!!
    I did have some once after Christmas Caroling with a group in Colorado!!!
    It was delicious!!!
    Your Dining Room is a gorgeous place to display your milk glass, dear friend!!!
    Yes!!! I would have stayed to help you clean up!!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely home all decorated for Christmas!!!


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