Celebrating A Nostalgic Christmas In My Breakfast Room

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Create a space where Christmas memories are made!  Decorate your breakfast room with nostalgic and classic red and green Christmas decorations for a look you and your family will love.

Christmas breakfast room decor #christmas #christmasdecor #redandgreenClassic Christmas red and green has returned to Worthing Court this year, in a big way!  Over the years, I’ve tried decorating with glitter, neutrals and whatever other thing was trending at the time, but I’ve accepted the fact that red and green is where it’s at during Christmas for me!  😀  After returning to my classic Christmas decorating style last year, I’ve discovered that my family loves it too. 

To be honest, I just kind of “did my thing” year after year, thinking that no one really paid much attention. Oh, everyone always had nice things to say, but in trying to follow the latest trends, I think that some of the magic of Christmas was lost for my family.  But, now I’ve realized that there’s something very gratifying watching Pookie and other family members walk through the house with a little smile on their faces as they take in all of the decorations.  And it makes my little heart go pitter-patter when I see that the magic Christmasc sparkle has returned to their eyes.  

I shared this year’s Christmas front porch with you a few days ago, which was really very simple and nothing as elaborate as the year before.  But all that simplicity ends when you come inside!  So settle back with your favorite refreshment and join me for a photo-heavy tour of my nostalgic, classic Christmas breakfast room.

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Our diy rustic shelves always take center stage in the breakfast room.  When you come into our family room from the foyer, they’re easily visible through the wide opening between the two rooms.  I filled the shelves with all kinds of nostalgic red and green touches, plus just a little bit of tartan plaid.  Gotta have me some plaid.  😀

Christmas open shelves with classic red and green decorations #christmas #christmasdecorations #shelves #redandgreen

Red and green Christmas vignette #christmas #christmasdecor #candycanes

Christmas vignette #christmas #christmasdecorations

Christmas vignette with Santa Claus and greenery #christmas #christmasdecor #santaclaus

Christmas vignette with Nordic cake pan on a cake pedestal #christmas #christmasdecor #nordic

With so much going on on the shelves, I kept the centerpiece very simple with a group of three poinsettias in galvanized buckets, marching down the center of the table.  Obviously, the poinsettias are fake, but don’t you just love the plaid on some of the leaves???

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Simple Christmas centerpiece with faux poinsettias in galvanized buckets #christmas #christmascenterpiece #poinsettias #plaid

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I used one of the table chairs to showcase this adorable Christmas pillow cover from Emory Valley Mercantile.  You’ve heard the expression, “you had me at hello”?  Well, in this case, you had me at the Christmas wreath and adorable bow!  The pillow can be ordered by clicking HERE.

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If you aren’t familiar with Emory Valley Mercantile, it’s an amazing online shop filled with everything you need to fill your home with charm, character and style to every space in your home.  And you may even know the owner, Angie from Postcards On The Ridge, where she chronicles all of the updates she’s made to her 1960’s home over the past seven years.  Visit Emory Valley Mercantile by clicking HERE.  Thank you for sending me the amazing pillow cover, Angie!  I’ll be using it all over my home every Christmas for years to come.

Christmas wreath pillow cover #christmas #christmasdecor #christmaspillow #pillowcover

The opposite side of the room, where my bench lives, got Christmas’fied with a wreath and plaid bow and a few Christmas pillows.

Celebrating A Nostalgic Christmas In My Breakfast Room

You might have noticed by now, that my windows are adorned with wreaths again this year.  I just love how they look!  I exchanged the narrow plaid ribbon from last year, to a wider version that makes more of a statement.

Christmas wreaths suspended with plaid ribbon in a bay window #christmas #christmasdecor #christmaswreath #tartanplaid

Celebrating A Nostalgic Christmas In My Breakfast Room #christmas #christmaswreath #plaid

I enjoyed having you stop by for a visit today!  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my Christmas dining room!  How’s your Christmas decorating coming along?

 

 

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  1. HI Suzy, your breakfast room is so lovely! I am always excited to see what you are up to. My favorite touch is the the wreaths on the windows. Thank you for always being an inspiration. Happy Holidays!

  2. mattsgramma says:

    Wow Suzy, you’ve really outdone yourself! Love your breakfast room Christmas decor. I also think the boxwood wreaths on those amazing windows add real charm to the entire space.

  3. You have far exceeded your goals of making your holiday home warm, cozy, and classic!!!! Beautiful!

  4. Barbara Moore says:

    Red and green are a necessity for me during the Holidays! I’m pretty neutral the rest of the year, but just can’t do it in December. I love every single thing about your breakfast room!

  5. I love your décor! If you don’t mind my asking, where did you find the can with “candy canes” written on it? Thank you in advance!

    1. Thank you, Georgia! The candy cane container came from Kirklands. I found one on Amazon in red (which I almost bought) at this link: http://fave.co/2j24tCG

  6. Jauquetta says:

    Great room full of joy. Especially like the black and white chicken there next the red box. Where did you find that?

    1. Thank you, Jauquetta! The little chicken is a Christmas ornament that was a gift from a friend a few years ago. Isn’t she cute?

  7. Brenda Francis says:

    This room is so pretty and I’m sure everything in it is special to you. It makes me smile just looking at it.

  8. Your red and green looks so festive. I like your open shelves with all the Christmas detail. The pointsettas in the olive containers on your table are a great idea.

  9. So nice! Love the wooden trees. 🙂

    Sheila

  10. Your breakfast room is so festive! I love how you’ve decorated it for Christmas and I especially love how you’ve used the wreaths in different areas.

  11. I have to agree, nothing says Christmas like red & green. They are my to main colors when decorating for the holiday. I just love your breakfast room. Happy Holidays!

  12. What a Joyful place your breakfast room would be to have some tea!

  13. Gail Bell says:

    By far, this is the prettiest room I have seen on all the various blog walks. Your breakfast room is so joyful and pretty. Thank you for giving us a Merry room for Christmas!

  14. Mary Johnston says:

    Hello Suzy,
    always love to see what you’ve done. Of course i love it! My daughter is here, so just now starting my decorating. It will be minimal this year, but there are many things I can take from your decorating. I love the wreaths and bows on the windows.
    I think you have told us, but where did your merry christmas sign come from?
    Thanks for all your inspiration!
    Have a blessed day.

      1. Mary Johnston says:

        thank you so much for taking time to reply!

        1. Hi again, Mary. I thought Kirkland’s was sold out of these signs, but I was wrong! I just stumbled across is on their website and it’s on sale. Here’s the link: http://fave.co/2BTUKFJ

          1. Mary Johnston says:

            thank you so much!

  15. Hi Suzy! Your breakfast room is so cheery and festive!! Those rustic shelves are divine filled with all the different accents of Christmas. Love it all!

  16. What a “Happy Room”! It is a dose of instant cheer! I love it!!! Wish you lived closer so I could visit.!♥

  17. Suzy,
    What a warm look! I just put a contract on a home. I can’t wait to decorate! Please continue the fresh ideas!!!

  18. I love your decorations! I, too, love the classic red and green for Christmas and have a lot of whimsical touches from when my kids were young. We all enjoy it. Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely home.

  19. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh wow!!! I love your room it is so inviting and it has so much inspiration … I love the tartan and the colors

  20. I love how the room pops with all the red and green touches! Also love the idea of the wreath on the picture. Great job!

  21. Love what you’ve done in your breakfast room – so festive and fun!

  22. WOW! I love it. So inviting – Love the plaid, rustic shelves, wreaths….

  23. Linda Charlton says:

    Red and green have always been my go to for the holidays. This year I am going with a different palette, more bling. I shall see if it goes well.

  24. Beautiful. The plaid mugs are lovely. Anything plaid is a winner with me.
    Joan

  25. Thank You for sharing your lovely settings. The red house is a favorite of mine.
    Marion

  26. Everything is so special. The breakfast room is quite lovely.
    Marilyn

  27. AMEN! I’m with you all the way. so cheerful and inviting.

  28. Jessie Hulfachor says:

    Your room is gorgeous! Red is a must for me at Christmas, and I love plaid. I do wonder what are your favorite ways to hang things on a wall, mirror, lamp shade, etc. I like the little wreath on the shade but would be concerned about ruining it.

    1. Thank you so much, Jessie! To hang items on a mirror or piece of wall art, I use either Command Strip hooks or small suction cup hooks. The wreath on my little lampshade is attached by a couple of dots of hot glue, just under the top lip of the shade, on the back side. To remove it without damaging the shade, you simply heat your glue gun up, hold the hot tip against the glue for a few seconds to soften it and gently pull the ribbon away.

  29. Very pretty! I’m not ready to do away with all the traditional Christmas reds and greens either! And I am in love with that little pig on the shelf with the wreath around his?/her? neck. She has the sweetest, happiest look on her face. She is “some pig”! Wish she had a brother or sister to live at my house!

  30. Barb Bootsma says:

    This is always my favorite room to see how you decorated the shelves. Just love the touch of red plaid with your decor. I’m beginning to think your blog is my favorite “go to” site for decorating ideas.

  31. Looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. I adore the red and green! This room is perfection. Love it!

  33. Suzy, your breakfast room is so cheery and charming! I love all of the red and green. So festive. And the pillow looks perfect in there. So glad you picked that one!

  34. kelly eason says:

    Suzy, love, love, love your breakfast room. You always give me such inspiration, thank you. Where did you find the poinsettia’s?

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! I found the poinsettias at At Home and the containers came from Target.

      1. Thanks. That was my question too. Your room is beautiful!

  35. I really like how you decorated the shelves in your breakfast room and the poinsettias on your table. Everything looks so pretty!

  36. Barbara H Garrett says:

    My sweetest friend it could not be more beautiful. You have outdone last year and I wasn’t sure that was possible. Magazine worthy!!!! xxoo

  37. Love the breakfast room! Makes me want to sit down and stay awhile!

  38. Beautiful room! I must ask, where did you find the “ingredients” sign above your bench?

    1. It’s a free printable that’s in my Printables Library, which you get access to when you sign up to receive my newletters. It’s available in this large size and also in normal paper size. 😀

  39. I simply adore the sign above the black bench. Can you please provide a measurement for the frame? My husband does woodworking. I have a project for him with that sign lol.