Christmas in the Dining Room

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I’m going to show you my Christmas decorations starting in the dining room so that I can participate in Layla’s Christmas Tables party over at The Lettered Cottage.

I used the same deer that were in the centerpiece on my Thanksgiving table as part of this Christmas centerpiece.

I’ve had the containers that the berry topiary trees are in for years.  I love them as much today as the day that I bought them.

I started the centerpiece by placing the deer in the center, then layering a mixture of different pieces of faux greenery and berries that I had in my Christmas stash.    I added two strands of tiny battery operated lights, but you can barely see them in these pictures.  The urns were placed at each end and a few cranberry red Christmas ornaments were added.

Here’s how it looks from the back.  I like to use Spanish moss to fill in the empty spots in the containers.  I think it helps keep the whole thing from looking too formal.

I placed my nativity scene over on the sideboard.  I purchased this nativity at Caryl’s Christmas Shop.  The star is actually a tree topper, but I like the way that it works with the nativity scene.


I display this in a different spot every year and have never been quite satisfied with how it looked until I tried it out on the sideboard.  I think this is the perfect spot for it.  I added a few faux palm trees and filled in around the figurines with faux cedar.


The mirror above it was looking a little empty so I added a wreath made with beaded fruit.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.  It’s been a pleasure to have you!

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  1. Gorgeous! I love your centerpiece with the deer, I have different ones but deers too, I just love them! Your Nativity scene is beautiful too. Your house looks so festive for the holliday of baby Jesus’s birthday! Merry Christmas. FABBY

  2. Suzy, this is beautiful! The star behind the nativity scene is perfect for addinng height and balance, and I love the wreath on the mirror. I too am particial to deer in my holiday decorations…ylove yours. Of course your Verbena painted walls is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful holiday room.

  3. Awesome Suzy, I love it. the table is perfect. First of all I love your dining furniture. The containers with the topiaries are to die for. No wonder you love them so. They are so classic. I agree the nativity looks perfect on the sideboard. Thanks for sharing. So lovely. Hugs, Ginger

  4. LOVE it! Your centerpiece is perfect and I heart those deer. I will send you my address so you can ship them to me for next year. 🙂

    I love your wreath on the mirror too, as well as the nativty. Sooo pretty!

  5. Hi Suzy…

    Your Nativity is just gorgeous!!! One of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! I love it with the star and the reflection from the mirror. Mirrors just make a room sparkle.

    Also wanted to say thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving such a nice comment.

    Have a wonderful week.

  6. Angela Gordon says:

    Beautiful!!! I know the family will feel right at home for the holidays!

  7. Very pretty, I especially love the reindeer.

  8. What a beautiful centerpiece! I love it and your pots with the little holly trees. Your sideboard set up with the Nativity is so pretty! That’s a lovely Nativity too! The wreath on your mirror is so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  9. You have done such a great job of adding Christmas to your beautiful dining room. The nativity is stunning and I love the little palm trees!

    Robin Flies South

  10. Gorgeous. I love your beautiful table vignette, the berries are fabulous and the topiaries are so pretty. Your nativity scene is truly stunning and displayed beautifully. Fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs,marty

  11. Your dining room is gorgeous…I love everything..the reindeer and berry vignette on the table to the Nativity on the buffet. Simply gorgeous! Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

  12. That is room that definitely says Merry Christmas. Your table is so pretty and the deer are just so cool, but that nativity just took my breath away. I love how the star fits in and I have always wanted some palm trees. Where did you find them? So happy you linked up your holiday falir to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  13. says:

    Beautiful! Love the berry trees! The wreath on the mirror is also very lovely! Great job on everything!