Rustic and Refined Christmas Dining Room
I really enjoyed putting my dining room together for Christmas this year.
For some reason, I didn’t agonize over what to do like I normally would.
Almost everything that I used are things that I already had on hand.
I’m pretty sure it helped that I kept my same white tablecloth with a burlap overlay on the table that I used at Thanksgiving.
Did you know that if you spray burlap with hairspray, it will reduce the shedding?
Yep – that’s how we avoided burlap dust in our pecan pie. ;o)
It helped too, that I kept the white tureen out and just removed the mum that it contained for my Thanksgiving table.
And it helped that I kept the same woven straw placemats and my everyday Mikasa Italian Countryside dinnerware and water goblets as part of the place settings.
I just added in some of my Christmas china along with a gold charger.
The gold of the charger plays off of the delicate gold band running around the rim of my Christmas china.
From there it was just a matter of embellishing…
…with several pieces of my heirloom silver that I didn’t even bother to polish…
…and lots of glittery, shiny silver and gold.
My nativity scene resides in this room as well.
All of the figures are so big that I’ve never been able to find a creche large enough to accomodate it and my plans to diy one have never come to fruition.
So this year, I backed it with a chalkboard drawing that mimics the humble stable where the King of Kings was born.
Thank you so much for hanging around and being a part of my life!
I don’t say it nearly enough, but you all mean so much to me.
Your dining room is gorgeous, Suzy! Love the rustic luxe mix! You have done a beautiful job!
Beautiful displays all over your lovely dining room~! it all looks amazing
Suzy, this is all so pretty. Love the twig vase and the deer.
Gorgeous! Love the deer and how your chargers pick up the gold of your chandy!!!
Just stunning, I love it and all the touches. I love the touches of silver and the cake stands and cloches filled with balls. Very pretty.
HI Suzy! OH, your table is most gorgeous! I love your centerpiece and the cloches with the shiny balls and the reindeer! Oh, it’s just gorgeous!
Your Nativity is so pretty too. You’ve done so good.
Be a sweetie,
Suzy it looks great! Im so crushing on rustic Christmas decor this year!
All your Christmas goodness is so beautiful! I love the tablescape!
Suzy…the table is stunning!!…Love the twig centerpiece..so very clever!!…and the chalkboard “creche” is fantastic…see you tonight!
This room is absolutely beautiful. I love the gold and silver touches.
And good for you not agonizing over the tablescape. That’s a great lessons or the rest of us, and I think it’s great that you did a quick-change using some of the same elements you used for Thanksgiving. Proving that you don’t have to have hundreds of different sets of dishes to create beautiful and unique tablescapes.
And I never knew that trick about hairspray on burlap. Must commit that one to memory.
Oh so beautiful! So much eye candy everywhere. The Nativity is beautiful and the chalkboard stable is great. Our Jesus would love your creativity.
Thanks for hosting, Ginger
Your table is stunning! I love it!! What kind of camera do you use? Your pictures look so professional.
Oh, your table is gorgeous… But I love, love, love the way you drew the manger on the chalkboard! That is so creative. I am saving that idea. Happy Holidays!
Suzy, your dining table is gorgeous. I love your unpolished silver. And the Nativity with the chalk board, that, is genius. <3 Merry Christmas! xo
Beautiful and elegant. I don’t do any clasdy decoratibg or design. It’s just not a part of who I am. For you, I truly believe it is a gift from God. When I am at your table and in your home, I feeled pampered and I feel like a princess. Your gifts for decorating and design mixed with your gift for cooking mixed with your spiritual gift of hospitality are truly a blessing to those with whom you share these gifts.
Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.
Suzy – I love your table and all of the sparkles!! This is my first time visiting your blog and I am so jealous that you live so close to Replacements. I would be in real trouble – I absolutely love that place. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
Very festive! Happy Holidays 🙂 Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla
It looks so beautiful. Love the reindeer!
How beautiful and festive! And I love how you used all the ornaments, just beautiful! Merry Christmas!
This is just lovely! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas 🙂
Very lovely! Your ornament accents look so festive and I love the reindeer! Your dish stack is lovely!
I’ll have to remember the hair spray for the burlap part!
Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!