A Dining Room Dressed for the Holidays

I love love love Christmas and I simply adore a festive table. I like to incorporate all of the elements in my dining room in an effort to create a warm holiday feel. This year I wanted to use as many natural materials in my decorating as possible, but I also decided to give this space a little bling by adding touches of gold...Everywhere!

I took my cue from the table runner which I've had for umpteen years and actually haven't used in a while. The runner has pine cones, holly and greens, so I wanted to take the colors and the theme straight across the whole table setting. For my centerpiece I bought three plastic plant pots at Walmart for just a few dollars and spray painted them gold. Then I took some branches from my yard and sprayed them white, and placed them in the pots which I filled with floral foam. Green moss, more greens, pine cones and gold ribbon finished off the arrangement.

A Chirstmas ball was placed in each coffee cup for color and interest, plus I love this shade of green, and I put pine cones in gold votive holders and used them to display my place cards.

As a final touch I dressed up my chairs with gold gilded white bows and added a spray of greens to each one. Some white pine garland was draped over the top of the curtain rod and a plain green wreath was hung between the windows. I also placed some loose greens from my yard on the chandelier and looped old gold napkin rings around each candlestick.

I host Christmas Eve every year, so hopefully for my dinner guests, my dining room will add to the magic of this very special evening!

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  1. absolutely GORGEOUS GLIMMERS OF GOLD!!! love it love it love it! hugs and thanks for sharing!

  2. Very nice table setting.

    Regards from Sweden

  3. WOW! Your tablescape is fantastic!
    I love how you decorated your chandelier and chairs to make the whole room so festive.


  4. Oh how pretty this is. Love your table all ready for Christmas dinner.

  5. Your table and dining room looks awesome. I love your twigs arrangement and the use of greens everywhere. The chair bows add a great look. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  6. So simple and yet so elegant! Love it all :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  7. This is beautiful!! I love the bows on the chairs!! Fabulous! I'm a new follower!!

  8. Your table is beautiful. I have the same china, but different Christmas salad plates. I love how you put an ornament into the cups. We host Christmas Eve, but we have such a large crowd that I resort to paper plates or I would never get out of the kitchen!

  9. Hi Barbara,

    What a beautiful Dining Room!
    It is so warm and cozy, love the table runner...
    I have just become your newest follower!
    All the Best,

  10. Your tablescape is stunning. So many thoughtful, creative details. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty space. I'm sure your Christmas Eve guests will be "wow'd". I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and say 'hi' back.

  11. Hi Barbara,

    Love your Dining Room it is so warm and cozy!
    The greenery certainly says Christmas! The table runner is lovely too!
    I have just become a new follower!
    All the Best,

  12. Barbara, this is such an elegant table! Just stunning! I just love the glamour of it all! Thanks for sharing!

  13. All I can say is "Wow". Stunning.

  14. This is beautiful. I love all the natural elements. Lovely table. Please stop by and visit sometime. I am your newest follower and over from Wow Us Wednesday!

  15. I love the mix of elegance and woodsy feel of your table setting! It's just LOVELY!! Going back for a second look!
    I'm a new follower, and I would love for you to stop by for a visit:)

  16. Such a lovely table and I really like the simplicity of it. Of course, one can never go wrong with using a lot of natural materials. Beautiful!!!!!

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  17. Beautiful table, just beautiful. I love the simplicity of the Lenox china and your crystal d'arquis champagne goblets are so elegant. Very nicely done.

  18. Your tablescape is fabulous! Everything is just perfect from the centerpieces to the chandelier and chair. It's a festive place to dine!

    Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

  19. I love this tablescape. It is beautiful. I also have the Lenox Eternal china and it is such a classic, timeless pattern.

  20. This is beautiful, Barbara, and so perfect for the season! You do a really great job with making all the bows! I struggle with that particular task. I have ZERO patience! :-) The touches of nature are a great juxtaposition to the glitzy gold touches. Very nice!

  21. Truly beautiful. Love your Lennox china and as for the gold, it is timeless I think. I have been reading that it is making a comeback but really, it never left. :0 Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  22. What a gorgeous and inviting table! I'm coveting your Lenox china. The little pots with sticks added are really cute.

  23. Your dining room looks great! It's casually elegant which is my style of choice.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  24. I am in love with your whole dining room. Your table is very, very pretty. I love your centerpiece and your plates and love what you did to the hanging light....Christine

  25. Very festive! I love all of your natural elements. Happy Holidays. I would love for you to share this at our {Home for the Holidays} Link Party every Friday in December at The Corson Cottage ~ Carrie

  26. How beautiful this is...when my dining room grows up, I hope she looks JUST LIKE YOURS. :))
    xo bj

  27. Love this- just beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  28. Thanks so much for linking up at {Home for the Holidays} at The Corson Cottage! Be sure to stop back next Friday to see who gets featured for the week! Carrie

  29. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love your tablescape! If you ever have a yard sale, I want to be the first to know! I'll drive a great distance to snatch up all your pretties!!! All the details are spectacular!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!!!
    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com


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