My Sister's Romantic Christmas Dining Room

Last week I was down in Pennsylvania to help my sister Kim decorate for the holidays. The main room she wanted to concentrate on was the dining room. You see Kim recently begun dating someone who she thinks is pretty special and she wanted to dazzle him with her culinary skills, but the setting had to be just right. So we thought it would be romantic to fill the dining room with beautiful Christmas candlelight, plenty of greens and the sparkle of little twinkle lights on the banister.

As you can see the gold tones of the room lends itself perfectly to the color red, which has been generously dispersed throughout the entire space.

A rich red runner was placed under the greens of Kim's candle centerpiece.

On the buffet we placed pretty red candle holders so the light will be enhanced as it is reflected by the mirror.

 On each china place setting is a small festive wreath which has been topped off with two napkins cinched together with a wicker ring for a nice blend of both casual and elegance.

Kim did purchase new gold chargers and pretty red wine glasses from Home Goods.

The twinkle lights on the banister provide a magical glow, while potted red poinsettias on the steps add a festive touch.

And now my sister has the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two. All that's needed is a little Johnny Mathis on the stereo and a small piece of mistletoe to ensure a goodnight kiss!


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  1. Barbara. how sweet of you to help your sister decorate! The setting is lovely; and those pops of red really do shine in the dining room! It's beautiful! Best wishes to Kim!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and so romantic too! So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. I hope your sister Kim can find true love again. Who knows? Thanks for sharing her lovely home.

  3. Kim's dining room is beautiful! Something tells me he'll like it. ♥

  4. It looks fabulous Barb. Hope Kim had an awesome night.

  5. If this does't dazzle him, I don't know what will. lol! It certainly does look romantic, but yet cozy! Oh, and I love Johnny Mathis! Thanks for sharing her lovely dining room!

  6. Her dining room looks so lovely and so inviting for the holiday season.

  7. Very sweet...and what a caring sister you are. Lovely dining room, too! :)

  8. Your sisters dining room looks absolutely beautiful Barbara!!

  9. Oh, Barbara. You have done an outstanding job for your sister. Everything looks gorgeous and very special. I hope it was a special time for her (has it happened yet?) I teared up reading your post script. I'm so happy that she has this chance again..Merry Christmas to you and all your family..Judy

  10. I almost didn't notice and read your postscript. So glad I did. It's wonderful that you felt and still speak so highly of Charlie. I hope this new person will be as special, and she will have a new life with him. You two did a great job on her room. Merry Christmas to all of you!...Kim J.

  11. A beautiful traditional Christmas dining room indeed. It would have been interesting to have seen the before picture, however, I also forget to take a before photo until I am half way down with my project. Lol. Merry Christmas.

  12. That is so pretty, Barbara---everything that is! Just beautiful. Your sister must be thrilled. I LOVE a boxwood wreath. I should have clipped mine earlier but didn't get it done. xo Diana

  13. Tears in my eyes...I wish nothing but good for your sister and you!


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