My Elegant Christmas Dining Room

Since today is the first day of December, I figured it was a good day to share Christmas in my dining room!  I started decorating earlier than usual this year so that I could have my Christmas tree up for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas tour.  {You can see my tree HERE} The upside to decorating early is that I can enjoy it for longer.  The downside is that fresh greenery isn’t available before Thanksgiving where I live!  So what’s a girl to do?  Use boxwood, of course!

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Christmas-2015-C

 

In keeping with my Christmas tree in the adjacent living room, I decided to skip the color red this year and instead decorate with silver, gold, blue, and white.

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Table-Christmas-2015-A

 

I used my favorite Ironstone tureen as a centerpiece and added white taper candles.  A white feather boa fills in the space nicely and represents snow at the same time!TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Ironstone-Centerpiece-Christmas-2015

 

And in all sincerity, I am in *love* with this boxwood wire ribbon that I picked up.  I adds just enough color and interest to the candles, don’t you think?!

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Snowy-Candestick-Christmas-2015

 

The numbers came off the back of my chairs and in their place, I added my very favorite mini boxwood wreaths on the backs of the chairs {I secured them with long pins}.

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Chair-Wreath-2-Christmas-2015

 

 

The place settings are very simple silver chargers with white and blue dishes.

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Place-Setting-Christmas-2015

 

A rustic bell and some boxwood and a bit of interest to the center of each plate.

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Bell-and-Boxwood-Place-Setting-Christmas-2015

 

My chandelier looked a little under-dressed once the table was set, but with no greenery available, I had to come up with a new plan.  Feather boas and bells it is!

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Chandelier-Christmas-2015

 

When moving things around to accommodate the Christmas tree in the living room, I discovered that my stack of vintage suitcases fit perfectly in the dining corner underneath my wall of serving platters.  I like them in this new spot so much I think I’ll leave them here year-round!

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Chair-Vintage-Suitcases-Christmas-2015

 

I put an extra platter, some towels, and serving pieces on the top within easy reach of the table.

TIDBITS&TWINE-Dining-Room-Christmas-Vignette-2015

 

 

With the dining room done, I’ve moved on to other parts of the house which I’ll share with you over the next week.

TIDBITS&TWINE-French-Dining-Room-Christmas-2015-c

 

I think it’s safe to assume the boxwood and boa theme will continue, though…. :)

 

Tidbits&Twine - Signature

 

 

 

 

Saring at: Savvy Southern Style

14 comments on My Elegant Christmas Dining Room

    • Tidbits&Twine
      December 1, 2015 at 4:59 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Kris!! :) Kim

      Reply
  1. Joanne
    December 1, 2015 at 4:14 PM (2 years ago)

    I like your thinking outside the box way of decorating for Christmas. Who thinks of using a boa? Those bells are perfect. Are they old or did you purchase them somewhere recently? I’d love to have some great old (or old looking ) bells.

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      December 1, 2015 at 4:59 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Joanne!! Those bells are actually new from Hobby Lobby. I think they came in a pack of 6 for $5 {or something like that after the sale price}. I also bought a box rustic bells in various sizes from HomeGoods recently and those are the bells that I have on top of the plates. Good luck with your search!! :) Kim

      Reply
  2. Ashley Harding
    December 1, 2015 at 5:10 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the non-traditional holiday approach you took! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous and inviting. Have a wonderful holiday season!

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      December 1, 2015 at 5:15 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Ashley! This approach was unintentional, but I’m happy with how it turned out. Changing things up can be fun! Happy holidays! :) Kim

      Reply
  3. Lisa williams
    December 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM (2 years ago)

    Very elegant! Very beautiful

    Reply
  4. At Rivercrest Cottage
    December 1, 2015 at 5:51 PM (2 years ago)

    Enjoyed your tour of the dining room. Beautiful as always, I think yours is my favorite dining room ever.

    Reply
  5. Peggy
    December 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM (2 years ago)

    You are a breath of fresh air! I have always loved blue and silver for Christmas. The rustic bells and boa are the perfect final touch!

    Reply
  6. Karen Estrada
    December 2, 2015 at 7:40 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the mix of elegant with the rustic (like the bells) and like the boxwood. Had to laugh at your “snow”– great idea! I love shabby chic and also love rustic, rusty, etc. and have a mixture myself. All told, very nice job!

    Reply
  7. Angelina
    December 2, 2015 at 8:39 PM (2 years ago)

    I just LOVE those mini boxwood wreaths that are hanging on the back of your chairs!

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      December 10, 2015 at 7:41 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi Angelina! Thank you…I love them too and use them all over the house! They are from AntiqueFarmhouse. :)

      Reply
  8. Rhonda Scantland
    March 22, 2016 at 4:02 PM (2 years ago)

    Where can I find the boxwood wired ribbon?

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      March 25, 2016 at 7:31 AM (1 year ago)

      I bought it online at Factory Direct Craft. :)

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *






Google