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!

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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.

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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?!

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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}.

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

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

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

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

 

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15 comments on “My Elegant Christmas Dining Room”

  1. 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.

    • 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

    • 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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