Today is Christmas time in the dining room. I am getting the table ready for the entire family for this Christmas and can’t be happier.
I can’t wait to have the family enjoying food, laughter and storeies at Christmas time. It’s been while since we had a normal Christmas celebration.
If you are visiting from Corine’s from Junk to Gems welcome. She has so much Christmas inspiration to share.
Because we are going to all be together, I’m making sure to not miss a thing and enjoy the process of getting ready for Christmas time in the dinng room.
Of course this means getting my menu down and my baking begun this weekend. I have all sorts of goodies I plan to bake this year. I generally, bake for the family gatherings however, this year is different. Why, you may wonder? Because it’s been too long.
Updating Chargers For Our Christmas Table With A New Craft
First off, I made sure I updated pieces for Christmas. I began this process with updating my dining room chargers. For the most part, I enjoy feeding my family because they enjoy everything I cook and bake.
However, I did this update to fit in with our French home style. Additionally, there’s no better time to make an easy update than to celebrate Christmas time.
When I made the decision to update the chargers for Christmas, I decided to try a new craft.
Here is a project using the technique with these HERE. I will share the full tutorial in a future post for the chargers.
Because I enjoy mixing elegant and natural decor adding greens to the table feels like a no brainer.
Adding Greens To A Jardiniere With Birch Logs As A Christmas Centerpiece
Greens add a soft elegant look in this antique French Jardiniere on our Christmas dining room table. Adding a few birch logs keeps it neutral adding another rustic element.
If you enjoy seeing vintage French style you may enjoy seeing these vintage French pieces. This may give you inspiration for your home. I share links to quite a few easy crafts that make great gift ideas!
I generally, add layers of fake and preserved real greens to the centerpiece in our Christmas time dining room to add a layered realistic look. Scattering pinecones is pretty. I also added a signature of mine, a crown. I have a particular fondness for crowns.
Choosing Dishes For Our Christmas In The Dining Room
For the most part, when adding dishes to my tables I like to combine different patterns. However, this year for Christmas time in the dining room, I’m using my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dishes. Some are antique and a few are newer. Remember mixing old with new pieces is a great money saver.
Keeping with my neutral table theme I added grain sack napkins in soft blue and gray. On top of each place setting I made glitter snowflakes.
Take a look because they are truly easy and budget friendly pieces to add to packages and table settings.
Christmas Pieces In The Rest Of The Dining Room Include Trees And Ornaments
On a small buffet I added plain green snow covered trees to my antique copper Jardiniere with satin ribbon tied to resemble a neck tie on each end. Satin ribbon says Christmas time. In all honesty I have no idea why I haven’t added this to our home before. I love satin ribbon as accents.
After addig these subtle touches I added a deer next to a canvas I made HERE. Here I also share another canvas for another season with a tutorial.
Next is a wreath hanging on an old door. Incidentally, this is an easy and fast tutorial and makes a great gift. You can see this HERE. I share links for all the pieces in the tutorial!
On the cabinet is a piece from France with Christmas time ornaments that are easy and quick to make. Again, you will notice a crown with a Florentine candle holder and a jingle bell wreath.
Lastly in the dining room is a Florentine table with vintage ornaments and satin ribbon for Christmas time in the dining room. The cherub dish and the Floretine candle holder is from one of my favorite Etsy shops HERE. By the way if you enjoy Florentine this is the shop to see.
Let’s See The Christmas Foyer Ready for Family And Friends
Here I keep the foyer realitvely simple. The Bombay chest holds a large piece filled with pinecones. A small Floretine dish from my Fall home tour has a new home for Christmas time. This has acorns, pinecones and walnuts.
This Hazelnut wreath is a favorite. The best part, it works throughtout the winter months. A full tutorial is HERE. Also, this is easy and makes a wonderful gift and is budget friendly!
Next to the Bombay chest is French candle holders with a crown and flameless candle.
Another candle holder has a very special Christmas ornament.
Lastly, a tree filled with an assortment of ornaments that are very special. Most of these ornaments I purchased with my best friend. She loves the Christmas time as much as I do.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our Christmas time in the dining room ready to celebrate with family. If you missed the first part of our tour you can see it HERE.
Now see Coco’s home from The Crowned Goat for her beautiful home sparkling for Christmas!
Are you enjoying Christmas planning too? How about Christmas baking. Let me know, I enjoy connecting with you so much!
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