Today is Christmas time in the dining room. So, 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 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 that’s interesting.
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
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 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 using an easy transfer process. 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. I share links for all the pieces in the tutorial!
Here’s a cabinet I make new with paint in a full tutorial. This needs a visit, the transformastion is huge! Here’s a link to the paint I use for this transofrmation.
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 follow and I share all the details! 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 I’d love for you to visit aans see all the details of our home.
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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31 thoughts on “Christmas Time Dining Room”
Cindy, you have a beautiful home. I love how you decorate with the greenery, soo pretty. And that tree with the special ornaments is just breath taking. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much!
Your home looks beautiful Cindy. I can see the love you put in your home this Christmas season. Thanks for letting us tour your home!
Thank you Terrie!
Gorgeous table, Cindy. Loving that amazing jardinière filled with greens! And your corbels on the doorways; so very beautiful!
Thanks so much Debra!
I pinned so many beautiful things from this post, Cindy! Asalways your French Country touches are amazing and feel so warm and inviting. I’m beyond excited you guys will all have the chance to be together this year. I swear there is nothing more special than gathering around the table to enjoy a meal together. Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your home tour blog hop. It was so much fun! Hugs, CoCo
I’m so excited to have a normal family Christmas! I’m going crazy making things.
Thanks so much for doing it with me
Your dining room looks so pretty, Cindy. I have always been a huge fan of your Friendly Village china.
Your dining room looks just beautiful! The china pattern is one of my favorite Christmas patterns!
Thank you. It’s mine too!
Cindy your dining room looks beautiful! Anyone coming for dinner during the season will love all of your special touches.
Thank you. I can’t wait to have a normal Christmas this year
Love the way you decked out your dining chairs my friend. Lovely!
Thank you Libbie!
Cindy! This is all so gorgeous!! I have to say I love it all, but your centerpiece is outstanding and the little wreaths on the back of the chairs are so elegant and special with their sweet adornment. Looks like a happy holiday in the making!! Enjoy!!
Thank you so much Kim!
Your dining room looks lovely for Christmas, Cindy. The jardinière is beautiful, especially in candlelight. I am loving that print on the wall in the leading photo. It looks 3-D, almost as if you could go right down that little cobblestone path from the dining room, very Narnia-like! Happy holidays!
Thank you so much Rita. Merry Christmas!
Your dining room looks gorgeous all decked for the Holidays, Cindy! You’ve made everything so lovely for your family! I love the crowns and all your vignettes. The Jardinière looks beautiful with all the greens and natural bits and bobs – you know I’m a fan of natural bits and bobs too! Merry Christmas my friend! Pinned this for later!
Thank you so much Jayne! I love bits and bobs just likke you!
Your home looks so magical! So beautiful! I am in love with your china!
Your dining room is beautiful, Cindy. Love your dishes. xo Laura
Cindy, it is elegant and rustic at the same time, with all of your natural touches. I can imagine this dining room in a french country home. Just beautiful!
Thank you so much Amy!
Looks just lovely!
Your dining table looks beautiful, Cindy. I am a fan of brown transferware. I inherited some from my grandmother and treasure them. Your table arrangement is beautiful. I love all of the greenery.