Come on in! Last Friday I showed you my family room, where we go all out with the red and white for Christmas. Today I thought I’d show you my dining room, where I went with lots of white, silver, and gold. I actually had red and white in here a couple of Christmases ago, too, but it just didn’t look right with the furniture and colors. I changed it to this last year and loved it.
I had never had a white tree before we got this one, but I always wanted one. They remind me of childhood Christmases at my Grandma Leota’s house. She always had a white tree in her front window.
The thing I love about white trees is how they kind of glow at night when the lights are on.
I have a thing for mercury glass. Can’t get enough of the stuff.
I had fun playing around with the table settings. I’m not much of a cook, but don’t worry–if you come over for dinner, I won’t really serve you pine cones to eat. Ha.
It’s a small room–about 10′ x 12′–because it was originally a sitting room that no one ever really sat in. Over the last few years we put in hardwood floors, the chair rail and crown molding, and a chandelier to turn it into a dining room.
It will never be fancy or formal (the table and chairs are from IKEA, the rug is from Overstock.com, and the window treatments are West Elm), but it’s a cozy spot that I love to linger in. This is where we play family games on Friday nights because the table is just the right size–not too big, not too small!
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