The Christmas Dining Room

It is finished!

The dining room that is.

(and this may win the title of Picture Heavy Post 2012!)

I’m happy with it.

I took all the colors out of the house and Christmas decor this winter and stuck with silver, gold, white and green.

I guess those are “colors’, but I’m enjoying the color calmness this year!

I thought I would “whip together” this chair slips/covers….what are these called anyways, does anyone know?

Whatever they are called, they took longer than expected (doesn’t everything?).

You can read about my Junk Centerpiece that I found while running,

and I’ll have tutorials for the name holders and the chair “slips” soon.

My only purchases were these sliver plate chargers, and the bird/pinecone greenery on the chair slips.

I purchased these stars from the dollar store too.

The entire room is a little fancier than I normally would do, but it all just came together this way.

 Do you think of an idea before you start decorating and create/purchases all the pieces necessary?

Or do you just throw the things you have together and see how it works out?

 I have to say, I do more of the latter.

Although I always seem to pick up a few Dollar Store additions despite what I start with.

 Funny how that is.

Do you like where the watermark is? I had to put it there, because I didn’t realize there was a pile of kids coats there when I took the picture….and I’m only so good at Photoshop, so my “faux baseboard” just wasn’t coming together, hence the name covering it.

….just keepin it real.

 I contemplated doing one post for the table and one for the dining room,

but there’s not much more to the dining room than the table, so here it is….all in one lump sum.

 I hope your week has been wonderful and you’ve been enjoying something festive.

Happy end of the week!



  1. Love those burlap chair wraps

  2. Very pretty Katie!

  3. Wow love the arrangement of your dining table and love to have a sit and enjoy eating Christmas recipe such as ham recipes, Christmas desserts, and Christmas casseroles.

  4. That was total eye candy! Loved every single picture! I’m with you, I generally just go for it and let things fall into place; if (and that is a big if) I ever start with a plan I usually abandon ship mid way through. I’d be a horrible sailor.
    Awesome job with you dining room! I came away with a ton of ideas, so thank you!

  5. Your dinning room is amazing. I love all the sparkle. And I adore your chair slipcovers, they look amazing.

  6. OMG this is so cozy and pretty and stylish at the same time! You had me at burlap, Katie:) But I also love the star place cards, very creative 🙂

  7. Beautiful! though I would like a tiny bit of greenery on those gorgeous wrought iron sconces at the back. They look a little lonely.

  8. I love the little silver tin pails. Where did you find those?

  9. I love the tin pails on the table. Where did you find those?

    • I’m pretty sure I picked them up at the dollar section at Target a couple years ago. Either that, or they were on clearance at a material store. –Katie

  10. It all looks beautiful. It feels warm and wonderful- Love your use of burlap, too. xo Diana

  11. Looks Gorgeous! I love those chair covers with the festive greens on the back, so clever!

  12. Katie- It looks absolutely beautiful. really love how festive the chairs look. You did a wonderful job-xo Diana

  13. It all looks so beautiful Katie! I just love the chair slips. Those are fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us at Inspiration Friday!

  14. It’s just gorgeous! I love the elegant colors!

  15. Your dining room is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  16. Love your dining room, especially the chair slips (I’ll just go with whatever name you tell me it is! LOL) and the chandelier! I’ve seen chandeliers with greenery before, but the way you styled the greens has it looking like it just grew there instead of “Oh, someone placed them there for the holidays!” Lots to admire in this room – and love being able to see your gorgeous Xmas tree in the other room too!

  17. I love all the greenery! It looks like you spent hours and hours contemplating exactly where each piece was going to go and it looks like it cost you hundreds from decor stores. What a fantastic job!

  18. This is really adorable! Love the burlap and all the sparkles! Sophisticated without screaming Christmas! I would love if you would share this at my blog hop

  19. Your dining room is amazing. You make me want to paint my dining set black 😉

    I’m having a FACEBOOK social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your facebook.

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

  20. Beautiful!

  21. Fab! LOVE the chair slips! Smiles, Jill

  22. Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :).

  23. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Hi Katie, Your dining room is beautifully decorated for Christmas. I love the chair wraps. Thank you for sharing your Christmas decorating at the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

  25. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic week ahead!

  26. Thanks for the feature! I hope you both had a wonderful Christmas!


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