The Christmas Dining Room and a Home Tour

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend . . .

I am sure you were all putting your finishing touches to your Holiday preparations.

Me??? . . . I still have a long list and checking it twice!

In the meantime, the dining room was dressed with greenery and simple decor . . .

Even the hubby gave it a thumbs up!…As we use this room every day!

Dining Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I placed my bottle brush trees in a silver trophy bowl to be able to contain

an arrangement for easy removal from the table.

A good thing when we use this table often.

Dining Room Centerpiece-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Centerpiece/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

I added some battery powered twig lights for a bit of sparkle.

Dining Room Centerpiece/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Pinecones just seemed to be the right texture and color to add to compliment the

cardinals and the very large silver antlers.

Dining Room Centerpiece/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Dining Room/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Glass bird ornament/Housepitality Designs

Just added lots of greenery this year to the chandelier and some pretty gold birds.

This room has terrific light throughout most of the day . . . especially in the morning.

Dining Room Chandelier/Housepitality Designs

I just love to see the sun come streaming through the windows.

Dining Room Centerpiece/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

I have a set of antler napkin rings from Pottery Barn and I keep them close by . . .

~ ~ by just incorporating them into the centerpiece. Talk about double duty!

Form and function!

Dining Room Hutch/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Dining Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Greenery added to the top of the hutch with a few ornaments to embellish a little. 🙂

Dining Room Hutch/Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Hutch/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Added several ornaments and vintage postcards . . .

Christmas 2014-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Sitting Area/Housepitality Designs

Dining Room/Christmas 2014/Housepitality Designs

Even with the omission of the dining room tree this year, I feel as if there is still

just enough . . . just enough Holiday decor to make it festive.

The lovely ladies of 11 Magnolia Lane are featuring me today

as part of their Holiday Open House Tour, where 13 Holiday Home Tours are being presented

from December 4th through the 20th. So I hope you hop on over and see my tour!



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  1. You sure know how to decorate for the holidays. I have enjoyed all your Christmas decor. I do have to say I love the touches of the vintages postcards. I have a few in my house and just love bringing them out every year. I used to collect postcards when I was young so I guess I have a thing for them.
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Love your chandelier! Where did you get it?

  3. Shirley, your home is lovely! Your dining room is very festive even without your tree!Your Waterford really sparkles on your hutch! I love the greenery in your chandelier. The Woodlands’ theme is one of my favorites! Well done!

  4. Your dining room looks gorgeous Shirley and I love the branches all lit up and sparkling in the centerpiece. Just beautiful!

  5. Your dining room looks very festive. I love the greenery on the hutch with the bells hanging down

  6. Just beautiful Shirley!

  7. Barbara Bussey says

    Looking wonderful, Shirley! Merry Christmas!

  8. You do such a beautiful job! It’s alot of work to make it look so effortless! Love the lit branches. Never saw them before.

  9. Shirley…love your tackle centerpiece. Silver bowl so gorgeous! Sheila

  10. Shirley,
    Everything is so pretty, inviting and merry. Love all your Christmas touches. Happy new week my friend.

  11. Shirley, your dining room is so beautiful! I love your table centerpiece and the way you’ve decorated your hutch for the holidays. I’m having serious hutch envy! 🙂
    Merry Christmas, dear friend!

  12. So pretty Shirley, love bottle brush trees. I have many but still want more. The chandelier is a great touch. That’s a goal for me next year


  13. Just gorgeous! And thanks so much for such good ideas. I’m going to put some greenery in my chandelier in the dining room. You inspire me!

  14. Hi Shirley, Your dining room is gorgeous and I love the table arrangement you created. Love your hutch and all the special touches. Simply an inspiring setting. Thank you for the tour!
    Have a wonderful week.

  15. Your dining room table is lovely and so is the hutch. Everything works so well together. The light you get in your dining room is great. Thanks for the tour – your home is very festive.
    I’m almost done, just a few tweaks here and there. Still have to go Christmas shopping, no one as given me a list. I find that is better for me since the kids live far away. Oh well, I’ll just have to roll with the punches.
    Have a wonderful week Shirley and I am sure that little sweetie is so excited for Christmas to arrive.

  16. I love how you decorated your dining room Shirley. Just enough on the table that you use everyday. The vintage post cards caught my eye…..

  17. So beautiful Shirley!! I love the golden trees in your centerpiece!

    The Arts by Karena

  18. Shirley, you don’t miss a single detail! I love all of your holiday decor; and your dining room looks lovely! Where you get the energy to do all of this, I will never know…lol! Your home tour is beautiful, as well. You have the perfect holiday home!

  19. Love all the little details and the fresh greenery. Merry Christmas.

  20. Every single holiday touch is perfectly gorgeous, Shirley!! Love how you’ve decorated your dining room…the centerpiece is so elegant in its simplicity, and I adore how you styled your hutch for Christmas!
    Mary Alice

  21. Awesomely pretty! Love your hutch!!!

  22. So beautiful! You’re amazing, Shirley! 🙂

  23. You must be about finished with your decorating, and it is all tieing together beautifully. I like the trees in the silver bowl. Since I’m not doing a whole lot of decorating I’m enjoying yours immensely.

  24. Your dining room looks just beautiful! I love everything you do, you know that:) I keep forgetting to put greenery on my chandelier! I FINALLY have a chandy that I can decorate so that is tomorrows joob!!! Now I will go see your tour!

  25. Very pretty and festive, Shirley! It’s always a plus when the hubs give it a thumbs up! : )

  26. Another showstopper, Shirley! I love all of the greenery you added to the chandelier … there is “more” than “just enough” Christmas in here (it’s gorgeous), and I know that your holiday meals will last a long time in here as everyone will want to linger!

  27. pretty shirley. i love the light in that room.

  28. Love your chandy decorated for Christmas Shirley and your trophy bowl with your bottle brush trees! Your bits of greenery look so pretty and festive on your hutch, I love that idea instead of using just an entire garland!

  29. Your dining area looks wonderful! I think you have just the right amount of decorating in there. Love the details on the hutch. I decorated my dining table and used a bowl with a bottle brush tree in it- I need to get it posted. Love how you did yours!

  30. It looks beautiful Shirley! Have a wonderful week.

  31. What a beautiful room Shirley, so cozy and festive for the holidays. Your bottle brush centerpiece is so pretty and I love those lights you added!

  32. Your dinning room looks gorgeous! Every detail is just perfect. Merry Christmas!

  33. Love the decorations in your dining room. How clever that you added those lighted twigs a gorgeous touch!
    Have a great day

  34. I agree, that you’ve done just enough in there. Your greenery in the chandelier and the wreath on the window really warm up the space and make it Christmasy. Your centerpiece is so creative too. Love the eclectic mix of things in that bowl.

  35. Alycia nichols says

    Beyond magnificent, Shirley! There are sore thumbs all over the place from giving you a big ol’ thumbs up along with your husband!

  36. It all looks adorable… Just the right touches…

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