Hi everyone! Today is the much anticipated "Home for the Holidays" Christmas party thrown by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Click on the button to check out all the other participants. It should be loads of fun and maybe you'll get some ideas that you can still do this year, if not there's always next year!
I'm going to show you my dining room since that's the only room that's actually finished from top to bottom! Now, most of the things I either made myself, recycled from previous years decorations, bought last year after Christmas or found at the thriftstore. It didn't cost a fortune and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
I like to call this "The Tower of Glitter". Imagine James Earl Jones saying it! This is just all the little odds and ends that I couldn't
This three tiered stand is from the thriftstore and is one of my favorite things that I ever got there. You can do so many things with it! It's sitting on a burlap and velvet runner that I made myself. Yep, I sewed!
This is my china tree. I don't have quite enough ornaments to go all the way around! I'll see what I can find at the end of Christmas sales this year. Last year I found nothing! In the mean time, I made two "ornaments" myself.
These are little cups and saucers that I found at Goodwill this summer and I glued (E800) the saucers to the little cups.
I have a few that are actual ornaments that are cups and saucers, teapots, tureens but I also hung a few red and blue transferware demitasse cups to fill in some gaps. You can see a bit of a red one in the photo above. This little teapot ornament is one of my favorites!
This is my dining room china cabinet. Most of the time it houses my white ironstone/creamware collections. For Christmas I decided to add some sparkly silver.
My theme this year is "trees". So on the top of the cabinet I have a variety of trees. Some I made, some were bought and remade and some were bought and kept as is.
Inside my cabinet.
This pretty little frame was found at the beginning of the year at Goodwill - 88 cents! I added the word "Joy".
I found this cute sparkly green tinsel tree at Goodwill this summer and had to have it. It has harlequins on the pot and glitter. Two favorites of mine!
I also wound some pretty wired garland up the chandelier cord and took off the center prism and hung an ornament.
Thank you for dropping by to see my dining room. I hope you enjoyed it! I should have my living room ready to show next week.
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