Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas 2013: Living and Dining Room

Hello friends! Are you loving all the Christmas house tours going on right now in the blog world? I know I am! I am hoping to join in Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk again, so I thought I would do a post on each room and then join her party with a complete tour. So today I'm sharing our living and dining room.

It was so fun to finally have a full size tree to decorate. We purchased this 7.5' one at Home Depot this year and I love its presence in the room.

The console table got lots of mercury glass and greenery of course, and the built ins have just a few subtle touches for Christmas warmth.

I mostly added greenery to the existing decor in the shelves, but I did tuck a few of my favorite little Christmas decorations in too.

I've seen my little church under a cloche from last year all over Pinterest so I decided to continue the tradition : )

I bought the white pinecone vase filler at Target, and the little rattan sleigh is still one of my favorite Christmas decorations (from the Target dollar bin a few years back).


I added white poinsettias to my favorite trophy and a whispy pine wreath to the arched mirror. Not big changes but they definitely make it feel much more Christmas-y in here.

I'm really pleased with how the tree turned out. I used clip on white poinsettias from the Dollar Tree to make a statement, and filled in with all my mercury glass and silver ornaments I already had. It just shows you don't have to spend a lot to get an expensive look. I think the poinsettias make it feel so elegant, but you'd never know where they came from : ) The silver tree skirt is from TJ Maxx.

In our dining room I simply added pine boughs to the chandelier as well as a bowl of mercury glass and greenery as the centerpiece.

These beautiful pinecone and acorn ornaments came from White x White at Bottoms Up.

I set the table with Cake Kitchen Paper placemats for a festive touch.

It's amazing what a little greenery and a few pinecones can do to dress things up for the season. I really think simple decor is best!

And I just have to share my great find for over the TV. I scored these mirrored stars for about $7 each at TJ Maxx. I knew they would be perfect above our TV for the holidays, and I may even leave them up year round. I had pinned similar stars from Pottery Barn for $89...I'd say I got the better deal! : )

Thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

{live beautifully}


  1. Everything looks so pretty! :)

  2. It all looks lovely! Love the touches of green!

  3. Very pretty. Luv the white and green.. fresh !

  4. Your new home is so beautiful!! All the sparkly Christmas decor looks so good with your lovely white and gray home! Is there any way you could make the photos on your blog larger? I'd love to see your gorgeous home in big full pictures. :)

  5. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  6. Hi there! Stopping by to say congratulations on being featured by Midwest Living, favorite holiday blogger projects! Have a great week! Michelle @ Dandelion Patina

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! Your sense of style comes through all your designs. You are displaying a "Cloche" over a heavy base with feet. I can only hope you can give me a source to find this base.


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