‘A partridge in a pear tree’ is the theme for my dining room, well, minus the partridge, with sugared fruits, pine cones, and metallic ornaments. I love the softness of the colors and the mix of traditional with the rustic making my home feel elegant but inviting at Christmas time.
For the dining room table, I decided to make a display with this vintage dome covered cheese board and silver tray. As I was putting it all together, I realized I had a candle holder in the same color as the cheese board. I thought I would experiment by putting the cheese board on top of the candle holder to give it some height. In the end, I omitted the candle holder. I just liked it better without it, but that’s the fun of decorating. You get to decide what you like best!
There is a china cabinet on the one end of the dining room full of my treasured finds that have been gifted to me or picked up at estate, garage, and antique sales. I thought this basket with its winter scene was a perfect unexpected addition along with some cone shaped trees wrapped in ribbon displayed on top of the cabinet.
On the opposite side of the dining room, I have a built-in buffet. Every year I display a glass cake stand with sugared fruit, ornaments, and pine cones flanked by glittery pine sprigs. Normally I would hang a wreath above. However, earlier this year, I made this picture display out of a vintage frame I refurbished with chalk paint in a color called seaglass and weathered with brown furniture wax. I thought, “What a perfect way to display some of my ornaments that didn’t make it on the tree this year.”
I hung the frame on a silver decorative command strip hook that would be easy to remove without damaging the mirror after the holidays. I like the way the ornaments reflect off the mirror to give it depth and fullness making it look as if I hung double the ornaments.
Thank you for checking out how I deck my halls at the holidays. Let me know what you think by leaving your comments below!