Oh my what a busy month this is, where does the time go? As hard as I try, I just can never seem to manage to keep up with the hectic pace of the season. Last year I was not so great about showing you our home decorated for the holidays, ok I was terrible. I didn’t share a single picture until Christmas day, talk about procrastination! So, I am trying my best to make up for it this year and looking at the calendar I am running out of time, yikes! I think the only way I could ever pull together a full holiday house tour would be to start decorating in October and I’m not quite sure how my family would feel about that. As soon as I start to see other bloggers sharing their tours I realize how far behind I am. My goal for next year is to try to figure out a way to get all those holiday decorations up more quickly!
The only rooms in our home that get decked out for holidays are the family room, dining room and now the back porch and few things in the living room. We don’t have tons of storage space, so that keeps me from going overboard with the decorations. Although, I think if I tried really hard I could manage to squeeze another box or two into the garage.
Today, I am excited to share our dining room decorated in my favorite holiday colors of red and green. Later this week I promise to finally show you the porch and just in case you missed it you can see our family room here.
Since we moved into our home I have decorated the dining room pretty much the same way, just a few little changes each year.
You might recognize a few things on the dining room table as I also used them in my Thanksgiving tablescape. However, this time I had fun mixing a few patterns and colors together of dishes that I have been collecting.
The gold napkin rings are from Pier One. To add a little holiday cheer I tied some red ribbon around them along with a few tiny ornaments.
I have had this centerpiece for years and I still love it!
The same goes for the garland above the hutch. I keep thinking I need to try something new, but I enjoy the festive touch it adds and the pretty lights.
To make this tree look a little different this year, I added some lights, placed it in a ceramic bowl and surrounded it with ornaments.
Last year our Christmas tree filled a big open space in between the dining and living room, I am really missing the coziness it added. I may just need to add a second tree next year, which would be a first for our family.
Well, that’s our dining room all decked out for Christmas, hope you enjoyed the tour!