Christmas Dining Room Tour
My dining room is my favorite room in my house. When I first bought my hundred-year-old house in 2017, it was the hidden room. The room no one could see. I did a total remodel of the kitchen and removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room.
This year, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for my Christmas decor theme. I accidentally decorated my dining room buffet and I loved it. What happened was I was trying to sort my mercury glass Christmas trees and candle holders. I put them all on my buffet. And when I came back from a quick errand, I saw it with fresh eyes and I loved it!
I’m trying not to buy any more new Christmas decor items. I just have too much! I also noticed my favorite red and green Christmas runner had a beautifully textured cream lining on the back. So I just used it upside down this year!
I LOVE white lights! I think it’s because winter is so gloomy and these lights brighten up and cheer up my home. I had a little flocked tree that I purchased at a bargain price last year. It’s amazing what a little fluffing and will do to a cheap tree out of the box.
I have wooden boxes in my basement and I grabbed one for the base of the tree. It did take a bit of balancing but I love the look! I just didn’t feel like doing some kind of skirt this year. I do think the box adds a little more texture and interest to the Christmas display. I love how everything reflects in the buffet mirror.
My dining room table centerpiece was a quick switch from my fall centerpiece. Here is what I have for Christmas.
My fall dining room centerpiece was just as simple. Here it is! If you click on the link, I show you how I put it together.
The boxwood is from my backyard. It’s been in my house since early October and has totally kept its color.
I even kept the buffalo plaid runner from fall to Christmas on my dining room table. I knew I was going to be busy, so that was the plan! All I did was switch out the fall decor elements for Christmas ones! It was a huge time-saver and I will be doing that in future years.
I’m also totally loving the ‘fake’ timed candles with the little flickering flame. I have all the timers in my house turn on at 4:30 so that my house has pretty lights on and it’s not dark and depressing in the winter!
I just totally love my dining room buffet. It was a gift from the owners of my house when I bought it! One family had been in the house for 3 generations. This buffet belonged here and I can’t help but think of all the special celebrations this buffet has been a part of!
I think the reason why I love the mercury glass on it is that it keeps that vintage look. I just love that nook with the vintage buffet and the original leaded glass window.
Let me show you a picture of the dining room and the kitchen after I removed the wall between them. You’ll be able to see why I love this dining room so much! It’s a fall picture from 2018 but, you get the idea! Yes, this room is one of the reasons I bought this total fixer-upper!
Oh, this picture reminded me. I also added a little festive cheer to the original chandelier. This was just an inexpensive piece from a garland that I purchased last year from Target.
Thanks so much for visiting the tour of my Christmas dining room! Let me share some other posts about my home. It has been a ton of work with a lot of renovations!