Christmas 2010: Dining Room and Family Room

More decorations??  Just a few…..  I’ve also shared my living room and kitchen this holiday season if you missed these posts.

We never ever use our dining room now that we have a bright and sunny eat in kitchen.  This view is from the living room.  The paint color in the picture is a lot brighter than it appears in real life.  The chairs were my great grandmother’s and are the main reason we don’t entertain in this space.  I love how they look, but they are not especially comfortable.  I am lucky to have inherited them and I still treasure them, even if I don’t like to sit in them.




I created a centerpiece using “Christmas tree” cones from last year’s mantel. 


{Last year’s mantel}



I glittered pinecones green to add contrast to the red trees, faux snow, and silver balls.




My buffet never seemed quite right, but at this point, I doubt that I’ll make any changes.



Come on into the family room. 



I bought these cute vintage looking candles at the Vermont Country Store last Christmas.  Of course I’d forgotten all about them, so they were a surprise when I found them in a storage container.  I bought the clock with one of my first teacher paychecks!




The egg box was used to ship eggs from one relative in Roanoke to her sister in DC.  Granny passed it on to me.



Silver, brown, and red look good together.



I’ve had this piece for years and years. 


Isn’t it fun to decorate for Christmas?  I get so much pleasure out of my decorations.  It’s snowing here today, there’s no school, and I intend to enjoy a full day in the house being domestic.  Have a great Thursday!


  1. Paula, I’m just lovin this tour of your home. Every thing looks so festive, your tree is just beautiful. How about buying a wreath and setting the bowl from the sideboard in it? Just a thought. Merry Christmas.

  2. Your dining room is gorgeous and how wonderful to have such precious heirlooms. Love your familyroom also. Your tree and all of your decor is beautiful. Have a super day and stay warm. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love your antique buffet. And the decorations are simple & perfect! The reindeer and sleigh is adorable, too! Is Christmas really next week? Wow!

  4. How festive everything looks. I love your red trees. I have similar candles fro the VCS. Don’t you just love their things?!

    Happy Holidays, Paula!


  5. I’m with you! I love my Christmas decorations. Yes, it’s a good bit of work to get them out each year, but they give so much pleasure.

    Those candles from VCS may be the cutest little candles I’ve ever seen! 🙂

  6. Paula, your dining room is beautiful! I LOVE the color on the walls. 🙂 The bowl on the sideboard is perfect–simple and lovely! Your tree is beautiful too. You have such a pretty home!

  7. Hi Paula! What a beautiful room! Love those vintage candles! And your cones are so pretty and fun! Merry Christmas!…hugs…Debbie

  8. Love the color of your dining room.

    So glad your sharing your home..I love seeing how people decorate their homes during the seasons. Love to see your bedrooms and baths also. I am a house lover.

    I like the brown, red and silver also. I am using that on my piano. I hope to get all my Christmas decor out this weekend.

    Never seen an egg box. Interesting piece.

  9. Oh yeah enjoy your snow day…we are suppose to get some rain but at least it has warmed up some…It has been pretty cold down here in Ga.

  10. It’s been awhile since I”ve checked in on you… your home looks soo beautiful. Love how you are able to change things around each year.How’s your tennis? Quinessential Procrastinator/from Nebraska.

  11. Thanks for sharing.

    I love finding Christmas goodies I bought then forgot about, as long as I find them BEFORE the next Christmas!

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