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Christmas Tour of the Formal Living Room and Dining Room

I recently shared the Christmas Mantel in our formal living room and today I’m sharing the rest of this room’s decor along with the Christmas decor in our dining room.Christmas in the Formal Living Room - See how a home is decorated for Christmas using a collection antique and vintage items. #christmas #christmashomedecor #christmasdecor #christmasdecoration #vintagechristmasdecor

I’m joining a talented group of blogging friends for a It’s a Wonderful House Christmas Home Tours hosted by Angelina of Petite Haus.  If you’ve never seen Angelina’s beautiful home, I encourage you to visit her blog.  If you are here from Raising a Farmhouse, welcome!  I know you enjoyed seeing Summer’s lovely home decorated for Christmas.

You’ll find links to all of the bloggers’ homes shared at the end of this post.

It's a Wonderful House Christmas Home Tours

Christmas in the Formal Living Room

I called this year’s Christmas mantel a Traditional Southern Christmas Mantel since it incorporates the classic Christmas color of red, green, and gold.  Don’t miss George Washington peeping out from the fireplace!

The table between the two chairs in front of the fireplace is a favorite spot to decorate for the season.

Christmas Tour of a home decorated for Christmas in a traditional southern style. #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #vintagechristmas

On the table is a vintage candle that belonged to my mother-in-law.  Most of my vintage postcards belonged to family members but this one postmarked 1917 isn’t.  The red book on the bottom of the stack has a 1912 copyright and the smaller book on top of it a 1903 copyright.  The shoe brush is from my dad’s shoe polishing kit.  I remember my dad using it to polish his army boots, and as a teenager, I used it to polish my riding boots.

Vintage Christmas Vignette from a home that decorates for the season using mostly vintage and antiques. #christmas #christmasdecor #vintagechristmas

The chest between the windows belonged to my grandmother and I adore its glass knobs.  If you visit my home during the day, you’ll find my dog lounging on the sofa.

Christmas Tour of a home decorated for Christmas in a traditional southern style. #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #vintagechristmas

I filled my grandmother’s wooden bowl with wrapped gifts.  A small tree from Target’s dollar spot is “planted” in split pea soil in a vintage flower pot.

Vintage Christmas Vignette from a home that decorates for the season using mostly vintage and antiques. #christmas #christmasdecor #vintagechristmas

Bells from the dollar store are twined around the tree.

Christmas Home Tour - A small tree is "planted" in a vintage planter with split peas used for soil and decorated with a bell garland. #christmas #christmastree #christmasdecorations

The brown crock was also my grandmother’s as was the green dish.  Granny left a note in the dish that she she wove a basket around it in bible school when she was a child.

Christmas Home Tour - Christmas vignette using a antique and vintage. #christmas #vintage #christmasdecorations #vintagechristmas

Every year since we’ve been married, my husband gives me a Swarovski snowflake ornament.  I display them on a tree that we made that sits on a music stand that belonged to a relative.  

Traditional Southern Christmas Mantel - Tour a home decorated for Christmas. #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations

As the light moves from one side of the room to the other as the day passes, the snowflakes create refracted light patterns on the walls and ceiling.

 

Swarovski Snowflake Ornaments - A collection of snowflakes from 1994 - 2018 is displayed on a wooden tree. #swarovski #swarovskiornaments #swarovskisnowflakeornaments

I leave this tree in place through March.

Swarovski Snowflake Ornaments - A collection of snowflakes from 1994 - 2018 is displayed on a wooden tree. #swarovski #swarovskiornaments #swarovskisnowflakeornaments

A table to the right of the tree holds an oil lamp converted to electric, a milk glass compote filled with glittered pinecones and Sumac, and a red glass candle holder that was my grandmother’s.  

Vintage Christmas Vignette - Antique lamp with a Christmas shade, milk glass compote filled with natural items, and a Blenko candle holder.

Tiny holes in the lamp shade make the scene come to life at night.

Vintage Christmas Vignette - Antique lamp with a Christmas shade, milk glass compote filled with natural items, and a Blenko candle holder.

Christmas in the Dining Room

I rarely share this space and if you are a regular here, this may be the first time that you’ve seen it.  The dining room adjoins the living room and also our screened porch.  You can see our porch decorated for Christmas here.

Christmas decor in the formal dining room #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations

This chest, the art hanging over it, and the Madonna belonged to my grandmother.  My mom gave me all of my antique lamps.

Christmas decor in the formal dining room #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations

My father-in-law was taking this vintage candle to Goodwill and luckily I intercepted it.  I found the old key in the chest drawer.

 

Vintage 3 Wise Men Christmas Candle #vintage #vintagechristmas #christmascandle #3wisemen

Vintage 3 Wise Men Christmas Candle #vintage #vintagechristmas #christmascandle #3wisemen

The oak dining room table that my grandfather restored for my parents holds a vintage table runner and a wreath that I made using Sweet Gum seed pods.  The chairs around the table belonged to my great-grandmother.

Christmas Centerpiece

The oak buffet holds a dried arrangement by the talented men who used to run Buffalo Springs Herb Farm.  I purchased the pinecone candle holders for my grandmother when I was in college.  When my grandmother moved into a retirement home, they became mine.

Christmas decor on an antique oak buffet #christmas #christmasdecorations

I hope you enjoyed seeing my formal living room and dining rooms decorated for Christmas.  I’ll be back on Wednesday to share how I decorated our family room for the season.


Living Room and Dining Room Christmas Tour - Tour a living room and dining room decorated for Christmas. #christmas #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #vintage #vintagechristmasdecor

Next on the tour is A Purdy Little House.  You are sure to enjoy Sue’s Christmas decor.

It’s a Wonderful House Christmas Hop

Enjoy visiting each of these bloggers’ homes decorated for Christmas.

Petite Haus || Raising a Farmhouse

 Virginia Sweet Pea || A Purdy Little House

Back to the South || Frazzled Joy

Lincluden Cottage Life || White Arrows Home

 
Get ideas for decorating for Christmas with vintage and antiques. #christmas #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #vintage #vintagechristmasdecor
 

19 Comments

  1. I love your traditional mantel! The red candles add a nice pop of color. The vintage postcard is so sweet – I love the cute house on it. And ahh yes, your Swarovski tree! Earlier this year I remember *someone* had a Swarovski tree and I couldn’t remember who, because I thought it was a great idea and wanted to do that too! I love how you displayed them. It is so beautiful! I bought a Swarovski ornament from last year and put it on my “frosted” tree… don’t have enough to make a full tree! Thanks for hopping with me!

  2. I like how the year round bones of good furniture and placement shine while the Christmas items are nicely tucked here and there. Lovely. My favorite is the snowflake tree; I like how it catch s the light

    1. Thank you so much, Gail! I love my snowflake tree and I’ll enjoy it through March. It really helps to have something pretty to see on glum winter days.

      Paula

  3. I loved your christmas home tour with all your fabulous vintage finds. Your mantel is stunning and it makes me want to run out and buy a pretty wreath and mirror right now. Well done and Merry Christmas.

  4. How beautiful! I love all things vintage and it looks like you have many treasures! So many sweet Christmas ornaments! Your house looks beautiful for the Holidays!

  5. Love your home and all your beautiful antiques. It is so wonderful that your home tells a story . We have a lot of family pieces and they mean the world to me. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. I love the way you displayed your swarovski ornaments. Did you make the tree stand? I have mine hanging in my windows right now and love the way the light passes through them, but I’m beginning to think it might look a little junky. I actually removed the ribbon and hung with thread, but I’m thinking I might like what you did as it’s more effective to have them all hanging together. Love how you decorated too. It’s very festive, but not overpowering like my place! 😩
    Thank you and thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you, Kay! I did make the tree, here’s a link for that post.

      Hanging the ornaments in your windows sounds lovely to me and after Christmas you can leave them there to enjoy all winter.

      Thank you so much for commenting. I hope you’ll keep visiting my blog.

      Paula

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