I’m a little embarrassed to admit it but, when I showed you my holiday home tour last week, it wasn’t completely done.
I still had a few tweaks and finishing touches to make when I got hit by a stomach bug which had me down for a couple of days. By the time I was back on my feet — sort of — I didn’t have time to get it all done in time for the All Things Home Holiday Home Tour.
I decided not to freak out and, perfect or not, I was showing my home. And, I knew I was going to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Tours so I thought it would be the perfect time to show you some of my finishing touches.
I’m the last stop on the final day of the tour, but don’t worry if you’ve missed it — I will have the complete list with links at the bottom of my post. You will see home tours, projects, recipes — all kinds of holiday goodness and creativity! I am totally wowed by the company I’m in and you will LOVE all of the beautiful homes and projects!
Today, I’m going to show you my Christmas tablescape in my dining room.
I am really loving how it looks this year.
It feels all rustic and cabin-like to me.
Most of my decorations I already had and I just added some fresh greens and some new chargers under my plates (an early Christmas present to myself) to freshen things up.
I have a combination of fresh and faux greens in the room.
The fresh evergreens are cuttings from our Leland Cypress trees. I love how they look in the chandelier.
Every year I look forward to setting my Christmas table.
It means that I get to take out my Spode Christmas Tree dishes.
I collected these instead of registering for china when I was engaged.
At the time I thought it was a smart move since most people only use their china at Christmas.
I do love it, but sometimes I wish I had fine china, too (I admit, I have a weakness for dishes of all kinds.)
Last year I bought myself some inexpensive, plain white dishes that I dress up and down for other occasions.
But, I digress…
Several years ago there was a Fitz & Floyd outlet nearby and I began collecting a few pieces to display each year.
It’s always fun to take them out see them at Christmas-time.
I also adore candles — any time of year, really. But, there is just something about eating to candle light that feels extra special and cozy, don’t you think?
I already mentioned this in my home tour, but in case you’re new here I’ll tell it again:
This birch tree centerpiece was made by my husband and me. The logs came from my grandparents house and I wanted to make something special with them.
I think of my grandparents and their house on the lake every time I look at this piece.
So, nothing too fancy here, just a few simple rustic touches in traditional red and green – my favorite colors at Christmas.
I’ll be showing you some more updates in the days ahead so I hope you’ll come back again soon.
I’m so happy you stopped by to visit – thanks for reading!
If you missed any of the tour, please visit the other blogs to see more holiday goodness — Merry Christmas!