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I took a lot more pics that I wanted to share with all of you, so I’ll concentrate on the diningroom in this post. I managed to capture a pretty good shot of the tree without the flash, so you can see how it glitters & shines. I love going around the house & turning on all the lights at night. Really gets me in the Christmas mood!
Here’s the sideboard in the diningroom when I started putting it all together. The final result was tweaked a bit from here. I added my yardsale white picture frame in the other shots you’ll see. Working with all this white creamware was a lot of fun this year. That’s a lighted white & gold wreath on top of the mirror, I’ve been putting that up for a few years.
Cute little rabbit ornament was a gift in the last couple of years, from a friend who knows about my bunny obsession. Those faux pears were yardsale finds over the summer & they sure look pretty with the Christmas decor too. A tiny JOY hanging pillow is a perfect complement to it all.
Another shot of the sideboard, with moss, pinecones, glitzy grapevine balls & plenty of acorns that I picked up from my yard. We’ve got some huge oak trees in the backyard that produce some mighty pretty acorns, so I was inspired last year after Christmas to get out there & pick them up. The pinecones all came from the neighborhood woods too (with the exception of those pretty rose pinecones..have you ever seen anything so delicate? Those came from California, we don’t have those in the South). I picked up 2 mercury glass candleholders from Tuesday AM when they had them a couple months ago. Love the look of mercury glass & I’d love to find more out there, at a good price of course.
I love these dainty glass balls mixed in with the rustic look of the pinecones & acorns.
Looking up above the table, more fresh greens, sparkly green ribbon & hanging glass ornaments Chandelier sparkles
Another look at the creamware with faux pears & you can see the other shelf with little glass balls & more pinecones.
This silver cream/sugar set came from a yardsale years ago. I didn’t even shine it up, but left it tarnished to add to my vignette here on the sideboard. I’m really enjoying the contrast between the glitz & natural this year, shiny ribbon & rustic pinecones & acorns. Here you can see the white wood frame propped up behind everything. That one just came to me & I love it!
Overall shot of the sideboard with everything all spread out.
My 2 shelves of creamware are perfect for adding a little holiday cheer, with something as simple as pinecones and shiny white balls & faux pears added as props. You can see my angel Christmas plate added which was a very recent yardsale find. I’m glad I kept it after all!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Beautiful, as always Rhoda!!
Terri and Bob says
Rhoda, that is a lovely dining room! I haven’t seen creamware before and I absolutely love it. The color of your room is lovely, too.
i give up…you win…i couldn’t keep up with you if i wanted to…it is so beutiful…blessings, rebecca
Rhoda everything is so lovely – you’ve given me some great ideas here!
Susan Ramey Cleveland says
Wow! So many treasures. It’s all beautiful.
Kari & Kijsa says
How fun…your decorations are just lovely…everything has a wonderful patina and so much texture and color!
Merry Christmas blessings,
kari and kijsa
Rhoda. I love what you’ve done for decorating. The natural cones and greens with the silver looks so good. I love turning off all the lights and just having the Christmas lights on too.
I just found you. I think this is the first time I have been here but not swearing to it! LOL! It is so easy to get lost in blogland. Your home is absolutely stunning!
Dena ~ swaddlecottage says
Rhoda, your decorations are just beautiful. I love everything from the tree to the creamware 🙂
OMG, Rhoda! You have been busy & your Christmas decor is fabulous! I love seeing your house at Christmas…..You seen to enjoy the season as much as I do! I love your chandelier in the DR, the sideboard & your big tall wonderful tree! It is all just so lovely!
I’m back for my third look since speaking to you last week, and it gets more gorgeous with each peek! So love the tours you’ve shared this season. I love the creamware…so pretty with greenery and the naturals! Your house is always one that I look forward to seeing in its holiday finery, and it never disappoints! Next year I am coming over with my camera!;)
Cottage Magpie says
It’s all so lovely! Your tree is gorgeous and I love all the creamware (one of my favorites!). Keep the pictures coming!
Everything looks gorgeous! Love the brown colors and your tree is stunning.
Yellow Rose Arbor says
I thoroughly enjoyed touring your home, everything is gorgeous!
Our home is on the tour too, I would like to invite you to come over. I’m also sharing my Nativity collection.
Southern Heart says
Rhoda, I wanted to thank you for your sweet post today…I’m enjoying blogging again, too!
Dawn-Enigma Artist says
your decorations are stunning. Thank you for the tour!
beautiful home!!! the heart shaped wreath is my fave!
Elaine A. says
Your home is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for the tour, I am so glad I stopped by! Merry Christmas!
I’ve had such an enjoyable time perusing your blog! I’ve toured your Christmas decarations and am so inspired. It has been awhile since I’ve visited here. Happy New Year!