Sparkly Gold Dining Room

This post is sponsored by Tree Classics.

Hello my friends!

It’s been such fun to get our new home decorated for the Christmas season this year and one of my favorite spaces to spruce up and add a layer of Holiday cheer has been our dining room. Even though we aren’t dining room people all the time, meaning we don’t exactly eat dinner in here every night, we sure enjoy how open this room is in our home and it’s just plain pretty to look at.  We do plan to eat in here a lot more often in the coming year with family and friends!

We got some snow here on Friday, so that was certainly a novelty for us!  It’s not all that often that we get snow this time of year, so it does make it feel even more festive and Christmas-y now.  It was just gorgeous!

Come on in and let’s look around. I did a Thanksgiving table earilier which I really loved, but putting this room together for Christmas was so fun for me and my creative side had such a great time layering blue, white and gold together.  This dining room takes me back to my Traditional and Classic roots, which have always been a part of me.  I think as I get older, I’ve just honed my tastes toward that classic style more than ever and it really suits this house.

Do you see what I see?  At the risk of getting a little giddy in this post, we got a new light fixture and it was just installed last week.  Mark and I decided to give a new dining room fixture to each other for Christmas and Mark installed it on my birthday after it arrived that day.  I’ll talk more about it later on, but just had to include it in this post since it makes such a crowning statement in here.

I had already taken pics for this post and had to go back and take a few more to include the beautiful fixture.  But, the story of this post today is all about the table decorations and sideboard decor for Christmas.  Let’s look at that!

I’ve had this pretty gold and white reindeer for so many years, he’s starting to lose some of his little beads on his face, but I just can’t part with him. As with my Thanksgiving table, this time I added the Tree Classics Classic Fraser Fir wreath to the center of my large tray and added the golden reindeer on my white cake plate with a little faux snow sprinkled around him.

The wreath and reindeer make a beautiful centerpiece and they aren’t too high so if we are eating dinner here, it’s still easy to converse.

I picked up these pretty blue and white plates recently at Queen of Hearts antiques mall in Marietta and I love them.

They are by Wedgewood and they are so pretty. Since I’m doing more blue and white in this house, it makes sense for me to add blue and white plates to our dining room with that beautiful blue grasscloth.  These plaid placemats are Ralph Lauren and I adore adding plaid in here this time of year. Both placemats and napkins came from Homegoods.

Loving the view of the tree from the dining room.

Looking at the sideboard, I added fresh greens, some of my larger blue and white pieces and my vintage gold tinsel tree in the middle filled with vintage ornaments.

This cute tree really adds to the gold sparkle in the dining room and the perfect place here on the sideboard.

A gold wired bow tops it off perfectly.

These ornaments I’ve collected over the years and I love all their shades of gold, silver, and white.

Highlighting the sideboard are these beautiful garlands from Tree Classics, also the Tree Classics Classic Fraser Fir package.

I also added some fresh cedar sprays on the sideboard for extra texture and festiveness.

Can you tell I’m having lots of fun with my blue and white again?

At the top of the window I added a swag of golden toned  material that I don’t even know what it’s called. I got this years ago at a local place here locally and I haven’t seen any in a long time.  It’s really neat stuff so I’ve kept it around. Do you know what it’s called? It’s bendy and flexible.

I love how it highlights the greenery, but is light and airy. I also added a string of lights above the blinds that are lit at night.

The Tree Classics garlands are battery powered, but I added a long string of lights that would cover both sides and the top for extra twinkle.

Tree Classics has some beautiful ornaments too and I added these beautiful glass white and silver ornaments to the garland for more sparkle and shine.  They are gorgeous!

I just love this room and it’s one of my favorite spaces in the house.

And it’s fun to capture the space from every angle.

I love this shot of the beautiful Snowy tree looking into the dining room.  Check out the tree if you missed it!

And that’s the last room I have to share with you for Christmas, but I’ll be back to share my stair garland with you too. It’s so gorgeous and I am so enjoying having stairs and railing to decorate this year.  We truly are enjoying our first Christmas in the new house so much!





- Rhoda


  1. This is beyond gorgeous. I love the blue and white and how you blended it all with the gold. The light fixture is amazing. ..this is the prettiest dining room I have seen. Love everything about it!

  2. Deborah Hickey says

    Love your dining room. The brown bendy thing I believe is a fencing. I bought a couple rolls of it at Dollar General many years ago and wrapped my grape vives in it. Looks very 3D on my kitchen wall.

  3. Marty Oravetz says

    Gorgeous. I love your new home and your dining room is absolutely stunning.

  4. Just so stunningly gorgeous. You have done a beautiful job pulling together your new home.

  5. Gorgeous

  6. Rhoda, your dining room is gorgeous. I love the blue and white mixed with the plaid, as well as all the gold touches. You have done an amazing job decorating your lovely new home in just such a short time.

  7. That chandelier looks beautiful in your dining room!

  8. Just lovely.

  9. I love it all!

  10. Absolutely Beautiful! I can’t imagine anything could be any prettier than this series of pictures. I can tell you are having a wonderful time decorating for Christmas! Your new chandelier looks perfect in the dining room.

  11. kathleen olson says


  12. It’s beautiful! I love your new light fixture, and it really makes the room!

  13. Sandra Anderson says

    So beautiful…the blue and gold…stunning!! Love love love the chandelier!

  14. Andrea Corley says

    Looks amazing and I know you and Mark will enjoy this first Christmas married with many, many more to come.

  15. Barbara Moore says

    Gorgeous decor, gorgeous table, gorgeous room. I love it all!

  16. I love the new dining room light fixture! Your magic touch brings light and elegance to this beautiful room! Love the blue and gold. Merry Christmas friend! A wonderful “first” for you and Mark.

  17. Very pretty, Rhoda. My mom had those dishes and I’m reminded of her lovingly prepared meals! Beautiful way to use them for the holidays.
    Merry Christmas!

    • Hi, Zenda, oh how nice! I had never seen these particular plates before so when I saw them in the antique store, I was sold.

  18. Absolutely beautiful!!! I am also still using my blue and white, it never goes out of style!! Once again, you have outdone yourself, very classy and beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas 🎄

    • THank you, Joan, I just love the blue and white too and happy that I chose this for our dining room.

  19. Stunning! Your new chandelier and lamps look gorgeous with the gold decorations and my favorite, blue and white. How did you attach the garland to your window? It was so fun and cozy to have the snow and bask in my Christmas decor!

    • Hi, Roxanne, thank you so much! I added small nails to the top of the window trim and the garland has wire ends with hooks on each end for draping and hanging.

  20. VintageBeachgirl says

    Love the chandelier Rhoda, it crowns the room so beautifully, what a fabulous and lasting gift to give each other. All of your decorations are lovely and blend so nicely with every other room, you do have that magic touch. I love that gold ribbon above the window too, it’s so pretty there and I’d bet it sparkles beautifully when the lights are lit behind it. Just a thought, would pulling down some of the lower branches of the tinsel tree give the base a fuller look? I love all of the pretty vintage ornaments you have displayed on it. I’m so happy for you to have this fabulous new home to decorate and delight in but the best thing is someone you love to share it with. You deserve all of the happy things coming your way. Wishing you, Mark and your family all the best of Christmas and the happiest New Year!

    • Thank you so much! It’s been so fun to get the house ready for Christmas this year and we are so enjoying the sparkle and shine now! The branches are already pulled down and I don’t mind that little gold fabric wrap at the bottom of the tree, so it fits nicely inside that urn. The branches are straight, that way all those lower ornamnets hang just right. Thank you for all the best wishes, I appreciate how long you’ve been cheering me on!

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