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Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...part 3

My dining room is probably my favorite room. I love my buffet and hutch. My china cabinet. My table and chairs. My hanging light. I love it all!

I got my placemats and napkins at Goodwill. I paid $1.50 for 4 placemats and $1.00 for 4 napkins. I tied a piece of gold curling ribbon and a vintage ball ornament around the napkin. I tucked in a stem of pine and a candy cane. It is simple, but I love the way it looks.

The centerpiece is made up of vintage glass balls in a cut crystal bowl (that was my mother in law's), candy canes, pine stems and a yummy pomegranate/mandarin candle. It is sitting on an antique doily and a green wooden charger plate that I bought for 90% off at Target years ago. I also added my Santa and Mrs. Claus salt & pepper shakers.

My favorite decorated piece is the lamp hanging over the table. I bought this at a Spiegel outlet about 4 years ago. It was on clearance for $15.00. When I bought it, it was silver. So not my color! I first painted it yellow. This summer I painted it flat black. It now looks wrought iron. Normally I have shades on it with saltbox houses (that match the wallpaper border) painted on them. I take the shades off for Christmas. I have pine and berry candle rings around the lights. This year I hung vintage glass balls, black sleigh bells and candy canes from the hooks on the lamp. It was hard to get a good picture, so Richard held up a tablecloth so I could get the pic I wanted! Gotta love him!

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