Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Dining Room

I tried to keep decorations to a minimum this year, but alas, it always seems to end up being more than I anticipated.
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The tall hurricanes are limed oak and nickel and I bought them at Trillium in Lexington. I think they go great with the antique Louis Philippe mirror. I won't finish the dining table until it gets closer to Christmas.  I always use fresh flowers and I want them to look good for the holiday dinners.
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I found these awesome feather trees at Belle Maison in Lexington and I think they are so tres chic. They’re my new favorite holiday decorating accessory this year.  I also used them in the butler’s pantry for cohesiveness. (well, that’s my excuse…I just love them).
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The “He is Born” story booklets came from Wisteria last year. They are printed with the verses 1-20 from Luke.  I used booklets like these in 2010 for each place setting. The religious candle holders also came from Wisteria.
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Below is in the butler’s pantry.
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I didn’t have time to set the entire table, so I thought I’d show you what I’m planning on using for each place setting for Christmas dinner.  This is still a work in progress.  I’m trying to stick with my Joyeux Noel/French Country theme. I found these Eiffel tower ornaments at Z Gallerie and knew they would be perfect for place card holders.  Instead of getting out the formal china, I am using my square white set.  I turned the cardboard Thankful placemats over that I used for Thanksgiving to get more than one use out of them. I think I probably need to add sprigs of greenery  under the napkin holders.  I am matching the numbers on the cards with the numbers of the Pottery Barn napkin rings.  I always have a small treat or gift for each person at the table, so this year I found these great little Joyeux Noel bags on Etsy and filled them with tiny ballotins of Godiva chocolate. Yummy treat!
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Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noel,
Kim
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6 comments:

Aimee said...

Your home is GORGEOUS! I'm following you back!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love it all! The feather trees are beautiful. Love your toile background on your blog.
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

p.s. I just signed up to follow your blog. I love French country too and decorate my home in my version of it. I spent 3 weeks in France last year and loved it to pieces!

I would love it if you would follow my blog too!
Penny

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kim, Everything is beautiful! Thank you for joining the Holiday Dining party and I am now a follower of your blog.
Hugs,
Sherry

poppilinnstudios said...

I love those feathered trees! How unique. Your holiday decor is beautiful.
I'm now following. Have a great week!
-Lynn

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty!! Love your runners! Martina

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