Sunday, December 06, 2015

Home for Christmas tour...

Ready for tons of Christmas inspiration? I'm talking DIY projects, home and garden tours! This year's hottest blog party is hosted by and I have one room to share today. Hopefully you will get some ideas from my dining room tour which is the only room I have decorated for Christmas so far. I'm pretty busy working on orders in the studio at this time of year.

The centerpiece on our farmhouse table is very natural and simple. I tied some honeysuckle vine into a wreath and placed it on an old silver platter. Tuck in some greens (I used preserved eucalyptus). I placed a burlap candle in the center and filled the space with pinecones, dried pomegranates and dried artichokes. Simple, natural and rustic.  I've put together more centerpiece ideas using rustic planters and trays HERE.

My favorite addition to the dining room is the chair I just made over in Provence. It was a curbside find and I wanted it specifically for a vignette piece to add a pop of color to our dining room. Here I wrapped an old dictionary in "birch" wrapping paper topped with a basket of collected wine corks. Did we drink all of that wine? 

 The corner tree is done pretty natural this year with grapevine, crystal branches and cotton stems. It's topped with a silver glittered snowflake which now has the perfect vintage patina. Our distressed tray is ready to serve wine and a few accessories make it festive. My favorite vintage seltzer bottle gets a green velvet bow and some old silver is simply filled with some preserved greens and hydrangea.

This little table is always good for a little vignette. I painted this rustic tree on some framed boards, and added some preserved greens and birch twigs to an old cast iron urn.  A preserved Christmas floral adds a pop of red and another birch wrapped book adds a little height. I like to use battery tea lights around twigs and greens.

I do change things up each year so if you want to see how we decorated in 2014, click HERE.

Be sure to visit the many talented bloggers that participated in the party below!


Maureen said...

I really love everything but I think I might be borrowing your idea for that gorgeous centre piece! Where ever did you find dried artichokes and pomegranates?

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Maureen,
Thanks so much! I sell the dried artichokes and pomegranates. I'm a floral designer. I haven't listed them on my website yet but let me know if you are interested.

Marie Blackburn said...

It's all very lovely! I love how you've used artichokes and pomegranates in your greens. Pinned to share :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful center piece Dawn. I love what you create with your small tree and all those lovely details with the book and bucket of corks. Lovely!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Thank you Vanessa and Marie! Enjoy the holidays!

Malisha Mishel said...

It's a great DIY idea! The home is looking pretty! Hope I got it and will make perfectly like yours for the next Christmas! Thanks, for sharing such a wonderful idea with us! :)

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