I must say that I am a happy camper! After weeks of technical issues on my computer, I am up and running! After the installation of new Internet, new wireless router, tech house call and hefty checks written…we are up and running! Having satellite Internet in the country has its challenges. I have lots to get caught up on and show you! This is our formal dining room. It is directly across form my husband's home office with the foyer in between.
This room is still a work in progress. I did have the new window treatments custom made last January. I recovered the chairs in a golden/brown velvet last winter as well. The large, old rug was an EBay find for $110 a few years ago. I do plan to change the wall color in the upcoming months.
Let's get started with my Woodland tablescape for this year. I find it helpful to lay anything that I may plan to use nearby to pick from. I may or may not use it all. The reindeer are little toys from the craft store. I'll show you in another post how I jazzed those up!
The first step for me is placing my anchor pieces. In this instance, it is the trees from World Market that I recently purchased. The beautiful mercury glass hurricane was a Pottery Barn purchase last year. The runner is the same one from my fall tablescape.
The next part is where the fun comes! All of the greens used are from yard clippings. I went on a stroll and cut cedar and boxwood. You will notice that a few of the cedar branches are slightly white. I sprayed a few with flocking spray outside. Let them dry before bringing inside. This was the first time that I have attempted flocking. It is a bit messy, but oh so easy!
Here you can see a bit more of the flocking.
I have had the placemats for years! They are actually reversible with a different pattern in the same colorway. The neutral napkins are a new addition from Kohl's Bobby Flay collection. The wine cork placecard holders are the same ones that I made in the fall.
Do you notice my deer and their face lift from toy to amazing?? Quick easy tutorial for that soon.
I really try to keep to a tablescape that all of your guests can see over and through. Have you ever been to a dinner party where the centerpiece had to be removed when everyone started to sit down for the wonderful meal?
I have 6 of these little deer running through the Winter Wonderland.
I'll show you the rest of the dining room in another post. I'd love for you to follow Our Southern Home through Google Friends Connect or the various other ways. I have much more to share with you from Our Christmas Southern Home!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!