• Dining Room Tour at Christmas

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by Heather in Home Tours, Our First Home, The Abbey Blog.

    Welcome to my dining room!

    We’re all ready for Christmas at SouthernAbbey, if only it would get cold enough for a roaring fire…

    My new (to me) cane back chairs turned out beautifully.  I started working on them a little while back and you can see the before and after here.   I originally reupholstered the seats in a grey microsuede, but then I found this gorgeous velvety textured material for a great price.

    It’s washable, durable and matches perfectly with the pewter curtains.

    I purchased this table along with the cane back chairs from kijiji and I have left it as it is.  The only change I made was to remove a sizeable heat stain on the tabletop.  Check out the method I used here in my first Pinterest – Tried, Tested and True series.  Each Friday I try a new method, recipe or “how to” that I have found on Pinterest.  (If you have any Pinterest TTT suggestions, please let me know at heather@southernabbey.com).

    My centrepiece is a faux wreath to which I added some shatterproof ornaments for color and sparkle.  In the middle sits a mercury glass vase with a red candle.

    The DIY artwork are up close photos taken of foliage and trees in the backyard and framed in basic black IKEA frames.

    A footed dessert stand sits on the breakfast bar and houses glass ornaments that can’t go on the tree while there is a houseful of children and dogs!

    The open shelving next to the breakfast bar provides a few extra spots to house collections of white dishware and vases.  An antique corner china cabinet houses the rest.

    The cabinet is lightly decorated for Christmas with some sprigs of boxwood and magnolia leaves as well as glittery ornaments.

    This is a great spot to curl up with a glass of wine or a cup of tea beside the fireplace, after the kids have gone to bed.

      These photos are from my trip to Newfoundland, Canada.  They were taken by a local artist and capture two small fishing villages.  It’s a stunning place to visit, if you ever have the opportunity.

    This is the other side of the fireplace where someone can join me with their beverage of choice.  It is also where my children like to stand and draw on the chalkboard.  They are very excited to add their own touches to the Christmas chalkboard art.

    Thanks for stopping by!  Only a week until Christmas and I hope you are well organized and well prepared for the big event!

    Linking To:

    Savvy Southern Style

    Clean and Scentsible

    Cozy Little House

    Southern Lovely

    DIY by Design

    No Minimalist Here

    I Gotta Create

    Craftberry Bush

14 Responsesso far.

  1. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Wonderful and festive dining room. I see that you are all ready for Santa to drop down the chimney. Your soft whites and grays are the perfect backdrop for those pretty colorful Christmas balls!

  2. Jill Flory says:

    Oh it’s all so lovely! so glad I popped over from Savvy Southern Style!

  3. angelaa says:

    love it so pretty

  4. Nancy Mueller says:

    How cozy you have made it!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Donna Wilkes says:

    So serene in the whites and grays. Love the children’s plea to Santa!

  6. Anu@MyDreamCanvas says:

    Happy Holidays from my home to yours! This is lovely. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

  7. LUCY says:

    Everything looks just so cozy and lovely. I love your chalkboard sign….the message is just so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of your beautiful home with us…xo

  8. Sherry says:

    Your dining room is beautiful and I love the chalk board. Thanks for joining the Open House party and Happy Holidays.

  9. Judy says:

    I will be featuring your gorgeous dining room tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  10. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    How fun to have a fireplace in the dining room! I hope Santa delivered lots of goodies! The chalkboard door sign is fantastic!

  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Your dining room is gorgeous. How fabulous to have a fireplace in there. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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