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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!