Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Holiday Home Tour - My Dining Room

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I'm joining in on Tracey's (Notes from a Cottage Industry) Holiday Home Tour today but I'm just sharing my dining room today so you'll have to come back to see the rest of my holiday decorating throughout the week!
I enjoyed my blue and white dining room Christmas tree so much last year that I decided to do it again this year! It's filled with blue and white dishes & teacups, silver spoons, chandelier crystals, lace snowflakes and blue and white napkins.
My mom gave me these small bottle brush trees. I added more glitter which doesn't show up on camera unfortunately. I went a little crazy with the plastic snow...it's everywhere this year, including my vacuum cleaner bag!
The light blue Christmas ball ornaments in my tiered dish are new this year. I found those at the thrift store for $2.00.

It looks like a winter wonderland but I had the back door and the windows open when these photos were taken. It was about 70 degrees outside which is a little warmer than average for this time of year!


Now head on over to Tracey's blog to see more on the Holiday Home Tour!

59 comments:

Nany said...

wow simply amazing Cindy... I love how you place the bottle brush trees... that snow looks gorgeous...I will try to see if I can found some...I learned last night in another blog in give a little bath of Epsom salts to the candles and it looks pretty too...My dining and living rooms are completely disasters... When we began to bring all decorations out of boxes we receive guests...and yesterday I have to work with school projects and today my boy have his graduation photo shooting...O h G o d!!!hey some day of December I"m gonna send you your little present... when we clean this house oand place decorations... Hugs

GRAÇA said...

I love tu blog.
Decortions....hugs...hugs
Bjs
Graça

Nany said...

hey I forgot to tell you how pretty are the tags you hung...

marArt said...

Ach...pięknie tu i świątecznie:)

Pam said...

Beautiful. I love the teacups hanging on the tree!

Lululiz said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Sandra said...

Cindy, as always, your home is an inspiration. I love the tree in the dining room. What a great idea. Now I've got a year long project to scour garage sales and thrift shops looking for things for my own tree. One can never have too many Christmas trees!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonder-filled New Year.

Sheila said...

Very very beautiful.. I love the tea cup tree. Thank you for sharing your camera info with me. I am getting so excited about decorating this year. Heading over to see the rest of the holiday decorations..

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home always looks beautiful Cindy, but even more so at Christmas time. Every detail is just perfect. I love your blue and white Christmas!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love the cups and saucers in your tree! What a wonderful idea. Everything looks so nicely put together, but then I didn't expect anything less from you.
Greetings, Marianne

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your Christmas tree! I love the little trees in the glasses too-I will have to copy that.
The blue balls where a find -perfect for your lovel diningroom.
Take care,
Carolyn

sissie said...

Cindy,
Your diningroom is amazing! I love all the shimmery blues and whites. The teacup tree is one of my favorites, but then again, it's hard to pick a favorite because everything is so beautiful.
Have a wonderful week.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy....it looks wonderful...no surprise there! I remember your blue and white tree from last year and I am loving seeing it again! Looking forward to see the rest of the decorations this week!~Patti

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks so pretty Cindy, love the trees in the glasses with the snow, so cute! I finally started my decorating yesterday(;
Hugs~Kelly

CRICKET said...

Love it, makes me wish I could come out of my "minimalist" box. I love blue/white transferware and it looks amazing in your photos.

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

This is amazing! It is so beautiful!

Sandra said...

So elegant! Love the teacups hanging on the tree.

Elsie said...

OH MY GOSH,MY GOODNESS,OH MY MY MY
That is the most beautiful dining
room ever...ever...ever..I am so
glad to see your dining room tree
again this year and yes for some
reason it looks different but still
just as beautiful as last year. I
don't remember the silver ware on
it. It all is just awesome..:O)

Lou Cinda said...

Oh I love everything!! The bottle brush tress in the glasses! LOVE!

The tree with the teacups and saucers ~ LOVE!! And who would get rid of those gorgeous glass balls??? Your lucky day!!

Beuatiful!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just beautiful, Cindy! Very appropriately decorated tree! Love the trees in your cabinet. I was in my attic this past weekend and found a whole box of that snow.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

As always... stunning....

Cindy said...

oh!!! i love your blue and white christmas tree!!! how gorgeous your whole dining room is! Hugs, Cindy S.

Jeannine said...

I love the chandelier crystals. I bought 50 of them 8 years ago before I moved overseas. They are compact to pack and look fabulous on a tree. They would be on my tree this year but I forgot when putting it together and didn't want to go back and add them. Thanks for sharing.

Carolee said...

Cindy, I love, love your dining room! The tiered dish on your table is fabulous. I have looked for the plastic snow but so far haven't found any around here. I'm really excited to see the rest of your decorating. I've started mine but it takes days and so the house is a real mess right now! :-)

Shabby Kim said...

Your home is so beautiful Cindy. It looks even better than what I see in some of the magazines. Pure eye candy!!

Sharon said...

It looks beautiful! I would love to have someone with your talent come & help me decorate my house for Christmas!

I noticed the banner you have hanging from your china cabinet. Love it! Did you make it?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Love it all. I need to go back and take another look. :)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I loved the tree since I saw it last year, it looks amazing and original. Just like your home. Can't wait to see the rest.

Colibri tejedor said...

bello todo como siempre.... una delicia deleitarse con tan buen gusto y amor por tu hogar.
cariños mil...

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Cindy, simply stunning decoration! love the colours combination! and your Xmas tree just beautiful! chinaware as Xmas baubles just so creative!

have a great day!
fitty

Beverly@My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You just tickled me "blue" with your blue and white tree. I have loved your displays and your home since I found your blog, but this is the best. I am a blue and white gal and no matter how trends and colors change, I stay with what I love. Bottle brush trees are a favorite of mine. Love the way you displayed yours. I have some sherbert dishes I am going to dig out. Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll be back to see more.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I was hoping you would do the blue tree again.... it is all so amazing... Cindy really .... you have such a gift.... thanks for sharing all the beauty you create...
HUgs
Linda

Tardevil said...

Since I'm a dishaolic, I would have to say that "dish" tree is a favorite!!! Your home is gorgeous! You should have your own magazine or book!

BellaRosa said...

My stars Cindy, but your dining room looks gorgeous! I love your blue & white tree,and all that snow :) I guess here in Cali. that is about as close as we will get to such beauty :) I think I could just sit in there all day and look at all that loveliness...We are decorating in more darker, richer colors again this year...but..I live & decorate vicariously through you ladies that decorate in such beautiful lighter colors :) Maybe next year...Besos, Rose

LillyB said...

Stunning!!! Merry Christmas Cindy! God Bless you!

Susan B said...

Wow!! How beautiful....everything is gorgeous! I love the blue and white Christmas tree. I wish you could come to my house and decorate. :o) (I hope that you are feeling better.) Have a lovely week.

Evi said...

I love your White Christmas items - you make everything look so pretty.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Cindy,
Your dining room looks lovely! There are so many pretty items to view; it’s hard to choose a favorite. The touches of silver sparkle are nice. I laughed when I read about your glitter explosion; I have it all over my white sofas at the moment!
Cathy

Beverly said...

Cindy, it all looks exquisite.

I posted a picture made in my dining room today, too.

Andi's English Attic said...

It all looks SO beautiful, but I couldn't stop looking at the dresser - I love the way it looks. xx

Esther Sunday said...

Love, love, love your Christmas decor! So glad you brought back the the blue & white tree. I've got a little tree in one of my living areas that is themed around my current (changes frequently) color schemes - has yellow rick rack, orange daisies, red garland and a white pom pom garland. Yep, over the top! Can't wait to see the mother-in- law reaction I get on this one! ;) I am definately considered "the rebel" when it comes to decorating - and proud of it!

licha20 said...

Cindy-
Sooo beautiful and lovely. Every detail is stunning. I know b/c I love to see every little thing in your pictures. I don't want to miss a thing. I just LOOOVe your pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Your blog makes me feel so happy and excited to decorate and go find treasures at Thrift stores.
Really...Merry Christmas.

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!! I love the little bottle brush trees.

Wendy said...

I am speechless...this is just beautiful!

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
Everything just sparkles and looks so beautiful. I love the tree. I always do a small tabletop tree like that but some year I'm going to do a big one instead. I've definitely got enough blue and white for it!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my Cindy everything is just beautiful! I am just starting to get the decorating started and with our busy schedule this week and being out of town all last week It is a slow go so far!! I wish mine was looking beautiful like yours!

I love all that snow!

blessings
mary

Karin said...

So festive and pretty. What I wouldn't do for 70 degrees right now...

desiree said...

Everything looks BEAUTIFUL Cindy! I'm always amazed at your creativeness.

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Everything looks so pretty! I stumbled in through a friend's blog and hope you visit me too.

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Cindy ~ it's absolutely beautiful! I love visiting your blog!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So serene and sophisticated! I love it!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn said...

Cindy,
Your dining room is stunning as always, but this year with the tea cup tree, snowflakes and the tiered dish your mom gave you with the light blue balls amongst all the silver, it just take my breath away!
Hugs,
Lynn

Anna said...

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Pozdrawiam Anna

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Cindy, your home is magnificent! Simply stunning and a real treat to visit. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

I just to see your home decorated for the holidays. I think your tree in the dining room is the brilliant idea I've ever seen. I told my mother (who is as country as the day is long) that I was going to put her up a tree with her teacups and saucers on it. I told her I saw the most beautiful tree that I wanted to duplicate for her this year. Know what she said? "Whoever is out there putting cups and plates on their tree must really be off their rocker, if you ask me!" Country through and through I tell ya. I sent her the picture, and she wanted to know what magazine I got it from. "SO THERE! (I said), it IS worthy of your attention, huh?" Of course she told me to shut up. Anyhoo, thought you'd get a kick out of that. Thank you for the inspiration you continue to give us each and every day. And I WILL be doing that tree for my mother.

thefirstlady said...

I love your dining room chairs.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Since I haven't decorated at all yet, I may have to come live with you for the month of December. Seriously, Cindy, your home looks absolutely perfectly stunning. Cozy, classy and just wonderful!!
xo Lidy

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Have you considered purchasing a home so that you can do more with your wonderful talents?

fairmaiden said...

Your apartment looks like a Rachel Ashwell showroom. I could live there so easily. It is so beautiful...every single nook and cranny!