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Hey y’all…not to send you into a full-blown panic or anything but in exactly one week it will be Christmas Eve! I know…didn’t it come up fast? I’m sure I say that every year, but this year I really mean it LOL.
I haven’t even shown you all of my Christmas decor yet! I’m still tweaking some areas of the house…like my dining room. I know I showed you part of it and you can see that here – Christmas Home Tour. I’m constantly moving my home decor around and the same is true with my Christmas decorations. I’ve been “done” for awhile now but I just can’t leave well enough alone. Do you do that?
Anyway…I tweaked the dining room decor and I love how it came out. I’m getting ready for family and friends to visit Christmas Eve. I typically host a semi-formal dinner party every year on Christmas Eve. I like to make a nice dinner where we get to be real adults, eating by candlelight and listening to soft Christmas music.
I like to be prepared, so I went ahead and got the dining room looking just the way I want it. I made this centerpiece and I think I am in love…
I used my vintage wooden cutlery tray and simply added greenery from the yard, gold ornaments and this magnificent deer. The deer – and the companion in the background – was a gift from my brother Gary and his family several years ago.
I strung up unused ornaments of gold and green onto red grosgrain ribbon and tied them up onto the chandelier.
I changed around the buffet too. I added the standing buck along with a boxwood topiary. I put a vintage Danish bulb crate to use by housing this cute Santa.
Remember…Santa’s my boyfriend!
I made only a couple of additions to the dining room shelves…
I’ve had this “Baking Santa” for more years than I care to count LOL and I love to display him. I think I just love how bright he is.
I made gingerbread cookies that I cut into various shapes. Instead of icing the cookies I just added baker’s twine for some festive color.
My sister-in-law is a wonderful artist and one year she made me this fantastic Santa. She used colored pencils and she also made the weathered frame from vintage wood remnants.
Next to the buffet I added this faux vintage ladder along with a reindeer feedsack and handmade Santa.
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