I spent the day Christmas shopping with my daughter Victoria. Snow was falling in big fluffy flakes and it was cold but not biting. Perfect weather to hit the streets and specialty shops of one of our outdoor malls. Everything decorated to a T and Christmas music playing in the stores. I do most of my shopping online, but I really do love to get out and see the pretty atmosphere the stores provide.
Today you get a glimpse of the dining room decorations. I switched out the chalkboard above the buffet for a large mirror that was in the bedroom. I think it bounces a bit more light around this northeast facing room. It has a tendency to be a bit dark in the afternoon and evenings so I lit it up. The buffet lamp came from a yard sale for 25 cents. Yes you read that right. How can you not buy a 25 cent lamp? It works fine and I'm trying to decide on a different lampshade but for now the one it came with looks fine. I think the 25 cent lamp goes so well with the roadside find free buffet don't you? Lol
The bouquet of flowers is from my sweetheart ♥
I pulled a small, forgotten tree out of the attic, I love when I find something pretty that I had forgotten! I lit it up and added silver balls and glass chandelier crystals and put my little glitter village underneath. The silver ball wreath was made several years ago as an advent wreath for the table. I think I only used it once, it took up a lot of room. This year I took the candle holders off, fluffed the balls and silver foliage and poked a battery operated string of lights that I picked up at the dollar store through the back. It's on a hollow wire form so the battery pack tucks right in behind unseen
My favorite part of the arrangement is this old silver tray from Earl's grandmother. I loaded it with all my silvery mercury glass votives, some extra mirrored balls and silver ornaments and each afternoon I light them up. They glow most of the evening and just add a warmth to the room that I love.
So there it is. I'll try to show the rest of the room when I show you the kitchen decorations.
And how are you doing with your Christmas shopping? Are you done?