I don't do "theme" stuff for Christmas. Mainly because it would take entirely way too much planning on my part. I often only buy Christmas stuff after Christmas, so I would essentially have to plan a year in advance. Not happening. Plus, all the ornaments on our tree were mine and the mr's from childhood, or our kids picked them out. We rock white and colored lights...I want white, mr and kids want colored lights. We hang both. I am proud to say that other than picking up the brass candlesticks for the table ($10 for all of them on CL) I didn't buy anything for decorations! I am planning to buy some napkins for dinner and maybe 3 disco balls to replace the silver ornaments on the table, but haven't done any of that yet.
As for now, here is our Christmas Dining Room tour.
Because we have so many stockings, we use a gold painted dowel rod hung with some Merry Christmas stocking holders. This WILL NOT hold full stockings. So, when Christmas comes Santa leaves the stockings filled on the floor!
I had been looking for a wool plaid blanket for a while to use as a tablecloth and had all but given up on finding one for cheap. Then, I was helping my mom clean out some boxes and this was in one of them. She told me to throw it away...I kept it.
and that completes our Chistmas dining room tour....now on to some kitchen progress, new chairs, and new rugs.....
The pics are taken in really low light and the cabinets are more of an inky dark gray. The pics are spot on for the fingerprints on the dishwasher though!
Pic of the newi-sh (I've had it for a while and not blogged about it) runner on the stairs.
My new 8x10 Kilim Rug my friend was not diggin anymore, so we traded for a mirror I had from Hobby Lobby and a cake stand I hadn't used in forever! I freakin' love it! Thanks Erin! Plus, aren't those stools amazing....trash that Mr. TSL brought home for me. He brought home 7 of them! The Island is getting a makeover this weekend!
My new chairs I scored on Craigslist for $35 each. The black one was originally bright yellow. Couple coats of paint and the black is much better! I originally thought they were Eames Chairs, but they are in fact vintage Krueger chairs and were advertised as "Fucky Little Chairs" She meant funky, but now they are called fucky chairs.
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