Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday House Tour ~ Dining Room

Our dining room is the place where we will entertain this season. I like it 'formal' but comfortable. I turn it into the North Pole for my children's party and I take out the Lennox china for our Christmas Eve dinner for our family.

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During the week it looks a bit like this...

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This is our advent candle. It burns every night at dinner time (I bring it into the kitchen for dinner).

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Each night one number gone.

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A few advent books and ideas for discussion at dinner as well.

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(Now the rest of the photos were taken at dusk so I apologize for the dim light)

Last Christmas Scott surprised me with a tea cart. And I set it up with a hot chocolate station for the season.

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Simple white cups with red ribbons

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With Swiss Miss for Scott and Anna

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And we found a non-allergic brand for Abigail.

A jar of marshmallows (have you tried these? They are in the hot chocolate aisle. They are PERFECT for cocoa. They are teeny and the crunchy kind.

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And candy canes too

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Although our tea is mainly in the kitchen I thought it couldn't be a tea cart without some holiday tea

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Kringle's Peppermint Cocoa is delightful.

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I'm loving all of the red and white polka dot in that 'formal' room. It's cheers it up a bit. And this Santa wreath is my very favorite new find this year.

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This room is also the place I have three little trees. They are filled only with the ornaments that the girls made when they were little. They are so precious to me.

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I found this ~story book~ garland on etsy and it is just perfect in this room. And with these ornaments.

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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love all the little touches you added and the girl's ornament tree! Have a lovely day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  2. Oh! just Oh!
    I am in love...
    with it all...
    the perfect touches...
    the tea cart...
    the lovely cocoa station.
    Tara, everything you do, you do with such style and LOVE!
    Enjoy!!!
    It's our time of year!!!!!

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  3. I just love seeing pictures of your home... It's traditional, formal and full of love...just my style.
    And the storybook garland I think I need to add that to our Christmas decorations for next year. I will need to get the shop info from you.
    Have a wonderful day!

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