Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It All Starts in the Dining Room

I'm not sure why, but I always start my seasonal decor on the Dining Room Table. My choice for the centerpiece and tablerunner seem to sort of set the stage for the rest of the house. This year I fell in love with a burlap fabric my sweet friend Judy was working with in her Etsy Shop, 20 North Ora. She was creating tablerunners and I just had to have one.



I had Judy looking all over town trying to find more fabric to fit my table. I've threatened to paint this table more times than I can count, but my interim fix is to just cover up as much of the big brown wood top as possible. Anyway, Judy came through and I love how it turned out. I just put it on top of another raw burlap fabric piece and then gave it a stripe of red Tartan. (gotta have some plaid)



The ribbon isn't attached,
 and I would like to find a wider one, 
but for now I think it adds a little fun!



Last year I wanted Preserved Boxwood wreaths and topiaries, but never found them. So for something different this year I ordered 3 of the Preserved Boxwood Cones in cement vases to go inside the newer smaller windowbox. You can find them HERE.



Judy also sent along a sweet pillow, just right for my end arm chair.

Thank you so much, Judy!





For the chandy, I left the twiggy garland and removed the Fall leaves,
 replacing them with faux red Winterberries,
and then tied on a little Tartan ribbon.





Decorating this year is proving to be a work in progress.
I started with the basics the week before Thanksgiving, 
and I'm adding a little more each day.
Who knows, I might even have it done before Christmas!
(more coming in the Dining Room)

Joining in with these great parties:




xoxo,
p.s. Santa brought my white lanterns and they're 
HUGE
Now I just have to find a place to put them!






54 comments:

  1. Love your new table runner Debra!... I actually found some REALLY wide plaid ribbon at JoAnnes Crafts... your chandelier looks so pretty and I can't wait to see your new white lanterns!... Happy Decorating!... we are covered in snow today and it's still coming down... feels like Christmas in the air!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Very elegant, Debra. I love the layered runners and centerpiece, and that chandy is gorgeous! Looks wonderful in your dining room.

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  3. Debra,
    I adore your table runner!!!
    Perfect Traditioanl colors and design with the right amount of neutral background!!!
    The pillow adds a charming style, while inviting one to linger after the meal is finished!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the decorated chandelier!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  4. Wow I love that gorgeous fabric! Your new topiaries have a great look too. I'd say you are off to a wonderful start! xx

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  5. I love how you styled your chandelier and the centerpiece on your table. It all looks so nice. I think nature inspired decorations are my favorite at Christmas time.

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  6. Very pretty! I love how you did your chandelier. I always have the hardest time trying to add greenery to mine and I end up giving up. Yours is beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  7. looks great Debra! Judy has some great stuff in her shop!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  8. I love to start slow and add a little, it's amazing how with time and layering the results can be extra fabulous and I see you are off to a brilliant start! Love the trees and the plaid on the table and chandy
    Jenna

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  9. I love your new table runner, Debra! And the grapevine and berries wound around your chandelier and the boxwood cones add a nice touch of nature. I love classic red and green!

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  10. The table runner's fabric is so beautiful, Debra! Love the boxwoods and your chandelier is gorgeous. You always do an amazing job for each season.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Very pretty Debra...I love what you did with your chandelier!

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  12. Debra,
    It is beautiful. I love it. Judy is the sweetest and she comes up with the cutest stuff. Love your dining room chandelier just gorgeous.
    Kris

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  13. I absolutely love it - looks GREAT!

    Heading to Judy's shop now to see what else she has - she's a sweetheart to send that pillow too, it's darling!

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  14. Just beautiful, Debra. Love your decor on the chandelier.

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  15. I love the boxwood trees in the box on the table and the light fixture looks all festive and slightly rustic with the twigs. :-)

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  16. Love the chandy and the new runner!!! Like how you layered it all, just beautiful!!!

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  17. OOOH new fun things! So beautiful So cute! Come link up to Centerpice Wednesday and share this idea with us! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/12/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-104.html
    Karin

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  18. Debra, Love your new runner!! So pretty!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  19. so pretty, debra! the plaid ribbon on the table runner is a great touch:) i esp love the little trees! hope you are doing well--have a great day!

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  20. Love that fabric on the pillow and table runner. Hope all is well. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas.

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  21. Wow, this is pretty spectacular. I love the bold colors mixed with the earthy tones. Very warm and classic.

    Marie Angelique

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  22. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE THE TABLE CENTERPIECE! Actually love it all...so festive!!

    Jeannie

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  23. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE THE TABLE CENTERPIECE! Actually love it all...so festive!!

    Jeannie

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  24. Gorgeous! I know your focus is more on the holiday decor, but I have to say I'm drooling over your chair slipcovers!

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  25. Lovely, as always, Debra...that fabric is just wonderful!
    JP

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  26. It's beautiful, Debra. The dining room is where I start too.:-)

    Are you prepared for the "weather" coming in? I think you might be in for it. J talked to a friend, last night, who lives near Joplin. He was saying it might get interesting down that way. Here too, but not as bad.
    Take care!!

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  27. Super pretty! You put me to shame!
    OXO,
    Me

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  28. Your dining room is gorgeous! I love the red tartan accents; it looks so festive! The preserved boxwood toparies are a wonderful addition to your box; it's a fantastic centerpiece! It looks like you are ready for the holidays!

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  29. Your dining room is breathtaking! I love the runner and pillow Judy made for you; she is so talented.

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  30. Amazing! I love Judy's runner. Great fabric!!!!! Your dining room is Christmas perfection! Isn't it funny, that we all have a certain starting place when decorating?

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  31. Hello, my friend! I love your new runner and pillows but your chandelier is my favorite! It's gorgeous! I've found some really wide ribbon at Hobby Lobby but I usually go to my local florist or home and garden center where they will usually sell fabulous ribbon by the yard! Hugs to you.

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  32. Hi Debra - Your Dining Room looks fantastic. Thanks for the plug for the runner. Glad you are enjoying it!!

    Take care in the approaching weather! YUCK!

    Judy

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  33. Debra, I love it all! The runner, the topiaries, the chandy...all perfectly festive! :)
    Susan

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  34. Your dining room looks very pretty, Debra. I really like the layered runners and the boxwood trio look lovely as a centerpiece.

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  35. Everything is beautiful and I think your brown table is refreshing...stunning actually!

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  36. That runner is really great, perfeclty Christmasy, yet neutral enough that you can decorate over it. I think I need boxwood on my table now!!

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  37. Your table runner looks beautiful! How sweet that she made you a matching pillow. I love your wood table with the inlay.

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  38. It looks beautiful! Isn't that Judy amazing? I am continually in awe of her creations.

    xo
    Claudia

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  39. Very dramatic and stunning centerpiece....Dinning room is beautiful!
    Judy

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  40. Your dining room is beautiful!!!! If you will send me your address and the measurement of the piece of ribbon that you need, I have some very wide plaid ribbon that I will be glad to share with you!!!
    Blessings,
    J

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  41. Beautiful!! I love that awesome flower box!!! Wish I could fit something that big in my dining room.... I LOVE it!!

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  42. Amazing runner and the boxwood are perfection!

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  43. Debra your dining room looks wonderful. That chandy is divine. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  44. The table runner is gorgeous Debra and I love the addition of the plaid ribbon! Your chandy is perfect as are the boxwoods! It all looks so festive! Can't wait to see those lanterns! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. Beautiful textiles on your table, Debra. I love your style!

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  46. Love your runner and everything is so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  47. Your dining room looks absolutely beautiful. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  48. Love that burlap fabric used in your runner and pillow. Love how it inspired the whole room's decor.

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