|the copper and chocolate-colored balls are in the top right photo;|
the red Christmas balls are on the left and bottom right
This is a salt and pepper set, although I've not filled them yet. It remains to be seen if they are as functional as they are cute!
Last year at this time, I had high hopes to make a lot of wool felt projects in 2016. Well, that hasn't happened, but I did complete this snowman mat in January.
This cast iron stove sits in a corner of the dining room. Since we are blessed with a furnace, it's just for show. The Cook on Fifth Street gave this to me some years ago after it had decorated her home for a long time. The flowers, of course, are silk. I love having green foliage and switching out the flowers as the seasons come and go.
|dining room chest of china|
|Surfer Girl gave me 5 of these stuffed reindeer from|
Pier One Imports about twenty years ago
|our Angel tree|
|the angel near the top, just under the star|
|the Holy Family at the base of our Angel tree|
I especially like this one because Beloved took accordion lessons when he was a school boy.
My last photo for today is of a chest on the opposite wall of the dining room. I keep a black-and-ecru table runner there (made by Grace as a house-warming gift three years ago) and top it with casual black-and-burlap picture frames from Walmart.
The brass candle stick is really the base to a lamp that is no more. I removed the electrical cord and put a candle atop it. I never burn the candle -- I just like the look. (I don't use candles much anymore except for the battery-powered electric ones, which are so much safer).
A large glittery bow is pinned to the [working] lamp on the left and at its base is a candle ring from The Cook on Fifth Street. It's made up of pine needles, pine cones, a rusty bell and some burlap tucked in there.
The glittery gold star by the pictures of my grandchildren is a tree ornament.
This concludes the tour of the dining room with its Christmas decor. The table will look really good when the holiday dishes are set at each place, but that picture will be in another post.
Stay tuned! Friday's post will feature the family room.