Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Dining Room and Thanksgiving 2013

I withheld showing my Dining room up until now since I told you before when I shared with you my Snowflake chandelier that I needed to make something for this room, and I finally did!

Our Dining room before Thanksgiving

This is what I made...

A Gift Wrap Paper Wreath
I got this wonderful idea from Kate Riley over at "Centsational Girl" when she shared how she made this Wrapping Paper Wreath HERE

I just added metallic tacks around on my version

Simple but pretty
I matched the wreath with my paper place mats as well!
Used my Antique Store score of Fireking gold-rimmed plates and bowl for my table
Gold flatware also an Antique store score
Goblets were from Jonathan Adler's Home line with HSN years ago and Capiz coasters were from the Philipines
Went simple on my Buffet table with my Apothecary jars getting snow and just ornaments.

I did not have another smaller tree to hang my sentimental ornaments at, but thought of placing them all on display on my mirrored shelves in the Dining!

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I also added some Christmas bling over at my Bar area...

Beaded Snowflake ornaments on the mirrors,
Martini Snowman glass and typography family art!
I set up a table for 8 this year since we decided to have the kids in the grown-ups table too !

With our guests the Anterola Family
We had a very good and pleasant Thanksgiving recalling all the things we were thankful for...

... and made the usual Thanksgiving/Grateful Ornament we always make during Thanksgiving afterwards!

Our Holiday picture for this year
We hope you and your family had a Wonderful Thanksgiving as well! 

Have a Great Week!

P.S. If your wondering about my hair, yes, they are extensions, just clip-ons I decided to use it just for fun!



  1. Vel, you have a lovely family and you must have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I adore your holiday decorations - they are absolutely lovely. Your dining room looks gorgeous!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  2. Your dining room looks beautiful, Vel! I really like that wreath you made. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. I like the design and the home also. After many days i found good design from your blog. Home Decor Ideas

  4. Lovely home. Lovely family. Merry Christmas!

    (We're neighbors at Cindy's Amaze Me Monday party.)

  5. I love your wrapping paper wreath Vel along with the rest of your dining room - I'm still so impressed by how you had your home all decorated up so early on. By the time I get my decorating finished, it will be time to take everything down :-)

  6. Wonderful combo of glam + crafted, everything looks so nice. So you added a festive touch to you too (good for you!) ... so you need to share the details on the clip-in hair extensions cause I've actually been considering something like that and yours look nice.

  7. Beautiful Christmas decorations Vel. Beautiful family and I love your hair...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  8. Your dining room looks beautiful! Your hair looks amazing too =)

  9. You did a great job with all the decorations including the capiz shell coasters! It is wonderful that you were able to display your sentimental ornaments that become more meaningful as the years go by. Great family picture, too, extensions as well :) Stunning!

  10. Love your hair, Vel. Your dining room looks so festive and pretty, great idea on the wreath, so pretty. You have a beautiful family and you.are a wonderful hostess....Christine

  11. You did such an amazing job with your decorations, and your home is just gorgeous!! Beautiful family too! :)

    The Glam Pad

  12. what a festive table vel♥ i love the plates & bowls with gold rims!
    i've seen kate's beautiful wrapping paper wreath & your version of it is also equally beautiful♥

  13. Vel, Your dining room is beautifully decorated for Christmas and you have a lovely family. Happy Holidays.

  14. Your house is really beautiful. I love that picture of your family: looks very "royal".

  15. Vel, you did such an amazing job creating so much warmth and holiday spirit! You have a beautiful family and beautiful dining room. Love the extensions, I've been known to use them myself. :)

  16. I was going to say, where did you get all that hair! Youre beautiful! Love your sparkly dining room and all that you made. What a beautiful table and handsome group! Happy Holidays Vel! xoxo Nancy

  17. Your dining room looks wonderful and your family so beautiful. Great holiday decorations!!

  18. Such a wonderful idea to make the paper wreath .. and matching it to the placements! Nicely done:) and everything looks so festive. Your home is beautiful:)

  19. That wreath is adorable Vel! But what I am most surprised about is that you have such long hair! I did not know this!! I always pictured a medium length bob. You know how you have an image in your mind of someone? Haha! You look gorgeous dahling!

  20. Vel, I love your family pictures and your dining room is so beautiful. Such a fabulous Thanksgiving and you all look like you had such a wonderful time. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  21. Vel, you are soooo creative! Love the wreath and the overall festive and warm aura in the dining room. What a beautiful family you have too. xx

  22. Beautiful post pretty Vel! I don't know where to start, but I'll begin by saying your house looks gorgeous and you my dear have such pretty taste and are so talented too. I love the wreath, maybe I'll try it if I have some time, it'll be fun! Your table is gorgeous dishes and all! Wonderful group of people having fun at your beautiful home.

  23. Your holiday picture is just incredible! I never knew your hair was that long and glorious! Those boys are just darling and what a handsome husband. :)

  24. Vel,
    Love the charming gold and all of the attention to detail! Beautiful!!

  25. You have a beautiful family and your decorations are gorgeous. Happy to have found you though Open House Party!

  26. Vel, your family is just as gorgeous as your house! I just love your dining room and your beautiful paper crafts! Thanks so much for linking up at our Holiday Home Décor party! I must share! :) Kim

  27. Hello Vel,
    It all looks sooooo that beautiful wreath! Thank you for sharing at my party.


  28. Wow! Beautiful decorations and a beautiful family.

    You've been FEATURED this week on BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No. 34 - come on over and check it out.

    Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

    Thanks for linking up with us.
    Sharon and Denise ♥


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