Hello Christmas fans! If you're hopping over after visiting Jen at Noting Grace, welcome! Isn't she the best?! I love seeing whatever her latest project or DIY is...she's always got something up her sleeve.
If this is your first stop on the Favorite Christmas Room Tour, I hope you'll visit the other talented bloggers sharing their spaces! You can find details on the rest of the tour at the bottom of this post. Now on to my favorite space...
My favorite room in our house is the dining room, and that doesn't seem to change from season to season. Any room with a window seat and french doors will always be my favorite! So let's start the tour! The inspiration for this year's Christmas dining room came from one thing...
A blue fair isle knit stocking. I saw these at Michael's this year and I swear, my heart stopped! I have a deep love for fair isle patterns and this Norwegian blue was so perfect I had to have them. I don't know if this is actually Norwegian blue, but that's the name of the paint color on all our exterior doors, and it's the same exact blue, so that's what I'm calling it. Anyway, there were only two stockings in the store, so I bought both.
As soon as I had the stockings in my grasp, I knew I would pair them with the boxwood wreaths I already have.
Three wreaths and two stockings made it a no-brainer to hang them above the window seat. Sometimes ideas come naturally, and this was one of those times.
We have 3 sizes of this Crate & Barrel tree, and the medium size was perfect on the secretary. I gathered all the vintage blue ornaments in my collection (some passed down from my grandmother and some I collected myself) and hung them on this tree.
I've had these small packages wrapped in white and brown paper for years, and they end up in a different spot every Christmas. This year it's under the vintage blue ornament tree!
This chipped little bell made it from my grandmother, to my mom, and now to me!
On the other side of the kitchen doorway are these open shelves. I started with the olive wood nativity, knowing I wanted it front and center at eye level. I LOVE this nativity that my in-laws brought back from Israel.
Then I filled in space with mercury glass trees, cedar trees, bottle brush trees, and blue wood trees from the Target dollar spot. Have I mentioned I really love trees?
Oh, and don't forget about this vintage picnic basket. I filled it with giant round twig ornaments from Hobby Lobby. I've had these for years, but they still sell them year after year.
On to the hutch! It was pretty easy to find a lot of blue and green already in my house to keep going with the color theme, since that's what my usual color palette is during the rest of the year.
These old hardware store drawers always sit on top of the hutch (it's too heavy to move it around) and it's the perfect spot for some house, church, and barn ornaments. The galvanized ornaments were a clearance find from Michael's last January. I'm thinking they were around 50 cents each.
Here's an open door shot of the inside filled with blue and silver ornaments, jadeite, blue glass, and some server ware.
I started collecting jadeite last spring, and I don't know what took me so long. Green has been my love language for most of my life! I think I became even more obsessed with jadeite after adding ornaments!
I placed a flocked tree in front of each French door and kept them naked, except for some white lights.
Each tree sits in a white crate. I'm telling you, I never run out of uses for these simple white crates!
And finally, the table! The blue table runners and black candlesticks are from Ikea, and the trees and ornaments are from my Christmas stash. I felt like it needed a little something else to tone down all the cool colors, so I sprinkled walnuts down the center of the table and added a few more brown paper packages tied up with strings.
Ya know what? I used to really dislike blue Christmas décor, and this year, the way this room came together, completely changed my mind! I realized it just has to be the right blues. I loved doing something completely different from my usual, and I'm excited I get to share those details with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today!
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Next up on our tour is Kelly of The Tattered Pew! Kelly and I go way back on Instagram, and it's been pretty amazing to watch her journey as she makes her home a beautiful and inviting place for family and friends. Hop on over and show her and her Christmas porch some love!
Below are the rest of the bloggers in the Favorite Christmas Room Tour. We hope you gained some inspiration today and thank you so much for visiting!