This wasn’t the post I was going to write today.
I was going to photograph the dining room with its Christmas dining room decor and give you some fun ideas for inexpensive decorating ideas for your room.
But just as I finished with the last branch and the last ornament and the last furry pillow on the last plaid throw, the sun started to set.
It took my breath away.
The setting sun.
The Christmas tree casting a warm glow over the room.
The tiny houses glowing in the coming darkness.
I couldn’t help it. I had to show it to you. I grabbed my camera and snapped and snapped and snapped away to try to capture that moment.
I hope you like twinkles as much as I do. 🙂
If you entered the front door and turned right this is what you’d see.
The Christmas tree is in the bay window with a furry tree skirt.
And the lights are bouncing off the new paint color in the room.
And these houses twinkling on the dining room table?
They are the ones I bought at the Target dollar spot with the trees.
I just stacked them at different heights on a table runner.
I tucked a furry pillow on the chair with a wool throw.
The twins and I decorated the tree with garland, wood slices and monograms.
The wood slices are all painted with gold and silver on the edges.
I hung the cutest set of platters above the fabric bolt holder I found at an antique store.
Then I hung a boxwood wreath on the front of the piece.
And tucked galvanized presents under the tree.
And the finishing touch to the room?
These stars hung from the chandelier over the village.
I just cut the garland apart and hung them from jute twine.
Here’s the village with the stars over the top.
They are twinkling in the light of the Christmas tree and the lights of the tiny town below.
In the hustle and bustle of a the busy that is and is about to be, it’s a reminder to stop and pause and celebrate the quiet moments of the season.
Twinkle on little dining room.
And now to celebrate the season, the dining room wanted to host a giveaway.
The set of platters hanging above the piece in the dining room are from my Thistlewood Collection over at Painted Fox.
You can see them here. It like an instant collection of cream ware that looks like its been passed down from generation to generation.
One that looks like it might have been used at the first Thanksgiving to serve the first turkey.
Painted Fox is having a GIANT Cyber Monday Sale today with 30% off the entire site (including everything in my collection).
And the dining room is giving away a set of these dishes to one reader.
All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter and leave a comment below telling me your most favorite Christmas ornament.
PS Here’s my favorite ornament story ever (it starts sad, but it all ends well).