December 24, 2009

The Dining rooom and entry way

We just got finished putting out our reindeer food and plenty of cookies and eggnog for Santa.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve with your families.
I wanted to wrap up the Christmas tour....here is our entry way.
It's open both to the dining room and the man space. (My Husbands room :))
Here's a close up of the wreath on the back of the front door.
(I painted it last year)
Our Dining room

The REASON for the Season.



The cross was 0.99 at a thrift store, but was mirrored red. I took it apart and gave it a fresh coat of paint.

I made the burlap crown with hot glue and a clothes hanger. (Tutorial to follow)
The banner was
made from brown craft paper and grapevine.


The angel wings were from old gold Christmas decor I painted.
I had all of the other items too, the apothecary jars cam e from a thrift store, the lantern came from a garage sale for $2.


These glittered feather ornaments came from the Dollar Tree.


I painted two red frames oil rubbed bronze. I used craft paper and dyed it with coffee, then stamped it with a ledger script stamp. I hot glued it inside the frames.

The sconces were originally 70's gold, and got revived with a tortoise shell finish.

I hot glued them onto the paper.

You may recognize my table scape from this post.
Here is a view of the other side of my dining room.
The arrangement is normally on the buffet.
(It is just painted sticks, berry picks and feathers in a $5 thrift store urn)
This fantastic verdigris metal planter was also a thrift store find!

The floral ball is actually dyed coffee filters on an old Halloween lantern.

A wire urn full of pine cones with my Grandparent's old flour scoop.

The numbers were stamped onto dyed paper, framed and put under a cheese dome with faux snow on a painted glass plate (originally clear, I bought it at the Dollar Tree).


The champagne bucket is filled with antique looking silver ornaments.
(I stripped the paint of some very blah ornaments....Tutorial soon to follow)


Hope your Christmas Eve is magical!

12 comments:

Jacque said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!! You should get paid for advertising The Dollar Tree.....funny how I never see the potential of many things in that sotre. That is the eye of a born artist. You are very blessed and your blog name is very appropriate as you seem eager to share all those tutorials.

God bless you and yours this Christmas Day!

Annie@A View On Design said...

you've got some fantastic decor there - really gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your home is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for the tour. I've looked at the pictures several times...so many details and treasures! Please keep the ideas and tutorials coming. It will especially nice once the holidays are over...then it will be cold outside and we will need some more eye candy and crafts to keep us occupied.

Robin in MD

Staci K. said...

I love seeing every one of your posts - you have a beautiful home and a great eye for turning nothing into something extraordinary. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

julie said...

beautiful! i am waiting for the tutorials! please share! i hope you had a wonderful christmas!

Amy Kinser said...

Checking out everything you have done and am so amazed at your creativity. I would love to have you in my home for just a day and let you put your genius to work for me.

More than your decorating abilities, I love that you share your love for the Lord on here as well.

Ragmop said...

Howdy!
Thank you! Thanks for sharing your gift, talent, imagination.

Kati- said...

your blog is so inspiring, your crafts and finds are outstanding!
You have one of the most elegant homes I have ever seen in my entire life!
Keep up the excellent work!!

lisacharlesparsons said...

Hi! I came across your blog by reading the article about in the newspaper. You are soooo talented. Love everything you made! I have added your blog to my favorites. Come by and visit me!!

Cyndi said...

You have amazing gift! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog because of the newspaper. I was wondering if you would be willing to pass along the paint colors in your dining room. I am doing stripes in our master bedroom (one wall) and the colors are not working. I have been to Home Depot and had a color mixed thinking I would clear glaze over it and have a dull stripe/shiny stripe and it does not work with just clear glaze ( it is not shiny enough). IDEAS??? My email is jbh0327@sbcglobal.net THANK YOU in advance for any advice you are willing to share! JEN (in Arlington)

DanaMc said...

Oh my! I love your work.
I looked at your pics and almost left. I thought, "This is out of reach for me."

But, I stopped. And, read. Wow. I'm going to go through your recent posts - hoping to find how you did the tortoise shell on the scones. And, how you did the coffee filters. And, I can't wait to see how you stripped the paint from the ornaments! Ingenious!

LOVE, love, love your work!
DanaMc