christmas home tour | part 2

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I wanted to break up my Christmas Home Tour into two parts so it wouldn’t be so photo heavy.  A few days ago I shared my entry and living roomand now today my dining room.  Our dining is in-between the entry and living room, open to the stairway.  I’ve brought back out my black and white plaid table cloth used for Thanksgiving and also Mike’s 40th outdoor party.  I’m completely in love with the pattern and extra long length.

I was really struggling with how to decorate the side with the piano and mirror.  It needed some sort of green life, but I didn’t want to sit another vase over there since there were already so many vases nearby in the entry.  I pulled out an old garland I’ve had for over 10 years that I thought had seen better days (it looked pretty thin and sad on mantles) but it worked perfectly above the mirror!  I added a thin black grosgrain ribbon to tie in with the other wreaths I had made and put up in the entry, living room, and breakfast nook.  The antlers are right at home this time of year.     
This table combines just about every metal possible: platinum, silver, aged brass, and gold.  I don’t have any napkin rings, so I used some gold colored bangle bracelets.  They don’t all match, and neither do the napkins, but that makes it more interesting!  I used strips of kraft paper for another layer of interest, but it’s also a perfect way to keep your tablecloth stain free with kids (or messy adults) at the table.
The centerpiece is made up of grocery store flowers.  The greens were sold in a bunch.  You could have added any flowers to them and it would have immediately looked festive.

Candlelight makes everything so much more fancy.  I like using taper holders at varying heights along with votives so you can have that pretty light at every level.  White tapers would have been nice too, but I’m really drawn to the contrast of these black tapers.
SOURCE LIST:  chandelier // mirror – Homegoods (same here) // silver berry garland – old Target (similar here) // table cloth // napkins // brass candlesticks – estate sales (similar here and here) // black taper candles // DIY striped taper candles // votive holders – I can’t remember! (similar here) // round vase – Homegoods // slipcovered head chairs // side chairs // DIY mudcloth pillows // dining table // DIY new sew skirted buffet // DIY pressed botanical art // DIY refinished piano // bamboo blinds // sheets used to make drapes // antique dough bowl – Round Top (similar here


I hope you guys enjoyed the tour!  If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here.
For more Christmas decor ideas, visit my past Christmas tours:


  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    i just love your home in all seasons, but this is my favorite! love the candlesticks and greenery!!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Thank you!! This is the first time I've done a tablescape for a tour, and now I know why you like them so much. It was so fun to put together!

  2. Julia Konya Avatar

    Looks so so pretty!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Thank you so much, Julia!

  3. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    Shelley, I love how you make little vignettes so interesting. The black taper candles!! GAH I love them, especially with those awesome brass candlesticks….so cool that you found them at estate sales. They have history. The buffalo check tablecloth is so versatile by the way, I need one!! All is so festive and merry, enjoy!

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