Beachy Christmas in the Dining Room

Good morning! I don’t usually show up on a Wednesday, but I wanted to finish the tour of my living room/dining room! You can see my entryway and living room here. I just love having these rooms to decorate! It was so much fun to put it all together.

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I received several of my items from Oriental Trading. It felt like an early Christmas when I opened up the box! I knew everything would look great in my turquoise and white dining room!

christmas 2017 turquoise and white dining room

I found these very cool ombre’ turquoise and white trees at Hobby Lobby and I knew they would be perfect for my table! I almost waited too long, but snagged the last two!

christmas 2017 dining room turquoise and white tablescape and hutch

I used my white dishes and layered them on top of these silver placemats from Oriental Trading. They added the perfect touch! I just checked the website and I don’t see the silver ones, but they do have gold. I also added little silver and white candy boxes to each place-setting to give as little gifts to my guests.

christmas 2017 dining room tablescape turquoise and white silver and gold

I added dark goblets, white fabric napkins, and a silver bowl filled with tiny ornaments.

christmas 2017 dining room table centerpiece

Down the middle of the table, I placed some silver faux leaves, candles, pointsettias, wooden beads and silver deer.

christmas 2017 dining room silver deer candlelight

I almost forgot about the pretty feathers! I added these to each place-setting and also some to my tree. There are lots of different colors and they add the perfect touch.

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I added a few Christmas touches to my white hutch too. I found the boxwood tree at a thrift store and added some tiny turquoise berries to the little pitcher. Here is one more of my cute little hedgehogs!

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I have been collecting these Shiny Brite ornaments for a few years now. Anytime I see them at thrift store, I pick them up. I was able to fill this driftwood bowl with them.

christmas 2017 dining room shiny brite ornaments

My turquoise and gold bar cart holds a couple of lanterns and my last little hedgehog! I stored some of my extra candy boxes on the bottom shelf.

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My shelves stayed pretty much the same, just added in some Christmas touches. By keeping the background neutral I can add any other colors and it still looks great! I also added some white Christmas lights to add a little more sparkle!

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I found these turquoise glittery snowflakes at Oriental Trading too. They come apart so they are really easy to store.

christmas 2017 dining room turquoise snowflake

I have a box of Shiny Brite ornaments that once belonged to my dad’s mom. I love having these little special heirlooms to add to my rooms. This Merry Christmas ball is just one of them, so I figured it needed a place of honor.

christmas 2017 dining room christmas ornament in cloche

I really enjoyed giving you a little tour and so glad you came by! I will be back with more next week!

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Corner News-October 22, 2015

I can’t believe it’s Friday and time for Corner News! I’m not ready!!! I’ve been helping out my friend at the shelter get ready for Saturdays Bark in the Park, plus it is my little (almost) 3 years old great niece’s birthday this weekend and I am trying to make something special for her too! I had a great time last week playing hide-n-seek with her. You know, she tells you where to hide and then comes to find you?! Ha! I miss those days!

In other Valley Animal Haven Animal Shelter news…

Remember when I told you the shelter was in a competition? The results of the HomeAgain Helps “Shelter of the Year” contest are in AND Valley Animal Haven is officially a Runner-Up in our very first National Competition. We will receive $2,500 cash, a new computer, a new IPad, and an assortment of medical supplies from Merck Animal Health. Yippee!!! This is so awesome! Valley Animal Haven is such a small shelter and just starting out, so this is so amazing! The infirmary is going to be completed plus a cat building. This has been such a great year, I can’t wait to see what next year brings!

I am going to dress up as Mary Poppins for Halloween next week. Here is my inspiration…

Mary Poppins

All I need is the carpet bag and I am set!

I also told you about the hedgehog pumpkin I did a few years ago. I believe it came from a Martha Stewart idea. Here she is!

Hedghog Pumpkin

Isn’t she adorable!

hedgehog pumpkin halloween

The lights actually look like quills in the dark…

hedgehog pumpkin in the dark

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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