Christmas in the Dining Room - Come Home For Christmas

Ideas and inspiration for simple Christmas dining room decor

Christmas dining room

I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed! I tried to get out of cooking "the meal", but the middle DIY revolted and said because I didn't make stuffing last year, I had to make the whole shebang. Nothing like being guilted into cooking by your 20-year old son 😏

So I did what any good mama would do
and cooked a full Thanksgiving feast...even though I was dealing with a nasty head cold! I enlisted help this year so it really wasn't so bad...I even got out of doing the dishes...maybe the only positive thing to being sick on Thanksgiving!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! Can you even believe that tomorrow is December 1?

FYI - home decor and DIY bloggers get started early on their projects and decorating so that it gives YOU enough time to complete your favorite ideas...remember all those ideas you've pinned?!

I have been planning and decorating and crafting and shopping for about a month I'm feeling prepared this year!

I joined with a fun group of bloggers to share one room in our home decorated for Christmas. It's a week-long tour of decorated rooms to inspire you! Thank you to Vicki and Jenn, the girls behind 2 Bees in a Pod, for hosting Come Home for Christmas! 

If you missed any of the posts, you can catch up on them by following the links I'll include at the end of my tour.

Come Home for Christmas

Christmas is in full swing at my home, but today I'd like to share my dining room with you. I kept it simple and let a few pieces really take center stage.

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Christmas dining room

I didn't set the table (shocker I know...y'all, I just finished serving Thanksgiving here!) but the real star of my decorated dining room is this amazing fresh bay wreath from McFadden Farm.

fresh bay wreath

It's surprisingly affordable, and...well, I wish you could smell it because it smells amazing! If you enjoy making soups and stews, you'll already be familiar with tossing a bay leaf in for flavor.

fresh bay wreath

Looks like I'll be making lots of soups this winter!

I set the wreath down on a plaid napkin and this ironstone pitcher fit inside the middle perfectly. You can find similar looking pitchers here.

Christmas centerpiece

I tucked some cotton ball stems, red berries and lambs ears into the pitcher for a fast and easy touch of Christmas.

hutch filled with dishes

I hung a couple small wreaths from red gingham ribbon on the doors of the black hutch, and tucked some berry stems inside. Those little houses were a Target find last year; they light up and are so cute! I thought about painting the rooftops white, what do you think?

I've said it before but I love collecting white dishes! My white ironstone and milk glass goes with every season, and it's so easy to mix and match for any and every occasion! Each Christmas I'm soo tempted to buy Christmas dishes, but I always stop myself because I really don't need them!

milk glass and red berries

Everything in this cabinet is a thrifted find, with the exception of some of the milk glass (thanks mom!)

decorate dining room for Christmas

The farmhouse Christmas picture was a thrifted find too! I just added a bit of greenery for some color.

Christmas print

This is one of my very favorite Christmas songs! My heart always swells when I sing it, thinking about that holy night so long ago when Jesus, our Savior, was born as a babe in a manger! πŸ’—

Christmas chalkboard

I love changing out my large chalkboard for the seasons. I've had some pretty elaborate drawings on it in the past, but was craving That one simple word is so powerful!

I also kept the tabletop tree bare so the other decorations shine.

vintage items

I hung my DIY Christmas tapestry on the old chippy door Mr DIY and I found at the Nashville Flea Market a few years ago.

old chippy door

And my chicken feeder from Decor Steals is filled with small numbered dishes. This antique organ bench makes a great sideboard for a small space!

chicken feeder and numbered plates

The oval plates look like Rae Dunn, but they're from Creative Co-op.

layered magnolia wreath

On the other side of the room I layered a chippy wood shutter, a magnolia wreath from Antique Farm House, and a sweet little Christmas print I found on clearance at HomeGoods last year after the holidays.

dining room Christmas

It's certainly feeling like Christmas in this room!

I love combining old and new items in a room; there is history and a story behind nearly every piece that all come together for a look that is uniquely us!

I'd be honored if you chose to share or PIN THIS IMAGE!

Christmas dining room
I hope you're inspired! But that's not it...there are more dining room tours for you to visit! And a whole house full of room tours!

Here are the links to this whole week's worth full of Christmas room tours! 

MONDAY - Entry/Foyer


TUESDAY - Living Room


Wednesday - Bedroom


Thursday - Dining Room

Friday - Kitchen

This is a group of incredibly talented DIY and home bloggers! I know that you're sure to find some great ideas to inspire you as you decorate your own home!

Thanks for letting me share my Christmas dining room with you today!

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  1. Absolutely lovely, Cindy. I blog too, so I completely understand about working on decorating and planning for a long time. So worth it though. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Thanks Michele, yes we bloggers need to stay ahead of the pack! Thanks so much and have a beautiful Christmas!

  2. Your dining room is super cute Cindy! I really like the centerpiece :)

  3. This looks beautiful! I love the wreaths on the hutch and what a score that door was!

    1. Thanks Lydia! That door is a favorite piece! Merry Christmas :)

  4. I just love that chippy door, what a find! Love all of your festive touches!

  5. I love the subtle hints of the season you added to your dining room. The reds and greens really stand out! Beautiful!

  6. I LOVE your centerpiece!!! And that black hutch is just stunning! What a beautiful dining room!

  7. I love the combination of old new and thrifty! Don't you wish computers had scratch and sniff so we could all enjoy your wreath?

    1. Thanks Jeanette, yes smell-a-vision would be awesome!

  8. Cindy - wow!! Loving the dining room all decked out for Christmas! I would gladly come to your home and guilt you into making me a full holiday meal. Your son and I are on the same page. ;-) Hope you're feeling better now!

    1. Haha, I think my son was more about the food than the decor πŸ˜‰ I am feeling better... Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment!

  9. Cindy, your dining room looks beautiful! I always love seeing your black hutch in photos, and I couldn't agree more with loving to blend old and new together!

  10. I am so sorry you were sick for Thanksgiving Cindy! Your Christmas dining room looks beautiful and I love all your signs :)

  11. This is so beautiful! The black and red together was gorgeous! I love how you've decorated your dining room for Christmas - truly inspiring!

    1. Thank you so much! A very Merry Christmas to you πŸ˜„

  12. Oh my gosh, Cindy, everything is so beautiful! I love, love, love your bay wreath and all of the farmhouse touches you've made feel so inviting and festive. Just gorgeous! Hugs, CoCo

  13. You have such a beautiful dining space! And it looks SO cozy all decked out for the holidays!

  14. Love your beautiful dining space dressed for Christmas. So inspiring! It looks like a perfect place to share a holiday dinner with family.

  15. So many great touches! I love the black against the festive pops of color and your chippy door and shutter are my favorites! It's a beautiful space.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel, it's funny but those chippy items that cost almost nothing are my favorites too!

  16. Your dining room is beautiful & looks like the perfect spot to gather the family together for the holidays! Your fresh bay leaf centerpiece is stunning, too!


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