Christmas Dining Room and Vintage Sitting Room Tour

I'm sharing holiday ideas in my Christmas dining room and vintage inspired sitting room! Two rooms, two decorated Christmas trees for lots of holiday decor inspiration!

Christmas decor

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Welcome to the Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Kelly of The Tattered Pew and Mansa of Simple Modern Living. There are 30 homes to tour, which is a ton of Christmas inspiration for you all week long and you'll find all the links below!

If you're coming from  Lantern Lane Designs, welcome! Jenna has such a beautiful home and I love her Christmas decor this year!

I started decorating for Christmas at the end of October so that I could be ready in time for all the blog hops and tours this year! Decorating always puts me in a festive mood and I think we're all just feeling the need for that even earlier this year! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ’

I shared my magical Christmas bedroom and my welcoming Christmas porch earlier in the week.

Decorating and making cute Christmas decor for my home is one of my favorite things about this time of year! I've already shared 8 Christmas DIY's this year!! You can check out my cozy DIY Christmas trees and my Christmas gallery wall made from canvases if you're looking for some inexpensive ways to decorate your home.

Today I'm taking you on a tour of our Christmas dining room and sitting room. Both rooms are at the front of the house and the first rooms you see when you walk in the front door so they're usually the first rooms I decorate.

Christmas Dining Room

I first added a tree to our dining room a few years ago and we love it! It's a bit of a tight fit, but it is so festive to dine by a beautifully decorated tree! I like to change the decorations every year! One year I had a blue and white French farmhouse tree, last year the tree was decorated with an O Holy Night theme.

A new willow tree collar helps emphasize the modern farmhouse feeling in this space. And I love how the houndstooth covered dining chairs look with Christmas reds! That was a simple project I tackled this past year.

This is our first Christmas with new farmhouse floors in this part of our home and it looks so good! Can you believe these are super affordable waterproof laminates? They add so much farmhouse goodness to our home!

Decorating our home on a budget for all the seasons is one of my favorite things!

Last year after Christmas I scored a set of red and white transferware Christmas plates from the thrift store! Maybe the best $12 I've ever spent! These Johnson Bros dishes add the perfect Christmas homey touch to our table. And they work so well with the antique ironstone dishes I've collected over the years.

I dressed the table with 1-yard of red striped fabric that I folded into a runner. I'm drawn to the simplicity of ticking stripe fabric because of the vintage feel.

A set of napkins from Home Goods was folded into the shape of Christmas trees and silverware was tied with a velvet ribbon. I just can't decide if I should put the wrapped silverware on top of the napkin or keep them separate. Please weigh in with your opinion!

The centerpiece is a berry garland wrapped around some brass candlesticks from I added a pearl strand and some mercury glass votives because you just can't have too much candlelight when you're eating Christmas dinner! It makes even fast food feel magical!

Believe it  or not, the Christmas tree in our dining was a curbside find a couple years ago! The lights weren't working so Mr DIY and I spent an afternoon removing all the light cords. This is such a full tree, it was totally worth saving!

Christmas dining room decor

I decorated the tree with red striped ribbon and white ornaments. I even hung some of my small ironstone plates on the tree like I did when I decorated our blue and white French farmhouse tree a couple years ago. It feels appropriate for the dining room!

The tree is hung with family ornaments as well as decorative ones, for a true feeling of nostalgia! I'm waiting for the kids to notice their little faces! 😍 I also added clip on flameless candles this year that operate on a timer. We love the soft, flickering glow!

The black hutch got a touch of Christmas as did the small bookcase hutch that I painted this past summer. I love that cheery little Santa plate peeking out!

Let's move across the hall to the sitting room.

Vintage Christmas Style

Rather than completely redecorating in here, I kept the blue and pink rug and furniture in place, and added Christmas decor with nostalgic, pastel colors.

This room doesn't get used much, but it needs to look good because it's right there when you walk in the front door!

Hey, it's another curbside tree! This one had a broken stand, but I found a way to make it stand up straight and I flocked it last year. You can find out how I did both if you visit my Instagram highlights.

And today at 10 I'm on Facebook Live showing you how I saved a tree that discolored in the attic! I just hate seeing perfectly good trees headed to the landfill when with a little ingenuity, they can be rescued and last for several more years!

This tree in my sitting room is kind of a wonky tree, but I think it looks super cute when decorated. The large basket helps to give it some oomph, and I loaded the tree up with blush pink mercury glass and black ornaments.

This room is filled with cozy textures! Remember that pom pom pumpkin pillow I made for Fall? I just flipped it around and rested it on a cozy blush pink throw.

I made the vintage inspired ornament wreath this year and looovvveee how it turned out! It was actually a craft fail that I saved! Click through to read how easy it was to make! πŸ’—

The vintage window above the sofa was hung with my ticking fabric farmhouse Christmas wreath that I made for $10 and aqua blue mercury glass ornaments.

More ornaments are piled in a wood basket on the painted chest. This chest is hiding a secret; you can find out how we set up the home filing system in our blanket chest here.

I have always wanted to make a mason jar Christmas tree, and this was the year! I set it up on a painted tray on this small chest in our entryway. The jars are filled with small ornaments and jingle bells.

Did you notice the bottle brush tree star hanging from the mirror? I promise that from eye level it is hanging just right!

vintage mason jar Christmas tree

I loved decorating this room. I didn't buy a thing, just used items I had (several of which I hadn't pulled out of attic bins in years!)

vintage pastel Christmas decor

Here's the view into the dining room. And you get a peek at our staircase that I re-stained this summer and the removeable wallpaper on the treads! The staircase used to be orange oak and carpeted!

updated stairs with stain and wallpaper

That was a ton of pictures, but I hope I've given you some ideas for rethinking your own holiday decor this year!

Please head over to Cassie Bustamante next. I know you'll love her Christmas tour! And keep scrolling for the links to all 30 tours.

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Below you'll find all the links so you can peruse each home and get ideas! You're gonna need an hour or two! And a big cup of coffee or hot cocoa! πŸ˜‰ 

Monday's Tours

The Tattered Pew //  My Thrift Store Addiction //  Simply 2 Moms

Worthing Court //  Bricks N' Blooms //  Open Doors Open Hearts

Tuesday's Tours

Lora B Create and Ponder //  This Is Simplicite

Shiplap and Shells //  The Ponds Farmhouse //

Wednesday Tour's

Stone Gable //  Midwest Life And Style //  Follow The Yellow Brick Home 

Noting Grace //  My Wee Abode //  The Farmhouse Life

Thursday's Tours

Aratari At Home //  Caitlin Marie Design //  Sweet Pea

Fiddle Leaf Blog //  First Day Of Home //  White Arrows Home

Friday's Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill //  The Aspiring Home //  Lantern Lane Designs 

DIY Beautify //  Cassie Bustamante //  The Flowering Farmhouse

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  1. your home is so cozy and lovely! my favorite is your black hutch styled for christmas!

    1. Thanks Cassie, that hutch was my very first piece of furniture I painted with chalk paint about 13 years ago!

  2. Your house is gorgeous all decorated for the holidays!

  3. I loved this Christmas Tour!! You did a wonderful job! I too love ticking and it was so fun finding it sprinkled throughout your home tour!! Also, your mason jar tree was brilliant!!! XoXo Aliya

    1. Thanks so much Aliya, I appreciate the comment and thank you for touring my rooms!!

  4. Cindy you always have the best Christmas decor! I love how happy and colorful it is and your mason jar tree is so cool! You have a gift my friend and I am so thankful you shared it with us! Merry Christmas!

    1. Aww, you are very kind Kelly! Thank you for that sweet encouragement and for all your hard work hosting this fabulous tour! Merry Christmas my friend!

  5. Cindy, your dining room looks so cozy and festive! Hope you have a joyous Christmas season. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Okay... your home is one of my fave on the tour this week, Cindy! So pretty, and so well thought out! I love your 'wonky' tree, and that area made me stop and stare for a wee bit! ;-) Great photos, too, my friend! Pinned, and can't wait to share!

    1. Thank you Julie, you are so kind!! I'm so happy to have created a space that made you stop and stare for a little while :) Merry Christmas!!

  7. I loved seeing your dining room and sitting rooms' Christmas decor! It's wonderful that you've save so many Christmas trees from the landfill. Having so many trees makes your home extra special and with the lights on at night, it has to make your home feel so cozy.

    1. Thank you Paula, I love the coziness that twinkle lights add to our home! Merry Christmas!!

  8. Everything is gorgeous! I love your dining room all decorated for Christmas. It's perfect! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  9. I am so jealous of your red transferware score! If I ever come across a deal like that I won't be able to hold myself back. They set such a beautiful table for Christmas and Valentine's. Love your table with the red ticking; so classic. My vote is flatware on the napkin:) Love your style, and the tour!

  10. Cindy your home looks gorgeous! I love how you decorated your hutch! Happy Holidays! xoxo

  11. I absolutely love how you've decorated for Christmas Cindy. Your dining room is my very favorite. So much inspiration here. ❤️

  12. Every single detail is just perfect Cindy! What a wonderful place to be for the holidays!

  13. Cindy, everything looks so beautifully decorated for the holidays! I love that you're a DIY girl like me. I fell in love with your dining room and those houndstooth chairs you did, but the color scheme in your sitting room is dreamy too. I struggled with the whole napkin/flatware question too! Glad I'm not alone. I think I like them on the plate? I hope you have a great holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much Crissy, I appreciate your comments! I love to find inexpensive ways to make my home cozy and inviting! Merry Christmas to you ❤

  14. You have so many amazing holiday DIY's! I realized that my earlier comment didn't post! Happy holidays! Pinning this!


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