Tis the Season for Dining and Decorating

Taking indoor photos continues to prove challenging, to say the least! Pulling my hair out a little while getting acquainted with my Nikon D3000 and figuring out what aperture to use and blah, blah, bah humbug! Tis not the season to be wrestling with a new camera. I’m ready to sit down, eat, drink, and be merry!

This is the dining room that’s getting a makeover that I mentioned in an earlier post.
The chairs are wearing a new coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint … Duck Egg Blue.
I’m debating what color to paint the Windsor chairs.
White? Black? Leave as is with their original stain? Please help me decide!

I’m lovin’ ASCP, this was my first shot at it. So easy! While at the store picking up paint,
I scored these blue-wired snowflake ornaments.

These sparkly blue snowflakes were just $2 each, from Carter’s Cottage Interiors in Dekalb.
Great store, I might add. You’ll find lots of yummy ASCP furniture make-overs while there.

The dishes are Waechtersbach Christmas Tree pattern, the goblets are Waterford crystal.
Both were handed down to me from my mother. The flatware is Colin Cowie.

The silver and red sparkly Christmas trees were bargains from The Little Traveler,
Me loves a few shiny baubles!

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  1. My struggle with getting the perfect photo is constant, so I completely understand what you’re experiencing! Your table looks great, and I love those blue chairs. I would consider leaving the other chairs natural wood. They really complement the blue.

  2. Hi, thanks so much for visiting yummy mummy, I’m so happy to have found YOUR lovely blog and am following 🙂 You house looks beautiful!

  3. Oh, I love, love your dining room and the pretty table you’ve set! I love the painted chairs and the pretty sparkley snowflakes hanging from them. It all looks very festive! Blessings, Pamela

  4. Your table is so pretty and so festive. I love it!…Christine

  5. Very Festive! Thanks for sharing

  6. Your table looks lovely and you’ve gotta love it when you can pick up decorations while buying paint!
    Thanks Kylie

  7. Your Waechtersbach dishes are so pretty. I always have thought they were the most cheerful Christmas dishes, each time I see them. I like your vintage ornaments and bottle brush trees, too.

  8. Love your fun festive table!

  9. Lovely paint job and the table looks very pretty. Thanks for joining in on the party!


  10. Everything is so very pretty! Love the red!
    Thank you for linking and a very merry Christmas!!


  11. Hi Jennifer!

    Those little blue chairs have such a cute shape! I always love Windsor chairs that are painted black. It would give a good contrast in your kitchen.

    Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

  12. What a cheerful tablescape and I love that little angel! I am your newest follower and I hope that you will stop by and see me sometime.

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Everything looks so merry and bright!
    The chairs looks wonderful…I vote black for the windsors!

  14. Oh how pretty. I love your tablescape. Your red is lovely and so cheery. Beautifully done. I love the idea of black also, seems to be a theme with everyone. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Simply delightful ~ well done. I’m loving those vintage ornaments. Merry Christmas (:

  16. Your home is beautiful! Thank you for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! I am a new follower! Christie

  17. I know I’m a color sort of gal. But I see those chairs in something “unexpected.” Red, some bright color that makes them stand out and shine. Love your decor!

  18. Hi Jennifer…

    Oooh…your dining room is just scrumptious all dressed up for Christmas, my friend! I love, love, LOVE your Christmas decor! The big metal basket filled with shiny ornaments…GORGEOUS! You were by my place earlier (Swedish Christmas)…I think your beautiful dining room decor has a bit of a “Swedish” feel to it as well! I really do love your ASCP chairs…beautiful color. I love the natural wood of the Windsor chairs mixed in with this table setting! If they were mine…I would leave them as they are. Just my two cents worth…hehe! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas home with us, Jennifer!

    I just read the sweet note that you left over at my place! Thank you for your visit…you made my day with your kind note. I also wanted to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows. I have also added your delightful blog to my blog roll. I have had so much fun here at your place…I just took the last hour and went through all of your posts! It’s so very nice to meet you, Jennifer!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,

  19. I love your photos I love the colorful cheerfulness you feel when looking at them. Pat

  20. Your ornaments incorporated into the tablescape are wonderful. The quilt over the Windsor chair adds so much warmth to the room. I think these chairs would look stunning in black! I’ll be watching future posts for your decision.

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

  21. I have those Christmas tree dishes too, and I just LOVE them!! Your dining room looks so lovely!!

  22. I love those dishes, I have a GF who has them too! Your table looks beautiful as does the dining room! XO, Pinky

  23. Love your Christmas china; that tablescape is just beautiful.

  24. Love your pretty Christmas setting…so festive and colorful…love all the vintage ornaments…wow nice collections…Love the dining room and especially the great new painted chairs…super job…I am a new follower of yours…I’ll be back…phyllis

  25. All the decorations are cheery and bright, so why did my eye wander over the pretty corner hutch in the dining room…
    Must be because I could use one! Merry Christmas!

  26. Hi, Jennifer! I think this is my first visit to your blog. I’m coming over from Susan’s Tablescape Thursday. I love your header with the photo of the beautiful golf country club! Looks to me like you’re doing quite well with your camera! The photos here are very pretty, and the color is very sharp. Very nice Christmas setting! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  27. How wonderful to use your Mother’s china and crystal. Family heirlooms are so great for remembering. I love the Lenox Christmas Santa ornament. The blue chairs are perfect and I like the colonial chairs with their original stain. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam

  28. Jennifer, I’m just getting caught up on all of my blog reading and came across your post on Bunny Jean’s last blog hop. What gorgeous Christmas decor you have! Everything looks so wonderful and festive! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Merry Christmas!

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