Some of you know my take on decorating for Christmas…my mom always had our house completely decorated by Thanksgiving week. Her thought was that she’d be able to better enjoy the holidays from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day, if her house were ready. So that’s what I do! With that in mind…let’s have a look at my small dinning room…I’m almost done decorating my it, so I thought I’d show you what I’ve done so far!
I had the dinning room done in deep red in years past.
But this year it’s hues of tranquil teal, icy silver and splashes of pink…
It’s a budget year so I couldn’t spend a bunch of money…I painted the glass hurricanes with an easy lacy technique and blogged it HERE.
See all the darker teal glittery ornaments? I got those at Walmart for almost nothing. I planned on spray painting them to soften the color, but fell in love with them when I started decorating. I did spray a matte finish over them so they would quit shedding glitter! It worked like a charm!
The Ornament centerpiece is just 3 cake plates with my Gramma’s super old pink ornaments and some newer tealish ones thrown in! No matter what colors I use to decorate I always pull out these pink Christmas balls. They are old, old, old and remind me of Sweet Gramma. (She loved pink!)
The snowflake on top is a tiny tree topper that started out white until I got hold of it…me and spray my spray paint! I loves me some spray paint!
These birds started out gold then they were blue and now…
The napkin rings are ornaments, only a dollar, at Walmart, tied on with some pretty ribbon~
The chargers started out shiny gold until I used bronze and silver spray paint to tone them down…
I love changing things up a bit and the challenge not to spend a lot was actually kinda fun!