12/15/2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...with a little silver bling!

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*Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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*As many of you know...I've been busy, busy at my place trying to get everything
 ready for the Christmas holidays. I finally got photos of the Christmas decor in my
 french country dining room so I thought I would share a few with you today.
I hope you enjoy!
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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...
with a Little Silver Bling!

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*Welcome to my little french country dining room!
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 It's all decked out and ready for the Christmas holidays!
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My dining room is done in a red, olive green, and white color scheme...sure
 makes it easy to decorate for the Christmas season! Hehe!
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Today I thought I would show you how I decorated the buffet. This buffet
 started its life as a dresser in my step-daughter's bedroom. It was brown and
 big! I decided that it would work much better as a buffet for the dining room so I
 refinished it in a creamy white, using olive green for the drawer insets. The
 wood carvings are highlighted with a yellow ochre paint and I distressed the entire
 piece for that french country feel. I love the tall mirror that matches the buffet. This
 buffet sure has come in handy...it's loaded to the brim with table linens, silver
 ware, etc.
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I'm calling my 2010 Christmas decor in my dining room,
 "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...with a Little Silver Bling"!
 I hope that you enjoy!*
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*Two french crystal buffet lamps flank each side of the buffet. I am using an embroidered
 tapestry table runner for the foundation of the buffet. I just love this table runner's long red,
 olive green, and gold fringe that hangs over the edge of the buffet.
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*my 2010 Christmas decor for my dining room buffet...
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"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...with a Little Silver Bling"
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*A Christmas buffet filled with snowy white, shimmery silver,
 and sparkling crystal that looks like ice!
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*The pine garland has tiny lights...
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I'll have to get photos and show you how
 pretty the buffet looks when it's all lit up at night!
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I added floral picks of silver
 colored berries to the pine garland for a little extra shimmer!
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A three-tiered pedestal plate set filled with white and silver Christmas
 ornaments is the "star" of this buffet vignette!
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Tall, silver reindeer and mercury glass finials flank each side of the three-tier
 display of ornaments.
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 Two silver filigree candleholders with white pillar candles
 sit out front...joined by two small silver birds.
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*As you can see...various white and silver ornaments fill the layers.*
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*I love the silver glittered bird ornaments and the white pearl grape looking clusters!
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I added a crystal sherbet glass to the top layer and filled
 it with snow and a beautiful silver, glittered star!
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A candle ring of crystal looking ice is used at the base of the sherbet glass. I
 added silver bells that have a pretty snowflake design on them for a filler.
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*I just love how the shimmery silver looks against
 my red dining room walls!*
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 And...I love how the reflection of this Christmas vignette
 looks in the mirror! Sooo pretty!!!
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*The chunky pillar candleholders...sooo pretty done with a snowflake
 design. Do you see the little silver bird? He's a winter bird! Hehe!
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*Well my friends...there you have it...
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"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...with a Little Silver Bling"
my 2010 Christmas buffet!
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I'm hoping to share a few more photos of my Christmas dining room
 with you next week...so stay tuned!*
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*I'm joining these fabulous parties...
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*Share the Decor Party...hosted by Sherry over at No Minimalist Here.
"Before & After" party...hosted by Kim over at Savvy Southern Style.
I am also joining
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 Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen blog for her White Christmas party.

Many heartfelt thank you's to Sherry, Kim, Cindy, and Kathleen for hosting
 these lovely parties for us to enjoy!
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*Well my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit today! Please leave
 me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!

Warmest Christmas Wishes!

40 comments:

Debbie said...

Sparkly and all so pretty Chari! You sure have been busy there girl, but I can see you love your home and this time of year! Enjoy! Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just another BEAUTIFUL Chari design...Well done my dear friend...BRAVO to you girl...love all the silve/white together..How long did this one take you...Oh I did email you back girl a few hours ago you better check ha ha!! Love ya my Sweet Sis..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, I love the white and silver against the red walls. Sooooo pretty and festive for the holidays. Those snowflake designed bells are the cutest. Thank you for joining the party this week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so sparkly and pretty! I love the birds you've brought into your decor! Lovely...as always! ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the silver and bling, Chari! What a great tiered tray to use for this, too!

Karen said...

Chari, this would also be wonderful to carry over into January! Love being able to do that. So beautiful!

Karen said...

Chari, this would also be wonderful to carry over into January! Love being able to do that. So beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Oh Chari! That is definitely "bling-i-fied"! :-) It is so gorgeous and I love how you wrapped the garland around the lamps instead of just laying it across the back like I did. I'm going to be doing that next year for sure! It looks so sparkly and wintery and you really could even leave it up on into January. I just have to tell you that you leave some of the sweetest comments of anyone in blogland and they are always so appreciated! :-)
Vanessa

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari..anything I can write will be an understatement! These photos are simply stunning! Your home is GORGEOUS!!

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Kathy said...

The dresser is beautiful with the green inserts --I love your silver bling -If you ever have a yard sale -I would hope I'm the first one in line for all your lovelies :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful Chari. I'm so in love with silver this year.. girl you must have gotten it all, can't find a bit of it anywhere.. ahhhhh a project for another day.
hugs ~lynne~

food for thought said...

sparkly and pretty, dazzling photos, it tis the season!

Debbie said...

It's just beautiful, Chari, just like EVERYTHING that I see on here.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH My Chari,
This is spectacular!!
A sparkling winter wonderland!
I love that tiered tray and how you layered all of those beautiful ornaments. And the reindeer, oh I want some of those!!
And where did you find those snowflake bells? I just love those cute little things!
Well my dear, it's been a tough weather week for us. We were buried in 23 inches of snow! A new record! And the cold has been even worse!
Mostly we spend our time at home just trying to stay warm! hehe.
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh so pretty Chari! Your tiered tray is so beautiful and a little bling is always a good thing:@)

Shelia said...

OH, my goodness, Chari! This is absolutely about the most beautiful post I've ever seen! Everything is just stunning.
Be a sweetie,
shelai ;)

Lori E said...

Gorgeous girl. For some reason it makes me think of a wedding. A pretty wedding cake with all the decorations on it. Good enough to eat.

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi Chari!
You leave the sweetest of anyone...ever!!! Thanks for taking time to make them special.

You know I love your beautiful home.
And you have decorated it wonderfully for the holidays.
Rhonda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Chari! Ooooh! So pretty! I am lovin' silver and white this year, too...a real classic, I think! Your dining room is lovely! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I knew it would be beautiful!

Carolyn

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, Your vignettes just keep getting better and better. Everytime I see one of your gorgeous displays I think it couldn't be more beautiful. Then you show this one and Wow! Thank you for sharing this at my party. I hope you have the very best Christmas ever!
Hugs,
Sherry

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Definitely a gorgeous sight to behold! Takes ones breath away. I love SNOW and this, truly, is a Winter Wonderland. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and your talent!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! Shimmers and gleams! Thanks for linking up. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

salmagundi said...

Beautiful, as always. Love those silver bells. I'm pretty well ready for Christmas - how about you? It is such a glorious season; what a wonderful gift we were given at the birth of our Savior. Wishing you joy and peace. Sally

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh goodness Chari!! Absolutely gorgeous!! You know I love French Country! I love the tiered stands and all the silver and white! Just beautiful!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just glorious!! But then I knew it would be. All that silver...just says WINTER and makes the season...just so elegant. I love it Chari. You DO know how to decorate!! *sigh*
Merry Christmas...and lots of love.
Mona

Theresa said...

OMG, Chari... I am running late catching up with my dear friends! Your home is so warm and inviting and I LOVE the white and silver in your dining room! Everything is just too beautiful! Thanks for having me, I just might not leave... hehe! HUGS!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Chari,

Nice to meet you! Love all of your pretty bling! Happy holidays!

Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Hi Chari!!
Girlfriend there's nothing "little" about all that silver bling! It's BLING-A-LING-A-DINGY-DONG!! Wow how beautiful! Love every single element. Those deer candleholders,that sweet little bird....it's all so lovely!
And I loved the idea of using the compote to heighten the display. I'm gonna use that one. I've always loved that buffet of yours. Don't think I've seen another one done quite as well.
Girlfriend it was so great to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and your family. If I don't "see" ya before the holiday, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! Love Vanna

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' all your WHITE and SILVER decor...your home looks outstanding. I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

Tootsie said...

absolutely wonderful!!! Gorgeous!

Tootsie said...

girl...if you don't mind...and I don't remember or get time to get back...will you link my post for sunday favorites to your linky? It will be up at midnight on Saturday night....I will try to get back but will be in and out all weekend...
hugs girl...and if I don't get to see you again before...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Summer said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!

podso said...

The silver against the cranberry with a touch of green--just stunning! Hope you are having a good weekend and will have a white Christmas! We may even get a little snow here tonight ! ! !

Entertaining Women said...

Your Christmas buffet vignette is wonderful. I really like the paint treatment that you used to repurpose the dresser into a buffet. So well done! Thank you for sharing your charming Christmas design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Just gorgeous Chari!!!

Marigene said...

Stunning, Chari!

Ms Bev said...

Beautiful I love looking at your blog!

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