12/15/2011

My Swedish Christmas Dining Room

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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God Jul!
(Merry Christmas)
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The Christmas countdown continues...only 9 days until Christmas!
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I am busier than ever...with Christmas preparations and planning for our
 trip to Texas next week!  I'm soooo excited to be able to spend the holidays with
 my three daughters and their families...as well as my folks! 
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Today I thought I would show you around my Christmas dining room.
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My Swedish Christmas Dining Room...
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This Chirstmas, Honey and I are celebrating our family's Swedish ancestry!
  With a traditional color theme of red, green, and white....mostly red and white...a
 simple Swedish Christmas is set in our dining room.  I would love to give you a tour.
 This is a photo laden posts so I promise to keep my commentary to a minimum.
  Everything is self-explanatory anyway...hehe!
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  I hope you enjoy the tour, my dear friends!
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~.~ A Swedish Christmas ~.~
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Here we are...in my dining room.
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A simple, Swedish Christmas table.
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A Swedish Christmas Table Centerpiece...
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The Swedish Christmas table centerpiece...dressed in the traditional
 colors of red and white...with a few "pops" of Christmas green for good measure!
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A miniature pine tree in a white pitcher...along with a white
 reindeer and a simple Swedish votive candleholder.
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You will find many "hearts" in the traditional Swedish Christmas decor!
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~.~ A Swedish Buffet ~.~
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A simple, Swedish Christmas buffet...dressed up in in red and white.
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My Swedish Christmas tree is the "star" of this vignette...decorated with
pretty little red and white heart ornaments.
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If you would like to see more of the Swedish Christmas buffet...
just click HERE.
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~.~ A Look Around the Dining Room ~.~
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Pine garland filled with red berries and red apples decorate the top of my
 Christmas hutch.  A couple of white pitchers from my pitcher collection have also
 joined in with the mix.  A white birdcage filled with red and green ornaments
 and a sweet winter bird is flanked by to tall red Christmas trees.
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~.~ Our 2011 Christmas tree ~.~
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Decorated in the traditional red, white, and green!
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The gifts have not been wrapped yet...but in the meantime...a little
 Snowman family is keeping the tree company!
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I found this darling Snowman family at a yard sale a few years ago.
  Aren't they just adorable?  They are good sized snowmen and women (hehe!).
  Papa Snowman stands a stately 14 inches tall.  They have a place in the
 back where you can put a candle or lights....so they will twinkle!
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A large metal container filled with California pine cones!
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I believe that these large pine cones come from the "sugar pine" tree.
 me these beautiful giant pine cones for Christmas!  Ohh my...they are well over 12
 inches long.  Totally awesome!  Thank you, Sis and Len...I love them!!!
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Did you notice that Baby Snowman has little heart shaped cut-outs?
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Well dear friends...I hope you enjoyed a little Swedish Christmas in my
 dining room!  I'm sooo glad that you stopped by for a visit!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well my friends...thank you for coming by!  Please leave me a note
 and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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God Jul!
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Warmest Wishes!
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32 comments:

kim--nannykim said...

I am surprised you are not living in Texas. It must be hard to live away from kids/family! I love all of your red and white. Those snowmen are so cute!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chari your dining room looks beautiful and your tree is GORGEOUS!!
Have a wonderful Christmas my friend with your family! Martina

PS-- LOVE your header too:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your dining room looks so pretty, warm and welcoming, Chari! Love the tabletop and your tree is just lovely.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous dear Chari! I love the theme and all of your beautiful decorations!

Can't wait to hear all about your Christmas with the family:) I know that you are soooooo excited! Safe travels my friend! HUGS and Merry Christmas!

podso said...

Beautiful! I would think you would have a hard time leaving home for even a few hours, it's so pretty to look at and enjoy.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Cindy said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love your snow family, they are so pretty and festive!
Hugs, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, Chari my friend, your dining room is looking very festive.
I love the bright red and white decor with touches of green. The tree is wonderful with its family of snowmen underneath. Love those giant pine cones too.
Very, very pretty! Thank you for sharing it all with us here in blogland and in case I don't get to wish you a Merry Christmas before you leave for Texas, a warm Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Christmas blessings from Canada,
Sandi

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chari, your home is gorgeous! I love your Swedish dining room. You are just too creative for words.
I know you're going to have a great time in Texas.. what fun to be with the family for the holidays.. from our home to your Happy Holidays
hugs ~lynne~

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful theme you have this year, Chari! I really love seeing new and inspiring ideas for Christmas. Your centerpiece on your table is gorgeous and I really love the little votive candle holder. And your tree is stunning. I am just loving the red and white!

I know you are extra excited about Christmas this year. If I don't "see" you again, have a safe trip and a wonderful time with your family.

Oh, yes...Love the pinecones from Gloria. They ARE huge and she is such a dear heart!

XO,
Jane

Jean said...

Oh my goodness! Yes, goodness. Love your swedish Christmas decorations. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Scribbler said...

Very festive! I would love to be a guest here.

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, the dining table is gorgeous with that enormous white pitcher of greenery. The buffet is equally pretty in red and white. I know you are beyond thrilled to be going to see your kiddos.

Happy Christmas ♥Olive

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Chari! Remember me? It's been so long since I've blogged or visited anyone! Your Christmas decor is just beautiful! You really are very talented! I've missed you! I think my favorite part is the top of your hutch! I love the birdcage and those red trees! Hope your holidays are blessed with love and good health! Love ya! Lauralu

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I came earlier and thought I had commented but ..
Anyway..I wanted to say how lovely those floors are. Your home is just amazing..as is everything.
The dining room, the lovely large windows..it's cozy and so welcoming. Like something out of a magazine!!
Mona :)
I have to go back and look again. I've been looking forward to this.. :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Chari...this is simply outstanding! I love every single bit! The hutch...wowso and the tree...just fabulous!
I love that pine garland, the little santas, the centerpiece on your table, I don't know what I love the most because I love it all!
You did an amazing job! I am so happy you get to go to Texas and see your family this year! Too bad you can't take your house with you too!
I am going to pin this if you don't mind....people need to see how fabulous this is!
Big Christmas Hugs,
Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis..Oh girl I'm so glad you shown the rest of the BEAUTIFUL DR..WOW!! it's just a winter wonder land of beauty..I'm so glad you'll see your family next week..And no the kids won't be here for Christmas..just Len and me on our own..they all have other family now sighs..I hope to go see Dawna next week for just the day..I still did not put one thing out for Christmas..Just don't have it in me this year Sis..and those Pinecones do come from the sugar pine tree..So glad you like them honey..Len had said you mentioned them to him while we were there..Sure hope you and honey can make it out this next year..If not maybe after honey's kids get raised..I love you my dear friend..Please have a safe and fun time with all your girls and family..Hugs and love Gloria

Amish Stories said...

Looks great and happy holidays to you. Richard

Mary Ellen said...

Chari- another triumph dear friend with your decorating! you are amazing! Love the Swedish theme with the pretty green and red -

So fun that you are going to be able to be with your family for Christmas!! how do you get down there? Travel I25 by my way any chance? Would love to see you! You are probably flying after I typed that-

bee blessed
mary

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--everything looks really beautiful and festive! The color of your walls is lovely and what a lot it adds to the Christmas feeling in your home. Love it!

bj said...

My post is up for your meme but I don't think Mr. Linky has come to the party yet. !!! ???
xo bj

bj said...

oops...sorry...I got a day ahead of myself...I was thinking this is SUNDAY morning...duh....
See ya tomorrow for your party. :))

Tanya@takesix said...

Chari, your Swedish dining room is gorgeous for Christmas. You just can't beat red and white at Christmas. Love your twig tree on the sideboard! Thank you for stopping by Take Six! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Hello Chari, I hope you have a wonderful time! Love your Swedish Christmas decor - very beautiful!
Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous Chari!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is so pretty and festive! Love your Swedish Christmas decor - it's just gorgeous!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Again...bee ~ u~ tee ~ full!!! Love the traditional colors of red, white and green throughout the dining room! That JOY pillow is stunning!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sherry said...

Your tree is gorgeous too! I also love your glossy gray floors, too neat!
Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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marilyn scott said...

I never would have thought of green and gold color palettes. Red and white are an old standard that also looks very festive. Sticking with one theme is hard to do, though.

Regards,
Marilyn
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