Friday, December 19, 2008

Dining Delights

I apologize for being so sporadic with my posts these last few weeks. While most people were Christmas decorating and shopping, I decided to make-over my daughter's room. Yes, I know I'm crazy, but look at it this way, I'll have posts to share during the long, cold days of January.I finally finished tweaking the decorations in the dining room. I hung little wreaths on the china cabinet, this time I used beads instead of ribbon. Actually the wreaths are hanging on those little stick-on hangers and the bead string is just taped to the backside of the door. In the kitchen, the wreaths are actually hanging by the ribbon that's tacked on the back of the cabinet.I placed some mirrors on the long shelf/mantle (I've been gathering mirrors to hang a wall of mirrors in the stairwell). I pulled together a bunch of apothecary jars and vases and placed them on the shelf. I poured "snow" into the jars, which is actually Epsom salt from the dollar store. I added strings of white lights along the shelf and trailing in and out of the jars and vases. Then I piled in vintage ornaments and strings of silver beads.
I love the finished look.
It's even more beautiful at night.

35 comments:

AndreaLeigh said...

I love the finished product. Where did you get your wreaths?

Karyn said...

I LOVE it!

Tausha said...

I would have never thought to use mirrors. What a beautiful display. I love the idea of salt for snow. Plus nice cheap ornaments.
If you ever want more apothecary jars for cheap-go to Ross. I got a bunch just the other day-the most expensive one was $12. They are beautiful too. All different sizes. They are so cheap-I am thinking I might have to go and get a couple more and fill with some fun ideas for the friend who has everything.
Thanks for sharing. I love the wreaths as well. I just love wreaths all the time.
They are like earing for your home. You just need a little something more!!

JuJu and Family said...

I love all of the glass, mirrors and ornaments. It looks awesome

Kelly said...

Simply Beautiful!

salmagundi said...

That is one of the prettiest displays I've seen. I'm on the look out for glass jars now when I'm out and around. You've inspired me. Sally

deepfriedapplepies said...

WOW!!! I'm sure that in person, the display is even more gorgeous!! I think I'd sit at your dining table for hours!!!

Darlene said...

Morning Joy,

I absolutely LOVE your china cabinet and your mantle. I LOVE all the bling of the mantle....it just turned out so gorgeous. I would have NEVER thought of epsom salt for snow...perfect and cheap!

You go girl already thinking about what you will be posting in January!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is lovely!

Holly said...

The mantel is fabulous and flashy!

jen said...

It all looks just beautiful!

Jen

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love it!

Janene said...

Joy~You do the most awesome decorating!
This is very impressive!
Thanks for the ideas...and have a great weekend!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh the wreaths are fabulous! And what a great hanging technique. Your mirrors sure do make your display sparkel! I can't wait to see the redo.

ceekay said...

ooh...that looks so pretty with the mirrors. Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

Those wreaths on your china cabinet are too cute with the red beads instead of ribbon....love this idea!!!

Life on the farm... said...

gorgeous... how do you come up with these ideas?

Shilo said...

Joy, I love your little wreaths, they are soooooooooo precious!

Kacey R. said...

Oh the mantle is just gorgeous and I LOVE the wreaths on the cabinet!! I will be doing that next year for sure. You just have the best ideas!

I posted my latest window project yesterday. If you have time, check it out. I'll be hanging my other window and molding after the holidays. I may need your help "tweaking" the mantle. :O)

Rambling Girl said...

I love the finish product also...I wanted some fake snow also but oh my epsom salt...never would have thought....ok going to get some of that instead.lol

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I love the "delights" so festive and full of glitter and "light"!
The wreaths are very sweet too..so creative you are!!!
-sandy toes

Kasey Hunt said...

Looks so festive. I really like the idea with the mirrors. Good reflection.

MeganSloan said...

Wow! I want all of your jars and ornaments! And I always wanted to do a wall of mirrors too. And then I thought I wanted to do it a stairwell but both of mine are sealed on both sides. I might do it anyway some day, just to add some light in a dark stairwell. :) Can't wait to see the redone room.

Mimi Sue said...

Just beautiful. I try to spend a few hours during the Christmas season with just the Christmas lights and candles lit. I sit and think what Christmas is all about. A little bit of calm in the hubbub. Mimi

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is so pretty...I love the finished product too!

Frippery said...

Your home is beautiful. You can make something out of virtually nothing and it is so kind of you to share all of your ideas with us in blogland. Merry Christmas, Pam

the undomesticated wife said...

It all looks magical!

I thought of you last night! I was driving a rescue transport (I do volunteer work for animal rescues) from DFW to Ardmore, OK. Well, wouldn't you know, along the way in Marietta, OK is a Dollar Tree distribution center! If I wasn't driving along the highway, I'd have taken a pic for you of your Mecca. ;) LOL

salpetitt said...

Oooooh...that sure is a beautiful effect with the mirrors...so elegant!

AJ said...

Love the idea of using Epsom salt! The lights are so pretty!! Can't wait to see your daughter's room!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh - I can only imagine it at night. It would be magical and I would never , ever want to take it down. :)

AnNicole said...

I love this! The wreaths and the decorated shelf are great. I love those antique mirrors.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Love the tiny wreaths and well, I adore apothecary jars and old ornaments!

Inspired Kara said...

You've done it again!

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Mind Your Manors said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to go buy a bunch of ornaments that are half off and decorate for the last 3 days!

Amy

candiceschenk said...

Oh my goodness, it's beautiful!!!

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