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Christmas Dining Room Tour and Holiday Homes Blog Hop

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Do you know what today is?? Today is the day I show you how I’ve decked the halls in our dining room this year. I’m teaming up with 20 other bloggers to bring you a {one room} holiday homes blog hop and I’m so excited!!

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When my husband and I moved to Texas I got rid of almost every last piece of Christmas decor. It was a sad day when I watched the garage sale masses swoop down on all of my holiday goodies, but it was necessary. After all, when you have to fit your whole life in a U-haul, you need to make sure to only take the important things. 

One good thing did come from selling all of my holiday decor–I got to start from scratch! The bad news–it’s hard to build up your supply when you’re living life on a budget. There’s just no way to justify going crazy on decor that only stays up 4- 6 weeks of the year. Dining Room

Chalkboard

Dining Room Shelves 2

For this year’s Christmas dining room tour I got creative, but kept things simple. Everything I used I either made, bought marked down after Christmas last year, or had managed to miraculously hide from my husband when we moved. I did purchase a few items this year from Target, Dollar Tree, and splurged a little on an artificial tree. 

Dining Room Tableware

Dining Room Centerpiece

But seriously, what Christmas decor is complete without a tree (or a bunch of mini trees)?Dining Room towards tree

I stuck to a metallic/rustic theme, with some reds thrown in. I was really crushing on all of the red and plaid this season that I just couldn’t help myself. So if this tour is a mismatch to you, sorry (not sorry)!

Dining Room Shelves 3

Dining Room Shelf CloseOh, and I should mention that when I say this is a Christmas dining room tour, it really is my dining room, sitting area and entryway. But it still counts as one room, because it is!

See what I did there?

Dining Room Centerpiece 3

Entry Way stairs

Entry Way

Christmas Tree

Armoire

Paper TreeAnd be sure to hop over to see the rest of these beautiful ladies’ perfect holiday homes!

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1. Casa Watkins ~ Winter Home Tour, Part 3

2. Kolb Corner ~ Christmas Dining Room Tour and Holiday Homes Blog Hop

3. Green with Decor ~ 5 Must Haves for Christmas Decorating: The Family Room Christmas Tour

4. Karen’s Up On the Hill ~ Holiday Hallway and Holiday Homes Blog Hop

5. Twelve on Main ~ Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room Tour

6. The House Down the Lane ~ Holiday Homes Blog Hop: Red and White Christmas Dining Room

7. Creatively Homespun ~ A Vintage Christmas Dining Room

8. 2 Bees in a Pod ~ Guest Room Christmas Home Tour

9. Sew a Fine Seam ~ Dining Room Decked Out For Christmas

10. Knock It Off Crafts ~ Holiday Homes Blog Hop: Festive Master

11. Vintage Paint and More ~ Christmas Home Tour 2015, Part 1

12. Inside the Fox Den ~ Candy Coated Living Room

13. Penny Love Projects ~ Holiday Home Tour

14. Made In a Day ~ Mini Holiday Decor Tour

15. Refashionably Late ~ Holiday Home Hop

16. Pretty Practical Home ~ Simple (and Cheap) Holiday Porch Decor – Holiday Homes Blog Hop

17. Intelligent Domestications ~ Christmas Traditions Home Tour 2015

18. Our Crafty Mom ~ Outdoor Holiday Decor: Front Entry

19. Lehman Lane ~ Green and Gold Christmas Dining Room

20. C’mon, Get Crafty ~ 2015 Holiday Homes Blog Hop

21. My Pinterventures ~ 2015 Holiday Homes Blog Hop – Festive Family Room

 

Christmas Dining ROom Home Tour

And because you asked, here are some of the handmade items I used in my dining room tour:

Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard Made with Weathered Wood

DIY Christmas Deer Art

DIY Christmas Deer Art

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Scrapbook Paper Cone Trees

Such a fun and simple way to decorate your front door for Christmas with this Joy wreath
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Creatively Homespun

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

This room looks so nice!! I absolutely love how the red pops! It was so fun doing this hop... I'm so glad you were a part of it!! I'm getting so many new ideas for next year already! haha! xo!!

Stephanie @ Casa Watkins

Saturday 26th of December 2015

Beautiful! Love the combination of the berries and greenery. Very festive and pretty! Pinning and sharing!

Kathy

Monday 21st of December 2015

Lovely Amanda! You have such a creative eye for what to put together, how and where!

Amanda

Monday 21st of December 2015

Thanks Kathy! It's changed a bit since you saw it last, but your beautiful crystal is still on display! High enough so the cats can't get to it lol

Ruthie

Friday 18th of December 2015

Your dining room looks adorable! I love how it turned out! I also love your chalkboard!!

Amanda

Monday 21st of December 2015

Thank you Ruthie!

Helen Gullett

Friday 18th of December 2015

Wow gorgeous house you have!

Amanda

Monday 21st of December 2015

Thank you Helen!