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


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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)!

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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


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


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:


DIY Chalkboard Made with Weathered Wood

DIY Christmas Deer Art

DIY Christmas Deer Art

Paper Cone Trees1

Scrapbook Paper Cone Trees


  1. 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!!

    1. 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

  2. Hi, Amanda ~ This is such a beautiful room! I love the colors on your dining room table and your simple, elegant touch with your decorating. I’m putting that chalkboard on my list for Santa! :0) Thank you for joining the hop, and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  3. I love that you kept it simple and I love all of the natural touches. The splashes of red pull it all together. Beautiful job!

  4. Amanda, your home is beautiful! You did such an amazing job!
    I am still having the same issue after moving into this house 2 years ago! I donated all my holiday stuff and I am still trying to build it back up!
    So fun joining you for this hop!
    Happy holidays!

  5. Amanda, your home is beautiful! I especially love that red plaid basket and your stair rail! I couldn’t even imagine parting with any of my Christmas decor but then I’ve never had to move a long distance either.

  6. Amanda, I can’t imagine getting rid Christmas decorations. i am sure that was really hard but your dining room looks great! That chalkboard is awesome and the sprigs of green on your plates are so pretty. Merry Christmas, Tara

  7. I would be so sad to have to get rid of my holiday decorations, but on the plus…you get to start all new! I love the simple touches you’ve added and I hope to someday do a rustic look in my home too.

    1. Thank you Megan! I really had a lot of fun trying to make everything come together, and I’m pretty happy with the results. I already can’t wait for next year (especially after I hit the after Christmas mark downs)!

  8. Your room is lovely – love the tree in the center of the table and I really like the metallics and rustic with the red tossed in the mix! Not mis-matched at all – its awesome!

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