Moving on…to our Christmas-y Dining Room!

7 December, 2013
santa ornament

This is probably the last of my subdued Christmas decorations.  The rest of the house is out of control.

Be prepared.

Welcome to our Christmas-y dining room!

christmas dining room


I cleaned all the clutter off the table for you guys and everything.  If you spot a left over craft remnnat laying on the floor somewhere, just ignore it.  Sweeping is just too much to ask for.

Christmas centerpiece


I even removed a random sports bra that was laying across one of the chairs.

Just kidding.  It wasn’t random.  I totally took it off in the middle of dinner last night.  Being 30 weeks pregnant, I simply couldn’t stand it any longer.  None of my bras fit anymore…maybe Santa will bring me a few.  Enough about boobs.  Let’s talk about deer.

They are all the rage right now huh?  Antlers hanging everywhere.  I grew up staring at deer heads on our walls.  It made me sad.  I doubt you will ever find any hanging on mine.

My little sister made fun of my cheap plastic ornaments.  Thanks sis!

christmas deer


Sweet little Santa ornament.

santa ornament


I wonder what I will cook for dinner tonight?

Oh look…another deer.

christmas arrangement


I made this arrangement a few years ago.  I decided to stick a few gold twigs in it this time around.

christmas flower arrangement


My husband hates eating dinner at the dinner table.

Christmas buffet


I’m not sure why really.  The dining room table is literally 5 steps away from the couch that he prefers.

I prefer the table.  I shall win this battle some day.  Some…day…

christmas dining room


Does your family eat dinner at the dining room table?

Christmas porch

Click picture to view our home in all its Christmas-y glory!

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  • Reply Megan @ The Brick Bungalow 8 December, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Hi! I came over from a feature and checked out your other posts. My hubby is the same! I am too only because I want to eat dinner with him and our dining room is off the other side of our kitchen so we would be in two separate areas. I will win some day too, especially with two kids now. Nice decorations too. My dining room table is my wrapping station so it’s a hot mess right now!

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 3:56 am

      Hey Megan! Thank you for stopping by! Maybe one day they will see things our way! I haven’t even started wrapping presents yet…should probably get on that…

  • Reply Liz @ Infuse With Liz 9 December, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I like your deer with the ornaments clustered around it. Looks great! I really love that vase you put together with the pine cones! I know what you mean about the deer heads on the wall…I’m not a fancier of that one either. My in-laws have several around their place and it creeps me out. Perhaps it’s ok though when they are faux :-)

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you Liz! Definitely a little more comfortable around the faux ones!

  • Reply Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle 10 December, 2013 at 10:50 am

    It all looks so pretty! I too am a fan of deer…as long as they are fake! Then, I LOVE them! Life to the full! Melissa

    • Reply Luisa 10 December, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you Melissa and thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Kathy 11 December, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Very festive. Love your sideboard decor!!

    • Reply Luisa 14 December, 2013 at 5:37 am

      Thanks Kathy!

  • Reply Fun & Festive Christmas Home 17 December, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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  • Reply pam 1 January, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Luisa, I sincerely hope you win the battle of the dinner table vs. couch. I don’t even want to tell you how many years it has been and I still have not won that one. It used to really bother me, but I just sort of gave in and decided that he works a really long day (he does) and has a very stressful job full of responsibilities (it’s true) so I decided that if it helped him unwind by eating his dinner in front of the tv while watching PTI (Pardon the Interruption) on ESPN, than I was going to live with it. Sure, I would prefer we all sat at the table, enjoyed the WONDERFUL meals I prepare (Hee … I actually do) together and discus our days, world events the European Central Bank, Greek economy, etc. … but …. we don’t. So I grin and bear it and just thank God I am married to a wonderful man who works so hard to provide a lovely home for us and just doesn’t see the problem with couch – eating. Haha. Oh well. I’m pulling for you though! You have such a beautiful dining room, it’s a shame not to enjoy it. :)

    • Reply Luisa 22 January, 2014 at 3:59 am

      Oh, I am sure that we are not the only ones who have had this battle! You made some very good points though and I do consider those too! :-)

  • Reply Jenny Martin 17 November, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Luisa, you are a hoot!! I just love you! I’m enjoying your posts!!!You make me laugh out loud!!!
    Jenny M

    • Reply Luisa 24 November, 2014 at 4:23 am

      Well, thank you very much Jenny!

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