Saturday, December 9, 2017

Silver Deer Christmas Sideboard

As mentioned in my last post, here's a look at how I decorated the sideboard in my dining room for Christmas this year.  I went with a silver-crystal-woodsy look by creating a forest scene based on this fantastic Pier 1 silver deer that Mr Delight gave me last year.

Since the deer looked to be in an eating stance, I placed a bit of forest greens near his mouth.

Using my silver, acrylic and glass Christmas trees, I created a forest around him.

A little silver bird keeps him company.

These votive holders create a warm glow around the scene.

The etched tree pattern on them keeps with the theme.

A Christmas star was hung on the mirror over the sideboard.

The black and white buffalo check runner on the sideboard coordinates with the tablescape on the dining room table which you can see here.

Thanks to Mr D for giving me this terrific decorative deer - I had so much fun creating a sideboard scene with him.

How are your Christmas preps coming along?
 Be sure to take some time out to have a little fun and enjoy the holiday season.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Buffalo Check Goes Upscale Tablescape

If you've read my recent posts, you will have observed that I've gone with more of a Christmas Cabin theme this year for my holiday decorating.  I continued that look into the dining room but with a bit of a twist.  Follow along and I'll show you what I mean.

I'm participating in the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & DecorateYou'll find lots more inspiration for setting your Christmas table with 27 other bloggers sharing their tablescapes.  I'll list the links to their blogs at the end of my post.

In this Christmas tablescape, black and white buffalo check gets an upscale look when combined with an icy centerpiece.  

Rather than combining rustic elements with the black and white buffalo check tablecloth, I decided to go white and frosty in order to achieve a more elegant vibe.

Icy-looking acrylic pieces were placed on a white faux fur table runner which are meant to represent a snow covered forest setting.

Battery-operated lights were woven through the scene, around this glass tree and...

...this white wax candle tree...

...and under this silver snowflake.

The acrylic Christmas trees light up and cycle through three different shades of frostiness.

Place settings included black and white dishes on a silver charger.

These tree-shaped salad plates work well with the theme.

Silver wax candle trees make great placecard holder accents.

The colour scheme is incorporated into the stemware as well.

All of the items used in this tablescape are from my stash and I've had most of them for years with the exception of the tablecloth which was purchased this past summer at Red Apple and the faux fur runner which is actually a mat (folded in half) from Walmart.

Behind the table, the sideboard is also decorated with a forest scene on a buffalo check runner.  I'll show you more details of this area in a future post. (See here)

So do you think I've given buffalo check an upscale look or is it destined to be strictly rustic cabin all the way?

Be sure to check out all the other marvelous tablescape ideas linked below at the
Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Sideboard in the Kitchen

If you just can't get enough of checking out all the wonderful Christmas decor ideas out there, you are in for a real treat this week.  I'm participating in a Holiday Home blog hop where a group of talented bloggers are sharing how they've decorated various areas in their homes. There's lots of inspiration to be had.

Special thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for hosting this fun event.

We recently purchased a sideboard for our kitchen and though I haven't decided how I'll change things in the space around it, I did have fun decorating the top of it for Christmas.  

The large clock will probably go and I'm not sure about the shelf above but let me show you the details of the Christmas decor on the sideboard.

On the left side, I arranged some vintage-look lanterns beside two tall candleholders.

These faux candles are on timers and come on each evening for 5 hours.

A buffalo check wrapped present and a bottle brush tree sit in front of the display.

It's hard to see but this little sign has light-up headlights. I love the message it conveys and the red truck on it (from local store - Beyond Gifts).

A flocked tree decorated with buffalo check ornaments sits on the other side of the sideboard.

I placed the tree inside this wooden crate I recently found at Real Canadian Superstore.

These coordinating mugs are from there too.

If you read my last post, you know I'm loving the red truck with the Christmas tree theme this year.

So naturally, one had to make an appearance in this vignette.

For now, I've mainly used the sideboard as a liquor cabinet and placed glasses and drinkware inside.

These stockings were a recent purchase from the Red Apple store.  This one has a deer on it and...

...this one has a moose. I really liked the buffalo check plaid trim on the top as well.

I couldn't have all the space inside for practical stuff so I took the middle shelves for decorative purposes.

The inside is very dark and rustic looking which has its own charm but it is hard to photograph.

I added some battery-operated mini-lights to add a glow inside the cabinet.

On the shelf above the cabinet, I placed another vintage-look lantern, a santa-themed cream & sugar, some greenery and faux candles.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated my new kitchen sideboard for Christmas.  There's more Christmas decor enjoyment to be had if you follow the links listed below on the
Holiday Home Blog Hop.




Dining Delight (that's me!)



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