For my formal dining room I went with something a little bit more traditional than my bright cheerful mantel in the living room. I also went with the KISS method this year. That means Keep It Simple, Stupid.
Here’s my sweet baby checking out the new decorations.
My recipe for a simple, easy dining room decor? I took my big wooden dough bowl that I got at the Country Living Fair and filled it with a big wad of Christmas lights that will likely never be untangled again. Then I poured a bunch of gold and rust colored ornaments all over the top, did some minimal arranging to make it look semi-proportioned.
Then I flanked it on either side by two sets of candleholders. I have had the two large ones since my wedding reception centerpieces. I’m still digging them after six years, so that says something about how much I loved my wedding reception. The smaller Drake Firefly lanterns are new, from my Willow House line.
If you’re wondering about the cord- here’s how I hid it. I just tucked it underneath the backside of the bowl and put the extension cord under the table runner. I figure it’s just for looks anyway. When the table gets some actual use I will have to move the bowl to a different spot.
As a finishing touch, I threw in three fake pears that I had lying around from another decorating project.
And that’s it! Simple and beautiful. A winning combo.
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