In the hearth room
I found the burlap and check cloth at Horchow online, a month or two ago. I wanted the cloth to reach the floor. It is a bit large but drapes well enough and complements the checks used in the breakfast room.
The cloth was marked 50% off.
The black and white ribbon, used in the breakfast room, is from Michael’s.
The salad plate is Royal Staffordshire from Home Goods. Dinner plates are part of an inexpensive set of dishes also found at Home Goods; Flatware, Home Goods. The glassware is Mikasa from the, now closed, Mikasa outlet at Osage Beach Missouri.
I don’t recall where I found the woven chargers.
The bowl (Home Goods) and seeded glass candleholder (Target) with berries centerpiece was inspired by a Pottery Barn ad.
Napkin rings and napkins are from Marshall’s.
Simple silk picks tied with red ribbon adorn the chairs.
The live poinsettia sits on a plant stand my granddad fashioned from a tree branch over 50 years ago. The stand is usually in J’s lodge. I decided to bring it to the hearth room because there is a sort of woodsy/country theme to the Christmas decorating in that room and breakfast room this year.
The large fern that sat in this corner is now in the basement, where J will try to keep it alive through winter. The plant is still beautiful.
The candle is a definite departure from the usual creams and whites of Christmas.
December 8 2010
It’s a chilly 17 degrees at our house this frosty Wednesday morning. In a bit we’ll be leaving for the Missouri Botanical Gardens, for a beautiful Christmassy tour.
Photos? Of course!