Woodland Themed Christmas Dining Room

Welcome to the Simply Seasonal Holiday blog hop!  If you arrived from  Little Bits Of Home a special welcome!  I love Samantha's style and how she decorates for Christmas!  I am excited today to share my dining room and how I prepare my home for the holidays.


Here are my five tips on how I ready my home for the holiday


ONE

PLAN A THEME
 Think of what you truly love and how you want your home to look for the holidays. This is as easy as picking a theme.  Once you establish your theme the rest should be fun. 


TWO

MAKE IT MEANINGFUL
I celebrate Christmas, so a meaningful Christmas tree is important to me.  To make my tree meaningful, I use what I love....nature, family heirlooms and ornaments my daughter made when she was little.

THREE

USE NATURE
Bring in nature and use it in your decor.  This is the simplest way to decorate and it is my favorite! Place a few evergreen clippings on a shelf along with pine cones for instant holiday decor!


FOUR

SIMPLIFY
Keep it simple, I'm sure if you're like me you have accumulated a ton of Christmas decorations over the years. Carefully dig through the boxes and use only a few of the items and put the rest back in storage. It's okay really.  I finally mastered this and I am guilt free!


FIVE

BUY NEW and SAVE MONEY
Buy something new that fits with your theme.  This goes back to planning.  Define your theme and buy only those items.  This will save you money.  I like to mix the new items with my family heirloom pieces.

Here is how I decorated my woodland theme dining room using the five tips above.



This is the very first year I am using a tabletop tree for our only Christmas tree!     



I decorated our farmhouse style mantel with a woodland theme.  

  We enjoy a leisurely breakfast in front of the fireplace on Christmas morning.

My favorite item in the dining room is this stainless steel medical cabinet that I use for storing our everyday dishware and my collection of bottles.


I gave the stockings a little makeover using the trim from a Santa's hat.  



This decoration was fun to put together!  I glued pine cones to a faux wreath, added lights and hung a deer cutout on the wreath. Then I hung a simple frame.



On the shelves next to the fireplace, I added pops of red to the neutral decor.  Here is where I mixed the new items with my vintage ones.  For a quick decorating idea, place ribbon inside a bell jar and display vintage light bulbs in a glass vase.


Be sure to hop over to Brooklyn Berry Designs to hear how she readies her home for the holidays. I've added a link to everyone else participating (and the day they post) so you can be sure to check out all the amazing blogs in the series.
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Talk of the Town Link Party #49

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Each week we feature a blogger to introduce you to wonderful blogs that link up with us each week.
Make sure to pay them a visit and say hello while you're there!
This week our featured Blogger is Brandy @ Gluesticks.
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Talk of the Town Link Party #48

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
TotT This week at Knick of Time
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TotT This week at Beyond the Picket Fence

TotT This week at My Repurposed Life
TotT This week at Love My Simple Home
TotT This week at Sadie Seasongoods
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Here's what we're talking about from last week's party!
TotT Pick Angie
DIY Spa Gift Basket from Pastels and Macaroons
TotT Pick Becky
Storybook Art from Bless'er House
TotT Pick Gail
Hawthorne and Main's IKEA Nightstand Hack
TotT Pick Julie
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TotT Pick Sarah
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TotT Featured Blog
Each week we feature a blogger and their blog to introduce you to different bloggers that link up with us each week.
Make sure to pay them a visit and say hello while you're there!
This week our featured Blogger is
Jolena from While I Linger. Be sure to pay her a visit!
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