Welcome to my Decked + Styled Christmas tour, if you are joining me from Shauna The House Of Silver Lining, I am happy to have you! I want to thank my talented friend Bree of ZDesign At Home for hosting this tour, I am blessed to be included with such a talented group of bloggers! You can find a list of the bloggers participating in this tour at the bottom of my post. *this post contains affiliate links
The Christmas season is so special to me, but it can be hard to find balance in this busy time of year. Today, along with sharing my home with you, I will share a few things that I’ve done to simplify and add elegance to my decor, while saving a little time and money!
In part one of my tour I shared my entry, office, and family room you can see them HERE. Today I’ll be sharing my kitchen/dining space. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen but this was the last space I finished decorating.
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Small touches in the kitchen brought a little cheer without adding clutter
I have a few of these marble trays that I use throughout my home, I simply added this candle holder that is perfect for my favorite candle (Bath and body works fresh Balsam) I have one burning at all times! My range hood has a “mantle” but I try to keep the decor to a minimum so I added a faux garland I found at Homegoods.
I keep my cutting boards behind my stove so they are always within reach, I just added the wreath, we don’t typically use the back burners but if I do I move the wreath when I’m cooking.
I have a few of these glitter Christmas houses, they remind me of mini ginger bread houses, except my kids won’t try to eat them ?. You can find a similar one HERE.
I used a fresh garland on my stairs and I ended up with a little left over, I bought some floral oasis from my local florist and created an arrangement using the left over greens and some lillies in a vintage silver punch bowl that I found in a thrift store a few years back.
So, this might be the greatest idea ever, or the weirdest, the jury is still out. By the time I got around to buying a soap set in a fancy caddie, they we sold out of the ones I wanted. I love to put my soap on a pedestal or something to dress it up. I had this lantern and I decided to give my soap a fancy home! Love it or hate it? ??
The dining room is where I really found some things that were a game changer for me this year!
I don’t set a fancy table setting often. We don’t host dinner parties unless it’s my siblings coming over with their kids, in which case we use paper products. Also, I have china, but it’s not a pattern I love so I don’t use it often. Before thanksgiving I bought a set of plastic “china” plates because I didn’t want to have to do a ton of dishes after our dinner of 16. No one could tell it was plastic wear until they sat down! Then I discovered you can buy all kinds of different patterns and colors of these products online ? say whaaat?! Ya’ll this was the best discovery of the season for me!!
Can you tell most of this is disposable?? I’ve always wanted gold flat wear but I didn’t dare take the plunge. I got to try it out with these disposable utensils and I can now safely say I need some gold utensils in my life!
My daughter had a girls choice dance this weekend and informed me a few days ago that we would be hosting breakfast for 12 of her peers ?. Because I was already gearing up for this tour, I decided to set a fancy table and try out the disposable products. By mixing the disposable products with inexpensive chargers, crystal glasses and these appetizer plates, I created a table scape that felt fancy but was a breeze to clean up! I’ll link some of my favorite products below incase you would like to save your self from washing a lot of delicate dishes and spend more time with your friends and family 😉
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For the centerpiece I added a garland dressed up with a few Christmas berry sprays and a set of resin trees, oh, and can’t forget the twinkle lights!
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I carried the same look over to our buffet with the garland and mini trees. I used an oversized mirror that I borrowed from another space in my home and placed this reindeer that I found at a boutique years ago.
Here’s a closer peek of tree and our non alcoholic bar cart 🙂
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Here are a few more photos of the entire space before I wrap up my tour
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Next up in the tour is Courtney from A Thoughtful Place her home is so stunning! Trust me, you won’t want to miss it! Here’s a sneak peak
You can find the links to my friends tours below, get prepared for loads of inspiration! These ladies are not only sweet, but they are ridiculously talented and have beautiful homes!