A House Divided
No, it’s not Gators vs FSU, that’s too obvious. Well, maybe not so obvious this year… or last…or…
It’s dressy vs casual, neutral vs colorful, sparkly vs natural. I need multiple houses to decorate. Well, ‘need’ would be an exaggeration. Since that’s not happening, I’ve come up with a solution, at least in regards to Christmas decorating. Formal spaces get the bling, gold and silver sparkles. Fun spaces get the color, big and bold accents mixed with nature. Best of both worlds. Let’s tour the two dining areas in our house. There’s really three, but we’ll ignore the family room sofa for now.
The dining room chandelier may be the sparkliest of all. Is that a word? If not, it should be. I like the sparkle so much I’ve left it up since last year. Sure makes Christmas decorating easy.
All of these decorations were inexpensive and readily available. The birds and paper poinsettias are from HomeGoods. The silver branches with berries are from Lowes.
Our very own Christmas tree farm, trees of varying sizes and species.
You know I love dishes. The china cabinet houses white china mixed with silver platters, gifts from Grandma.
Bought too many trees. Couldn’t resist, they were 60% off at JoAnn’s.
Ok, back to dishes. Here’s a neutral table setting for the dining room. Of course, we must have a traditional, red and green table. It’s in the breakfast room.
Now, Christmas in the kitchen, where we really eat.
While we enjoy both areas, we tend to migrate to the more casual spaces with our snowman buddies. Which do you prefer? Let me know. Either way, whether you’re sparkly or natural, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!