Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Dining Room - Ralph Lauren & Goodwill! :-)


Even though my dining room is not yet finished, I decided to halt construction until after the holidays.  It was complete enough that I thought I could decorate and enjoy it.  


My Ralph Lauren snowflake dishes.  I bought these in Colorado on a ski trip.  They were at the Polo outlet store and a set of four was $14.99.  I bought two sets and the only set of matching mugs they had. I could barely lift my carry on.  What I love about them is that each plate is a different snowflake.

 I bought these little metal trees after Christmas last year at Target for $2.50 each.  I placed them over my glass coasters and a tea light.  They are stunning and they even stack for easy storage.  Yay.



Love my tartan draperies.  I bought a big piece of this material at Goodwill over the summer for $10.00.  As luck would have it, it was the perfect size for two panels.  

 The center piece is so simple yet elegant.  Found the mirror at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $7 and spray painted it a champagne color.  The topiary is from a second hand store and marked down to $6.  :-)

The tartan chandelier shades were at Goodwill this past Spring.  At the time I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the $12.  I am so glad I did.  Please do not pay attention to the unfinished window seat!  :-)

Love my candle snuffer.  $1 at a local resale shop.  Perfectly perfect.
I L*O*V*E my Ralph Lauren samovar lamps.  I cannot believe I scored them on Craigslist!  
The beautiful glow of Christmas!  

Henry and Henrietta - the now retired mascots of J. Crew!  SO cute!



Between Naps On The Porch


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21 comments:

  1. So beautiful. You tablescape is stunning. Love those dishes, what a bargain. Hugs, Marty

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  2. This is very elegant. Wow, you got some incredible deals. I love those trees from Target, hmm mine never seems to have cool stuff like that! Love the snowflake plates. We would never have noticed the unfinished stuff, too busy oohing and ahhing over the decorations and your beautiful table!!

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  3. I want to go shopping with you. Great deals and gorgeous table. Love your craig's list lamps....

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  4. Beautiful table...those trees are perfect for Christmas! Your tartan panels are stunning.

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  5. LOVE your design! I have a friend who would just ADORE this. She loves anything plaid and RL!

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  6. Fabulous setting!! I love the creative you have brought those trees to life! Great score on the Ralph Lauren china!! xo HHL

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  7. Oh, what a pretty dining room! I Love it. Thanks for linking up!!

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  8. I am drooling over this room. I love the drapes, the decorating, the dishes, everything! I love how you thought ahead at the Goodwill. I try to do the same. I bought 3 metal trees at a thrift shop and never thought to put them over a tealight. Great idea and thank you!

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  9. FABULOUS!!!!!!! Aboslutely fabulous! And you MADE the drapes? Oh, my! You are quite talented indeed!!! When I think of the money I could save if I could only buckle down and learn to sew. Sigh! The dishes are beautiful (and a great buy all around!), and you have put together a beautiful table! The little trees are show stealers! Merry Christmas and the best of the holiday season to you and yours!

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  10. The room is drop dead gorgeous!! At first I thought your photos of the plates were from the Ralph Lauren store. The awesome tartan drapes threw me off.

    Be sure to visit my blog to enter a giveaway for an antique print. It ends Tuesday.

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  11. OMG - wow - thank you all so much for your LOVELY comments! They have totally made my day! Merry Christmas to all of you - you are wonderful!

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  12. @ Alycia... SEW? Me? Oh no. What I did was cut the material into two pieces and then I folded over the top and used drapery clips. I do the same thing with tablecloths for interesting draperies. Very inexpensive and I can usually find gorgeous tablecloths and as there are usually less interesting patterns in actually drapery panels. :-) YOU can do it - so easy!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the snowflake plates and your trees! I love trees! Good will is such a great place to find items for our tablescapes that are not expensive. I shop there alot!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  14. Tracy ~ One can appear to be a million-heiress on a veritable shoestring if one has consumate taste,
    and you have it in spades, my dear.
    Stunning! Ralph would feel at home
    dining at that table.
    Mary

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  15. Your table is gorgeous!! Very elegant. I love the plaid. It's great for Christmas...

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  16. Wonderful! Your DR looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas. Following you. Diane

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  17. i love it! the plaid looks amazing in there!

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  18. You have a great gift for bargain hunting! I'd love to go shopping with you. Lol I am a Ralph Lauren fan and love how you've replicated that look in your seasonal decor. The draperies and lamps, as well as the snowflake dishes (and the votive trees) are all gorgeous. So festive and welcoming. What is your wall colour. It looks so warm and inviting...

    Happy New Year!

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  19. Such a gorgeous table setting. You're so creative to use the trees that way. They are simply beautiful.

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