Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dining room

Hi! Come on in! This is the arch between my living room and dining room. I made this garland out of wild grapevines that grow out back of my shed. The first year it was just white lights and grapevine. I have hung different things, different years but like it plain now.
Since then I've added a pine cone and greens garland, a berry garland and these cool shimmery bells. I keep this up all winter and in the summer I put it around a double window on the deck. That is the only way I could figure out how to keep it. We do enjoy the lights out there too.

This is the decoration on my dining table. I really like the different textures here. I found this wooden bowl on a clearance rack somewhere.

I painted this candle a few years ago, as with most of my painting. It is hollow and holds a tealight so it will last forever. I painted tins with this same design for Christmas gifts one year.

You'll have to come back to see the rest of the dining room. See you tomorrow!


The Tiquehunters Wife said...

Hi Jean!
I took the tour of your home today and enjoyed it thoroughly!! I love all your painted and created things and your vintage items add a wonderful warm and homey touch. You have a charming and lovely home. Thanks so much for inviting me in!

Susie said...

You have gone to lots of time and effort to decorate! Your hard work really shows in the beautiful effect you've created.

Carole Burant said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I just LOVE the grape vine you use for the archway and the pinecones and sleigh bells add a perfect touch to it! I have a few vintage Christmas balls that I was wondering how I could display them...your idea of putting them on a plate with pinecones is brilliant!! Love the candle you truly are an artist!! I'm so loving this tour:-)

savvycityfarmer said...

Wait, there's more, oh no, too cute...
I have an ornament that could be the sister to your middle photo.