our dining room gone Christmas!

I love this time of year, especially in blog land.  Everyone is sharing a home tour and I look forward to a day when I have a few hours to myself to look through the countless pictures of inspiration. 

Today, I'm sharing a tour of our dining room "gone Christmas"!  This is our first Christmas in this house and I wasn't sure how it would come together because my goal was to spend nothing.  I really wanted to use what we already had.  I confess I didn't quite meet that goal; I bought Hershey kisses. ;-)

Let's take a look!

I really wanted a wreath to hang on our mirror, but again-- I was trying to not spend money.  Then, a Christmas miracle happened!  I was contacted by Christmas Tree Market.  They offered me a free wreath if I would write a review.  Of course I said yes!  I kid you not, the wreath is the perfect addition to our dining room and is just the right size for the mirror.  (review coming soon)

Again, I kept it simple on the light, but I like it's subtle hint of Christmas.

We have a rounded wall of windows that does not yet have window treatments.  (We're still making this house our own after moving in last April.)  I added two strands of beaded garland from last year.  I love how the blue picks up on the wall color.

Here is the view you see to your right when you walk in our door.  
When you're working on a budget, keeping a monochromatic color scheme is helpful.  I kept everything either metallic or white.  Even the tablecloth is white with a metallic check.

I especially like the room at night.  We have a large rotadendrum bush outside our dining room window.  It's such a sparkly treat to have dinner with the lights glowing inside and out. 

Light at night.

Don't you love the shadows?  I swear, that room at night is a sparkle fest. ;-)

Thank you for checking out our dining room's simple Christmas design!  And just for good Christmas blog-y tour measure, I'm throwing in a few pictures that I loved from "our living room gone Christmas".

Now I'm off to handle the first real day of Christmas break with two boys.  Oh yes, we were up at 5:30 this morning. Thank the Lord for strong coffee!  Have a great Monday and I'll be back tomorrow to share the upstairs of Julie's new house.  

I am joining these Christmas Tour parties:


  1. Laughing with you girl...6:15am and there's a bouncing boy in my bed! Your dining room turned out very classy and elegant. Pretty, pretty!

  2. It is so elegant, Abby!! So simply beautiful and stunning. I love that you worked with the colors of the room. I would love to be there at night to enjoy the sparkle. Lucky you on the wreath. What a perfect piece. And the sconces rock. Love it! But then I knew I would. :)

  3. Perfect Abby! Your DR is beautiful decked out for Christmas. I too went with the "spend nothing" mentality, it sure feels good! Enjoy the holidays with your little ones!

  4. It looks just as perfect as I knew it would...AND MORE....what a score with that beautiful wreath and the fact that it fit right in with your scheme was a bonus. Wish I could enjoy a Christmas Dinner in that dining room with you :)

  5. Wow! These rooms look stunning! I have to agree with you, your dinning room looks incredible at night. Love the oversized present on the mantle!



  6. I think the white and silver are beautiful! I am all about monochromatic themes. =)

  7. oh so lovely photos !!

    merry christmas !!


  8. So simple and yet it is so pretty and definitely festive! I never thought I could love Christmas decor without red, but I am just so in love with the white and silver, it's gorgeous!

  9. Beautifully decorated home for Christmas!
    I love the white wreath and how perfect to get it for free!!

  10. Hey Abby, I love the Christmas wreath and I excited to see it Saturday. You are amazing and I am proud you are my daughter-in-law. Your ideas are awesome and frugal and beautiful.
    Love, Grammy Shirl

  11. Wow that wreath they gave you is gorgeous! Lucky you!! You did a great job on your decorating. I particularily like how you hung your ornaments in the window. Very pretty.


  12. Your dining room is magical! Lucky you to receive the wreath - perfect! Had to pin the piano image - love! Thanks for joining the party Abby!

  13. your home looks so beautiful! i love the wall colors you have used!


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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