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December 1, 2013

Christmas Table with Checks and Plaid

Wow! It's already December 1st!

I spent all day Friday cleaning
and almost all day Saturday decorating!

The kids helped for a while but ran out of steam after a few projects.
But I kept going strong
and even had time for a table setting!

Christmas Table with Pine Cones and Plaid Napkins
I recently purchased these plaid napkins from Pottery Barn,
the china is Lenox Courtyard
and the charger is from Pier One.

Christmas in the Dining Room
Christmas is the only time of the year
I am happy my dining room is still red.

Pine Cones on Christmas Table

Preppy Plaid Christmas Table Setting

Lantern Centerpiece

Christmas Table in Red Dining Room

Christmas Place Setting with Checks and Plaid
I temporarily moved my cable knit pillows 
in from the living room
to add some extra coziness.

Red Christmas Table

Red Dining Room for Christmas
Now the dining room is done,
but I still have a few rooms to touch up.

We get a real tree every year so we wait a couple weeks for that.

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  1. Love your plaid and checks. Such a beautiful room and your decor is perfect for Christmas. Be sure to link up to Inspire Me tomorrow. Hugs, Marty

  2. Looks great. I love the red in your dining room. The lantern as a centerpiece with the red check tablecloth is sweet!

  3. LOVE LOVE the plaid and checks!! Your dining room looks so festive and pretty!

  4. I love plaid in December....and most of the year, too. What a beautiful table. I will be cleaning out and sorting this week.

  5. Your plaid and checks are so pretty..just right for the holidays. I like your cozy pillows on the chairs, too. I've started decorating and have the nativity scene up. My husband just brought in the tree which we'll decorate tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Shelley!

    What a gorgeous room!
    Love your holiday reds and your layering is just lovely.
    I am so far behind -- but then I think it is only December 1st
    and then I remember to breathe again.

    I think I will hold off a bit longer for a tree too, at least until next week.
    I am just shocked how all of our major hardware chains
    had all their greens and trees out 1-2 weeks before Thanksgiving!
    Everything will be dead and brown by the time Christmas gets here~
    seriously! Why is it such a huge RUSH to get the holidays up

    I am ever the procrastinator, Shelley!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table and room

  7. Looks wonderful shelley! Never done plaid for the holidays, your making me think I should! Have a great week!

  8. Oh how I love those plaid napkins! I am a lover of red, so this looks so very beautiful and festive to me. Hopped over from Polohouse. Now a new follower. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared sometime!

  9. Your new plaid napkins are fun. I'll have to look for a set for our table this year. We love to honor plaid and tartan around here all year long. Happy Holidays!

  10. Darling dining room! The new napkins are prefect and look terrific with the tablecloth. Dianne

  11. Gorgeous Dining room....Love the plaid!

  12. It's beautiful Shelley! love the plaid mixed in. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We just got our tree this weekend and I am starting it all this week. Have a great week. xo Nancy

  13. Looks fantastic, Shelley! I really like the red check tablecloth with the greenery and pinecones!

  14. I love the plaid, it works so well in your house, Shelley! There is nothing like a cheerful red dining room, so festive and warm!

  15. Your dining room looks so comfy and welcoming.

    Wonderful to have you Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. The perfect place for a cozy dinner party - love the plaid!

  17. I love your red -- I have a red couch! The plaid napkins play so nicely with the gingham tablecloth and your lantern centerpiece provides more interest. Lovely table!

  18. Just beautiful! Love your dining room.

  19. Love your table setting, and I so love plaids and Mom did too. Very pretty!

  20. I agree that there is never a better time to have a red dining room than Christmas. It looks gorgeous. And I'm a lover of checks too! How festive it all looks.


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