I am finally getting around to showing you our holiday dining room decorations. I really love how everything came out this year even though I spent less than $10 to add some sparkle this year. I tried to rethink how I used some things in the past and change it up so it feels new to me. A major money saver!
Here's where I ended up. The only new things I bought this year were a few Christmas balls. The ones hanging from the chandelier are from the Dollar Tree! They are plastic which means I don't have to be very careful packing them up.
I have always put green garland around the chandelier but this year I decided to play up the chandelier and just add the balls. I hung the balls from the crystal hangers and it took all of 1 minute.
The centerpiece is not my favorite but I could not find anything I liked more for this year. I have had this paper mache fruit for about 6 years at least and the candles for much longer than that. I never burn them because I love them. The tablerunner was a bargain purchase from Lillian Vernon about 4 years ago. I'll have an eye out for a new centerpiece (or the makings of a centerpiece) in the after Christmas sales.
The china cabinet was one of my favorite results this year. On top and in the crystal bowl inside, I added simple red balls from CVS (about $4 for a whole bunch). I put my Christmas accent plates out as a backdrop for the crystal and serving wear. Finally, I added the little gold bow to the key just for a little extra sparkle.