Friday, December 13, 2013

.•*.*.*•.A Vintage Jadeite CHrIsTmAs.•*.*.*•.

Have you ever cleaned a room that was so messy that you messed up all the rooms around it when you cleaned it?

My dining room was that messy. It's sorta grand central station in our house. Not only do I use it as my personal "pack-n-ship" wrapping area for my Etsy shop, but it has done double duty as Santa's workshop the past 2 weeks. 

Oh, and I can't forget to mention that it's a "crafting with German glitter and a glue gun" and "oil painting drying" room.

Ok, ok. You get the point. Let's just say that I have spent two hours helping this room un-hoard. My sweet reward was setting out my Jadeite and getting this table ready for Christmas dinner! I always seem to do neutrals, so this colorful setting is a fun change for me (and the kids)



Now before you get to scrolling through these pictures I want you to play a game. Remember the game "What's different between these two pictures?" in Highlights kids magazine? Look at the above photo.



Now look at this one...

That's right smarty pants. The vintage tablecloth. Had a "Doh!" moment and shot most of the photos before realizing I forgot it. And honestly, I'm a super lazy photographer after cleaning out the hoard, so you'll just have to imagine it there in each picture. Consider it your gift to me! :)











Oops...did I leave my rechargeable candles in the photo?  



I just got these "vintage spoon" napkin rings at my FAVORITE kitchen store, Sur La Table. A splurge for me but, I really have been searching for napkin rings for-evah!




The place mats are Waverly brand, from Tuesday Morning. I actually have the back side showing, the front has modern looking snowflakes. I liked the back so much better.




In the hall near the dining room ...




Thank you so much for stopping by little elves... Linsey

"First we'll make snow angels for a two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle."-Elf





26 comments:

Stacey said...

Love it all. Something about the scallop edge on your hutch always catches my eye. So pretty!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

What a beautiful dining room! It's very pretty with lots of charm...I want to just sit right down! XOXO

White Lace and Promises said...

Linsey,
Oh so sweet! I love jadeite, although I have none. The idea to combine it with the red and the already white, is delightful! And I do love old Santa mugs. I collected for awhile and grew tired and sold. Makes me sad when I see them displayed so lovely. Oh and the vintage cloths! Love, love, love

Bonnie

nannykim said...

very homey and inviting, I love it.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Oh how lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh my gosh, how perfect is all of that jadeite for Christmas?? It looks so beautiful! Love all the vintage everything! And where do you get rechargeable candles??

Candy S said...

I really have to make a skirt to put on my hutch, yours looks so pretty. Your jadeite Christmas table looks very festive. Jadeite will always be my favorite. I hope to have enough pieces someday to set a beautiful tablescape like this one. I had to chuckle at the beginning of this post when you talked about your dining room being a mess. I have so many boxes of Christmas out that I can barely walk in my dining room. I have promised myself that I will have it ready for a family dinner Sunday afternoon.

Custom Comforts said...

Very, very pretty like an old fashioned Christmas.
Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Linsey your dining room looks so very merry & bright! Love it!!

Patty Wiles said...

Love the candy cane vignette! Its all charming!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Very pretty table! I like your placemats too, everything looks so Christmasey and inviting!

chateau chic said...

Your dining room table is just darling with the green and red!!! You've created so much charm throughout your home this season, Linsey!! LOVE IT!!
Mary Alice

Calypso In The Country said...

Love your dining room! Yeah, I mess up all the surrounding rooms when I organize a room too!...especially this time of year!
-Shelley

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Jadite is so fun and simple. You have a great collection and your table looks fabulous - with or without the tablecloth!

Adina Johnson said...

Linsey, there's so much eye candy here. Everything is so cheerful and perfectly vintage. I love the santa mugs!
Adina @ Somply Country Life

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love this and it looks good both ways. Too cute.

Aunt Ruthie said...

Oh Linsey Lou! Your home decorated for Christmas is perfectly dreamy!!! You know I love that white scalloped hutch!! AND all of your white ironstone!! Love all of the red and white touches! Love you bunches! Sugar and hugs! Ruthie Lou! ~Sugar Pie Farmhouse

Ron said...

Your dining area is so warm and inviting, Linsey! Merry Christmas.

Art and Sand said...

Jadeite dishes . . . red stripes . . . vintage tablecloth . . . . green bread can . . . I am in love!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your jadeite is amazing and your dining room is to dream for. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Filomena Crochet said...

I loveling your blog!!! I am new folling ....

hugs

Maria Filomena,
to Portugal

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Everything is so pretty and cheerful over there, Linsey! Merry Christmas!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Love the green and red! I'm a vintage nut and love your whole dining room (such an inviting and charming place to gather) I just joined your followers, your "Front Porch" looks like a happy place to visit!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh! I love jadite and only have a few pieces. So wanting more! Having enough to set a table is wonderful! Love the entire setting and room! Have a very happy New Year!
hugs,
Jann

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi
I'm new to your blog. Love the Jadeite dishes. I wondered if they were inherited or did you purchase them? I remember my grandmother having those when I was a little girl.
She would pull them out for the holidays.

Special memories!
LaDonna

Prasad Kumar said...

Amazing post! those pictures are truly whimsical. I love your Christmas table decorations too. Very cozy and elegant.

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