Monday, December 10, 2012

Dining Room Hutch & Buffet Christmasfied

For some reason my
post did not show up
this morning so I am
trying again- bear with me.

I think I showed you
the silver that my son
polished up for the
That, of course, is a big
part of Christmas
at our house.
Did you notice what I added here?
Two little Mark Roberts Fairies
hang from the lamps.
He has another friend
hanging around.
If I WERE going to 
collect anything 
it would probably be
Mark Roberts Fairies.

A few more bits and pieces.
I have built in hutches
on each side of the
Want to see it a bit closer?
It's full of Spode Christmas Tree china.
Grammas Hazel & Betty
gave us a place setting every year
until we had 12 place settings.
I added to it and have 16+.
A bit of bling dresses the shelves.
A mercury ball sits atop a son's
silver christening cup.
I have some vintage figurines
that take their place amongst
the Christmas china every year.
This tree is from Grandmother Clara.
It was made in Germany 
and is musical.
Grandmother Clara & Gramma Hazel
were Sworn Enemies
so I smile everytime I see their
things all mixed together.
Apart in life-together in Death,
proving that God has a sense of humor!
This is a little tree produced by
Spode that nestles in amongst
the china.
Later this week, if you promise
not to tick off the fairies,
I will show you the
Dining Room Table
dressed for the next
has his eye on you!!!
Shhhhhhhh.....He's watching.......

ps.  PLEASE come back tomorrow
cuz I have a very special
favor that I will be asking for.
your photo name


Anonymous said...

Everything is so pretty. It really made me laugh the two feuding grandmothers' things being placed side by side. If only life were that simple.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Diana, it is simply gorgeous!... love all of your magical touches and your little fairies and all... and I especially love that you mixed your grandmothers treasures together!... I never heard of a grandma who had an enemy in the world... surely they are best of friends by now in Heaven!... thanks so much for sharing it all... your Spode china is exquisite!... xoxo Julie Marie

Maria Elena said...

Diana, your holiday decor is just amazing!!! Love your china, it is gorgeous! and all of you other accents are just icing on the cake. What a stunning display! By the way! had to say something about your chandelier, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Japolina said...

Your home is gorgeous!

Karen said...

It's all so pretty Diana. Love those fairies and your Christmas china.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Everything is just gorgeous!!! I'll be good if you show us you table, but if you don't.....Naughty it is!!!
Hugs, Penny

Gina said...

Diana, your dining room is beautiful! I love the built in hutches filled with Christmas goodies. How awesome is Grandma Hazel to have started your Spode collection! Your chandy is gorgeous!

Becca Bertotti said...

So very beautiful, Diana! I love your gorgeous hutches, filled with your beautiful holiday pieces. Wow! And, your chandelier is gorgeous! I love the fairies, too ... you're on your way to a wonderful collection, too! Let us see more!

Nellie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, Diana! You certainly have just the right touch for decorating!

Oh, yes! Someone is watching, that's certain!:-)

xo Nellie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Diana! I love your Spode Christmas dishes, all the pieces and the glasses, too. I have a similar set but I don't remember if it is Spode or not. Love your fairies. I got two of the Mark Roberts fairies for Christmas last year {of course, I bought them myself, wrapped them, and wrote the tag out for hubby}.

Beth said...

You have decorated your home beautifully!

Lucille said...

Everything is so tastefully put together, Diana. Your hutches are like the hutches I've always wanted and so filled with beautiful things gathered over the years which makes them that more precious. Your chandelier is so grand! It contributes that extra touch of glamour to a room that seems perfect.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! your home is BEAUTIFUL Diana..I truly mean that..wonderful china and stem the granny's story..I called mine the "Farkle Family" Hugs and smiles Gloria
ps..Thanks for the beautiful photos that's not all white furniture ha ha!!

Patty Patterson said...

So pretty! I just love Christmas Decorations! This is the one time of year that I don't think it is possible to over do things. The more the merrier.

Tete said...

Love it all. Classy old lady, aren't you? LOL- Looking like you could have royalty in there, but, OH!, do serve princesses and princes in there, don't you? That elf is a bad elf...I see glitter. Donna must have sent him over.
Was wondering what happened to you this morning. Was hoping you got to sleep in a little. Hope you are getting some rest after the last week you have put in. I can't wait to see the table. Do you have it set with the family china? I love that you have collected it over so many years from those you loved best. Makes it super special that way. Hugs.

Connie in Hartwood said...

Nothing says Christmas quite like a hutch (or two) filled with Spode china! Putting out extra decorations during the holidays is SO much fun!!

Sue said...

Everything looks so pretty and elegant. I went more homespun/outdoorsy this year...but I still twinge when I see the bling. Your cabinets look beautiful with just the right amount of Christmas touches. You made me laugh about your grandmothers...sometimes I think the same thing about our mothers. They didn't hate each other, but they weren't best friends either!

Geneva said...

Diana, everything is so elegant at your house...Beautiful! It's always fun to visit!!!

Diana LaMarre said...

Lovely holiday dining room, Diana. I can't wait to see the table all decked out in its Christmas finery. I'm all about tablescaping (that's even the name of one of my blogs!)

I love that the feuding g'mothers items are now lovingly displayed together in your home.

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow,'s all sooo beautiful! Looks like a house that Santa and the Mrs could live in!! :) But as you probably eyes were completely dazzled by the AWESOME chandy hanging over your dining table. Absolutely gorrrrgeous!!!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, beautiful dining room, Diana. Who knew?

Susie said...

Diana, It all looks so very nice. I love when my house is clean and decorated....but all too soon, it's time to put things away. That is why I have it decorated from the 1st of the month.:):)xo,Susie

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Too funny about your grandmothers...and for the record, I believe that God has a sense of humor :) It will be fun. I'll look out for them

Unknown said...

Wow, that is all just beautiful, Diana. I had to laugh about the Grandmas-now they have no choice but to love one another-lol
(unless all that THUNDER is because of them...)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Diana your home is so lovely and I wish you would show us more.
Loave all your Christmas treasures.


This N That said...

Love the blue eyed elf

Anne said...

Your dining room is beautiful!LOVE that silver sparkle too!


andrea@townandprairie said...

WOW, you have QUITE a collection! Christmas collections are the best ones....and those bookcases! Holy cow! I want some!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Stunning! I love the Spode Christmas China so much! Your dining room is
simply beautiful!

Flora Doora

Anonymous said...

So many lovely treasures and you have a flair for showcasing them!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Everything looks beautiful, Diana. My mother has a whole set of that Christmas china, which one of us will get (BIG HINT) I am fortunate that I get along really well with my daughter's MIL, which will be great when we are both living in Atlanta :)


Sonny G said...

love those fairies and your christmas china.. you have such a beautiful dining room.. I bet it feels great to be in that room.

DearHelenHartman said...

Love the idea of the 2 grandma's things making nice together at Christmas time! As always, visiting your blog leaves me smiling.

tlcukjourney said...

You have an amazingly beautiful home that's beautifully decorated!

must love junk said...

Diana, I love all of your gorgeous silver! And don't even get me started on that chandelier-oh my!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana,
Your home is gorgeous. I just love your sweet fairies hanging from the lamps. And, the chandy is beautiful~~ beyond beautiful. Love your Spode and all the details on the shelves. I bet the two grandma's are looking down saying, doesn't our treasures looks nice together and Diana has them displayed so pretty!!
Your posts are always delightful and inspiring!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana! Oh, I'm glad you can't see me drooling over your beautiful interiors of your built in hutches! Gorgeous! Love your dishes and all the little sweet family pretties. Oh, your home is just so beautiful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sew a Fine Seam said...

So pretty Diana! Love that mercury glass ball!

Suzanne said...

I can only imagine how MAGICAL your home is for your grandchildren. Everything looks just lovely!

Cristina Garay said...

Hey Diana! Your dining room is BEAUTIFUL! The chandelier, built in hutches, fireplace, and all your collections, just gorgeous!

Daniella said...

I have no words. That has to be the most beautiful dining room I've ever seen! Honest to goodness. I starred at it for 30 minutes.
The fairies are a very special touch. They are your personality! That little something that only a fairy like yourself would do!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my goodness, it all gorgeous..Seriously your fire place and built ins are gorgeous...Oh and when sunny has a minute, could you send him over to polish MY silver! Oh, and the chandelier!! Gorgeous!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful Diana! I love you built in cabinets full of the gorgeous china...I bet the girls just love your home at Christmas!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Love those built in china cabinets! Te he on the grandmas being stuck in the cabinets together for all eternity. Do you think they patched it up in the great beyond?

Micupoftea said...

Hello Diana~ What welcoming festive. Love the fairies! Happy Advent~

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a lovely lot of beautiful things each with its own memories. The irony of the 2 grammars is huge. Makes you really think about relationships and what is important! Look forward to seeing the dining table! Joan

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Love those bottle brush trees!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

YOur home is so beautiful! So warm, cozy and festive for Christmas! xox

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Diana, your home is gorgeous!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Classic pattern and your dining room is gorgeous!!!! It all looks so sparkly and festive. I want to come in and sit, and then just look at everything! What a sweet way to build your collection for your also.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! Ilove your chairs and those built- ins are spectacular! I'll be good - don't want to tick off the fairies! Ironic that the two battling grannies' things are now together! Can't wait to see what else you have in store! Hugs, Leena

Anonymous said...

Hi Di,
Very wow all of it. Is Sarah and William coming over at Christmas????? Sure looks like it.

Seeing she needs rest being pregnant. Looks like she is another late lady Di. Friendly and laid back. You and her would have a great chat,chat.

Jolly Good!

Merry Christmas coming up.
Not long now. Count down.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning, stunning , stunning!!


Junkchiccottage said...

Your dining room looks beautiful. Love your Spode . That is so sweet you got a place setting each year as a gift. Love love love your chandelier just gorgeous.