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Christmas Dinner

By taking inspiration from around the internet, and with permission from my mother, I decorated our dining room as I wanted. Here are the finished results. I cut cedar from a tree in our backyard, allowed it to dry a little (it had just rained) and then cut and placed it around the cabinets, chandelier, and table.

Northwest Pearls: Cedar and Display Cabinet

Northwest Pearls: Cedar and Cabinet

Northwest Pearls: Cedar and Chandelier

Northwest Pearls: Cedar and Chandelier

My dad cut cedar charger plates. I wanted them to be about 13' in diameter, but we couldn't find that so they're a bit wider than the standard charger plate. He washed them and we set them in the garage with a fan on them for about 48-72 hours so they could dry before Christmas dinner. It would have been less stressful for us to do this farther in advance, but now we know!

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Place Setting

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Tablescape

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Tablescape

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Tablescape

I'm incredibly happy with how it all turned out. It was beautiful.

Did you have a Christmas dinner? If so, what did you do?

Thanksgiving

Here's a few pictures of what we did for our Thanksgiving meal. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Table Setting

These napkins were a wedding gift to my grandmother in 1943. The plates were also hers.

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Full view of our Thanksgiving table

 

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Outfit

 

Lipstick: Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss for Rimmel London Shade 107

Pearls: Inherited

Shirt: Loft

Watch: Nordstrom

Skirt: Loft

Shoes: Nordstrom

What did you do for Thanksgiving?