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.
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!
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?