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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas in the Dining Room

I have made a few changes around here, trying to make what room I have work a little a little more efficiently. It's difficult with a small house to do that, sometimes.

 I want to try and make good use of the room that I have, so I moved the dining room table and chairs into the sunroom.
And I moved the small table that was in there, into my kitchen. I think it will work better, particularly when we have company. We don't often have people over, mainly because my house is just too small.
Hopefully, this will make it live larger.

I aim to paint this room the same as the living room, soon. 
Then it will look much better. 
I am thinking that I will make slipcovers for the leather parson chairs, and I have the light fixture that was in the kitchen that I can put in here. I will show you that when it happens.
The hubs is not working right now, so I will prevail upon him to do this for me.

The Christmas decor is simple and sparse.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend and looking forward to another beautiful week.
Our winter weather has been above freezing off and on, and the snow is melting. Hopefully, very soon it will get cold and stay cold!

Hugs, Cindy


Joyful said...

Looking good so far.

I can well relate to having a small space and trying to make the best use of it. I have been on a major decluttering mission for some time now and have gotten rid of a lot. Now I can breathe a bit, lol. I can't get rid of much more as I have a lot of craft projects I want to work on in future. It is really my crafts and books/papers that take up the little space I have.

I think simple Christmas decor is good, especially in a small space. I only have a wreath hanging at the fire place. I hope to get my small tree up very soon.

Enjoy rearranging your space.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I live in a small house too Cindy, so I can totally relate. I even find it hard to move things around sometime because I have no where to put things! Love your simple decor! Have a lovely week and stay warm! Angie xo

It's me said...

Beautiful...Cindy.....have a Nice

Gail said...

It's looking good Cindy! I love your wreath hanging in the window. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday,Gail

Betty said...

It seems when one goes away for a while you come back home with fresh ideas. I know you make small changes often, but it's very satisfying to make bigger changes. You're fortunate to have your husband home to help you.
It's great to see your Christmas decor starting to appear.
I really love your blog, Cindy and missed you while you were away.
Happy day!

Anonymous said...

Your home is looking lovely! We have a very small home, also. I am always "thinking" how best to use the space I have.
Here in GA, it was 76* today! Definitely did not feel like Dec.!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

It's looking good! I like an uncluttered look, too.

Patty Sumner said...

It looks beautiful.. Just found your blog while browsing the internet....I am your newest follower...I hope you will stop and visit with me and follow along with me too. Christmas Blessings!

Buttercup said...

I've got a small apartment, so space is one of my big issues. Trying to give away lots of things to open up the space. Your decorations are lovely.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It is a good idea to be creative and make your spaces work as efficiently as possible. Our home is not huge but way more space than we need or can afford to furnish, even with teenagers. I look forward to the day when I can downsize.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Everything you do is cute, Cindy! I like this change. I think it works well.



Anne said...

Oh how I love that Christmas sign! Lovely decorating and a beautiful home.


Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I love your changing out the tables. You say your house is small but you make it look large with good use of your space and so pretty. I have a pretty big house but I have so much stuff it feels small! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Millie said...

I really like your seasonal changes. The table looks good in the sunroom too.

podso said...

It looks like we both have been moving things around. I hope your new eating area on the sunporch might work for having guests. It's always such a treat to see pictures of your beautiful home. Love your header.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Looking very festive in here!!! =D blessings ~ tanna

Divine Theatre said...


Somehow you fell off my blogroll?! I have missed you!

I like a simple Christmas palette, so it doesn't compete with everything else! Lovely!
Hoping you are well...



Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great idea to switch out dining tables in that way. Slipcovering the chairs will be nice too. There's always something to fix, paint or redecorate even in the smallest space isn't there? Have a great week! Hugs, Pam

Robin said...

I think switching things up was a great idea! It's are sometimes to take the leap and use a room in unexpected ways. I hope you enjoy the change.

oldthings said...

Dear Cindy , from your photos your home looks spacious and comfortable. You use the space properly !I liked the Christmas sign up your door !
Have a nice week !

Faye Henry said...

It all looks lovely, Cindy.. Love your wreath and the sun room looks nice and cozy..I think that was the sun room.. right?
I love your house..

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm with you...not a lot of space for get togethers. Making the most of your space is 'priority'!
I'm intrigued. I can't wait to see what you do with it all!
No doubt it will be lovely!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your plans sound good. I'm all for using the space you have to it's fullest potential.Switching things up is a great idea!

Brittany said...

What a pretty sunroom! And it makes a great dining room too =) I can just imagine those slipcovers - that will be beautiful! Merry Christmas to you - I love how you've decorated for the season!

nannykim said...

I love to use rooms in new ways/ what fun. Is that snow I see out of the window?