Thursday, November 17, 2016

French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room

*** Hope everyone is doing well. It has been a whirlwind past 3 weeks. We closed on our new house and moved out of the rental. Then Mr. Front Porch traveled to Japan for a week while I dealt with sick kiddos. Oldest gave me a run for my money on getting well but thankfully he is now on the upswing. Seasonal allergies have hit him heard this year. Mr. Front Porch arrived home and turned right back around and left again for a week. He will be back tomorrow!:) I would love to have pics to share of the new house but with all that has been going on not alot has been happening in the picture taking scene or unpacking. Thanksgiving week though we plan on tackling a bunch! With Christmas decorating on my mind and all of our holiday down in storage till next week I have been looking back thru pics of the old house and dreaming of what this one will become. I thought that I would reshare my favorite Christmas dining room from a few years back! Enjoy and be sure to check back by. You never know when new house pics may pop up!:)***
French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Can you believe that Christmas is only a little over two weeks away!? I know I can not. I am almost done decking the halls, I just have the kitchen and a few things to do in the living room. Till those are completed I thought I would go ahead and share our dining room. Our dining room had a face lift back in the mid part of the year so I could not wait to see how it would look all decorated for the holidays.

French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Welcome to our French Farmhouse Vintage dining room! I have been blogging for almost 6 years now and I have to say this is by far my favorite Christmas dining room yet. I will be including the sources for items I used. I had a ton of questions about where I purchased things for our Christmas mantle so I figured it would be a good idea to just go ahead and include sources for the dining room.
Johnson Bros. Old British Castles Pink-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
This year I splurged and purchased new Christmas dinnerware. We used our previous ones for 13+ years so I figured a little splurge would be ok in this area. I fell head over heels for this pattern and had been hoping HomeGoods would have gotten it in after seeing a few pieces of it last year but they never did. I broke down and purchased them from Replacements.com. The pattern is  called Old British Castles in Pink by the Johnson Bros. It has been discontinued from what I read so that may explain why HomeGoods never got them in this year. I purchased four settings with the tree in the middle and then four settings without the tree so I could use them all year round if I wanted to. I just love this print! It has a vintage timeless feel. FYI I purchased the Imperfect mugs to match wanting to try and save some money. I have no idea why they are called imperfect because I can not see one thing wrong with them. Just a little tip from me to you!:) Saved me $4 a mug!
Christmas Table Setting-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
These little simple flutes are so fun. I spent an hour at HomeGoods picking some other ones out. It drove Oldest & Littliest insane because after we left there I found these at Target for just $1! The other ones went back needless to say. I just can not pass up a deal when I can achieve a look for less. 
Johnson Bros. Old British Castles Pink-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Grain sack striped napkins I found at World Market for just $1.99 each. Love them for year round. The red chargers I purchased way back in 07 from Target right after Christmas. The box said $2.99 for a set of four. I almost donated them last year because I had never gotten them out of the box and they were taking up real estate in my Christmas bins. Glad I held on to them!
Johnson Bros. Old British Castles Pink-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
My vintage inspired Santa mugs from HomeGoods a few years back. Green Silverware I purchased from HomeGoods last year but I am still seeing them show up from time to time.
Johnson Bros. Old British Castles Pink-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
If you were following along with me last year you may remember this centerpiece. I used it in our breakfast nook for Christmas. I loved it so much and decided instead of coming up with something new for in here I would just recreate it for the dining room.
Christmas Table Center Piece-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
I wish I could tell you where you could purchase the base. I received so many emails about it last year but sadly I purchased it at a local Christmas shopping bizarre a few years back and it is no longer available from the vendor. 
Slim Christmas Tree-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Our skinny tree is in need of replacing but I am glad it has held on for one more year. We have had it for over 10 years now. 
Christmas Dining Room Hutch-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
The lanterns are from HomeGoods back in the earlier part of the year.
Striped Grain Sack Christmas Stocking-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is where I used the other two red striped grain sack stockings. If you remember the other two I used on our mantel. I purchased these from Elizabeth's Embellishments online.
Johnson Bros. Old British Castles Pink-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Vintage Santa Mugs-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Yes, the little ceramic tree is missing some lights. I painted it a few years back with the boys. After the shop heated it and I brought it home not all of the holes were large enough for the lights. I still use it every year though and every year I still try cramming lights in the holes!;)
Striped Grain Sack Christmas Stocking-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Vintage Olive Bucket-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Dining Room Chalk Board-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Did I mention how much this space just makes me smile!?
Dining Room Chalkboard-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Book Page Wreath-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
The book page wreath is a new addition. I had been wanting to make one forever it seemed. It was fairly simple and I will compose a tutorial in January for it. Be forewarned though, it takes up quite a bit of time. I spent almost four hours making this one.
Dining Room Chalkboard-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Dundee Marmalade Jar-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
Crochet napkins are from Pier One. Berry picks from quite a few years ago at Michaels. Not sure they still carry them. I use to use them in our tree.
DIY Jingle Bell Garland-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
I was in a rather crafty mood this year with Christmas and I made a jingle bell garland as well.
DIY Jingle Bell Garland-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
It is hard to get a good picture of it hanging in the windows. It looks so charming from the inside and outside.
Federal Mirror-French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room- From My Front Porch To Yours
So there you have our French Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Dining Room. Oh, before I forget and I know I will be asked, the red gingham pillows came from Ikea. The covers are something like $5 a piece and the inserts $7. Very economical!

Thank you for stopping by! Up next I believe I will be sharing our Christmas kitchen so stay tuned.


Sharing at these lovely blogs:
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30 comments:

  1. I agree with you! This space makes ME smile too! So full of love and holiday touches...one of these days I'm going to sit in that dining room and have coffee with you...and holiday cookies on your gorgeous china. This is my favorite holiday dining room ever! Merry Christmas, sweet friend. xoxo

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  2. Pamela you out did yourself my friend the whole space looks absolutely beautiful!! I love every single detail!!

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  3. So pretty Pamela ! Love your new dishes ..The room is just perfect for Christmas !

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Pamela!! I've been following you on Instagram and seeing little peeks. I'm in awe. :)

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  5. So beautiful Pamela!! Every little detail is wonderfully done.

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  6. It is just all picture perfect
    love the tiny trees in the shakers and all the Santa mugs of course

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  7. The room looks so beautiful (just as I knew it would!). My favorite thing is the centerpiece! I just love it! But I also adore all the little details in the room. The tiny trees in your salt and pepper shakers...who thinks of that? So adorable and so fun! Your place settings are gorgeous and well worth the splurge!

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  8. I love those Christmas tree dishes. I have them in red and white. You can take a razor blade and trim down the ends of the little replacement bulbs if you have some extras. The same thing happened to me but shaving them down a tad worked. I love your dining room.

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  9. So cute, Pamela and I am loving the red and white added in.

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  10. Your dining room looks darling, Pamela!
    Mary Alice

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  11. Your dining room looks beautiful, Pamela! I love it all! Great idea to share your sources (and save on responding to questions in the comments). The centerpiece is great - just love that. I love those dishes, too! I found one (just one!) at Goodwill last year. I just use it as a display piece since I only have the one. Love the December calendar on your chalkboard. You did a great job on your wreath - I ordered two from someone on Etsy for our dining room shutters. I knew I wouldn't have the patience for it!

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  12. So pretty! You've inspired me to make a jingle bell garland too! :) Julie

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  13. Oh my gosh! I believe this is the prettiest dining room in blogland! I'm pinning lots of favorite things. The last time I pinned your dining room, it got tons of repins! No wonder! It's gorgeous!

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  14. Your dining room looks wonderful! I love everything about it!

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  15. I can see why its your fave b/c it is just fabulous. I love all your details, but those plates are gorgeous and if you're gonna splurge you want it to be something as beautiful as that. It just came together so well.

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  16. Oh Pam... I'm speechless. It's just all so.. lovely and wonderful, charming and just perfect!!!!! Tip to toe.
    Love it all. You decorate like no one else!!!!!!!!

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  17. Fabulous Pamela! I thought the English Castles plates just had castles on though, not trees? I can keep my eyes peeled on this side of the pond if you like? xx

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  18. i love your dining room. it has so many great details. those dished are fabulous and you'll love them forever so it's worth the splurge. i love the christmas s&p shakers. might have to make some for myself. thanks for stopping by again. enjoy the season- MJ

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  19. Everything looks beautiful, Pamela! I especially like your book page wreath and your table is gorgeous.

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  20. Love, love, love this! So festive and pretty :)
    Susan

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  21. I love every single detail, right down to the bows on your stockings. I think you outdid yourself, Pamela, and that's saying A LOT! Really outstanding!

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  22. Pamela, your dining room looks soooo beautiful!! I love everything about it, the tablesettings the red n white ribbons, the hutch, the book page wreath is gorgeous.....I could go on and on. It would make me smile too. Just lovely, Lisa

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  23. Pamela, you have outdone yourself again, absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  24. Wow, Pamela. It's perfect. I love all the pops of red against the soft neutral walls. Those dishes are my favorite, but I don't have the holiday version. Now I'll have to start collectin those too. Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christma! ~ Angie

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  25. Pamela I'm getting caught up with my favorite bloggers and I'm just loving seeing all of your gorgeous Christmas decor! Your dining room is absolutely beautiful my friend!

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  26. Absolutely stunning... so many beautiful great ideas! I love the centerpiece. After looking at this, I've decided I want to buy a candelabra. Yours is so pretty with its shades and bows.

    Judith

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  27. Love your dining room it's just perfect and the IKEA pillow fits right in

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  28. Love, love the dining room Pamela!!! Looks beautiful...love the colors!!! Great job on the book page wreath!! Love it all!!!

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