Monday, December 5, 2011

Home for a Manger

The Nana & The Papa gave me this beautiful nativity set about four years ago. I loved it but I always had trouble finding just the perfect spot for it. Last year it ended up here in the living room. I thought this was a great spot for it until.... 

I got to changing things up! I have always had trouble doing Christmas in the dining room. I never seemed to have enough decor for in here. I decided to place the Eagle Mirror in here that I purchased off the local yard sale site back in the summer. I had yet to find it a home as well. I also moved the shutters back in here. If you remember they use to be black and I painted them with Old White and Duck Egg. I was not quite sure about their new redo and was actually debating on getting ready to revamp them again but I am glad I did not! They go perfectly in here.
I added some fresh greenery and some white lights.
My version of the Star of Bethlehem.

Yep, I think this spot will be it's new home! 
The dining table is a work in progress. I wanted to keep it simple since we will have to take everything off of it for Christmas dinner. If I have time I want to try and make a burlap ruffled runner to go under the red runner instead of the piece that is under there now. 
I purchased this round tray at Goodwill last month. I decided it was a good piece to place under the tree. The tree I already had back from my days in retail. I saw a fellow blogger use silver wear on her tree and for the life of me I can not remember who it was. I visited several blogs of who I thought it was to no avail. I wanted to thank whomever it was for the inspiration! It gave me something to do with the antique silver wear I purchased this past summer.
Edited Note: Thanx goes out to Honey over at 2805 for the inspiration! Be sure to pay her visit! She is a sweetie and a fellow Texan!
Simply stated is what this space is all about!

Don't forget the reason for the season!
Also you have till Dec 30 to link up to my  Holiday Mantel party! There are lots of entries so far that I am still going thru! So much talent and inspiration out there in the bloggy world! Be sure to link up your mantel or holiday display!

Speaking of parties I am linking up to the following ones:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday

The Lettered Cottage
Wow Us Wednesdays
French Country Cottage


  1. Love your dining room ... perfect spot for the nativity ... love the plates in the box, great look! Thanks for sharing your dining room beauty with us.


  2. This is the perfect spot for your nativity scene! It looks wonderful! The vignette is beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful Nativity vignette in the perfect place. Evrything is beautiful, so festive and inviting. Thank you so much for your sweet visit. FABBY

  4. The nativity is just beautiful and you have placed it perfectly ;-)

  5. Pam it looks wonderful! Love it!

  6. Beautiful room! You did a wonderful job!

  7. Pamela, it all looks wonderful! I love the flatware on the tree! Your nativity is a sweet reminder of the season! Did I see the elf on the shelf watching over the nativity?

  8. You found the perfect spot for your Nativity! I love the way the shutters frame the whole scene.

  9. It IS perfect there, Pamela! How wonderful that you've found a home for it. It's a beautiful nativity. The shutters look so good there; I'm glad you didn't change them up again.

  10. BEAUTIFUL nativity Pamela and I love it's new home!! Martina

  11. Your dining room looks beautiful! Although it's not a Christmas decoration, I really like that eagle mirror. If you ever find another, I really want one! Back to the decor, it all lovely and the silverware tree got from me! Yours is very cute.

  12. Your dining room looks beautiful Pamela and I love where you have placed the nativity. It looks beautiful there. I have my parents nativity and I have it placed on top of the entertainment center in our family room.

  13. I love this! Everything is beautiful! The nativity scene is so meaningful. I need a new one. Truly the reason for the season. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love your dining room and especially where you placed your nativity.

    Thank you for hosting.

  15. Hi Pamela,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Bling Burlap and Bedspring mantel. Wanted to make sure you got an answer to your question about the fairy ladder. I got it years ago - maybe TJ Maxx but not sure. Absolutely love your silverware tree and the plates in that great Thyme box! Following along.

  16. Hellllloooo sweetie. I'm still here, just not on Facebook for now and I'm having a really hard time getting motivated to blog. It's much nicer to visit others these days than post :)

    I love your Christmas decorating. It's soooo beautiful. If I lived closer I would have you come to my house and decorate for me!

  17. Oh I LOVE your nativity! I have four now, and they are all up this year!! Yes...the reason for the season!! What a gift!

  18. This is beautiful! Pinning you for inspiration.


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