From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center ~ Divinely Organized
Winter Dining Room with an Entertaining Theme
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday and usually, I put together a somewhat elaborate vignette to celebrate the holiday of love. It’s usually a dining room table setting with the usual red and white and sometimes pink and white. But this year I am doing things less elaborate and less expensive and having a ball sharing while using what I already have to create the spaces I love. This year instead of a valentine themed dining room, I left the winter decorations in place and set the table for a wine and cheese adult gathering instead.
Instead of setting the table with a cloth or runner and place settings, I decided to enjoy the beauty of the wood for the winter. The table is set with two wine decanters and glasses. There is also a cheese tray complete with cheese spreaders and two oil dippers for bread.
I love my snow birds and they are a welcomed addition to my winter table. I don’t know how I am going to part with them when spring comes around.
My decanters were both thrift store finds. Once I ran them through the dishwasher they were as good as new. The cheese trays and trays I am using as trays were on sale at Homegoods last year. I o$1.50 for each on the sale table. WhooHoo. I love a bargain.
I bought this pillow at one of the consignment shops in my neighborhood last years as well. It cost me $8.00 but I loved it so I splurged.
I upcycled this mason jar. It was a fun project. It was also quick and easy. And cost very little. I completed this little project in about an hour, not counting drying time, last year.
The room is simple and clean. I love the look of the wood all shiny and the centerpiece is gorgeous at night when the candle is on. I hope you like it without all the fanfare. I certainly do. My theme this year, if you remember, is to complete small, uncomplicated, cost-effective projects that have a large impact. I think this winter dining room fits the bill. Do you? I cannot figure out why my pictures look clear and detailed in my camera and in other software but when it gets here in WordPress they get blurry? Trying to figure that out.
How did you dress your dining room for winter or Valentine’s Day?
The etched glass vase and the marble filled cake plate are both upcycles. You can find them both in my craft boutique on my site.
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Love the mason jar project. Doing a wine and cheese sounds perfect. Love how your decorate and give me wonderful ideas.
Your table looks great and ready for Valentine’s Day. Love all the thrift finds.
I love it! Simple and clean, with a touch of personality and style embodied by a few sophisticated and creative pieces – my kinda style! 🙂
So inviting! It looks like you will have a fun evening with your guests.
Now that does not look like a bad way to spend v day at all! Proof, if ever it were needed, that you don’t have to make a party elaborate & expensive to be fun! This looks like the ultimate hygger’s haven, way to survive winter! (summer where I live lol but still 🙂
Thank you for stopping in. I have several mason jar projects and other bottles and jars as well. 🙂 I’m glad you liked this one.
Hi Bev, Thank you. I didn’t do much for Valentine’s Day in the house this year, but I thought a wine and cheese setting would make a nice couples evening. I’m glad you liked it. Hugs
Hi Tahna, You make me blush. But thank you. I think my thrift items add the personalty because nothing is matchy matchy. I am so glad you like it. Please stop in again.
Hi Carol, I’m glad you liked it. Nothing fancy but that’s okay with me. I love all of the glass. It really sparkles at night. Thank you so much for dropping by. 🙂
Hi Viviane, Winter or summer a glass of vino and cheese and crackers always work…right? Are you in Australia? I so want to visit there sometime. It is on my bucket list. Thank you for stopping in. I hope you will make this one of your regular stops. 🙂
Lovely and elegant Clearissa. We don’t really decorate like this in Australia apart from Christmas. Perhaps we should start a trend
Thank you so much. Maybe you could begin the trend and I’m sure there will be followers. 🙂 But I know right now you guys are in your summer so enjoy that and then begin the trend. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.
Clearissa, that is lovely! It looks so warm and inviting. I want to just pull back a chair and join in!
Hi Jean. Thank you. You made my day. That is exactly the look and feel I am going for in my little space. I want folks to feel welcomed, cozy and warm when they are spending time here. Would love to have you join in too. Thank you for stopping by. Please come by again. Hugs.
Love how simple and fresh your table scape looks. The pillows make a great statement on the chairs.
Looks very nice. Wish I could join you for a wine and cheese gathering. Thank you Clearissa for sharing this post at the Wednesday AIM Link Party. I shared it on my social media sites.
Thank you Candy. I believe that sometimes less is more. Thank you for reading along.
I’ll say it again, looks very nice. Thank you Clearissa for co-hosting with me at #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.
Thank you Dee.