I share the family dining room all the time, but I very seldom share the formal dining room. Since we're in the family room most of the time, it gets the lion's share of holiday decorating.
I was gifted some pig trophies from a good friend the other day and needed a pretty good sized are to display them.....the buffet in the formal dining room fit the bill perfectly.
The trophies all got a coat of pale pink spray paint.....
My friend also gave me a basket of vintage baby clothes. I used a pale blue dress to cover one of my plastic pumpkins.
Starting on the left side of the buffet.........
This little plastic trophy cup looks so elegant when placed on a pedestal and covered with a cloche......a shabby chic medal adds the crowning touch......
This trophy had lost it's top, so I have it a pumpkin with a shiny medal as it's new top.
The big trophy in the middle had a pig on it when it came to me. I took the pig off and and replaced it with a velvet pumpkin.
The shabby chic medal that I tied to the front of the big trophy has one of my favorite pins in the center of it.
I put my vintage baby dress covered pumpkin on a silver bucket.......
I gave it a shabby chic medal for being the prettiest pumpkin in the group!
Ummmmm. no I haven't started decorating for Christmas early.......this tree stays up in the formal dining area year round. It's been up about 4 years and I don't have any plans to take it down in the near future.
I have a plain Jane centerpiece on the dining room table, you'd think I could come up with something a little more fitting for the formal dining area!
Maybe I will work on that next week.
( Hey, wasn't all that silver on the coffee table in recent post in the family dining room, see what I mean about shopping in your house...lol!)