Thursday, 1 December 2011

it's beginning to...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a dining room like this one in December? I'd love to have that wood-burning stove in mine and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree but I'm afraid that rug would suffer some serious food damage. Well, I could put a large garbage bag under my son's chair or simply ask him to eat in the bathtub!

Can you believe it's December already? I got up early this morning and made spice bread with my friend Emile Henry. I'm talking about a loaf pan, not a person! The home smelled of cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg when I woke the children up. It felt very Christmassy and made up for the fact that I don't have a dining room like that.

Have a wonderful day!

photo credit:
Spike Powell for Country Homes & Interiors

YouTube: Johnny Mathis / It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

18 comments:

  1. i love the mis-matched chairs. no way to a rug under a dining table!

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  2. Oh it does, it's beginning to look like Christmas. This is such a beautiful table setting, love the blue and turquoise shades. You made me laugh with your remark on your son, Lisa. :) Happy December! And thank you for the wishes. xo

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  3. perfect, simple but playful. but i have to agree with Monica. a WHITE rug under a dining table!?

    :)

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  4. I'm pretty sure that home has never seen any children ;-)

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  5. Pretty setting. Couldn't do with a rug under the dining table; it would not be pretty after a feast!

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  6. Hello Lisa,
    Beautiful and cozy. Perfect.
    But I would have to remove the carpet as well.
    Yum! Wake up with the smell of clove, cinnamon, ginger ...to me it would be like wake up in paradise!
    Have a nice day too.
    Hugs
    Mari

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  7. Hi there - what a lovely Christmas tree. I am mildly obsessed with the whole tree thing; we are now talking daily about when we will get it and how it will be! It never fails to amaze me how odd it is to bring a full grown tree inside your house but still...I love it. But what I like the most is the smell!! Counting down... Lou x

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  8. I bet your home smelled divine this morning! What wonderful holiday memories you're creating for your children : )

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  9. OH! The countdown has started and I still haven't decorated my home!!
    thanks for inspiring us everyday.;-)

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  10. It looks so cozy!! Love that tiny fireplace and the amount of light. Gives a feeling like there's snow outside. I'm picturing the smell of those ingredients, yummmm.

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  11. love it!!beautfiul dining room
    xx

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  12. awww, such a lovely setup for a Christmas table :)

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  13. Belle ambiance de noël ..

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  14. I can´t belive it´s December!!!! I love this part of the year,that roomis really beautiful!! thanks for sharing all this year!!

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  15. Oh that would be a lovely space to have now wouldn't it?

    And I have to laugh about your Emile Henry reference. My new roasting pan just came in the mail yesterday :) xoxo

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  16. Oh yes please! I'd like a dining room just like that! Your spiced bread sounds delicious, from your description, I could practically smell the spices wafting out of my laptop! :)

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  17. Yeah, there is no way that home has children running around. That rug wouldn't last a day in my home. Thanks for the chuckle. I'm glad to know my children aren't the only ones who should be eating int he bathtub. It is a very beautiful room, though. I love the simplicity.

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