Sunday, 21 December 2008

Finally the painting in the dining room is all finished and my tree is up...yaaaaay it does look a bit bare at the moment though, i couldn't find the little thingies to hang the baubles on with, i will get some tomorrow when I'm out and it should look a bit better then.So, how do you like my red wall?? I have always fancied having a wall in red but never been brave enough to try it, hubby said just go for it, so i did! and I'm so glad:) it warms the room up lovely and i love it. As you can see i even managed to persuade dh about the sofa in the dining room! and it make the room more cosy and usable.
I found the little stars hanging from my light in the local Tesco, also came across these little felt decorations, all at a reduced price and they look great hanging from the cupboard doors.
We bought some chestnuts on Saturday and they are sitting in Santa's sleigh ready to be roasted on the fire over Christmas.
Another bargain picked up at Tesco was this Noel which is sitting on the side board
I actually bought 3 of these, they are so lovely, i have one on the mantle in the sitting room and the other on the fire place in my bedroom. One last bargain buy was this reindeer, star and bell garland on string, it's quite primitive and simple looking

I've done quite well for bargain buys in decorations this year, i have a lovely table cloth for Christmas day from Ikea and some charger plates , but those belong to another post... so for now, tara-a-bit xx


Nancy said...

Hi Maggie,

I think your dining room looks beautiful! I love your red wall, and your little tree looks so pretty all lit up. I also love your stars and felt ornaments hanging from the knobs. (I painted our entire kitchen red not too long ago, and we are in love with it!)

You are the second person, besides myself, that I have found painting and redoing so close to Christmas. Glad I'm not alone in this! I just finished painting our living room.

Happy Holidays to you!

Sharon said...

I love the way your wall looks, so stunning. Your decorations are lovely too. Can't wait to see more. Merry Christmas to you.

Heidi said...

Yeah Maggie! You did it! The red looks fabulous. There is nothing like a red wall. It cheers you up in all seasons and keeps you warm in the autumn and winter. Where is your woodstove in relation to this wall? I see you now have a sofa in there too? This would be my favorite room in the house as it has my two favorite elements ~ the fire and a red wall. But then that is like my own living A tree with white lights on it is always decorated even with nothing on it.

We are busy now with the kitchen redo which is finally starting to come together. More than 4 weeks without doors on my cupboards was enough. :)

Christmas hugs ~

Roberta said...

Hi Maggie, love the color of your dining room. Your decorations a lovely - like the idea of putting chestnuts in a decorative dish, may have to steal that idea.

Merry Christmas,
With Holiday Stitches,
Peace and Goodwill,
Roberta in GA

Siobhán said...

Maggie, what beautiful decorating!! Lovely. Your red wall looks great in that room--it suits the furniture, if that makes sense! :) I enjoyed getting to see everything. Love the pear painting on your wall, too! Merry Christmas & happy early birthday, too.

angelasweby said...

I just love your red wall. It gives your room such a focus.
What lovely decorations and I absolutely love your NOEL!! I didn't see those in tescos. Mind you bedfors is a bit out of the way for exciting things like wooden ornaments...haha! `Really pretty garland too - Homebase?? :>)
Have a really lovely Christmas

Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy said...

Oh, I love your red wall, Maggie!!! Your dinning room is so beautiful... and I love the sofa in there! I've been thinking of painting the sitting room or my study in red but I didn't know if it would be too much or not... thus I've been stalling. Yours is gorgeous as are all your decorations!!! Just Beautiful and thanks for sharing!

I've enjoyed visiting your blog... lots of lovelies... and your kitties are precious!!!

MysteryKnitter said...

The red wall & the couch are awesome!