Dining Room Christmas ….of the snowy glam kind.
Yes, it must be 80 degrees outside and I’m in the dining room trying to create a snow storm. 🙂
I’m serious. In my mind’s eye, I can clearly see a real Christmas-sized Narnia moment happening up in here.
And now, after all of my snow-making hoopla, comes the big question. Did I really make it to Narnia or just a not-so-literal snowy glam version?
Snowy Glam Dining Room Christmas Tour
Hello Friends and welcome to ‘Tis The Season Christmas Home Tour hosted by the fabulous Barb at The Everyday Home Blog. If you are coming from Walking On Sunshine, I am thrilled to have you stop by.
Let’s Get Started
The first space you see when the front door opens is the wall between the kitchen and the dining room.
And truth be told, this little space didn’t get much old-time, snowy-style attention.
Since the wall is also part of the foyer and walkway, traditional snowy-white gave way to a bit darker neutrals.
The metallics and color combinations actually match the metallics and color combinations used on the tree at the opposite end of the dining room, so the overall “snowy” visual impact is basically the same. At least I hope it is.
The Dining Room
But still, I knew that somewhere in the dining room I had to go full-on snowy. So, in a moment of complete snow-covered cray cray, I sewed a white faux fur tablecloth and situated it in front of the hot pink hutch. It’s kind of a play-on-Narnia theme without being too literal. Remember in the story when the kids find Narnia on the back side of the magical hutch —I mean wardrobe? 🙂 Yea. I know this is a stretch, but please humor me. It’s Christmas.
And remember how their adventure takes them through a snowy forest?
Cue the centerpiece on the table and the 7-foot spruce in the bay window. Either this room is headed towards Narnia or I’ve been watching way too much Project Runway.
If you don’t watch Project Runway, then let me explain. Each week, the judges challenge the designers to create a fashion-forward look using some kind of inspiration.
Seldom, and I do mean seldom, do the designers create a look that is a literal interpretation of the inspiration.
And so, over the sixteen seasons of faithfully watching, I think this not-too-literal intrepretation of Narnia is a nice hat-tip to the fact that TV is indeed educational. LOL.
Otherwise, how else would I have learned to be inspired but not go all literal? LOL.. 🙂
And so, when it was time to set-up for girlfriends and goodies, frosty architectural pieces and icy glass chunks were added to the snowy forest.
And just when I thought the only snow in sight would be the flakes hanging on the tree, my city has a wild and unexpected blizzard. In fact, the photo below was taken a few days before this post went live. And yes, it was 80 degrees earlier in the week. But what a view early this morning looking outside my front door! And I ask you, HOW close to Narnia can you get?
But the beauty of the snowfall made me realize just how difficult it is to try to recreate nature. Oh ..wait…..
So what do y’all think? Aside from the fact that I was clowning around with the camera….LOL.
Here is a view from the foyer.
A little bit Narnia or just snowy glam?
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