Cozy White Cottage Dining Room | Tour 2023

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My cozy white cottage Christmas home tour is continuing with my dining room! This room has had many new additions this year from the hutch to the wallpaper. For the theme, it's kind of a bit of everything from sisal bottle brush Christmas trees, to green Christmas trees, to gold accents. 

As with all the rooms in my home, I add layers upon layers and it's no different in here. The head chairs get blankets and pillows, and the white wood chairs got a faux fur rug thrown over them. These pillows are the same ones in my front living room. I loved them so much, I had to get more for in here. I also cozied up the table with this beautiful ruffle linen tablecloth. 


I kept this corner hutch pretty simple with the Christmas decor and just added some garland and dried oranges to the door. I did place a little white house in the middle to tie in with the ones on my other hutch.
Here's a quick video on how to make dried orange garland:

I envisioned a forest for my Christmas centerpiece. I found a slew of bottle brush trees and mixed them in with some of my brass/gold candlesticks. I went on a hunt for more bottle brush trees this year, the best places to find them ... cheap ... is the Dollar Store and Walmart. I found others from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, TJ Maxx and Target. You can get them from Amazon, but I wouldn't waste your time. Out of the three different shipments I got, two of them the trees were so smashed up from being shoved in a box, and the third one only came with like 3 decent size trees (5 inches) and all the rest tiny. The tiny ones are good for crafts though! 

To add a little interest, I add this white round frame to the middle.

And instead of adding candles to every candlestick, I opted to add a few pinecones to some as well. Brass candlesticks are super hard to come by around my neck of the woods. I found this taller candlestick at the thrift store, but it was all silver. So, I just took some gold spray paint and painted it, then added a little "grit" to it with Antique Gold Rub 'n Buff. It's a great way to get the look if you can't find the brass!
I bought this hutch for $10 last February at a thrift store. So, I just barely missed the Christmas with it. I was so excited to decorate this hutch this year for Christmas and include my vintage Santa mugs! I finally have a place to share all my collections. I was hoping to add some red transferware plates for Christmas, but haven't found any that I liked...or were old enough...or cheap enough :)

I also sprinkled the space with pinecones and other greenery. I tucked my favorite lamp up in that corner to give the best glow at night time!
I also included a little white village to the shelves. These "vintage" pictures/artwork are from a previous tutorial I shared with you a couple of weeks ago (tutorial here).
My favorite decor this year has been my potted Christmas trees in my vintage crocks. I have them throughout my house and they just bring a smile to my face. 
Here's a view of my vintage Santa mugs. I found them last year for $4 each! Serious. I see them going for $48 on these Instagram shops and it completely blows my mind. 
A few years ago I added a bunch of white houses into my Christmas tree, so now I have a ton of them that I like to scatter throughout my house. After this picture, I added twinkling fairy lights for a pretty evening glow.
And now for this wall with my favorite new wallpaper! This was one of my favorite projects this year. It made this room swing to a cottage feel instantly! (link to wood scroll wall art above door)
On the shaker pegs along the wall, I mimicked the garland and dried oranges from the corner hutch. I kept it simple besides that...kind of letting the wallpaper do all the talking :)
I have to admit this other corner is not what I envisioned this year. I wanted to removed the cabinet and put a Christmas tree. Wouldn't that be so perfect? I used to add a tree in here before my corner hutch and haven't been able to ever since. Time got away with me from adding it to this corner though... and well, that cabinet is full and is crazy heavy! So, it stayed :) Maybe I'll get around to adding a tree here; I guess only time will tell. 
This pie safe adds some cute character. I made this a few years ago. I has never held any pies :) (tutorial here) Really just another place to keep my hoard of dishes and mugs. 

Now for a few more shots! It's fun to look in here and think of all the things thrifted or handmade. Furniture wise, the only things bought brand new are the Ikea slipcovered chairs. 

Later this week, I'll be sharing another room of my home, my bedroom! I also have my entryway and master bath room to share. So, come back soon! I have a ton of DIYs coming as well!

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happy DIYing! Alicia