Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a Red, Blue and White Christmas...

My dining room is one of my favorite rooms to decorate for Christmas, although rather unusual color scheme for the holidays. Here is a peek at my miniature blue and white porcelain tea set I found at one of my "sailin" expeditions.


Would you like a "spot" of tea?





I have enjoyed decorating with my Nandina berries. I have kept the same ones in my blue/white vases for over 8 years!







I love the "freshness" that blue adds when paired with red for Christmas , versus the typical green and red color scheme.






This was the first picture that I posted on Rate My Space... my Great Wall of China...






I found this gorgeous blue and white vintage platter at an antique store in Kennesaw, called Flue the Coop. I fell in love with it, it screamed my name as I passed by it!



Another miniature (thimble sized) teapot...Thanks for coming over to my dining room and have a very patriotic Christmas!





Please visit other beautifully decorated holiday homes at Kimba's Holiday Open House at Asoftplacetoland-Kimba
Also BooMama at BooMama.Net is hosting a Tour of Homes as well as Rhoda at Southernhospitality-Rhoda with Deck the Halls.

40 comments:

profenretraite said...

Oh my goodness, Rose...I LOVE your blue and white china! I really had not thought of adding it to Christmas decor. I am heading over to Flue the Coop since I'm not that far away. Have you ever checked out Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta? A goldmine! See my latest post. Thanks so much for sharing...Debbie

Kathleen Grace said...

Stunningly beautiful! I love your use of color, the reds and blues are so vivid.

squawmama said...

Well that was so beautiful and I loved the blue balls in the crystal vases... Very elegant... I also use a lot of the red berries in my decorating... LOVED that too... Have a great night...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

nikkicrumpet said...

Simply gorgeous....I love the bright splash that blue adds to your holiday decor. It is so elegant and unexpected!

Lynne said...

Rose..girlfriend..you have been so missed. It's nice to see you're out of the work room and able to enjoy your beautiful Christmas decor. I love the blue and white with the red. I'm in love with your platter..girl it is screaming my name.. You know I would love "a spot of tea". hugs ~lynne~

vintagewindow said...

Lovely Christmas decor.

Kris

Shelia said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I love all of your beautiful decorations and your home is beautiful. I remember your Great Wall of China on RMS! I have one too! Oh, I see my doggies! I collect these and yours would look so good in my cabinet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mishebe said...

Well missy where the heck have you been? working on those Santas?? You have a great collection of blue. Looks great. Love the red dining room.. mishelle

laurie said...

Rose, this is spectacular! I love your blue and white china, and that piece that called your name was screaming my name when I saw it in the photo. So glad to have you back in blogland. laurie

Happy To Be said...

OMG Rose I have missed you so much and that dining room is just beautiful girl!! now that platter are you sure it wasn't SCREAMING Gloria ??? you do have my adddress when to send it don't you... as always BRAVO!!! job well done..love the red wall...and I so remember the wall of China from RMS many moons ago...have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Chari said...

Hello Rose & Merry Christmas...

I've missed you my friend...I was just elated to see you post! I love, love, love your red, white, & blue Christmas!!! I love all of your beautiful blue & white china! Also....I think that all of your pretty blue ornaments look just fabulous in all the glassware...I love how you did that table! Sooooo pretty!!!

So nice to see you my friend!
Warmest wishes...Chari

Diane said...

Rose, I was so excited to see your new post! WOW, your dining room is so amazing! Simply stunning & words escape me! ☺♥☺ Diane

ps I hope you're back to stay! ♥

Gollum said...

I was happy to see your post, and I skipped over to see you. I love blue and white with red-it's just magical and elegant.

Sweet Designs said...

Oh, just beautiful, I love, love the red room with your blue dishes. My last home had red walls and I had decorated the same way (great minds think alike LOL)....I sure do miss that house so, I will enjoy yours vicariously!

Justine said...

Holy shit, Rose! This room is just GORGEOUS. I mean, over-the-top beautiful. What a great job you've done on it! And I LOVE the blue and red theme, and I usually HATE blue for Christmas. I think you've just changed my mind. It CAN be done and done classy as hell! And that second picture you took? It's perfection! Do you do profession photography? If so, and even if not, please give me some pointers!!!!!!!!!!

You haven't posted in a while, but I think it was worth the wait!!!!!

Justine :o )

tardevil said...

I was just about to call 9-1-1- because I thought you had expired! LOL! Glad you came back to play with us! Now, about that plate from Kennesaw, I think you misunderstood - they were saying Tardevil, not Santamaker! ;O) Is it gorgeous, or what? Love the blue porcelain! Can't wait to see the rest...because I know there's more!!!

Chris said...

Rose, I'm so glad to see you again. I know it's been so busy for you, but I see you still had the time to put a stunning group of photos together for us. Thank you. Love the blue mixed in for Christmas.

Love ya,
Chris

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for coming by! So nice to meet another Atlanta girl. Your home is just beautiful. I do believe our DR wall colors are almost the same. Love your blue & white with the red berries, so yummy! I'm so glad you found me awhile ago & have been reading all this time. I do love those yardsales, as you do too.

I see you were on RMS too, I never got into that much, but I know a lot of new bloggers came from RMS. I'd love it if you would 'follow' me too!

ann said...

AS USUAL,YOUR HOME IS PERFECTION..ANN

Susan said...

The blue and white has GOT TO GO!!!

To my house of course! I love it. I can't resist blue/white. Kennesaw? Alpharetta? Hmm, two hours (or less) and I am there!

Jill said...

Your china is so pretty and I love that you added the red to it! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Simply beyond stunning!

Tootsie said...

how stunning! I love the way you used all of the plates, and the colors!

jenjen said...

I love your home. The red walls are so welcoming. I love the red and blue together. So beautiful! Thanks for letting me visit. Have a merry Christmas!

Jen

~♥~ Monica S said...

Beautiful!
IT looked really good in your home! :-)

christmas hug
Monica

Kathysue said...

Rose,I just love your home and at Christmas your home is particularly beautiful.You and Mrs. Bush had the same idea,the white house was done in all red,white and blue for the Holidays. Did you see the show yet.You will really like it,Thank you for sharing, Kathysue RMS and Micasastyle.com

Bo said...

Hi Rose...so happy you lived through another Santa season...
your home is just beautiful...red, white & blue never looked so good! Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

Charlene said...

WOW! The blue & white in that red room is so dramatic! And the nandina berries in the blue & white are stunning! I have not made it through all of the houses from Kima's have you? Thank you for sharing. I envy you the elegant look in your home. This year we have 5 little ones coming so I did the Santa thing. Hope you'll visit. This is not my first visit, I love your site.

Cottage Rose said...

What a gorgeous dinning room, I love all the blue and white china. I just love blue and white. You have decorated you room for Christmas very beautiful.
Merry Christmas

Hugs;
Alaura

salmagundi said...

Glad we had a chance to see your wonderful home decorated for Christmas. May we see more??? Sally

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Rose, the big platter is gorgeous. I sure would give my right arm to find one like it. LOL .

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love the blue and white china with the red berries! Soooo pretty! Fleu de Coop is such a fun place!
No one much seems to like Nandina Domestica anymore...they all say it's too woody. But where would we get our wonderful berries? I'm so glad to see you using them, too. And they don't stick you like holly bushes do...although I use them, too! :-) Susan

Royaltouch said...

Simply Gorgeous, all of it!
And I am in love with red walls, got to have some one day someplace!
LindaQ

Lynne said...

Good morning girlfriend..what a wonderful surprise this morning. It was "wonderful" to see you had stopped by. Ofcourse you are forgiven..just save me some of that..........and my "big" glass!! I hope you have the best Holiday season ever hugs ~lynne~

Kristens Creations said...

Glad to see your post! I also love the freshness of the blue! Everything looks beautiful!! Kristen

Storm said...

Everything is BEAUTIFUL.

mishebe said...

Hi that is fine about the Santa, even though i would love to have one. Because of this snow my hubby and i have missed so much work i wouldn't have any money to pay you anyways. lol. Sometimes things work out for a reason. Meryy Christmas.. mishelle

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hi - I am discovering some great new blogs tonight! I sooo agree with you about red and blue together. My Morning Room has the same colors - cherry red walls and blue and white transferware. I love your room! I have saved your blog and I will be back for the full tour when I get a chance later tonight. Blessings, Barb

texasdaisey said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. I think I will have to take another look it is so beautiful.
Debbie

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

BEAUUUUUUTIOFUL, Rose!!!!!!!!!!!