In a small house all the rooms serve many functions, and that is certainly true of my dining room at the center of our home. We have a teeny kitchen, so this room also serves as an extension for kitchen storage. And that is exactly the original purpose of a Welsh dresser!
These cupboards and shelves hold an unbelievable amount of stuff. And no matter how full the dresser gets I always find room for more! It all got a nice dusting and shifting around for the holiday.
I have referred to this piece of furniture before as an English cupboard or sideboard. Same difference. But this time I am displaying "A Child's Christmas in Wales" to make it official. Lots of cards and odds and ends will also get tucked in here as the weeks go by.
I have added a few fresh greens and just a touch of red. Nothing could feel more festive!
You might as well come on in for a good look! I don't think you would see more of the details if you were here to visit in person! It feels like I left no stone unturned. The chippy metal lockers have turned out to be a great storage item there on the right. Tons of things tucked away including all my dried hydrangeas. (Decorators have lots of special storage needs.) And all my wrapping stuff is piled on top.
We just brought in a small green tree that smells so fresh! When it is done it will slide right out the door behind it. Needles are just part of the wonderful mess. And you wouldn't believe how crowded with people this room gets!
A few laces here and there.
I just love the softened look of a few added greens. Doesn't take much.
I have chosen an understated bird theme amongst the greens, with a few nests, eggs, and bird motifs.
I saved the Pottery Barn wrapping paper that I scored last season that I love so much. I put a few scraps into small inexpensive vintage photo frames to enjoy it close up again.
A few vintage ornaments perk things up.
And a pile of lovely old woven towels.
So glad you stopped by for a visit!
"Love and Joy come to you. . ."
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!