11.30.2018

Gingerbread Tea In The Dining Room


Happy Friday to you all ... our home is bustling with the sounds and smells of Christmas and I am thrilled to be able to share a piece of it with you today.  If you are coming to me via the incredible Holiday Homes Tour hosted by 11 Magnolia Lane + Evolution Of Style then you just had the incredible blessing of visiting both CitrineLiving and Setting For Four which I know was a huge treat.  I love visiting homes decorated for the holidays and participating in home tours is by far the best way to do so, there are so many darling and inspiration ideas in beautiful homes.



I am thrilled to share our dining room with you today all dressed up for a Gingerbread Tea for six.  I love to set a table and setting one for Christmas and all the fun events that occur make me even happier.  I was inspired to host a Gingerbread Tea after thinking of all the years my grandmother and I attended high tea at The Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World.  She loved to have tea and to sit and be present with all the lovely ladies in their best dress and to eat tiny sweet treats and finger sandwiches.  I truly treasure those memories more than anything.  As I was decorating this room I thought of her many times and how I wish we could have just one more tea together.


So today to share with you I have our dining room all set for six all dressed in pink, green, and plaid.  I could not love it more ...


There were three things that I was excited to add to our room that honestly made it special.  All of the dreams for the room this year started with three different things, the flocked lit wreath from Frontgate, a beautiful ornament set from Grandinroad and the one of a kind custom gingerbread house made for us by A Party Made Perfect.  Each piece came together with this flocked tree, lots of ribbon in my favorite colors, a stunning tree topper, and a table set with some of my favorite things.


I have never had a custom gingerbread house before but I knew exactly who to call.  Jennifer created a fabulous gingerbread party for my girl and her best friends last year and I knew she would deliver a stunner of a house for the table.  When she sent me sneak peeks I honestly could not believe it was real and it was for us, it is truly so stunning and her level of details is, as usual, incredible. 












And what I love most about our house this year is that all the cheer and joy starts outside.  I will share more of our outside and entry next week but I can tell you I love that our Lynch Creek Farm wreath is once again hanging on the door to greet our family and guests. Lynch Creek makes and ships the most amazing wreaths and we are completely thrilled with ours.  There is nothing like that box that shows up just when I request it to filled with the most amazing and beautiful wreath.  They really do such a stunning job.


Thank you so much for popping in today.  I hope I have inspired you to host tea for some special people in your life just as my Nana did for me for so many years. I know decorating this room reminded me of so many special memories that are so very dear to me. 

To visit all the homes on the tour check out each below ... 

Happy Friday to you all .. 🏚🎄

Sources ... 

Tablecloth - Kate Spade via Home Goods
China - my personal collection
Christmas Tree - Walmart 
Rose tree topper - Emily McCarthy Shoppe
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby 
Candles - a mixture of vintage + Creative Candles
Wrapping Paper - plaid + pink papers 
Tree Skirt - plaid tablecloth via Home Goods
Pups - my personal collection 
Candle holders - brass from PKL The Cellar + glass from Home Goods
Napkins - World Market
Monogramming - The Monogram Merchant 
Blue + White porcelain - Vintage and antique pieces collected from antique stores
 

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