During our Thanksgiving meal this year we were privileged to be able to witness an extra special event. Our son, Caden, proposed to his girlfriend of almost 6 years, and she said, “Yes!” Caden had texted me a picture of the ring several weeks before along with his plans to propose. I wanted the decor to be elegant and beautiful just like the engagement ring, and that was my inspiration for our silver and white Christmas dining room.
Christmas is my favorite season, and I love decorating with lots of shimmer, glitter, lights, and greenery. My biggest challenge with this room was not to over-do it. So I gave myself some strict parameters. Everything in this room had to fit into one of these categories:
- shades of white
- shades of silver
- clear crystals
- iridescent finishes
- just a touch of greenery
Here’s what I came up with. There are lots of pictures in this post. It is especially beautiful in the evenings, and I couldn’t resist snapping pics. I hope you like it!
In daylight the greenery really stands out against the silver and white backgrounds. It’s a simple, pretty room.
But the room really comes to life in the evening! With Christmas tree lights aglow in the corner, fairy lights in the topiaries, candlelight on the table, and lamps on the buffet, the room takes on a warm, welcoming feel.
Here are more views from around the room.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the elements in our silver and white Christmas dining room.
Silver, White, and Crystal Christmas Tree
A 7.5 foot pencil tree stands in the corner of the room. It’s decorated with iridescent ribbon, crystal garland, crystal snowflakes, and white and silver ornaments.
Here’s a closer look at the tree.
Silver and White Tablescape
Ivory plates with a decorative edge are set around the table with alternating silver and white chargers.
A chunky mercury glass candlestick is the centerpiece. I reused some topiaries I already had by adding fairy lights and placing them in new, tall candle holders. (Here’s what they looked like decorated earlier this year in spring.) Shorter mercury glass votives finish off the centerpiece.
The table runner was a great find from Home Goods. It is off white with iridescent crystals all over it. So perfect for this table!
The China Cabinet
In the corner opposite the Christmas tree sits our china cabinet. It got dressed up with small boxwood wreaths suspended from iridescent ribbon.
A collection of Christmas trees in various sizes and textures of silver and white are displayed on top. I couldn’t resist adding a few seashells as well as more fairy lights.
This new-to-us buffet is the most recent addition to our dining room. We found it at a local shop that fixes and refinishes old furniture. It not only fits this space perfectly, but it fit the budget as well.
And here it is at night!
The beautiful view at night.
Above the buffet are 2 arches I picked up for a deal on DecorSteals.com. They are dressed up with the same boxwood wreaths and iridescent ribbons as the china cabinet.
A tiered plate stand sits at the center of the buffet. The blue and white plates display silver bottle brush trees, clear trees, silver ornaments, snow-filled clear ornaments, and a few sand dollars.
The pair of lamps look expensive, but they are acrylic (shhhh…don’t tell!).
On each end is a trio of trees.
Also on the buffet are more mercury glass candlesticks topped with mini trees and snow.
Thank you so much for visiting our Silver and White Christmas Dining Room! Come back soon!