Every Room In The House Party - #12

Can you believe we've been partying at Every Room In The House for almost one year?  

This month we're in the Christmas spirit, so we're going to

Deck the Halls in December
Decorate for Christmas and You choose 
the room you want to link up.

We had a really good turnout at November's party. Let's take a look at some of the dining spaces that were shared.

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Judy at Cranberry Morning gave us a glimpse of her Country Farmhouse Kitchen , and asked if we've ever thought of living in a schoolhouse.  She says that's her dream.

The farmhouse theme continues in Anne of Design Dreams by Anne's delightful Farmhouse Dining Room Transformation.  I love her hutch and wicker chairs. Cheerful colors, too.

Do you enjoy inspirational photos as much as I do?  In her post Intuition Magali at Little House on the Seaside revealed that she'll be transforming her dining room in 2015 and she shared twelve dining room photos that are inspiring her.  She really knows how to pick them! (You have to visit her blog to find out what she means by "intuition".)

Romance reigns in Penny's Vintage Home dining room.  She created a gorgeous Pastel Fall Tablescape featuring her china trimmed in delicate pink flowers.  Very feminine.


Jann of Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared her Thanksgiving decor In The Dining Room.   She always gives great styling tips. Wait til you see how she displayed her collection of gravy boats. So clever.

Family heirlooms, in my opinion, are part of what makes a house a home.  In Rita's Roses Poppy at Poppy View shares the story of the stunning painting that hangs in her dining room.  She gives a beautiful, loving tribute to her mother.

Gina at Victorian Wannabe gave us a tour of her amazing Dining Room Transformation.  I'm still shaking my head over the before and after photos. Gina's antiques are stunning, and this photo doesn't show the one that's really out of this world "fancy".  You have to see it.

The colors in AnnMarie's Victorian farmhouse dining room were a great start for her Fall Dining Room decorations.  This warm and inviting room reminds me of the Victorian farmhouses where I grew up.

What Defines a Dining Room? is the question Kim of Exquisitely Unremarkable asked.  She gave us her answer in the form of a lovely story about her family and the place where they gather over a meal.

Sideboard makeover with one door removed for open shelving

Marie of The Interior Frugalista gave a 70 year-old sideboard a new French look and named her "Old Violet " in honor of the makeover paint she used.  Très chic.

As part of her fall house tour Casey at Living A Cottage Life showed us her Dining Room.  I love that chandelier and her fall centerpiece.

Laurel at North End Loft updated her 75 year-old maple dining set in Taking The Plunge - Refinishing Dining Room Furniture. The beautiful outcome is enough to make me go out and look for an outdated maple dining set of my own to redo.

Thanks to everyone who shared last month. You are are a creative, talented bunch.

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Ready to start December's party?

This month we're going to

Deck the Halls 
Decorate for Christmas and You choose the room to link up!

The party will be open through December 29.  Bring a friend!

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  1. Hi Nancy ! Thanks so much you visit my blog!, que bueno tener aquí linky party ,,, yo participare para otra semana ,,yo deseo que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

  2. So many pretty spaces! Thanks for the feature Nancy xoxoxox

  3. Thank you so much for the feature! Hugs. Penny

  4. Thank you so much Nancy for featuring my vintage sideboard makeover - you made my day!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    1. My pleasure, Marie. So glad you joined November's party, and I hope you'll join us this month, too. ~ Nancy

  5. Hi Nancy,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Victorian Dining Room transformation. I will give you a shout out in my next post, I try to keep my blog simple so I don't add the button of the blog's that featured me but I do mention your blog with the link to go to your blog, I hope that is okay.
    I really enjoyed seeing all the different styles of dining rooms on your post. What a fun idea for a party. I am already thinking about which Christmas decorated room I will link up to your December party.
    Thanks again and happy December 1st!

  6. All are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. :-)

  7. absolutely beautiful

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my farmhouse kitchen! I enjoyed looking at all the other entries as well.

  9. The features are amazing and so inspiring for my future dining-room! Thanks!

  10. Now I wish I had less square footage! How gorgeous and varied are these sweet abodes. I SO LOVE watching how many people fluff and gather their nests!

    Now the countdown is on for the grand decorating session of the year! Enjoy! Anita

  11. First, I didn't know about this party and I will be linking up this month.

    Second, WOW! what great features.

  12. Thank you so much for the feature of my dining room Nancy! I have to start decorating now so I can join in on this holiday party!

  13. Nancy, as usual there are so many lovely features and I am completely flattered to among them! It's been a busy month, but as soon as my decor is finished I will come back and link up! Hope you are enjoying the beginning of December! :)

  14. Hi Nancy,

    Thank you so much for featuring Rita's Roses; it truly feels like I have a little bit of my mom with me here, across the pond, and knowing that she spends so much time at my sister's house in Toronto, sometimes makes me feel like I'm missing out on all that family togetherness, but such is life.

    Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely party every month.

    Wishing you a very month of Christmas joy!


  15. I haven't been doing well and have just begun to pull out some decorations for Christmas. I loved all of the rooms you featured. The white room is drop dead gorgeous!

    1. We had a nice collection of rooms in November. I'm sorry you're not feeling well, Gigi. Thanks so much for visiting. xxx

  16. Beautiful rooms! I love Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable. She has great ideas! xo Jen

    1. I agree with you Jen. Kim is very inventive. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Well, I loved every room you shared! So hard to choose a favorite, but I was really struck by Casey's room and Kim's room too. Thanks for sharing this peek into other people's homes!

    1. It kind of feels like a progressive dinner, where you go to one family's home for appetizers, another for salad and soup, another one for the entree and finally the last one for dessert. It's always fun to eat and just as much fun to see the homes of others. :)

  18. Hi NAncy, I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on Annes blog this Sunday on the feature of my blog Little Brags....I follow you through Bloglovin!!! xoxoxo

  19. It's so fun to see all the different styles of decor at your parties, Nancy. Thank you for featuring our old dining set.

  20. I'm finally getting around to posting about my Christmas decor, Nancy! I guess I have just been enjoying the season a bit too much! ;) Thanks for the party!!

  21. Hi Nancy, linking up my Christmas in the Dining Room post. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


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