A few months ago, you’ll remember, I participated in the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge.  I loved doing it & loved our dining room decorations, but sadly had to take them all down immediately for the Do It Yourself Magazine Shoot.  Feeling a bit lazy 2 months later… It’s been a busy fall!!!  I decided to only add a few of the decorations back.

(Notice the new Dash & Albert Rug?!?  Ya’ll know I love a stripe!)

Luckily, the way I constructed & attached the garland I was able to literally take it off, store it & put it back in place.  Woo Hoo!  I just love the shiny baubles against the stacked branches in the fireplace… 

Something I didn’t share in the Home Depot Challenge, was that this Garland is actually three thin garlands combined together.  I literally braided them to give me a fuller look.

I also hung our new stockings that I made out of some old project remnants… do you remember the Bergere Chair, the outdoor pillows & the fur ottoman?

I love being able to incorporate this vintage sled that has been in our shed.  It just screams Christmas!

After all of the original decorations that were up, I feel a bit like I was phoning this room in… does anyone else have a room like that?!?

If you missed the Home Depot Style Challenge Reveal, head over to Home Depot’s Blog The Apron to see my finished Dining Room along with a ton of other amazing bloggers.

Dining room decorating ideas from Kristin of The Hunted Interior

You are about to read some shameless begging from a designer obsessed.  Please stop here if you do not want to hear groveling from your favorite blogger 🙂
***Update 12/31/12***
I have fallen behind on votes & the contest ends TONIGHT at midnight!!
I need all of your HELP to win this gorgeous trunk!!!
I have entered my blue mantel & need your help.  PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE!!
I’ll stop my begging there.  I’m not ashamed to beg for this gorgeous piece of furniture.
All you have to do is click right >>>> HERE <<<< Like Emily Henderson & vote.
Link yours up too!  There will be a total of five winners all winning hand selected vintage pieces from Emily herself!  (That would actually be pretty amazing to be hand selected by EH herself…)
ok.  i’m done.  thank you.

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