pier 1-ing the dining room table

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For the past two years, we’ve had an empty spot where the “dining room table” should be. A completely empty and void spot in our front room. But this year, we’ve got the table and chairs where they are supposed to go. But what we didn’t have… any decor for the table!

So Mr. M and I took a short drive over to Pier 1 to see if we could find something that special holiday something that could fill the niche!

The first thing I gravitated to was the “gold/rattan” section of the Christmas decor. I mean, how adorable is this gold Santa? I figured it would fit perfectly with the decor of the room (orange orange orange!), but Mr. M said we needed more color and it shouldn’t blend in.

That led me straight to this wildly colorful section… with dreams of neon circus ornaments hanging from the chandelier! But alas, Mr. M took one look at my dancing eyes and shook his head from side to side. I guess he thought this might be more of a “clash” than a “pop” ?? I have a feeling my Aunt Gloria would adore anything from these shelves though on her Christmas tree!

But then we found exactly what we were looking for. Something classic, something with a pop of color, and it was simple enough not to overwhelm the table… and it was under $60 for all of it.

Some people came into the store as we were going to check out, and literally jumped for joy when they saw the Angel in my basket. “Oh my goodness! They have angels this year! We have to have one!” I thought it was so cute, because obviously this family has made shopping at Pier 1 part of their holiday tradition… and they were in to collect a little bit more for their collection this year.

So how did the tablescape turn out? Well, you’ll have to wait with baited breath for me to share pictures of all of the holiday decor with you!

And in case you do want to head over to Pier 1 to find some decorating lovliness or last-minute holiday gifts, know that you can drop off your unwrapped toys for your local Toys for Tots campaign while you do your holiday shopping there!

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  • Amber

    I love Pier 1 for holiday gifts/trinkets/decorations/ornaments. Our first Christmas living together, we went to Pier 1 to get non-crappy (aka Big Lots) bulb ornaments for our tree, and they’re still amongst our favorites. This year I picked up two of their glass “stocking stuffers”, the Lorenzo the Lobster (for Piper’s godfather lorenzo) and the Penelope the Pig to give to my mom.

    LOVE it there!