|The picture of my house in approximately 1900. My grandmother's |
silver now has a designated home.
Finding a place for all the bbq cookbooks is always an issue!
Note: the books between the cow are Mr.FixIt's!
I found the curtains at Wayfair. It was the first time I've ever ordered from them. I like the quality of the curtains. The table and chairs were Craigslist finds. I refinished the table.
The rug is an indoor/outdoor rug. I like them for places where people are going to be eating because you can hose them down. Although the floors look really good in the picture, trust me they are not and refinishing them is not in the budget right now. Purchasing a rug that was 80% discounted at RugsUSA was the way to go for now.
The chairs still need to be repainted and recovered but that will have to wait a while.
Paper mache acorns!
Concrete acorns found at Vintage Thymes . The candle holders were made by my girls in our art class six or seven years ago. I love them.
Those cabinet doors need to be replaced at some point. A friend suggested using antiqued mirror. Smart lady!
Did I mention I just love this mirror? It was an antiqued gold and covered in dust and yuck. I cleaned it a bit then pulled out the silver Rub 'n Buff and wah-lah!
I like the burlap on this pretty little wreath found at the Wrentham Country Store!
I had to sneak some beach and summer in here somehow!
And with that the dining room is done. Of course, I am already thinking of a few other things. A skirt for the bottom of the bookshelf would be nice and I am thinking the buffet needs to be painted or re-stained or something. All that can wait.
For now I am just going to enjoy the room.
Autumn is in full swing. Country fairs and pumpkin picking are filling my thoughts. Mr. and I went for a walk tonight and I was smelling the mustiness of wet leaves on the ground. I love that smell and found myself wishing someone's fireplace was going so that the smells would mix..... one of my favorites!
Soon my thoughts will turn to Christmas and all the preparations. I have a beautiful new kitchen to prepare meals, cookies and pastry in and now a lovely dining room
to serve my family and friends!
I can't wait!