Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Countdown Begins!

Only 9 days left until the arrival of my little man!  That's right, what once seemed like an eternity is now only days away as I am scheduled to have a C-section on January 20th.  I've been keeping busy by nesting around the house.  

Today I'm joining Marty's Tabletop Tuesday party at A Stroll Thru Life, showing off the new centerpiece I made for my Dining Room table.

I found this beautiful container at Tuesday Morning.

And by adding some of these faux pears, stolen from the kitchen,

and the faux stems shown here on the buffet,

I created this:

I like how it turned out as a centerpiece.

Not too big, not too small.  Just right.  Although I'm sure I'll be tweaking it as I always do.

What I love most about it is that it blends in with the surroundings in the Dining Room.

The black with gold trim coordinates nicely with the chandelier that hangs above.

And the floral detail on the container blends in with some other elements in the room.

I have a hand-painted chest under the buffet that was given to me by my husband's parents.

The pictures on the adjacent wall have a similar floral motif.

As well as my antique hand-painted tilt-top table in the corner of the room, purchased from an antique store last year.

And lastly, the pillows on my armchairs.

I also changed out the display on my buffet.  
It went from this:

To this:

I found this container on the Island of Misfit Decor, aka, my storage room, and added the orbs, also from the Island.

Another look:

Here's a look at the room as a whole.

I'm still in need of a new area rug.  And I can't forget to include a photo of my favorite flea market find ever, my Florentine nesting tables.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my nest.  Please visit Marty for more inspiring tabletops!



Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that container and your arrangement in it is stunning! I also love the new arrangment on the buffet.

I bet you are getting so excited! I will be thinking about you.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll bet you are so excited, Kim!

Love the container you found and it makes for a great centerpiece! It really goes with your other pieces so well, too.

Kimberly said...

Everything looks great, Kim! you should have your package tomorrow!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I enjoyed this little tour of your dining room very much! Your centerpiece is wonderful! It is the crowning touch to everything. I love your decor with the black background and painted florals. I am very happy for you, I know you are so excited. I will keep you in my prayers too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, I didn't realize you are due so soon. I know you must be excited. Your vignettes look great. Get your nesting done now because I think you are going to be a little busy in a few days. Love those nesting tables.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is just stunning and all of your pieces are beautiful. I love your new cache pot, that is a true jewel. The little painted chest is a jewel too. I love it all, and the floral arrangement is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Victoria said...

I love your tilt top table! And your faux pears look real. I haven't been to Tuesday Morning in a while but you've inspired me to go:)

How exciting that you'll meet your lil man soon! I had all 3 of my boys c-section, they were very stubborn! I just realized you're kimmcl on Etsy, I have several things from your shop in my favs!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your dining room is lovely and I could just pick that drop top table right up through the computer!!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I can imagine you are so excited to meet your new little man Cole! I love your new arrangement Kim, looks very pretty. Those nesting tables are just gorgeous! Have a great day!


CAS said...

Your dining room is so beautiful. Tuesday Morning is one of my favorite places. You just never know what you are going to find -- sometimes nothing, but other times, wow! You cracked me up with the Island of Misfit Decor. I have one of those, too, but it's a closet.

I've been thinking about you every day, knowing that the time is near. We are expecting our 6th grandchild around the 29th, so both "Moms-to-be" have been in my thoughts. Our son & sweet DIL have chosen not to know ahead of time what the gender is, so we are all excited about that. We are hoping for a boy because our one and only grandson really needs some male backup in this sea of girliness; but mostly we just want healthy. It's such an exciting time and I wish you all the best.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the centerpiece - great job. You are going to be one busy person very soon. :-D

CAS said...

Kim, your dining room is just gorgeous. You cracked me up with your reference to the Island of Misfit Decor. I have one of those, but it's a closet.

So excited for you with the little one coming so soon. We are expecting our 6th grandchild about the 29th, so both you and my sweet DIL are in my thoughts each day. Our son & DIL have chosen to be surprised about the gender. Of course, we just want healthy, but another boy would be great. Our one and only grandson really needs backup in an otherwise sea of girliness! Best of wishes on everything.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Looks beautiful, Kim! And: OH MY GOODNESS! 9 DAYS LEFT!!! HOORAY!!! :)
gv xxoo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your pretty centerpiece -- beautiful. Oh sweetie -- I know you're getting more and more excited as the big day gets closer and closer! Can't wait to see pics of your little guy.

Donnie said...

I enjoyed looking at your pretties. Very nice.

Darlene said...

Everything is lovely! I know you can't wait for little Cole's arrival!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so excited for you, Kim and I'll be thinking of you on this special day!

I just love your dining room, so elegant, and I love the new arrangement. I may 'borrow' a few ideas! Take care!


Sue said...

Hi Kim,
Your centerpiece is so pretty, I can't believe you made it yourself. You did a beautiful job, it compliments your container perfectly. Congratulations in advance on your new little boy. What joy!!
Have a great day!

On Crooked Creek said...

Hi, I'm Pat stopping by for a quick visit from Marty's Table Top Tuesday! Your centerpiece is gorgeous! I adored the oil paintings in the gold frames!
Great blessings on you on the 20th as you welcome your "little man" to your family and life!

Melanie said...

I love it! I can't believe that the time has come for little man to arrive. You will love that little boy. I have a son and he has been so easy! Congrats!

Nancy said...

Kim, I have the same nesting tables...mine have a red on them. I love that tilt top table...it's really beautiful!


Poppy said...

I must say you have the most wonderfully decorated dining room, Kim. I loved going through all your accents... gorgeous pieces of furniture highlighted with the loveliest touches.. loved how you displayed those teacups next to your buffet... and the tole painted container and your in-laws painted chest is soo beautiful... perfect for this room and so is the gorgeous chandy.. I used to do a lot of tole painting long time ago... a little "me" time during those postpartum "blues". You have a beautiful blog and a very elegant style of decorating.Have a wonderful week!~Poppy