Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dining Room Tour

A few weeks ago I came dangerously close to selling this dining room set.  The same dining room set that I would have given a limb for 10 years ago.  My business did a house clean-out and a very old, very beautiful dining room set was included.  I went back and forth on whether or not to do it.  It wasn't in perfect condition by any means, but still it was old and well, I love old.  My set is new.  Not brand-spankin' new, but factory-finish new.  In the end I came to my senses and decided to keep my set.  It does have sentimental value to me as it was the first major furniture purchase my husband and I made together as a married couple.  I do think I'll reupholster the chairs and get two upholstered parsons chairs and that will make me happy.

My Dining Room is the first thing you see when you walk into my home.  It's to the right and the Living Room is to the left.

One of the first projects hubby and I tackled together in this house was the crown moulding and shadow boxes.  I just love the classic look of these.

The oil painting on the bottom is from an estate sale.

These vintage florentine nesting tables are the papier-mache kind and I bought them at a flea market a couple of years ago.  They were a steal.

I just love how they look against the curtains.

This black Eastlake-style table was a from a swap I did with another vendor at the barn where I have a booth.  It opens up as some sort of sewing table.

A sweet shelf purchased from a yard sale.

The centerpiece for my table was from another vendor at Clover Market last year.  Hubby bought it for me for Christmas.  I added the shells for the warmer months.

Table runner is a recent Pottery Barn splurge.

The artwork hanging over the buffet is from the same estate sale as the oil painting.

Two demijohns - both new purchases.

A faux arrangement in my Southern Living yardsale find.

I think we can all agree that faux is in again.  Even Pottery Barn is selling very realistic faux stems.

Another new purchase are these prints that flank the china cabinet.  Also from a vendor at the barn.

Curtains are from Pottery Barn and unfortunately have been discontinued.  I would have loved to purchased another set for the Living Room.

Sweet Candy the Chandy.  She was a curbside rescue.  It's a great story and you can read all about it here.

This is the view looking in from the kitchen.

And this is one of my all-time favorite treasures.  I got this drop table from an antique store a few years ago for only $25.  I think it is so sweet.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of my Dining Room.  It truly is one of my favorite rooms in my home.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL girl you always have had great taste..Hope you have a GREAT day my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Comeca Jones said...

I love your draperies everything looks great!

Christina said...

ok. the BIG question. Do you ever eat in there? hehe

Linda Young said...

It's so beautiful, and nice to see again, Kim. I remember the story about the small shelf, the gorgeous curtains, and the rug! I'm glad you kept your dining set. It is very special! You do have a lot of vintage accents and small furniture pieces that add lots of character.
It's neat that you got a clean-out. That's exactly what I do in my business, but it's been terribly slow- nothing has come along for a while, just little painting and cleaning jobs, and an apartment turnover recently. It's discouraging.
Your dining room is beautifully, perfectly decorated. It'll be fun just to change up the accessories, tablescapes, and seasonal decorations.
Are you going to "the barn" yardsale Saturday?
Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Sherry said...

This is so pretty! I love the way everything has a "story"
I love the colors too! Beautiful!

Do you love him Loretta said...

Hi Kim,

thanks for your kind words on my blog! I love your dining room, and you made a good decision not to sell it. I love that chandelier and CANT believe you found it on the street and the owner gave you all those crystals! What a great b'day gift!

Tiffany Interiors, LLC said...

Love the dining room tour, especially the Eastlake-style table used as a server. What a clever use of a silver tray also! I pinned it!

Country Dreaming said...

You have a very lovely room !


Becca said...

This has always been one of my favorite rooms in your gorgeous home, Kim! I love the colors you've chosen ... so soft and inviting. Your demijohns are fabulous (I MUST find some) ... love the Southern Living vase, too!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kim,

You do have a gorgeous dining room. I love the chandelier and of course those beautiful drapes.


Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

Kim, well no wonder this is one of your favorite rooms. That wall color is like butter...literally! Love it, and the fabric! The chandy is truly a jewel!! Love your style and sooooo excited to follow!!!!