It’s hard to get a really great shot of my whole DR, so go on a tour with me and I’ll show you what I’ve been up to this week.
This DR is only 10×12′, so really a small space. I didn’t have a DR in my old house, so it’s really been a treat to fix this one up.
I’ve been working on my creamware collection…see, over to the left of the buffet, trying to find a place for it that would show well & finally decided to move the pair of sconces with dried florals off these walls (see first pic) to make room for the new shelves & pottery pieces. I’m really excited to share with you how it turned out. Just a little thing can make a big difference sometimes. I really wanted a round table in here & managed to find one just the right size. I ordered the skirted parsons chairs online from a really great company called Carrington Court & have enjoyed them so much. The seagrass rug came from Overstock.com and I love how it adds some texture & deformalizes the space. My mom made the toile drapes for my old bedroom & I had 2 pair of them. One is in a guestroom & the other pair ended up in here. I was so happy to be able to use them again, as I dearly love toile. This mahagony buffet is a piece that I really love. I found this piece when I lived in GA in an antique store near my house.
I really love how these pieces look in here, they just add a brightness & really liven up the room. And these shelves are just perfect for displaying them. Now that I took the sconces down, I just may have to find 2 more shelves for the other side, just so my creamware collection can continue. Sounds like a plan to me! Holding my breath that the mollies I put in the wall will hold up…I think they will. I added up all of the $$ I have in the shelves & creamware & it’s right at $20…and all from thrifting or yardsales! And I only spent about 3 months collecting these, so I imagine more will turn up along the way. I decided to just keep the Homer Laughlin bowls (center, top shelf) since they look so good with all of this. And the Italian bowl that I found will be added too eventually (probably hung on the wall). The platter hung above is the one I found at last weekend’s yardsales.
This is my very favorite bunny. He came from a store in Atlanta called Outrageous Bargains & I just had to have him. I decoupaged that tin planter several years ago with some great bunny wallpaper border that I found. I still love it.
I found this china cabinet several years ago in Atlanta & just loved the lines of it. It’s classic styling & I didn’t even have diningroom at the time. It was in my livingroom in my old house, as was the buffet & now I have a real DR for them. You can see the bamboo plate holder that I just found last weekend has found a new home.
White/gold set from Target & a set of serving pieces that a friend gave me.
A tassel adorns the handle.
Toile drapes that my mom made about 5 years ago & I still love them. Wall color in here is Kilz Vesuvian Garnet (from Walmart). I found the rod & finials at a yardsale several years ago.