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.
Wouls you mind if I used that photo as my inspiration Friday photo?
I love it! your style is beautiful! I love that you can find such great bargins and make it look so classy!
the feathered nest says
Your home, my dear friend, is much more inspiring than any picture from a magazine could ever be! I absolutely just love your dining room! Mine is small too, 10×11 and I always thought a round table would work better than the oblong one I have, and now I have proof! I’m just amazed that you got all that furniture into that room and it doesn’t look a bit crowded.
Your creamware looks fantastic against the red walls and I of course love your toile panels. Your decopauged bunny tin is so cute and I just love how you have that whole bunny theme going through out your home in little touches.
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Rhoda… it’s just beautiful!
Thank you for the tour.
Angela @ Cottage Magpie + Home says
Your creamware is to die for! I can’t wait to finish my move so I can start collecting too. My new house has the perfect display area, there’s a plate shelf already built in. Of course, first I am going to have to paint it because right now it’s salmon colored, and not in a good way. ~A 🙂
linda t says
I sooo enjoyed the tour Rhoda! You are so talented!
Now I am off to see your site on Today’s Creative Blogs! Congrats!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Susie Q says
Oh Rhoda…love the bunnies (you knew I would huh?) and those toile panels are glorious! LOVE the color…we have a similar color in the guest room. It is Laura Ashley Burgundy 4 or 5. I would have to go peek at the can! *grin*
LOVE your colors and furniture and the creamware looks so lovely in this room. It just pops against the walls.
I adore tassels as well. I have them all over the house too. It is those little surprises that make a house a home and your home is so delightful!!
I come to you, Donna, Andrea, Pat and a few others for daily inspiration.
What a fun tour — I can see you so much appreciate having a nice dining room. Charming and elegant… hope those mollie hold — that’s such a pretty collection of creamware, like everything else, you’ve put it together really nicely.
Niesz Vintage Home says
Your dining room belongs in a magazine. Or will we be seeing it in Southern Living next month? 🙂
I love the creamware against that wall color. What a statement…and for only 20.00!!!
Bravo! to your Mom. Fabulous job on those toile curtains.
Rhoda, what a wonderfully cozy space you have created. I’ll be over for dinner right away!
Cindy @ My Romantic Home says
Rhoda, It’s stunning! I love it all! It makes me want to change my color scheme!
Trudi M says
Wow, very pretty.
Stunning! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE toile! It’s my favorite!
Such a beautiful, welcoming room. I love your toille drapes & all your collections.
Lovely, lovely, lovely! My dining room is small as well and much smaller than the last house so it has been a challenge…oh maybe one day I will have that “dinning hall”.
Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe says
Rhoda~ I am tagging you with a restaurant meme. I want to know your favorite places to eat in the area!
What a fun tour Rhoda! Thank you for sharing your inspiring space with us.
I have two white ledge shelves that I plan to use in my kitchen area like that soon!
I need to show pictures of my living room drapes…they are really similar to yours :o)
Rhoda! I love your sense of romance in your decorating style. Great job using the shelves for your creamware. It’s adds the right touch.
Those topiary plates in your store are tempting. I need to find a style and stick to it. You sharing your style is helping quite a bit.
Thanks for sharing!
[email protected] says
I think one of my teacups is in that Colonial pattern! It is one I have on display in my china cabinet.
It has a very slight chip so I don’t use it for serving tea but it is beautiful to look at.
Love your blog!