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.
HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim says
Rhoda, your dining room is amazing…you have such a great sense of style!
Such a pretty room. I love the curtains and the bunnies the best of all.
While up north I found 2 lamps that I fell in love with but had a hard time actually buying because I kept thinking of your cute lamp count thing and telling myself that I just didn’t need another lamp. I was thinking about you even on vacation…….which is very fun. The lamps are being shipped anyway 😉
Rhoda, your dining room looks warm and inviting. Your creamware really stands out against your wall color. It’s a beautiful room!
Remark-able Family says
Your dining room looks wonderful! I love your creamware collection. I’ve collected creamware for years and have an impressive collection also. It goes great with so many things. You’re very talented!!
Oh it’s just a divine dream! I love the cream and white collection too. I love it all, very classy.
Daisy Cottage says
Rhoda this is such a beautiful, warm room! Your attention to detail and how you’ve layered it with beauty and love really shows! I’d love to dine in such a gorgeous space! All of your gathered finds work perfectly together. Such a special spot in your southern home!
Sandy McTier says
Absolutely divine! That creamware just pops with those vibrant deep red walls! Thanks for the tour.
I love that you have kept your wedding bouquet and want to share what I did with my two daughter’s bouquets. (Mine would be 35 years old now, if I had kept it, and I wish I had thought of this then.) I bought a large square glass display box at Michaels (40% off coupon, of course) and dressed it in momentos from the wedding and placed the bouquet inside. The case was ment for a basketball or something sporty, but I’m sure any wedding bouquet is better than a basketball!!!
Southern Heart says
Rhoda, your dining room is one of my favorites, and I especially enjoyed seeing some of your lovely things close-up, too. You’re getting a very beautiful creamware collection!
It was a pleasure and a priviledge today to visit your home and take a tour of your dining room. Thanks
Rhoda, your dining room is so beautiful. Such great color (love the combination of the reddish walls and the black and cream toile). Love all of the goodies in your china cabinet too!!
pretty room! Love the pottery collection.
you really have a charming blog going here…glad I stumbled on it through morgan’s.
Hi Rhoda. I love your dining room and all the wonderful things you have in it. Isn’t it fun to find things at yard sales and thrift shops? It gives your home such an individual look. I love the drapes your mom made. I made some similar to that to my DL, but alas I have no curtains on any windows! Some day. I always love coming to visit. Rhondi
The room looks spectacular. Love the toile drapes.:)
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
I love red in a dining room. I could have this exact room in my home and be completely pleased. I really love your style!