In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Table

Hubby and I have been casually searching for the perfect kitchen table. There's nothing really wrong with our current table ... I'd just like something that's not completely painted. Maybe a rustic wood table top with painted legs. I found some inspiration surfing through the pages of Houzz. Rustic Kitchen by Menlo Park Home Builders Markay Johnson Construction This table has a bare looking finish to it, meaning it's not highly varnished and … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Christmas Dining

A little green and white pair together this year to set the scene for a farmhouse holiday dinner. Mismatched white dinnerware is flanked by vintage silver plate.Book pages provide a makeshift table runner.The white glasses are identical to ones my grandmother had. When I found them at the flea market I had to take them home with me. Vintage ornaments provide color and whimsy.No fussy table setting for our farmhouse … [Read more...]

Setting a Thanksgiving Table: Option Two

I must confess that after setting the first Thanksgiving tablescape (option one) about a week ago, I wasn't very motivated to create a second one. But I did. Just for fun. I put one together ... didn't like it ... ripped it apart and came up with something much simpler than what I originally had. A white pillar candle in a large jar takes center stage for this second Thanksgiving table.Each place setting gets its own personal pear. Gourds … [Read more...]

Dining Room Updates

One of my 2012 goals is to finish making over the dining room. It's a small cozy room whose walls used to be sage, which I loved, but after ogling over many a Swedish dining room, I decided to lighten it up with a coat of Steamed White from Lowe's. The Windsor chairs were re-painted in Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The side chairs now wear Duck Egg Blue from Annie Sloan.You can read about my chair painting project here.Hubby found this … [Read more...]

Tis the Season for Dining and Decorating

Taking indoor photos continues to prove challenging, to say the least! Pulling my hair out a little while getting acquainted with my Nikon D3000 and figuring out what aperture to use and blah, blah, bah humbug! Tis not the season to be wrestling with a new camera. I'm ready to sit down, eat, drink, and be merry!This is the dining room that's getting a makeover that I mentioned in an earlier post. The chairs are wearing a new coat of Annie … [Read more...]

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