Friday, May 22, 2009

Show us where you live: Dining Room

So Kelly's Korner is having the Dining Room as the featured room this week! Here is mine. I even set the table since I knew you would be stopping by! (Please forgive me, the pictures are out of order! argh)This is on of my favorite pieces of furniture. It was Josh's paternal Grandmother's. Grandmama Dolly's pictures are sitting on top of the buffet. It is well over a hundred years old! She had stripped the finish off at some point and was going to refinish it, but the wood ended up with this wonderful patina anyway. I love to run my hand over the top of it... it is so smooth. I can just picture her every time I get to use my buffet for family gatherings.
This is what it looks like if you stand in the second archway opening and look into the dining room. My table is another favorite. It was the first piece of furniture that Josh and I purchased together for our first home. I love the chunky legs of the dining table. We only have 5 chairs because one of them did not survive living in Baton Rouge. I have ordered a bench and I am patiently waiting for it to arrive.


We have the buffet from Josh's paternal grandmother and we have this chandelier from Josh's maternal grandmother. Mamaw had this chandelier hanging in her home for many years. Josh's granddaddy purchased it for her on layaway (how sweet). When Mamaw moved into the nursing home and was talking about putting her house up for sale, I finally got up he nerve to ask if we could have the chandelier. Obviously she said yes and I love looking at this and feel so honored to have it in my home. Every holiday the chandelier gets dressed up. Stay tuned... my favorite look is the Halloween one!

This is the view from the first archway. It looks kinda dark, I tried to lighten up the pictures.



This is the view from the staircase. That cutout from the first picture overlooks the stairs coming into the main floor of the house. So, if you are coming through the front door, up into the living room and your turn your head to the left, you will get a sneak peek of the table and goodies that I have waiting for you! Stop by anytime!




7 comments:

  1. I love the chandelier!!!! you have such great taste!!

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  2. I like the iron work over the buffet- my dining room table was my Nanny's- we brought it back to life last year!

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  3. I also love the artwork over the buffet. Gorgeous! I love family treasures as well, they're so priceless. Thanks for letting us stop by!

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  4. Love the hutch. The chandelier is great!

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  5. Thanks for commenting on my dining room chandelier. Yours is eye-catching too!

    -Emily (www.timelesspaper.com/blog)

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  6. I was going through some modern designs on Dining Room Furniture Set and I found amazing collection.

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