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Monday, August 22, 2011

New finds for the dining room

I bought a new rug for the living room last month and Friday decided to switch with the one in the dining room.

Heres the before:


I also added two more plates to each side of my rooster painting.
That alone made big impact to me.

I kept looking at this bench thinking my pillows were too low.
So I took two chair cushions and covered them with a throw blanket just for a little more height.

I finally found the grainsack I've been looking for.
I ordered off ETSY from a wonderful seller who specializes in Antique European grainsacks.

I haven't ironed it. It came right out of the package and onto my table!!

Another view. 

View of the whole area....
I'm still not happy with the details on my little black storage chest..
and now...I'm thinking of moving my "new painting"

If you look above the window I added a few of my berry bowls to see how I like it.
I'm still unsure......
and I'm getting tired of that tree too. LOL

Another shot above window.
I know its uneven...I left space so I could add more bowls if I decide I like it.

I've got Open House tonight...and then onto my friend Melissa's house to help her clean and pack.
They're moving off base next weekend and she's got a broken leg.
I'll share with you the stools I painted and a few more things I found over the weekend.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I've decided to have a look out!

Ya'll have a great day!



Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful as usual! I'll be tuning in for your giveaway!

Helen's Decor said...

Michele, I like the decor you have chosen. The red/white check is a great touch with the roosters and the flowers. I love your berry bowls, too.

Town and Country Gals said...

I love it! It keeps getting better and better!
I really like the way you put the horns over that great rooster painting and the plates around it. The red and white checks really give a great pop of color, I use a little red and white waverly check in my dining room.
The bowls over the curtains look good along with the new rug! You are doing a fab job on decorating! We just found out this weekend that Aaron won't be going to Afganistan till October. Gives him a little more time, he's going to try and come home over the holiday weekend.

Helen's Decor said...

I'm a new follower and hope you will follow my blog, too! Thanks!

Town and Country Gals said...

Forgot to wish you a very Happy Birthday, hope it's wonderful and fun! Also love your grain sack runner, the perfect touch!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your room. It is gorgeous and I love all of your pillows and accessories. I think the plates look fabulous. Such a lovely room and I am drooling over that roo pic. Hugs, Marty

Becca said...

Beautiful! I love your pillows (especially the rooster one) and your grain sack runner is fabulous! Such a wonderful farmhouse feel! And, thank you so much for your sweet comment about my recently painted fireplace (with chalk paint) ... isn't that "stuff" awesome ?!

Kristi said...

It looks beautiful! I love both rugs but the new one really picks up the black and red accents! We have very similar taste, I love it all :)

Liz said...

What an pretty space. I love the colors and especially your Roo picture on the wall...I'm in LUV with it. I like the small plates on the wall, you arranged them well. Your pillows are adorable, well done!

Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Kimberly's Korner

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Michelle, Happy Birthday and I wish you wonderful day! The dining room looks beautiful and I like the changes you made. If you ever get tired of those red checked pillows please send them my them! Thanks for your sweet note on my trip.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your room! I love the bowls over the window and I am coveting your rooster pillow on your bench...

Shelia said...

Hi Michele! OH, what a lovely dining room! It's so cozy and I love everything in it! Beautiful runner too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debra said...

It looks great! I love the red accents- the new rug is so pretty. I kind of agree about the tree - it just doesn't fit with the rest of the room. I love your bowl of rolling pins. Really neat! Happy Birthday!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Your dining room is looking so very awesome. I love the gallery wall with the plates. Great table runner too. No need to iron, it is suppose to look rustic. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Kim said...

Wow Michele! Your Dining Room has certainly come a long way. I love it all! You have amazing Frenchy taste.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Michele! Thanks for stopping by, I do love your new runner, I seem to have a thing for them lately so I'll check out her etsy store!
The berry plates look great above the window too!

Marianne said...

Hi Michele, it looks fantastic. You're doing such a great job with your home. The new table runner is perfect and I'm in love with that rooster pillow, where did you get it?
Marianne :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good, Michelle and happy birthday. Love the runner you bought.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Your dining area looks a lot like the eating area in our kitchen. Love the curtains. Are they from Country Curtains? The plates over the windows are good. Yes, the plant should go. Have you thought about painting the brass on your lamp something less shiney? ORB, maybe. These are just suggestions for an already wonderful space.

Toni said...

Your room looks lovely. Just the right touches to look warm and inviting. Love the runner.

Michele Smith said...

Thanks yall for the comments...the plant is GONE! Janette-yes I got my curtains from Country Curtains and I wish I could paint the lamp. (we live in military housing) I do have a chandy I got from a yard sale sitting in my garage, but I'd have to find out if we can switch until we move.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I am wishing for that farmhouse for you~! You certainly have a flare for making things homey and cozy and I have no doubt you'd make great beauty in a farmhouse..
I tried to become a follower of yours but it wasnt working so I couldnt.

I'll try to stop by again and see if the followers link is working..


mary beth said...

Lovely! I love anything with red checks and yellow sunflowers, and you have nailed it cozy! Don't change a thing..also, thanks for the link to the etsy shop with the grain sack it!

laxsupermom said...

Love the red & white check! It's such a warm and inviting textile. Love the new table runner! Your room feels so cozy. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to come show off something you bought, did, or created Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Girl, that is a really awesome rolling pin collection! love it. Everything looks wonderful!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Don't do a thing to that looks awesome just as is! Everything in the country isn't "perfect" . With kids, how in the world do you keep it so spotless girl?
The height of the pillows? Just what it needed though I never noticed before lol
Happy Birthday!


Bridgit said...

new to your blog (9/16) it...question red/white checked curtains ...from where? LOVE the rooster pic ...from where? Happy belated bday!

Michele Smith said...

Hi Bridgit
Thank you for visiting! My curtains came from Country Curtains (online) and my rooster painting came from Carolina Pottery.

Hope that helps!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love the additional plates around the picture...of course I'm a plate-o-holic so that probably goes without saying. I like all the things in here...the bench and mismatched chairs and I LOVE the big bowl (is that a chamber pot?) full of wooden rolling pins. I'm stealing that idea for I've got to collect some rolling pins! lol