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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Small updates in the dining room

Just a few small changes to the dining area.
I love looking at this room now.
It is starting to feel more comfortable and inviting each day.

I added a vintage antler mount purchased off ETSY.
A couple plates to balance it out.
I thought about putting only red plates but when I hung the blue plates up there they just did it for me.

I added the red buffalo check pillows I had made for the living room to the bench.
(also an ETSY purchase)
Added a few more rolling pins to my bouquet.

I placed that cute little strawberry tray I got at an estate sale a few weeks back under the plant.
I decided to leave the linen towel as a runner.
I'm on the hunt for a vintage grainsack with red stripes to use for a runner.
(I'm looking at a really great shop on ETSY, I just can't make up my mind which sack)

My candle must have went sideways LOL I didn't notice until now.
I better go fix it!
Hubby accidently broke my clear candleholders when he was moving furniture, I searched for days trying to find a replacement.
Oh well, I really like the milk glass ones now.
I really like the pop of yellow in the vase on my cabinet.
(Vase is from Tuesday Morning)

Another glance at the full room.
The Smith painting over the back door needs to be brought down a little.
I bought it from Susie, when she had her etsy shop open.
(She does still sell them on her blog)

If you have any questions about where I bought anything or about anything at all please ask!
I will be happy to answer :)

We will be leaving for HOUSTON very soon.

Tomorrow is my hunny's birthday.
Happy Birthday babe.
I love you!

See yall when we return!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your dining room looks lovely. Very warm and welcoming...
p.s. happy b-day to your hunny

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Hi Michelle, I stopped by earlier browsing but something came up and I didn't get to leave a comment, so glad you stopped by. First, I love the red checked panels and pillows. I have the red checked panels too, but they didn't look good like yours, so I took them down. Where did you get the big checked pillows? I also have about 8 or 10 rolling pins that I need to display like yours. Everything looks great!! Hope you find a sled. I am so very proud of all that I got, and the prices were great. Have a great week!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Michele..

I came over just as soon as I read your sweet note, my friend! Thank you for stopping in and taking a peek at my pink tea table. And...thank you sooo much for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I'm just tickled pink to meet you! I am also adding your sweet blog to my list of follows as well. I'm really looking forward to getting to know's so nice to meet you, Michele!

Well dear lady, since this is my first time to visit...I can hardly wait to see your farmhouse! Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE what you have done in your dining room! Of course, red is my favorite color and I have my dining room done in it as well! I love your red & white checked drapes and pillows...sooo very pretty! And I love your farm table and chairs! This room is really gorgeous and you've done a beautiful job designing and decorating it! BRAVO, my friend! Can't wait to see more!

Warmest summery wishes,

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

It looks so charming and Southern. I love it all. BTW, you might try The Quilter Studio for toweling you can use an a table runner. I have seen it on several blogs and I just ordered several yards to use myself. At $5/yd it is a lot cheaper than feedsacks. Have fun in Houston. Do you know what part of town you will be in?

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Send me your email address please!!

Comeca Jones said...

I think your blog is the sweetest. I am your newest follower if you get time stop by and visit and follow if you so desire.I will be back Im off now to look at your older post!Again you have done such a nice job with your home I would have never thought military housing!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love how you turned an ordinary room (military housing) in such a fantastic room, love your black and red and yes, the little pop of yellow in the vase is adorable!
I'm your newest follower and I'll be adding you to my blog list as well! Hope you can pop by sometime!


Kimberly said...

so pretty, your doing a great job!

Diane said...

Wow, love your diningroom. So cozy and elegant! I am your newest follower, looking for upcoming posts. Diane

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Michelle! Your dining area is fabulous! I love the curtains and the check fabric on the pillows.
ps: My husband says I am spoiled too!

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

Your dining room is so inviting, but I fell in love with your "story".
So young to have gone through so much. You inspire me. A military wife to boot!! Kudos my dear, I am following now to see what comes next in your life......... I adore the bubble gum machine and wish I could find a beautiful pastel one for my kitchen :*~:*~:*~:*~

NanaDiana said...

Wonderful looking dining room...and I really like the blue plates for a bit of interest too! I am over from DebbieDoos and signing up as a follower.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your dining room is gorgeous. I love your style and your decor is so inviting. Such a beautiful job of putting it all together. Hugs, marty

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweet and cozy room. Loving your mis-matched seating.

Michelle said...

LOVE the bench and the rolling pins, in fact, I love the entire room!

Town and Country Gals said...

Just found your blog (from Teresa) and have enjoyed looking thru it. Your dining room is so cozy and warm. I love the checked drapes, red is one of my colors also. Was interesting to see you are from Goldsboro, my son just got there in Jan. from 18 mos in England. He's 22 and has 1 more year in AF to go. (he is a crew chief on Jets) He's leaving for Afganistan in Aug for 6 mos. I was there visiting him in May. We lived in Charlotte for 10 yrs and love NC. Will be back to visit you often. Would love for you to visit me.

Stacey said...

Hi Michele! Just landed her for the first time. I absolutely love your dining area. Those buffalo checks have always been one of my favorite loves. Great room!