Saturday, May 23, 2009

Show us your Dining Room Linky

I'm a sucker for looking at design mags., blogs of all sorts, and love inspiration from them. So, if you enjoy snooping into other peoples homes, here's a great "linky" and the theme this week is Dining Rooms.

Here is ours. We were having a baby shower for one of my best friends so it was piled high with yummy goodies in celebration of their 2nd daughter's adoption from China. We even made a "Dining Room" outdoors for both adults AND the sweetest children you would ever want to feast at your table! We simply took the inside furniture outdoors!



Our dining room table dates to the late 18oo's or early 1900's. It belonged to my husband's parents. We have many wonderful memories around the table but when it was time for it to "live" in our home, it really wouldn't have been my choice. I thought it was quite dark and a little Victorianish for me, but when I paired it with some contemporary slipcovered chairs and... VIOLA! I loved it! It was exactly what the table needed. I can change the slipcovers depending on the season or on a whim for an entirely different look and feel.



15 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my gosh. I love your style. Your dining room is gorgeous! Would you mind stopping by and giving mine a quick little make-over? :)

The pic of the girls at the table is priceless. So adorable!

Mom Of Many said...

Your home is beautiful, although I sort of think you might have a crinkle in the table cloth, so maybe I better come by and straighten it out a bit....put the coffee on. LOL...

Love, love, love the little beauties at the table...the table is darling. My Emmy would love it too. THey look absolutely adorable around it.

And all your touches are perfect...quite the creative lady you are!!

I am going to try to send you an email today. We'll see if I am able. xo

PS Keep showing us your house...so fun to see!

Tara G. said...

LOVE it all!!! The picture of the girls around the table is so girly, so feminine- precious!

April said...

I love your stlye!!!
The litle girls table outside is precious!!!!

Kristine said...

Just beautiful...the table and the girls! Love your blog.

Kim said...

So beautiful, Susan!

Frugal Jen said...

Beautiful!

Amanda said...

All I can say is WOW! I love all the flowers! That large white vase full of white tulips in the dining room is a stunner! :-)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Wait a second....am I viewing a magazine? You have an awesome sense of style. Thanks for the lovely tour.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Alleen said...

I just found your blog looking at all the gorgeous dining rooms. Yours is beautiful as is your family!

We have a daughter that was adopted from Guatemala and so have a special place in our hearts for adoptive families.

That last picture is absolutely precious!

Susan said...

I love your dining room. What is the finish and color on the walls? Love the light and the chairs too!! i like the outdoor dining arrangements too! Adorable girls!

sportzmom said...

Your room is gorgeous!

Erin said...

Beautiful! Charming! A perfect dining room, Susan!

Lynsay said...

ugh, your pictures always make me long for home! I just love the pictures of your house...the pictures of the bed and breakfasts etc....your dining room is beautiful, outside too!

simply seleta said...

Pure elegance!!!