Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home Tour Friday-My Dining Room!

Its Friday again! I am participating again this week in Kelly's "Show us where you live home tour". Head over to Kelly's Korner to check out other great dining rooms! I am posting this Thursday night as I am going shopping for some very much needed clothes tomorrow!

I do not have a formal dining room. I am not sure if I like this or not. I LOVE our open concept home & the dining area right beside the kitchen, however maybe another room would be nice for Holidays? I posted pictures of this space in the kitchen tour, however they were outdated. I took these pictures today so they are VERY current! Welcome & Enjoy!!

This is a view of the dinign space from the kitchen area. My decor is pretty electic, the table is antiqued black, I wanted a Pottery Barn set that was similar but not in our newlywed budget. I found this one in the scratch & dent area of a local store for a real steal! It is a 5x5 foot square, which I LOVE, we have 6 chairs, I would really like 2 more but the 2 chairs at regualr price are more then I paid for this entire set!! (The scratches BTW totally blend in with the antiqued look!)

This is a close-up of my summer napkins. They are from Pier One, I love how bright & cheery they are. The napkin ring is just plain silver, I would like something a but more fun, but they work!

This is the view from the hall way. I put out a different table runner & napkins and/or placemats for each season/holiday. This is my new summer set. The vase in the center often has fresh flowers in it because I LOVE fresh flowers, however our budget is not alllowing it as much. I am thinking of filling it with "faux" lemons & limes, what do you think? Any tips on where to get these at a good price? You also get a view of my big clock (Target) and photo collection in the background here.

This is the view from the livingroom. You can see more of my buffet here. I LOVE this piece as well, another great bargain, this one from costco! There are a collection of photos on it, I am sure it will have more added of Baby Bear once he or she makes their appearance coem August! The vase on the corner needs a "faux" summer flower arrangement. I usually hate fake flowers however have come to tolerate good quality ones, they just economically make more sense. There are a few I have my eye on at Pier One, Oranges, Reds & do you think that would look?

A view of the buffet. It has a wie rack in the middle, however these shelves can be flipped over to be flat for other purposes. Each cabinet has 3 glass shelves. The inside of the cabinets light up, which looks great. I display my butterfly tea party set here as well as my crystal & a few other special pieces. The drawer is full of junk but I PLAN on filling it with my extra table runners, napkins, etc.
One last shot. This is the top of the buffet. I would like a few more decorative pieces evetually but I really liek the photos. Many are of our wedding.
Thats it! There is always more I think that you want to add to any room however for now I am very pleased with this space. Each holiday or season brings out a whole new look, which I find sun, since I get bored easy! Thanks for stopping in!


Tiaras and Tantrums said...

quite lovely!

TriciaNae said...

I love your table. I saw one like this several years ago...and loved the plank-like look of the top. It was the inspiration for my table!

Christa said...

Your summer napkin holders are too cute!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I love the black! BTW, I saw the adorable picture of you and your pregnant belly. How dare you look that cute! I always looked like a bloated cow. You look terrific! Congrats on mommyhood...coming so soon!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing your Dining Room....beautiful furniture !

Jillian said...

I love your black table!! I want a bigger dining area so I can put a table that big in my house!!

Stephanie said...

I love the black! That is what I originally wanted to get for our dining room or kitchen. It looks great!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

And you are such a cute pregnant girl! Congratulations!

JobandBrittany said...

i love black furniture and i have that big clock. love it.

Paige said...

I love the big table- if you have a steinmart around they usually have good deals on faux fruit. or hobby lobby does individual pieces half price too! hope that helps!

Pam said...

I love all the black furniture. Eclectic is nice.