Well, it is a "rainy" day here in So Cal. I have my rain boots on, my umbrella ready to go and I was really hoping that we would get a good soaking so I would not have to turn on my sprinklers for a few days. Mmm.... the big storm, not so big:( Just enough to dirty the car and make the roads slick with oil for all the fantastic So Cal rainy day drivers:)) If you live here, you know what I mean.
Tomorrow will be back in the 70's with no rain in the future (at least not in the next week).Back to short sleeves and flip flops. Oh well, it could be worse.
After the New Year , like many of you, I started to purge the house. One room I focused on was my dining room. I just had too much going on so I decided to SIMPLIFY.
This may seem like I still have a lot of things on the buffet, but I actually got rid of some things and replaced them with my French canning jars that I got from Dreamy Whites. I love them there. They used to be on my dining room table, but I think this spot is so much better.
Heres a larger view of the area. That big transferware platter is one of my favorite pieces. I got it for such a steal because it has a slight crack running through it. What the seller saw as damaged, I saw as perfection.
I think I am going to paint the mirror white. Any thoughts? Advice please.......
This is one of the sconces that flank each side of the mirror. These are a work in progress. I am either going to paint them or change them out. I think they may be too big for the space. I have been looking for some, but haven't been wooed by anything yet . What do you think?? Yes, I am taking advice today.
Here's the closeup. They are pretty, right???? Oh, the dilemma.
The dining room table is simple. I have used a grain sack as my runner, set out some French transferware plates and scattered some candles around. I love the look . I added the mirror to the center. There is such a nice reflection when the candles and the chandelier are lit.
One thing that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE is the look of a candle that has drippy wax all over it. I know that it can be messy so I put a plate (usually a vintage saucer) underneath so it doesn't drip all over the table. I love the romantic feel it has.
This is a little corner of my dining room. I have had this piece of furniture forever. Isn't it sweet??? The inside is filled with vintage teacups and saucers.
Have I mentioned before that I love anything with blueberries?? Well, I do. This is a blueberry topiary and I love it. It originally was in a terra cotta looking pot, so I removed that and put it in this iron urn. Much better look.
The one big eyesore in my dining room is my china cabinet. I actually love the cabinet, but can't stand the wood. I have been meaning to do something about it forever, but have put it off so many times. I bought this cabinet about 15 years ago at a thrift store for $250.00. It is such great condition and provides excellent storage as well display space.
Here it is. I think it will look great painted, but it is a big job and I want to do it right.
I think the bones of this piece are so great and I love all the glass. I hope sooner than later I am able to blog about the big "REDO" Wish me luck, it may take awhile.
This is my dining room chandelier. This was my Grandma Marys and I was given this after she passed away. I painted it white and added the crystal bulb covers.
Storm update~~~~Still no rain and even some dry spots the ground:((
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