Thursday, November 17, 2011

In the Dining Room

Hey Friends!  Nothing new here really.  Enjoying some time off and I just thought I 'd share a few photos of my dining room with you for a linky party I've been enjoying over at Cottage and Vine.

I still have not learned how to readjust my new camera settings so I hope you will forgive the quality of these photos.  I know it's a shame, but I will learn it soon.

I have quite a mix of furniture in my dining room.  It ranges from a few inherited pieces to resale store pieces and even a few Craigs list finds.  All of my pieces have been added over time.   Since it is a room we only use a few times a year it's never been a high priority for me as far as investing in furniture.  As a young mother I learned how to shift my spending quite a bit.    Even now as we are getting closer to being empty nesters I still enjoy the space I have created from mixing pieces together in this room.

I know some of you will remember me adding this china cabinet just last year.  I had to move a beautiful antique secretary out of the dining room in order to add this piece.  I think it was worth it!

I just recently moved this little cabinet in here to hold two of my silverware cabinets stacked on top of each other.

 I've kept my black sideboard (that I painted myself) in here.  I like how it is a nice size.  Not to big and not too small.

This is my most favorite piece of all.  It is a marble table that was my mother in laws.  It was made for her from her father who used to be the president of a bank downtown.  When the bank remodeled he bought all the old marble counters and had them made into tables for each of his five daughters.  

The mirror was inherited too.  I am thinking very seriously about replacing these lamps with a pair I've got my eye on at work.  They are gorgeous but a little pricey though so we will see.

I constantly say I'm going to replace these sheers but I've yet to do so.

I know they probably look a little dated but I love the whiteness of them and that they do not close in my room. I have no blinds on my dining room windows either.  We've always enjoyed being able to look out the windows during the few times we do use this room.  It's very enjoyable.

I have two of these lithograph prints I inherited from my grandmother.  They are prints from the Godey's catalog that used to come out for women to order their dresses.  I think they are pretty cool!

My chandelier is one of my most favorite pieces in this room too.  I just love it!  It came with the house and I am still trying to find a replacement glass for one that I cracked.  I've yet to find the right size bell shade with the bubble glass and so it sit's with cracked shade and all.  Please send me any info you have if you ever see these large bell shades with bubble glass!

And finally, since I'm showing you my dining room today I decided to throw out a little tablescape too.  You may remember I already had my centerpiece created as shown in previous post.

Well I couldn't very well show you a dining room without the table set now could I?

I just recently purchased these napkins.  They looks so fallish to me!

I liked how they looked with my bamboo flatware too.

 Here is my newest acquirement.  These amber colored goblets.  I've been wanting some for awhile now. I could not believe I found a set of four for only $6.00 at a resale store.  I don't know if they are worth much or what the pattern is but who cares, I love them!

Well that's my dining room as it looks today!  It's about to change up for the season very soon so I'm sure I'll be showing you this room again before too long. 

I am joining both
Be sure and visit the two linky parties listed above for many more beautiful and inspirational dining rooms and settings.

Thanks for visiting with me!
Have a great day!


  1. I am with you I love those goblets! And I agree totally if you love it, that is what matters!

  2. You have a lovely dining room, Mary. Simply beautiful table.
    I love your lithograph, can you imagine having to wear those dresses all the time...

  3. Marigene, I agree! You can completely understand why some women had others to help them get dressed after seeing these right? LOL!

  4. Mary, I like mixing furniture too! The story about the marble top table is wonderful. What a treasure! Your tablescape looks very warm and inviting. I'm sure you and yours will enjoy it greatly as you make new Thanksgiving memories!

  5. That was a good find on the goblets and I do love that table with the marble from a bank, just gorgeous!

  6. Oh I love that bird on the candle stand. I'm so glad you could join the party!


  7. That lithograph is one of my favorite things!!!! I love those. I love historic clothes. I have a whole book and the transition of fashion through the ages. Silly fact... in medieval times, you know how tight fitting the sleeves were on the dresses with the high empire waist? Well the sleeves weren't attached! They were sewn when the dress was put on! There is your absolutely useless information for the day!!

    I love that marble piece because of the story. Anything that has a history like that is just amazing to me!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Your dining room is lovely!! And your table looks beautiful. I love your amber glasses as well...and such a good price. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

  9. Kudos to you on the amber goblets! I'm with you...I don't care how much they're worth, who made them, what the resale value is. If I like 'em, I like 'em. End of story. Glad you were able to find something you like a lot at such a reasonable price. Very nice!


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