Monday, August 2, 2010

The dining experience

I did not have a very good picture of the dining room, but this is how it looked the first time we saw the house.

Empty room.

A new beginning.

The china hutch is the Thomasville reproduction piece that the former owners left. It was in the family room, but when I saw it, I knew it had to take center stage in the dining room :-)

Thanks for stopping by. I love your comments. Any decorating suggestions are welcome.

17 comments:

Bunny said...

Oh how beautiful is your new home. I love it.
May you create many happy memories there.

Nancy said...

drapes are hard with that kind of window...will you hang them to just cover the blinds? They would be pretty with a wrought iron rod and just pushed to the sides...hmmm. I see in the first two photos those swags? I'm not a fan of those, but maybe you are...
They left the china hutch? wow..that was nice of them..
http://cottagemagpie.com/ is a blog that used to decorate rooms for people... You send photos and she gives her insight... she helped me here
http://cottagemagpie.com/dear-angela/family-bay-window/

Kim D. said...

What a beautiful China hutch for the room. The window is so lovely the way it is, it would be a shame to cover it up too much. I do see the swag holders now, maybe a swag something in beige or neutral that's a soft touch to match your pretty area rug. You've done a beautiful job of decorating so far.

kwiltmakr said...

That is a lovely hutch to leave behind. It looks perfect with your table and chairs.

Cyndi said...

Wow, how fantastic that the former homeowners left you such a great piece of furniture. It really does work well with your dining table and chairs!

Wish I could give you some ideas, but my house is in the cottage style and that's just about all I know about decorating. I just kinda throw stuff together! :o| But I think you are doing a great job so far, Jocelyn!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Allie said...

It looks wonderful in the dining room!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh the hutch is glorious. You are going to have such a good time here.

Pat said...

What a great hutch and that room will be the location for many happy family dinners, I'm sure!

Barb said...

Just lovely!!

syocom said...

I think some big droopy curtains off your window in the dinning room will help soften it up. But what ever you do I am sure it will be lovely.

Shirleymac said...

Very nice. I like the lighter rug and I love the plant. A house doesn't feel like a home without plants.

Alice Grace said...

I really love your new home, and I am so proud for you! You are blessed to find such a lovely place!

Crispy said...

Oooo the cabinet is beautiful and goes so well with your table and chairs.

Crispy

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks really nice!! I love how it's coming along! Nice hutch!!

Marydon said...

G'day sweet Jocelyn ~ I know your pain re arbor ... I'd be sick, too.

Your home is gorgeous, Jocelyn, & the furniture is perfectly placed & fitting in the dining room. I love it.

We are still in a horrible heat wave, dripping in humidity ... flip me over, I am done on that side ...

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Wenche said...

Oh......I wish I had something like your house. You are making it looking good! :)

Aunt Spicy said...

I think you should go for super drama curtains...but then again I am all about the fabric!