Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Dining Room

This week's theme from Show Us Your Life @ Kelly's Korner is Dining Rooms. 



I love my formal dining set.  The chairs are perfect for long dinners and hours of conversation.  They are super comfy for the behind.  I love the glass table.  I'm not sure what I was thinking with two kids, but I'll show you later how I handle the hard, pointy edges of our glass table.



This is a view as you walk into our house from the front door.  The first thing you see is the art niche. {I only posted a peek of it.}  To the left of the art niche is obviously the buffet.  I love decorating with wine glasses, wine bottles and anything wine themed.  Just imagine if the picture above the buffet was of a vineyard.  I am searching for the perfect picture, but haven't found it yet.  The walkway to the left of the buffet leads to the bathroom and kitchen.  And the other walkway leads to the kitchen also.



See our wine corks.  We are saving them for a crafty project.



This is a view from the office doors...looking into the living room, which you saw two weeks ago.  And you can see the yellowish bar...that is the kitchen.  So...close your eyes and imagine the dining room and the walkway going into the living area with rich hand scraped wood floors.  I really need a money tree in my backyard :)  That is our dream, new floors and paint.  We really need to paint this room since it is the first room people see when they walk into my home.  Moving on...



Here is a view from the corner of the room, and you can see the art niche and our home office.



I think this room would be so fun if half the wall above the chair rail was a color and the other below was a more neutral color.  This once again is a reason I need to get busy making things happen.



See that strange thing in the corner of the room...



That is definitely a conversation starter.  It is a bottle of wine in the shape of a fish.  Gary's parents brought home from Spain about 31 years ago.  They had to carry it onto the airplane to get it home.  That would be unheard of these days.  Anyway, we are waiting on a reason to celebrate.  I can't wait to open it.  The wine inside has to be really good, or really bad. HA!



A close up of my dinnerware. I love it, but never use it. I'm not sure why, it is very durable...Hhmmm. Guess I need to break it in :)



See the edges of this lovely table.  They have been responsible for quite a few forehead bonks in this house.  Mostly Layla's head.  By the time we had Hayden we found a trick....



If you surprise me by just showing up at my house you will see the side chairs moved around the table blocking the corners.  IT looks really silly, but it works wonderfully for us.  I know kids shouldn't run in the house, but mine do from time to time...the chairs on the corners help protect those silly heads.

There is another peek into our home...to see more dining rooms and get TONS of decorating ideas visit Kelly's Korner Blog!

19 comments:

feedingmypickyeaters said...

I love the glass table.

Katie said...

Those chairs do look comfy!

The Pressley Family said...

Very ingenious mommy trick with the corners of the table:) Pretty room!

Heather said...

I love your dining room Ang!! It's so pretty, I really like the layout of your home. So quaint and cozy! The colors are so pretty, everything looks great!

Hattie said...

Love your buffet table! Hope that wine in the fish bottle is still good! I'd be scared to have a dining table like that, we're a clumsy family! Ha! I would have to have the chairs like that too!

Carrie said...

Such a pretty space! I love the chairs too...I would love to have a new dining room...but we never use it! The cats sleep on the chairs, haha! I think it looks great even with the 'childproof' chairs :) What kids don't run through the house?! I love the red accents too!

Mom2One said...

Those chairs look super comfy. I love long conversations at the dinner table. I'm thinking our next table set I would love to have chairs like yours. Easier on the bum. ;) Ours are cute, but they get un-comfy after a while. Thanks for your sweet comment on my DR. I totally love the chocolate walls in our DR. Prepare yourself for a LOT of "coat-age" however. It takes 3-4 coats to get a good soaking in of paint. EVEN with primer. Well we did have bright red walls before, in your case it probably wouldn't take that much..just depends on how deep you want the shade to be. Good luck!! Your DR is simply elegant and I LOVE decorating with wine bottles as well. My DR in a past home was wine themed. It's very elegant!

~SHO~ said...

Looks great! Love that mommy tip. So smart :)

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Ginger said...

Your dining room is very pretty and classy. I especially like your dishes and your dining room chairs!

Shannon said...

Your dining room is lovely! I am so glad you told us what that bottle was...I would have never known it was a fish! I like the idea of sharing a bit of your home each week! So fun!

Karen said...

I just came across your blog again and am now a new follower! Your dining room looks wonderful! I love the place settings!

Karen

Jill said...

Oooooh, I love it! What a gorgeous, classy room!

Debbie said...

Great, great space! Perfect for having dinner parties, it looks so roomy.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Such an elegant room! I love your dishes. I don't think a glass table would last at my house...my boys would have broken it by now for sure!

Lindsey said...

i love your chairs!

Wiz said...

I love your dining room table! And love the buffet. I love anything wine :)

Rona's Home Page said...

I really love your conversation piece. And I also chuckled when you said that it was carried on the plane. That definitely occured years ago.
You have an amazing dining room.

Hayley said...

Love your dining room! The fish wine bottle puts it over the top!! lol. Just found this Friday link-up....can't wait to see what she has for us to link-up this week! Love your blog.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

So pretty...love the place settings! And yes, that is definitely a conversation starter - too cool!