Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good week. I've been super busy...just trying to get some things done around my house while my son was still in school. Today was the last day...now the fun begins.
I've been thinking that my dining room has been needing some love. Because of the nice light this room gets, its usually the place where I take my photos, so I'm constantly moving things around here and there and then, before I know it, it looks like a big gigantical mess. This week, I finally got it all cleared away and then I decided to pretty things up a bit.
Since I love flowers, I started there. I found these pretty pinkish peonies and thought they'd be just right for a pop of color. I just plopped them into a pitcher, added some dishes and a few old spoons and voila...done with the table!
I decided to add more vintage elements to the room. I brought in some canning jars and then hung an antique grain sack on that old ladder.
I've had both the grain sack and the ladder for quite awhile...probably close to ten years. I used to hang tablecloths on that ladder in my shop. It worked out so nice for displays because of the height and it looked pretty at the same time too! I'm so glad I kept it. When I see everyone using the ladders and the grain sacks now, I think that I must have been before my time. It's a look I had kind of gotten away from, but am now falling in love with all over again...bring it into my house more and more. I generally prefer a mix of vintage and contemporary. I think it keeps things looking fresh.
I found these old silver plate spoons at the antique store the other day...a dollar for six. Oh happy day!
Remember that old pie safe I showed you awhile back? The one that where I had the nightmarish task of removing all the paint? Well, there it is in its new home on the sideboard. I think it seems like the perfect spot. Now I can see all of the nice embossing on the door. I think the cat misses it though. He used to lay on the top of it to sun his little self.
Well, my prettying up of the dining room is all done. I've got some new projects to work on...such as sewing a bedskirt and shams for my daughter's room so I can finally be done in there too!
Hope you have a superb weekend ♥ Tricia