Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Dining Experience



Moving into a new home always calls for a change in ideas. I didn't have a very good picture, but this is how the dining room looked before we bought the house a year ago.

And this is a picture of the empty dining room, a clean slate.

The dining room starting to take shape.

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

Here are some pictures of tablescapes that we've enjoyed in our new dining room.

Thanks to all who are nice enough to leave a comment letting me know you have enjoyed your visit here. I hope you come back and visit again :-)

Joining Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for

Metamorphosis Monday

Ann at On Sutton Place for

Open House Party

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

and

Roomspiration

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Your tablescapes and dining room are so pretty! I remember when you were moving at the same time as me last year. I hope you've enjoyed a lot of happy times around that dining table and have many more to come.

Protector of Vintage said...

Very lovely!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Your dining room is lovely! A great place to entertain with your lovely tablescapes!
Warmly,
deb

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your dining room is beautiful! And how lucky to have the previous owners leave that piece. It looks so pretty in there!

Have a great day!
Pam

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous dining room. Love that hutch and what a fabulous thing for the previous owners to leave. Your tablescapes are beautiful. Such an inviting place. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

You did a good job on the dining room...and I love pretty table settings like you showed here.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

You have created a lovely dining room. Love the tables capes, too!

Carrie said...

How fortunate you are to have such a spacious dining room! You've done a great job creating an elegant and warm space for entertaining family and friends.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh...your home is fabulous, my friend! I love how "open" your dining room is to the entry of the house. I also love your Thomasville hutch and dining set...sooo beautiful! You certainly have created some lovely tables for your new dining room! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and tablescapes with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Martha said...

What a pretty dining room.

Rita May said...

Your dining room and entry are the exact same layout as mine! I have double beveled glass doors and an arched window. Unbelievable likeness. You did a great job with yours. Come check me out. Just type dining room in the search box or look at categories on my blog MAY DAYS.
Cheers!

Marlis said...

What a lovely piece to just find in your new home.. It's magnificent.. Your tables looks so very happy and inviting. Thank you very much for your well wishes for the parents.. They are both doing very well. xo marlis

S said...

Lovely room! Maybe you can share some more shots of your tea cart next time?

Toni said...

Your dining room looks very elegant. What a beautiful china cabinet to be left behind.

studio1404 said...

Beautiful! You've made your house a HOME. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I love it. It's so elegant. I'm just about to embark on a great dining room adventure myself. I would love it to have at least some of that same feeling. I like your light too.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really pretty room. I love how open and light it is. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

At The Picket Fence said...

I can't believe the previous owners left that for you! You definitely gave it the attention it deserves and the entire space is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Your dining room is beautiful and that was a nice piece for the previous owners to leave behind! I love all of your tablescapes. They are so welcoming and nicely arranged. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Your diningroom is just beautiful, a that is one great piece they left for you!