Monday, February 23, 2015


Transforming our Family Room into an intimate dining area took a little bit of creative thinking and work.

Our Family room and kitchen dining area normally look like this -

We hosted a Rehearsal Dinner in our home for about 30 people.  So the transformation happened like this -

Removal of sofa, rugs, tables and chairs

set up 8 foot tables and folding chairs

My daughter worked her magic with decorating the tables.

The coffee station proved to be very popular on a cold night.

The heart shaped napkin tutorial was found HERE.  Perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or Wedding party.

 Candles are lit, we are just waiting for the guests to arrive.

 Buffet provided by Holy Hog Bar-B-Que.

It turned out to be a delightful evening.


Prairie Patch Quilts said...

How creative. You certainly set up a beautiful table setting for all to enjoy. Just beautiful.

hron said...

This is SO inspired and inspiring!!!! We have a very similar layout and we could host people by doing the same thing you did!!!! LOVE the white tablecloths, red hearts, candles! Everything looks SO LOVELY and the kitchen is "handy" for the serving table! The "coffee bar" is a great idea! We host our family reunion each year and this is a great idea!!! Thank you so much for posting!!!


WOW, you have so much room to transform into a lovely eating area for so many! Looks so nice!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful ! Now I want BBQ ! :) Seriously it all fit in so nicely and your daughter did a great job...all so pretty.

NanaNor's said...

Absolutely lovely!!!! How incredibly special that you were able to host the dinner; I'm sure it will be a memory forever for the bride and groom.
Thanks for sharing your transformation.
Hugs, Noreen

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your room looks so cosy and welcoming, I would never have guessed it could host such a huge party. I'm glad it was a nice evening.

Scrappy quilter said...

She definitely worked her magic. So pretty.

Stephanie said...

First of all, your home is simply beautiful! And secondly, what a blessing to be able to host a larger gathering in your pretty home :)

Thank you for sharing at ROI! I always enjoy your sweet posts. Hugs!

Susan Freeman said...

I am sure that was a lot of work for you ~ but what a wonderful job you did and how nice to create a lovely spot where so many happy memories were made!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Lulu said...

How fortunate that you have a space that can be transformed to accommodate a large gathering. You did a great job pulling it all together.

Conniecrafter said...

such a wonderful transformation of your home and it is so special to have it at your home, more comfortable for everyone!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I like seeing how people transform their homes to accommodate large crowds and you've done a marvelous job. Your daughter did create some "table magic" with the heart napkin fold and cylinder vase candles. I can imagine how much more special it was to have this event in your home than a hall or restaurant. Always worth the trouble of figuring out how to set up!