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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Show Us Your Life - Dining Rooms

Kelly at Kelly's Korner has an ongoing series called "Show Us Your Life".  This week she wants to see all of our dining rooms.  I couldn't wait to play, so I am showing you my dining area and my breakfast area.  Be sure to go check out her series, it is a ton of fun and so many beautiful rooms to see.

My dining room is at the end of the living room and as you can see is connected by a wide opening to the kitchen, breakfast area and familyroom.   It's a really bright cheery space with the large window letting in so much light.  I have an Ethan Allen Trestle Farmhouse table and antique rush seat ladderback chairs.

For a different look, I sometimes swap out the chairs from the breakfast room.  Totally changes the whole feel of the room.

I love the large floral painting behind the table.  I have it flanked with some antique plates and corbels holding Southern Lady figurines.

 The centerpiece changes often, right now I have my silver coffee/tea service on display.

 There's a small buffet under the window, a great piece for serving and decorating.

 My Fitz and Floyd tureen finds it's way here quite often.

The china cabinet is on the opposite wall and is a piece I've had for many, many years and it holds crystal and silver that I have collected, plus my family pieces that I've inherited.

The breakfast room is part of the kitchen, familyroom area.  We eat most all of our meals here unless we are entertaining, then we use the dining room.  I use the buffet under the window as my desk, that way I can be in the center of the action all the time.

The breakfast room looks totally different with a change of chairs too. This picture shows how the breakfast/kitchen and familyroom area are all open through the wide doorway to the living/dining area.

Love having the breakfast area open to the familyroom and kitchen.

Sunflowers for summer just seem so cheery.

The Praying Man is one of my favorite paintings of all time.  I always have it in our eating area to remind us every day to Praise the Lord and be Thankful for all we have.  The huge shelf is so fun to decorate and I try to change it to reflect the seasons.  Some black and white transferware plates on the side and a small pitcher collection hanging from the hooks.

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  1. Marty, como siempre lo he mencionado su casa es fabulosa, la zona del comedor más aún todavía. La sopera me encantó. Saludos desde C.R.

  2. Hi Marty,

    Your dining room is beautiful! I love that you can change out the chairs.
    I adore all the silver in your gorgeous china cabinet.


  3. your dining room looks so beautiful. I love your big floral painting. It's gorgeou.


  4. I love the layout, I would die to have a breakfast "nook" and a more formal dining area. I left that behind when I downsized. Just saying "breakfast nook" makes me happy. I like that you can swap out your chairs. xo

  5. Beautiful dining room and breakfast area. It's great that you swap out the chairs sometimes. We ladies seems to change things up. The painting is lovely. Lots of treasure in your china cabinet and plenty of beautiful silver.

  6. I like that you can switch your chairs out and they still go, but give a different look, Marty!

  7. I love the fact that you have seperate dining and breakfast areas. And of course i love your china cabinet with all that silver!

  8. Marty, Your home always looks so perfectly put together. I love all your spaces. The flow of the rooms is beautiful. Thanks for showing it all together. It's like walking thru your house. I almost wanted to sit down!
    Love your silver cabinet.
    Cheers! Rita
    ps. I should have said strolling thru your house!

  9. Marty your home is lovely! You have such great style. Thanks for having us in,JoAnn

  10. Marty your dining room is gorgeous. I love it.
    My mom use to have this same picture hanging in her dining area.
    Hope all is well

  11. Your home always seems so "homey", I want to come and sit and chat with you!!! It is always so NEAT too. I, too, love sunflowers. Have a great weekend.

  12. It really does make a big change just by switching out the chairs. I think it looks lovely both ways, too. It was actually your blog that got me on a kick to have furnishings more "switchable".

  13. Your home is classy, elegant and so beautifully decorated Marty!
    Thanks for your friendship and all the inspiration too!
    Hugs and Happy Weekend,

  14. What lovely eating areas! I love your paintings. The praying man is such a wonderful painting :)

  15. Marty your dining room is beautiful as always. Thanx for letting us know Kelly started up her series again!:)

  16. Fun to change out the chairs! Totally makes it a different feel :)

    Amy from Houston, Tx
    over from Kelly's Korner