Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Dining Room ~


Today, I am taking you inside my dining room for closer look at some of my collected treasures. {You can click on any photo to enlarge the picture.} All my white dishes were purchased at Salvation Army, Flea Markets or Garage Sales.  



My brown transferware is on display year round 
but is especially perfect for Fall decorating!


I have a soup tureen addiction...


Lucky for me...
I have found each one 
at a flea market or garage sale


A pair of old tole lamps grace each side of my hutch. I have very low watt bulbs in them. I turn them on in the evening as night lights. They are brass and have porcelain flowers. Many of the flowers are chipped and glued. I had them rewired at a lamp store. I always have them use silk cord. 


The shades came with the lamps. It looks like silk cording is wrapped around them. When I purchased them the inside silk liner was all ripped and tattered, so I removed it from the shades. I like some wear on my items, but I really dislike tattered shades.


This tureen was purchased over the summer at my favorite flea market. I debated buying it. The lid handle has a repair. The repair was done well and I went for it. I'm so happy with my decision.


A pair of alabaster pedestals are stacked. 
They hold delicate paper napkin rings which are shaped like roses.


A little creamer all stained from age...
it holds some porcelain and brass antique utensils


A chunky old pair of salt and pepper shakers
picked up at a Thrift Store...


I have two of these old chairs in the dining room...


I honestly know nothing about them....
other than I LOVE THEM!


A vintage tole chandelier of hydrangeas... 
with great patina..
not too rusty
I purchased this from my good friend Liesl


I added the antique bulb covers which my mother gave me...


Here is another view of the dining room....
If you peek closer, you can see my laundry room and wet clothes hanging....
simply lovely! ugh....


A gold gesso mirror picked up at a garage sale...

This was another item I really debated... I was at a garage sale with my husband and we apparently didn't want to spend the money on it. When I got home, I thought about the mirror some more and decided it would look really good in the dining room. I got back in the car (alone) and hoped it was still there.... when I pulled up, my heart was racing.. it was still there...whew...disaster adverted! {Edited to add: My husband loves the mirror.}


Antique cobbler's shoe cart


 turned tea cart...
 you can read about that by clicking here


Two antique bird botanicals purchased from a friend's garage


A peacock and a turkey (I think...)


I have a pair of vintage ivy tole sconces... 
they grace each side of an arch


My farmhouse table...
View looking thru the dining room and into the kitchen...



My centerpiece changes all the time...

Today, 
I have an old wood crate
filled with drift wood
some antique bottles
and an ivy thrown in for good measure....

I also have this...


I have been breaking so many things lately!!  
I guess that's what happens when you move stuff all the time!

Do you think I can glue it??

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Linking to:
 Jennifer Rizzo's  Hook Up Your Hutch Party.  

77 comments:

sissie said...

Thanks for the tour of your drop dead gorgeous diningroom. I am in love with it all. The chandelier is stunning and your collection of white pottery and china makes my heart sing!

hugs
Sissie

Little Leslie said...

I love your dining room. Every bit of it. I adore the 2 chairs, and am jealous . The tablescape is perfect. I think you should glue that piece back together. It should be fun doing it, like a jigsaw puzzle. I broke a prized beautiful floral bowl, years ago, and glued it back together. It was in my hutch, where I used to live, and nobody could tell the difference. I still have it, and am really glad. I bought it at a time when money was pretty tight, but I was working hard and felt like I deserved something beautiful.

kathie said...

The room is so warm & inviting! I especially love the two chairs, what a find. I like how you have your white pieces displayed ~ I am definitely lacking in the china display talent department :) Really, really love the brown & white pieces. We have a number of them as well that were wedding gifts, but they are all huge, so I have nowhere to put them! I'm always happy to see that you have a new post up!

Pat said...

Gorgeous dining room! Your white dish collection is amazing! I have a collection of white dishes but it's not as impressive. I love to collect dishes and white in particular.

Pat@Back Porch Musings

http://backporchmusings.typepad.com

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

So dreamy! You make me want to go antique shopping! Love everything about your dining room!

Lisa said...

Good Morning: Your diningroom is so elegant! I can imagine it set for a delicious holiday meal. You have the most exquisite collection of tole lamps. No matter how hard I search for them, they're almost impossible for me to find. Wishing you a great day!
Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

Sherry said...

Okay, when my dining room grows up I wish it looked like yours! Gorgeous!! Love that hutch.
Sherry

Kim said...

Absolutely LOVE your dining room! Oh my GOSH lucky gal...finding those soup tureens!!! I've just started collecting brown transferware myself! Love your blog!

Polly said...

Another fabulous tour!! I am in love with shoe cart and your current centerpiece with the bottles! All that ironstone makes me almost faint! Awesome collection!!

Have a great day!

xo

Polly

Green Willow Pond said...

So serene and peaceful, yet full of eye candy...what a beautiful dining room! I love all your white dishes in that gorgeous hutch.

I would have nabbed that mirror to...it's awesome. Sorry about your broken dish; I hate it when that happens!

Teri said...

What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing.

Val said...

No words to describe this gorgeous space!! LOVE IT!

Lolo said...

What a gorgeous collection you have! Very lovely finds. You are definitely a "chaser" :) Thanks for poppin on over and checking me out too! I love my hubby also,but try to stay clear of him taggin along with me on my hunts. #1 - I dont need another opinion other than mine, and #2 - I dont wanna share my precious cargo room with him! He is a thing collector too....be lucky you get to do whatever you want with your home! :D ~Lolo

ps - I am uber jealous over that cobbler cart!What a find!!

cleverpenguin said...

Beautiful room! I do love shopping with my husband and most of the time we're on the same page. But yes, sometimes he does have a different opinion than I do of what's necessary in our lives.

Marie said...

Your dining room is so beautiful and elegant! Just another proof that you don't have to buy real expensive dishes, and can really do a great job decorating on a budget, if you have the talent for it. I enjoyed viewing all your photos.
-marie :)

oh yvonne said...

your dining room is one of my favorite rooms in your house. So lovely and inviting!

yvonne

KATHY said...

I just love your dining room! It is gorgeous.I love your chairs,and everything you have!!....Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your dining room. That hutch is so grand and I love your collections in it. I only have two tureens, but am on the look out for more. Love the natural centerpiece and those blue chairs are fantabulous! I had never heard of bulb sleeves. I love them. Very unique chandelier.

Sue said...

Love that hutch and all your whites!! Great mirror- funny how you went back for it after the hubs wasn't too keen on buying it. It happened to me only once- I went back for something, but it was gone. After that, I told Mr. S I was just buying it- period!! I rarely see bulb sleeves- they must really be rare around these parts.
hugs, Sue

Deserae said...

OMG...I am so envious of your white ironstone and brown transferware collection...it is gorgeous!!! The side chair next to your hutch is divine...the fabric is just so beautiful! What can I say,I love,love,love your dining room...actually your whole house :o)Everything is just drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
~Des

Susy said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful dining room. I also have a love for brown transferware, but don't have a collection like yours! The first thing I thought about when I saw the tureens on top of the china cupboard was possible breakage from an earthquake. Do you secure your pieces?

Angela said...

Your home is so beautiful. The dishes are amazing! I think looking and finding them as bargains makes them seem more like treasures, don't you? I think you will think of some creative way to use those broken pieces...they're too pretty to throw away!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh my goodness,
I am in love with it all!! Your hydrangea chandie is fabulous!! I have one similar that is pink and white roses. But hydrangeas are my favorite!
Your home is just lovely!!
Have a wonderful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Ames said...

Love everything! I seem to be collecting a few tureens myself. I always wanted the graduated white pitchers on top of my hutch and finally have it to were I like it. You have wonderful taste in displaying items in your home. Stop by a see me sometime. ~Ames

Tara said...

Everything is just gorgeous.I've just bought my 1st soup tureen and I think I'm addicted..Have a great day..xx

Nutbird said...

I thought I had seen everything, but that hydrangea chandelier is something else! I have never seen bulb sleeves, either and I am a lamp collector. The "ivy" candle sconces might be something different because they have flowers. I think they might be rare. Have you ever researched them? Who was the artist on your bird prints? I think you got a really good deal. The chairs might be Swedish. Love your room, it is very restful, and totally complete without trying to hard. Ann

Jennifer Rizzo said...

You have such lovely treasures! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! I love that tea cart and the lamps! Your hutch is lovely!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for the tour of your BEAUTIFUL dining room...love all your WHITE dishes and that wonderful centerpiece!

Blessings,
Linda

The Swedish Room said...

Hi, I love your dining room. I have a thing for French chairs, old mirrors, and white dishes. Your dining room is right up my alley. Have a great weekend.
The Swedish Room

Between Blue and Yellow said...

I love those chairs! Your home is gorg!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Stunning! You make me want to throw everything out and start all over;)!

I always love my visits here!

Enjoy!
Cathy

birdie blue said...

that vintage tole hydrangea chandelier is to die for! your dining room is lovely. thanks for sharing it.

xo
~molly

Sherry said...

Well, I thought of that lovely dining room when I received this award and I wanted to share it with you. I am giving you a blog award. Please forgive me if you don't participate in these.
Here is the direct link:
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-award.html

Sherry

Sue said...

Wow! That is some fabulous eye candy; thanks for sharing!

Sue
xo

Exquisite Accessories said...

Wow your house is so gorgeous I am just in the prosses of building our home in Australia I hope I can make my home look & feel as cosy & decadent as your's :)))

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Your dining room is lovely. I especially like all the gorgeous china and beautiful tone of wood.

vignette design said...

I love your dining room! Love all the white ironstone displayed, the slipcovers and your centerpiece I am copying! haha. A new follower....Delores

Carol said...

Wow, wow,wow! Beautiful dining room. What a collection of white ironstone and dishes!!!You have a great eye for style! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!
Carol in GA

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

Your Home is gorgeous....Where on earth did you score those French Chairs and Bird Botanicals from???? Wink Wink. Good seeing you today.

Red Gate Farm said...

I love your chandelier but my husband would never go for it.

I've been thinking about starting a collection (like I need another collection) of brown transfer ware. I was at my favorite thrift store and they had a Johnson Brother coffee pot for $14.99. I thought about it and decided not to get it. When I got home I looked it up on ebay and a few of them had sold recently for over $80! Went back but was too late. So now it's the one that got away.

Chris

PS Really love your mix of old and new!

Mimi said...

Beautiful dining room...love your tureen collection. I just became your newest follower!

Linda Q said...

Wonderful dining room, thanks for the tour, I sooo love tours! Like your slip covers on the chairs, the contrast with the wood table is nice. Nice collection of creamware and transferware. I am going to start hunting for brown transferware, I love it.
Really fun to see, thanks!
Linda

Rozmeen said...

Wow lovely pictures from your dining room. You have purchased a lot of beautiful anyiques over the years, beautiful!

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Rozmeen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, it's all beautiful! Of course, I love your white dishes & your whole DR. Beautiful home you have, so much my taste. Glad you started blogging!

bj said...

What a BEAUTIFUL dining room...this is what I would love for MY dining room to look like when it grows up...!!
Love all your WHITES..I have a small collection, and, like you, all of mine have been thrifted. I love it!!
I am signing up to follow..:)
Please stop by when you can...
xo bj

Sue Murphy said...

Love the transfer ware. Your home is beautiful. glad I found you on Artie's

Burlap Luxe said...

Way to much beauty for one posting :)
Love every bit of it. Inspiring rooms and inpiring treasures.
~Dore~

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your white china pieces and the transferware are just amazing, such great finds and the chairs are just incredible!. Your dining room is so beautful and the shoe rack is a great contrast!
Thanks for linking in to VIF!!
xo,
Debra

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I love your collection of white dishes,those antique chairs, and the antique cobbler's shoe cart... gorgeous!
I could have swarn I was already a follower, but I wasn't. I'm glad you put a request in your post, or I may have never checked... just thinking I already was. Well... I am now! ;-)
Have a great evening,
Hugs ~ Jo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a gorgeous dining room! The hutch with the white dishes and transferware is wonderful. I love the centerpiece you created. Everything is beautiful!
xo, Sherry

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

I love the whole room! right from the treasures on display to your lovely green chair, and the sideboard, and the centrepiece!

The Cozy Cape said...

Hey! i ADORE your dining room and home. Nice job! We are in the midst of redoing our dining room :) I'm now your latest follower. I just started blogging a couple months ago. Take a peek if you have time.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your home just couldn't be MORE lovely... It is stunning... Loved the hydrangea light fixture and all that glorious white ironstone... It's just beautiful.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*LOVE your blog and LOVE your beautiful home!! Im your newest follower~ Hugs, Rachel~*

AntiqueChase said...

I think I have answered everyone by email. If I missed you or a question, I'm sorry, remind me. I was not able to find an email address for NUTBIRD... if you want to send me your email, I can answer your questions. Thanks!!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

your dining room is beautiful! love the tole sconces so much and you have so many wonderful collected pieces in your china hutch!

Toyin O. said...

Such great and lovely items!

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

OMG, I so LOVE your collection of dishes! I am on the look out for some cake stands...love the idea of the paper flowers (have a ton in my scrapbooking stash). I am totally in love with your chair too!

Thanks for sharing...my husband just volunteered to go garage saling with me on Saturday...ughhh!lol Hope I get lucky and find some good stuff!

Playing Sublimely said...

You should know, you are awesome!

www.curioussofa.com said...

When I broke a large bowl, I took the two largest pieces and laid them inside each other on a shallow shelf. Now one ever knew!

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

Missing your posts, need a fix.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh...so much eye candy in this post! Love your hutch and all your beautiful tureens. I know how you feel about the bowl...I go through stages where I seem to break stuff a lot! Your chairs are gorgeous in your dining room!

Stephanie said...

Stopped over from Brenda's Cozy Little House... Welcome! Some great stuff here - definitely eye candy! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Becca's Dirt said...

I'm visiting from Cozy Little House Welcome Wagon. Love your antiques and your home decor.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dining room is just lovely. I adore that hutch and all of the pretty white dishes! Your chandelier is stunning!! I'm glad you made it back to the sale in time to get the mirror!! ;-D

XO,
Janie

chateaudelille said...

Truly stunning. Im glad you went back to get the mirror as it is just perfect! I cant understand why anyone would sell such gorgeous soup toureens. Fiona

Deb said...

Oh, you had me at 'white dishes'. I love your dining room. I am such a fan of china cabinets so this was a real treat to view. Beautiful. I collect white dishes too and can never have enough. Deb Ottawa, Canada.

BailiwickStudio said...

I love all your white dishes! I have an addiction to them too.

I'm also in So California - lovely weather we've been having, yes?

::Jill

Deborah said...

Ohhh love your blog!
So very pretty!
Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
Come and visit with me :)

With all my heart...Deborah

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! I added you to my Blogger follow list so I won't miss any posts! I love your decorating style!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your dining room is lovely. Peaceful and inviting at the same time. I Love your chandelier!

Debbie said...

I love your dining room cabinet with all of your white dishes. You have a beautiful dining room. Keep the photos coming!

Gotham said...

what a lovely dining room, i love it, infact i love everything in the room from your beautiful display shelf to the beautiful china collection, even the wicker side broad matches the room decor perfectly, everything is in sync with the other and gives the room a beautiful glow!! lovely post i would say
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Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Yes, it's me, still going through your old posts! This is beautiful! I LOVE the white dishes, it's something I've been thinking of collecting. Do you use the white dishes or are they display only? thanks for sharing :-)

Val said...

Truly gorgeous. I love all of the white touches.

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Excellent and modern living room.Your dining room is beautiful! love the tole sconces so much and you have so many wonderful