Sunday, August 19, 2012

~Dinning Room Tour~

 Happy Monday to you....for this week's post I thought I would share with you our dinning room. Since last I posted about it, Gary and I have purchased a (new to us) dinning table, chairs and hutch, also a new side board and two mirrors.  Are you ready for a peek around...lets go..
 So our sweet neighbors next door to us are moving (sad face) but we are happy for them..decided to sell almost everything and start anew.. Gary saw their dinning room table set and hutch and quickly ran home to get me, to come see! Well of course I love it and since one of our daughters needed a dinning room table (we thought lets buy this one and give the kids ours) such rationalization..don't you think.
 So here she is our new to us dinning table, she looks brand new, just gently used. The color matched our new sideboard and mirror we had bought a few months ago, how lucky was that :)

 The chairs have leather seats and backs with hammered studs, I love all the detail.
 And the feet and legs have a lot of detailed carvings.

In the sideboard that I keep my pink and white rose china in has pretty round sides. I really like how how curvy it is.
 Gary and I found these candles at our favorite lighting store in our town. Can you believe these are electric! They have a faux flame, the wick flickers back and fourth and they have a light sent to them and are called Luminara Candles.
 The picture is by Moncia at The White Bench (I dearly love this photo).
 Who likes Godiva Liqueur...I do!!! The lovely glasses belonged to my Grandma and are dated back to the 50's. They are very delicate and have a such a pretty amber glow to them.
 The four tiered tables were my Grandma's, they are hand carved Asian tables dated to the 1940's. and when she passed my dear sister took them into her home and cared for them with loving hands. Since my sister's passing  they now reside in our home and I will take very good care of them for Sister and Grandma.
 I think they are so lovely. A true family heirloom.

 The hutch/buffet fit very nicely in our entry way, we were unable to use the beautiful hutch top since our ceilings are a standard 8ft. The top would have touched the ceiling, so now the top sits in our garage.
 The mirror is vintage not really sure how old it is, my sister and I were shopping at Sandi's The Green Pea Boutique located in Escalon Ca.  and my sister called out to me (come here seester)...that is what we called each other (seester). She was so excited to show me what she had found for me, since we were shopping specially for a unique mirror for my entry. Well as you can see it came with us. It is hand carved and very, very heavy! If you are ever near Escalon stop by The Green Pea there is always something fun to see and something vintage to  bring back a sentimental childhood memory.
 Lots of fine detail to this piece.

Oh no....Henri.....what are you doing in the dinning room I thought you were in the kitchen! silly, silly Henri the Rooster he loves to roam from room to room. Henri has free rain of the house and we never know where he will show up!. Henri used to live at Penny's house The Comforts of Home until he came to live with Gary and me. Since its been so hot here I think Henri has been trying to go outside to jump into the pool. (Can Rooster even swim?) But we keep the air on for him and the fans blowing.

Wishing you all a sweet week
Joining in this week with the following gals.

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday
Susan-Between Naps on the Porch metamorphosis Monday

Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday

Honey-2805 A Potpourri Party every Friday
Cindy- My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Fridays


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh your new table is stunning. I love the work on the edge...

Vee said...

Wow. What a blessing! That table is so elegant and the chairs look so comfortable besides the fact that they are also very fine. What a beautiful set of tables with a sweet provenance making them even more dear to your heart. I enjoyed the tour and I enjoyed seeing Henri again.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your home is so pretty. Lovely new table but I love the pieces that belonged to your family.
I will have to look for some of those pillar candles that are electric!

Sandy said...

Oh, I love seeing your beautiful home Elizabeth! Your "new" dining room furniture is just lovely. I also like the size of your dining room....lots of room around the table. We have a Pella representative coming today to see about replacing our builder's front door and sidelights. It's in sad shape and we have put it off for too many years. Looking forward to touring more of your adorable home!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love the new dining room table girl..but that fan is to die 4..Your home is beautiful Elizabeth..I so remember when you and gary moved into it..Never been to Sweet Pea yet..about an hour plus away from me..
I love your new header with your beautiful quilt you made..I know you will always see your sister and grandma each time you dust those tables..My best to you both this week girl..Hugs and love Gloria

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Very nice dining set, Elizabeth! I love when you buy something that ends up matching the other things you have!

Your rooster is very handsome!


xinex said...

Hi Elizabeth, I am glad you stopped by cause I got to see your stunning dining room I love the furniture you bought from the neighbor. Looks like they belong here. Actually I love all your furniture and mirrors. You have a lovely home. My favorite is the Asian nesting carved tables, so exquisite!...Christine

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your new dining room! Your grandma's table are to die for, just beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by because now I've found you.....I will be back!! Hugs, Penny

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Elizabeth, your new table and chairs are lovely. I would so enjoy sitting over a wonderful dinner with you and Gary in your beautiful dining room.

It was fun seeing Henri again. I miss him a lot. Give him a hug from me and tell him, I said to behave :-)

nannykim said...

Lucky you--such a beautiful set--I love it!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I love your pretty dining table and chairs. I love everything about your lovely dining room. The nesting tables are so pretty and so special.
I sent you an email and asked you a question. Now I know the answer.
I'm so sorry that your sister has passed, I know you miss her dearly.

big hugs to you.

Cindy said...

Your new dining room furniture is gorgeous! I love all of the detail on all of the pieces, good for you!!
Your home is lovely and everything is put together so beautifully.
Have a wonderful week, Cindy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth,

You found some real nice additions! Too bad that the hutch cannot fit the low ceilings...
Just a quick comment as I'm dealing with some sad family issues. You can visit my post.
Hugs and love to you,

EllenaElizabeth said...

Love a good house tour. Your dining room looks lovely. I LOVE your green front door and the red upholstered chair. Very lovely.

Ana said...

A high-five to Gary for calling you over to see the furniture...Such a sweet and thoughtful hubby. Love it all. It all looks great.

Hugs and Kisses,

Miss Jean said...

Your dining room is beautiful but also warm and inviting. I have that same covered milk glass dish you have on your entryway hutch! Where oh where did yo get that ceiling fan. It's amazing! Have a wonderful week!

Leslie said...

Lovely room and beautiful new furniture! I especially like your sideboard and the antique nesting tables. They are really stunning! You should be proud to entertain here!

Melinda said...

The room looks lovely. Such grand furniture.

Love the look outside too.

M :)

Betty Stapleton said...

What a beautiful dining room. Gorgeous suite, the chairs are lovely.


Your "new" dining room set it's gorgeous, so elegant and perfect in your home, so happy for you and congrats! I also love the buffet and mirror, just lovely..but I am crazy about the oriental heirloom nesting tables, just stunning!! They're a REAL TREASURE to keep for granny and dear sister. Everything is lovely. I just came from Home S. Home.


Oh, hope you find a place for the hutch eventually, I'm sure you got great space for your lovelies in it too!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Lovely, lovely dining room. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Charm of Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

A beautiful dining set. It is a lovely focal point as you walk in your front door. Your matching pieces make it all blend so. Inside and out, your home is lovely, cozy and very inviting. You two have done a great job of making it your own.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! love that fan/light! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Susie Q said...

There is Henri! He is such a handsome fella! I know he loves his home with is all so pretty! The table and chairs look amazing and were meant to be in this room! LOVE the Asian chests and those pretty red slipped chairs! Just all too wonderful!

Always Nesting said...

What a gorgeous dining room!! The furniture is amazing. Lucky you! I have one of those same chair covers from Pier I. I'm saving it for a Christmas themed bedroom and hope it works. Seeing it in your room I should just use it:) because it really looks sweet.

"Create Beauty" said...

Oooooh, I really like your dining room furniture, and your 'new' table is fabulous!!!! It's what I would pick. : )

~ Violet

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Monica said...

Dear Elizabeth,
sorry if I am so late in visiting you... I am so overwhelmed by everything, especially now that Kim isn't well, and very tired.
Your dining room is grand, I am impressed by the space you have in there! It's so bright and airy, just love it! The pieces of furniture are exquisite...and thank you so much for displaying my photos! I've also spotted the cottage one in your bedroom, and this makes me happy. I hope you're well, I've been meaning to pop by for a while now and ask.
Big hugs for now.
Monica xoxo