I apologize it's been a while since my last. I just had surgery, so I haven't been at the computer much at all. But I wanted to share with you the new additions to the dining room. My hubby made me four wall shelves to finally fill in the wall space on either side of the hutch, and display my whiteware.
So happy with the results. I think it really pulls the room together and gives it that cottage feel I've been wanting for the room. (I also have some new Delftware as you can see on the top shelf of the hutch. I thought the blue added a nice pop of color amongst all the white.)
A lot of the pieces are finds from Marshalls and Ross. The plates and bowls are from Target and a couple pitchers are from ebay.
I also had Hubby install a door to separate the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has dark wood and has more of an Old World French feel, very different from this room. So I really felt that it needed a door between the two.
And of course, I had to get a fun door knob. As I always say, a door knob is a fun necessity that can also be an accessory. Of course, I went with a Victorian look with the face plate, and I thought a crystal knob would look pretty in the sunlit room.
It's similar to the other decorative knob sets I purchased for the rest of the house. (Only the other knobs are not crystal, they are oval shaped and in antique bronze like the face plate.) I ordered them from HouseofAntiqueHardware.com.
Recovering from surgery, I've spent a lot of time on the couch watching movies. My favorite movie of all time (mainly because of the house in it) is Practical Magic. I watched it twice recently and was really inspired by the Owens kitchen and dining room. I'm already a fan of hanging candles as it is, but I noticed hanging candles on the wall of the kitchen in the movie.
That inspired me to hang mine in the dining room. I decided to hang them on a little bird hook that I had purchased at Joanne's a few months ago, but had no use for.
And that's it for the dining room. To see what the Dining Room looked like before we transformed it, click here.
We've finally finished our kitchen and have been accessorizing as we wait for the final touch- our light fixture to arrive, as it has been on backorder. As soon as that goes up, I'll do a post on the kitchen. It's one of my favorite rooms in the house. As you can see, the overall theme of my home is definitely a form of French. Each room just takes on a different style of it; the ballroom- French Pronvincial, the Diningroom- French Country, and the Kitchen is more like French Vineyard. Very excited to show you. I still need to do a post on the Morning Room. It's all coming very soon, I promise. Thanks so much for reading! :-)