Monday, November 14, 2011

The Dining Room

I'm joining Cottage and Vine's Room by Room party today on dining rooms. I know you have probably seen enough of my dining room with the various tablescapes I've posted and such so bear with me. So where to start?  I like my dining room.....I like that it is a separate room and not just an open "space" devoted to dining. However, there are definitely things I would change if we weren't renting and I had free reign. Like for instance, I'd paint the wainscoting white and I'd change out the chandelier.


Eventually I would love to invest in a large, very long dining table that is able to seat at least ten people, preferably more for large family gatherings. But for now, our table seats eight which isn't too bad. I envision a couple of elegant wingback chairs at each end of the table.


Another thing I like about our dining room is that it has a fireplace. A little unusual for dining rooms, but not for dining rooms in historic homes.  It's fun to have a nice cozy fire when entertaining friends for dinner :)


Below is our china cabinet that houses my brown transferware collection. You can read more about my china cabinet find here






What are your thoughts on what makes a great dining room? Casual or formal?  Have a wonderful week! 




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7 comments:

  1. Love the hutch, that is a great piece! Thanks for sharing your dining room, visiting from Rene's.

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  2. I love your vintage dining room! We are converting one of our living rooms into a formal dining room to fit a ten person table and the kicker- it has a fireplace! I can't be more excited!

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  3. so pretty! i love the colors and that cabinet is gorgeous!

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  4. I admire both casual and formal, but casual is more our style. Your dining room is very pretty and I especially like the transfeware and that great china cabinet. Stopping by from Room by Room at Cottage and Vine.

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  5. Hi Megan ~ Your dining room is really pretty! I love how you stacked the books on the table and love your wall color too!!

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  6. Wow! That china cabinet is stunning! Love the brown transferware too. Thanks so much for joining the "room by room"series!

    -René

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  7. Beautiful! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! I am a new follower : ) I absolutely love your decorating style.

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