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

  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!

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

  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.

  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!!

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


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