Buffalo Checks in the Dining Room

Hello everyone!

I have been a bit M.I.A. recently . . .

~ ~ working on my projects for an upcoming event.

Today, I want to show you a bit of “buffalo” in the dining room . .

It all started with this:

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Dining Room Bench

A pillow that my friend Linda made for me . . as a gift . . .

~ ~ with leftover fabric (from Ikea) from another project you will soon see.

And, I shall reveal on Monday, why a pillow of Linda’s is famous!!

French Linen

My inspiration also came from this French linen tea towel . .

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A tea towel that I purchased in France last year . .

~ ~ at a fabulous fabric store in Normandy.

Buffalo Check Valance

I needed a bit of a softening effect on the windows . . .

~ ~ however, did not want to obstruct our view and do not need privacy . .

~ ~ ~ ~ as no one can see us but the deer and maybe a golfer or two.

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So again, Linda to the rescue!!…and she whipped up my valances in no time!

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The colors of the fabric also go so well with the Pottery Barn side chairs.

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I love the new look . .

~ ~ and glad that the windows have that “blown out look” . .

~ ~ ~ ~ as you would probably have seen the window washer!!

Wishing you all a great weekend and a Happy Easter!!!

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