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:

Dining Room

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 . .

French Linen

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.

Dining Room

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

Dining Room

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

Dining Room

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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  1. Jeanette Price says

    It looks lovely Shirley! The window treatments are great. It’s amazing how a nice window treatment can completely change things up. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

  2. Shirley your house is beautiful. I love the color in the dining room. Can you tell me what color it is?

  3. The valances look wonderful. It’s amazing how a window treatment will soften up the look of a whole room. I love the pillow and tea towel, too. Your dining room is beautiful.
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  4. It looks good! You are not so absent, I have seen your comments on a few blogs.
    Haveva blessed Easter!
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  5. Shirley, the window treatments look wonderful, love the Buffalo checks and how everything works so well together. Looking forward to next reveal post.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
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  6. Beautiful! I love how simple but elegant everything is.
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  7. Beautiful, Shirley! Love your new valances and pillow. They add just enough softness to create a calming and peaceful ambiance to your lovely dining room.
    Happy Easter,
    Mary Alice
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  8. Shirley,
    Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t even begin to say which is my favorite thing about it–it’s ALL so beautiful! You have exquisite taste, my dear. Have a very blessed Easter weekend.
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  9. Linda miller says

    Plain, simple AND beautiful! They are the perfect touch to your pretty windows with a view.

  10. Love,love,love your new window treatment….the buffalo check is fabulous!!!! Your breakfast room is just wonderful……such a cheery space.
    Happy Easter!
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  11. It is beautiful Shirley. I love that check pattern from Ikea. So pretty.
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  12. Wow, the more buffalo check you show me the more I am loving that fabric…or should I say wanting some for my house.

    The windows look amazing, such fantastic light streaming through.
    Happy Easter
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  13. You know I love buffalo checked anything. Wish I lived closer to Linda since she does such good work.
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  14. Those valances are perfect just to add a little bit of softness to your windows, Shirley! Sometimes that’s all you need. I know it made a difference when I made the valances for our sunroom. Love the check fabric. That pillow is really pretty, too. I have a slipcover on the chair in my sewing room that I got from Ballard Designs {on clearance I think} that is a brown and white check. I just love it and it goes so well with the toile skirted table it sits at.

    Happy Easter!
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  15. It looks like you and Kim have shared a liking for the same fabric. I like the way you have used it and how it ties in with the entire look of the space. You must be in overdrive mode getting ready for your house shoot. I know it will all be perfect.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
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  16. Elegant simplicity! How luvly Shirley.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Hugs, Gee
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  17. Well, it really looks great, Shirley! I think those window treatments are prefect and I have always loved buffalo checks-even way back in the 70s! Everything is coming together beautifully. xo Diana
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  18. I have a huge crush on buffalo check anything! Your valances are beautiful! And that tea towel …………. You knocked it out of the park!

  19. It’s all absolutely wonderful Shirley. I love the buffalo checks. Gorgeous!
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  20. Shirley, LOVE the new valances , the pillow and the tea towel! Love the colors i all. Your home is so beautiful, and every thing you do is perfect. Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter. I was BUSY today doing some Easter decor and taking photos. Will share next week, late but oh well, can’t be helped:)
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  21. Shirley, your dining room is stunning! I love the new addition of Buffalo checks! Your pillow, tea towel and valances are fabulous! Linda is a fantastic seamstress and friend- wow! Wishing you and your family a Easter filled with many blessings!

  22. Wow, that is just fascinating how you get inspired by a pretty pillow and spread the beauty. Linda did a fabulous job on those valances. I just love how the colors go together so well. That room is gorgeous!

  23. wow Shirley, I’m in love with those window treatments. That’s one HUGE Buffalo check, and it’s just perfect in that gorgeous room!
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  24. Gorgeous choice, Shirley! When I saw your chairs I was thinking the buffalo check goes perfectly with them!! Hope you are doing wonderful and have a happy easter!!
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  25. Your dining room is beautiful, so light and bright. Love the new pillow. Have a wonderful Easter.

  26. I love it!

  27. I really love your checked valances! I like how simple they are and the soft color chosen. It’s good to know someone local that can sew for you!

  28. Beautiful, Shirley! I love the buffalo checks! Your entire room looks gorgeous, especially with the sunlight pouring in!
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  29. Oh Shirley – they are the perfect softening touch to those windows … and I love that pillow. It is a goal of mine to become more familiar with the features on my sewing machine so I can hopefully make something that nice one day. Cheers to a beautiful weekend!
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  30. jEANNETTE says

    Love the new touches Shirley. In fact your window treatment is just what I need on the window over my kitchen sink. I love the soft colors you chose.
    Happy Easter to you and your family

  31. Love love love the new look Shirley…your dining room looks beautiful!! Have a Blessed Easter!!
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  32. How pretty, Shirley! Love the window treatments and that oh, so cute pillow! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!
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  33. I was stopping by to wish you a Happy Easter and lo and behold I see my all time favorite pattern showcased beautifully in your gorgeous home!

    I’m in the market for a more traditional red check pattern, but I need more than 20 yards so I think I will have to wait until I win the lotto. :/
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  34. Very lovely Shirley! I keep forgetting about Ikeas fabric…Thanks for the reminder.
    Happy Easter!
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  35. The buffalo check looks so great in your dining area. Happy Easter to you and yours, Shirley!

  36. Linda is so talented, first the special monogrammed pillow, gorgeous and the valances are just perfect! Have a wonderful holiday weekend Shirley!

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  37. What a beautiful room! Love the buffalo checks on the windows, and on the bench.
    Hope your Easter weekend is lovely.
    Thank you for visiting Seashells and Lavender.

  38. Beautiful! They work perfectly in the windows and complete the room!~~Angela
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  39. Love the new valences!!

  40. I really am a fan of Buffalo check. Hoping to find some for the new house. Love the way these look and those pillows are great!

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  41. Lovely set-up and like the wooden basket with the flowers as a center piece…

  42. Your Buffalo check shades are soft, beautiful and tailored too Shirley! I adore your monogrammed pillow ♥
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  43. CAROL SHAFFER says

    I’m loving the “new/vintage” look of Buffalo plaid/check coming back. Great choice of color for your dining room.
    As always, so tastefully done Shirley!
    Love you,
    Your Sis,
    P.S. Will we be wearing “Indian Madras” soon? Didn’t we wear that in junior high with our huarache scandals?
    Oh my…I just revealed our vintage roots didn’t I?

  44. I just love, love, love people who can sew! They’re able to create such miracles in record time! Me? No such luck! Everything is looking fabulous, darling! The height of good taste!!!
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  45. Absolutely gorgeous Shirley. 🙂
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  46. Could you email me the name of the yellow on your walls. I’m having the hardest time finding the right yellow

  47. What an awesome friend! Your valances are lovely and that pillow! Oh, scrumptious! It is such a soft buffalo check….Ikea?? really?? HUmmmmmmm
    Great job, your room is lovely.

  48. Christina Brown says

    Soooooo beautiful!!! I love that yellow. Could you please tell me the name of that color and who makes it?

  49. Lovely! Would you please share the paint color and brand?

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