I guess you can say that every room in this house is going through a change
in that there is a room with less. Less items to create a more spacious feel
and then there is the more . . . taking things away means more to pack away.
Speaking of less, I will be keeping the centerpiece on the dining room table simple.
However, simple does not mean you cannot have a bit of elegance too.
Today I present my dining room changes, starting with the simple, yet elegant centerpiece.
What says simple elegance none other than an orchid.
I placed two orchids from Trader Joe’s in this pretty blue and white cache pot
that I found at my favorite consignment shop about a month ago.
I knew exactly what I was going to do with it the moment I spotted it.
In the bay window area, were two chairs and vintage pie crust table.
Those pieces were replaced with the long narrow table that was formerly in the Great Room.
So two chairs, a table, and a set of stacking tables were banished from the dining room.
My vintage blue and white chintz sugar bowl remains on the table.
I found this sugar bowl last year at an antique shop while visiting my friend
Linda (Lulu Musings) last year at her beautiful home in Maine.
The blue and white vintage casserole dish is from my friend Martha.
It was her hubby’s mother’s dinnerware.
I know when you are staging your home to place it on the market,
you are to keep the furnishings and decor as simple as possible.
I am trying, but I have decided that I am keeping the things that I enjoy
on display as I enjoy happy and pretty in my environment.
If we were staying in this house, there definitely would be a window seat built
in this bay window area. Maybe in the next house!
I go back and forth on a decision to have a formal dining room in the next house.
I am leaning toward having one, but then again, do I want that space for another purpose?
Do I have a space that will serve as an informal dining area off the kitchen
or a formal dining room that gets used maybe a few times a year? What do you think about this?
The large designated breakfast room in my house has been used as my sunroom
and we use our dining room which is adjacent to the kitchen every day.
I have been super busy working on this house and for all the items I remove
pack away or relocate there seems to be more of the same to do.
I always end my post with wishing you all a most beautiful day
and today is a beautiful day as it is our Anniversary. Yes, number 47 to be exact.
Time flies when you are having fun!
My hubby makes me laugh every day. And speaking of love and laughter . . .
check out this fun photo. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
I decided that I will not only show you a photo of us on our wedding day,
but us with our parents.
Sadly, we lost my hubby’s parents and my dad. My mom is the only surviving parent.
We treasure my mom every day and so miss those who are no longer with us.
Now, just look at her in that cute hat! She loves hats!
So I leave you today with my wish to you for a most beautiful day.
We will be celebrating our Anniversary by going out with our family to one of our
favorite restaurants that so happens to be my Sweetie’s too … my little Sweetie that is!