Hello Dear Readers . . . Happy Monday!
It’s Monday Morning Blooms Day and I
also thought that I would present my
Dining Room Reveal since the floral centerpiece
was created for the dining room table.
Join me and my amazing Monday Morning Blooms
friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam as we present another
rendition of our “Anything Goes” theme.
The links to their posts are located
below their beautiful images at the
end of this post.
I bring you, Flowers for the Dining Room Reveal
When I bring my flowers home from the store,
I cut the stems and let them soak
overnight in my “flower bucket”
The flowers I used today are:
White and Yellow Alstroemeria
Green Carnations with pink striations
Hot Pink Gerbera Daisies
White Spider Mums
My inspiration today were the beautiful
Chelsea House vases that I scored at one
of my favorite places to shop. Can you guess?
Yes, Always Home Consignment Shop, Durham, NC
As I was leaving the shop,
I spotted these vases out of
the corner of my eye.
They looked very elegant and when
I turned them over . . . of course
they were the elegance of Chelsea House!
The vases have been on the dining room table
without flowers in them.
The vases flank the jardiniere that
I have had for years.
When arranging the flowers
in the vases, I tried to achieve
a symmetrical look.
Having one side of the arrangement
drape down the side of each vase.
The alstroemeria is great for that effect.
Very recently, I unpacked
a box of linens and this beautiful
sequined and beaded table scarf was in it.
I purchased this beauty years ago at a
“After Christmas Sale”
I think I may have paid $15 for it
with it being 75% off!
The table scarf was the perfect color
for the dining room centerpiece
with the green jardiniere.
Since the vases have a bird motif,
I added my antique “Home Sweet Home” book
and placed my lidded bird jeweled box on it.
I “borrowed” the sweet bird bath
from my Sweetie’s bathroom to
add to the “bird” themed centerpiece.
As you can see the dining room is
a very open room that is just to
the left as you enter the front door.
Let’s take a tour…..
When you come through the front door
this is what you see.
This was the only place that I could
place my Secretary and it seems to work well here.
My home definitely has that “collected look!”
Adjacent to the dining room is the hallway
that leads to the master bedroom,
powder room, stairs to the bonus room
and laundry room.
I moved the lamps from the guest room
into the dining room when I purchased
new lamps for our bedroom.
That “Domino Effect”
The plates on the tables are
birds from the Audubon collection.
You will see more Audobon decor in the new house
as I have added to my collection and my Sweetie
is quite the bird lover.
The Chelsea House Trumeau mirror
has many pretty reflections.
This angle reflects the dining room fireplace/mantel.
Another mirror in the area is
across the dining room in the foyer
above the French buffet.
The mirror is also a French antique.
When I told my builder that I wanted
a fireplace in the dining room,
I think he looked at me as if I had
two heads. I get that look from
my hubby too. I always wanted a fireplace
in my dining room and so happy I got one!
I cannot wait to dress up this mantel
for the Holidays!
Thank you for your visit today and
hope you enjoyed my Flowers in the Dining Room.
Now it is time to visit my wonderful
flower loving friends!
The links are below their beautiful images!
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
I wish you all a most beautiful day!!!
friend, Lidy, of FrenchGardenHouse for always making our
Monday Morning Blooms graphic image so beautiful.
She creates a new image to adjust for each season
using an image from our Monday Morning Blooms
Thank you Lidy!