Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Dining Room

Summer is just about upon us, and our dining room is getting its' simple summer makeover.  Seashells, peonies, roses...and some shabby chic style.  I'll keep the words in this post to a minimum, since there are many photos to share:

The rustic with the elegant...





Inspired by Jeanne D'Arc Living, but holding onto my shabby chic roots...



Keeping it simple with peonies..



...and roses.

Ready to grab this wicker basket for outdoor entertaining...


...and this caddy for dining al fresco!

What a great time of year - I've been enjoying seeing your summer changes as well.
I'm sharing this post with these link parties:  Feathered Nest Friday, Show and Tell Friday, Vintage Inspiration Friday and Pink Saturday.

34 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a pretty and soft look. Perfect for summer!

Ozma of Odds said...

...sooooooooo very lovely!!!
~ and someone else who shares an adoration for apothocary jars:)
I'll meet you at the beach ~ I'll bring the fizzy lifty drinks and chocolate covered strawberries, you bring the al fresco basket:)
xo, Rosemary

Sares said...

It looks just beautiful. I like all the soft pastels with the few pops of dark wood in the chairs. I also love the paper you have lined in the back of your shelf. Gorgeous peonies too!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ok...i'm joining rosemary for the fizzy lifty drinks and chocolate covered strawberries! i'll bring the wine and cheese! (the summer touches are lovely)

Linda said...

Everything looks great. I now know what to do with my cutlery basket. I see a ? in the making.

Marilyn said...

Wow-great eye candy everywhere! Pinks are my favorite in any flower. ♥♫

Liz said...

Very pretty! I love all the neutrals and the pop of pink in the flowers. Sweet!

~Liz

LDH said...

Every photo is so pretty! A joy stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Heaven's Walk said...

What an exquisitely summery post! Love the soft with the rustic notes! And it doesn't get any better than peonies.... ♥

xoxo laurie

Susan said...

Beautiful post! Love all the soft colors!

ramsam said...

Oh, your home is so lovely! I just clicked over from the link party! Glad I did!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so pretty Susan. Very airy and fresh for summer. You have inspired me to pare down a bit and add some loveliness! I really like the pops of pink you kept, my favorite color!

XO,
Jane

Debra@Common Ground said...

Beautiful, I love the pared down look for summer! Thanks for linking up the inspiration. xo Debra

Sweet Young Journey said...

everything looks so pretty!
enjoy your weekend!
: ) Cheryl

Peaches and Maple said...

Classy and elegant...those peonies look simply divine in the little cups.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Looks great Susan! But then, I knew it would! Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Judy

A Cottage Muse said...

My oh my oh my...absolutely charming Susan!!
Elegant, chic and warm...just like you!

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!!!

Roselle said...

It's all so fresh and cool! Lovely summer touches!
Roselle

Ivy and Elephants said...

Susan,
Everything is wonderful and puts you in the mood for a fab summer. Thanks so much for sharing! Come by and visit us some time @ ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

~Paula

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

What a lovely room - everything is just perfect and divine.

Visiting from Feathered Nest Fridays :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous. Love your summer dining room and this post- sharing it on FB~ thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Pamela said...

Dreamy post Susan!!! I love your dining room!
Beautiful romantic photos!!

Pamela xo

Light and Voices said...

Ohhhhh.....swoon.....so dreamy! HPS.
Joyce M

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! How beautiful. Love it all. Great photos. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Pink Saturday. Karie

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I love the combination of rustic, elegance, and shabby. It looks beautiful and inviting. I especially love the basket with the linens and vintage books, so pretty.

xo,

Abby

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the peonies, especially in that rustic chicken wire basket :)

bren said...

how can i not love a post that includes peonies!!

LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and seeing the pinks. I love how you used the rustic pieces. Nicely done.

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Oh my...your room is divine....everything is just perfect and you have captured it so well. Love the mixture of rustic with elegant. It looks like it belongs in a magazine. Totally love it.
HPS
Michelle

d e l i g h t said...

My favorite look is rustic with elegant! You have captured it perfectly with your lovely photographs!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Susan,
So pretty! I especially love your dining room and that little caddy basket for dining al fresco is precious. Great summer looks!
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! love how you mix everything up - so fresh, yet vintage! xoxo, tracie

saltbox treasures said...

Just gorgeous!!!
~ Julie

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