Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lighter and Brighter

The sun is shining brightly today and our dining room is splendidly reflecting all that light.  This room gets the best light in the house. 


The white tulips my dear husband got me for Valentine's day brightened up the room even more:



I love the new look of the light gray lower wall, which you can see closer in the background of this next photo.  The sculptured paste wall stencil now has a more subtle effect, but still gives dimension:

It looks especially calming behind these pretty china pieces:



These pink roses from Trader Joe's are still going strong:



The corner hutch got a cleaning-out and now displays all the blue and white pieces I've collected, as well as our wedding china.  Here it is, with the arched window glass door closed & opened:



Little details...



...and a reflection of the room in this vintage mirror:


This room is such a happy place to be, that I'm seriously considering turning it into a multi-purpose library/dining room.  I am embarassed to admit that a gorgeous antique French daybed is being held captive in our dark basement.  We never had any place to put it on our upper levels.  It's been down there far too long, and needs to relish some daylight.  Would it be crazy to line it up against a wall in here next to the dining table and use it as a reading area?  Hmmmm...
I'll be sharing this bright room with White Wednesday, Feathered Nest Friday and Show and Tell Friday.

18 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

OOhhhh I've such a penchant for vintage mirrors, especially when their silver starts to fade. Yours is gorgeous! And I love your cabinet of blue & white china. Enjoy the sunshine!

All Things Chic 2 said...

I love the little prayer cards...And I see you love to decorate up your space with mirrors too!!! Blessings Lori

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i always love a visit to your serenely gorgeous home mon amie! it has such a calming effect on me.....i just LOVE the idea of the French daybed in your dining room. what a sweet spot to relax and read with the kids. GO for it!

Anne said...

Your china cabinet looks perfect with those sweet blue dishes.Those roses are gorgeous.They look fab in that white pitcher.

Cindy said...

Your room and your dishes are beautiful! Love all the soft colors!
XO Cindy

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Pretty....pretty...pretty...did I tell you I think your home is pretty!?!? All the best,Chrissy

Donna said...

Your beautiful dining room sounds like the perfect spot for your daybed, Susan! I say go for it! Your corner hutch is one of my favorite things, and of course I am loving the white tulips and those gorgeous pink roses. What a cheery room!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Everything looks so dreamy and beautiful. Love your china collection.

Danielle

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!

XOXO,
Anne

Carole said...

I love the light you get in that room. It would make a great place to put a small reading area.

hugs
Carole

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy White Wednesday Susan!!
Everything looks so pretty ~ but I am excited at the thoughts of you transforming this room ~ would love to see what you create!
The dining room in my home (where my husband grew up) is now a den and am so happy I did it!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--it is heavenly!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautifully serene room, Susan! You must spend hours there sipping tea in the warm sunshine.... :)

xoxo laurie

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this corner of your room! The flowers look beautiful. Time to bring the French daybed up for sure!
Newly following your linky tool and google from FNF.

~Shanon

Mimi said...

Those first 2 images are amazing.

Passionate for White said...

Love your hutch and ALL the pieces in it... every picture "speaks" to me :)

Lynnie said...

Your pink rose china is so sweet, just adore it. Thank you for sharing it today!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh Susan,

Your home is soooo gorgeous! Love all the vintage pieces!!! Your home is so light, airy, serene and peaceful! :) Wishing you a most lovely day.


Hugs,
Jessie

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