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Monday, September 30, 2013

A Bright, Cheerful and FUN dining area......

This room IS worth writing home about....
 
...well, at least for ME !  :>)

Bits and pieces of the dining area in this amazing SUMMER HOUSE...

I know full well that there's waaay too many photos here.
Sorry.....but, I'm so PROUD.....I just can't help it....


This metal and glass table that stood in our living room for years 
now adds some character  to our dining area.

It is really such a NOTHING TABLE...very plain and, without the thick glass,
I could pick up the metal table and throw it into the next county....VERY light...
and yet...
it's one of my favorite pieces.

I want to cover those little stools in a burlap......SOMEday..!!

I saw that wine rack on a blog and fell in love...
bought it at WORLD MARKET for less than $30.



I got the idea to put those little stools beneath MY table (bottom left)
from that inspiration Pottery Barn table and stools on the right
.
DEBBIEDOO, WHEN are we going to be doing the COPYCAT CHALLENGE  again...??

I can SO get totally OFF THE SUBJECT.....







Most of the walls in the house have a TERRA  COTTA paint and at first, I was thinking I might not like the color.

I have had WHITE walls
for.ever  so ANY intense color was bound to be so different, it would  FREAK ME OUT.

Turns out, I really am liking this warm color...

I began to embrace that wall color....
picking out natural, neutral colors from the things I have...
and also was surprised to see how other colors like turquoise
REALLY WORKED with Terra Cotta.



















The black fridge is behind that white wall with my BLACK AND WHITES ...



I was so glad to find the perfect place for this little piece.

Daughter, Stacy Leigh, gave this to me for my birthday last year and I really, really like it.

With baskets and plants,
it fits right in this
unconventional  house....

I feel many of my olden things just don't really work in this new home of ours.....

which is A.O.K. with me.

I was ready for a change...
sold some of my pieces....
gave others to family....

looking for other furniture pieces that say, "Hey, choose me...I'd look fabulous in that great house."


 






I put the little adorable OWL PILLOW in with the baskets and ivy and he looks so cute sitting in there.

Daughter in Law, Kathy, gave him to me for Mother's Day.

Such a cheerful little fellow and I love his HEART....
My little cast iron FAIRY GIRL with a couple of bottles I bought in CANTON in May.

It's already been changed out.....LOL





I'm sure it will be changed many, MANY times and
that's the fun part of

NESTING...

I did place that pot of ivy into a crystal bowl and it looks much better...along with the other clear glass.




We have a large tv in this room, too....
we are sooo impressed  !!!...and probably well on our way to being sooo SPOILED.!

 
...just a few bits and bobs scattered around the dining area..

I found this adorable PEACOCK pillow in the colors of my new
indoor/outdoor rug.

....have I mentioned what a BALL I am having, bringing this beautiful house
along with all the nesting I can possibly muster...??

OOO....did you notice my CAKE sign in the back...???     It looks just perfect there.


.....reds...oranges...greens...golds...turquoise...whites...blues.

I first thought of it as a SUMMERTIME rug...
now I am thinking how bright, fun and warm it will look during the cold WINTERTIME...

My dining table and white chairs are perfect for the room.....
plenty of room to add more leaves to the table....and the two long benches on either side...



Not sure my little bird friends will stay here or fly somewhere else.
For now, they will roost right there.

Every thing is hung with COMMAND STRIPS..


even all my darling black and white photos  !!

Now, may I just say that it took a LOT MORE TIME using those COMMAND strips
than it did using little nails....but I sure am glad not to have a bunch of little holes
in these pretty walls.



 OH, MY....
we are sooo happy with our new NEST....

sooo happy with the way things are working together...

We haven't eaten breakfast here yet but what a delight it will be...
morning sunlight coming thru those 5 windows and the double French doors...
live plants, healthy and glowing...
birds singing...
swimming pool shimmering...
me in my high heels and pearls....
hahhaaaa 
O HONEY 


(Mr. Sweet and I moved the table and 6 chairs over in the back of a pickup truck...
did I hear you call me a REDNECK....???  hahhhaaaa....)
(and now that I look at it....this MAY be  considered a REDNECK lunch !!)

I just couldn't wait any longer to get that ONE ROOM finished....

one straight and pretty room to go to, amid all the boxes and STUFF stacked every where...
to catch my breath !


This is one of the most delightful, roomy, charming dining rooms I've ever had
AND I AM SOOO HAPPY !!

I unpack a box, then walk to this room and stand and stare at it....
makes my heart skip a beat every time I think...."we are REALLY going to live here".


I can't tell you how pleased I am that so many of my things look right at home in this new wonderment.

I worried a bit about that but....

no need to worry over such trivial things
when one is fluffing a new nest.

I should know that if it's something
I dearly love,
IT IS GOING TO FIT..!!


OOO....I am SO in luv....


I can just feature myself, cooking up a storm back there in that kitchen...
while Mr. Sweet is here at the table.....watching football on tv
with a knife and fork in his hands...

hahhaaaaaa
LIFE  IS  SO  GRAND !

47 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I'm so happy for you and Mr. Sweet..lookin great..maybe I'll come for lunch and a swim ha ha!! Love ya my Dear friend..hugs Gloria

Vee said...

Ohhhh yes! It does look great and how smart of you to create an area that is an ahhhhh as you get the rest of the house under control. Keep having fun!

Debby said...

You sound so happy and that makes me happy. Did you sell your other home. I know you are going to love your new home. Looks like a completely different style. Have fun and enjoy,

Ann said...

Each piece looks great where you have put it. I love the big tall decorated shelf you were given as a gift. An the lamp with the corks and #5 is so nice. Your new home looks like its beautiful and welcoming.
Ann

Stacey said...

BJ, everything looks great! I love where you put the black and whites. The glass table is wonderful too. I love places like that. You are going to be so happy there at the summer house. :)

podso said...

I really like the space. IT looks great! Love paint color and your chairs! Been looking for chairs lately and love what you have ... have fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've having fun while you work...and have fun! And your rug really gives the room lots of colors to work with. I LOVE the black and whites...perfect for that spot! Enjoy!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I do love that rug! Everything is just lovely!

Becky said...

BJ I am thrilled for you and Mr. Sweet.
Your nest is looking beautifully fluffed. :)
Everything looks so lovely. I love your black & whites. They look great.
You are doing a beautiful job. Can't wait to see more. Blessings, Becky

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so happy that you are finally in your new home, you waited so long. Remember the old saying "All good things come to those who wait" and you waited. Your dining room looks so warm and comfortable and to be able to cook and see Mr. Sweet seating there - how great. Enjoy your new lovely home.
Hugs
Mary

Michelle said...

I love the color and vibe of your decorating!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is a totally different look and yet so fun and bright and pretty, in short, so you! How fun to do something new and have it turn out so gorgeous:) I Love hearing how happy it makes you!

plainjane said...

Every thing is looking right at home...seems you found the perfect place for each piece. Love that rug and yes will be so cheerful on winter mornings.

LV said...

As much and as a good a cook as you are, you will think you have died and gone to heaven in this kitchen. So happy for you and Mr. Sweet. When you have time to take a breath, let me know your new address.

Beth said...

I am SO happy for you, B.J.! Your new home is gorgeous and I can tell you are full of joy, energy, creativity, and gratitude as you decorate and swoon over the view! Happy, happy, happy! It couldn't happen to a nicer person! :)

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

So wonderful, BJ! It is going to be so welcoming and cozy in the winter! The terra cotta walls are great. I do like color on my walls. It makes the white woodwork POP!

Barb Brookbank said...

You've created a beautiful space! You did it all with love, and it really shows!

Mindy said...

I'm so excited and happy for you to be sprucing up a new place that you love. It must be so fun moving things around and getting them "just right." It all looks so warm and inviting. I can see why you're smitten.

Blondie's Journal said...

I can feel your excitement in every word! This dining room would make me happy, too. It's so filled with light and color and brightness...just a HAPPY room. And I know you must feel good to be nesting finally in your new home, terra cotta walls and all (I love them!).

Can't wait to see more!

XO,
Jane

Dawn Madsen said...

Wow! This is awesome! I especially love the photo wall and that rug is FABULOUS!

Dawn from I Think We Could Be Friends stopping by from Coastal Charm :)

Audrey said...

BJ ... I am so happy for you in that you have a beautiful place to live and are having so much fun making it lovely and comfortable. I love what you have do so far. I would have questioned the terracotta walls too, but they are beautiful.
Have fun and enjoy.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Sarah said...

BJ, this is a wonderful space. Love the black and white photo wall, the colorful rug, the way the kitchen and bar look out to the living room......everything is perfect. You and Mr. Sweet are going to be so comfortable and happy in this new home. I have a happy heart just thinking about it.

Gayla said...

You have the eye, the touch, the sass, and the class! I'm lovin' every blog! Congratulations!

Carol said...

Your new home is shaping up nicely! I love that colorful rug!

Smiles,
Carol

Linda said...

Good for you!! You can make HOME anywhere you and Mr. Sweet go!
Wednesday the grand quads and I are making some of your polka dot pumpkins! I'm doing the painting but I thought even 16 month olds can put round stickers on pumpkins!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I can't stop grinning.

Your happiness is making MR so happy FOR you both - this is just so danged awesome, darlin.

Huge hugs.

Pondside said...

BJ, your happiness and enthusiasm are infectious! I wish you years of good times, fun with family, lots of blogging and decorating in your new house!

Cherish Morgan said...

I adore the decor! I found your photo wall especially magical. I would love to do that when we move into our new house. Thank you for inspiring me <3

Debbie said...

Oh how I LOVE it!! The wall color is beautiful with all your stuff, and it's all so pretty. I want to copycat your copycat.

Rettabug said...

The joy in your voice comes through this post so clearly, BJ! I am very happy for you & your new digs are just delightful. How FUN!!!

The French Hutch said...

BJ, You’ve done a grand job decorating and making the house your home. A perfect place, it will be like being on vacation year round! I’m still drooling over the rug you choose, the colors are amazing. I know you are going to be turning out delicious goodies from the kitchen............

~Emily

From the Kitchen said...

I think Pottery Barn, etc. could learn a thing or two from you!!

Best,
Bonnie

Theresa said...

I love your new home:) It is perfect and looks like BJ lives there! SWEET decorations all over the place! Enjoy your day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Right out of the Better Homes and Gardens bj!!! And I must add, I LOVE the terra cotta color on the walls.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

How wonderful your dining area looks BJ! How fun you get to fluff this new nest of yours.

Patty Patterson said...

Everything looks really nice. It looks like a vacation house. And it's much bigger than I expected - or at least it looks bigger in the pictures. It should be a fun place to live.

Beverly said...

I am still grinning and bustin' my buttons while watching you embrace this new home. I never doubted for one second that you would make it gorgeous, and that is just what you are doing.

Just watch the door. We all might be there to share your first breakfast with you. Don't worry, we'll bring lots of coffee and goodies.♥

Madeline's Album said...

Things are looking good. Love your dinning room. I know the rest of your new home will be just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Kathleen said...

Good luck to you in your new home. It looks lovely! Many happy healthy years there. Don't worry so much about how it "looks", if you like it use it and enjoy it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear one, you sound happy and excited and I am happy and excited for you!!
It all looks wonderful. Sometimes I think of what it would be like to move..and my mind goes into freeze frame right about the time I think of packing...and I never get any further.
You are making it your own..and it's lovely, bj!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh sweet BJ this house is gorgeous...I'd be darn proud too! I love all the great decor. Magnificent photographs too! I'm so happy for you my friend. Thank you for your sweet, kind and generous comments for my g'girls FC.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Patty Antle said...

Oh my goodness bj. I loved seeing your new place. I have terra cotta walls in our bed and bath and just love it. You are such a good decorator. I love the owl pillow. I have seen some in stores and have drooled. Congrats on such a beautiful nesting place. Can't wait to see more!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Does Mr, Sweet have someplace to do his woodwork, you know he loves that???and are you all moved in or almost??You are gonna love the whole thing and your gonna love waking up to that beautiful pool, I never get tired of watching it rain in the pool...You will love that too...Phyllis

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Thank you for going to my granddaughters sight, she loved that,,, she is one talented girl, she has two little ones and a hubby and a cake baking business and she does all the drawing on her blog, she is just getting started and has very few comments or followers...I know it will come...Thanks so much...Phyllis

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh, it is just perfect! I love what you have done with it, I love the rug and all that color, the wall paint and your wonderful decorating skills are truly shining here! I am so excited for you.

Ricki Treleaven said...

BJ Your home is so pretty! I love the color on the walls. The gorgeous cabinet under the TV looks great with the terra cotta walls. LOVE IT!

I like your floor plan, too....it's very similar to our kitchen/family room.

I can't wait to see more of your AH-dorable home. Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List! You rock!

xo,
RJ

HEATHER GRAHAM said...

It's looking so good! Beautiful, really! I love that shelf that your daughter gave you.... and, all of your pieces look great mixed in, I think! Cute, cute, cute!
-Heather
www.stringtownhome.net