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Monday, April 23, 2012

Dining Room Pretties

Now that I'm starting to transaction back to the cottage, I am reminder all over again why I love it here. Beside being in a beautiful location close to Lake Michigan, the cottage is wonderful. It is bright with soft greens, pinks and creams, it is old built 80 to 100 years ago and loaded with charm. One of my favorite rooms is the dining room, french doors, high ceiling and wood floors.


This is one of the little tables that brighten that room.



Nothing here is expensive most of the table top beauties came from the thrift store, tarnished silver for few dollars, some of the candlesticks are from Target.





The table is an old school desk that my sisters and I used when we were kids. Back then it had purple striped contact paper on the top. It is amazing what paint and changing the knobs can do…..







In the background is my neighbor's partially finished but oh soooo charming shed.



I'll have to take you on a tour of the rest of the dining room soon……

38 comments:

Ginger Zuck said...

Very lovely. It is so bright and cheery looking. Love the pinks. Cannot wait to see the rest!

Diann said...

What a lovely vignette! Everything looks so pretty. have a wonderful day!

Libby Rodriguez said...

Love the candle snuffer! I also like that you have all these glass candle holders in kind of a mix and match arrangement - it really works!! (I am just visiting via Macro Monday today!)

Judy Bigg said...

Oh my, lovely photos, bet you are so happy to be returning to the cottage. I hope every day is relaxing and beautiful. Enjoy.

Barbara F. said...

Hi Laura, Everything looks so beautiful. I love all the candlesticks and the painting resting against the window. xo

Shirley said...

Hi Laura,
What a lovely room you have created. I love the old school desk. And the flower painting is beautiful. Very nice..

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The sun hitting all that glass/crystal looks so lovely! The painting is so pretty too.

Olive Cooper said...

The crystal and silver with that painting in back is splendid. I am so glad you can enjoy your cottage.

mary said...

Love your candlesticks and the color is beautiful. ^_^ Thanks for the visit.

Tulips

Nancy said...

I like the fact you have furnished it with inexpensive accessories. It's lovely.

podso said...

Pretty pictures. It doesn't take a lot of money to have a pretty vignette. I like all the bright light in your dining room!

Loredana Donovan said...

Very lovely tablescape. I like the candlesticks and roses--a romantic look :)

Kris said...

Laura,

I can smell summer, especially here in Denver! Who did the rose oil painting? Love the desk. My mother was crazy for contact paper because she could make everything match. The glass drawer handles were on the doors in my house. So beautiful!

Emilie's daughter said...

Very, very pretty indeed! The desk is lovely and I guess you have many memories with it... Have a good day! Christa

Leah H. said...

Great shots.. So Lovely..

Visiting for FPM- hope you can stop by:)

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KP said...

I do like the way the light hits the room in the late afternoon. Great photos as always. I think we are going to need more wine, I spotted some empty slots in the rack!!!

LadyV said...

So lovely! Proof that beautiful settings don't have to break the bank...That candle snuffer really adds to the charm of your vignette.

Thanks for visiting me at Thistle Creek Cottage...I'm your new follower.

Blessings,

Vee

In My Wild Eden said...

So beautiful! We go to Lake Michigan at least once a week. So nice to think of you there too. I love your desk. You did a wonderful job with it.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your vignette. You get such beautiful light.

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very merry vintage style said...

Your crystal and silver look so pretty. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday
Mary

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

We're headed back to our home/cottage on the Western shore of Lake Michigan before Memorial Day; can't wait!
Your crystal pieces and the great sunlight make for beautiful photographs!
Nancy

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous crystal and silver! Beautiful settings.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love all of the sparkling crystal in your dining room, and I think you need to do a post on your neighbor's shed. It looks pretty cool from what I could see. Thanks for linking to Cowgirl UP.

Jann Olson said...

Laura, a bit of jealousy going on over here at my house. Oh how I would love a cottage near a lake. Two years ago hubby and I vacationed in Door County, WI. We saw so many cottages that we would love to have. Your table looks so lovely by the beautiful sunny window. All of the tabletop treasures are lovely. Yes, that shed is a killer. Hubs and I (more like I) have plans to build one. Not sure if it will happen this year. I have already picked up and old dutch door for it.
Glad you are going to share
with S.Y.C.T.
Hugs,
Jann

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your vignette of candles.
Pretty.
Pat

Helen's Decor said...

Laura, I'm loving your candle snifter and your dining room. I'm now following y'all on Linky and hope y'all visit and follow, too. Thanks for the pretty post. Helen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes but so pretty! Don't you love turning a place into something nicy and cosy with just a few of the right things?

Elsie said...

Very pretty serie.

Aledia said...

Beautiful Vignette!!

Marlis said...

Your pieces are so stunning. I love the light coming through the glasses. A gorgeous vignette. xo marlis

Jordan@the2seasons said...

This was great to look at and see the pictures today. It is very cheery while it is gray and cold here. This just made me smile.

Barbara said...

What a lovely setting! I love how you repurposed the school desk. It looks so pretty and how wonderful to keep a special memory close at hand. Enjoy your cottage days!

Katherines Corner said...

It looks lovely. Its wonderful that you could create such a lovely spot with thrift shop finds and an old desk. You know you are living my dream living in a cottage by the lake ( Michigan would be fine since that is where my husband is from) Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy! xo

LV said...

You have a great cottage that most people only dream about.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Everything looks so pretty. I am loving that painting too. Thrift shop finds are a wonderful adventure, and you certainly know how to select beautiful treasures.

Karen

Madelief said...

Beautiful photo's Laura! What a pretty house you have. I love the table with the display of glass. A very pretty collection.

Wish you a happy new week!

Madelief x

Imageremix said...

Pretty indeed. Enjoyed seeing your cottage dining room. I found you at Savvy Southern Style's wednesday link party from last week. I would love to see more of your cottage. I imagine it's quite lovely. Come by for a visit at "Quirky Vistas" sometime. I'd love for you to stop by!

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