Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Dining Rooms


I have so enjoyed Kelly's bloggy home tour carnival. Thanks Kelly for allowing me to participate. What fun!

This week is Dining Rooms but I'm also throwing in my Foyer since it's nearby and was turning up in a couple of the photos anyway.

A view looking in from the foyer:
(This was my Nana's Dining Room Suite and I am so proud to have it. To be honest, there was a time when I didn't feel the same way; it's beautiful but wasn't what I would've chosen. Now though, I treasure it and have made it a little more "me" by adding the oversized chairs and removing the shelf from the hutch-turned buffet.)



From the foyer / to the right:




A very favorite thing....a handpainted (not by me) ceiling medallion:

From the kitchen area entrance:


A wider view from the foyer into the Dining Room:


One of my only antiques. My Dad spent many years working for a company that did REconstruction (for homes with fire, water damage, etc.). He once was working for a lady with MANY interesting pieces and, one day, when Dad complimented this piece, she remarked that she had acquired it from a lady who owed her $100.00 for a wallpapering job that she couldn't collect on. Dad offered, "If you ever want your $100.00, I'll pay up for her and take this off your hands". She immediately took him up on it. It has the original leaded glass and beautiful inlay.


A fun little "pretty" (what my Grandma used to call decorative "things") by the front door:

The interior of the front doors:


A little spot to the right of the Dining Room:


Come Back Soon !!!

19 comments:

The Blackwoods said...

What a beautiful dining room! And I agree with you the painted ceiling medallion is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

You have such a talent for decorating! I love the mirror as well as everything else.

Pamela said...

Love your ceiling medallion! Your home is just beautiful!

Cheri said...

Just beautiful! Love that ceiling medallion!

TriciaNae said...

Gorgeous room! I think that ceiling medallion is so pretty.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! I think your dining room is my favorite one yet! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ceiling medallion, chandelier, and the warm colors.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

WOW! LOVE IT! That ceiling is just beautiful. You really have a beautiful home. Thanks for the tour.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Embellished Bayou said...

Love love love the ceiling medalion and your wall color! Beautiful job, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tara G. said...

Kelley, it's so pretty! Can I come for dinner?!

Emily Arrison said...

Kelley,

Thanks for the comment on my dining room blog. I absolutely love your dining room details. The columns, front doors and hand painted medallion are my favorite parts. Yours is one of the best I've seen so far! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

So beautiful! I love love love your ceiling!!!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous dining room!!!

:) said...

I LOVE your decorating! You home is so beautiful, warm, and inviting. My favorite thing is the hand painted ceiling medallion--- that is so awesome!
What a wonderful home...thanks for sharing :)
~Jen

Susan said...

Wow! Beautiful Dining Room. Love the Foyer & double front door!!

Tee said...

Wow, that room is beautiful. The first picture with the lamplight looks so inviting. I could sit in there for hours. Love the woven chairs, too. Thanks for visiting me - I consider comments from the owner of this room a huge compliment!

Pam said...

You have a gorgeous house. Love all the background on your pieces. I love family hand-me-downs.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I love your room! It is gorgeous! Thanks for weighing in on the wall color and agreeing with me - hee hee! I'll win DH over to blue sooner or later!

Lisa said...

Love your dining room. Our houses are similar in style. Now that I've seen yours, I am going to replace my light fixture..... and I really need a medallion on my ceiling!! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oops, I forgot to ask... where did you get the chairs? They are great!