Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Dining Room and Batman too!

Batman Appears in my dining room Sometimes! The mirror over the mantel I bought at a yard sale a few years ago it's white and chipped, goes great with my dining room.I trade out the red ginger jar and a vintage tin bucket with fresh flowers on my table.
I bought this about 10 years ago,the gold stemware on the upper left I bought as a teen-ager they are ice tea glasses. My mom has some old mixing bowls of my grandmothers she is giving me so I will set them on here when I get them.The wreath is made of dried flowers,my husband call it the wreath of garbage (men) and the small sugar bowl was my grandmother's it is missing the lid but I still love it!

I'm searching for more baskets to put under here.


Our fireplace has a double side, which I love (one side to the dining room and one side to the living room) I'm thinking about painting the mantel, I am looking for white plates and platters to hang around the white tin planter on the wall. I just painted and sanded the tin it was a dark mossy green with a pineapple on it and I forgot to take a before pic of it. Also another pic of batman.




My dining room table which I love, I think it has that french country feel. The floor is parquet which was here when we bought the house I might put ceramic tile down later. I am also trying to decide if I should change the border it has coffee grinders and french coffee pots on it,I'm thinking maybe fruit or roosters what do you think? Should I leave it or change it?



The top color is barn red and the bottom color is restrained gold that I had leftover from living room and decided to paint last week-end. On the mantel which did not show up very well is a wine decanter and glasses that my husband gave me for christmas 3 years ago ( I have colored water in it) a glass bowl with some of my mom's vintage christmas balls and the hull swan I showed you in an earlier post (that's a temp. spot for the swan until I find something else to put there)





This wall will have plates and platters when I find them, the rooster on top of my china cabinet was an ugly shade of green,blue and red I spray painted a little white on it and let a small amount of color show . I have some rosepoint crystal and other goodies in my china cabinet I will show you in the future. Hope you have enjoyed this tour of my dining room.....Barb






6 comments:

So blessed! said...

lovely.

I kind of like the coffee border, of course I am a little partial to coffee. btw...I hear my coffee pot buzzer going off... ta ta for now.

shamrock fields said...

Dear Barb,
Thanks for your sweet comment about my fairy lamp I posted for Show&Tell. I love your blog--what a beautiful home you have. I noticed that we have a few things in common--I have two daughters and my husband was in the military for 10 years. I love the hutch--is the top marble? Have a great day--God bless you!
Molly

Sherry said...

I love it! That little batman makes the whole room! LOL

I had a wreath hanging on the front door and my husband told me it looked like someone died and our house was in mourning....they just don't understand! LOL

Lisa said...

I HAVE ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW YOU THROUGH YOUR HOME. DON'T YOU THINK OUR HOME SAYS A LOT ABOUT US?!

THANKS FOR VISITING ALLISONS BLOG.
YOU WILL REALLY LIKE HER. SHE IS NEAT, FUNNY, AND REAL.

PLUS, SHE MAKES A KILLER CUPCAKE!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Shari said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for the visit and comment. I didn't do anything special for my cactus. Just put it in my sunny kitchen and watered once in awhile. Some people have good luck giving theirs a period of cool and dark, like in a basement. Haven't tried that yet.

Your dining room is so pretty. Love the deep wall color and the wallpaper border. How fun to have a double-sided fireplace! I have always loved those, but I don't even have a single-sided fireplace!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your dining room is really pretty Barb! I wish I had a fireplace. Your litlte batman is so cute! ;-)

I like the wallppaer border -- I know wallpaper is "out" but I still have it is some rooms and I love it.