Monday, November 22, 2010

The Borrowed House Dining Room part 1

I promised to show you more of the Borrowed House so today, I'll start with the dining room.  I purchased this English dresser at an antique warehouse. It was originally used to "dress" food.  The shelves must have been used for cupboards.  Fancy huh? But kind of tight for food prep. And we gripe about our counter space.  The shelves have nice ridges to hold plates so it makes a great plate/china display.  If you've packed china, then you know why mine is not being displayed until the next destination.  For now, it'll host seasonal vignettes. This week,it's "Thanksgiving."

(I love how the sun was streaming in this morning.)

The tray has a nice texture.  Purchased years ago at an antique shop.

And my newest little splurge, $6 at T.J. Maxx. Love the letter tags.  My message from me to you-

More to come later this week!

Posting to Twice Owned Tuesday@ House of Grace

I'm happy to have reached over 100 followers!  I want to thank each of you for following.   Your comments and encouragement are so appreciated.  What an awesome blessing to be gaining friends from all around the world.   Hope the next 100 comes as easily as the first!  Lisa was the 100th follower.  Go check out her blog.  I adore it!


Cindy said...

Hey, Congratulations on 100 followers! That is wonderful.
I love your English antique, it is so pretty. I love the old English
furniture, that is mostly what I have found in Canada. You have some lovely displays on it, that's a great old tray. Your Dining Room looks just beautiful.
Love and Hugs, Cindy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm lovin that thanksgiving print...those little tags are just too cute!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Julie Harward said...

That is a beautiful piece of it! You have a great day on Thanksgiving too :D

D.B. said...

Tammy, It's ALL so pretty! So glad you are taking the time to decorate and make holiday memories for your family, even if it is a borrowed house!

Donnie said...

Congrats on your 100th and it was a great way for us to be able to meet. Your cabinet is gorgeous and I love all your pretty pieces on display. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the sweet shout-out! I love your cabinet! It's one of the great pieces that will move all around with you and no matter what room it ends up in, it will always look great.:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dresser is just I'd love to have one just like it! And you have it 'dressed' just beautifully! I love the tray and the letters are so sweet!

Congrats on your 100th follower! Good for you! I hope you have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy!


Anita said...

Who does your dusting? :) If that beautiful piece of furniture and all its inhabitants were in my house, well...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

HapPy BirThDay to your mom! thx for the chat, Tammy :) that's always cool to find B'day twins!!
luving your post here - warm colours & woods...

Donna said...

Love that wreath...beautiful!!!

Sandra said...

Congratulations on your 100 followers! What a beautiful dresser! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is soooo beautiful!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Beautiful piece of furniture.

Janet said...

Your dining room looks so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

From the Kitchen said...

May the sun continue to shine on your "borrowed" house. Have a lovely Thanksgiving with those who are near and dear to you.