Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Borrowed House Dining Room part 2

This an overview of the Borrowed House dining room. Of course, it's decorated for Thanksgiving at the moment.
I saw this table and wanted it but could not afford it.  Craigslist to the rescue!  $500. Sold! Although we don't eat in the formal dining room all the time, we don't wait on company.  Meals are eaten here for every celebration we can think of. So nothing too fancy. The leather chairs are perfect for the kids. 
For a borrowed house, the room really does have nice finishing touches like the crown molding and arched windows.  Having nice shutters saved me lots of moola.  Otherwise, there would  be a sheet hanging here.

This is a reminder of the blank canvas we started with.

This curio cabinet has been with us a long time. Amazing it hasn't fallen apart as many times as it's been moved.  I like how it echoes the arch of the window.


The flea market find needle points were in awful frames when I purchased them.  (Didn't think to take before and after pictures back then.)  But, the difference of  new frames took them from dime store look to treasured antiques. 

The buffet/console table is a reproduction.  Love the details.  Thought I'd try the layered look with the monogram and the "knight in shining armor" antique art. Love the tortoise shell frame it's in.
Thankful that I found a knight in shining armor in real life!

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Donna said...

Wonderful style and elegance...I can see myself seated there, invited to a delectible dinner!!
P.S.Your portraits are just beautiful!!

Julie Harward said...

Love the pic of you and your knight...and the room is lovely! Love the new table and chairs and the needlepoint pic's..everything is great! Have a warm and joy-filled Thanksgiving :D

Cindy said...

Hello my dear Tammy,
Your dining room is so nicely put together. You have a traditional style, but in a very nice way. I think the antique cabinet and needle point pictures take it from normal to uniquely beautiful. Your furniture is all very beautiful. I just hope to come and see it in real life one day...please God?
Love and hugs, Cindy

Kitchen Hospitality said...

I love those shutters, and you have everything looking so beautiful.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a beautiful room. Very nice details for any house much less a borrowed one. I'm still jealous that you live where you live.

Donnie said...

What a beautiful room but my favorite is the picture of you two at the end. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

WOW awesome room and I am so impressed you have already set the table for Thanksgiving..

Melissa Miller said...

Tammy this is one gorgeous and elegant room. It's all very welcoming and pretty. Great job!

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Melissa :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dining room is so pretty and I love your beautiful furniture. It's all very warm and cozy! Love your tablescape!

Happy Thanksgiving!


podso said...

Your borrowed home is lovely. The dining room is gracious -- have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Wendy said...

You have a nice decorative touch. I love your style :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Your dining room is gorgeous - borrowed or otherwise! Such an inviting room :)


Tys said...

Very nice dining room! I never find good stuff on craigslist like everyone else - I'm green with envy ;) I bet it's going to look wonderful at Christmas!

Just a random thought... have you ever thought about putting the curio cabinet at an angle in that corner?

Visiting from Met Monday... Cheers!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Tys- Yes, I had it on the angle to begin with but it was crowded when pulling out the dining table chair. Maybe I should put it back. Thanks for the suggestion!
Thank you everyone for the sweet comments.

Samantha said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I especially adore the needlepoint pictures! Am now following you too!

Katy said...

You have done a beautiful job with your dining room. I LOVE the needle points..so clever!