Monday, April 9, 2012

Breakfast Nook

Our everyday eating spot. 
We've enjoyed this table with the bench, especially my little son who likes to sit by dad at dinner. No rug allowed but crumbs are.
Heather of Love and Life at Leadora, inspired me to write a little fancy on the chalkboard. 
This hangs to the left of the chalkboard near the cabinets. If you look closely, you can see the utensil picture is hiding a phone outlet. I really wanted to hang a vintage phone here. (Sure is hard not to use all of your ideas in a house. But there will be more ideas in the next place.) I bought those 2 cameos years ago at an antique store, before silhouettes were in vogue. I hung them on the doors of our his and hers closets. Still love them.
Filling a tray with decor makes it easy to remove on and off the table when dining. 



You may remember the damask fabric I bought sometime back. The plan was to make curtains but when I put them up, it was just too busy for me. I found the striped curtains at a yard sale, still in the package!
I used no sew iron on tape and put the two together with black grosgrain ribbon trim. 
One more photo of the chandy. I just love that little jewel.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter. We enjoyed our spring break at the beach even though it turned cold. It warmed back up just in time for Easter. Nothing but sunshine here. How about your part of the world? 
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A Stroll Thru Life 
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Coastal Charm
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29 comments:

Along A Widowed Road said...

Temecula is warm and sunny. Savannah is on spring break. Keeping the girlie busy will be a adventure in itself.

Have a great one.

Viola

Chubby Chieque said...

What a lovely nook you have. It is so cozy.

TY for sharing.

HAppy Monday.
/CC

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your little breakfast nook. Yes we also had great weather on Easter, high 77. Just beautiful! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Glad you got away for a break. The beach sounds perfect. Your breakfast nook is very cozy and the curtains are brilliant. You and your yard sale finds...amazing! Have a good week. I'm still off today but back to school tomorrow. Ugh. :o)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the your dining area. Tastefully decorated! Hey I have a vintage phone, and it looks great on the wall, but you can't turn down the ringer and it rings too loud!

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

I love the nook, the silhouettes and everything! I also like your idea of a vintage style phone. I just had two delivered today from the UK. One is an American Diner phone and the other is the plain black cradle style. I love them, I must photograph them. Thanks for sharing, Sally xx

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

I love the nook, the silhouettes and everything! I also like your idea of a vintage style phone. I just had two delivered today from the UK. One is an American Diner phone and the other is the plain black cradle style. I love them, I must photograph them. Thanks for sharing, Sally xx

Olive Cooper said...

Your drawing of a birds nest is too sweet. Love the table vignette. No sew curtains are brilliant!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute breakfast room. Love the large chalkboard. You make drapes like I do!

bj said...

I love your breakfast nook. So charming.
I have a large chalkboard but since I can't write as pretty as you and I SURE can't draw a birdsnest, I just keep mine in the bedroom with "Sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite." on it. :))

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely room. I like the tray, a great centerpiece. Fabulous drapes also. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

michelle said...

Your little nook is beautiful, a perfect place to start and end the day. :)
xoxox

Cindy said...

I love your happy colors in the breakfast room. The chandy is beautiful as are the gorgeous window treatments. See, you don't need to sew to have lovely draperies, you've proven that at least twice now.
Thanks for the chance to see it, I'm so glad you're letting us see your wonderful design skills finally!
Your chalkboard message is wonderful.
It looks like a happy place to meet and eat!
Hugs, Cindy

Faye Henry said...

Such a lovely place to have a family breakfast..
Your curtains are very nice, too..

We woke up Easter morning with a lot of snow and cancelled church services across the province..
We are used to this.. We do live in Canada.. smile..
God bless...

podso said...

Love those curtains! And the whole room is lovely.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Those curtains are perfect for the space. I can't believe you found them still in the package. Aren't yardsales great!

blessings,
karianne

Heather said...

What a wonderful breakfast nook! Of course, you know how much I love your chalkboard! :) But I'm not sure, after seeing your silhouettes and cute silverware picture, I'm not surewhich I like the best...it's all fantastic!

Gina said...

What a pretty breakfast nook! I love the curtains.

We've had sunny days, but it's still cold & windy. I wish it would warm up.

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the dining area and those curtains. What a perfect spot to be with family!

bj said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday to you....
Happy Birthday to you.....
Happy Birthday, dear sweetie girl......
Happy Birthday to yooooou....and many more......♪♫♫

Birthday hugs and kisses, bj

Debbiedoo's said...

This is an awesome breakfast room. I love that chalkboard.

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful breakfast noon! Your lamp is gorgeous and I love your drapes! Very, very pretty!

designchic said...

What a wonderful family gathering place...warm and inviting!

Karena said...

Tammy I adore everything about your Breakfast room!! The window treatments are perfect!!

I hope you will come see my Annie Sloan Projects revealed!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my! Somehow I missed this post. Your nook is beautiful (of course!) and I really like the chalkboard frame. Cool!

Lisa said...

Beatrice -
How do you get your name on your photos - such a nice touch!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured you today at Mod Mix Monday!

http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2012/04/mod-mix-monday-46.html

I didn't know you were such an artist!

SSM said...

Great space, Tammy.

Zane Wooder said...

Tammy even with the chips the statue bird are beautiful. I want something like that in my backyard.

-Zane of ontario honey