Friday, February 1, 2013

Freshening Up the Dining Room

Hi friends! 

I want you to know that I am glad you stopped by for a visit today.  Really I am.  I know your time is precious, so thanks.

My dining room just got a little refreshing this week when I saw some beautiful little pink buds on one of my shrubs. 

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These were brand new little flowers and not very far up on the branches. 

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Aren’t they pretty and springy?

Of course, with the addition of a few little flowers and a good cleaning, I had to do some more fluffing in the dining room. 

No big changes just a little freshening up.

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Along with the pretty pink flowers, I also pulled out my blue bottles to add a touch of color and more springiness to the room.

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Small bouquets of lavender are all over my house.

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recipes 1

My nanny’s handwritten recipes hold a special place in my heart.

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Boy this corner is simple but I like it simple.

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I think I have told you before that this table is where my youngest and I do our homeschooling. 

Such a peaceful room to learn in.

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Pitchers beautiful pitchers…

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My cheap little press board linen cabinet will hopefully be replaced someday soon with something old and beautiful. 

Until then, it meets my need of holding tablecloths, cloth napkins and a few extra platters.


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On top of this little cabinet sits another favorite thing…

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Little white pitchers filled with vintage flatware and lavender…a good thing.

Isn’t it fun to freshen and fluff a room?

It makes my heart race a little. 

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Little pops of blue with the chair, the bottles, and the dried hydrangea.

  Feels like spring time to me…at least inside.

Blessings to you, friends.

Happy February!



Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Very fresh and pretty! I love fluffing a room!

Sherry said...

Amy! This post makes me happy! Everything is so pretty. I love the handwritten recipes, the vintage scale, I'll take that linen cabinet when you get a new one ;) the pitchers, the blue bottles... ok... everything! Glad you posted the updates. Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I love the recipes in the frame. What a delight. And in her own hand too.

Patty Sumner said...

Amy, I just love everything. I am so ready for Spring..we have had very cold temps here over the last few days...The precious and I just love the way you displayed them...Eveything is so welcoming and warm.. Blessings!

Old Time Cindy said...

Your style is really sweet. And I'm always for touches of blue with the whites.
Farmhouse hugs,

Anne said...

Amy I love visiting your beautiful home!What a great place for your children to study and learn!LOVE your white ironstone collection.So pretty too with those floral branches!

Kathy said...

Everything is just beautiful! Is that a camping oven next to the pitcher with the pink flowers in the first image? My Mom used one to bake stuff when we used to go camping in the Summers when I was a kid... sweet memories!

helen tilston said...

Dear Amy

i love how you have freshened up. The blossoms symbolize Spring. You child has a beautiful spot to study and I must say I have tremendous admiration and respect for you in the job of home-schooling. Had I children, I would have done likewise.
Have a glorious weekend\

Helen xx

Holly Browning said...

You "fluff" nicely! Your dining room is so beautiful and "cottage=ee". I need some spring flowers too. We are freezing today, though. Ugh!

Heaven's Walk said...

As I was reading your words, Amy, the first thing that came to my mind was "What a peaceful room." I love the sweet, natural simplicity you've created there, and the darling pops of spring are a breath of fresh air! We just got 8" of snow up here. You're so blessed to be seeing the buds popping on your bushes! :)

xoxo laurie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sigh! So much prettiness, Amy! It's lovely to see all your whites and a little touch of spring!!!

pballard said...

Just beautiful. We have had wonderful weather this week. Gets me thinking about spring. Thanks for inspiring me... Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

elizabeth said...

I can't believe you already have trees in bloom! Everything looks so lovely in your dining room! I just saw your beautiful feature in Artful Blogging. Congratulations!

Parfum de Provence said...

I love your blue bottles with lavander, your pitchers and the handwritten recipes in the frame! I love your home!

Bliss said...

You have some way cool stuff around here Amy, I'm going to have to poke around some more.


On Crooked Creek said...

Love your touches of blue within the room! Serene and Springy!!!
I adore how you find the beauty in useable items! I, too, have a hard time parting with items that have a history to them.
Have a marvelous weekend!!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

So pretty Amy! I love the blooms and the way you've displayed the special recipes!

Have a great weekend.

must love junk said...

Amy, you did a great job of 'fluffing'! Love so many things, especially the top of your linen cabinet-so pretty.

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Amy, you have so many things in your diningroom that I adore. The way you display all your treasures are simply wonderful and your grandma's handwritten recipes are so endearing.

Lovely job of fluffing a room!:)


LLH Designs said...

Looks like a perfectly styled yet truly cozy all of your spaces. And can I just say that the words you shared with me after one of my recent posts are still sticking with me? You are a treasure, Amy. Truly. xo!

melissa said...

Oh I just love coming by for a visit! This song just melts me EVERYTIME! I love it, love it, love it!

and goodness, do I ever love your frame with Nanny's recipes! That is just so sweet and special, Amy, I just love your home!

Keeping It Cozy said...

Beautiful photos, Amy! I love the pink blossoms - they just scream spring!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hope you much I LOVE your charming home:) Hop over today and grab my featured button (it's located under my header) for your blog. have been featured at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday:)


Geneva said...

Beautiful Home ... I just can't get enough.

Mariaelena said...

Hi's been a while...I cannot tell you how much I love your dining's so lovely...what a nice spot to dine or have coffee or tea...wonderful...The branches with the pink buds totally caught my eye...enjoy your space...xo, Mariaelena said...

I love your ironstone and collect it myself <3

Melissa said...

What beautiful displays, Amy!!! You have such a great eye for things! I'm loving all the white!!!

Pamela said...

Your dining room is so pretty! I love all the white and all teh special touches. The cow picture behind the broken window is my favorite!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room is so lovely, Amy. You have some great painted pieces, yes even the pressboard cabinet (I would never have guessed.) I am seriously loving your collections and how you have displayed them.