Monday, June 4, 2012

Flippin' in the Dining Room

Hello, Dear Ones!
I've been changing things up and spiffing up the dining room.

Wanna see?


I fiddled with a vignette on the table.

I admit it! I'm lazy.
I took the flowers out of my Currier and Ives casserole and just poked it down in this little fruited tureen. Lazy, lazy, lazy!



I've used my little table runner that I made last spring.

Then I messed with the buffet that you've seen 10 million times.
I love her though and she serves me well.
I never get tired of my dishes on the wall.

I've used some of my Dessert Rose Old Franciscan dishes to prettify the top of my buffet.



Don't you just love cloches? 
Anything looks good under them.

Some of my Dessert Rose is olden and some pieces are newer. 
The sugar, creamer and little salt and peppers are olden.

Now it's Little Richards time.

This is a pretty cake saver my mother gave me for Christmas.
I think the cut work all over it is so lovely.
If you're wondering, I've poked some pears underneath the top.

Here's a cute little olden Fostoria Colony footed dish.
Poked on a pear! 
I love pears. Juicy ones!

Here is a little sugar and creamer. 
More olden Fostoria Colony.
Just a very simple vignette atop of Little Richard.

Peeping here.

Peeping there.

I know you've seen my High Boy before but have I told you lately how I love this piece.
(kinda stole a few words from Rod Stewarts song, well actually it came from Van Morrison first).
I keep some tablecloths and lace doilies and such in these drawers.



Don't think I've shown you the ceiling medallion in here. 
I should do something to it.
Paint it? Any suggestions?

I've fiddled and now I'm done!
Well, for a little while anyway. :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

For the morning sun and all its glory
Meets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter, somehow you make it better
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's defined
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's defined
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the one, to the one

And have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness, take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Take away all my sadness, fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
Take away all my sadness, fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
~ sung by Rod Stewart

42 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous. I love you dining room and your furniture and accessories are stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  2. It's fun to change things around -- you inspired me to do a little. Maybe tomorrow - I'm pooped right now. "Good night, Sweetheart!" That's a Note Song isn't it???? Sally

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  3. I love changing out my dining room every month. You were not lazy with your centerpiece but practical!!

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  4. Shelia, your dining room has such beautiful furniture and decorations!

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  5. Looks so pretty! Your room is really big. Love those curtains!

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  6. Sheila, I left a lengthy comment, but I don't think it published. Here I go again, lol! Lazy never looked so lovely. Your Desert Rose collection is so pretty. I found a few pieces at a thrift store and bought them for a friend. I don't have alot of pink in my home and decided that I had better not start another collection. I love the cups and saucers stacked in the cloche. Also love, love your red plates. Are they transferware? Now that is one thing I would not be able to resist if I happened upon one.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Hi Shelia!
    I found you via the Newbie party when I was given the Newbie Spotlight. I hope you enjoyed your visit at my blog and will come back often!
    Love the Desert Rose pattern! I have the same set :) Your display is just beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Meegan@whatmeeganmakes

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  8. HI!!
    I think you did a Great job....it is fun to just tweak things a little bit now and then!!!
    And I agree with you...LOVE those Plates on your wall!!!
    Happy Monday
    hugs,
    jamie

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  9. Shiela: Your dining room is so pretty. I love the high boy between the windows, perfect placement and I love the plates on the wall..Everything is very beautiful..Happy Monday..Judy

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  10. Sheila, Very yummy dining room. I like the medallion just the way it is, it's so pretty and adds so much. You did a wonderful job in this room as always. The flowers look magnificent. Hugs...Lu

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  11. Shelia, everything is just perfect, I so want a cloche,one day,maybe. You certainly have lots of space in your beautiful dining room. xx jeanetteann PS, I love the way you have with words,it makes me smile. :)

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  12. The centerpiece perfectly blend with the dining furnitures. Great job.

    Dining Chairs perth

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  13. Your dining room looks so pretty. I love the ruffled table runner that you made last spring and also the centerpiece that you created using your soup tureen. The plates on the wall above your buffet look wonderful and I love your Desert Rose dishes. I've admired that pattern for a long time.

    Have a great week!

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  14. Your dining room is so very pretty!! I love plates on the wall too!!! Love the Dessert Rose!!

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  15. Hi Shelia!

    You dining room is ALWAYS lovely, Little Richard sure likes to show off... I love the Desert Rose dinnerware, especially all those cups and saucers under the cloche.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  16. I need to do some spring "spiffing" and you've inspired me. Love the table runner!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  17. I would never get tired of those pretty dishes on the wall either, and I LOVE your mirror too! Your dining room always looks beautiful Shelia! Have a great week:)

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  18. Mighty Pretty Miss Sheila..

    love those plates~!

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  19. Hi Shelia, your dining room looks very pretty for summer. I like the daisies in the tureen on the table. You have many beautiful pieces of dishware so you may as well display them and change them out. Have fun! Blessings, Pamela

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  20. Everything looks beautiful Shelia and I just adore your red and white plates on the wall! :-)
    Vanessa

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  21. I can't figure out where to put our highboy since we took it out of our bedroom; great idea to put it in the dining room, only there isn't room in ours. I love all of your plates on the wall.

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  22. Love your changes. The cups and saucers under the cloche is so cute!!! Hugs, Linda

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  23. Oh I love the dining room. Love your table runner! WOW! So cute how you placed your tea cups under the cloche. You have the neatest ideas. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  24. Sheila, pretty dining room. Love the medallion. I gave mine an aged look last year with paints.

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  25. Shelia, your dining room looks wonderful. The dishes on the wall are very pretty. We have the Desert Rose dishes and accessories that you have and have enjoyed them for many years. Your salt and pepper shakers are cute. We had the tall ones that matched the dishes but one broke and has not been replaced. Actually, I don't see them anymore when I'm out and about. You and my Mom must have pretty similar tastes because she has that highboy in her bedroom. Your dining room is lovely after your fiddling. Have a great week!! --------------- Shannon

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  26. Oh Miss Shelia! Don't you love playing house! :) I have my little tweet s&p's out right now too! :)

    I think I want to copy your table runner.... hmmmm.... thinking... thinking..... :)

    Have a wonderful week!

    ~Liz

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  27. I love your dishes on the wall and the olden ones on the sideboard. I see those all of the time in Antique stores, I have always admired them. Your tureen filled with the flowers are so pretty. Your dining room is such a pretty room.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  28. Shelia,
    This room is stunning!!! I love how you use only the runner and a simplistic centerpiece, allowing the wood of the gorgeous table to shine through! The Desert Rose pattern looks beautiful on the buffet top!!! I enjoy the use of plates on the wall!!! All ~ in ~ all...a lovely room...thanks for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  29. It all looks beautiful.. I think fiddling is great fun. Your Desert Rose dishes are lovely. I love your ceiling medallion. I always paint mine.

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  30. I love those plates on the wall and wonder how you hang them. I have that same highboy in the bedroom of our old house. You are very good at poking this and that. hugs, olive

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  31. Shelia, everything looks so pretty. I LOVE that table runner you made. You are so talented. How I wish I could sew. I've always loved the plates on the wall, surrounding the mirror on that pretty piece of furniture, and I love the stacked coffee cups under the cloche. laurie

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  32. Look super Miss Shelia ~ love your decorations!!!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  33. I love how you fiddled in your dining room, Shelia! Everything looks wonderful! I do love your pretty table runner with the sweet ruffles. I saw on Bunny Jeans blog that you live in Texas. I live in the DFW area. xoxo

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  34. Sheila, what a beautiful table runner! I keep saying I'm going to play around with a cloche but never got to it, I like how you used your cup & saucers! You have a lovely dining room.

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  36. Isn't fiddling so much fun? I love how warm and inviting your dining room looks. The table runner is so beautiful and sets off the pretty tureen bouquet so prettily!Love how you displayed your red transferware on the wall and your dining room furniture is gorgeous. The chandy adds to the elegance in this pretty room. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a lovely week!Hugs,Poppy

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  37. Looks beautiful Shelia! I love your Dessert Rose!

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  38. Love that runner! Your side board vignette is lovely. Always great to see a stack under a cloche!

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. Beautiful tablescaping and I love your ceiling medallion!

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  40. The dining table is quite exquisite. Would look amazing on my house.

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  41. SO beautiful Sheila...love your style and taste. I adore those plates and your dishes...wow! I have doe some tweaking and I need to blog it I guess...but I am soooo slow to do so!!
    Love,
    Sue

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  42. Your dining room looks lovely -and big! I have a tall cloche like that but haven't put anything in it yet - like the stacked cups and saucers idea. I LOVE your cake saver! I had one my grandmother gave me but it got broken several years ago and I have not replaced it. Need to do that soon.

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