Tuesday, November 1, 2016

White and Neutral Dinning Room

Hello Fall,

Oh how I love fall!

And more than that, I love to share tablescapes.

Today I am sharing a tablescape that I created in just a few hours 
in my dining room.  I decided to take the candles from my bedroom
and use them in this tablescape.  I also love old silver.

Silver, Fall, Dishes!!!!

I just love these all together.

Here is that fun tablescape, with whites and neutrals.
The dishes were my grandmothers, who lived in Munich, Germany.
My mother and father brought home from a visit to Germany
sets of animal dishes, enough to put dishes around the top of the kitchen
wall, with matching platters.  Fish and animals, I also have a set of
fish dishes that I use in our camp trailer.  Ha, ha, who can 
go camping without china!

My dinning area is small, but we can sit 6 comfortably.
I chose to only set the table for 4 today.

Old candles that I cannot part with in gold, browns and creams.
My hand blown pumpkin.
And a pumpkin wrapped in book pages.

My mothers salt and pepper shakers, and the butter dish.
I use the butter dish everyday, it sits on the kitchen counter, and love to
uncover the butter and think of mom.  What did make me sad was, she
used a plastic dollar butter dish all the years she was alive, and this butter dish was
only used for special occasions.  I think of life in a different way.  Use these
beautiful items in your everyday life!!!!
You only live once.

This is my favorite plate, the fox plate.
I didn't realize I had a fox plate until I took these out again
in September.  What!!! I know, so funny, but how lucky am I to
have him.

This is the quail plate, I was lucky enough to get a set of mom's Michelangelo 
flat ware.  These look gorgeous even if they aren't silver.  I also used  silver chargers, 
and a brown set of gorgeous plates under these animal, bird dishes.

I can't even remember when I bought this face, he has hung on my wall for years
in the family room.  When I repainted it this summer, my hubby said, 
hey lets change whats on the walls, it is so busy, and scale down a bit.
MMMM, So smiley didn't get back up on the wall, but he sure looks good here.

The boar plate has such a funny story to it.  As kids we would set the table
on Sunday or special occasions with these dishes, as mom did use the 
dishes often in our lives.  Us kids did not like the boar plate, and we would always
put it on someone else's place setting when we set the table.
Alas, my dad always got the boar plate!  He wasn't there to set the table!
On Sunday after church, he came in, dinner was ready, and
sat down to the table, exclaimed, Why do I always get the boar plate!!!!!

Needless to say, we repented after that, Dad got a better variety of
plates to eat off of, and the boar plate stayed in the cupboard more often.
I still love to use him, if not only for great memories!

I love to intertwine silver with all my things around the house.
My house is on the cozy side, not much extravagance here,
but over the last 3 years I have been collecting silver,  you know it can
be obsessive!  But here is one of the platters I have found, with feet
and the white and cream flowers in a white pitcher fit perfect here,
with candles, pumpkins, and acorns with leaves and stems.  

I have used these colors for years, and each time I pull them 
out I just feel so comfy! 

The gold goblets are a favorite of mine, and just this year
we found these water glasses in Cabo San Lucas while we
were shopping.

Sliver Chargers!!

I just added these orange napkins to the linens.
I'm so excited about them, Target.

The last plate on the table is the pheasants.

These plates have just a touch of green in them.
I love the combination of browns with just a touch of green.

Well, that completes the table.

The China cabinet was added last year to the dinning room.
It was my mothers too.

It was wood, and I grey washed it.
I will post the before and after soon.
It has been a fun addition to the dinning room,
even though it is pretty large.

My buffet is small, and really looks small with this huge
silver coffee tea set.  
I love pictures of Europe, and as we have traveled
the world we add a few more pictures to the house.
The tablecloth my grandmother embroidered.
An just last year I was able to bring home my mother's silver
server set.
I found the silver candlesticks in Georgia on one of
our trips to the mountains.

This completes the kitchen/dinning area in my home.

I always wanted a serving area, with covered silver serving dishes.
I have finally found enough to fill this small cabinet top.

I love the combination of these together, and hope that I will be able
to find more of these covered dishes.
I added the mallard duck plate to this serving area.
Do you love the light bulbs?
Just a fun twist with the silver/glass look to them

The tiny little picture is handpainted of poppies.
One of my moms favorites.

On the extra chairs in the dinning room I added
some pillows.  At the corner of this pillow
are three broaches.  They are from my moms and mother-in-laws
jewelry collections.  
I love just the little touch of bling.

Both pillows are new for this year,
I made the quail pillow from some leftover
fabric I had, and a the so blessed was a gift.

So glad you could stop by and share my dinning area with me.

Hope you had a fun browse!