Dining Room Simplicity For Winter and the GIVEAWAY Winner

Keeping it simple...winter whites with a few touches of aqua.

Our kitchen opens up into the dining room, as we have no formal dining room in our home.

I often use blues in various tones as an accent and to add a tiny pop of color to this mostly white home.

 Finally a home for this pair of antique French sconces that I recently acquired. I still need to wire them to U.S. standards, but testing first to see if I like the way that they look flanking the mirror. I think that I do!

 The dining room opens up to the pool area, so another excuse to accent with aqua. It brings the outside in.

 I covered the table with a ruffled tablecloth from my stash of "shop leftovers". Thinking of perhaps painting the rustic pine top with a whitewash...just not sure yet.

Our pool sees little use. No, actually that's not true~it sees NO use now that the children are grown. It's pretty easy to maintain though, and we do gather around it for entertaining.

 Some of the things that I love to collect...antique wine goblets, French transferware, ironstone.

 One of the challenges of this dining room is that there really is no space for a china cabinet, so it forces me to be creative in display and storage. I stacked a couple of old white chippy paint milking stools up to give some height.

 And used some of my old English ironstone pitchers with dried cream and pale flowers.

Simplicity going forward for 2014.


Julie Marie said...

Congratulations to Betsey!... your winter whites are just beautiful Janet, and I love the blue mixed in... your chandeliers are stunning!... enjoy your little trip, xoxo Julie Marie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your photos are stunning! I love the chandeliers!
Thank you! I'm so excited! I'm pinching myself- what a wonderful giveaway to win!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm glad Betsy won--that is awesome! Can't wait to see what she gets :) Your post is beautiful! If your pool was at our house I would never be able to get my kids out of it. Even though you don't use it the water looks so pretty :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a treat to see so many photos of your beautifully styled rooms!

Jann Olson said...

Everything is just beautiful. I love the chandelier and the sconces! The pop of aqua is just perfect! Congrats to Betsy.

Pura Vida said...

You can always count on lovely here

Helena Oops said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!
Thak you for this nice giveaway!
Have a fab weekend!

pballard said...

Lovely post. Congrats to Betsy!

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful....love the pop of blue among all the white:-)


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