This house has a huge kitchen with room for an 8 foot table which is perfect for my family. Most of our time is spent in the kitchen, so it's only natural that we primarily eat in there. However, I love the way this more formal dining space flows with my great room.
Most of the decor in this space is from Kirkland's. I made the orchid centerpiece a couple of years ago, and it has moved all over the house. I like it best here, I believe, because it goes perfectly with the chairs and the Kirkland's art between the windows. Here's a closer look at the centerpiece...
The dishes and glasses are from Beall's. Beall's is a Florida deparatment store for those of you that don't have one near you. I love these white shell dishes - got them for HALF off, making the plates and bowls about $3 each! The napkin rings are Pottery Barn, and so is the flatware. I am in love with this flatware, by the way, but I can't afford it. LOL!! So, I have created my very own Pottery Barn Layaway Plan. Every time I go in the store, I buy a set. This way
my husband doesn't I don't notice the cost of it as much, and before I know it, I will have the 12 place settings I need. Pretty clever, huh?
My curtains are "no sew"...Remember, I don't sew? LOL!! They are just long panels of material ($6 a yard!!) folded and clipped with curtaian rings. Doesn't matter that they're not store bought formal draperies, they do the trick and match my couch to a "T". I tried lighter colors on the windows, but with all the light in this room, they just faded into oblivion. I think these tie the entire room together perfectly.
See why I couldn't bear to sell the china cabinet?? I think it is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. The metalwork on the doors is totally fabulous!
Linking up to Debbie's Newbie Party!
And also par-tay-ing over with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday, Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, and on Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!!