Friday, May 22, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

One of the blogs, I like to read Kelly's Korner started this up and I thought it would be fun to join in. Today is Dining Room Edition.

The dining room is probably my favorite room in our house. The ceilings are beautiful and curved. We believe the wallpaper is original-but the original owners two granddaughters disagree-one thinks the wallpaper is original-the other does not. So were not sure.

We bought our table two years ago and it seems to fit in with the historic house perfectly. It has two more leaves and 4 more chairs-we need to have more kids! :)

The hanging light is different and I don't know if I love it or not. It was in the house when we bought it. I often think I would like something a little more elegant like a chandelier type light, but I am still undecided. What do you think?

My favorite feature of the dining room (and the house)- is the built in China cabinets. They have light tracks inside and the room looks great in the evening, with only those lights on. I am not much of a China person, but when we bought the house with those cabinets of course I had to get some then! I searched for months trying to find the perfect set. I wanted something old fashioned, and something that had a floral pattern (not what people typically chose now). My husband found this beautiful set, in an antique store. The date stamped on the back is 1926-only five years after our home was built.


kate said...

It's beautiful.

All About Us said...

I think that is a cute idea. I love your historic house!!

Myra said...

very beautiful room! i love historic homes!

LeeAnn B. said...

I love your dining room! I was looking back through your older posts to see more of your historic home, and I saw that we both have something in common. We both are married to a CPA. I am like you in that I hate tax season, yet I love it at time too. Guess you can say that I have a love/hate relationship with it! Crazy I know!Love the pics of your house!

Kristine said...

beautiful woodwork!

Tee said...

Gorgeous room. I think you're right about putting a more elegant light over the table. But that one is really neat. It's definitely a keeper for somewhere.

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