I thought I'd show a few pictures of the dining area again as well as a different view of the sewing table in the kitchen. I love having not only my own furniture from all these years of marriage but inherited furniture from both sets of parents.
Of course, the same "look" can be put together by attending auctions, garage sales, etc. I'm always surprised how inexpensive some people sell family heirlooms for because they don't like "old" stuff.
First... here is the other view of the sewing table (purchased many years ago at a garage sale for $5.00). That yellow vintage utility cart was very cheap at Goodwill because it was falling apart. It took just a couple minutes for my husband to repair it when I arrived home. As for the scratches on it... that is part of the vintage charm. :)
Below are pictures of my dining area in the early morning. In my former home, I had a separate formal dining room with doors leading to the kitchen and the formal living room. It was very nice to be able to set the table and get everything ready for a special family meal or a party and shut the doors. However, I'm happy with this little dining area.
I love lace curtains, doilies, and tablecloths. Long ago I read in a decorating article to think of a favorite restaurant and then what made it special. I immediately thought of the Queen's Inn when we lived in Holland, Michigan (back then it was open to the public almost every day).
Oh... the quaintness and charm of that place. What I decided to recreate about it was the look brought about by the Dutch lace on each window... thus, my small dining area brings to mind a favorite restaurant from the time Stephanie was a child. :)
I just love the ethereal look of the early morning sun shining through the lace.
There are lots of picture of our house from the past three years in the Favorites under "My Home".