Saturday, October 2, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Dining Rooms

I decided to try this link party thing again.  This week on Kelly's Korner blog, everyone is sharing their dining room.  I guess you could still call ours that.  Sometimes it is an office.  Sometimes it is my craft room.  Here is how it looks today (and yes, I had to clean it first):

Don's dog Penelope was keeping me company, as always.

The table, sideboard and chair against the wall all were purchased in England when we were stationed there.  The metal dining chairs are from Pier One.

My mom bought the corner cabinet in the early 1960's.  I finally got around to painting it earlier this year.  I have in it some of my favorite Cornishware dishes (the blue and white stripe) that I picked up at various car boot sales in England.  I don't think I paid more than a pound or two for any of the pieces.

More Cornishware is on the shelves above the sideboard.

The melamine plates in the corner cabinet and on the shelves came from Pier One, Target and Moda Home (I think?).

I know it might be a bit much for most people, but I like being surrounded by mementos from the life we have lived.  

And color just makes me happy.  


  1. Very fun! Love all the color!

  2. Your home decor reminds me of Mary Engelbrieit's style. She uses lots of color and whimiscal pieces too.