Thursday, September 30, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Dining Room

This week, Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is continuing her "Show Us Your Life" Friday. This weekly linking party began as "Show Us Where You Live", so Kelly is revisiting this idea over the next few weeks. This will give those who missed the home tours the first time to have a chance to get in on the action. This week is dining rooms. So, hop on over to Kelly's Korner and sometime tomorrow (I am posting Thursday), and you should be able to find a nice tour of dining rooms.

Here is the view of our dining room from the door that goes to the kitchen.

And this is the view from our formal living room.

Here is a close up of the arrangement that sits on the table. We remove it when we eat at this table (which is hardly ever - we eat at the breakfast table or in front of the TV).

I have two of this kind of print. They hang of either side of our middle window. The colors match the room perfectly.

This china cabinet belonged to my grandmother, and I love it. It is maple. Unfortunately, she didn't have a table to match. So, when we moved into this house, I searched everywhere for a table. After looking at about ten furniture stores, I found one that matched beautifully.

My china is Fitzgerald by Noritake. I think it looks beautiful in the china cabinet (this is where it gets used the most).

And if your name is Holly, and this is your china pattern, you have to have these salad plates.

This is the corner next to the the china cabinet. This chair also belonged to my grandmother. It fits perfectly in this room.

Many people ask me how I came up with the name for our blog. Here is part of the reason for the name "Tales from Waters Edge". This is the view from our dining room. It used to be a better view before a house was built across the street, but it is still a nice view from our upstairs and gazebo front porch.

You might have noticed a chair missing from our dining room table. Well, our breakfast table only came with two chairs. Now that we have this little cutie, we need three chairs. So, I stole one of our dining room chairs for our breakfast room table. I guess we could get a regular high chair, but the little one we have seems to work great for Scout and doesn't take up much room.

Hope you enjoyed our dining room! Come back next week for a tour of our kitchen (I think its kitchens next week) or daily for sweet pictures and adventures of our girl.


  1. Your dining room is lovely. I love the windows and the floral arrangement on the table. It's so nice to have your grandmothers chair and such as well. I wish I had more sentimental things myself. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. What a beautiful chandiler and I just love those window treatments! What a pretty, elegant room and I really like the color....:0) Your little one is just presh

    Summer ;0)

  3. Looks great. Love the view of the water.

  4. It's so pretty! Love your decor and the view! What a sweet little girl at the end!

  5. Love the view! how lucky are you guys!
    Love that you have alot of your grandmothers things in the room.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Beautiful floral arrangement and LOVE the view! :) Very pretty!

  7. Very pretty! I love thos kind of channel back chairs! And big cutie at the end. :)

  8. Such beautiful china, and what wonderful history with your grandmother's pieces. I am especially loving the view and am not sure I would ever leave the gazebo! Have a great weekend!

  9. Pretty centerpiece! I love it. My mom is looking for something like that. I am sure she gonna be like this too. Thanks for sharing.

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