My Alpine Home

Sunday, November 2, 2014

In the Dining Room

Hello my friends, today I am sharing the Thanksgiving décor in my dining room.
 
But first, I have a confession to make. . .I don’t actually have a formal dining room.  This is the dining area that connects my kitchen and family room together.
 
Because I want to join Nancy from A Joyful Cottage for her Every Room in the House-Dining Room party for all purposes today it is a ‘dining room’. lol!
 
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There are two black chairs with wood seats at each side of the table and a parson burlap chair on each end.
 
Pretend you don’t see that kitchen island. Hee-hee!
 
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Small berry wreaths hang on the back of the four black chairs.
 
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I chose the drop cloth table runner I made a couple of years ago for the center of the table.
 
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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Tom Turkey.  I love his subtle color.
 
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I placed him on my green reproduction jadite cake stand ( a gift from a dear friend), and added some dried Hydrangeas.
 
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Next to it is my French mug rack from Décor steals.  It holds white gravy boats and other smalls.
 
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I picked up all three of these gravy boats at a recent estate sale for $8.  SCORE!  Only one is old, but for the price I couldn’t resist!
 
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I placed a thrift find Johnson Bros. bowl on top.
 
(I stand on chairs just for you)
 
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I found two of these dark brown transferware teacups at a thrift as well.  The little brown pitcher I bought years ago at T.J. Maxx.
 
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I found this sweet Johnson Bros. pitcher at a thrift two years ago.
 
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Then last year after Thanksgiving I found this bowl with the same covered bridge pattern.
I filled it with more Hydrangeas.
 
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I love how the green cake stand pulls out the soft green color in this bowl and pitcher.
 
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The most recent change that I did in the dining room is to turn our built in desk area into a china cupboard.
 
This is what it looked like before.  As you can see it just stored medicine and mainly ‘junk’.
 
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I took the doors to a cabinet shop and had seeded glass added and I painted it white.
 
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I’m not showing the bottom because well, here comes confession #2.  I haven’t finished painting the drawers.
 
I love it and it’s the perfect spot for highlighting my seasonal dishes.
 
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The cupboard on the right displays my recent $4.50 find of green Pyrex bowls, a small bit of my wheat collection, and wheat Pyrex.
 
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Found all of the transferware at thrifts and a yard sale.  Oh happy day!
 
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The turkey plates and little bowls are from T.J. Maxx.  I love mixing old with new!
 
Thanksgiving Dishes
 
There you have it my Thanksgiving ‘dining room’.
 
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if you look close you can see the unfinished drawer on my desk turned china cabinet.
 
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Happy November!
 
I love this time of year.
 
hugs,

30 comments:

Bernideen said...

I love all that wonderful transferware and your table setting is really lovely!

Susie said...

Jann, I love the dishes. Your turkey on the cake stand is nice . I also think the green stand is so pretty. it could work for many seasons. You do know how to decorate. :):) Hope you are doing well. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the way you changed out your wall cupboard, Jann!! And if I were to build a house, I'd skip the formal dining room and have an eating area open to the kitchen as you have. Fun tablescape!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your dining room and your table setting is just perfect for Thanksgiving. What really caught my eye is that gorgeous green cake stand! Hugs, Penny

NanaDiana said...

Jann- Your dining "room" is great. How often do people really use formal dining rooms anyway? I love that green cake plate! What a great gift that is!

That was smart to turn that cupboard above your desk into a china cabinet. It is perfect and really adds a lot of style to that area. Love it.

Hope you have a great Sunday night - xo Diana

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Jann

I'm still around, just taking a much needed blogging break. I'll be back, but for now I'm just visiting friends and not posting.

Love your thanksgiving touches!

Leann

Kris said...

It all looks fabulous Jann! I don't have a dining room either.
: (
Love the china cabinet!!
xo Kris

Stacey said...

Your kitchen/dining area is so pretty! I love what you did with the desk area. It's so smart to make it work for your needs. The dishes look great there.

I have a desk area right off the kitchen. I'd like to remove the cabinets above the desk and put in open shelves. Surprisingly, my husband didn't act like that was too crazy. :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

I am drooling over that chandelier! Your table looks so decorative, too. You have a nice collection of transferware. That bowl is beautiful.

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything looks so pretty!! I just love your aqua chandelier!!
hugs,
Cindy

kitty said...

It all looks so pretty, Jann. I love the transformed desk shelves to china hutch. The brown transferware is sooo pretty for Fall. Your turkey on the cake stand is so cute. I have a runner that I made that is almost like yours, but mine has a bit of lace. Your dining area is homey and cozy!

Carmen Whitehead said...

It's beautiful Jann! I love your pieces and how you're showcasing them.

Jill said...

I like how you changed out the desk to a built in china cabinet. The berry wreaths hanging from the chairs generate an idea for myself as I am planning an autumn tea party. Thanks!

Susan Clayton said...

Great makeover.Using seeded glass was inspired.

priscilla said...

Love your "new" china cabinet with all your pretty transferware..and your Thanksgiving table ! Your black chairs look so much like my dining room chairs! Twins ! :)

Leslie said...

I love it Jan!!!! I spent last week painting and giving our dining room a make over. I love the little turkey.. perfect centerpiece.

Oh.. I gotta tell you, I was inspired by something that you did last winter and I am waiting for a package to be delivered for my Christmas table setting. I'm soo excited. : )

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your transferware is gorgeous, I adore it so! Your 'everything' dining room is lovely, you did a great job with the hutch and your lovely pieces all over. The chair décor is gorgeous. Looks so warm, cozy and inviting! The little turkey is adorable too!
Have a wonderful week sweet lady.
FABBY

Linda W. said...

Your house is always decorated so wonderfully!

Rose L said...

If your turquoise chandelier goes missing, you can find it in my home!

A Joyful Cottage said...

I'm so glad you linked up to the party, my friend. It just wouldn't be complete without your decorating flare. I get so many great ideas from what you share. (Hey, I think I just wrote a poem!) The transformation of the cabinet was a smart move. I like it very much. Your transferware and vintage pieces are so pretty. Love it all. Hugs, Nancy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You must be getting to the thrift store before I do.since I would have bought everything you have! You do have a way with styling dishes, and finding them!

Cynthia said...

I love it and the pieces of transfer ware, so envious. I'm slowly starting a collection. Mostly from Nancy's Daily Dish. I'm buying a piece at a time. Really like your turkey taking center stage

Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I think all your beautiful decorating on the table, the great pieces in the cupboard and the sweet wreaths on the chairs make this a "formal" dining room!!!

Kris Anderson said...

I love dishes and holiday dishes are a must in my book.. beautiful dishes you have -- lovely table decor... on the chairs and table top -- it's so fun to pop in here and see what you are up too..

Keep safe and warm

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Jann. I love your gravy boats hanging on the metal glass rack. So clever and cute. Love your cream and white Tom Turkey too.
Kris

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all the different pieces of china on your table... But when I saw your new china cabinet, swoon! It looks so bright and crisp, perfect to let the eye wander on all your plates...

Doreen@househoneys said...

Your new cabinet is drool worthy! Such a lovely piece to showcase your 'old with new' style!

lynn said...

i just love what you've done with the desk area, jann! love the pop of color your chandy gives the room, too:)

Angélica D said...

Hola amiga querida!! que lindo su comedor .. adore esa lampara turquesa.que tenga un optimo día
besos

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Jann. Stopping by to tell you I'll be featuring your dining room in tomorrow's Every Room In The House Party. Have a great evening. ~ Nancy