Friday, February 17, 2012

~ A Small Reveal in the Dining Room ~

Remember the Mary Tyler Moore Days? Wonderful T.V. sitcoms, most of them innocent and just down right fun to watch.  I always loved the big M she had on her wall, I know many of you do as well. Over the years I've added the initial of our last name in various places in our home, either on the wall or on monogrammed pieces. This appears to be larger than it actually is, the size of this darling letter P is only 4" the perfect filler size.
If you recall a while back I told you I was revamping some things in the dining room, I teased you with a few pictures like this one. You can review a few more pictures HERE.
I don't want to overwhelm you all at once so  I'll share bits and pieces of the new vignettes and wall grids I've put together.  The hutch a gift from Mr. P when we got married 33 years ago has been moved many times just since we've been in this home. I'm still not sure if this wall is it's forever home, but for now I'm happy with the wall arrangement which breathes new life into the hutch. Inside the hutch I added a lot more blue pieces drawing the blue out of the rest of the room.

Earlier around blog land dominoes in beautiful glass dishes were floating  everywhere. To say I admired them is an understatement. The grandson was kind enough to loan me his small set. It's called a pocket set, came in a small leather carrying case just the right size for little guy's pockets. Ironically enough they're the perfect size for this small glass covered dish.

I dug the horn out of one of the closets gave it a good polish and then wondered how on earth to hang it. Thank goodness for my girlfriend, you know they say 2 heads are better than one; in this case folks we definitely have "girl power." !!  She asked if I had any tassels around that I wasn't using, again Ka-Boom the light goes off in the head, of course I did.. We clipped the center part out of it and worked it around the horn, Perfection!
I've had the metal keys for "years", they've layed around on books, taken up space in drawers and now finally hang on the wall. Not to go overboard with my love of blue I chose black ribbon to hang them with.
You know I must have my blues thrown in here and there. A purchase off E-bay last winter is the perfect compliment for the decor. If you recall I've been painting it seems like "forever". I'm now finishing up the last of the painting in the shop. This picture depicts the true taupey tan color of the walls, called Furry Ottertail.
Another Ebay purchase is the brown velvet English riding hat, (I've got to stay off Ebay) It sits on top of a metal hat stand I've had for a very long time. It's been a few colors as well as everything else around here, it was once white, then I fauxed it to look like metal and last but probably not least I sprayed it black, leaving a bit of the faux metal showing here and there to make it look even older. :-))
To say I'm done with this wall just wouldn't be the truth. Are we ever completely done with our decorating? After viewing the pictures, I realized the white shade is just a tad too white, I think maybe more of a cream might work better. Just to the left of the keys I think I need just a little something to go there. See what I mean? Are we ever done? Do you critique your walls after you take pictures?
I'll share more of the dining room process in the next couple of days. Thanks for swinging in and saying hello. Until next time.....



Lynne....I love the color you used on the walls and I think that cabinet looks great in that spot. Your wall and cabinet top arrangements are great. Loved reading about the backgrounds of the items...especially the dominos!! :)

Is Spring Springing Forth in your shop? I'm guessing it is!!! I love this time of hassle seasonal decorating for Feb. and March. I just have a few Valentine's and St.Pat's items..just enough to add a little punch of sparkle and color to the dreary winter months..without it being a decorating challenge.

Hope all is well with you and Mr. P.

Enjoy this lovely's gonna be a beauty.

L, Dana

Karen said...

love the blue too Lynne. Your groupings in the hutch and above look great. I have collected some blue pieces throughout the years and have them in the master bedroom. Can't wait to see the big reveal & overload of pics.

PAT said...

I love the wall arrangement and vignette Lynne! Beautiful! I have a letter around here someplace, I should get it out and use it. Had it in the powder room for awhile then redid that room.

I am doing a little visiting in the land of blog this morning. Still resting up.

I did a couple of things around the house today and I was ready to sit down. Guess the adrenaline overload we were on for two weeks is going to take awhile to wear off.LOL I am doing small things and supervising (keeping an eye on) Jim so he doesn't try to do something he isn't supposed to.
We are both feeling much better since Jim got to come home yesterday. We all, Molly included, slept like logs last night!

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE that hat!!! That is SO cool!!! I have been looking for some really cool hat stands, too, for my dressing room. I haven't been able to find any in the price range I'm willing to pay so far. The hunt continues!!! (Pun intended referencing your vignette!) This is really cool, and it gives me a lot of ideas! Thank you, Miss Lynne! Your inspiration abounds!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Lynne, I love your wall collage, the horn, is a great addition and using the tassel is genius. Yes, I critique everything when I see it in a picture. Why can't you see all of that before you take the pics, just something about that lens that really tells the tale. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Lynne, no, I never look at my walls before I take photo's and I should! I seldom change them either, and I should! I have one of those homes that when it comes time to freshen the paint..there would be a square when the picture is removed! OK..I'm kidding, but that's not far from the truth. Your wall looks wonderful and the hat..I need to hang my to speak. I love old hats and yours looks perfect where you have hung it. For me "change" is a major thing anymore. You inspire me and thanks for that!!
Mona :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

P.S. I have been looking for just the right hat stand for...YEARS! I love yours! What a lucky duck you are! :)

LindyLouMac said...

What a novel way of displaying a lovely old set of dominoes. Apologies for not calling by to comment very often, time just seems to get swallowed up by real life!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the wall! Your accessories are so pretty too. Love the dominos (hmmm, I think we have a set like that too--better go find it!) I love the way you hung the horn--so creative by you and your friend.

Have a great day.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love the new look can tell you have been up to being a "Bunny" once again..Love ya Lynne..hope the 2 B's are doing GREAT..Hugs and love Gloria