Friday, January 17, 2014

Dining Room Simplicity For Winter and the GIVEAWAY Winner

Shabbyfufu Teacup Chandelier...a commissioned piece
(Scroll to the bottom for the Giveaway winner)
What's old is new again...and this is a recent teacup chandelier commission just completed and set to be shipped overseas to an interior designer. If you are new here, then you might not know that we've been doing these for at least 15 years now and our one of a kinds are proudly found all over the globe. Lighting is a passion and we work as a team...
Shabbyfufu Mason Jar Chandelier
Yep...this is one of ours and in fact it's in my kitchen. This has been pinned and shared many thousands of times and who knew that when we designed it a few years back from stuff found in a trash pile that would happen?...

On to sharing snippets of some winter styling in the dining room...
Thankfully I took a few shots last weekend, because I decided after seeing them on my computer that it was time to send my camera in for a "tune up". No photography for a bit as I don't have a good back up, so I'm accomplishing some other things that have been on the back burner and working on getting some product going for the shop...

Keeping it simple...winter whites with a few touches of aqua...
 See "that chandelier"? Our kitchen opens up into the dining room, as we have no formal dining room in our home...
 I often use blues in various tones as an accent and to add a tiny pop of color to this mostly white home...
 Finally a home for this pair of antique French sconces that I recently acquired. I still need to wire them to U.S. standards, but testing first to see if I like the way that they look flanking the mirror. I think that I do!...
 The dining room opens up to the pool area, so another excuse to accent with aqua. It brings the outside in...
 I covered the table with a ruffled tablecloth from my stash of "shop leftovers". Thinking of perhaps painting the rustic pine top with a whitewash...just not sure yet...
 Our pool sees little use. No, actually that's not true~it sees NO use now that the children are grown. It's pretty easy to maintain though, and we do gather around it for entertaining...
 Some of the things that I love to collect...antique wine goblets, French transferware, ironstone...
 One of the challenges of this dining room is that there really is no space for a china cabinet, so it forces me to be creative in display and storage. I stacked a couple of old white chippy paint milking stools up to give some height...
 And used some of my old English ironstone pitchers with dried cream and pale flowers...
Simplicity going forward for 2014...

The winner of the $200 GIVEAWAY has been chosen completely randomly and is:
Betsy at Coastal Colors

Please contact me through my profile to claim your prizes!

I'm off on a little trip and will see you soon...
xoxo,
Janet

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Betsey!... your winter whites are just beautiful Janet, and I love the blue mixed in... your chandeliers are stunning!... enjoy your little trip, xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Your photos are stunning! I love the chandeliers!
    Thank you! I'm so excited! I'm pinching myself- what a wonderful giveaway to win!

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  3. I'm glad Betsy won--that is awesome! Can't wait to see what she gets :) Your post is beautiful! If your pool was at our house I would never be able to get my kids out of it. Even though you don't use it the water looks so pretty :)

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  4. What a treat to see so many photos of your beautifully styled rooms!

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  5. Everything is just beautiful. I love the chandelier and the sconces! The pop of aqua is just perfect! Congrats to Betsy.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. You can always count on lovely here

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  7. Congrats to the lucky winner!
    Thak you for this nice giveaway!
    Have a fab weekend!

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  8. Beautiful....love the pop of blue among all the white:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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