Friday, June 17, 2016

Show Us Your Life Friday - My Real Live Dining Room!

I'm linking up today with Kelly over at Kelly's Korner for her Show Us Your Life series (today it's Real Life Dining Rooms).
I literally have done nothing  to this room since we moved in 8 years ago. We are on our third table (the table from my dads house when I was growing up) and the matching china cabinet is in the living room. I did add a table runner this week that I scored on clearance from Target (like I need another reason to love that store) for $8. A few months ago, out of necessity, I changed out my seasonal centerpiece for the convenience of having the  napkin basket and salt & pepper shakers on the table 24/7.
Also, that decision saved the sure broken destiny of several pretty apothecary jars.

This is the view from the end of the couch in the living room.
Our house isn't very big - about 1400 sf - and it's all open.
I know the table is off center, and it drives me crazy But I am in a wheelchair and I need it placed like that so I can get the chair around it when wiping it down and sweeping/dusting/etc.
But still. It. Drives. Me. Nuts.
Here's a closer view of the table runner. It has the yellows, teals, and blues that I'm going with.
My kitchen is orange and we're getting ready to put board and batten up. I've got teal rugs in there. I'm still looking for mustard yellow accents.

Bakers rack in the corner. Still decorated the same as it was in 2007,...but now I'm noticing how awful the arrangement looks on the bottom. Time for something new! FYI - my sister gave us this bakers rack as one of our wedding gifts. I love it.
My favorite thing in the whole room. A picture of us that was taken after being married about 7 months., in Banbury, England. I really love this one so much.. Mike has a similar one in his office at work, but it's in color.We were so young and carefree. I miss those days, but I know I'll miss these busy days of school, work, housework, grocery shopping, shuffling children around even more.
Speaking of craziness, here's a VERY "real life" shot for you. Wild kids at 7:30AM! They were so energetic that I sent them out to play in the front yard right after this.
I hope ya'll have a great Friday! We are off to my aunt and uncles to go swimming.


Our Life at 31-derful! said...

Stopping in from the blog hop to your beautiful home.....I love this line "Also, that decision saved the sure broken destiny of several pretty apothecary jars." Ha!! We may have broken an apothecary jar and cloche around these parts!

Jenny said...

I love the color of your table and chairs. They are very cozy looking!

Debbie said...

Very pretty!

Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine said...

Our Life at 31-wonderfull - It's so true! Baby proofing was a breeze, but this kid-proofing is killing my décor soul!

Jenny: Thank you! Most of the action happens at the kitchen table, at least in our house!

Debbie: Thank you!

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