I hate to admit, a majority of our meals are eaten in the kitchen. It just seems easier with a three year old who still throws rejected food downward…we’re working on that. I love the idea of a formal room dedicated to dining and conversation. I imagine 100 years worth of happy announcements from soon to be parents, heated debates from teenagers and life advice passed from generation to generation. This dining room has heard talk of war, discussions about the generation gap and dreams for a prosperous future. I envision wide eyed children listening in rapt attention to a grandparent’s tale from the old country and tear streaked cheeks when faced with a empty chair that was filled just the day before…life happened in this house…and we strive to add our voices to the very essence of this home.
Our dining room, like our living room, is a bit crowded with our treasures from around the world. I try to keep a happy balance of high and low elements with a few touches of whimsy.
With a very formal antique crystal chandelier, I wanted to create a more casual window detail. These grainsacks from Europe add a rustic touch…and they were super easy to do.
Looking for an adult beverage…just open the antique Chinese cabinet. My favorite vintage suitcase holds glass decanters and seltzer bottles.
A simple patriotic touch on the table seems so appropriate in the Summer…
…and speaking of Summer, the Princess is quite taken by our vegetable garden, although she does seem a little perplexed as she contemplates a radish.
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