I thought I’d give an update on our dining room revamp progress since it has changed quite a bit since the last time I shared. I apologize in advance for the darkness of the pictures. I took the pictures in the late afternoon after the room was tidied for a birthday supper for my mom.
I bought this big urn at Hobby Lobby at 50% off and the fall flowers were 40% off. (This is the third arrangement; I had to make two trips back to return other flowers I didn’t like.) A funny thing happened when I bought the urn: we were looking at them and I was considering a smaller version of same pot. Louise piped up and asked me why I’d want a chamber pot for the dining room table! Another shopper who was standing nearby got a big kick out of that.
It turns out that I didn’t buy anything new for the mantle (yet) except for the artificial flowers beside the picture. I just kind of stuck things up there. I’ve admitted it already, right? I’m no decorator. (Actually, Steady Eddie is the one who handled clean-up in this room while I cooked on Friday evening, so he’s the one who made the tabletop arrangement. I’m pretty sure I won’t leave it like this, but I sure was happy to have his help! )
We still need something for the big wall (and to move the trampoline–but where, oh where?), but I really like how it looks now. It’s very warm and cozy, and I love sitting in the living room on the couch and seeing the flowers and the mantle. After years upon years of having things unfinished, it feels good to really like the space.