Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Few New Goodies And Some Progress In The Dining Room

Hello Sweeties near and far away, I wanted to share a few new goodies with you today. 
I worked a tiny bit on our formal dining room Friday night. I am such a slacker.....
it's been month and it's still not all finished and pulled together.

So last week I went to Cost Plus World Market and found these super gorgeous
Distressed Metal Filigree Lucy Lanterns . 
I put them on the window sill in the dining room

They look so pretty at night with the candles burning, and the rope handles on them 
compliment the rope tied around my curtains. 

Something else that's new is this large Demi John bottle that I found at Home Goods 
earlier this summer. I simply put some battery operated string lights in there and VOILA!!

It is currently sitting next to the buffet table in the dining room. 

I had gotten these VIRSERUM picture frames some time back at IKEA. I finally hung 
them up on the empty wall but still need to get some large prints made to fill them.  
The large round baskets in the middle are from Targets "Threshold Collection"
I don't think they carry them anymore though. Bummer I want more!!!  

Ok, so here is a picture of the dining room in the dark, do you notice the shade 
pattern on the giant wall??? Those are coming from a super cute lantern-light 
from directly across the room. 

Here is the guilty lantern sitting up in the window nook in the living room. 
It looks sooo gorgeous at night making all these patterns on the walls. 
The above picture really does not capture it. 

It's a Punched Metal Baroque Cylinder Lamp and is another great find 
from Cost Plus World Market.

Well, that's all I got for today's post. Still not all done but 
"Slow And Steady Wins The Race" right???? 

Our Willie would certainly agree, here he is earlier this summer, I found him in a 
corner on the deck behind some pillows with a little froggy friend....LOL

And not to leave out Bugsy, this is how he is enjoying the summer months....
staying cool in his little hiding spot in the barrel!!!! 

As always, thanks a million for visiting me!!!!!

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  1. Wow, love your dining room. It's looking great and those lanterns are beautiful.

  2. Very pretty! Love the Moroccan lanterns!! (and your adorable bunny too!)

    Have a great week!

  3. It's lookin' great already dear! love your finds at WM!

  4. Hi Christine the lanterns are beautiful. Your little pets are so adorable.

  5. Awesome lanterns, would like to have one of them in bedroom also. Such gorgeous patterns on wall. Your dining room is very nice, love how it looks cozy and welcoming. Great place to share meals with friends and family. Enjoy those lanterns. If your electricity ever goes out would be nice to have those going. I used to use oil lanterns in MT and KY when power went out. If the wind blew hard in KY our power went out frequently in summer. Happy week

    1. Thank you so much for always stopping by and leaving me the sweetest comments. I am never sure if you get my replies because you come up as a non reply blogger when I try to reply o your comment directly. XOXOXOX from Washington

  6. Here from Merry Monday. LOVE the lights in the bottle! I want one right now!

  7. Beautiful! We're in the process of moving houses and I'm excited at the prospect of decorating a new one. You have got some great ideas!

  8. Beautiful. I love how the lanterns throw pretty patterns of light and shadow around the rooms. Our chandelier over our stairwell does something similar. I've kept the decorations simple on the nearby walls as I think the light creates its own artwork, just like in your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love those lanterns and the twinkle lights! But I really just keep looking for my furry buddy in each shot :) He is so cute!
    Thank you for visiting Brag About It link party this week on VMG206!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  10. Hi Christine, so glad to see your blog over at Pin Worthy Wednesday!!! Happy Wednesday, you have shared some beautiful photos, I love the frames you have added to your wall decor.

    And bunny is always one of my favs!!!

    Would love to have you stop by and party with us as well, stop over if you have a chance OMHGWW

    Have a beautiful week!

  11. Your dining room looks fabulous. Those lanterns are so cute.

  12. Your patio friends are so cute! Thanks for sharing. And, as always, your home is so beautiful! :)

  13. Looking very good, Christine! Thanks for sharing the progress with us @ What to do Weekends!!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

  14. Loving you dinning room it looks great and I love your bunny too - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  15. Your room looks so nice! I love the rope curtain pulls and those little lights in that vase!! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.

  16. Love the new lanterns Christine! The rope handles are perfect in your room. Great score on the large Demi John also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. You have been busy Christine! I can't wait to see what you put in those big picture frames and the round baskets are awesome. Thanks for sharing your dining room at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us again tonight at 8 EST! Take care, Tara

  18. Such wonderful finds, Christine! I'm loving the mood created with those cozy with the candles and adore the playful patterns on the wall. Those fabulous baskets add just the right amount of texture with the large picture frames.
    Thank you for your lovely visit,
    Mary Alice

  19. I love those lanterns!! Great find Christine! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  20. Looking good, Christine. Best wishes, Linda


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