Friday, June 22, 2012

SUYL - Dining Room

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner for her Show Us Your Life link-up.

We have a dining room, but we use it maybe once a year.  Well, the kids use it to do their homework once in a while when I have to separate them.

I like my dining room and I would love to use it more, but with 3 busy little boys, it just doe not fit our lifestyle right now.  Maybe in a few years we can use it for actual dining, but for now, it will sit there and wait or us.

This is the view of our dining room from our formal living room.  I love our family portrait, but we had it done before we had Mark so he's missing.  My hubs thinks it's silly, but I feel really bad every time I look at it because Mark is not in it.  We will have to have another one done this fall.

I hate our chandelier - it's the brassy kind from the early eighties.  I hope to replace all our brass fixtures one day. Since we don't use this room much, it'll do for now.

Here's a close up of the centerpiece.  I originally made this for fall decorating and never put it away after last fall.  It's now our permanent centerpiece.

This is what is on top of our buffet or sideboard or whatever you call it. Candlesticks are from Kirkland's.  I found the lantern at Homegoods for $10 and it came with an electric candle.  Love it.

 Close-up of the lantern.

I'll be getting some ideas from other bloggers, so this room might see some changes!


  1. I love that cute lantern! And, I feel the same way about our dining room ... We use it more often in our new house but our days of dinner parties and sitting at the table for a quiet dinner are over!! Ha!!

  2. I love all of the crown molding... I can't wait for us to have our own house so we can have pretty details like that. :)

  3. Your dining room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I hate our dining room chandelier as well. But we just have a rental house so we're not changing it.

    As you can tell I'm a few weeks behind on my blog reading :)