Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yellow, White and Blue Dining Room

Hi Friends, I thought I would show you all pictures of my dining room and all my blue and white. Most of the dishes are from thrifting and garage sales, however I don't find as many pieces as I used to. I have loved cobalt blue since I was a child and got a box of oil paints for Christmas. It was one of my favorite gifts. Anyway the tube of Prussian blue just won my heart and I think every painting I did then always had some Prussian blue in it somewhere! Ha. My dad, one day brought home a place setting of Blue Willow dishes he had received from the gas station with a fill-up. I claimed them right then and asked for them for my someday hope chest. We have used them eversince . It was a Willow Ware set. I had enough for eight place settings. Along the way I picked up other dishes when I would find them as well as cobalt glass. Of course we all remember the Vick's vapor rub jar, noxema skin cream, Evening in Paris, and Milk of Magnesia bottles too. Those were the good old days! Anyway most of my collection is in the dining room. There is still work to be done, but I thought I would show you around. The little window above is a dormer window on the outside of the house. The little landing was a happy accident from the builder. We loved it! My DH goes up the ladder at Christmas and replaces the lamp with a little Christmas tree. We did have the foresight to have it wired so we could turn it on at the switch below!

This is our buffet, from the trainstation flea-market. I stripped it down and then one day had the idea of taking an oak footboard we had and attaching it and the mirror to the back. It matches perfectly. I have a white shelf above this that needs some attention! The cobalt blue bowl was from a garage sale and the cup and saucer are missmatches. I added the little blue cornflowers and the white flowers.

More garage sale finds

The blue band around the top was originally going to have a smaller blue basket border in it, but since I could see that borders were on their way out, I thought one day, why not just hang different blue and white plates? DH went up the ladder and measured for each one. How I love that man!

Our English Sideboard. Found at an antique mall at a not to be found again price in the 90's.

It holds a lot of stuff inside too!

Cloches from the Goodwill. A couple of pieces of flow-blue from my long ago garage saling.

An old music cabinet,(these are great) A small wall curio with a child's Blue willow set.

Oops, I deleted the full length picture of this cabinet. (also from a garage sale) It sits on top of a gate-leg table that was my husband's grandmother's. The tall cobalt vase was a recent find at the Goodwill! $5.00!!

Also the other day, found these two candle cups at the Goodwill for .75 each. Hope you enjoyed the tour. I realized I didn't take a shot of the table. It was also a antique mall purchase, but had no leaves, so my DH made four matching ones, We can seat 8 to 10. The chairs are new but matched the turnings on the table and buffet so well we couldn't not get them a few years ago.

Have a blessed day! Remember God is in control.


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