Where we eat

Where we eat if we’re not on the couch in front of the TV anyway.

I’m not sure how I feel about turning on the light since it is now mixed lighting, but whatever.  I think it looked better with them on.  I’m showing you my house right now, not lighting skills.

Lighting is the most important to me, in any room.  In case you couldn’t tell by my bird chandelier in my office.  Lighting fixtures are everything!  And so are drapes, and rugs.

I brought a lot of things over from the townhome, and with all the wall space I figured buying some wood shelves would be a good idea to fill the large wall.  Ricki had the idea of putting urns on there and gave me one as a gift, then later when I was at her house gave me 2 more (we have this relationship where she knows what is mine is hers and she can use and borrow anytime) so I just had to find one more.  After months of having only 3 on the wall, I found a square one on the bottom right!

A little peek outside (above), but our patio is still a work in progress so that reveal will come in the spring.  But this is what you see when you look out the glass door from the dining room. My urn succulent project was a success and still alive.  Hurrah!

There’s a story behind, er, under that glass that the urn sits on.  A few years back I had lit a candle in a tin and left it on my dining room table.  I left it unattended (who actually attends candles anyway?) and it burned to the bottom which then got the entire tin hot and then burned into my table.  It smelled like fish since the finish on the table was burning.  So, I have to use the glass to hide the evidence.  At least I sorta centered the candle.  Note: Always put tin candles on a coaster or something it cannot burn.

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray / Round jute rug, curtains, curtain rod, and glass tabletop: Pottery Barn / Dining room table: Pruitts / Chandelier, wall plaque and wood shelves: Ballard Designs / Urns on wall and table: Willows Home and Garden, some gifted from Ricki from IKEA, FOUND, Sweet Salvage

Diana Elizabeth took pictures of the dining room and kitchen then stopped there.  She was already exhausted so the living room will have to be a separate photoshoot day.  Who knew taking interior shots would be so hard?

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

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