Friday, March 25, 2016

~~ Spring Changes in the French Country Dining Room ~~

It's Spring! Time for a fresh new look in my French Country dining room.


My dining room in winter seemed a little spare 
with only vintage mirrors and an old farmhouse mantle on the wall.
I love how light and airy it is but . . .


I'm always looking for ways to make it better.


I've been wanting to move the green chippy cabinet so it would be more visible.
So, I slid it across the floor to the left side of the mantle and tucked it into that narrow space.


After I put my old medicine cabinet on top of it and added some ironstone, 
it filled the space perfectly.


The chippy paint added some yummy texture to the neutral wall . . .


and the cabinet is much handier now -- storing napkins, old tablecloths, vases and candles.


The other side of the mantle looked a bit lonely so I moved a plant stand from the foyer 
to the dining room and placed a sweet little basket on top of a linen scarf.


Looks like it's ready for a picnic in the country!


Flowers in a silver pitcher warm the space and bring the outdoors in.


The sun streams into this room for my morning cup of coffee. 


My latest Goodwill find . . . this fabulous "frenchy" straw hat. 
Love the black ribbon. Ooh la la!


A few small changes on the mantle included ironstone butter pats to hold candles.

And here's the French Country dining room with a spring update.



34 comments:

  1. Pat,
    Oh, what an amazing transformation, dear one!
    The medicine cabinet atop your green chippy cabinet is stunning!
    I love the vignette using your ironstone pitchers!
    I agree, totally, moving things around (shopping the house)
    often gives amazing new looks for le$$!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Good morning Pat and thanks so much for your lovely comments.

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  2. Beautiful changes! Live it....Christine

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    1. Thanks so much. Love it or live it, it matters not to me.

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  3. Love the Spring decor! Don't you like shopping in your own home!?

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    1. Thanks Angelina. I'm so ready for spring and today it's snowing again in Denver!

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  4. Loving the changes you made Pat! That chippy paint texture has me swooning. Don't even get me started on the ironstone.

    If I could figure out how to put emjoi's in G+ comments I'd put 4 purple hearts. Have a great day!

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    1. You made my day Christine. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. Very pretty. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. Please visit me when you get a minute. :-)
    Sheila

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sheila. Hope to see you again.

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  6. It's all so pretty, and very French Country looking. I love it!

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    1. Am so glad you liked it Cynthia. Thanks and Merci!

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  7. I have fun moving furniture around for new looks...you made a great move. Your beautiful dining room is so cozy.
    Have a wonderful week, Pat.

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    1. Hi Marigene, thanks for visiting and for your warm comments. You made me smile!

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  8. Your dining room and the changes your made are very pretty. I love your style!

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    1. You are too sweet. Thanks so much for making my day.

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  9. Your dining room is so pretty! It looks great! I love the chippy furniture paired with some new, modern items.

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    1. Hi Lela, thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by.

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  10. So pretty! I love your use of color along with the plants. And you're ridiculously organized! - Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it and it usually isn't that organized, believe me!

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  11. so loving your medicine cabinet and market tote! hope you'll drop by my blog when you have a moment. peace to you right where you are. ~ michele

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    1. Thank you Michele. So glad you stopped by to visit.

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  12. Your hat is just too cute and perfect for gardening this Summer too. I found one myself, not as authentic or pretty as yours, but it works so well for keeping me cool.
    Every detail in your French home is positively charming, beautiful and inspiring.
    What a lovely spot to enjoy a cup of tea or evening meal.
    Thank you for sharing this joy with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday,
    Jemma

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    1. Dear Jemma, you made my day with your sweet comments. I'm so glad you like my home.

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  13. Love your chippy cabinet and it looks great in your dining room!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, thanks so much for visiting. I scored that cabinet at the Old Glory Fair a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed it.

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  14. It's gorgeous I love it. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

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  15. Looking good, Pat! You have great style and wonderful old pieces to work with. I'm especially in love with your medicine cabinet :) Thanks so much for sharing your dining room with us at Vintage Charm--

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    1. Hi Diana, Love hearing from you. Glad you liked the room redux!

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  16. Pat, I love the wall of mirrors - that's something I've always wanted to do. You have beautiful style in your home.

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    1. Thank you so much Stacey. It's funny how often a mirror will show up at a yard sale once you start watching for them. I can't pass them up.

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    2. Thank you so much Stacey. It's funny how often a mirror will show up at a yard sale once you start watching for them. I can't pass them up.

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