Wednesday, April 28, 2010

welcome home wednesday: the dining room

Onto the next room in our house, the dining room. I love the open floor plan between the kitchen, dining room, and living room, especially since that is the heart of the house and where everyone congregates.

View of the dining room from the kitchen. The dining room is the only room in the house that has hardwood floors. The rest have carpet.

The other side of our kitchen bar. 

Our front door is in the corner of the room. We hardly ever use it.

The view of the room from the head of the table.

View of the living room from the dining room.

Now some close-ups. My grandmother, my mom's mother, painted all of the oil paintings in our house. I love every one of them. The top flower was giving to me for my 14th birthday I believe and the bottom flower I picked out of the many in her house after she passed away. I definitely get my creativity from her.

Another painting done by my grandmother. The desk below it is an antique from the hubs side of the family.

The front door. It's a bit odd, but when I show the master bedroom I'll explain it's location a bit more.

The picture of the three labs was given to us by my parents for Christmas. The table is another antique from the hubs family. It was one of three sections that all fit together to make a huge banquet table but unfortunately we only have the one piece.

Our china cabinet was the first piece of furniture that the hubs and I purchased together. The hubs heard about an online auction and we were the only ones to bid on this beauty. I love how it displays all of my Spode Woodland Hunting Dogs china.

I come from a long line of lab families. My parents have always had labs along with my mom's parents. These three dog plates were my mom's, but she gave them to me because they just fit so well with our decor. I have another lab picture that needs to be framed and added to the wall.

Hope you enjoyed the tour through our dining room!


  1. I just came across your blog from Michelle's and noticed that you were from Irmo...and I'm from Lexington! Your dining room is pretty!

  2. Loved the tour and just wanted to say Howdy Neighbor. I played Feetball at USC, please don't hold that against me--but it is so cool to find someone so close in the Blogoshphere!

    Love the House. Pics were awesome!!!!!

    We are in Lexington, and now want to move up closer to the Lake side- maybe up near Newberry!