Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dining Room Makeover



Married in the early 70's, we had a teak dining room suite like many other couples as it was 'in' back then.  When a good friend said she was selling her dark cherry set because of down sizing I was all for a change.  She said I could have it as soon as she sold her house.
Selling the teak wasn't hard as a young couple was eager to buy it and so we went through Christmas and Easter until now with an empty dining room and all my things packed away.  My friend sold her house last week and her call to 'come and get it', was music to my ears.


The new dining room set fits perfectly and the hutch has glass shelves with mirrors in the back and lights in the top, I couldn't be happier.  My table runner has butterflies on it (of course) and I've shown my tea cart and cloche that sits on another table.
I' joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Cielo at House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday.  Please visit both ladies to see what other bloggers have to share.

24 comments:

  1. Yeah Judith! You finally got your furniture. I am sure it is beautiful and you will just enhance it with your flare.

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  2. How wonderful! Lovely! I'm sure you are happy to have your *new* furniture and are able to use your beautiful dining room. Enjoy!

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  3. Oh Judith, That is beautiful, have you come down from cloud nine. I would be walking into the room every few hours to make sure it really is there. Have a wonderful week and take care.

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  4. Beautiful makeover for your dining room. I love the dark cherry too! Wonderful photos and mosaic! Have a great week!

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  5. Beautiful Love your teacart. Your china cabinet looks similar to mine!

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  6. That is a nice change. How nice your friend was to let you have it. It must have been hard to wait.

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  7. Oh what fun to get new furniture! And it is beautiful! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  8. Your new is lovely of course... but i have always and will be a fan of teak.

    Mosaics look lovely :)

    Have the best week my friend.

    Claudia

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  9. Great friend to give you such nice things.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  10. Congratulations, Judith. Your dining room looks wonderful!

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  11. Love your beautiful new cherry dining room furniture...Christine

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  12. That was definitely worth the wait! What a spectacular piece of furniture. Your dining room looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

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  13. COngratulations on your new set!
    It is always refreshing to change things up a bit and find new treasures!

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  14. Looks fabulous :) Bet it feels wonderful to have it all finished and useable :)

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  15. WOW!! beautiful dining room set...I bet it was hard for her to let go of it...Love your centerpiece...Hope you have a GREAT day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  16. Congrats on getting that beautiful dining room set! Your table linen is GORGEOUS!

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  17. Hi Judith! Oh, I love your pretty new dining room set! What a set you had from your early married days and I'm sure the little couple were so pleased to get it! Looks like it had a lot of storage. But your new set is just gorgeous! Congratulations. Changes can make us feel so good, can't it?
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  18. Your "new" dining Room furniture looks lovely!! I love the richest of the color of the wood. Very Elegant!!

    Debbie

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  19. How nice you could change out with no expense to you! Everyone happy all around :-) Its beautiful.

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  20. the new hutch just perfect for your dinning room! welp, who knew that someone else trash is someone else treasure!

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  21. Isn't it fun to have a change? A friend recently sold her teak set to a young couple - they were thrilled to have the 70's set. It's great when everything goes to a good home and everyone's pleased with their choice.

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  22. The older set looked great - love your new one! You definitely have classic taste!
    Always love paying a visit! And when you stop by,
    hope you do, having two giveaways this month!
    Kathy

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  23. I am trying to looking for a house which have a great dining room, once I saw a beautiful house through costa rica homes for sale
    I think those houses are very wonderful. I am really interested now because they are very wide and beautiful.

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