Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...


My favorite time of the year!!!!  I LOVE Christmas.  I love decorating for Christmas.  I love everything about it.  The more the merrier... ornaments and decorations that is.  Glitter, sparkling things, scented pine cones, ribbon, feathers, I LOVE IT ALL!  This year, I changed my mantel up and hung the garland, instead of shoving it in the "hole" above the fireplace.  And I love it!  I loaded it with a few of my favorite things!  Now I just hope and pray that the command hooks do their job and keep it up, instead of shattering my hopes and dreams ornaments.  Here's a few pics!  Thanks for stopping by if you are coming over from Layla's Holiday Home Mantel Linky Party!  I'll post again by Dec 9th to show off my pride and joy Christmas Tree!

The Lettered Cottage

Dining Nook Before/After

A post of pictures... (Click on each picture to enlarge)

  • Z built us a banquette including benches and a new table
  • "New" dining room chairs
  • New paint under chair rail (Slate by Restoration Hardware)
  • New chair rail on each side of the fireplace
  • New paint color above chair rail (Ash by Restoration Hardware)
  • New light fixture in dining nook
  • New floors throughout kitchen, dining, and living room in Jan!!!

Before with "old" table and chairs (For Sale if anyone is interested:)

Then the new storage seating with cushions. 

Then my beautiful new drum shade pendant light! 

 Then Z built our new table and rounded the corners.

*New* chairs.  (Old chairs that Mama got for us for FREE.  The people she got them from said they came from a Golden Colon Corral.) 

 New Dining Nook After! (Check out those chairs!)

Before-ish (I always forget to take a REAL Before- so lets call this, Mid-Way) 


So before the table and chairs sat in the middle, and got in the way... 

After- We love our cozy banquette!