Hey, so you want to see my house?! I thought you might. Today on parade we have my dining room, which was actually the first room to be put together – probably because it’s the simplest? In North Carolina, people typically have a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The formal dining room is usually hardly used. Well, I didn’t want that to be the case. We do use out formal dining room at least once a week for Shabbat.
Some of my favorite gifts from our wedding were our decanters, which we can have on display with glass water bottles and cocktail shaker. The chairs around our dining table are from Target, and the rug is actually two identical rugs I got from Urban Outfitters and sewed together.
And can we talk about these green curtains? They are from Ikea and I absolutely love them. My friend Jamie made a point to note that she gets some “serious Gone With the Wind vibes” from the drapes, and I’m totally ok with that.
I also got the chair pads from Ikea, and they were super cheap. This framed print of Bill Murray as some centuries old general of some sort is everything. On the inner wall I displayed some trays my dad got my mom from the Philippines. I don’t know if she actually is aware I have these all the way in North Carolina, so HEY MOM!
On our sideboard/bar thing, I have Shabbat candles, the Phrenology head I bought Matt as a hat holder and some coffee pots. The shorter pot I bought when I was in Kuwait, the larger one my dad gave me and I presume he found it at a flea market or something like that. The plant is seeking a home in my home right now. It was originally meant for our bedroom, but the baby toppled if over from our night stand. Also, I feel like maybe the bedroom doesn’t get enough light. In fact, one thing I wasn’t prepared for was our entire house not getting much light in summer. Now that the forest in back yard has filled out, things get rather dim in our house, which is a huge bummer.
Our sideboard/bar has all the serving ware and glass ware I just love, most of it gifts for our wedding. The bar is from Costplus World Market. It’s probably one of the more expensive pieces in my home, and by expensive, I mean we paid out of pocket full price.
The table itself is from my Aunt Betty’s house and is old, old, old. My great, great uncles’ gum is still attached to the bottom of it! I’m trying to decide if we should give this table some much-needed TLC, or if we should leave as is. My son’s bris took place on this table, so it’s pretty special to us. On top is a galvanized tray from Target and some place mats and napkins from Costplus World Market.
And that’s our happy little dining room! Notice there is a light on inside the room and outside the room. This picture was taken in the middle of the day. Our house is THAT dark, lol!