A few weeks ago, we went to the Flea Market in Nashville. I didn't find as many treasures as I would have liked to, I am sure I will once the weather warms up and the all the vendors come back. I did take a photo of something so lovely that I decided to design yet another imaginary room around it. Perhaps you remember my guest room? Well, I really couldn't justify buying this,
because I need a pair for my imaginary dining room (are you drooling yet... I mean, get out! How fabulous is this sconce?!? I should have just bought it, display and all and propped it up somewhere in our house.)
Alas, I did not, but I started imagining away....
Theses sconces would hang on either side of a mantle like this
Now, this beauty would have a coat of a white paint over it and be fitted with a vintage mirror, spotty and chippy please. And what would a mantle like this be without a whole mess of mercury glass on it:
This isn't part of my personal collection, but Martha, if you are reading, I would happily take it off your hands. Less for your maids to dust.
And, if it doesn't all fit on the mantel, I can just fill up this little built in
While we are talking about mantles and such, I just would like to remind you the essentials of the space....the bones, if you will. It has original hardwood floors, most likely set in a herringbone pattern in this particular room. And wainscoting. Now, above the wainscoting, it is the color of my dining room now
a photo from Christmas via me!
Ralph Lauren Sunwashed Blue. I made an executive decision a little while ago that from this point on, our dining room will always be this color.
And, I really like our table too, so we will keep it... Mr. Hughes will be so happy that I saved him money.
But, if we were to change chairs and such, I would go with one of these looks:
Love these chairs... I am actually in real life having some lumbar pillows made for our dining room chairs. That lantern isn't bad either.
These chairs are great too... I would either do them in a bold grey pattern or simple white linen.
Speaking of white linen, I think we HAVE to have some smocked curtains in white linen
The table would be on top of this
We also have this rug in our real life dining room, so we may just need to size up.
And so we come back to the crystals that started all this lusting and madness, but this time on a vintage Italian chandelier
I would probably keep my painting of Audrey that Mr. Hughes painted in here or near the entrance to this room... oh yeah, the entrance is covered by pocket doors... with a transom over it. A real, working transom.
Okay, I probably need to stop here before I cash out my 401K and start buying all of these things... Mr. Hughes wouldn't like that one bit.
Oh, and I wanted to remind you guys that there is still time to enter my Bloggiversary giveaway. I will draw and announce the winner on Thursday.