Imaginary Rooms- Dining

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
 
 
found Here

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:
found Here
 
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
 found Here
 
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:

found Here
 
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.
 
found Here
 
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
 
found Here
 
The table would be on top of this
 
found Here
 
 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
 
found Here 

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.

21 comments:

  1. I love the way you design imaginary rooms! Can I hire you as my imaginary designer for my imaginary master bedroom? That would be dreamy :)

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  2. Droooooooling. Love. It. All.

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  3. OOh, I love your imaginary rooms! That sconce is FAB! Love, love your real life Christmas table, gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful. Yep, I am wishing you had bought that sconce also, it needs a good home like yours!
    Kate

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  5. I love your imaginary budget also! LOL

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  6. That sconce would inspire a lot of rooms for me, I think a gorgeous Hollywood bathroom would work for me. I too love your imaginary rooms, they fill the void and yet makes us happy all at the same time. Enjoy your dinner in your dining room tonight.

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  7. Oh my goodness, your imagination has gone wild.
    I love it. I think that you should have bought that crystal sconce.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. I LOVE that sconce. How much was it? I also love the imaginary room. When can I move in? It sure is fun to dream!

    ~janet

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  9. Oh, it's all gorgeous and very me. I love it all. The wall sconce I would have to have with the distressed panelling...... and the mantle and the mercury glass are just as wonderful. Gorgeous pieces and truly inspiring. XXXX

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  10. I NEED that sconce.....I NEED 2 of those sconces for my bedroom right now!!!! that is the most gorgeous thing ever......

    Shellagh

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  11. You definitely need two sconces...your imaginary room is beautiful!!!

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  12. I'd like for you to whip me up a fabulous imaginary dinner to be served in your fabulous imaginary dining room! And it can be served by my imaginary boyfriend, Johnny Depp.

    I love it when a plan comes together. :-)

    XO,
    Anne

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  13. OMG!!! LOVE EVERYTHING. My husband is gonna be pissed, LOL.

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  14. Your beautiful mercury glass bowl is featured on Completely Coastal! The urchins are just delicious looking!!!

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  15. So pretty, when you finish can I come over for to sit a spell? Love the details and how your mind works!

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  16. So glad I found your blog because all your finds are amazing and it's making me want to drop everything and visit flea markets!! You've inspired me to take more risks with decorating!

    Dea
    www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

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  17. Your plan looks great! I love the picture of your dining room from Christmas. It looks like you have wonderful bones to work with.

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  18. I LOVE those sconces! And how lovely is your imaginary dining room! I may be young but I have an eye for interior design!LOL Great job!

    Love, Madison

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