After a spring season where the dining room table was set with pastels, eggs and bunny plates, I’m ready for my summer inspired dining space to feel relaxed and uncluttered.
It’s always nice to start with a blank canvas.
We’re in the midst of changing things up in the entry and adding a few decorative touches in the dining room so for now, I just want to keep things really simple in here. I still love this dough bowl as much today as I did the day I bought it. And you can’t go wrong with blue hydrangeas and a layer of ticking.
I try to restyle the china hutch and buffet for each season. I’m always on the look out for ironstone but it’s hard to find in this area especially at affordable prices. I keep thinking I’m going to hit a big estate sale and I’ll be able to shop and pick to my heart’s content. So far that hasn’t happened which keeps me constantly searching for ironstone on the treasure trail.
I seem to have collected way more platters than pitchers or tureens but
the tureen collection is definitely growing. I don’t think I’ve ever displayed them all together. It was fun to gather everything up and see how many pieces I actually have. The various shades of white are my favorite part.
Now that spring is over the natural history bird posters are being moved to a different room. This meant I had to find something to flank either side of the hutch and buffet so I brought out this set of watercolors that have been featured on the mantle. I’ve had the blue and white ironstone dishes for a few years now. You’ll see the bird posters make another appearance. I just want to finish the dining room first and then I’ll start the bedrooms.
We had to buy a new rug once I decided to use the sisal rug that used to be under the dining room table outside. The pattern of the new rug brings more texture to the room but they compete with the lace curtains.
I’ll keep you posted on what I decide but for now, I’m taking my time deciding which one I like best. You know what always happens. You move one thing and that leads to moving ten.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I can hardly believe it’s time to say Goodbye May, Hello June.