Summer Inspired Dining Room

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.

Summer Inspired Dining Room

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.

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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.

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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.

Summer Inspired Dining Room

See you guys back here tomorrow. I can hardly believe it’s time to say Goodbye May, Hello June.

 Many blessings,


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    1. Thank you so much ladies, as always I very much appreciate you being the sweetest cheerleaders on the planet. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you bunches, Maya! I hope your week has been totally fantastic – CoCo

  1. So pretty!! I kid you not, we own some of the exact same pieces! Even my chandelier is just like yours!! Great taste 😉 Hugs!!

    1. We should have known at Haven we were going to be twinsies. The chandeliers in the dining room and the kitchen table area are from Ballard. I love everything they have too. Sending you hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Lori, I appreciate it! It feel really nice to have more of a relaxed and carefree attitude for summer. I love being outside with friends and family and I know you do too. Hope your weekend is a happy one. Coco

  2. Hi Coco, Your dining room is absolutely lovely! From the Blue/White color scheme, so calming and refreshing, to your fabulous tureen and ironstone collection. Here’s looking at June!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
    hugs, Christine
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    1. I really appreciate it, Christine, thank you so much! I’m always on the lookout for ironstone because it’s so hard to find in this area. Maybe one day we can finally meet and shop together. Hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  3. Kendra @ says:

    Your dining room is lovely, Coco! Featuring you on Thursday at our party! 🙂

    1. That’s so sweet of you to say, Kendra, thank you so much! hope your day is a happy one, CoCo

  4. Your dining room is just gorgeous – love your collections – LOVE your hutch itself – and really really love your rug !
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    1. Such sweet things to say, Susan, I very much appreciate it. The rug is an indoor/outdoor rug from Lowes and was really reasonably priced if you have one near you it’s worth checking out. Hope you have a great day, CoCo

    1. Cat you are so cute! No need to be jealous at all, girl. I would share anything in this dining room with you any day of the week 🙂 Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  5. Coco, I can’t believe you restyle your gorgeous hutch every season! I am definitely inspired to change mine each season a little bit more:). Your hutch with the ironstone is absolutely beautiful! Have a great weekend! Tara
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    1. Such sweet comments, Tara, thank you! That hutch is a beast and worth every bit of effort. Can’t wait to see your hutch too. I love everything you do. Hope your weekend is a happy one, CoCo

  6. Your hutch display is beautiful CoCo! It’s challenging to clear everything away and have a brand new look. It’s fun to see your ironstone all together and it’s gorgeous. Enjoy your fresh new look! Bwg ~~~
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    1. Thank you! I’m really digging all of the white together. You know my heart sings in neutrals 🙂

    1. That’s so sweet of you, Suzanne, I really appreciate it!

  7. What a beautiful hutch. My mother collects soup tureens, too. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week. Pinned, tweeted, and stumbled!
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    1. Thank you Sherry! My parents were staying with me all last week so I wasn’t able to link up but I’ll be there for sure this week! Hugs, CoCo

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