Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our Library/ Dining Room

.



Hello everyone,
   I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We had some lovely sunny warm weather here and I was able to get some bulbs planted in the garden. I found a great sale on them at Vankempen's- they are $1. a bag for anyone local who is interested.
   Anyway, I am sharing a few changes in our library/dining room. I did get a new smaller round table (perfect for four)and I traded a bigger carpet with my daughter for this smaller one that shows more of the hardwood floor.

  We already had this candle chandelier but it was used outdoors in the terrace in summer so now it hangs over the table in the library(from looking at the pics I think I will lower it a bit though).
  It looks really cozy at night with the lighted candles.
 I am a window peeper or door in this case!
 Table vignette
 There used to be a big armoire in this corner as some of you may remember. My other daughter gave me this old chair that i love but it needs to be recovered so I just put some fabric on it for now but what I really wanted to show you in this corner is the French looking tapestry. I loved it the minute I saw it at Coulson's and it was only $16,
I put this picture in to show you the armoire before pic.

This is what it looks like now upstairs in our guest room. I really like how it turned out but might antique it someday.
 Well, this is Metamorphosis Monday at Between naps on the Porch so I am joining Susan again for this inspiring party. Thank you Susan for hosting.

Thank you so much for visiting me,
Carolyn

39 comments:

rosarod said...

Hello, Your home is undoubtedly its sanctuary, it's beautiful! what he shares with his followers. I love the round tables, I have always considred discrete. The views through the door glass gives your room in the library a welcoming environment, blessings, Rose Marie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have such a beautiful elegant, yet cozy room. I just love it!

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, Your home is beyond charming, I always like to stop by for a peek :-) The armoir turned out beautiful, I have been in the whitening mood too! Love the wallpaper in the guest room:-))
Have a great day!
Bella

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Your room is so beautiful! I love the quiet softness of your style. Glad you got lots of bulbs planted!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry said...

Carolyn,
I love what you have done with it. I love this combo. It is very chic.
Sherry

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Glad you got some nice weather to get the bulbs in.
Your library/dining room looks very cozy! Also the armoire is lovely in white.

Have a great week and enjoy your pretties!

MariettesBacktoBasics

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

How very lovely!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have created a beautiful area to read and eat. I love the softness in the creamy colors and the lace tablecloth. I noticed that your chandy has real candles. That is such a beautiful, elegent touch!
It is like being swept away to a differnt time!
Yvonne

Dream Mom said...

This is just beautiful. What I love is the chair near the fireplace-how lovely it would be to read near a warm fire. The table is perfect and a nice view of the fire plus you can look out the windows outside. I do agree with you about lowering the candle chandelier. The views through the glass door was so pretty and would be wonderful at Christmas. Your room is so warm and inviting.

Susan said...

Wonderful post, Carolyn! Just great. I love all the transformations in your home. Oh! The armoire....SO much better in the light color. Loved it. Great job! Susan

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

this is such an elegant and charming room. I have no doubt you enjoy every moment in it..

The Tablescaper said...

So warm and charming.

- The Tablescaper

Pamela said...

Gorgeous Carolyn! Very calming and elegant.

Sandy Garrett said...

What a beautiful room!! I love the overall look...so cozy and comforting. You are so talented.

I also like the brown transfer ware and the armoire looks so pretty in the lighter color.

Sarah said...

Carolyn, your library/dining room is full of warmth. The word "cozy" doesn't do it justice. I love getting a peek into the rooms of your home. It's all so charming.

Heather said...

What a beautiful and cozy room!

Linda Q said...

Ok, I LOVE this room, and several things in it that need to come to my house, lol!
So cozy and nice.
Linda

Darla said...

I loved it all. Especially the sun comming through the window. Makes it so warm and cozy.

Hélène GLEHEN said...

I love the white armoire and the wall paper in the guest room and the sun beam through the windows. All look cozy and relaxing.

Have a nice week.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Andi's English Attic said...

Such a cosy room, and I think it was brave of you to take on the armorie - I don't think I would have had the courage to paint it. It's a great job and the white looks wonderful. xx

Pétales de fées said...

C'est la définition exacte (pour moi) de ce qu'on appelle un intérieur cosy !
Vraiment joli !
Bisous

Melanie said...

Beautiful as always. I love that wallpaper behind the armoir.

~Melanie
www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

Maddy said...

Ogni volta che guardo un tuo post, mi tornano alla mente le fiabe che la mia mamma mi leggeva quand'ero bambina...

Ciao!

Maddy

Ann said...

Are you sure these aren't pictures from Victoria?? Your house is gorgeous!

Raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn, your house is so beautiful! I can not find the words! I love the chandelier with the candles... I like so much the light of candles at night... It is so romantic and warm...

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Absolument élégant!!

Chaleureusement votre chère Caroline !!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Paula said...

You always inspire me, Carolyn! I love visiting your beautiful blog and your beautiful home through the wonderful pictures.

Hope you're doing well.

Best,
Paula

Madelief said...

Wow Carolyn,

Your armoire looks great! Painting it must have taken you a lot of time. Your library looks very welcoming. The perfect place to sit in the winter with a book, a cup of tea and a view of the garden!

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Isn't it nice that we can trade furnishings with our daughters? I've actually not had to trade but was given some nice items.
I noticed you painted the hardware on your armoire too; when we redid the little china cabinet in the kitchen, I left the hinges and knobs black but now I'm pondering this.
You have a good eye for detail which helps make your home so cozy looking.
Judith

Sue said...

Your room is just beautiful. It looks like a perfect spot to spend an evening fireside with a book and supper. I love visiting here, thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
How lovely and so pretty is your library/dinning room! I always love to see your rooms..They are full of charm and are so welcoming.Just beautiful..
Have a sweet day hugs, Elizabeth

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How lovely! It looks like just the place to enjoy a cup of tea with friends or a good book. :)

Inspired by you said...

I'm in love with your room. What wonderful pieces you have.

Cindy said...

Your armoire is truly gorgeous, now! It was pretty before, but oh my, so gorgeous in cream. I love your library, it is SO cozy!
Hugs, Cindy

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Carolyn,
Absolutely gorgeous! The tea service set is so welcoming. I would be peering through your windows too,:) however this way I get a chance to see you have decorating down to a fine art.
Rosemary...

Suzann said...

Beautiful!!!

milka said...

Oh Carolyn, your home is beautiful, cozy and charming. Love it!

Carol said...

Carolyn,
The armoire looks lovely in white! And the library is warm and welcoming.
The transferware is beautiful. I am looking for some and enjoying the search!

Kim said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your room. From your original idea to this your room has blossomed. It is so warm and inviting. It has given me inspiration. You have a lovely home. Thank you for sharing.

Kim
http://kim-lettersfromtheshore.blogspot.com