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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Free Shopping!

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Happy Sunday!  It's that time again for "Let's Switch Things Up a Bit!" 

Today's victim ... the dining room:


Newly painted lamps (AS Old White) that used to be green and in the great room now give the buffet a lighter look:


A blue runner flew on over to the buffet ... it not only serves as a fun pop of color to contrast with our white pieces, but also helps to tie in with the blue plates on the shelves:


It's fun to shop your house to create new vignettes, isn't it?




This glass cloche filled with yummy "faux" cheese, grapes and corks traveled on over from the dry bar in the breakfast area:


... the engraved cheese knives from PB are still one of my faves:


Over on the table, painted candlesticks (AS Old White) ...


A dainty pitcher filled with faux florals:


annnnd, a fleur-de-lis dish:


help to create another simple vignette:


I suppose the *only* drawback to shopping your house is that it leaves lots of empty spaces that need to be filled in in other places ... oops!  Time to shop the house some *more* I suppose ... what a vicious fun cycle!


Sooo, just which rooms are *you* shopping today?!

Thanks for stopping by,

I'm linking up with: 

DIY by Design/Sizzle into Summer
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Thistlewood Farms/All About Color

Becca

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35 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Becca, I love your dining room, it is gorgeous and your vignettes are always so beautiful. Love the little touch of blue you added and of course the cloche is perfect. Don't forget our "Summer Cloche Party" on Tuesday. Hugs, Marty

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a gorgeous room~ I always enjoy seeing you pop up on my blog roll and seeing what you have been up to! I love that flatware too~ how charming!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks so pretty, Becca! Since we've down-sized I have some things I've put away and can "shop the house". I do think it's a great way to change things up without having to spend any money. Your dining room looks so pretty. Love the blue runner you added in. The engraved flatware is very pretty and I love how the whole buffet looks!

Deb said...

What a simply gorgeous dining area. I would eat every meal in there. I love the added touch of blue, too. Deb

Savvy Seasons said...

So pretty Becca! I love the plates on the floating shelves, and that chandy...I WANT!! Really, this room is simply exquisite in every way.
Well done, girl! MAGAZINE WORTHY for sure! xo ~Liz

Suzann said...

Your "shopping" really is so pretty!!! I go shopping in my place to do the same thing.
Your dining room is beautiful
Suzann ~xoxo~

Designs By Pinky said...

Becca, your dining room is SO pretty! I love the blue plates on the shelves and the pop of blue in the runner. Such a pretty room. Happy Sunday! XO, Pinky

Sharing Shadymont said...

I so enjoy shopping the house. My problem is I do it constantly. Your dining room is lovely. Love the blue runner, and the table vignette is so elegant. Great job!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh it looks beautiful Becca! I love the cloche with all the fun goodies in it!~ Great choice of on the lamps and candle sticks too! Happy Sunday to you.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I love all your white dinnerware, especially the lovely soup tureen.

Sarah said...

What a lovely dining room. I'd like to have my meals in this cheerful space. Love that PB flatware for cheese. Looks great under the cloche. ;-)

Tricia said...

This is so bright and cheery! Lovely space : o )

Jemsmom said...

I want to come shopping at your house! Love the dining room with the pops of blue. It is just so summery!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

I love shopping my house. Something that has been in one room for ages can look so differently in another. I am currently shopping my house for a bedroom re-do. Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful pictures!

Gale Joy said...

I love it! Especially the flatware; it looks so vintage...everything is lovely!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It is all just gorgeous, Becca. You have such a wonderful eye for everything and you pull it all together beautifully. I love your posts- xo Diana

Christie said...

It is always fun to see what you are changing in your lovely home! The room looks beautiful! I am terribly late in my response to your question about the lanterns in my kitchen! I had other questions, so thought I would do a post. Here is the link if you are still interested! http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-lantern-craze-and-other-light-fixtures.html

Take care! Christie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I will never, ever tire of seeing your dining room. It is one of my all-time favorite rooms ever I've seen on a blog. Switch and share anytime!

Margaret said...

I love shopping my house and my clients. Your dinning room always looks fabulous,love all the white and the touches of blue. Can't wait to see you future transformations:)

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a gorgeous room, Becca! Hey, I would love to shop your house! ;)

Hope you will stop by for my fun giveaway: a glass bottle cheese platter. It's so unique!

Hope to see you link to Potpourri Friday this week!

Buttercup Bliss said...

What a pretty dining room - I love all the white! It is so crisp and clean :-)))

I also love to "shop" in my house. I can spend hours just moving things around!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love shopping the house! I love your changes, I wish your stuff would fly on down to my house!
Debbie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your dining room is lovely...it looks as if the ceiling is painted a different color ~ brilliant idea, I really like doing special things with ceilings.

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Your dinning room is beautiful ! If mine comes out half as nice i'll be happy:)
Francine

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Love free shopping! You have so many pretty thing to choose from too!! The dining room looks gawgeous ;) The little cheese knives ARE cute!!

Judy said...

I just love your dining room. It's stunning. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've been featured button.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous dining room Becca! I absolutely LOVE your lams! Glad you were featured at DIY By Design.

chateau chic said...

Such a pretty dining room, Becca. I do like that pop of blue on your buffet. Just enough color!
Mary Alice

{oc cottage} said...

awesome!

m ^..^

White Ironstone Cottage said...

LOVE all the white
xxoo
Pam

thistlewoodfarm said...

Becca,

When I saw your first picture, I thought that you had posted a picture from the Pottery Barn catalog :) You have such an amazing eye.

Thanks for linking up to the Color party!

blessings,
karianne

Deidre said...

Youve certainly got the flair girl! beautifully and tastefully put together:)

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love all of the white!! Such a fun spot to decorate ... and re decorate ... and do it again. :) Thank you so much for linking up to our party!! :)
Karah

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Such a great shopping the house experience ...

Thank you so much for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

White is such a great color for gals like us who like to constantly redecorate and rearrange! And there's nothing like shopping the house (leaves us more money for shoes)!

So glad you came to our Color party!
Kelly