Thursday, September 1, 2011

The rest of the dining room

Look at these cuties that showed up in the dining room.....and they brought their own food.  They sit on the side board along with a pair of peacock lamps.

And here is  a close up of one of the peacocks that just jumped in my cart at HomeGoods a few weeks ago.   

 Above the side board, I have one of my many prints from  Charleston artist Madeline Carol, as you can see she does ghost images.  She always has ghost like images in her paintings showing now and who in the past is looking at what is going on now.  This one is called the 'Family Album', it shows a mother and daughter reading a book while older "ghost" relatives look on.  This is an signed artist proof with signa, which is the gold seal at the bottom.  If you have ever been to Charleston this home is on the battery behind White Point Garden, you can see the ocean thru the window.

On the other side of the room I have a Chocolate Table.  Back in the day when chocolate was very expensive wealthy families would display their chocolate inside the table as a show of wealth.  No choclate in mine...but I do have some things that are special to me.

On top of the Chocolate table is a thrifted owl, a pumkin and an acrylic lamp with some bling.  This corner can be dark, so I needed to add some lighter items.

On the only  large wall in the room I have a large mirror, flower prints and sconces.

I am on the look at for a rug for this room and some different sconces  The room will stay like this till thanksgiving.  Then she will be dressed for Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by to have a look.  I almost have the living room  completed.

Make it an amazing day. I am  joining Ann as she guest host Open House while Sherry is away. And Kate at Flaunt it Friday.


Pam said...

I never knew those tables were called chocolate tables. Good to know! Welcome to blogging, you'll love it.

Karen said...

I learn something everyday in blog land. I never knew about chocolate tables. Thanks for sharing that. You have beautiful furniture. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment.Please visit again.

Town and Country Gals said...

Your living room is lovely, love the squirrels and how thoughtful, they brought dinner!
Thanks for visiting!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love the chocolate table! The shape is wonderful and the history is fascinating!

I also love the acorns! They look like they've each been waxed. Gorgeous.

Peggy said...

Hi Toni,
Thanks for hopping over to my blog - I am now your newest follower! :) Love the chocolate table and who knew? I love to learn the history of furniture (if only it could talk!)

Love Of Quilts said...

You have beautiful furniture...and a lovely dinning room. Trish

Anonymous said...

Hey Toni,

I just found out how to make history a bit more interesting ... combine it with chocolate, a la chocolate table! Seriously, I love the history of home life, and I have a feeling you know a lot about that growing up in Charleston. Side note: my table would always be empty because I'd eat the chocolate :)

And I love those peacock lamps!

Can't wait to see the finished flooring in the living room.


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely room...thank you so much for sharing and coming to the Open House party! The peacocks are wonderful too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your diningroom. Your table and chairs are stunning and the room is just beautiful. Love the painting also, so precious. I didn't know the history of the chocolate table, but I love it. What a great piece. Your new peacock lamps are great finds also. Perfect in your room and I love great and unusual lamps. These are keepers. Thanks also for the visit and such gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

Miss B.e.e. said...

I love your peacocks and the chocolate table! I also really like your paint colors in your dining room:) Beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog and welcome to blogging!