I wanted to show you the most used room in our house. In keeping with A BEAUTIFUL LIFE....http://theinspiredroom.net/ Melissa...has inspired us to share the beauty in our everyday lives......this room has brought a great deal of friends, family members and acquaintences together, and beautiful moments. My husband and I have found that people relax and visit more when they have a cookie or an appetizer in their hand! Think about it! At a party or gathering people always start visiting, laughing or telling stories when they have a soda in their hand, or some type of food. With that in mind....we invite people over to have a meal or snack and then visit. What usually happens is people let their guard down, open up and share their hearts instead of superficial talk.
I'm almost embarassed to post this picture...we have TWO china hutches. One holds all the china sets and pieces that my hubby's grandmother handpainted for us. It is like a treasure chest just getting into...the other one holds our other china collections that she had bought from stores, etc. These were passed down to us because my hubby was the oldest grandchild. But all the grandchildren have a set of handpainted china in the color of their choice from her. At least 8 settings. My mother-in-loves' china was just like mine but was destroyed in an earthquake 10 years ago. Broken to smitherings...and this was before people started using broken china to make mosaics out of. Terribly sad. Back to the point....all these dishes often have food on them, to serve people...for happy moments!
The curtains have little roosters embroidered on them, they are tablecloths that I hemmed and made into curtains.
I wanted rose wallpaper, that had a vintage look to it, since I have so much rose painted china I thought it would tie the colors together. The white buffet holds about 85 glass luncheon plates for church showers, birthday parties, etc.
Yesterday I posted our Patriotic set up on our deck and patio, be sure to see it for a little Americana! http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/patriotic-outdoor-tablesetting.html
Thanks for your visit!