Archive for the ‘Dining Room’ Category

Thursday’s Theme: Harvest DIY Projects From Pinterest

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The title says it all – we’ve compiled a few charming harvest DIY projects from creators all over Pinterest, ranging in skill level and material needs. Tell us about the DIY projects you’ve taken on this fall, and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more ideas throughout the holiday season.

Harvest Napkin Rings

All this DIY takes is some faux berries, leaves, greenery or all of the above. If you have never added napkin rings to your table, you may be surprised how elegant they make each place setting.

Pumpkin Leaves Printables

These little tags are perfect for marking each place at the table, or spicing up your seasonal displays.

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable | Ella Claire Blog | DIY

Apple and Pumpkin Candle Holders

A charming idea for turning ordinary tealights into beautiful seasonal mood lights.

Burlap Wreath

This is a great tutorial for a simple burlap wreath that isn’t strictly fall specific, so you could use it all year round.

Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

This is a “We wish we had thought of this!” DIY, and it’s perfect for housing small treats this time of year.

Autumn Serving Tray

Collect some leaves from your own yard for this DIY, and have a charming tray from which to serve your guests this season.

Harvest Yard Signs

This is a more material-intensive DIY, but the result is certainly worth it.

DIY Harvest Yard Sign | Homemade by Carmona Blog | DIY

Fall Harvest Crochet Coaster Set

For those of you who love getting crafty with crochet, this vibrant pattern is free and comes with great instructions.

Free Crochet Pattern – Fall Harvest Coaster Set | A Crocheted Simplicity Blog

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Weekly Spotlight: Set the Table with Turkeys

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

This week, we’re finalizing the items we’ll need to set the table for Thanksgiving. And besides the most important turkey of them all, we’ve included a few extras to create the perfect look (plus a few non-turkey essentials) in this weekly spotlight.

The Starters

Harvest Melamine Dinnerware | Forged Loop 5PC Flatware Set | Pumpkin Wagon Salt & Pepper Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Flatware and dinnerware are obviously essential for dining, and luckily you can refresh your collection with new pieces from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Our melamine collection features a few beautiful colors, but none is better for this time of year than the Harvest Orange. Our Flatware Set is handcrafted out of stainless steel that offers a unique look with appealing durability. And back for another year is the Pumpkin Wagon Salt & Pepper Shakers, a fun way to serve and store the two basic seasonings on your table.

The Dressings

It’s no secret that we love wool table runners, and the Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner is one of our new favorites because of its rustic country aesthetic and neutral color tones. Plus, the whimsical turkey and gourd imagery is quite unique. To complement this table runner and the season, our Large Turkey Leaf Candle Holder (two shown below) can be dressed up with small plants, and placing a candle inside creates warm mood lighting perfect for dinnertime.

Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner | Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Decorating With Color: Pink

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

For this Decorating With Color post, we were inspired by October’s two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. Both stones are found in a variety of color combinations, but we’re focusing on the beautiful pink shades of each for the sake of this post.

Pink in home decor – especially in farmhouse or rustic home decor – can be a little daunting, especially if that color conjures up images of magenta and hot pink shades. Pink may not be a color we commonly associate with primitive style and hues, but below we’re featuring a few rooms that show how it can work.

All Around

Blush pink has certainly been having its moment. In the bedroom below, the blush pink is a few shades above white, so even though every wall is covered, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Instead, it gives the room a soft, romantic look. The vertical shiplap combined with the cabinets offers aesthetically pleasing texture, which also gives the room more depth and interest than if the walls were completely flat (keep this in mind if you want to experiment with other colors, too).

Photo by The Wee House CompanyLook for bedroom pictures

Here and There…

In a room with one or two neutral colors, a pink accent here and there can have big stylistic impact. The ombre valance below, for example, really pops on the window of this mudroom/entry, giving this high-traffic area a touch of whimsy and complementary excitement.

Photo by Woodstock FurnitureLook for entryway design inspiration

…and Everywere

Like with any color, accents of the similar hue scattered around a room will create a cohesive look. The decorative plates, furniture, curtains and pillows below all feature a smattering of pink, which makes formal more fun.

Photo by Todd Remington ArchitectBrowse living room ideas

Have you used pink decor, furniture or other accents in your home? Tell us how you’ve incorporate this color in the comments below.

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