Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sharing A Bit of my Home ~ Part 3

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Ok, time for the Dining Room.
This room is the first room I saw, the first time I walked into this house 11 years ago. 
I think it is one of my favorites.

You have to understand that when most people looked at this house they said
"The only tool you need for that place is a bulldozer."
It was pretty rough.  But I saw something else.

 We worked on the house for 2 solid months before we moved in.  And when we moved in, it was into this room.  We had been living in a fifth wheel, so to us, this seemed HUGE!  (We had completed the kitchen, dining room, living room and 1 bathroom.)  That's right, we set up Camp in this dining room for a month or two while we worked on a bedroom.

When I walked in that first day, this is what I saw.  (In my mind),  I could see it.  This room has built-in cabinets!  And look a plate rail!  And board and batten!  I had a vision.

I love to display my blue &white plates on the rail.  This table had been abandoned in another room of the house.  Now, with a painted white skirt and pedestal and a natural top, it is living a new life again.

I love the board and batten. 
More plates along with a couple of footed, tarnished silverplate trays surround the room.

This long primitive bench is a favorite place to sit when people gather at our house.

Two of my favorites.

A painted icecream bucket holds my Jade plant nicely.
It sits on a sweet burlap and lace cloth made by my sister.

This chippy white mirror reflects my collection of ironstone, jade, and cobalt dishes.

The fun thing about this built-in cabinet is that it is accessible from this side, the dining room, and around the corner to the right, in the kitchen.

That is the story of the 97 year old dining room.
Maybe some day I will share some before/after pics of the whole remodeling process.

I hope you have enjoyed the little Bits of My Home.

Don't forget that tomorrow we will be selling at Alameda.  Find us in our regular space, P-7&8.

The store will also be OPEN.
The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road Loomis, Ca 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
Tuesday- Sunday
10 - 5.
Come by and say Hello!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


bec said...

I adore your collection of dishes, beautiful colours... lovely room.
Bec x

Laurel's Quill said...

very pretty and cozy, Terri. Love the jade plant on the table. I have one that is too huge to put mother gave it to me and I remember it being on the ranch when I was growing up, so the thing has to be 50 years old. Thanks for yesterday!!! It was great. Laurel

Helen said...

Your home is always comfy and welcoming. You have done wonders to make this house a real home. Thanks for the blogging luncheon invite. I had a great time.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful room! How neat it must be to live in such an old home.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse, becoming a follower, and commenting on the "junky" vintage cabin. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Kim said...

Hi Terry! Thanks for hosting the Bloggers on Friday. It was so nice to meet everyone and I look forward to our next get together.

Melissa Martin said...

I've seen lots of pictures of your dinning room over the last few years, generally from different people you have had over. I have always loved your plate rail! I also love those built in cabinets, what an awesome feature! Thanks for sharing!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Terry- Beautiful- im sure you get such satisfaction everytime you walk in-LOVE the built in cabinet with glass doors- Thanks for Sharing, I always wonder what your home must look like-Cant wait to see more
Happy 4th Karryann

Linda said...

Thanks for the Blogger's luncheon. Isn't it great fun to make changes to our homes. Thanks for sharing your home. I hope you come and visit and follow along Terry.