Sunday, June 24, 2012

Suppertime at our House

I'm a couple of days late, but I'm linking up with Kelly's blog to show you my dining area. When we built our home, we chose a study, rather than a 4th bedroom or a formal dining room, so our kitchen is eat-in.

We eat every meal at this table, except on nights where we eat pizza. (Pizza was meant to be eaten in front of the TV, no?) It's a rule that we've enforced religiously in our home, even prior to having Jack. To each his own on this, but I'm convinced that good family communication happens at the dinner table.

The table has a leaf that stays in all the time. I love hosting friends for supper or pretty much anything. The dining furniture is a discontinued line from Broyhill called the Painter's Shed. We bought the table a month before we married, and my husband bought me the hutch for Valentine's Day a few months later. The window treatments and window seat cushions were custom from Calico Corners.

This is a great space, and I have a feeling someday we'll find a table for 8 that I can't live without that may come to live here.

Jack ate in this high chair up until just a few months ago, as I mentioned here. We love our Prince Lionheart boosterPOD and that he's now at the table.

I talked about the hotel silver in the shadowbox here and the birdie pillow here. Looking at my archives, I made both of those in 2009, so that must've been a particularly crafty year for me.

Here is a better look at the hutch. Eventually, I will put my slow growing collection of white stoneware up top,
but, you know, slow growing. I tend to forget I'm collecting it.

This is a collection of red transferware and silver plate that I've picked up at a few antique shops over the year. Except some of those pieces are from my everyday china, which I talked about my love for here. I love dishes!

This is my tea set from my everyday dishes. I want a footed silver plate tray to keep them on, but I haven't found the exact size I need yet. The pink cake plate was from my mom at my first wedding shower. I also love pink.

And here is my little Jack's view from the table. He sits directly across from me. Those placemats are a sun-washed yellow that isn't photographing well with the light behind me.


I also posted on the living room and kitchen if you're new to my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Love your kitchen and dinning area - very cozy!!

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    1. Thank you very much! It works for our family and our lifestyle really well.

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  2. Beautiful! I particularly love the window seat, window treatments, and the hutch! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you! I loved your dishes!!!

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  3. So pretty! I love the black chair, too. We need to do better about eating at the table. :)

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    1. Thanks! I bought that for FIVE DOLLARS at Canton and gave it a little makeover. It used to sit in the corner where Jack's high chair is now.

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  4. I love those curtains and the table. Do you all eat at the same time as Jack? We feed Thatcher early b/c he goes to bed by 7, and it's too hard right now for us to all try to eat at 6 ... what do y'all do?

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    1. Thank you! We usually all eat at the same time around 6. Jack has normally had a little snack right before I pick him up, which holds him over while I cook supper, and B comes in just in time to sit down and eat. That's usual, but if Jack is acting particularly hungry I go ahead and get him started before B is home.

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  5. Love the cake stand! I am really thinking of not doing a formal when we build. I am afraid it would just be wasted space. We always ate meals at the table growing up. I have made sure that we continue the same. Even when it was just the two of us.

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    1. It has been a great habit for us. Sometimes I wish I had a formal, but most of the time it would go unused, so I'm always torn.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I wish I knew how to upholster!!!

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  7. I agree that it's really important to eat a sit-down dinner as a family. We do it every night. And my husband and I did it most nights when we were just the two of us too -- unless it was nachos or pizza in front of DVDs night :) I struggled with all-day sickness during my last pregnancy and usually crawled straight into bed after work and the strangest thing was not eating dinner with my son and husband. I really missed it.

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    1. Nachos sound like a good in-front-of-the-tv meal. :) I bet that was so hard during pregnancy. I feel like supper is the only time we get to sit down with each other and take a deep breath. After that we turn around and start preparing for the next day. Thanks for your comment!

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