Sunday, September 2, 2012

Favorites on the First

Happy weekend!!
Today I'm joining Alison over @ The Polohouse for her monthly Favorites on the First party. Today's theme is "Your Favorite Room".
In the last year I've made quite a bit of changes in our house, and there are a couple of rooms that I could say are my favorite. My dining room is one of them. This room makes me smile every time I walk by it!

 In the last year this room has been repainted for a much lighter and brighter look, and the hubby and I added the picture molding under the chair rail. You can see the before here.

  Added these woven blinds to the windows for texture.
  Dressed up the chandy with a little bling and added the beeswax sleeves. Love it!

My favorite change was adding these red transferware plates that I bought from Nancy, around the mirror. It filled in this large wall perfectly.
       Thank you Alison for hosting this fun party!
Can't wait to see everyone elses favorite room!

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ALSO JOINING:
Debbiedoo's
Cozy Little House 
Savvy Southern Style

48 comments:

Patty Wiles said...

Very pretty Martina, have a great weekend.

Shelia said...

Morning, Martina! Your dining room is so beautiful! Love everything you've done and the sunlight pouring in just makes my day! :) Love those pretty plates around your mirror.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful room Martina, I love the french doors between the two rooms and the chair rail makes the whole room have a special feel. Lovely!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is such a pretty room, Martina! So light and bright. I love the way the sun rays are coming in, in these pictures.

Debbiedoo's said...

I love your dining room Martina. It is just so warm and so tastefully decorated. ENjoy your weekend too.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Martina! Your dining room is just beautiful...I have enjoyed watching different projects individually that you have done in there so it is fun to see it "altogether" for a post at Alison's. My favorite item is the woven blinds in the windows...such a high end look.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

A beautiful dining room! I can see why it's your favorite.

Ron said...

Very pretty room, Martina. I too love the red transferware plates. See you at the "party"....xo, Ron

Daffodil Hill said...

Oh, this is just lovely. You did a perfect job hanging those plates, too!

Andrea said...

such a pretty room! I sure miss having a formal dining room.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Martina, Your dining room should make you smile, it's beautiful. so many things here I like that would work for me too. It looks a lot like mine with the same style furniture and drapes. I love the plate display above the mirror and the floor lamp. Great inspiration!
Have a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this room too. It is stunning. The color is great and the plates look amazing. My favorite is the plaid drapes and the woven blinds. I love those two together. Hugs, Marty

michele said...

i love the paneled walls!

found you via the party where i'm partying along too.

smiles.

michele

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have a pretty dining room, Marina. I love your yellow wall with the red transfer ware....so pretty....

Linking from Alison's,
Ricki Jill

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

This is a beautiful room Martina...and I love the sleeves you put on the chandie!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beatiful dining room, Martina, so inviting and I love the details, from the transfer plates on the wall, to the plaid drapes. I'm partying at The Polo House too. Have a wonderful weekend.
FABBY

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

You do have a gorgeous dining room.

Dee

Kelly said...

Looks like you have a nice bright sunny dining room. I can see why it's one of your favorite rooms.

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love your dining room! Blessings, Tammy

Gina said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I can understand why it is one of your favorite rooms.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty Martina. I can see why it's one of your faves. I love the colors and the curtains.

Have a great weekend.
Pam

Dear Lillie said...

Such a beautiful room, Martina!

Pamela said...

Martina your dining room is beautiful!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I can see why you LOVE this room, Martina!'I love those plates too and your layered window treatments.
That little green chest with the floral pocket hanging above it makes such a fantastic vignette!

THANKS so much for sharing!
This is going to be such a fun "favorites" party!

Thanks for kicking it off!

xoxoxox
Alison

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love seeing your dining room again, Martina.

Kansas Amy said...

Very prett Martina!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I can see why this room makes you smile! x Sharon

debra said...

Visiting from Newbie....beautiful dining room and Happy Labor Day!

I love those curtains in your room ...

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Your dining room is beautiful! Love how you pulled it together!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Your dining room is lovely. I can see why it makes you smile!

Ann said...

You have a lovely dining room.
Have a wonderful day!

SavannahGranny said...

Martina, I love you dining room. The addition of the bling and the woven shades really warmed the room. I love that you and hubby did the picture moulding. I had to pay for someone to do that. I am in awe. Love the tin pocket on the wall.
I have a favorite foom over at Alison's and I also have a new post from Scotland. Gove for a visit.
Have a great holiday. Ginger

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a beautiful color! I love how bright and cheery is it and I can't wait to see what you are doing for fall!

Have a wonderful Labor Day!
karianne

xinex said...

Your dining room is beautiful, Martina. Actually your whole house is gorgeous!..Christine

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I see why you smile, it's a happy room with very tasteful accessories.

Becca said...

And, I can see why this is one of your favorite rooms, Martina! It's so beautiful ... love the colors ... so warm and inviting. And, I remember when you added the plates ... perfect touch!

Bekah said...

lovely! I looked at your before as well, and wow! What a change that wainscoting makes!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I can see why your dining room makes you smile, Martina. It is gorgeous!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your dining room....love all the beautiful touches you made to enhance the room so beautifully....and I really like the beeswax sleeves...Gorgeous room!!! No wonder it is your favorite.

Olive Cooper said...

That is a fresh and pretty room. Love the red transferware too. Did I tell you I got a rare set of Red Willow at a yard sale for ten dollars? Did not need it but still. xoxo, Olive

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a beautiful dining room! My favorite are the red transferware dishes around the mirror. Love those little details that bring so much to a room!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I can see why it makes you smile!

Cindy said...

I love your pretty plates over the mirror! Lovely dining room Martina!

Rhonda said...

I can see why you smile when you walk by your dining room. It is lovely.
Love all of the pretty details - the beeswax sleeves, the crystals on the chandelier, and I love the wreath on the mirror.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a lovely light filled dining room! I especially love the red & white transferware plates around the mirror.

Anne said...

Martina,
You have a beautiful dinning room.Love those pretty transfer plates and your chandy is gorgeous too!
xx
Anne

Beverly said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it all.♥

We redid our dining room last fall, and we are loving it, too.

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