Change in the Breakfast Room

6.11.2012

Of course there is change. There is always change. I started shuffling rugs around the other day in the house and the red one that was in the sunroom ended up in the breakfast room. The reason I took the red rug out of the sunroom is because once I added the second big chair it made the red rug too small for the space. So I took the sea grass rug from the great room and put it in the sunroom for a much better fit. I will share that eventually.The great room now has no rug, but we actually like it that way because trying to fit furniture in that room around a rug made the chairs squished. It really needs a custom sized rug some day. A 5 x 8 is too small and a 8 x 10 is too long and not quite wide enough. Okay, did you keep up with the rug shuffle?


Now don't send the too small for the area rug police out after me. It could be a little bigger, but I really need to use this $350 rug somewhere. It's wool people and wool is not cheap. It can't just be tossed aside and it actually fits the space pretty well.

Do you see another change I made to the room?

I added my ironstone plates to the wall on each side of the painting. Sorry, A.

I kept looking at the painting on that big wall all by itself and I couldn't take it any longer. 

If you are very observant, like I know some of you are, you will notice that I have two different arrangements on the table in these pictures. That is because I shot some of these a couple of days before making the change and then shot some more.

When the vintage bread box arrived I had to move this old tool carrier from the kitchen counter so I placed it back on the table.

I place two vintage mason jars and one farm style milk bottle in the box and filled with the cut hydrangeas.

Hope y'all don't get sick of seeing hydrangeas. I am so excited to have a bush full of blooms this year.



I am loving the changes.

Just playing the shuffling game again. I know I'm not alone.

Have a super duper week!

Sharing at the following:
Between Naps on the Porch  Met. Monday
A Stroll thru LIfe  Tabletop Tuesday
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69 comments:

  1. I think the ironstone is a great addition, it doesn't make the painting seem so alone:) Great choice. How many days do you get out of your cut hydrangeas? I have never had any before:)

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  2. I actually think the ironstone plates added to the wall, it looks gorgeous and so does the rug! I never get tired of seeing beautiful hydrangeas, just wish I could grow them like that!

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  3. The red rug looks great in there. XO, Aimee

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  4. Love the ironstone plates on the wall. I think it makes the painting look more grounded. Very pretty. The toolbox is fabulous and the hydrangeas are stunning. Sure wish we had them. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. We're twins....I just placed many hydrangeas in my wooden box on my dining room table too!!...The lavender had to go outside...You know the saying.."Great minds...."..Looks wonderful on the table...and my homespun has red in it too :).....

    I love the red rug in the room...really adds a great pop of color...and the plates just seemed to finish the wall...they are perfect!...

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  6. The red rug looks great in your breakfast room.I love your ironstone plates next to your gorgeous picture.Looks so pretty!

    Kathy

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  7. Love the changes, the ironstone looks wonderful with the picture. The rug adds some great color to the room.

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  8. Rules smules. I like the rug in there.

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  9. The rug looks great in your room! Love your toolbox filled with hydrangeas too!

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  10. I, too, am cutting hydrangeas for the house, since it is going ON THE MARKET in the morning!!! Oh happy day! I love that red rug and am happy to see it here. I like it here. Love that painting too and the ironstone plates are great with it. XO, Pinky

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  11. Kim I love how you added the ironstone plates, it finishes the wall off nicely! Love the red rug in there too! Let's just say I love all the changes:)

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  12. oh yes....shuffling is my middle name too! love your changes. the ironstone platters look nice in the kitchen. love your hydrangeas too. one can never have too many flowers!

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  13. Love all your changes, Kimmie! Your rug is very pretty and the color really pops. Your ironstone looks great on the wall around your great artwork. I love seeing your hydrangeas and I'm not jealous - no not a bit! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Hi Kim, I could never get tired of seeing hydrangeas or your beautiful house. I like the white dishes on the wall because they fill up the space and make the painting look less lonely but are not too busy as they are that creamy white. I needed an unusual size rug (can't remember now but I think it is 16 x 16) so I found wall to wall carpeting that I really liked and just had it bound! It was so much less expensive than a rug, it's wool, and it's the perfect size! Have a nice week. Linda

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  15. I am in a rug dilemma now, too. I want to move the thick "winter pile" rug out of the family room and maybe put down a sea grass cloth one for the summer months. I have been on the look here and there but haven't found anything yet.

    If you go to a carpet outlet and can find something you like they will cut it to size and bind the edges for you for about $1 or so per running foot (not including the charge for the carpet, of course). We have done that several times over the years with odd sized rooms. You can find really beautiful patterned remnants sometimes. xo Diana

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  16. I think you do the great room , sun room rug shuffle beautifully, all works out in the end, you describe it all with such joy, its contagious,

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  17. I just love the pop of red. It looks very fun for summer. Love your hydrangeas too. What a blessing to have so many blooms!

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  18. Your red rug looks great, I like the ironstone on the wall goes really nice with your picture.

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  19. I think the ironstone plates look great! One can never get tired of hydrangeas!

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  20. I love change! It makes it interesting and fun. The ironstone looks great.

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  21. I vote yes on the plates! They fill the wall out perfectly. ~ Maureen

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  22. I like the plates - the painting was too 'alone' for my taste.
    I always love your table arrangements.

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  23. I love seeing your hydrangeas, Kim. I had several blue bushes at my old house and it is a nice treat to see them. I am eager to start cutting some of the pink ones I planted recently. I love the plates on the wall. I think the rug looks fine; I would definitely be looking to use it somewhere, too.

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  24. I love hydrangeas, and can't wait for mine to bloom...I'll have them all summer long...the plates really look great next to the painting. Funny how you said you couldn't stand it any longer!! like its torture, that is how it feels when you have the decorating eye...I can totally relate! Rug looks fine~have a nice Monday.

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  25. Your changes look great. I have the same problem with rug size in our dining room, but I'm sticking with what I have for now.

    We're loving our hydrangeas about now, too. I've loved blue hydrangeas since I was a little girl. I used to play bride, and one of the blooms was my bouquet.♥

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  26. Love the addition of the plates next to the painting. I must not be very observant in the morning, because I didn't even notice the different tablescapes. :@

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  27. I so envy your hydrangeas, Kim!! They are just beautiful. I like the rug there!

    Your veggies are so beautiful!! Looks like gardening is one of y'all's many talents! blessings ~ tanna

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  28. I always enjoy seeing your changes - and the red rug looks great! I would love to have some hydrangeas in my yard, so pretty!
    -Shelley

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  29. You know KIm how much I love that table! You could put a napkin under it and all I would see it that gorgeous table. OK, I did take a look at all you are changing. I love the rug, I think it's fine. It is what you have so use it. Love the addition of the ironstone, it really adds so much without taking away from the beautiful picture. I love, love, love that tool box with the hydrangeas. Summer gorgeousness! The garden is lookin awesome!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  30. Looks fantastic. Love the addition of the plates surrounding the picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. You're never alone with the changing game. That's what makes blogging so wonderful! I think the red rug under your table and chairs is perfect. It really shows off your pretty table and provides an anchor in the room. Perfect!!
    Mary Alice

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  32. No I never get tired of seeing those hydrangeas- they just make me wish I had some! Love the ironstone- so simple yet pretty-

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  33. Who would get tired of hydrangeas! Love your white plates on the wall.

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  34. The plates look great on the wall and I love your old tool tote filled with hydrangeas!

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  35. hahahahaha :) I hope no one reports this rug to the small rug watch dogs :) You are so funny my wonderful friend! I love the ironstone on the wall, too!

    Happy Monday to you!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  36. I had a string of rug purchases that over the past couple years have had to mysteriously *disappear* because they really didn't work. Now I am rugless and afraid to buy any.

    ~Bliss~

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  37. Hi darling, I love all the changes you've made from shopping your home. The plates on the wall are a great finishing touch.. get tired of seeing your beautiful hydrangeas? Never... hugs ~lynne~

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  38. You're too funny with your rug police! Love the table and the wall needed something on either side of the large artwork. Great job!!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  39. Alone...I highly doubt that :) I like the red rug in there....

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  40. Your new wall arrangement looks great Kim. Also love the rug and I think it's the perfect size. Great job!
    Love how this room has evolved.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  41. I am always inspired by your shuffling game, Kim. I had to laugh at the 'rug police' and I think the red looks great there. Your hydrangeas are beautiful and such a lovely blue. Ours aren't out yet (mine are a white with green tint.) I would love to have some blue ones so I will have to investigate the possibility.

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  42. Oh and I was going to suggest the same thing as Nana Diana. My sister has had a couple of really nice carpets cut to her needed size and bound.

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  43. I love it! I'm a big fan of hanging plates up and the rug adds a great, unexpected pop of color!

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  44. Uh oh.... am I "A"!!!!???
    :)

    It looks great and I do not think it could ever be possible to get sick of seeing those blue gorgeous giant hydrangeas!

    They looks so perfect they look artificial!

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  45. I am so in love with this room. I hope there aren't any more changes as it's PERFECT! could never tire of hydrangeas!

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  46. Your home always looks lovely. Do you know the name of your blue hydrangea bush? I just bought one the other day called Blue Danube and was wondering if it was the same. They are so pretty and my favorite flower.

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  47. Love the addition of the ironstone. I think we should creat a new dance called the in house shuffle :)

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  48. Just love your decorating energy...do you ever sit still...the addition of the ironstone plates is a great way to keep the painting company...and you the shuffle Queen...if you find another spot for the rug, you might consider putting floor length chair skirts on the chairs as it may help to soften and fill the space the same way a rug does without worrying about having a perfectly sized rug.

    Jermaine

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  49. Kim,

    Love the changes! And I'll never be sick of hydrangeas.

    And I feel you about those expensive wool rugs! I have two biggies from Pottery Barn that no longer go with the colors I envision in my home ... and I'm so torn about what to do with them! I'm at a stalemate.

    :)

    Linda

    :)

    Linda

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  50. Everything you do in your house makes me green with envy. Is envy a bad thing? Your breakfast room is one of my favorite things about your house and you've blended everything together beautifully. I love your chandelier, draperies and rug. It looks good it there. It's kind of the pop of color that pulls it all together.

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  51. It all looks absolutely beautiful Kim! I think the red is such a great punch of color! :-)
    Vanessa

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous Kim! I love that rug and now that I know it's wool I love it more. It will last forever. Wool rugs are the best.
    Everything here is fantastic!

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  53. Loving the hydrangeas in the jars in the wooden tool caddy. So pretty and I think the white ironstone is a really good choice to brighten the wall, Your instincts were spot on!
    Happy Monday
    Kathysue

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  54. I love your ironstone; it's a great addition to the painting! I'm a rug shuffler too! Love how you changed your rugs!

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  55. The plates make a great addition to your wall -- now you have a whole grouping. I used to move rugs around, but now I make my husband do it -- he's younger and stronger! ;-))

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  56. I like the rug in there! And I like the addition of the plates on the wall too!

    Nice changes, Kim!
    xo-Lisa

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  57. Kim0 I know all about rug shuffles! We finally decided that our 6 month old dining room rug was just shedding too much to deal with so we will be doing a big ol square dance with our rugs to get them to work for us. Nothing worse than a baby dropping food on the floor and it gets all linty from the rug:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  58. I'm totally with you on the rug shuffle. I'm doing the same with mine and I just took mine out of the sunroom, too. Oh, and you could never have too many photos of hydrangeas!

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  59. I love all the changes you have done! The ironstone plates are the perfect company to the picture! I would never get tired of hydrangeas! I'm just doing the same with all the blossoms I'm getting this year!

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  60. I love the old tool carrier with the hydrangeas. I never get tired of looking at them. I love it so much I'm going to pin it!

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  61. Kim, I seriously can't keep up with you anymore! You are one busy shuffler. I love the changes, and really adore that last shot of your breakfast room...so pretty!

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  62. Beautiful..I love it all~ you inspire me....

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  63. I promise not to send the Rug Police out, you rule breaker you! And I am so thrilled to see hydrangeas anywhere, anytime and I have bushes full too!
    XO Cindy

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  64. It is beautiful. Like the plates on either side of the picture. And I shuffle things around too. Why not put stuff where it gets a fresh look?Get tired of hydrangeas? Never!! I'm looking forward to the day I can grow them (as in when we move to the farm! Better soil there!)

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  65. I love all your pretty changes. Your hydrangeas are beautiful.

    Dee

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  66. Hi! I'm a new blogger and found you through TTT (and I'm your newest follower!) I had to laugh at the 'rug shuffle'-I can so relate! Love your style :)
    Susan

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  67. I love all of your changes and love the idea of shopping in your house!

    It looks great, Elizabeth

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  68. You have such a beautiful dining room! I love the color of your table with the green fabric of the chairs and the red carpet. The addition of the ironstone plates looks so pretty. You can never have too many hydrangeas! I had them in my wedding and always adore photos of them. I also love the wood tote you put them in. ~ Jamie

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