Simple French Style Dining Room Refresh

1.27.2017

Not much has changed in my dining room after putting away the holiday decor, but I always come up with a new idea for the table decoration. I also switched the chairs again. It just keeps things fresh by switching things from one room to the other.



I had to put my thinking cap on to come up with a new idea for the table and I grabbed my vintage fruit picking bucket and my faux lavender and just through it together. Definitely has the French vibe I like.

At first I just set it on the table without anything under it and then placed a vintage breadboard under it. I have several breadboards to do something with since taking them down off the breakfast room wall.



See the little creamer on the top shelf with the wheat design on it? That was a sweet little Christmas gift from on of my sister in laws. Yes, I have many since Mr. Savvy is from a large family.





I don't share this side of the room very often. 

I added one of my blue and white transfer plates that was tucked away in a drawer.

I bought this large ironstone bowl last year because it had that wonderful brown discolorations.

When I don't have a place to use a dough bowl I just lean it against something so it's not put away.
There's Miss Bailey watching some tree trimmers outside cutting branches away from the power lines.





So that's the simple refresh for now, but don't blink because things don't stay the same long.

More dining room related posts:
Giant Clock Makeover

Have a fabulous weekend!

26 comments:

  1. That's some good faux lavender because it looks very real. Anyway, the real thing sheds like crazy, though it does smell good.
    You are so clever to find ways to change without constantly throwing out what you have and buying new.

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  2. why haven't i noticed that great looking rug before? i love it. would you mind sharing where you found it?
    thanks so much.
    sonja

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    1. Sonja, it's from the Pottery Barn outlet, but they carry it on their website, too.

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  3. You mentioned in an earlier post that you might be changing out your hutch - I do hope you don't!! It's so very pretty as is, and I love the pop of color it affords. I know my 'vote' is unsolicited, but it's one of your very best makeovers & I hope it will stay! :)

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    1. Thank you, Betty. I do love that piece, but I'm looking for something larger and antique.

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  4. The centerpiece is beautiful and such a great size. Love the chairs in there too.
    Shelley

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  5. I have never noticed your rug before!!??? I love it! I also love the lavender in the basket. Have a great weekend, we are going back WAY down to freezing:( But at least the sun is out!

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  6. Love your dining room! Your collection of dishes are so pretty in the blue cabinet. I do love painted furniture, and the blue color is my favorite. Maybe someday thehubs will let me paint something that color! It looks so good with the table and chairs.

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  7. I have that same apple picking bucket. I never thought of using it as a centerpiece on my table. Thanks for the idea! Now where did you get that faux lavender?

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  8. Love the switcheroo of the chairs....you certainly have great chairs in the house to choose from...Love that Fruit Picking bucket!!..I also love how the color of the ceiling flows down to the drapes!

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  9. Hi Kim,
    Love the simple and sweetness to your centerpiece. Everything looks so inviting in your dining room. Love your chairs around that sweet table too. Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  10. That is real looking lavender. I might just have to search for some on my outing today. Thanks for always inspiring ☺

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  11. Love the simple centerpiece.

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  12. I have always loved your dining room, Kim. Great use for the old tin and putting the breadboard under it is a nice touch. Love the shot of Miss Bailey watching the tree trimmers. I'm sure she thinks she is guarding the house.
    Have a great weekend- xo Diana

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  13. Kim, my 90 year-old mother has a whole set of the dishes with the same wheat motif as your creamer. She collected them over time. She gave eight of the dinner plates to me last fall and wants me to take the whole set. I just don't have need for a whole set, but I sure like it for fall meals.

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  14. Hi Kim, your dining room looks bright and cheery!
    Love the rug, i'll look at Potty Barn, hope they still carry it!
    ....and of course the best part is Miss Bailey!

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  15. This is such a lovely room, Kim! I love the look of the moss around the ivy!

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  16. Love the chairs, centerpiece, rug but my favorite thing is the yellow ceiling!

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  17. So pretty! I do love the blue hutch and the tin bucket with the faux lavender. Did you paint your chairs again??

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  18. Your chandelier is very elegant and not heavy or over-decorated. Is it from an antique shop? Thanks.

    Angelica

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    1. No, it isn't old. I ordered in on line probably six years ago.

      Thanks

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  19. I love your bucket, Sawyer, Michigan is actually a tiny little town very close to wear I live .

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  20. I love this room and the association of dishes of pale blue in the blue hutch make such a statement.

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  21. I'm in love with your chandelier! It would look really dumb in my little dining area, but if I had a proper dining room, it would be just what I'd want. So lovely!

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