Saturday, November 25, 2006

Done At Last

Here is the finished dining room. We finished about 8 o'clock last night. It looks like I was drunk when I took this picture. I wasn't, but it is crooked. The chandelier actually hangs straight. When I came downstairs this morning and saw this room, I thought, "Wow, this room looks like our house now. No longer is it our furniture in someone else's house. Let's get started on the kitchen!"
I recycled the curtains that were already here. They are a little "fancy" for my taste, but they look good in the room, so they will stay. Here is my china hutch. It was my mom's. Then my older sister had it. Now I have it.


Rian said...

Wow, cool! I love the butterscotch color. Pumpkin pie. Soooo much better than that flower stuff.

My pictures do that too. I'll line up one side, and the other one tilts, even if I hold the camera perfectly straight. I give up.

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Lovely room! You did a fantastic job.

Granny Fran said...

Your persimmon and white look so great! I do think the original curtain go well. It looks like a warm, comfortable room to eat in.

Jane Ann said...

Supah! Love that "looks like our house" feeling. Onward to the kitchen!

Debra Spincic said...

Did you strip off the peacock paper? Looks fine now! I like the drapes--dining room drapes can be a little more formal and you can get away with it.

Has your other house sold?

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Couldn't find an email address for you, so here is the recipe you requested.

Spinach Pinwheel Appetizers

2-10oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained and squeezed dry. I actually bought frozen leaf spinach which I thought worked well. I also rinsed the spinach , squeezed as much water out, then pressed the spinach between paper towels and left it in the refrigerator for a while. It helped to get all the water out.

1 - 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2C mayonnaise, I think my mom uses Miracle Whip, but I use straight up Mayo.
1/2C sour cream
1 envelope of Ranch Dip Mix
1 jar of bacon bits
4 green onions, chopped
1 pkg 8-10" flour tortillas

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise. Beat in Ranch dip mix. Add green onions, bacon bits and spinach. Separate the spinach and add a little at a time, mixing thoroughly. Spread the mixture onto the tortillas, leaving a 1/2" space around the edge. Roll up each tortilla tightly and wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Chill for several hours or overnight. To serve, cut off ends and then cut into 1/2" slices.

Using red or green tortillas would be a great alternative for the holidays.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Very pretty! If I clean off my dining room table (it is currently covered in sewing paraphenalia) I'll be able to decorate it for the holidays. You give me inspiration!

Kay said...

A beautiful color!

jenclair said...

Love the hutch! One success begets another...on to the kitchen!

quiltnbee said...

Love the color! And the drapes look very nice in there...I do like the wainscoting, too...