Saturday, March 22, 2014

My Rustic Victorian Spring Dining Room

My Rustic - Victorian Spring Dining Room
The dining room has finally transitioned from
 Winter to Spring.  
From snowflakes... 
To birds  and flowers . . .

 A touch of Rustic . . .
a touch of Victorian . . .
 Gilt sconces and mirrors
 Daisies and burlap...

A Black and White transfer ware collection  has room to grow...

 Whimsical Woofer  investigates a basket . . .
Raggedy Ann is from a friends collection . . .
Rustic Victorian Spring floral arrangements
A 'fire' takes the chill from the air. . .
A velvet and gilt chair. . .

Painted plates and  fancy hat...
 Love my timer candles!

 Curly willow and ducklings ...

And an abundance of Forsythia. 
 The chandelier bow is made from wired burlap ribbon.
 Victorian postcard seen above can be found at The Graphics Fairy.
 A few more branches of forsythia.  

A big burlap bow for the china cabinet.

More fruit, fewer cupcakes! 
You cannot tell from this picture but the window is lovely stained glass original to the house.

If this end of the room looks a little barren - it' because I like to set up my ironing board there!

My center piece is a simple lantern.  I added a few moss rocks and a bird nest (Dollar Tree). 

I layered a strip of green satin ribbon (it's blanket binding)  over the table runner. 

 Is anything more welcome than those first spots of bright green in Spring? 

These lovely Depression cake plates were a  recent
thrift shop find.  ($4.00 for 6 plates)

And there you have it, my Rustic Victorian Spring Dining Room!

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  1. Such pretty plates and china! A fresh burst of spring... I am so happy spring is technically here... hoping for no more snow!

  2. What a pretty room! Love your Depression ware china!

  3. Your dining-room is lovely. I especially love your black transferware collection.

  4. The green depression glass dishes were a real find, and that color of green definitely says spring. Growing up there were foothills of the Appalachians all around us, and on one mountainside there was one tree that turned that very shade of green long before all the other trees turned green. Every spring I watched for that harbinger of spring.

    Enjoyed your post and your visit to Botanic Bleu...


  5. Spring looks great in your dining room. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just transitioned my dining room last week as well. If only the spring temperatures changed from cold to warm so easily. Your tablescape is lovely! I have the same green depression glass pattern, you really scored a bargain. Happy SYC! :) --Fran

  7. Susan, love your beautiful room! The transferware is wonderful and the green depression glass was such a wonderful find! Your chair covers are awesome and the Forsythia is always the first sign of Spring! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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