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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Garden Bench....












An old garden bench brings new life to the dining room....













so does an antique ironing board turned into a shelf.....it was in our basement....


















lots of soft french pillows and some re-arranging of furniture .....and in three hours I once again love my dining room....



















without spending a cent!! Thanks for coming to see my latest attempt at keeping this old house fresh,your an amazing lot of ladies!!! x0x0


































31 comments:

Anne Marie said...

hi Chrissy! how are you?? everything looks beautifully autumn and comfy! I can see a sheepskin draped on that bench come winter...I too just put a bench in my living room...

love the new shelf!! and that St.Therese picture is gorgeous.
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Cindy said...

Hi Chrissy!
You've done it again! I knew you could and would. I love that old bench and you've made it look cozy and welcoming. The shelf is perfect with just the right accoutrements on it.
Hugs, Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bench looks perfect. Love the pillows and the throw, so inviting. The corbels for the shelf are fabulous. All of your accessories are wonderful. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

Country Livin' said...

love it! I love a bench down the side of a table, its very inviting.
ciao dahling

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Wonderful!! Love the ironing board turned shelf with those corbels! And the bench **sigh**

perfect!

Lou Cinda

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~LOVE the bench and that shelf is amazing!! Such a beautiful and cozy space~*~HUGS~ Rachel

cityfarmer said...

I want one ... or two or three or four!!

always love seeing a new post from Y.O.U

June said...

Oh it is such a beautiful room Chrissy. I adore the bench. You are so awesome at creating beauty my friend. Your pictures are so gorgeous.
hugs

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You've done it again, Chrissy... just lovely!! I NEED to find me a great bench. I've been seeing them a lot lately in Blogland dining rooms... LOVE it!!
Love the ironing board turned shelf, too! I have a vintage wooden ironing board, too. It's green right now. I've been wanting to paint it white and use it as a display table... as is. Not sure how it will look... we'll see. :)
Thanks for contininuing to inspire!
Hugs ~ Jo

Pam @ Frippery said...

Chrissy, This is absolutely gorgeous. Every detail is lovely!Thanks for sharing, Pam

Tracey said...

It's nice to be friends with a fellow rearrangeraholic! :)) It looks beautiful Chrissy!!!!!!

Your comment on my blog cracked me up!! I am actually working on getting some more JDL pillow slips and things {keep your fingers crossed}...my BIL is going to Belgium in a few weeks and I am trying to coordinate having JDL ship me a small order to his hotel and have him bring it back to me!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

:) T

Cindy Rand said...

Well~I LOVE your dining room too!
It's lovely. So creative!! Thanks for your sweet comment. So glad to have found your wonderful blog.
Hugs, Cindy

Air Kiss said...

Chrissy~
Aw thank you for such an angelic & sweet comment! Your room looks great. I am very fond of those old, metal capped set of glass jars you are showing! Have a nice wkend!
Hugs -- Lara

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So pretty! Love the bench and pillows, gorgeous!Thanks for your visit! I love the color too but it's just not working for the space. It's so hard to show on the computer. Thanks for making me smile
XO
Kristin

Modern Country said...

Whatever you do, you Inspire me Chrissy!! I love this room! I thought about making a few shelves myself, who could know a shelf was hidden in the shape of an Iron board? you are so full of ideas.

I hope this season is good to you, myself finding it hard to embrace the cold mornings. I am glad to have a woodburning stove.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow,
Warm hugs, Aina ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love it! As to your question about color at my house...I'd say it is the same reason I love all the white, shabby chic at your house. I think that there are styles that we love, that maybe we couldn't live with. They make us feel good, but they don't really suit who we are. I love all your peaceful white. I find it interesting and calming. But, I need pops of color around me. I'll wear all black and add a red scarf! You need the peace of the white, but a visit to the more colorful may also make you smile!

With blogging we can enjoy it all!

sissie said...

You have such a wonderful way of pulling everything together and making it look so lovely.

The bench fits in perfectly.

hugs
Sissie

north pal said...

everything looks so wonderful and desirable. and it is such an inviting thought,because it does make for good feelings to rearrange your things. Bestest,Denise

Fågel Blå said...

Hello Chrissy!
I love your beautiful photos so lovely!
And thanks for your comment ión my blog!
I be so happy!
Have a nice weekend!
Kathrine

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

It's perfect...and your wonderful!

Carole said...

I love your enthusiasm Chrissy! You're always changing it up!
You can never go wrong with garden furniture!
xx
C

Evi said...

just went on my friend Carole Maynards blog and as she wrote about you, I thought, hmm, must pop over to her blog. Boy, am I glad I did!
It is wonderful and I know, I will visit many times.
Warm wishes, Evi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Chrissy
I've just popped over from Carole's blog to say hello... Love the that giveaway she won from you.. so generous.. and love this room... gorgeous.. I have a thing for dark timber.. and moody surroundings and you've achieved this well... fabulous room.. and fabulous pillow in the first shot.. I'll have to go back to the post again and have another look..

Have a fab weekend.. xx Julie

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Chrissy!

Your dining room is beautiful. What a perfect idea to put the bench in there ~ it looks very inviting and cozy! I love that shelf too - those corbels are amazing!! You have impeccable taste my friend and every visit to your blog is sheer joy!! Hope you're doing well!!

xo,
Kathleen

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Fresh and beautiful! You have the magic... so pretty.

Zuzu said...

Hi Chrissy,
I was just over at Carole's blog and thought I'd pop over to say 'Hi'! She's right - your blog is gorgeous! I'm adding it to my blogroll and hope to visit often.
Wishing you a happy afternoon,
~ Zuzu

Lissa said...

fabulous job! and you did not spend a cent! impressive.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks fa-Boo-lous! I love the old shelf and vintage jars.Love your style.~Cheers Kim

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Chrissy, what a beautiful post! Love all the pics. Linda

J. Wecker Frisch said...

I always enjoy the photos of your home and trinket treasures.

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! I love the old world charm it brings. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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