Thursday, May 26, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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 Welcome once again to Show and Tell Friday!  It's always great to see so many of you joining in each week! 

This week I'm sharing my reorganized dining room.  I sold my white hutch that I had against this wall and I moved my blue china cabinet over to this space! (Sorry for the poor lighting...I took this photo in the early morning)

I love the way it looks here and it makes the room look so much bigger without so much furniture.  Lauren must have said "it looks so much bigger in here" 5 times since I sold the hutch!  

Moving the blue china cabinet also allows more natural light on my staircase. I didn't realize how much it blocked the light until I moved it!
The view from the staircase
What I won't share with you is the 8 boxes of china that I removed from the white hutch. I have the boxes stacked in my bedroom until I can figure out a better place to put them. I seriously need to do some Spring cleaning and get rid of some stuff!  I sure wish I had a garage...

So what do you think? Do you like the blue cabinet here?

If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank to all of you that join in every week!


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70 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Cindy.

Sarah said...

Cindy, the new arrangement looks great. Change is often refreshing, but I admit it is sometimes difficult for me. LOL ~ Sarah

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Cindy! I really like it!! Thanks for hosting and have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks really nice. Have a good weekend!

lvroftiques said...

It looks beautiful Cindy! Vanna

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your dining room is so lovely, Cindy. I know what you mean about the need to pare down. It's so hard though! You did a great job on the space - it's so inviting. Thanks for hosting!
~Lynn

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Your blue hutch looks lovely in the space...I do like your birdcages too...I think I need to dust mine off and bring them out...not to mention get around to painting my china hutch...

Thank you for hosting this week.
Blessings Kelsie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a gorgeous dining room. i just love that blue china cabinet! what is the paint color?? stunning!

Sherry said...

Cindy,
This looks wonderful! I just drool every time I see that blue hutch! Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Karie's Chic Creations said...

It looks beautiful. Love the blue hutch. The room is gorgeous. That color blue looks almost like the color I used on several things in my home. Love the softness. Thanks so much for the blog party. I love participating and seeing all of the lovely things others are doing. Hugs, Karie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your dining room Cindy!! Thanks for hosting, Martina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Cindy, it looks beautiful with all the pretty whites in it on that wall! And it does make the room look bigger. Girl, I'm gonna come have your head examined if you ever let the blue cabinet go!!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Rita May said...

I like the new spot for the blue cabinet. I liked your white cabinet too. So, I'm liking the change. It always keeps things fresh and motivates you to reorganize and rearrange and play with your things.

Karen said...

Hi Cindy thanks for hosting,Your dining room looks great. Your home is so pretty! Have a great weekend.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, I love your blue china cabinet here.
I think I've messed up and not followed the guidelines to Show and Tell! I'm showing a luncheon at my church using my things from my home. If this doesn't apply, please feel free to delete it. After reading your post, I read the guidelines. I'm sorry.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

yes I LOVE LOVE the cabinet. Your dining room inspires me to keep my dream room a goal..plug away at making it a reality. Happy Memorial Day and thanks for the link up! I love your blog.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks great Cindy, I like the blue one there better too!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like it Cindy! It looks so pretty and the space does seem more open. It has a great shape to it.

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy I love the blue cabinet and it is amazing how much bigger a room can look with a piece or 2 of furniture removed. I am getting ready to do the same thing in my study. Have a huge armoire in there that needs to be moved out. My son is coming this weekend to visit and hoping I can get him and hubby to move it for me. Isn't that terrible- they come and I make them work!!

bee blessed
mary

Cindy said...

It looks absolutely beautiful... so open and bright and pretty. Good job rearranging!

Cindy

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Cindy, it looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for hosting and have a great Memorial weekend.

Heaven's Walk said...

Cindy - your home is soooo beautifully French!!!! I just love it! You have a real eye for style, girl! ♥ Have a happy holiday!

xoxo laurie

Faye said...

I like it. Your dining room is beautiful!
Faye

Kathy said...

I do like it! perfect for that spot - I can understand wanting more space for storage - we have an old house - storage is precious little here!
Thanks for hosting this wonderful party,
Kathy

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I loved the look before, and I love it with the change. This look seems to have a more elegant, refined appearance though.

Thanks for hosting, Cindy.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Hello Cindy, Your new hutch looks beautiful. The room looks very pretty. I Love the colour.
Thanks so much for the blog party.
Kisses,
Angela.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

thanks so much for hosting this party! I love rearranging rooms, too!

missbmckay said...

I love the blue hutch. It gives a focal point on that wall, without being to "heavy." That blue was a beautiful choice.

Dacia said...

Looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

It looks beautiful!
Have a great Memorial Day Week-end!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

it looks beautiful! As always! Such a pretty space. Thanks again for hosting a wonderful party! I love linking up here :)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It looks beautiful, as usual. Thanks for hosting!

NC Sue said...

Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!
NCSue

KooKooCraft said...

Thanks for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!

Tanya@takesix said...

Cindy, I think your blue hutch looks great on that wall. Love the light inside too! Thanks so much for hosting!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
The hutch looks great there and making the room look bigger is an added bonus!

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

hey cindy!
i really like that blue hutch there! i hope that one you change your mind and dont get rid of that is my fave piece you have! i must say it does look much bigger in that room
xoxoxo
!!! hope you have a great weekend
kim

faded pink rose said...

I posted a blog about a buffet makeover for some decorating ideas. I love the open china buffets for displaying shabby pieces. These buffets are easy to find and so much fun to re-do!

faded pink rose said...

I posted a link in your show and tell about a china buffet makeover. These buffets are easy to find and so much fun to Re-Do!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Very beautiful! The colors are so inviting. Happy Show and Tell Friday and Happy Memorial Day!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. looks lovely!! Love the new arrangement..

I've joined this week!! :-)

Cindy... hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!!

Tracy said...

Your home is as beautiful as always, Cindy! I think the new arrangement looks lovely. :)

Ami w/AliLilly said...

It's GORGEOUS, Cindy!! You have such a wonderful eye for design!!!

Thanks for hosting! :)

Steph. :) said...

Hi Cindy! I think it looks great. Negative space is such an important element of design. XO, Steph. PS SO wish I could hike with you in NorCal! I grew up there. :)

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Everything is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for hosting, Cindy.

Happy Memorial Day weekend :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Kristy said...

always a pleasure, thanks for hosting!

BellaVida said...

You have a very lovely space. I love that shade of blue.

Bella Vida by Letty

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

Yes, I like it but I also enjoyed seeing all your pretty china. I am funny because if I have something pretty I can't stand to store it. I want it out to enjoy and dust!!! It is a nice change.

Jan

Judy said...

I absolutely love where you moved it. It really looks amazing there. Beautiful piece. Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great weekend.

Ashley said...

How gorgeous is this space! Love it! Xoxoxo

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Cindy, thank you again for hostessing!

faded pink rose said...

I really enjoyed this post, this was my first time on here, and I loved linking around to all the talented blogs! Thank you!

Emily said...

I think the blue adds that little something that finishes the room. I think all the furniture is perfectly placed. I think you did a great redecorating job......

~Emily
The French Hutch

iSavor the Weekend said...

My linky may not be "romantic" like all your beautiful posts but I do LOVE my country and I love being patriotic. You are very talented!!

JenGrenko said...

Yes! It looks beautiful. You are inspiring me to paint my new buffet and my china cabinet in a soft gray, not white!

Caroline said...

Wow! Your home is truly an inspiration! I love the mix of furniture and styles.

-Caroline

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous. I don't think you would ever change anything that wouldn't be gorgeous.
Charlotte

Amanda said...

It looks so lovely! You've inspired me to do some rearranging and redecorating in my home!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Burlap Luxe said...

Cindy!
I adore, love, and am enamored with the less cute look you have transformed to a more refind European chicness to the rooms heart and soul...Breating new life into it, while letting it tell you what it wants to be :)

Happy weekend, much inspiration!
xoxo
Come visit it has been way to long :(
see my latest salvage art.

~Dore

Amelia@ Home Decors said...

Stunning. You have one of the most elegant and royal dining rooms I've seen here in Blogger.

I really like your chandelier and the padded chairs. You have a queen's style in you.

However, the blue cabinet is kinda off with the setting. Maybe you should paint it in white or dark brown perhaps? But it still looks great.

Rema said...

WOW! what a lovely blog and how did I miss it for so long.. :) Following the Romantic Home now.. and joining in the Show and Tell Friday too.. :) Perfect timing it was, i just blogged about a heirloom and found this link up party :) Happy to find this blog..

Lisa said...

Totally love it, Cindy! The room has more breathing space now.

Ali said...

Thank you again for hosting. Have a great week :D

Diane said...

Gorgeous cabinet. Looks perfect there Ÿ

housesinstoke said...
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buythebesthome said...

I Love the uniqueness of your home.
Perfect choice of decorations
I'm from Chicago Rentals .

Ivy said...

Cindy, it looks very pretty!
When my husband says I have too much stuff, I tell him I don't have too much stuff, I just need a bigger house. ha ha.
You really are an awesome decorator!

Nancy Smith said...

Cindy,
Looks fabulous. Couple questions. The blue china hutch is it antiqued or just plain blue paint? It looks antiqued. The white wicker chair backs looks painted too. How did you get the paint to stick to that? Not like you can sand. Want to try to duplicate love the look thanks for sharing.

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Alan said...

Looks fantastic.Your room is amazing. Specially i love that cabinet. It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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