Apart from my recent French Farm Kitchen renovation, the post on my French Garden Dining Room is one of my most popular posts by far! I've made quite a few changes in here over the past year. Here are a few photos of what I've done so far, though it's not quite finished.
[Edit: Those are spools of twine, not rolls of toilet paper under the cloches!]
You can see how my dining room is an extension of my living room. I have a large topiary on a pedestal to help give the rooms more of a feeling of separation. I may add a curtain or a salvaged column or something similar. I haven't made up my mind how I want to do it yet!
I'm trying to thin out my typical "classy clutter" form of decorating for a bit more of a streamlined look. I love these baskets from Wisteria.com. They are great for storage!
Here's another peek into the room. I plan on painting my bistro chairs white. I'll post on those later! You can also see the antique Carrara marble dining table I have. It is on the smaller side, but still comfortably seats six. I picked that up sometime last year at a junk shop! You can also see that I've moved the altar from the living room into the dining room. It works very well as a server, after all, that was its original purpose--to serve the Holy Communion. I'll post on the display I have on there in a day or two!
Of course I have to have hydrangeas. I love them! These were free from an estate sale I went to this Spring.
[Edit: Again, those are spools of twine....I promise it's not toilet paper! Ha!)
Here is another view of the table. For the centerpiece, I've used a large wire urn full of aqua, green, and clear glass wire insulators, as well as some cast-iron urns full of antique glass furniture hardware. The runner is actually a scarf I picked up in the junior's department at Marshalls after Christmas. You can see a peak into the Living room in this photo. I'll do a post soon on the changes I've made in there recently.
~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage