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  1. I just wrote a post about small dining spaces yesterday, lol. One can make any space work if you style it well…just as you’ve done here!

  2. So beautiful, Lory! I loved the story of your grandma’s home. My dad’s mom served meals in her tiny kitchen too. I remember being elbow to elbow, huddled around that small table in Williams Bay, WI. I never seemed to mind though – it just felt cozy, safe, and wonderful.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Lory! You set the most elegant tables! I love your stories too! Thank you so much for including me among all these talented bloggers! xo

  4. Laura Harrie says:

    Your table setting is stunning! Beyond words, really it is. Fantastic job!

  5. Ginny Dudley says:

    Beautiful holiday ideas for my new breakfast room! I love the contrast of the emerald dishes with the white. And I’m now on the hunt for a ruffled tablecloth! Is it sewn, upcycled or where do I find one? Thanks Lori!

  6. This is just so beautiful, Lory! I love the story about your grandparents kitchen. I’m sure it was tight but they must be ‘cozy’ memories.
    Hugs, Jamie

  7. Carla Zeller says:

    Where would I find the chargers?

  8. Aww, I love this story so much! And though I’m sure your kitchen is much bigger than your grandma’s was, it exudes that same homey warmth. I love your pretty china and the frosted pinecones. And the jolt of pink is so pretty!

    Thanks so much for including me – I truly love being a part of this talented group and look forward to it every year:)


  9. Lory, I just love your beautiful table – as always, it’s exquisite and elegant – as is your gorgeous kitchen! And your refrigerator is beautiful! We do have a small dining room, but no eat-in, or breakfast nook – we eat at our island every day! We also have limited space for entertaining in our small dining room, and I really loved all of your tips for making it as special as possible… I love touring with you my friend, thank you for having me!

    1. Thank you so much, Tamara! I love the updates in your dining room and it doesn’t look small at all from your gorgeous pictures…:-) So glad to have you on the tour, as always!!

  10. So gorgeous Lory! I love your florals and Christmas greenery – I bet it smells divine! Love your stunning place settings too – you are such a creative tabletop decorator! Thank you for organizing this fun tour!

  11. Always quiet elegance at your place Lory. Just beautiful. Do you know the name of the stemware ?
    Last year I found a similar one in GW and searched for days, but that was it.

  12. Beautiful!!!! ove your style..you never disappoints…always look forward to your blog. ..
    Happy thanksgiving!!!

  13. Beautiful table! I love so many things about it but the story about your grandparents is the best part!! I love weaving our history into our everyday lives. Thank you for the inspiration.

    XO- MaryJo

  14. Linda Hickey says:

    Very nicely decorated table and elegant.