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  1. Beautiful, as always. What a sweet way to decorate the bread bowl.
    BTW: are the flowers real or faux?

    1. Thanks, deb! The flowers are real. The base is dried eucalyptus and lavender, so I just placed fresh tulips and hyacinth on top.

  2. So beautiful – I love your dough bowl and the flowers
    Have a wonderful day

    Much love,

  3. Love your chandelier and the sconces! The black accents on your chandelier are wonderful! Coincidentally, I just installed a crystal chandelier in our dining room after decades of a brass Williamsburg-style piece and I love it! It magnifies the light day or night and it’s the perfect counterpoint to my pine farm table. I’m now on a mission to add linen slips to the chairs. Thanks as always for your inspiration.

    1. My pleasure, Janet!! Yeah, I’m a big crystal fan, especially vintage… ๐Ÿ™‚ Eventually I hope to have some in every room!!

  4. Oh wow, Lory! Those chairs!!!!!!!! Now I need a moment of quiet contemplation, and get my breath back!

    1. Thanks, Angelina! Yes, I’m really into gilding too. I’d love to learn how to do it myself some day… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love this- it is beautiful. the brown cabinet will be nice painted and I am starting to see why you want to do simple drapes as those (pretty ones) are starting to be out of balance.

    1. Thanks, Jillian, and exactly! Even though I still love them, they don’t fit in. I definitely won’t get rid of them, though, because they will be perfect for something else some day.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Kathy Pelletier says:

    Lory-Love, Love, Love the gilded chairs ! They add the crowning touch to the Dining Room table. The sconces are beautiful aslo with your mirror and look wonderful with the crystal candelabra on the server-just right, not too busy.
    Ok, I am waiting now for the Tapestry Beige walls, linen panels and did I miss the blog about the China Cabinet ?! ๐Ÿ™ It is beautiful and I can’t wait to have mine finished. I ordered my gold mirror and it arrived today I can’t wait to hang it, but may wait until the room is finished !!
    Those chairs are so beautiful-great find and the chandelier is GORGEOUS ! I get so excited watching your changes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much, Kathy! And you are totally spot on about what’s next. One other thing you didn’t mention and I’ll leave that as a surprise (especially since it’s not going to be right away), but already selected the panels, thinking about the paint for pretty much every room, and the cabinet will be my first painting project once I get up the nerve. Maybe over the summer… ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to see you room when it’s done, too!

  7. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    The chandelier reminds me of one my parents had without the black. I love this one. The black adds so much.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m so glad everyone likes the black because I did hesitate because of that. Not that I didn’t like it, but was afraid it was too similar to the candelabra on the sideboard. Didn’t want it to look too match-matchy.

  8. Suzy Laird says:

    Love the chandelier!!!! I would love to know where the black “candles” with the gold drips can be found, if you know.

  9. Ann Bailey says:

    OMG I love the cane back chairs. You didn’t give a source for them. And the chandelier is beyond fabulous. I’ve never seen the black faux candles before and love them. Please tell me where the chairs came from.

    1. Thanks, Ann! The chairs are vintage, so I found them on ebay. I can link to similar ones, but these were one offs because they’re not new.

      I’m actually thinking about starting a new series where I link to antique finds that I like. The problem is, once someone buys them they’re gone. But my readers seem to like antiques and might like seeing them curated here on the blog. Be on the lookout for that… ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Dianne Lanier says:

    A beautiful room…I especially love the builder chairs!

  11. bobbi duncan says:

    Lory, it is always so thrilling to see your transitions. I love it all, and can’t wait to see how it looks with the new draperies! Would you mind disclosing from which company you purchased your gorgeous chandelier? I’m looking for one similar for my dil and son. I just purchase two French birdcage vintage chandys for our home. The company owners are a sheer delight to work with. Their company is called Unique Light Concept, and can be found on e-Bay, incase anyone is looking for a premier lighting company. Unfortunately, they don’t have a chandy like yours at the moment, so any help would really be appreciated. Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much, Bobbi! The chandy is antique, so I just found it on ebay. I am thinking of starting a series where I post links to some favorite antiques available online, but won’t be starting that for a few weeks. If people are interested, I’ll continue it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I’m loving the new additions looking forward to the third.

    1. Thank you! I got a bit sidetracked with other projects, but the third update will still be coming shortly… ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Norma Rolader says:

    Wow!!! Wow!!!! I love your decor and thank you for sharing

  14. Lory! I just purchased some similar candle sconces for my formal living room- I love them. I am planning a few big changes in there after the holidays and those were the first things I purchased.

  15. Really love what you did with the space! I am so saving this for future reference and when I redesign my own home.

  16. I love your floral drapes. Are those new? Also the lighting makes your walls look they are tinted pink. It’s lovely. What is the actual paint color in there?

  17. Hey Lory ~ This post is just what I needed to give me the confidence to have a few dark wood pieces in my dinning room painted. Can you please share the brand of paint and colors you used on your taupe cabinet and creamy white storage cabinets? I LOVE them! And of course the chairs too!!!