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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Changes in the Sunroom

We spend a lot of time in our sun room!   The other day as I sat there in the sun room eating my breakfast (on a plate in my lap, lol).....I thought "why don't we have a table out here?"  So, H went to the front porch and brought us in a table that we seldom use.  My mom and dad bought this wrought iron set in the late 60's.  I still have the chairs (original paint and seat covers)  but I don't know what happened to the table
There have been many vignettes in this corner of the sun room.   Christmas trees...easter trees...and finally, a table.

I have the table all set for breakfast in the morning...

This is the vintage tablecloth and dishes that I bought at an estate sale last Friday...there is a post that shows all of my treasures.
I used a simple bouquet of flowers tied with a burlap bow for the centerpiece.  

I made this dried flower wreath last summer from flowers in my garden...

I added a touch of  Valentine with this sweet couple...and the pillow behind them says "and they lived happily ever after"

I decided to display some of my pink milk glass...

and my one and only piece of aqua milk glass.   I'm always on the look out for more!

Did I mention that we have a  new rug for the sun room?   Isn't it gorgeous?

I bought it at an antique shop in Lubbock Tx right before, it was kind of an early Christmas present!    It is very thick and has beautiful pastel colors that match our sun room.   I thought it was a steal at $100.  

This is a wrought iron candle holder that I usually have in the yard..but I brought it in for Valentines Day.   I am going to fill the mason jars with sand and a candle....then we'll have a romantic dinner in our "new" sun room.

I think we will really enjoy our new eating area!

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  1. Wow, it is beautiful out there! I bet you use your sun room even more often with the table in place. Such a romantic setting.

  2. What a great idea to put a table out there-it looks like a perfect spot for dining! Love your new Aubusson rug. I have a similar one that was $700 about 20 years ago. You got a real buy there!!! I hope you have a wonderful night.xo Diana

  3. Umm...WOW! That wreath is gorgeous! I love it :-) Hopped over from A Crafty Soiree
    Luisa @

  4. Penny, I love your table cloth and the sweet dishes on the table. I don't think I've seen pink or turquoise milk glass before. Your sunroom is a great spot to dine all year. Love the vintage chairs. Pamela ~ playingwithmycamera

  5. What a beautiful spot to start your morning! Love the chairs, even better that they belonged to your parents.

  6. What a gorgeous sun porch you have. It's so romantic looking. That's a lovely wreath too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Penny ~ your room looks heavenly. I would love to have a sunroom! I love your wreath and especially the fact that the flowers came from your garden. That is so cool! That rug is divine and a complete steal at $100! I have one similar to it...very similar in fact. It's pink and has all of the sculpted roses, etc. I don't know how big your rug is, but mine is HUGE. It takes up our entire family room! Anywho...great post! xo

  8. Penny,
    I really adore your Sun Room. I would die to have a room like this!! Great idea to set up a table in there....
    The rug is to die for and so is your pink and aqua milk glass. I have only seen pieces in books and not in person. They are non-existent in these parts!!
    I see the green grass and sun through the window....
    We are getting plummeled with rain with temps. in the 50 's now and flood warnings.....
    Weirs weather is all I can say... Were you able to link up to Wow Us Wednesdays???


  9. Penny. I don't even know were to start! Are you kidding me? You made that wreath? From flowers that were in your garden?? Amazing. I am jealous that you just even got to go to an estate sale, but then those dishes...gorgeous. I love that soft 1950s look. I bet you'll be so glad you moved that table to the sun room and wonder why you hadn't done it sooner. Funny how things work that way! Everything is so pretty!

  10. Beautiful sun room. That wreath is amazing!

  11. Oh, you are so lucky to have a sunroom. I'd love one. We are in the process of trying to enclose a side porch so we can have lunch out there this spring and summer, without flies and mosquitos!

    Love our style! Susan

  12. Penny,
    Your sun room is so pretty and the table is perfect in there. Now you can eat out there more often and enjoy your space.

  13. Love your sun porch--and those dishes bring back so many memories!

  14. I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years to come it's gorgeous. x

  15. Un ambiente da favola, bellissimo!

  16. Oh Penny, i aodere your sun room!!!Everything is gorgeous, as usual!!!I love your wreath and you rug is fantastic.

  17. I think you will enjoy eating out there too! Who wouldn't!!! It is beautiful. Love how the tablecloth and dishes match. The wreath you made is so gorgeous!! You are one talented lady!!

  18. Would love to see this post at my "Open House" blog party tomorrow!

  19. Penny I love the wreath and that rug is beautiful. You are so talented putting all these things together!Smile!

  20. Hi Penny, Your sun room is decorated so pretty! I would be eating all my meals in the room. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous room at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

  21. Hi Penny
    Love your sunroom! I have one and enjoy it so much with a table for two. My fav place for breakfast.
    The wreath you made is lovely and the pretty rug. Was it new or used?

    Have fun!

  22. such a sweet and romantic porch...the wreath is the prettiest thing I have seen this the beautiful colors..

  23. Love your sun room - how cheerful to be out there. Love the wreath that you made from your flowers.
    I am new to your blog and will be following it! Stop by mine as I an new.

  24. Penny that wreath is beyond fabulous!! It's so pretty in your wonderful sunroom!!

  25. Your sunroom is beautiful, Penny! I love that wreath! We use our sunroom as a family room/tv room. I spend a lot of time in there, too; reading or on my laptop reading blogs. When I'm on my own for dinner, I'll sit in there and eat and watch some television.

  26. Your sun room looks great and the chair that your parents bought in the 60's, still looks new.

  27. So cute and vintage too! I love it when I have those ah-ha moments and consider a different use for a space, it's like discovering a secret room in my own house! Little Bit from

  28. I love the pink and turquoise combo, so charming, thanks for sharing!

  29. Wow, I love your wreath!! The colours are just beautiful. What a lovely room.

  30. How pretty! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:

  31. What a gorgeous area in your home! I love the wreath too! I have a new Pinterest Power party and would love to have you share this and any other recipes you have!


    1. Sorry, I ment to type *project*, not recipe! Sorry!!

  32. Lucky you finding that rug! It is a steal for sure. I love your table and the story behind it.. Great dishes you found and they make a great set up. I hope you use the sunroom more now that you eat in there and not on your lap either! Looks gorgeous.. xo marlis

  33. Everything looks so pretty Penny! What a lovely room to enjoy. And what a great find in that rug! Thank you for sharing your beautiful sunroom with all of us at TTF this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

  34. Hi Penny, thanks for stopping in and commenting at Shabby Tea Party. I enjoyed your sunroom tour. That dried flower wreath is fabulous!. Hugs,

  35. I love the wresth and the rug! Beautiful.

  36. I love the big rose wreath! Lovely pictures, too. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  37. Oh, you are so lucky to have a sunroom. Your sunroom is soooo lovely and sweet Penny! Enjoy it!!

  38. if I had this lovely room in my home I would spend a lot of time there too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

  39. Your sun room is beautiful!

    Please come and peek at my PINK.
    Your comment is always a joy to read.

  40. Your sunroom is lovely! All decked out for Valentine's Day! Love your wreath and the carriage with the lady and gentleman inside! Your estate find dishes are really sweet! You should do a Blue Monday/Pink Sautrday post with all these treasures! HPS and enjoy the weekend.

  41. What a wonderful place to sit and relax. I absolutely love your wreath and the cabinet it is in! Have a great weekend!

  42. Great post ! what a great place to have a meal. I would be there for breakfast every morning ! lovey colors ! spring inside. Jules ~

  43. You created such a sweet, cozy place for tea and crumpets, Penny....or breakfast, of course! :) I have to say that the wreath you made is absolutely magnificent! Enjoy your breakfast in that darling room tomorrow morning!

    xoxo laurie

  44. Penny, the table has found a perfect spot in the sunroom. The touches of Valentines are sweet. I love your newly found dishes. I did not even know there was pink milk glass, beautiful! And of course, I love the aqua. Both colors go so perfectly with your rug. Enjoy that new seating area. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  45. Wow! Such a beautiful sunroom! I love all the details!
    Thanks for sharing!

  46. What a stunning room Penny!! Your eye for detail is amazing! Thanks for sharing !

  47. Penny, it's beautiful! I have a sunroom too, but it's filled with my girls' toys at te moment. One day I'd love to do something fun like this, but for the time being, I'm enjoying them still being little. <3 stopping by from the chicken chick's blog hop. Thanks for sharing! :)

  48. what a beautiful room! I'm so glad I found your post next to mine at Romance on a Dime's party. Megan

  49. I love your new eating area Penny adn what about that wreath... so special that the flowers are from your own garden.
    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  50. Wow what an amazing house you have! Love the pink milk glass. Thanks for linking up last week!

  51. Wow Penny, this is gorgeous - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden thursday, I appreciate you sharing,

  52. Your porch looks lovely! Pink and aqua - very sweet!

  53. Your porch looks lovely! Pink and aqua - very sweet!

  54. Penny,
    The table was a great idea. I would be out there a lot! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  55. I can see why you spend so much time in your sunroom! I would, too! It is beautiful. The table looks perfect in there. Love that gorgeous wreath, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So glad you did! Have a wonderful weekend. :)


  56. oh my gosh, those are the same dishes i ate from everyday growing up. love them so much. you lucky girl!
    beautiful table


  57. Such a pretty sunroom! I'd spend a lot of time in there as well. lol. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  58. Beautiful! Love everything but especially the rug and the wreath, and the pink milk glass, and the chairs, and Hugs, Peggy

  59. I always enjoy your posts! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by each week!

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