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Monday, August 21, 2017

More Changes in the Great Room

I'm still adding more Farmhouse style touches to the great room.....this time in the dining area.

I swapped the white painted dining room chairs with the natural wood ones in our second dining area.       


 I  took the pink Victorian chairs to the master bedroom and placed them on each side of the faux fireplace.    I replaced then with the armed chairs that go with the ones at the table. 

I still love the leaded glass that I had in the window.....and it found a new home in the window of one of the guest rooms.   I am in the process of refreshing that guest room.....and will share that with you when I'm done.

 In it's place I hung a piece of leaded glass that I bought at a yard sale a while back.

My new leaded glass piece had a former life as an oval door insert.

I wanted a new vignette under the new window,   but I haven't finished it yet.

I plan to hunt up some "smalls" to put on the shelves.....

Last week I added a piano bench at the end of the table.......

I had a grey and white buffalo check fabric on the seat that matched the tablescloth.    I didn't attach it to the seat because I didn't want to make it permanent and it's a good thing because I already have changed my mind.

I haven't attached this leather piece either.....who know's what will be there in a day or!

I do a new tablescape each week and this is the one for this week......

The centerpiece for my tablescape is a clear mason jar filled with babies breath......

I put my bouquet on a wood slice and added a goat family to complete the centerpiece.

The place settings are all the same......metal charger....china plate.....and sweet goat napkin.

On top of the lace tablecloth,  I have a Farmhouse style table runner.......

Here's a better photo of the lace table cloth.......

And the rest of the pattern on the table runner.

My platter matches the plates,  but I have an ironstone cover on the top of it.

The arm chairs on each side of the window will be a lot easier to pull up to the table when we have company.    Those two Victorian chairs that were there before were Heavy and a little short!

I have  more changes to share,  but this post is already pretty long!     So,  see you soon!


  1. Your room just made me smile this morning while I was drinking my coffee. I just love to come to your post each morning and see all your beautiful farmhouse look .Your stain glass. Who would ever thought about taking it out of the door & just to think when the light hits it to. Thank You Penny & Mr. H. for bring all your ideals to us .Each time I look at one of your post there is something I want to try in my home. Remember I will be the first one that will want to buy your you will get a lot of question about your book(LOL) (Please don't ask Penny I am dreaming for her). Your post is never to long. That's another reason I love your post you always have lot of pictures & don't write a book about them on your post (lol. I write to much to. I love it all ~THANKS`

  2. I like the idea of putting a table runner atop a lace table cloth - I want to try that. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. More changes...that, I LOVE! Everything is coming out wonderful. I know you are enjoying the change. Leticia

  4. Hello Penny! I do not often post a comment but want you to know that I enjoy all your posts. Having a special love for tablescapes ...... your "goatscape" is GREAT!!

  5. Your place always looks so lovely. I bet guests sure enjoy dining at your place. Didn't you used to have a window or glass with a woman on it?

    1. You're right! I did have a glass with a woman on's in one of the guest rooms now. My daughter gave it to me for Christmas one year....hugs...

  6. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  7. Penny,
    I will be playing catch up again with your posts!! LOVE the glass insert!! I looks sunning there!! Love all the changes you made to the tablescape!!

  8. Your tablescape is gorgeous. I wish I could go shopping with you. Everything works so well together and is unique. The little goat napkins are fantastic.

  9. LOVE the farm to table sign!!!
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