Sunday, February 19, 2012

Romancing the Home


Hello everyone!

It has been an ugly rainy weekend here.  So, I decided to add some flowers to the kitchen table and some bling to the dining room chandelier.  Yes.........I am romancing my home! 


I decided to borrow the crystal prisms from my kitchen chandelier, that I'm no longer using, and use them in the dining room.


Now, you can finally see the dining room, overall, with the newly painted sideboard too.


I love the added sparkle it gives my chandelier.

In the kitchen, I created a new centerpiece for my table using some greenery and pink and white peonies. 


I put them in this willow wrapped bucket for a french look.


I wanted to show you this shot, too, so you could see how the light casts down on the arrangement.  I actually like my kitchen at night better than the day with my new light.  It changes the whole look of the room.  I've never had a light fixture like this before and love how the light just casts a glow on the table.  It feels like we're eating in a nice restaurant.

We're going over to my in laws tonight for a nice steak dinner.  We're celebrating my FIL's birthday. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Met Monday



35 comments:

My Little Home and Garden said...

Ahhh, peonies. In a few more months they'll be blooming in my garden. Your dining room is lovely, warm and inviting.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the arrangement, Kelly. That close up is dreamy. Have a nice time tonight.

Debbiedoo's said...

How pretty Kelly! I do love that light too. Great bling on the chande.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your dining room looks so pretty Kelly and I love the bling you added to your chandy. Your kitchen looks great too and I love the way your new light shines down on your table, love that basket too!

Sue@House Pretty said...

That chandelier in your dining room is so cool, even before you added "romance" to your dining room! The crystals definitely give that added sparkle to the room. By the way, I love your slipcovered chairs!

Rose H (UK) said...

Your dining room is lovely Kelly, I love the additions to the light fitting :O) and your peonies are gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh both areas are gorgeous. Love the crystals on the chandy, so elegant and the light in the kitchen is fabulous. Hugs, marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How pretty the bucket full of peonies is!

Holly said...

Kelly - that looks so peaceful and pretty. Your slipped chairs are cute and I love the light fixture.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Hi Kelly, I love the lamp you have over your long table... where did you get it? I need a new light over mine and I love it! You have a beautiful home!
Susan

Bliss said...

Even the post title is great. Although I am noticing you have not yet chalked on your shade.....

~Bliss~

Deserae said...

Wow, your dining room looks so gorgeous.... and romantic! Love the prisims you added to the chandelier too :o)
Your new light in the kitchen is just perfect!!! I love,love,love that willow basket with the pink peonies!!! Where did you find that little treasure? Beautiful as always my friend :o)
~Des

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Peonies have been part of my decor too. I cant wait to get my real ones growing this year. Until then, my silks will have to suffice. :) Lovely dining room. Love the added bling. :) Blessings, Barb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks great, Kelly! Sometimes those little things can add a bright spot to even a cloudy day. Love the added bling to your chandy!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Kelly...I love it,what a cozy and inviting room....LOVE the basket on your table...enjoy your dinner! x0x0

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Me again..got you on my Inspiration list at last(was not working)x0

Judy said...

Hi Kelly: Your house just looks so inviting and warm. Isn't it fun to move your treasures around and get a whole new perspective? I can just visualize the effect that your new kitchen light has and I love the chandelier in the DR. I hope you never tire of sharing your life with all of us. Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Babs said...

Your dining room light looks so glamorous with the prisms. Love that new lamp in the kitchen and the peony basket, too. Hope your steak dinner for you fil was great.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those peonies looks gorgeous in the soft light of your new fixture. I like the crystals on your DR chandelier, too! blessings ~ tanna

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the whole room. Especially the slipcovered chairs, where did you get them if you don't mind sharing? Thank you

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Kelly I think you are the next to get a magazine feature! I love how your kitchen is looking!! The dining room too! Love the basket of flowers and most of all the light!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Oh the flowers are so beautiful under that light. The chandelier also looks lovely with the crystals.

Pondside said...

The crystals are the perfect touch to the dining room light - lovely!

Pat said...

Kelly I love the addition of crystals! Your dining room is gorgeous!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty:)

d e l i g h t said...

I like the whole look in this room! The chandelier crystals add a very nice sparkly touch and I LOVE the basket with flowers.

thistlewoodfarm said...

You have such a true eye! I love one view and then when you take an over-all picture....I sigh! Wonderful basket on the table!

blessings,
kariannne

labbie1 said...

First, Happy Birthday to your FIL!

Second, the dining room looks so cute! I like the basket of hydrangea. It's all very soothing and someplace that would be lovely to eat.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Everything looks so pretty, Kelly! Glad you're enjoying your new light... I love it :)

summersoul said...

The combination of the peonies and that pendant is wonderful. I have decided to put a similar one in our hallway. Just looking for the one is fun. Have a great day.

MC

Vintage Home said...

oh what a wonderful vignette..Love peonies...and serious light fixture love going on here!

Michele Oliver said...

Kelly I love your flowers and the light above them is great. Don't flowers just make you feel good. Have a good day

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Love the romance you have added to your home! The chandy looks amazing!
All the Best,
Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, This is such a beautiful room. I love the painted sideboard and the sparkle you added to the chandy. Pretty flowers. Hugs, Sherry

rachel@Acts of Life said...

The light looks really nice! Love your table arrangement...very pretty.