(Above, some nuts in a vintage jello mold.) Well, since Jonie showed the evolution of our dining room in her recent post, I thought I would share our finally “done” dining room with you! As you might remember, here’s what it looked like when we first moved in:
The chairs are from Ballard Designs & of course they’re machine washable slipcpvers. (No other type of whit would last in this house!) The thing I love most about them is that I got the ones on casters & they are So convenient!!! They’re great for pulling out one-handed when you’ve got something in the other hand and for pulling into the living room for extra seating. I didn’t even know how much we’d love them.
And notice the little gray goat skin on the left chair… (above & below) Dave tried to surprise me for our anniversary with this “rug.” He ordered it off of ebay & was thinking it would fit under our lucite coffee table before we had anything under there. Not knowing, this I came home with the cowhide one day and he told me that he’d ordered me a rug for an amazing deal (like $40 I think?) & could I return mine. (I couldn’t.) He said his was a goat. I asked if it was a really big goat?? He said he guessed so. Anyway, I felt really terrible until the “goat” arrived & it was about the size of our dog. So now it just gets moved around the house like the rest of our stuff. And below, I’m finally 100% satisfied & loving my cocoa bead chandelier. It really nheeded the heft of the skirted parsons chairs underneath I think: