dining room

The Importance of an “Extra” Chair

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in dining room, fall | 15 comments

The Importance of an “Extra” Chair

If you came to my house… {which I’d love for you to do!}

…you’d see that I like lamps… and chairs.

I have lamps and chairs in every corner.

I was recently asked by the Design Center over at One Kings Lane which was my favorite chair.

After I thought for a minute…

…I knew just which one it was.

Fall Dining Room

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Setting a Fall Table

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in dining room, fall | 30 comments

Setting a Fall Table

I’m not hosting a fall dinner party…

…I’m just pretending.

My evenings are full of basketball practice, quilting lessons, homework and games.

I run a full on taxi / tutoring service every afternoon.

(And, I LOVE every minute of it!)

But the other morning, I had a few extra minutes.

And I couldn’t resist playing around with these amazing pastel pumpkins.

And pretending that I was hosting a dinner party…

And I’d want YOU to be there! 🙂

So here is how I’m setting a fall table!

Fall Table Idea

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Easy Pumpkin Arrangement

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in dining room, fall | 34 comments

Easy Pumpkin Arrangement

Sometimes I wonder about myself…

…take last Friday for instance.

I was having a busy day.

My husband was gone for the weekend.

I was having the popcorn removed from the ceiling in my bedroom.

I had stayed up until midnight painting my bedroom because new carpet was supposed to be going in Friday at 2:00.

All of my furniture was in the hallway and in my girls’ rooms.

My house was a full on disaster zone.

And I was hosting a slumber party at my house that night.

Picking all of the girls up from school and bringing them home with me.

It was a busy day.

So busy that I wasn’t even answering my phone.

But one of my sweet friends left this innocent message.

“Hi, Melissa.  Just wanted to let you know that the guy with the pumpkins is at the farmer’s market today.  He has some really neat pumpkins.  I just thought you might want to know.”


The pumpkin guy was at the farmer’s market?!

So next thing I know,  my “too busy to answer the phone” self was high tailing it over to the farmer’s market.

And am I ever glad that I did!

Because I was able to make this easy pumpkin arrangement!

simple pumpkin decorations

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Moss in Brass Containers

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in brass, dining room, moss | 15 comments

Moss in Brass Containers

When I was a little girl and someone asked me what my favorite color was. . .

my answer was ALWAYS the same. . .


I had a beautiful pink room.

Complete with the pink canopy bed from Sears.

 Santa brought it to me when I was 8.

I’ll never forget that Christmas.

We always opened one present on Christmas Eve.

I happened to pick the box that held my new Miss Piggy sheets. . .

Which had me in a quandry most of the night.

What if Santa didn’t bring the new canopy bed I had asked for?

What would I do with those sheets?

But, my fears of having to return those amazing sheets

all dissolved when I walked down the stairs on Christmas morning

and there under the tree was a picture of my new canopy bed!

(Which was in a box in the garage.)

Decorating with Moss @ DaisyMaeBelle

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My Dining Room

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in dining room | 28 comments

My Dining Room

So the other day,

I was trying to avoid doing the laundry,

so I started doing a little rearranging. . .

which led to a little dusting. . .

which led to removing every decorative accessory,

from every flat surface,

in my entire downstairs.

Crazy how that happens?!

Dining Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

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How to Use Old Chairs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in dining room, garden, milk paint, outdoors | 17 comments

Some women have closets full of shoes. . .

Some women can’t resist a beautiful purse. . .

I on the other hand,

can’t seem to resist a cheap chair.

Old Chair Planter @ DaisyMaeBelle

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