Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rug Switching and Tabletop Rearranging

I have been busy these past few days again.

I decided to switch the rugs of the tea parlor (that's what I call it now) in the family room and the kitchen dining area. The Turkish rug in the family room is square and we used to have a square game table there, which I moved to the breakfast nook in the kitchen. John did not want me to move it then, because he thought they looked good together being both squares. But now that the table has been moved, I felt free to move it.

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The square in predominantly beige and peach Turkish rug has now been replaced by the predominantly rectangular red Persian rug that was in the kitchen.

I had Mitch, our handy man, add a piece of wood above this cabinet. It used to be very low and I had a hard time reaching it. And this is what used to display there. They sank.

This is after the plywood was added. I am storing some potteries, a crystal punch bowl and a beverage server. Basically, I am using the top for storage but I try to make it look decorative.

This is where the red Persian rug used to lay.

And now, the square beigeish Turkish rug lays in its place. I like it better here because it makes the area a little brighter since the furniture are mostly dark.

Before vignettes on the mantel and table.

After a few changes.
This was my Cinco de Mayo tablescape.

After I cleaned out the table setting. My daughter sent me the tulips for Mother's Day from Florida. Thanks, Tins! Aren't they pretty? The chocolate candies in the brown box came with them.

I left the candleholders with candles on the table, added the bee honey server and a bird crystal bell I bought from the other vendor in the store for $2.
I placed them all in a wooden tray that matches the little blue cabinet in the corner. I bought it from Kroger when we went to Houston a week or 2 ago.

I am linking with Susan for Met Monday at

Sally for Blue Monday at

Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

I hope you enjoyed the changes. Thanks for coming by and thanks to all our hostesses!



Oh Christine, I love all your rug changes, they look great where you've put them now! Your entire home looks so beautiful, cozy and elegant, I love your style, I think it's mine too, I really love the look, the furniture and all the decor.
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day today!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Hi Christine - I love everything you've done. The square rug under the round table is a perfect fit. I especially like the plywood on your china cabinet - I've been wanting to do the same to mine for years (on the kitchen cabinets too!!). Happy Mother's Day!

Lynn said...

Looks great Christine! I love the lighter rug under the round table! Beautiful tulips, looks like you had a nice Mother's Day:@)

Anonymous said...

My you have been working hard this weekend!! I love changing things around in my house too- it makes a whole new look! Wish I had a few of those gorgeous rugs of yours!

I love your lazy susan you have on your round table. Everytime I see it I drool a bit!

Happy Mother's Day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Outstanding Christine!
Your home really is quite gorgeous and I love your Cinco tablescape too! It's perfect and happy and festive!
Happy Mother's Day my friend, I am off to enter your give-away which I am sure I should win!

Blondie's Journal said...

I like the rug switches, Christine...the lighter color does look beautiful in your kitchen! Beautiful flowers from your daughter {and candy...yum!}. Your Cinco de Mayo tablescape is awesome. I made a big dinner but didn't really have dishes for the occasion...yours are beautiful!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also like the lighter rug. Your Mother's Day tulips are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Have a great week

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day, Christine! Oh, I love your rug changes and your home is always so beautiful! Lovely tulips too! I still want to come live with you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

Wow those rug changes made a world of difference. They are just perfect where they are now.Your Mothers day flowers are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful changes Christine. I'd love to find something like your beige square rug, for our living room.

Marlis said...

Christine, belated Happy Mother's Day. I love the after of switching the rugs.. It all looks perfect now. The top of the hutch is great too. I have added board to the tops of mine because think sink into them! Happy Monday.

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful changes. Sometimes we need fresh eyes to view our own home. Hope that you had a happy Mother's Day.

- The Tablescaper

Deanna said...

like it all!!!!

SmilingSally said...

I love those blues!

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Traci said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the tulips!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your house is so pretty. I always love coming over and visiting with you. I think the rug changes look wonderful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have such a warm and inviting home, Christine! I could just see sitting at that table enjoying a glass of wine and a wonderful meal.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love those tulips Christine!
Please drop by at my BLUE, when you have time. Thanks!

Karie said...

Love the changes. .. it is always so fun to visit your blog and see what you are doing. Such beauty is always abundant. Thanks for sharing. Karie

annies home said...

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your home is so pretty and you have the most beautiful treasures. I love the new tea area, the rug is perfect. It looks like such a great spot to sit and relax. Such a treat idea to add the wood. I have the same problem with my bookcases, I am always trying to find some thing to lift things up. Your dining areas and your tablescapes are stunning. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

lvroftiques said...

Christine I know it's wrong to covet but I soooo love that palour set of yours!
All your rugs are gorgeous but I do really like the lighter look in the kitchen eating area. Very pretty girlfriend! I always love a tour de la maison *winks* Vanna

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Hi Christine, I have tried without success to post and tell you how beautiful everything looks, so I am hoping you get this.
Also hoping your home and family are all safe from the flooding in your area.

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