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Dining Room Update - AFTER RENOVATION

Remember how it looked BEFORE:

This is the way it looks NOW! These guys turned out to be perfectionists in their work and did a fantastic job on my dining room, so fantastic that I've hired them to paint the outside of my house, and after they finish that job, I'm going to have them do something with this huge section in the back that looks awful. Perhaps a deck, or tile, or this other material which I can't recall the name right now. If I choose to have them cover it with tile, I'll go to Mexico and buy it there! I don’t want to lose these guys because I was very lucky to find them!

Remember that my house is over 50 years old! The room looks brand new now. It took them 5 days to complete my dining room. I paid them a total of $500.00!! Speak about cheap labor!

I was a little leery about one of the men, but later found he was a very nice person!

When my mother passed away, my dad and all my brothers decided I should have Mom's dining room set, since I was the only girl, along with all of my mother's things.

The rose china was my moms, and the other china was given to my by my boss, because he felt the shelves there were too bare.

I bought all the crystal myself at the 2nd hand store and estate sales for just a few dollars. They are pure lead, hand made crystal goblets and stemware from Bavaria, Yugoslavia, Romania, Germany, and Sweden.

I purchased the lead crystal chandelier at a garage sale. There are two Tiffany lamps in the picture; the tall one was given to me by Lolly, and the small one by Norma. The only thing that was bought new was the curtains.

Here they are brocading the walls.


The tea pot set on the top shelf, must be over 100 years old. They belonged to my
great-great-grandmother! The Easter Egg right next to them, I made myself last year for Easter.

This is the china from England my boss gave me. At the bottom, are things I brought back from Korea while stationed there. The little white dried up flower in a little dish, is from my Mother's wreath when she was buried. On the lower left hand side is a goblet with sand. When I first found out my Dad had Cancer, I drove to Chimayo, which is in Taos from Santa Fe, to this ancient little church to get sand which is said to be miraculous. I regret not having taken pictures of the church, but the only thing I had on my mind was a miracle for my Dad, during that time. I'll have to go again, because I did get the miracle I went for, because my Dad is still alive!! I'll take my camera this time and take many pics.

I bought this gorgeous figurine for $1.75 at the 2nd hand store. It's about a foot and a half high. When I saw it, it was filthy, but I saw the potential it had. Scrubbed it good and wiped it with a little Windex, and look how beautiful it now looks!!

Playgirl's Quote For This Day:

"It isn't necessarily true that the early
bird woke up early. Sometimes the bird never
went to bed in the first place, 'cuz that
bird was out all night looking for the best
deal in town! heh heh
- Playgirl

Manhã de Carnaval
Canções ao sonho com do Brasil

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Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 20th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
it looks fantastic!

and that teaset is nothing short of gorgeous :)
Nov. 21st, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!

That tea pot set is so paper thin, you can see the shadow of your fingers when you hold the cups.
Nov. 20th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Looks beautiful. Congratulations
Nov. 21st, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
Nov. 20th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
It all Looks great! Sunshine and the Quote was great too! :o)
Hope you have a great thanks giving in your dining room :)
I have been making pumpkin pies all day! :o)
Nov. 21st, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
That was me!
So you've been making Pumkin pies? OMG! You're a man after my own heart!

Smooches Wuave of my Life! :o)
Nov. 21st, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: That was me!
well If I knew that making a pumpkin pie would
win your Heart I would of made one a long time ago ;)! you know I have a big piece just for you with a hole lot of whipped cream on top! ;O)* Wink Wink* come here and let me Kiss some of that whipped cream off those sexy lips of yours ;o)
love you sweetie :o)
Nov. 21st, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Very nice, very BH&G look to it.
Nov. 21st, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Thank you!

What does BH&G mean?
Nov. 21st, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
Better Homes and Gardens.
Nov. 21st, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks Dave!
Nov. 21st, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Looks awesome! Bring about a nice calm too.

Nov. 21st, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had no idea the color I chose would come out so perfect. The color gives off a soft hue that makes the eyes and mind relax.

I now regret that the rest of the rooms are white!
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Nov. 21st, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I never would have been able to afford it, were it not for these two guys who turned out to be more professional than the professionals! :o)
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