Monday, June 9, 2008

And the Winner is... plus, What's 'New-to-Us'!

I'm thrilled to announce the winner of my first-ever blog giveaway! With the help of my own personal 'Random Comment Picker'...




The winner is...



Joy at Cupids Charm! Thanks so much to everyone who commented on the blog, and I hope you enjoy your new goodies, Joy!


So, on to our 'new-to-us' acquisition... our 'new' hundred year-old dining room set!
We actually bought this set last fall, and as some of it was in pretty bad condition, hadn't gotten it all together in one place 'til just recently... the set came with twelve-- yes, twelve! (2 captains & ten sides)-- chairs, which have been re-upholstered in a fantastic mossy-sagey green and burnished gold damask fabric...




This is the pedestal of the 60" round table... it is really just quite enormous-- it splits in two, and has room for five leaves, opening the table up to a total of ten feet long for those huge family dinners I always seem to end up hosting!



This sideboard, below (one of two-- I haven't gotten the smaller one yet, though I've spoken up for it!) is seven feet long, and 32" deep. Again, enormous. But it has great storage-- room for all of my antique linen table cloths, cake pedestals, and cutlery! Obviously, it is still in need of some work-- we'll be re-painting the entire set in the same creamy colour... soon??




Just for now, here's what I've put on the sideboard for display...




A few vintage decanters, filled with creamy buttons, all snuggled together on a vintage silver-edged mirror with legs!




Half of my ever-growing collection of vintage glass candle holders...




And a sweet little 2 oz bottle with stopper sitting on a vintage mirror & crystal candle pedestal...


That's all for now... I've got a date with a paintbrush (which I suspect will turn very quickly into a long, drawn-out affair!)
;)







9 comments:

Joy said...

This set truly is oh-so-fabulous Jan!!

Melody said...

OMG, that set is a dream, I honestly thought it was a magazine pisture. I love that sideboard, wish I had enough room for one myself but we'd have to climb over it due to our small space, and my hips aren't that good anymore. Excellent job on your blog and congrats on the new job!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How wonderful to have that much space and such a huge (and beautiful) table!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi other Janet! WOW what a gorgeous set....you can never find anything like that around here and I HAVE been looking!

kayellen said...

Just found your blog...Joy mentioned you...nice to meet you:)

I'll be back to shop!!!

kayellen

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Hello,
I'm new to your blog! I love the dining room suit, it reminds me of one my family had so long ago, it's gorgeous!
Your blog is beautiful & inspiring...welcome to blogland, DebraK

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Janet, am in love with that dining setting and sideboard, gorgeous!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Lena said...

Beautiful set! I love everything in your photos. Your blog is lovely too!

Couture de Papier said...

Wow lucky you!!