Monday, February 20, 2012

let there be light...(a vintage one preferably)

I collected this vintage light fixture while waiting for our little country cottage to be completed. She needed some help.
I sprayed her down with paint and then did some distressing.
Here she is in all her glowing beauty.

I think ceiling medallions add the perfect finishing touch.
and... here she is in our lonely little dining area. The hubs and I brush painted my craigslist table last weekend. It's the perfect shade of blue/grey (thank goodness!!!).
While my table awaits chairs...I am already dreaming of tea parties. I have been enjoying unpacking some of my treasures that I have missed for so long.
These are the chairs that find me in my dreams. They are from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture collection furniture. This is the August chair. I love the soft wood and think it would look beautiful with my table.
Now that you've met Darcy:) I think this would look great as "the heads of table" chairs mixed with the August chairs on the sides. Rustic meets elegant...charming!

While I dream of these beauties... I will keep searching craigslist for my actual dining chairs:) We'll have to see what kind of magic I can work.
Linking to French Country Cottage:
Linking to Primp:
Linking to Faded Charm:
Linking to The Shabby Nest:

Linking to The Farmhouse Porch:


  1. Nice work on the light fixture! Everything is coming together!

  2. I love both of the chairs, they would look wonderful at your table.
    Love your blog! Found you from Primp, I'm off to look at your archives and follow on the way out!


  3. Beautiful!!! Enjoyed my visit...Blesings Lori

  4. Love your table--I think it made be the same as mine! I love both chair choices--though I especially love Darcy. I think we are all looking on Craigs lists for chairs like that:)

  5. Forgot to mention how much I love that chandelier!

  6. It's sooo pretty! Love it with that table! I hope you'll come link this up at my linky party tonight. Link up once, appear on 4 blogs!


  7. So beautiful, Mimi! I love the chandelier. Do you know that World Market carries those French farm table chairs? At least they did the last time I was there, last fall. Not sure how they compare in price...
    Love seeing pictures-you have great taste!

  8. You did a great job sassing her up!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!

  9. I love how the chandelier turned out. It looks so lovely in the dining room with the table. Good luck finding the chairs that you want. I'm following you now. Can't wait to see the dining room come together!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class