vintage finds for a modern world: dining room finds.
so, now that i’ve gone and swapped all the rooms around, i find myself staring into an abyss of this giant blank wall in my dining room. it’s a large room, so i’ve gotten the notion that a little sitting area in the dining room might be nice. you know, when everyone’s too full to move, but doesn’t want to leave the party? they can collapse on a little settee and still join in the conversation. they may have to fight over it, because this one’s not large, but hey, we’re all friends, just squish!
i wanted something that wasn’t too big, and not too much like my other sofa, so i opted for this charcoal gray daydreamer settee from urban outfitters. i think because it’s almost more decorative, and not used everyday, it will work just fine, and was within my budget. plus, i’m gonna jazz it up with a few of these ideas.
i like the idea of hanging my chalkboard above it, to add some vintage, not-too-fancy contrast, and it’s a great spot to post my dinner party menus; i’ve also loved the idea of a plate collection, like this one i saw in lonny. the bar cart is quite a nice idea, too! and, that all still works within the context of a dining room. i really like this zigzag area rug from urban outfitters, too, but its discontinued, so i’m hoping it makes a comeback,
or i find it elsewhere. any ideas? oh! nevermind – lookie here, jordan found one!
these are a few great plates to begin collecting for my wall display — clockwise from left to right: Antique Dunn Bennett & Co Beehive from bloomdar; Guinness Bicentenary 1759-1959 commemorative bowl from moderately modern; vintage pink & gray plate from daisy farm antiques; pink porcelain plate from forest daydream; yellow & white plaid Vintage Edwin Knowles Platter from blurred visionary; Vintage West German Bavarian Souvenir Plate from spanish moss; of course, a souvenir san francisco tray from planet trout; and center, a Midwinter Stylecraft Harmony Plate from wave song.
i quite like the idea of this vintage industrial clip lamp, attached to the chalkboard as a kind of spotlight. hmmm…and, naturally, i’m also going to need some end tables, especially with an armless settee, and i like this matching black & gold pair from tini vintage.