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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Patio Chairs in the Dining Room~Lazy Hazy Crazy Days










I looked it up. Nat King Cole's song was #6 in the summer of 1963. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer. Well, not beer for me in '63. But the days are getting pretty lazy lately. I suppose the first days of summer always hit me like that. And the hazy part can't last long because soon we will be all the way into crazy. There is never enough summer to go around!





But first things first! With all the new light and air coming into my dining room I decided to up the ante by moving out all of my old oak chairs and bringing in the metal patio seats. It's a look I've always wanted to try. And much easier than painting everything white. I knew it had made a difference when Mr. C&C sailed through and said "wow"! (The Mr. doesn't usually notice too much in the way of domestic changes. . . .  Just sayin'. . .)





Before









Then comes the closeups of stuff on the table, because I have failed a tad on my vow to keep things cleared off. But I SWEAR!!!! it's all only temporary.





I stuck one of my new antique engravings of Venice into the empty frame. Who knows what will be there tomorrow? Summer is short!









I have long enjoyed the subtleties of white on white. And this week on the table I have layered a vintage tablecloth embroidered in dragonflies and lily pads. Oh, so first week of June!





What I, myself, may lack in artifice, I make up for in appreciation. Nobody loves beautifully worked linen more than I!


















Finally, life is full of contrast, and a room should be too. A heavy commodious cupboard keeps everything from floating away. For now.






Lazy, hazy, or crazy. I wish that summer. . .
 could always. . . be heeere!

How'z it goin' for you so far?

Hope it's good.

Jacqueline




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44 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a light, fun look the chairs bring. Wonderful!

Bella said...

Good Morning J,
Wow on the chair change! Light and breezy! I have been wanting to paint mine too (on the long to do list)... If I paintedd mine my Mr. would breeze through unknowing :-)
Well it just feels like summer at your place, light and airy. I really enjoy that on grey days... But the sun is shining REALLY it may last the whole day, gotta get my vitamin D while I can!!
Hugs,
Bella

chateau chic said...

I love the idea of bringing the white iron chairs into your dining room. They look great around your summer table! I continue to enjoy all of your inspirational and lovely posts. And thank you for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments.
Mary Alice

Helen said...

As usual, I love the photos, so restful. You know, I have been hearing some of those old songs and I am surprised that I didn't notice the words before, I think I only heard the music. Thanks for the early morning rest...

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

It all looks so very inviting Jacqueline.
I like the idea. You always have such great design ideas..
I love Nat King Cole, he was my father's favorite too.
It sure is lazy hazy days.
I am enjoying mine.
happy wedenesday
Val

Willow said...

So beautiful and calming.

Olive Cooper said...

I am all up into those linens too. The patio set is genius in the dining room. I cannot seem to keep tables or buffets streamlined or clear myself and have decided that is OKAY.

Deb said...

I love the patio chairs in your dining-room. May I just say that heavy cupboard is GORGEOUS!! I bet there are more white dishes in there that I need to see. I always like getting a glimpse of your china cupboard and shelves. Beyond beautiful. I would be playing there for ever.

Romantic Whites said...

Thank you SO much for following my new blog! It's great meeting new shabby friends! I too adore amazing linens! :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: I've started humming that song and will keep it up until another comes along!! Love the white with that little bit of dark wood. A person does need contrast in their life, along with lots of summer, and that cloth is gorgeous..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Betty Sneeringer said...

Not just any patio chair would look good in a dining room but yours sure do. I always enjoy seeing your linens - I love them too. It isn't even officially summer yet but our summer wet season has started- raining again here!

Betty

Katherines Corner said...

the chairs bring a beautiful feel to the room. I always love visiting your beautiful blog. xo

Petite Michelle Louise said...

how refreshing! i love the patio chairs-turned-dining room chairs. very sweet. everything is so ethereal...heavenly! sigh....(i always "sigh" when i visit here) ;)

Faded Charm said...

I love the addition of your white patio chairs in your dining room.....so beautiful. They look like they were made just for that room in your photos:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Susan said...

I love this look Jacqueline! The patio chairs fit right into the summery look here. That tarnished shell ornament is a beautiful addition to such a pretty vignette - and such gorgeous linens you have!
Happy WW my friend!

Gretchen said...

Your chairs, with their oak leaf and acorn pattern, are perfect and airy for dining inside. You have such very pretty linens.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the embelished acorns on the chairs. So cooling and white.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your linens are gorgeous! I especially love the dragonflies!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love white on white too! and your patio chairs in the dining room is genius, they look great!

Carol

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the change of chairs Jacqueline. They look lighter and airier (is that a word?) and I like that you do have dark wood in the room for contrast. Beautiful!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVE the Dragonfly!*!*! ~ It's all in the details...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Diane said...

I agree with Mr. C&C....wow! Love the contrasting wood and white. Lovely as always my friend. Diane

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your summer look, Jacqueline...and the dragonfly linen is a real find!

SizzleandZoom said...

I love the patio chairs inside. They look so charming with the all white and the dragonflies on the tablecloth.

Olga said...

Those chairs are very beautiful. I love the acorn details. I also like the idea of an empty frame on the wall.
I wish I could make some summer changes around my home. But with kids so young, all I do right now is picking up toys ;-)
Enjoy the first week of June!

Linda said...

Looks like a soft summer day. The chairs are lovely, as is the linens and cups.

Rowan said...

The patio chairs look really good - very summery. Here it's pouring with rain and looks like doing so for the forseeable future - the hot, lazy, hazy days of summer are notable for their absence at the moment!
Hmm,summer of 1963 - I was 16 going on 17. Seems like yesterday.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We've had a quiet respite from the hot days of summer; yesterday and today we've had cool temps and soft 'walk in the garden' showers.

I love it in the morning when the rain drop cling to the rose petals...or when the Crepe Myrtles are weighted down by the sogginess of the blooms.
Love the weight of the cupboard mixed with the airiness of the table and chairs!

--enjoying the lazy days of summer,Pat

Kay said...

This was an absolutely gorgeous post!!! As all yours always are. Just got back from UT. When you were there, did you get to the Thanksgiving point Gardens? If not, you've got to go next time. Amazing---but what made me mention it was your lily pad and dragon fly on the linens. There were numerous lily pads blooming in the ponds. They were so beautiful. It was in the 90's there and sunny and wonderful. Got back here---it's pouring and 53 and very dark! Love the light look with the outdoor furniture in the dining room. I can enjoy summer on your blog, since it doesn't exist here.
Love, Kay

Lies de Goede said...

Oh what Nice all, I enjoyed your blog.

greetings

Lies

Linda said...
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Linda said...

I LOVE IT!!!!
Cheers!
Linda:o)

Betsy Speert said...

Hi, I just hopped over from the Charm of Home link party.
you have a wonderful blog that speaks to my love of design. Your white on whites are DELICIOUS!!!!!
I may just have to start following your blog.....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ooohh, love your white on white, Jacqueline. I always know I'm in for a treat when I visit you. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your serene post.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cozy Little House said...

I think those chairs are absolute perfection inside with your table! I REALLY think you're on to something there.
Brenda

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Love the acorn detail of your chairs. And the dragonfly embroidered table covering is stunning.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are so fun!

Loving your minimalist white thing going on.

And hubs reacted? Now that's always fun.

hatin you aren't on my dashboard anymore and I have to remember to physically look up your posts, grrrr. Can't figure it out.

Candylei said...

I always admire your linens!!! You've brought summer inside.

Judy Bigg said...

Chairs looks great indoors and painted. Love your linens, the dragon is beautiful.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

so fresh and light -- so summer :)

Blessings!
Gail

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Similar chairs just put into my friend's booth at a local Antique Mall got a WoW from me this past week! "Mr. C & C" and I are on the same page!!! Love that Nat King Cole song...however my MoMa always made me sing it with the words..."Those days of sodas and pretzels & ROOT beer!" Lovely linens...refreshing and inviting!
Fondly,
Pat

Tanya@takesix said...

Great song, and great year!! I was born in '63. :) Your photos are gorgeous as always, Jacqueline. That tureen is wonderful!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So pretty! Your patio chairs look beautiful in the dining room. What a great idea to switch out the heavy wooden chairs for summer. :)

Haworth said...

The chairs look lovely in the dining room, Jacqueline! It looks like you brought the summer days of June indoors. (By the way, your cups and saucers look like the first pattern I bought as a young woman! Enoch Wedgewood. Is that what they are?)

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