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Monday, July 16, 2012

Fancy Cakes & New Stuff in the Dining Room







I don't know yet if I'll keep it here, but I ended up trying out this little decorative piece in my dining room in a spot that is extremely hard to photograph  well.





I still need a cord cover for my chandelier. But the little added detail over the window really finishes it off with the suggestion of the French style that I love.




I also found that Pottery Barn was running a sale when we popped in this weekend, and I added a few new ruffles to my life.





I'm not into a whole lot of frou frou as a steady diet, but it's been a fun foray into the softer side of a style that I have admired from the sidelines for a long time.






Here's a little better (but not by much) view of the recent changes in my dining room. The door and window trim have gone from a dark wood stain to a lighter brighter painted finish. And the heavy black iron Spanish style light fixture was switched with a sparkly one. This room has so much more light and energy now!
















Little Debbie's new Fancy Cakes box with the pale pink stripes I'm loving this summer. . . . Do you laugh every time you see a new Little Debbies box on my blog? Me too! LOL!










The PB napkins have a wonderfully soft texture, and laundering and pressing made them even softer. I can't wait to have a girly lunch or tea with them.






Here's a little more frothy china and lace for inspiration. . . .




A nest of ruffles.


















Well, fancy is over for now. We're back to business this week with LOTS of catching up to do. How about you? I'm so glad you had time to stop by!

Jacqueline





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42 comments:

must love junk said...

Lots of gorgeous things! I especially love the architectural piece!!
Susan
must love junk

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Just beautiful!

Mary said...

I love the frothy china....and white theme.

Willow said...

I love the piece over the window.

Debbie cakes really bring back memories. I was a stay at home Mom for a long time and made all the goodies. At one time I had to go to work and could not make goodies all the time, so we bought the Debbie cakes. I must say those are cute you have pictured.

stefanie said...

oh, sooooooo beautiful!

Olive Cooper said...

Yes darling you are funny with the Little Debbie Fancy Cakes. I walk right by them in the store but maybe I ought to slow down eh? The ruffled napkins are sweet. I am making a trip to PB outlet maybe next week.

Joanne Bischof said...

I love all the white on white. So charming and it makes all the unique shades and patterns stand out. Gorgeous pictures!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, so pretty, Jacqueline! I love a wee bit of frou frou and I am loving your ruffled linens and gorgeous white china! The piece over the dining room window is lovely. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sherry said...

Really pretty addition!
Sherry

Petite Michelle Louise said...

that architectural piece over your window looks so divine....just dreamy. i love all of the changes you've made to this room. it has transformed into a light and airy space...so "ethereal!" love the PB ruffled napkins. did you say there was a "sale??" i'm ON IT! merci for sharing...as always....i end with a sigh....

Honey at 2805 said...

The architectural piece is wonderful over your window. It's a crowning piece to your lovely room! The ruffles, china and silver are charming. As always, your photography is beautiful!

KATHY said...

Everything looks so pretty!! I love your napkins, and your chandelier is so beautiful.

Kathy

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love the way you played with patina white and light. Your photography is wonderful!
Little Debbie is the frosting on your pretty today!
~Lynne
w/L.

Heaven's Walk said...

Jacqueline - your new candelabra by the window is just exquisite! Soooo very French! I can just tell that your new napkins are soft and lineny. Yum! Love the light, bright space, and the blingy new chandy is goooorgeous! :)

xoxo laurie

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
YuM!!! I would have loved to have shared a "Fancy Cake" with you this afternoon, dear friend! Laundry, cleaning, silver polishing...real life "stuff" here on the Prairie! Love your newest finds...especially the ruffles! Have a great week!!!
Fondly,
Pat

SizzleandZoom said...

A beautiful reason to go into Pottery Barn- to see those lovely white napkins. Beautiful post. Love the piece you hung over the dining room entrance.

Anne said...

Jacqueline,
Love that ornate piece you have in your dining room.And your chandy is so pretty too!Now you have me wanting those little Debbie cakes LOL.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh my goodness those dishes are just gorgeous and love your ruffled napkins! Beautiful post!

Marsha said...

Everything is beautiful. Love the softness of the white. Your piece over the window makes a great statement. I love it all!!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the piece over the window and all the whites everywhere else. I always thought a lot of white would make a place look sterile but adding lace and frills softens it nicely.
When we were in Florida, I found white Little Debbie butterfly cakes - yummy!
Judith

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Totally yummy post!

The frothy china is gorgeous. Those ruffled napkins look so soft - makes me want to touch one!

Sarah said...

I'm not a frilly girl either, but I just may have to make a trip to PB. I'm really liking those ruffle edge napkins. ;-) Another gorgeous post, Jacqueline!

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful pictures and I LOVE your new piece!!! Just perfect up over the window and the chandy is gorgeous too. As always - everything is heavenly.
Cindy

chateau chic said...

Your architectural piece over the window is FABULOUS!! I LOVE it! Beautiful chandelier too! Your changes are lovely, Jacqueline.
Mary Alice

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well i think I need some little Debbie Cakes!! I love a little frou frou too. I call my house "Minimalist Shabby" I don't like a ton of STUFF around...Oh, I love those PB napkins

Carol

Olga said...

So many beautiful things! The decorative item on the window is very pretty and unique. And I love, love, love all the ruffles and lace.

Shabby soul said...

Your new findings are all beautiful, but the decoration for the door and that little lamp between the windows are really stunning! Soooooo french!
Silvia

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Just LoVe the feeling of your space with the Decorative Arch & CHanDeLieR!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Linda said...

I need a nap, now!!!! so relaxing to view your lovely photos...thanks :o)

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I agree with the last comment. Your photos are just so relaxing! I love all your dining room changes.. And the Little Debby's are just practical!
~betty

Art and Sand said...

LOVE the piece over the window. I was in a mall the other day with a Pottery Barn and had I known I might see those lovely napkins, I would have rushed in. All of your white is so beautiful!

Dianne said...

So beautiful. I feel like I go on vacatin when I view your blog. Your photos are just so wonderful. Who doesn't love a Little Debbie every now and then? Dianne

Cindy said...

Uhhhh, no! I don't laugh at your Little Debbie boxes, i immediately go out and find some for myself! This one is a beauty, i'll be at the local grocery store tonight looking for some!
Your chandelier is heavenly... one of the prettiest i've seen. Wow... i know you say it's hard to photograph that room, but the ambiance looks wonderful in there. I LOVE the architectural piece too. I don't remember a photo of the trim dark, but i think it's beautiful in the whites. Pretty room, and those little linen napkins are ruffly but so simple and yummy, especially with the silver.
Enchanting, as usual!

Cindy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your posts are always a feast for the eyes. Love the architectural pieces, and the fancy cakes box.

Kathy said...

really very special pretty post, I love your blog!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such pretty details. Love the chandy!

Danielle

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm still admiring your chandelier! And I thought "Fancy Cakes" was the cover of a new recipe book. Even Little Debbie is changing with the times!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving that piece over the windows, just perfect!
Now I am craving those cakes for breakfast! I'll be looking for them today when I go food shopping!

Susan said...

oooh, I love that piece over your window Jacqueline and how bright your room looks. I didn't know PB made those fabulous napkins - wow. Everything looks so soothing and peaceful here...

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

With all that white, I am very impressed with your light control in your images.........wonderfully done.
Beautiful "stuff"...don't we love it all ?

Rose

Haworth said...

May I come to your fancy tea, please? Those napkins are lovely, and the wooden pediment looks beautiful over that window -- it's the perfect place for it. (And by the way I have you to thank for getting me addicted to pretty Little Debbie cakes! Ha!)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Just saw this on Pinterest so had to run over! Can you please tell me the brand. pattern of the dishes???? I am in LOVE!!!! Thanks so much. Pinky

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