Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Dining Room Bay Window

Welcome! Last week, while rearranging, I brought this demilune table down stair to put in the dining room bay window. The half moon shape made it easy to push back into the bay window to fill that akward space. The curved front leaves room on the edges to easily walk around it.
A few favorite pieces add to the vignette.

In this close up picture are a MacKenzie-Childs dinner plate in the green Honeymoon pattern and a set of pot de creme dessert pots on a matching serving tray.

They are flanked by a pair of custom lamps.

This pair of romantic Staffordshire figurines came from Longton Hall, an antique shop, in Petoskey, Michigan. I am not sure if Longton Hall is still there but if it is you might want to stop by if you are in the area. They carry a beautiful selection of Staffordshire figurines, as well as furniture imported from England and Scotland.

When I worked for Patricia Woods & Co. in Harbor Springs Pat had these figurines made into lamps for me. I love the fabric she selected for the lamp shades. If I am not mistaken, I think that she hand painted the bases to coordinate with the shade.
Sadly, she closed the shop last year. Pat has her permanent home in Dallas and summered in Harbor Springs where her shop was located. It was such a privlige and honor to work for, and learn from her. This pair of lamps will forever remind me of the time I spent with her and all of the knowledge that she so generously shared.
Thanks for stopping by ladies.


  1. How lovely & peaceful your home is. And how sweet of your friend designing the beautiful lamp for you.

  2. Beautiful china and the lamps are superbe! Catherine

  3. May I move in with you? I adore your home and all of your beautiful things! I think I would feel right at home.

    The lamps are perfection and the shades that were made for them are sooooo beautiful. I love all of the soft colors and the table is wonderful in your dining room window.

    I hope you are staying warm during this cold, cold winter!

  4. Anonymous4:11 PM

    really love that table, that first photo is gorgeous!

  5. Oh, I love that gorgeous table and it looks perfect in your bay window! Love how you've dressed your table. Those beautiful lamps! Oh, my goodness...I coveting a bit! Love the figurines and those pretty shades. So lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Anonymous7:34 PM

    You have beautiful items. March 6 is my birthday. I read you are leaving for Florida
    then, from your comment on anothers blog.

    Sue in Ohio
    formerly MT PL MI

  7. Anonymous8:50 PM

    this is so nice...i love to rearrange furniture's the happy homemakers perogative, right!

    this is my first stop to your blog...i'll look around some more...
    please come by my blog as well - anytime is good with me!


  8. Anonymous8:52 PM

    you have a delicious collection of plates...saw them in some older posts...

    i'm your newest follower...the offer still stands ..come over anytime with your coffee..


  9. That table looks like it was always meant to be there! You have created a very beautiful tablescape there, Sue.

    I love your gorgeous Spode tureen featured in the previous post too. I have had my eye on one of those for a while now...I might just have to send a link to the post to my Mum and Dad!

    Best Valentine's wishes,

  10. sweet arrangement! the MacKenzie-Childs dinner plate is soooo pretty...and the lamps. yay!

  11. Oh, I love those lamps. 16 years living in Michigan and I never made it to Petosky...I try to tell myself I was a kid but it's still pretty sad.
    Those lamps are so perfect!!!!

  12. Beautiful china and the lamps are superbe!
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  13. Your lamps are adorable! Off tho read some of your earlier posts ...

    Happy Thoughts!

  14. Anonymous1:04 AM

    I am a new to your blog frond you at Sweetwater Cottage. Love her site and I came here just to see what kind of blog you have -- found your blog delightful. So I'll be coming back. I like to be a follower of your blog. Isn't nice when you have friends that do things for ya!

  15. I adore those lamps. You have the cutest MacKenzie Childs stuff!

  16. What an adorable vignette. I love the plate and those pretty, pretty shades.

  17. Oh I love how the table in it's own little nook. The sunlight makes the vignette extra special.

    Enjoy your day!

  18. Oh I love that plate. Very pretty. Oh gosh! I love everything. The lamps are beautiful. :)

  19. Your home is just beautiful girl...It's so English looking which is a look I love besides Victorian...Thanks for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. I just so love your home! and I adore that plate! I have never heard the brand name before but am off to google it - hope I can find one!!!
    Take care - Jenny x


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