Sunday, October 4, 2009

Met Monday, and A Winner at Heart and Home



Welcome Back! It's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch (thanks, Susan!) and also Room a Month over at Sheri's The Shades of Pink.  I had plans to show you one of the projects I've been working on this weekend. Well, the truth is I didn't get it done!  But, I promise I will show it to you on Thursday, and in the meantime I will show you the Metamorphosis that happened in the dining room, when I moved the new-to-us coffee table (see that here) to the family room. Because around here there is a domino effect - move one piece of furniture and everything else gets tweaked too!

This is what the dining room looked like before things got moved around. You can see that we have an open floor plan with a large space just off the living room (check it out here) that we use as our dining room:



Eventually we hope to expand this space on one side by about four feet when we relocate the stairs going down to our second level - but until then, I've managed to squeeze pretty much everything I need  in here.




The twelve foot slider opens up on to our back deck overlooking the yard and the creek. But we rarely use this door, (we have eleven doors to the outside in our house!) so I thought it would be okay to put a piece of furniture in front of it for awhile.




I keep most of my tablecloths and napkins in this little Eastlake dresser that I got for a song about a million years ago (well, more like 26).



But it was destined for a different spot in the house to make room for the trunk that was moved out of the family room.






I moved the dresser in front of the stair railing, where it will probably stay until Christmas time, when we move it again to make room for the giant Christmas tree that will go here. We have 22 foot ceilings in here, so we always look for the tallest tree we can find at the tree farm up in the mountains near our home.




I put a few trunks and things together to make a little vignette in front of the window, it looked kind of bare without anything here!




And then I moved the trunk again, into the living room, so I had to figure something else out....





So now I'm done in here for awhile!  The textures on the trunk and the wicker tray table are perfect for this time of year.



And the colors of these mums say it all:  it really, truly is Fall!

And now for the big announcement - the winner of my first ever giveaway extravaganza!
A big thank you to everyone who became a member of Heart and Home, and to those of you who left comments during the last week. I'm truly thankful for the support you've given me in these first two months of my blogging adventure. I look forward to carrying on, and hope to become a source of inspiration and creative ideas for everyone who reads my posts! (Which is what I get from reading all of yours!)
And the winner is: Nancy at La Chambre Rose. Nancy, as soon as you e-mail me with your address I will send your prizes right out to you! Thanks again everyone! Have a great day, see you soon.
Until next time,
XO
Heidi




19 comments:

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

I love that Eastlake dresser! You have a very warm and inviting home. I can't wait to read more of your blogs... past and future.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The changes are pretty , but it looked pretty before also. :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love your furniture and chandelier~ congrats to the winner, it looks so lovely at your home! Cindy

Sheri said...

It really is a beautiful room!!

I have a linky party going on, come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Look at all that light. I love it.

pk said...

That dresser is beautiful! So much character. Thanks for sharing your changes.
pk @ room remix

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Your dresser is very nice! Love all the windows in your room.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful! Thank you so much! Woo HOO! Happy dance in the mountains!!!

Your photos are so inspirational. I think our home is set up similar to yours. This is so helpful as I try moving in and decorating.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I definitely NEED a dresser like that!

The Persimmon Perch said...

I love the fabric in your chairs and the openness of your room! Beautifully done.

Chari said...

Hello Heidi...

My friend, your home is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your dining room with that wall of glass...so beautiful and so much light! How grand!!! Love how you moved a few of your furniture pieces...it looks lovely! You're absolutely right about the pretty trunks and wicker being so perfect for the autumn season! By the way, you have some gorgeous furniture! What a treat to see your lovely dining room!!!

A big, hearty to Nancy for being the lucky recipient of your giveaway gift! Lucky lady!!!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
Chari @Happy To Design

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love those candle holders, they are just so beautiful. The room looked beautiful and it looked beautiful after, so what can i say, I also find your photographs in your blog just stunning...Thanks for sharing, come visit...

Cindy Harvey said...

I'm so happy to find someone else who moves furniture, specifically dressers, around their house :o) I must show hubby that I'm not the only (crazy) one!
I'd love to have you pop over to my place for my very first ever giveaway...
peace...cindy

Alicia said...

I love all the windows you have. I love windows! Can't wait to see that Christmas Tree!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Gosh I forgot to tell you, if you look on my blog about the bedroom redo, I think I have your dining room chair fabric in the pictures on the wall and in a pillow, anyway looks the same, don't you love it...I am also a new follower...I think thats all I forgot to tell you lol

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Heidi,
I just found your inspiring blog and it's wonderful. Your home is just beautiful! ~Lovely decor throughout!

I'll be back to visit again soon. You're always welcome anytime at mine as well.

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Linda Q said...

You have a lovely home and so much room to mix things up and move it around. Great job!
I want to see that BIG tree at Christmas, bet it is beautiful.
Linda Q

nannykim at Spindle cottage said...

I so agree with you--about the domino affect!! But it is fun, isn't it. It always amazes me how little or big transformations can make a difference. Love that dresser!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Beautiful vignettes, Heidi! I am constantly moving things around and froofing :)