So now that my dining room is complete, I thought I’d give a little tour since I have modern mixed with vintage and I really love the way it’s come together.
First, here is the complete dining room from the view of the hallway. The table is brand new and the oil lamp is only a year old, but the doily it’s sitting on is vintage!
Along the back wall are my antiques and book shelves. In the corner is a 1941 Air Chief Music Master radio, the Merry Game of Fibber McGee and the Wistful Vista Mystery from 1940, and a small Longaberger basket.
In the middle is my bookshelf of cookbooks and recipe binders. The pitcher is an antique (unsure of the year), as is the doily. The trivet was handmade by a friend, and the jar candle only looks old. I have more Longabergers, one of which is filled with antique cookie cutters.
The final shelf is topped with an RCA Victor radio that is, from what I can tell, from the late 1930s, a 1950s Starline train case that belonged to my great-grandmother (and the inside still smells like the powder she always used), and an antique candle holder. Underneath all that is a small yo-yo quilt made by me using both modern and vintage fabrics. And on the shelves is my 1938 Syracuse China in the Millbrook pattern.
Wife, proud Jew, full-time career woman, writer, blogger, avid RVer, reader, crafter, dog mom, amateur historian. Dream of climbing Mt. Rainier. Although a Hoosier by birth, the Pacific Northwest is my home.