Summer Dining Room

Good morning, dear friends! It is my wish that this post finds you well and enjoying your day. Can you believe that summer is less than two weeks away? Although, technically the season hasn’t started yet, it definitely feels like summertime in my neck of the woods. The cicadas have started their summer song, and our temperatures felt more like July this past weekend with highs reaching 96 degrees and high humidity. Today, I want to invite you into the cool air conditioning to take a look around my dining room for the summer season.

I’ve kept the table centerpiece simple.

I love orchids, but I don’t have a very good track record with keeping them alive. Therefore, I opted to place two faux potted ones in my footbath and cover the base of the potted flowers with green moss. Today, it is amazing how many beautiful faux flowers and plants are on the market.

With as much time as we have been spending at home, I am constantly thinking of how to add decor and improve areas of my home. I recently tweaked this little corner by adding some art, iron, and a blue and white ginger jar perched upon a plant stand. By shopping my storage closet and attic, it was no cost decorating.

My grandmother’s Spode china is lovingly displayed in the antique china cabinet.

Sweet friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit! I hope you enjoy your day! Take care!!!

Linking with:
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Katherines Corner – Life and Linda  – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

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  1. Your dining room is simply elegant! Happy week, Shannon.

  2. Shannon, I love the traditional elegance of your dining room. The faux orchids look real in your lovely footbath. Your grandmother’s china has a place of honor in your antique china cabinet. The dining room is dressed perfectly and I would be delighted to have a wonderful meal and conversation gathered in the gorgeous space.

  3. Penny+at+Enjoying+The+Simple+Things

    Your dining room is beautiful. I love orchids too and your faux ones look so real and pretty in the blue and white container.

  4. Hi Shannon,

    Your collection of blue dishes is so pretty. I thought this were real flowers they look pretty in her foot bath.

    You have oretty collections and love family pieces in the home.

    It's going to be very hot this week in NJ.


  5. Good morning, dear Shannon. Your dining room in beautiful and elegant. The orchid is lovely and I, too, have trouble with keeping real ones alive. I do love your grandmother's china and it is quite at home in the antique china cabinet.
    Wishing you a lovely week, stay well and cool. We are to have in the upper 90's here in the mountains as well.

    • Thank you so much, Sandra, for your very kind words! I guess we are both experiencing summertime temperatures. We have had a crazy turn of events here with very high winds and lower temperatures. I'm sure warmer weather will be back by the end of the week. I hope you are having a beautiful week, sweet friend!

  6. As I tell you all the time, your home is always picture perfect and should be in a magazine! I would have never guessed the orchids were faux, they look beautiful in the lovely footbath. I learned that orchids don't like too much water, in case that helps you in the future. I always love seeing your beautiful china displayed on the shelves of your sideboard, so pretty!

    • Jenna, you always say the sweetest things. Thank you so much for the very kind words! Thanks for the orchid tip. I may try my hand at it again. I hope you are enjoying your week!

  7. Shannon, Your dining room is so elegant. It is wonderful that your grandmother loved dishes as much as you do and that you treasure her lovely things. They look so pretty in your cabinets.
    I can keep orchids alive but they won't rebloom for me. I can't even keep a pothos pretty on my sideboard because my room does not have enough light. Your faux ones look very real. I need to look for some good ones. I would need two for my footbath.
    It is extremely humid here today. Summer has come even though the calendar says otherwise.
    It is fun to shop the house and enjoy changing things up. You did a great job.

    • Thank you, Bonnie! If you are looking for faux orchids, I found mine on QVC. The are by Valerie Parr Hill. I put two potted ones in my footbath and just covered them with moss. I hope you are enjoying your week! Take care!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. Loved it all.

  9. SUCH a lovely room Shannon! And I love that your grandmother's china is out where you can see it too – so sweet! ? Thanks for sharing your beautiful style – I always get so much inspiration! Take care and Happy Monday!

  10. Bobbi Duncan

    Beautiful room, Shannon! Your faux orchids look very natural. There is a great company called "Real Touch" that has amazingly real looking and feeling flowers, if you'd like to check them out as well. I could move right in to your home; every time I look at your rooms, it just feels like I'm wrapped in coziness. Hugs!

    • Hi Bobbi, thank you so much for sharing that with me. I am going to be sure and check them out. I'm always on the look out for realistic faux flowers. It is not always easy for me to acquire fresh ones. I hope you are having a beautiful week. Take care, sweet friend!

  11. Oh how I loved visiting with you! I have been very busy so it was such a delight to have you Welcome Us in.
    What a delightful dining room you have! And oh how I enjoyed seeing your Grandmothers China! I am so happy you can display it.
    Have a beautiful week my friend!

  12. Hello,
    Well I just loved all the photo's and would enjoy eating in your dining room for sure, all my favorite's you have, and love blue and have some of the same dish's and the blue ginger jar large one I also have we do have great taste, you for sure, everything is so well placed I really enjoy looking at all the photo's again and again. Thank You for sharing. Have a nice weekend~~~~~~~~~~~~Jean V.B. CA.

    • Hi Jean, thank you so much for your very sweet words. You made my day! I know your home must be beautiful, and I am so happy that you share my love of blue and white. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week! Take care!

  13. Hi Shannon, You have such a gorgeous traditional dining room, and so so many things I LOVE! those orchids had me fooled, they look so real. And those amazing chairs with that fab red print. gorgeous from the hutch and the transferware to the shelf atop the French doors! I'm featuring your post on All About Home this week. thanks so much for joining in!

  14. Jana Mclamb

    What is the color of your walls in your dining room?

  15. Shannon your dining room looks so pretty for summer! I featured you last week at TFT, not sure if you saw it:

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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