~New Dining Room Table~

Our new dining room table and chairs arrived, Saturday morning. This completes the dining room makeover.

The photo, at left, shows the dining room before. Laura Ashley Gold 3 paint, from Lowe's.

We're talking about selling the glass topped table and chairs, later this month, at our daughter and son in law's subdivision sale. We're definitely putting the old chandelier in the sale.

There are five leaves that fit around the outer edge of the table, extending it to 74 inches. The table remains round. When the leaves are not in place, the table is the same size as our former table.
I plan to use the Queen Anne style chairs, I refinished, with black paint (one shown here), between the new chairs, when we have more than four guests.
Slipcovers were included, with the chairs. The table and chairs are finished in a very dark brown, that appears black, depending on light.
I recently won this beautiful painting, in a giveaway at Studio Stuff. I plan to use it at the condo. Thank you, Linda!

As I wrote in the post, just before this one, I was the recipient of two awards, recently. The first one is Autumn Friends, from Jan of Jan and Tom. I think by now, just about everyone is in a Fall Decorating mood. I'm passing this award to everyone who stops by the Back Porch. Please accept it with my appreciation for your visits and pass it along!

I also received the Hooked on Your Blog Award, designed by Julia at Hooked on Houses. Thank you Linda at Lime in the Coconut.
It's so very difficult to pass an award along to just a few. I am hooked on all the blogs on my list and then some! I've chosen 5 to receive the award, at this time and will pass it along to others, in future posts.
In no particular order:
Mary, at Across the Pond
Cathie, at Catherine Holman Folk Art
Kat, at Kat's Whimsy
Karen, at Yellow Farmhouse
Rechelle, at The Country Doctor's Wife
Please accept this award with my appreciation and pass it along to 5 or more.
Melissa, at the Inspired Room, asked for a list of 20 little things to treasure about Autumn.
1. Crisp Cool Days
2. Changing Leaves
3. Golden Light
4. A Fire in the Back Porch Fireplace
5. High School Football
6. Chrysanthemums
7. Caramel Apples
8. Apple Cider (warm or cold)
9. Curling Up in a Chair With a Good Book
10. Pumpkins
11. Apples
12. Soup and Chili Suppers
13. Walking Through Leaves
14. A Drive Along the Wine Road
15. The Ozarks in All It's Glory
16. Morning Mist
17. Getting Together With Old
18. Fall Decorating
19. Thanksgiving
20. Candlelight in the Afternoon

Thank you everyone for keeping J in your thoughts and prayers. Right now October 6, seems like a long way down the road.
Have a wonderful week!
Several readers have asked about the dining room furniture manufacturer. The table is Lexington~Long Cove Collection. The style name is Fall River. The chairs are Lexington~Long Cove Collection in the Summerville style.
The paint color is Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua (walls) and Sherwin Williams Topsail (ceiling).
We've decided to leave the floor bare.
Lisa at Cakes and Cupboards is having her first ever Giveaway. For details, visit Lisa here.


Tutti Chic said...

Stunning new furniture~great post!Your decor is always gorgeous~:) chris

BailiwickDesigns said...

I love your dining room! It's very elegant with it's new furnishings and wall color. ::Jill

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

OH Pat! I LOVE the new look. The furniture is perfect. And the new chandy sets off the artwork beautifully.
I like the mix of the other chairs you will use for company too. That's neat that the new chairs came with slipcovers!
The glass display is pretty on the buffet table as well.

Picket said...

Oh girl I love round tables and this one is so beautiful!!!! It looks fabulous in front of those pretty framed prints on the wall...girl I swear you make me want to do a room 'pretty & fancy'!lol Great makeover my friend!

paintergal said...

I love it! The blue walls with that table are amazing. And how cool to be able to extend the table to 72"! Perfect for when family gathers.

Twice as Nice said...

Beautiful as always. I would have taken your old room lock stock and barrel!

You should take the pictures to the sale and have them laying on the table so people can see how pretty it would look in their home. Some times furniture in a garage or driveway doesn't justify it.

ROXY said...

I love the paint color next to the dark furniture. Very chic!

Mary said...

I really love this table and chairs Pat - what a great idea for extension - don't think I've seen one like that. Your other chairs will fit in perfectly for those large dinner parties....and perhaps Thanksgiving!!

Thanks so much for the award - you are a true friend.
Busy days for me - hope to post a few times before I leave now that Blogger seems to be working again for me.

Catherine Holman said...

Pat, Your dining room table and chairs really set off the new look. They are beautiful and I love the idea of the queen anne chairs mixed between the new ones. Your gardens look beautiful too!

Thanks for passing this award on to me along with all other wonderful blogs. I'm hooked on your blog too!

Adrienne said...

Hi Pat -
Your dining room is gorgeous! Your new table is absolutely fantastic. I love the idea of adding leaves and keeping it round. What a great idea. And your Queen Anne chairs will be perfect when your table is opened.

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...


I'm new to your blog, and I'm delighted to have found it. It is so lovely and obviously reflects the same quality of its owner.

And your dining room! Be still my heart! The color is one of my favorites, and the table and chairs are perfect as are the botanticals (great price on these!) and other items. It makes me want to re-do mine.

I looked through the entire blog before posting, and one of my favorite things are the Spode plates with the dogs. I'm a animal lover and chinaholic! ;-) Your back porch looks so inviting as does the rest of your home. Thank you for sharing. It's all delightful.

Looking forward to visiting again and again,

Sheila... who hopes to one day have her blog up and running! :-)

Rose said...

I liked the room tons before, but now that I see the new look, it's even better! The lower profile chairs seem to suit the chandelier and entire room decor just beautifully, and your Queen Anne chairs will together with them wonderfully!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, Pat, what a wonderful table & chairs. It really does complete the new look so well. And the new chandy too...those shots look like a magazine. I love, love the new look & I thought it was going to be hard to improve on the old.

So much fun to update a room, you've done it again. I was wondering who makes the table & chairs. I know I've seen a similar table made like that & wonder if it's the same one I saw when I was looking at round tables. I looked at a bunch before I found mine. Love the dark almost black look of your new table. And what a bonus to have slipcovers for the chairs.


Brown-Eyes said...

Your photos do look as good as pro magazine shots...Both versions of your DR are stunning, but somehow the new room outshines the other one. I wish I had a round dining table, but it wouldn't fit my DR as well as the one I have. Always a pleasure to stop by your blog!
;-) Bo

Susie Q said...

Oh Pat...your dining room is glorious! Such a warm, yet elegant look.
I adore the round table and the color. Oh how sweet those slipcovers are!
The chandy, the prints you framed, the new wall color, well, it is all just too beautiful.
As always, your taste and style are perfection!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pat, your new dining room is just fabulous! I love the wall color...the rows of prints, your new table..everything! It is just perfect!

Andi said...

Your dining room and the new table is absolutely beautiful! Actually it looks like it came right from the pages of House Beautiful. You really did a wonderful job decorating Pat.

I love your list of 20! And since I'm a regular here at your Back Porch...I'm accepting your Autumn Friends award...thank you!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat that is a good looking table and the room is beautiful.

The room was pretty before...I wish I could come to your sale when you redecorate! LOL

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Wow. WOW! The new look is amazing. I love the leaves that attach on the outside of the table to keep it round. LOVE! And the dark wood really pops against the blue walls.

Congrats on your awards. :-)

Beaufort Belle said...

I love the new table and chairs. Somehow I missed the dining room makeover but our walls are painted the same color, maybe a little more saturated (I think it may seem more saturated because it is our entire wall and not just the top portion.) Anyway, as usual, you did mahvelous!!

(ps Wish the new furniture fairy would come visit me, 'cuz I sure don't want to put the old stuff back in there!)

Sandi McBride said...

The dining room looks complete. Take a break, have a cup of tea...and take more pictures!

Jen r. said...

I love it! It looks like a magazine!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I love it ! Very nice indeed.

alice said...

Pat, it's just beautiful, love the new colors and chandy too.

Janera said...

Pat, I loved your dining room before the re-do. I couldn't imagine it prettier, but you have done it! It is divine!

Gollum said...

Absolutely breathtaking. I love the rich wood against the blue. I need your help with my white chest!!! To paint or not to paint!

bj said...

Your dining room is simply MAGNIFICENT, Pat. It is so pretty I want to pick up my sledge hammer and beat the wholly heck out of ALL my furniture and start ALL over!! booo hoooo, i can't, tho!
So, I just sneak over to your lovely home and stare, cry, covet, ask forgiveness, whine, then ...finally...accept things as they are. :o)

J is in my prayers as well as you and your family !

lindaharre said...

Pat....You are so welcome! Glad you like the painting:D I have to tell you that you have me on a china hunt everywhere I go! This weekend we were in K.C. and I picked up lime green bowls to go with my black and white china! I will do a few settings and post them on my blog later this week! Nell Hills was wonderful and full of beautiful Fall goodies! Thanks for the inspiration (I think....ha..ha). My son and DIL in K.C. have that same table. It is FABULOUS and your chairs are lovely too!

Rose Mary said...

Your dining room has turned out beautiful, Pat! The wall color is so pretty and the furniture adds such an elegant look to the room!


Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

LOVE your new dining table! It looks like perfection in the space! Very Classic!

Leigh said...

Pat, it is just a gorgeous room! Wish I could come to your sale.

Prayers to your hubs and you. God be with you.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Honestly, Pat - I don't know how that room could have gotten any prettier! Then you go and paint it a beautiful blue, add new decor and chandy and to top it off...a new table and chairs! Bravo - just gorgeous!

carolyn said...

WOW what can I say your dining room is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

can you tell me where you got the furniture for your dining room? Or the brand, etc...I love it! Cynthia

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Pat, your new dining room is just lovely and the new table is wonderful! I'd love a round table but with our gang, no room! Keeping J in my prayers and if you two ever make it to Rockbridge, let me know and we can meet you there! lol

dec0r8or said...

Wow, Pat! I love it! The dark wood on the table really makes that awesome blue on the walls pop, too. Those slipcovers for the chairs are cute, too! You should get 'em monogrammed! :)

Susie Harris said...

Just beautiful!! What a change. Now you make me want to change out my color and that light. The only thing about changing our light is the ceiling is so high that we need to build a scaffold. Its no fun for hubby.
So you are going to Branson! My Mom lives in North Arkansas about 30 minutes from there. She decided to work a few hours in a little craft mall. She paints and wanted an outlet for her work. This weekend the couple that owned it divorced and locks were changed. My Mom still has her little job for now but not sure what the future holds. I sent her some tassels and a few other things. I will get the name and the location of where she is at. I sent the things to her home address so Im not sure. Yall will have so much fun there. Fall is here and she says it really cooling down now. The store was slow but now that the weather is changing she is getting pretty busy. I hope the craft mall stays open. I have yet to see it... I may make it up there in November. Take care~

Sandy Toes said...

I love the pictures of the furniture! Your list is great...I love the morning mist, too! Walking in the leaves and hearing the crunch is part of this wonderful season!
Thanks for sharing!
-Sandy Toe

becky said...

Everything is just exquisite, as usual. I have always wanted a large round table for my dining room...yours is beautiful! I know that you are enjoying all your lovely changes! :)

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Your dining room is just perfect now! I love your new table and chairs. You really did a great job in there. You move at a lightning pace, Pat!

I'll keep J in my prayers.

auntpittypat said...

You must be so excited that the new table and charis are in your dining room. The redo is finally complete. I love it, that pretty much says it all. Good job on the "pickin' out".

We've had gorgeous "September weather" in Wisconsin the past week. I went to a wine festival in Algoma(a little town on Lake Michigan) on Saturday and just had a ball. Didn't stomp the grapes, but did the tasting!

Love to you both!

Rechelle said...

Thanks for the award Pat. I am always inspired when I look at your decorating style. Do you ever get to Kansas? Becasue I know a house where you could stop for just a few seconds or minutes... or DAYS!!! and make everything look a whole lot better.

cindy said...

Love the table as well as the new wall color! Very gorgeous!


Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Pat, This is just beautiful! I love the new look and the furniture is fabulous! It is so peaceful and serene! ~Rhonda

Jen said...

I love your dining room...very nice...and i loved your list of fall things....i enjoy each one of those also.

Brenda said...

I loved it before and thought why change,but as always you do a GREAT job. I love the new look and the table puts the finish on it.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Pat your new dining room looks so fresh and elegant... and... and autumnal. Some lucky somebody will pick up some very nice pieces at your daughter's neighborhood sale.

Off I go -- thanks for wishing me a Bon Voyage.


jeanne said...

Pat, beautiful dining table and chairs. It made a beautiful addition to your room. The pale blue is so pretty. The grouping of pictures perfect. Lovely Pat. Nice job.

Love your fall twenty. I would like to do that.

We are praying for good news for J in Oct.

Hugs, Jeanne

Chris said...

Your new dining room looks wonderful. I am overawed that you managed to hang 10 frames in line!! Well done :-)

Rosemary said...

Love the new furniture!! It's beautiful.
Congrats on the awards, and the pretty painting that you won.

Beverly said...

Girl, you've done it again. The room looks beautiful. I love the cool look the colors give to the room, and your new table and chairs are gorgeous.

Congratulations on your awards. We all think you are award-winning.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Your dining room makeover is lovely and your autumn list is terrific.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I didn't know they had round tables with leaves....that's gorgeous.

Joy said...

I love your new table and chairs and that chandelier is very pretty as well!

Robyn said...

Pat! How I have missed you! How are you?? looks like everything is coming along just dandy!
Things are good here too. More good days than bad. Just trying to keep upbeat and look at life in a new light!
Come by and see what I have been up too!

Deb said...

Hi Pat! It's lovely I love the color of the wood. The table top is so much larger than the last set and you'll be able to add two more chairs if you like. I love that you left the floors bare, everything is just right. Deb

Pat said...

Pat, you new dining room table is so beautiful! Your old dining room was lovely but this new decor is even nicer and more elegant. I think round tables are wonderful --everyone has the same vantage point!

Congratulations on your awrds --all well deserved!

Wonderful autumn list. It's a perfect time of the year!

Hugs, Pat in NY

Cottage Contessa said...

Dear Pat, I am so sorry to hear about J's arm and I am most certainly keeping him on my heart and in my prayers. I'd like to thank you too for all of your thoughts and prayers for John. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and tender heart sweet Pat. I absolutely love your new table and the room make over. Just gorgeous! Wishing you and J a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Amber said...

I swear, Pat, that DR puts Mary Carol Garrity to shame! :-)

Beautiful graceful and elegant. Just like you!

Tamara Jansen said...

Wow that is GORGEOUS

meggie said...

Beautiful makeover.
You are in my thoughts.

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Southern Lady said...

Pat, your beautiful new table and chairs and accessories added a timeless elegance to your dining room. I know it's going to be gorgeous decorated for the holidays.

I hope this finds J doing well. I'll remember both of you in my prayers.



Liz said...

Your dining room makeover is stunning! Love love love it!

Elzie said...

You have such a good taste. The room looks great.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Kat said...

Breathtaking as always Pat! The new table and chairs are gorgeous. I love the new chandy. This room has been transformed. A whole new look and still beautiful.

Thank you for the award. Im honored. I havent a clue how to pick it up. I will try and figure it out today.

The Decorated House said...

Oh Pat the dining room is beautiful!
I am enjoying the "new" colors. The table is so perfect. Love it.

That painting is simply wonderful too. How exciting for the artist that it is in a home where it will be so appreciated.

salmagundi said...

The new furniture is great. A huge round dining table is the most inviting of all tables!! May you enjoy the fellowship of friends and family around it for a long time. Sally

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! I love your diningroom makeover!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Pat! I love your new dining room table! Wow, I'm always partial to round tables. The whole room looks great. Love those slipcovers too. And super list of fall goodness too!

Take care, you & J are still in my prayers...


Rachael said...

Where did you get the beautiful chandelier above your dining room table?

THE ROOST said...

BEAUUUTIFUL! Love it! :)

Kathy said...

Love your Autumn list. And your new dining room is just gorgeous!

Hooked on Houses said...

I'm glad to see this award reached you, Pat. I think it's safe to say we're all hooked on your blog!!

Love your new furniture. It really is perfect for your "new" dining room. Gorgeous! -Julia :-)

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous room makeover Pat! I love the colors and the new table, they look so very elegant.
I'll be praying for J, and the doctors...and the waiting until Oct. to find out more.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! The dining room is GORGEOUS! I love the new table and chairs and that paint color is just so beautiful! You've done such a great job. It all looks so fresh and current, but very classic at the same time.

Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Pat, it looks wonderful! I know lots of sweet memories will be made there.
xo Lidy

nikkicrumpet said...

GORGEOUS...and I just love those prints on the wall. Love the wall color too!

Terri and Bob said...

Hey, if you do sell your table and chairs, will you email me? I am very interested in them, if I can afford it! I love your new table.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

Just lovely, I really love a round table makes for better conversation I feel.

Have a great week-end,
Kathy :)

Elizabeth said...

Your dining room is breathtaking. I look at it about every day. So elegant, just like I think you and J are.

Cote de Texas said...

PAT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The aqua walls, the chandelier, the dark wood table, the new chairs, and I do love the slipcovers! Just beautiful!!!!!! When can I come to eat?



I think this dining room is exquisite. It is such simple elegance. Just perfection! The scale and architecture is really inviting as well. I'm coming for tea!
Lisa & Alfie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have featured you as a part of our centerpiece of the month. I love the simple apples in the center of that beautiful table!!

Amber said...

Your new table is beautiful! I bet you can't wait to host a little dinner party in your "new" dining room. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit!

Desperate Diva said...

Hi Pat,
This is my first visit with you. What a lovely blog you have. I LOVE you new dining room colors, furniture and your colors. It's all so so pretty. Great Job..!!!
Big Hugs,