DINING ROOM DETAILS
Table and Chairs…Lexington (slipcovers included in purchase)
Bench…Value City Furniture
Lamps in Dining Room…HomeGoods
Lamps in Foyer…Uttermost
Dining Room Rug…Lowe’s
Crochet Cloth…Resale Shop
Red Curtains…Pottery Barn Clara
Lace Café Curtains…Country Curtains
Chandelier…The Home Depot
Dining Room Prints…Hobby Lobby (about 10 years ago)
Wall Color…Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert
I painted and distressed the sconces which were originally gold. The mirror was with the coffee station table, in our kitchen, when daughter and son in law gave it to us. It was dark wood. I painted and distressed it in the same way I did the sconces.
Man Cave just doesn’t seem to fit J’s room in the basement. Den doesn’t work for us, either.
We call it the Lodge. The room is furnished with bits and pieces and J’s collections.
We brought the Windsor Rockers down from the hearth room. These were made specifically for us at the Windsor Chair Shop, Clarksville Missouri.
The foot stools in front of the rockers were made for us by a friend.
The throw on the back of one chair is Bob Timberlake. The rug is a hand knotted Sumac I found on Ebay several years ago. The rug under the table is a Kilim from Overstock.
Trout stream coffee table we found at one of the old Welcome Home stores. We watched this table for over a year. One evening on our way home from the lake, we popped into the store and what to our wondering eyes should appear? A 50% off sign! The table finally came home with us.
I really miss Welcome Home stores.
The gallery wall is made of prints from our little road trips. The upper left corner is Falls Lodge at Big Cedar Resort. Next to that print are two Door County Wisconsin lighthouse prints.
The lower left print is a Minnesota Moose. The painting next to the Moose is an original, depicting the lane that led to our home in the back pasture at the farm. The red tree was always first to change each Fall. I painted the lane in 2002.
Since Arthritis arrived, I no longer paint. Some of my murals are still intact. My paintings have been sold or otherwise scattered to the winds.
Just for fun, I set the table with plaid, paisley, and animal print.
Here is a past table, in the lodge, using the same animal print dishes. I found the dishes at Walmart about 10 years ago and absolutely love them.
Bass Pro Shop Flatware
Leopard because I like it.
A reading corner.
The shelves aren’t staged for Fall or any other season. This is the way they look year ‘round. We like them this way.
We brought the carved gull home from the lake. Could not even think of allowing him stay with the condo. This is where he landed. Looks like he belongs there.
The little school desk and chair have been around this house or another of our houses for over 40 years. No plans to paint them.
The other side of the stories.
We have a ton of books to organize and put on the shelves. Some were at the lake. Others were purchased at the Saint Charles Friends of the Library Book Fair in late May. We are falling behind in the book project! Something to do when the snow flies…and fly it will.
The mantel vignette inspiration is from this print. It is taken from a Plein Air painting of a cabin at Big Cedar Resort (Missouri). We have a cabin booked for our Fall getaway.
The table was made by the same friend who made the little footstools by the rockers.
Many of you know the reason for this Moose and others in J’s lodge.
J worked for almost 40 years as a Lineman for a rural electric cooperative. His nickname, at work, was/is Moose. I don’t now how the name evolved. When we were planning the room we knew there must be at least one Moose included and maybe more.
The fish is a Bass J caught, many many years ago, while on crutches due to a chain saw accident on the farm.
Another Moose keeps watch over the back bar.
Here is Moose, heading out for a day of fishing one September a few years ago, way up north, in Minnesota. While visiting MN, we heard and saw lots of Loons, but not one single Moose…well…except for this Moose.
The small photo was taken at Chicago’s Navy Pier several years ago. Daughters and Granddaughters treated me to a trip to Chicago for Mother’s Day that year. I am on the far right in the yellow sweater, holding Gabi who now wears my shoes. What happened to the time!
The photo, in the square frame, was taken at Bennett Spring State Park (Missouri) around 12 years ago. My friend JoAnn is on the left and I am on the right. We still love hats.
These prints are from Plein Air watercolors of Bennett Spring State Park. In the lower print, you can see the structure where JoAnn and I had our photo taken. Bennett Spring holds lots of great memories from childhood and present day.
One more look at the lodge.
Thank you for visiting. Happy Fall!