My dining room.
1. Blue School Cupboard. Holds LOADS of junk, therefore I can give the impression of being a tidy, organised person. Purchased from a great little shop Hen House in Southwell. Just the best blue.
2. Various Jugs (on top of cupboard). Picked up over the years, from various charity shops. Oh and there's dust up there too, not vintage, only about 3 months old ;).
3. IKEA Clock. I've had this 16+ years. I really like some of the IKEA staples, good design, and at reasonable prices.
4. Medical Cabinet. Soon to become gin bar ;) Picked up from Victoria Antiques. Expensive, but worth it. But then, so am I.
5. Yellow Coffee Pot. Also from VA, cheap as chips. Just LOVE the colour.
6. Vintage School Map. Another find from VA, again cheap as chips, fell head over heels in love with it. Love it. We've had some great dinner conversations about it. Not great for teaching kids geography, our county borders have changed, good history lesson though. I REALLY love this map.
7. Kitchen Table. From Habitat, over 20+ years ago. Comfortably fits 6, you can squeeze in 8...we've had more, don't ask me how. Assembled by myself and my sister, late one night whilst husband slept soundly upstairs, we might have been a little tipsy, amazingly it is however level.
8. Ercol Chairs. eBay find, little squeaky but otherwise great. Youngest daughter complains they are hard. She needs more padding, I never complain they are hard ;)
9. Laminate Floor. Hate this, really hate this, done as a quick fix 14 years ago...yuk. Will cost a fortune to put right, the floor is uneven, and the floorboards rotten. Note to self, stop buying junk, and save to replace floor ;)
I think you can safely say I'm not huge fan of new furniture. I prefer to mix it up a bit. Old and new. What you would expect in a dining room, and what you wouldn't. Can't beat a bit of eclectic. Will be back tomorrow.
Amanda :) xxx