Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dining Room and Salvation Army Silver

With March here, I think of Spring!  For me that means changes inside and out.  I’ve already made quite a few changes in the dining room.  As you can see, I had a lot of red in my dining room. 


 Now I have very little red.  Although I still love red, I was ready for a change.


 I replaced two of the black chairs with two mix matched white arm chairs.  I painted both of the chairs off white with ASCP. 


I made chair slip covers for the black chairs and added burlap bows.   The burlap bows are tied to the chair.  I didn’t sew the bows on the chair slips because they were actually an afterthought.   

A week or so ago, I purchased a boat load of silver at our local Salvation Army for $40.89.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of any of it because my camera battery was dead and I was ready to get started incorporating some of my new finds in the dining room.  I will point out the silver pieces as I go along. 

On the buffet, I replaced the red runner with a burlap one. 




  The silver tray, the oval silver dish holding the white napkins and the silver round tray resting on an easel are part of the Salvation Army silver finds…but there’s more! 




The china cabinet also has some Salvation Army silver inside as well. 


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 The tea pot, tall skinny vase and……


…..the creamer, sugar bowl and the silver tray were also purchased at the Salvation Army.  


 The picnic basket on top of the china cabinet was a clearance item at Wal-MartI paid $7 for it! 



All the silver that you see on the table….. 


……..Salvation Army!


I still have a few more pieces of silver and I’ll share those with you when I’m finished in the kitchen.   


As always, thanks for your visit and your sweet comments.  They always make my day. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  We’re going to an auction on SaturdayI haven’t been to an auction in months so lookout! 



Linking this post to:

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

2805 for Potpourri Party

Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Thrifty Decor Chick for Show Us Your Dining Room


  1. OK Gail...this is one of my all time favorite blog posts...going to pin it all!!!...Everything is just gorgeous...all of it...I'll take it!!, xo, Mariaelena

  2. You are rockin this look Gail. Love the silver..and I LOVE that burlap round table cute! Have a great weekend.

  3. Gail I love how light and bright your dining room looks and love all that silver! Pretty slipcovers on your chair too! Love the new look!

  4. Love this post, Gail. I've been editing out my red, as well. All the silver is gorgeous and the burlap and white with the silver is perfect! Linda

  5. Wow, you hit the mother lode of silver at the Salvation Army, Gail! It all looks great and I love how you've displayed it.

  6. Your dining room looks fabulous, Gail! I love all the silver and you have it displayed beautifully.

  7. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous, Gail. I love the mix and match chairs, and the silver. Great color scheme.

  8. You have probably, single handedly raised a ton of money for the Salvation Army this week! Everyone will be headed in to see what treasures they will find! Good for you because you scored BIG TIME, and good for them - because they will by your great advertizing!

    Your dining room looks spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing!


  9. I love the new neutral colors, Gail. Cute chair slips.

  10. I love red. I have a red kitchen and dining room. BUT, your dining room is so beautiful and for some reason, by taking out the red made it all the sudden become romantic and soft. Crazy but so stunning.

  11. I love your new look! Your table vignette is adorable, love the burlap!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  12. Personally I love the change up, especially for this time of year. The touches of brown with the black and then the white..... I'd sit in there and drink a warm beverage out of that silver with 'ya!


  13. I really LOVE your dining room transformation! I'm such a fan of burlap, black, white and silver mixed together anyway. Your little round ruffled burlap piece in the center of your table is so cute. I'm amazed at all that wonderful silver you found for a song too! You hit the jackpot! I think you did an excellent job mixing everything together. I like this look better than with the red.

  14. You scored my dear because people are just not inclined to polish silver anymore. It all looks wonderful.

  15. Oh how lovely GAIL.
    Your chairs are unique.

  16. Gail it looks so warm and inviting! I love the burlap projects you did in here. I really need to get back to sewing. All your silver is amazing as well. Hope your weekend is going well!

  17. You found some fabulous silver! I love all of it, I need to clean mine up, yours looks so nice and shiny, perhaps I will do that.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Such a beautiful room and so well coordinated. I was drawn by the picture of the silver from A Stroll Thru Life's party. I love the home tour rooms the most. Thank you.

  19. I love your silver collection, Gail. Beautiful!..Christine

  20. Your dining room is gorgeous. I love your furniture and the new lighter color is so inviting. The white chairs mixed in are such a fabulous addition. The burlap table round and slipcovers are so perfect. Now as for the silver, wow, what a bargain and such wonderful pieces. I am crazy about them all. Beautiful vignettes too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. I love the new look in your dining room! The chair seat covers are wonderful and you found some excellent silver pieces. And what a deal on the basket! I'll have to visit my local store! Linda

  22. Oh my goodness!! I can't believe all you bought! What a great haul!!!

  23. Oh I adore the silver against the black! Well done!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

  24. Gail, Gail, Gail! You never cease to amaze me with your amazing decorating gift. You are like an artist always painting a beautiful picture with your lovely home. Lovely because you are lovely! The table is so pretty, love that center burlap beauty. I just love it. And your chair covers are wonderful too. Great post.

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  26. Oh, this is beautiful. I really like the touches of greenery. It makes the room look so alive. Dontcha just love those thrift stores?

  27. It is Beautiful! Love it all,you did great decorating your table. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.Did you make your burlap runners ,love it! Come and visit me I lost my other blog had to start over.Joann

  28. I adore white and silver together, and your dining room looks great. I love that large pitcher and basin (?) on top of your cabinet too.

  29. Nice changes and great finds in the silver. Beautiful decor using your new silver. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Beautiful transformation! Change is always good , isn't it?
    I LOVE all of your silver!! How did you get it so brite and shiny???


  31. Everything is beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!

  32. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

  33. Your dining room is gorgeous! I stopped over from 2805 the minute I saw this featured. I have been debating on painting my black dining chairs. I love that you mix-matched your chairs.

  34. Just beautiful..I can tell all the hard work you put into this room..great color choices my friend..Love it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  35. Beautiful!! Would you share the name of the color of your walls?? Thanks!!

  36. Hi Gail, my first time on your blog and I'm a new follower via L.F. Love your dining room, especially that ADORABLE round burlap runner on your table!

    I followed you over from 2805:Potpourri

  37. I adore your round runner on the dining table - so today I am going to "copy" it for my table - I pinned it, so thanks for the inspiration...patti

  38. I adore your room! Had to pin it with a link to your blog as I've enjoyed my visit here this evening...

  39. Gail your dining room is fabulous! I am loving the black. I also love how well you have arranged all your silver on display too. What a beautifully designed room!

  40. Beautiful! Love your colors and how you've mixed and matched everything. Visiting from TDC.


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