Tuesday, September 20, 2016

~our relaxed laid back dining room for fall~{+ more}

With 2 active teens and 2 busy parents, we sometimes find it hard to have a sit down meal every evening. While sitting together sharing stories of our day over dinner is ideal, it's not often practical.

This year I have tried doing things a little different to avoid the nightly rush out the door to football practice, etc.

I have set a basket out on the counter full of healthy after school snacks, and for dinner on the go, a simple charcuterie board often does the trick. The kids, as well as us, can grab a few bites as we pass through.

I also love a charcuterie board for girls nights, neighborhood dinners, even holidays.

In todays fall tour with Kristen and Country Living, I would like to show you how I have decorated our dining room and how it is used on these busy days.
I have also teamed up with * All Modern * to bring you some fun new items, which I am absolutely in love with! 

And here's a fun surprise, I am also joining in on Randi Garretts blog hop, 
[you can start at here at Thistlewood Farm}
so today you get to see a ton of gorgeous homes decorated for fall, and a few more of mine.
Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy!
Coming over from CC & Mike?

KariAnne  – Thistle Wood Farms
Randi – Randi Garrett Designs
Sarah – Life on Virginia Stree
Jen – Decor Gold Designs
Kris – Driven by Decor
Amanda – Fashionable Hostess
Emily – Eleven Gables
Melaine – My Sweet Savannah

Onto our home tour.
If you missed it, you can see our kitchen here and our family room here.

My hutch in our dining room is stacked high with extra dishes, and it also serves as a bar cabinet.

The black dinnerware sets from All Modern are so great with all the other black I have going on in the room, and they are perfect to set the fall mood.
On each plate I placed a simple green sprig to add color.

The fruits are really all the color I needed, and it was refreshing using edibles for a centerpiece rather than flowers.

 Almost all of the food is from Trader Joes with the exception of the grapes which are from my neighbors grape vines.

I just got the cutting board at TJ Maxx, and the wooden bowl was a recent garage sale find.

In this corner I have a thrifted pot full of eucalyptus and other greens, and a sage green pumpkin as simple decoration.
The table is from ATG stores, it's one of my favorite pieces.

I'm still loving my vintage wood chairs, but to add to the mix I got 4 of these black bentwood chairs.
I love the color, the shape, everything about them!

I have a large jute rug under the table topped with a white cowhide from All Modern.

I seem to have a fast growing collection of vintage breadboards, to to keep them all together I put them in this barrel from Cost Plus World Market.

I also thought it would be fun to show you a favorite spot of mine in our basement/mud room  for this tour as well.

Our mud room serves as a place to store all our sports equipment. It also has a room for our dogs to go if we have company over and need them out of our hair.
Our basement was part of a One Room Challenge I participated in here.

Here is the exterior back from the One Room Challenge:

And here is my favorite little reading spot in that room:

It's super cozy and a quiet place to read a good book.
Thank you so much for joining in on this tour with me! 
Click on the links below to see the rest of the tours!

Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape Ella Claire | Miss Mustard Seed | Jeanne Oliver | Love Grows Wild Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape City Farmhouse | French Country Cottage | Rooms FOR Rent | Dear Lillie Fall Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape Shades of Blue Interiors | My Sweet Savannah | Kindred Vintage | Liz Marie Blog | Fall Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape Jennifer Rizzo Design | Craftberry Bush | Fall Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape and our lovely featured guest this week- Buckets of Burlap

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thistlewoodfarm said...


Everything looks lovely. You know I am your biggest fan. :)

Happy day friend!

Anonymous said...

Did you create the STAY awhile sign in the reading nook?
Love it and would love to have on for out cottage at the lake.


Amanda Gluck said...

Looks gorgeous! Love that cheese platter!

Kristen Whitby said...

So beautiful Melaine! I love all of the dark moody colors in your dining space!

Randi Garrett said...

I love your moody, sultry dining room! Thank you so much for joining our tour! It has been so fun to get to know you better! xoxo

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love your edible centerpiece and the fact that your neighbor grows grapes...well, I'm a little jealous!

Rachel with Shades of Blue said...

So moody and beautiful Melaine! Love that charcuterie board with the spread-- so classy!

lauren alford design said...

gorgeous, rich colors. that charcuterie looks to die for!

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