THREE THINGS TO CREATE A SIMPLE, NEUTRAL, AND OLD FASHIONED, FARMHOUSE DINING TABLE CENTERPIECE THAT’S USEFUL!
Wow, I’m not sure if I’m getting lazy or if I’m just ok with sharing a simple winter dining room that makes me happy. Normally I have our table set for the season, the occasion, or the holiday but not now I threw together something that’s pleasing for me to look at.
As you’ve heard me say over and over again our dining room is never used and I mean never. We’ve lived in the cabin for 10 years and I can count on one hand how many times we’ve used it. The normal gathering and eating spot is the kitchen island. If I could figure out how to use the dining room for something else I’d surely do it, but nothing seems right so it remains.
Anyway after all the Christmas stuff got put away and the major house purge got underway I decided to keep the table simple. You can all look on Pinterest and other blogs and see pretty elaborate tables all the time but not here today. Life sure is hard for me since my Mom passed and keeping things simple just brings me peace right now.
GRAIN SACK RUNNER
I’ve had the grain sack runner forever, even before they became popular. I purchased it from a fabric store in Shipshewana Indiana where the Amish reside. There’s a perfect hardware/fabric store combo there that has all the old fashioned things.
My MIL picked up several of the wood slices at a garage sale this summer not knowing what to do with them they ended up at the cabin. I’m grateful she had no idea how to use them, because I use them all the time in my décor.
MOST USED ITEMS
Next I gathered everyday items like flatware, toothpicks in a recycle spice jar, a sugar bowl, and a candle. They all got plopped atop the wood slice and I called it good.
It would be perfect if I added a little swivel trivet to the bottom of the wood for easy access to things but until now I hadn’t even though about it.
Did you happen to notice the yellow creamer? Hubby and I picked it up at a local antique shop and I knew nothing about it. After getting it home I did a little research and found it it’s Frankoma Pottery from Oklahoma where dinnerwares, and kitchenware’s were made from Ada, Oklahoma clay. I didn’t pay much for the piece but I love it’s color, texture, and size. I was happy to find out it was made in the USA that made it even more perfect.
Do you have your place back in order after Christmas, and are you making any changes this year to your home? Leave me a comment and let me know what you’re up too my friends.