Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shades of Brown

I know it is spring and a time of color and pastels, but in my dining room, I will always have a place in my heart for the shades of cream and brown. I love the muted colors of primitives. The warmth and down home feeling of old crocks and dishware. No matter the season, I will always have my browns.


Stacked boxes are a favorite. They top an old piano that was used and abused by my husband's grandfather. He always left his coffee cups sans coasters and it still bares the rings. I just hide them with things.

Crocks and a jug found at the thrift store.

This lovely was a gift from my mother in law last Christmas.



This was always on my grandmother's dresser. She had very little, a woman of simple means, so I am happy that I have a few reminders of hers.

Transferware. I am always on the hunt for more.


Linking to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Between Naps on the Porch
Alphabe-Thursday
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Thrifty Thursday
My Romantic Home

26 comments:

Diane Writes said...

I agree browns and creams are still perfect for any season. The colors provide a homey yet posh effect. Beautiful!

Gattina said...

Together with yellow it gives a warm atmosphere !

Holly said...

Just beautiful. I love your little lamp.

Dina said...

Lovely vignette. Having, using, and enjoying family things are a wonderful tribute. I am fortunate to have many items from both sets of grandparents. It is comforting to sit down to the table always used at holiday times and so on, you know what I mean.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love to see things that are passed down from one generation to the next used in a family's home... Things with special meaning, not just because it was the latest thing at the Home Goods (though I like those, too!). Very nice.

Theresa said...

So cozy and sentimental! Happy X Day!

Sweet Meanderings said...

I absolutely love your country treasures! Having family treasures, in particular, always brings a warm feeling to your heart. I'm looking forward to more visits to your blog

Bonnie said...

I love "things" with stories. I think everything and everyone deserves a story. I love that the piano has evidence of its previous owners use.

Gina said...

Perfectly lovely, no matter the season!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very pretty. I have always loved transferware. Your mother in law gave you the perfect gift for your dining room!

I have been drawn to browns and sepias lately because several artists at Red Dot have been using them.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful browns in any season!
Lovely post!
Happy X Day!
Coralie

Cindy said...

I love your country decor. I have always gone with the darker, more primitive colors, though I am trying to lighten up in the kitchen. I think we can have both, don't you?

Sandra said...

I also have some brown and cream in my home. My kitchen is painted a chocolate brown with whitewashed cabinets. I decorate it cream and can add blues, pinks or yellows...brown/cream are easy colours to use as they go with so many colours.

How special to be able to decorate with family keepsakes. It adds a history to your home.

Rosie said...

I love that coffee pot. All of your treasures are lovely.

Deanna said...

love the browns as well!

blessings to you,
d

fredamans said...

I missed the X.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. Cream and brown are always so inviting, and your room is stunning. Love all of your accessories. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

I also love warm and cozy browns.

=)

LV said...

We have one thing in common. I love earth tones and black. I need to wear brighter colors, but when shopping I tend to stick to black. I liked the way you are using your browns.

taylorsoutback said...

I also love the browns and creams - your pieces are so lovely. Love the brown transferware...what treasures.

Natasha said...

I love brown too and agree that it can used any time of the year!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Mom to Many said...

I love browns! I have done my whole main floor in browns and we did my parent kitchen in browns. :o)

Cheryl

http://ldsmomtomany.blogspot.com/search/label/Kitchen%20Remodel

Cheryl D. said...

Beautiful pictures! Great X post! LOL

Entertaining Women said...

Warm and inviting. Aren't family treasures always the very best! Thank you for sharing your charming vignette. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your pretty brown transferware.

Jenny said...

What a warm and wonderful room. I like the little bits of color against a neutral palette...soothing and surprising...a perfect combination.

Thanks for sharing your treasures and your home with us and thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'X".

This was such a serene visit.

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