Dining Room Reveal and Subtle Halloween Decorating
October 27, 2016
Happy Thursday everyone! At long last I finally have a dining room reveal for y'all! We've lived in this 115 year old historic house for 3 months and I can't believe I am just now sharing pics here on the blog. I've shared quite a few glimpses of it on Instagram but I just hadn't gotten around to taking photos with my camera to share with you all here.
Speaking of cameras, I just bought a new one yesterday because my old one was ruined when I spilled a bottle of water in my purse. (So dumb, I know.) I was bummed at first, and then I immediately became overwhelmed because I had no clue what type of camera to buy. Camera shopping is intimidating especially when you're a novice and want to upgrade to a better camera. I guess it was a sign that it was time to finally upgrade to a DSLR camera! I'll likely do a blog post on the topic later, but the camera I ended up buying was the Canon EOS Rebel T5. I bought the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens as well and I'm absolutely in love! The camera is a great beginner-level DSLR and I'm already taking better photos than I ever have before. More on that later...
...and back to the dining room! As you can see, I've decorated the dining room for Halloween...but ever so subtly. I love to go over the top for Christmas but with Halloween I keep it a little more low key. I added some grocery store greenery and pumpkins to the mantel, and I plan on leaving this up once Halloween is over because it will transition well for Thanksgiving. The bat and pompom garland is from the Target Dollar Spot and it's a fun little addition. The fireplace is non-working so I bought a bunch of different-sized pillar candles from IKEA and put them in there. Jack likes to try to fish them out so I always have to keep an eye on him...I should probably just remove them to save myself some trouble, but I love how they look!
My favorite part of the room is the plate gallery wall. This is such a massive wall and I left it blank for the longest time because I had no clue what to put on it. It needed to be large, but I didn't have any artwork that size and I didn't want to do a traditional gallery wall. I don't know why it took me so long to come up with the idea of a plate gallery wall, but I'm absolutely in love with how it turned out. Y'all know I love me some blue and white. I took step by step photos of my plate hanging process and I'll share a more in-depth blog post on that soon.
The buffet table was a recent antique store find. It has some patina to it, which I love, and it's now one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the house. My mom owns a table that is very similar and I've always loved it...so I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon this one. I got it for a great price too, which was the cherry on top :)
I placed a tray on the table so that I could set up a bar area, and I Halloween-ed it up by putting all my wine glass charms in a little ghost bowl I bought a few years ago. Oh and the Pumpkin & Spice candle is from Target and it smells heavenly! Plus it'll make a cute bowl once the candle is all burned up.
The garden stool is from an antique store, but I found a similar one here. Doesn't it look festive with the pumpkins plopped on it? We'll see how long they last before Jack gets to them...
Well I hope you've enjoyed the "tour" or our dining room! I plan on sharing more home photos over the next few weeks because I finally have a camera that can take good photos in low light! We are in a duplex and just don't get great natural light. Stay tuned and Happy Halloween!