The Dining Room Gets a Mail Sorter

 

~Added Some Finds to the Dining Room~

 

Last Thursday, I got into gear and decided to work on some of my dining room decor. I was a little tired of the corner filled with batting and foam (waiting to be used for a headboard project) and the dining room table covered with miscellaneous goodies. Sometimes my dining room becomes a catch-all for everything that comes through the door.

In my quest to get the dining room in order, the first thing I grabbed was this mail sorter from the garage. It was part of a desk set that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. While I’ve not found a place for the desk, I knew I could use the mail sorter in several places throughout the house.  Since the wood tones were almost identical, I chose to use it on my Welsh Cabinet.

Dining Room Mail Sorter

It’s a free-standing piece which makes it easy to move and use. I placed it in the center of the cabinet and filled it with some of my favorite vintage finds, such as my dominos from a flea market in England and the small bell that was also my husband’s grandmother.

Dining Room Mail Sorter

Dining Room Mail Sorter

There are still a few empty slots, but that just means I need to go on the hunt for some more fun pieces.

Dining Room Mail Sorter

To balance out the mail sorter on the cabinet, I added some crocks, bowls and wooden spools on top and in front of the piece.

Dining Room Mail Sorter

Dining Room Mail Sorter

After the mail sorter was sorted, I cleaned off the dining room table and sat my favorite dried flower arrangement in the center. I love the brilliant color of the flowers.

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I love my antique harvest table. It’s long and beautiful and seats eight. The table is surrounded by a set of reproduction Windsor chairs. I’d love it if they were a set of antique chairs, but at least these are strong and sturdy.

Dining Room Mail Sorter

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In the corner, against the wall, I placed my new dough bowl from the Ballard Designs Outlet. Because it’s an outlet find, it’s not “perfect.” It doesn’t sit completely straight when placed on a table or a flat surface. Therefore, I decided to lean it against the wall.

Dining Room

dining room

On either side of the Welsh Cabinet, I placed my recent purchase from Target; a set of two chairs on sale for $44. Great chairs at a great price!

dining room

Dining Room

I love when I get a room in order. It feels great to add some pieces and create a new look in a space.

Now it’s time to move to the next room in the house that needs my attention…my master bedroom!

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Comments

  1. Sylvia Marie says

    Now I have tons of ideas running through my head. It all looks wonderful,especially the mail sorter.

  2. Sherri S. says

    It is beautiful! It is so pulled together anf I love the white rooster and how it pops with the wood tones. LOVELY!

    Hope your week is wonderful & your Easter blessed!

    ~Sherri

  3. says

    Love this – especially inspecting all of the antiques you have. I am a huge antique lover, and C is very kind to allow and to join in on my constant antiquing ventures! It is one of our favorite things to do.

    • says

      Thanks Jacob! My grandmother was an antique dealer, so it’s in the blood:) I love to mix and layer the old with the new! Have a great week.
      Leslie

  4. Astrid says

    Hello Leslie,
    I just purchased a Windsor style chair and after I placed it close to my table it seems small…
    How high are your chairs and your table. It looks greats in your house!
    thanks,

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