Thursday, June 2, 2011

Home Sweet Home #17

Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I haven't shown my house in awhile because I have three kids and it is kinda messy, but today I have something to show.  I have a table that is new to me and I had the perfect spot to put it. 

I have finally decided to go coastal.  I have been trying really hard to set a style to my decor, but everything is white, French, or more white.  My decor is not white, so I was getting lost as to what to do with it.  But, nautical and coastal style doesn't have to be white or bright.  So, my vintage inspiration piece is this table that is from the family and it is not going to be painted.  My thrifty part of the post is the table, it was given to me by family.

The lantern gets a coastal treatment with sea shells and a candle.   Lantern was provided by CSN. 

Pewter lined up on a shelf gives a tavern feel to the space right outside of my kitchen pass thru.

Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!  
Now, I would like to feature some wonderful post from last weeks Home Sweet Home.  

First, Kim over at Savvy Southern Style styled her mantel for summer with all the right touches.  Kim has fantastic techniques for painting furniture and loads of great decorating ideas.  Visit the link to check out her post and blog.

Next, Bella from Bella's Rose Cottage  had a great idea for a watering can display.  I thought this would be wonderful for a floral shop too.  Click on the link to view.

Next, Jacqueline over at Cabin & Cottage set the most gorgeous table with vintage china and a table cloth that had a storybook flare that even Alice would envy.  Click the link to view.

Laurie, over at her blog Heaven's Walk had a beautiful garden emerging for spring.  Click on the link to view.
And last, Amanda at Girl in Pink had a creative and wonderful way to display vintage jewelry in her antique shop.  Click the link to view.  
Thanks so much to all of the people who join me here at Home Sweet Home!

Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Open House Thursday  at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feather Your Nest  at French Country Cottage
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
And a new one for me- Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home 

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  If you find your link deleted, add the link, and then try again.  (I have been deleting a few links.  Inlinkz sets the rules.)
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, how sweet of you to feature my mantel. I will be back later to join the party.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry the table and chairs are beautiful and I love the bench along with it! Love the lantern too, very pretty! Martina

Martha said...

Linked numbers 2 & 3 for you to enjoy-hope you're having a great day! It's perfectly beautiful outside here!!!

Olga Poltava said...

Hello Sherry,
your decor is very pretty. I love your table and chairs. The lantern is very cute too.
Today I'm joining your link party with a coffee cake recipe. Thank you for hosting and happy Home Sweet Home Friday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your table set looks very cozy. I like the bench too. I hope you don't mind but I've included my tea party in your Home Sweet Home party. If it doesn't qualify then I will remove it. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day.


Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Sherry,I'm loving your kitchen bench and the gorgeous lantern... perfect for a nautical decor. And your pewter collection on the shelf is looking soooo awesome! Such a nice way to display and enjoy such a gorgeous collection! Thanks for having us each week and for such beautiful features... Kim's summer mantle looking so lovely and I love the watering can display... sooo many inspiring ideas! Thanks for your sweet comment on my candle post and directing me to the Lettered Cottage. I really appreciate it.Have a lovely weekend!~Poppy

Faye said...

Hi Sherry, is it supposed to be food today and I somehow missed that? I read and re-read. I love those pewter mugs! Thanks for hosting....

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a great space, Sherry, the table is wonderful and I'm lovin' that church pew!! just linked up, thanks for the party!!
xoxo Debra

Brenda Pruitt said...

Glad you're not painting the table. Sometimes I just like to see plain old wood! It looks wonderful where you've placed it too.


Beautiful Sharry! I love the wooden table and chairs, paired with that nice lantern as a centerpiece! Thank you for hosting. Lots of hugs.

The French Hutch said...

hi Sherry, Great table for your new look. Love the lantern but those pewter mugs are fabulous. Your display is awesome.....Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Lynn said...

LOVE your new table Sherry! It looks great with the bench and the chairs are so pretty! Nautical is always fun, great lantern:@)

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty & I sure like that church pew!

Thanks, Sherry, for graciously inviting us over!

Blondie's Journal said...

The table is beautiful and the nautical look goes well with it and your home. How nice that is was in your family!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

After my wonderful trip to Florida...I am thinking how I might add more Coastal to my home. Love all your pewter accessories!! I joined in on the party!

The Tablescaper said...


You've got to decorate with your heart. What makes you happy and makes your heart sing - not a "style". Your home always looks very inviting.

Hope you'll be joining me at my party on Sundays, "Where do you keep it all?".

- The Tablescaper

Debbiedoos said...

Thanks Sherry for hosting. I love the features!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sherry, thanks for hosting this fun event! I love your new table and that pewter display is awesome!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Love the dining nook! I am smitten with the vignette in the lantern!!
Thanks so much for the shout out on my watering can, so very kind of you!!!
Thanks again for being our lovely hostess:-)

birdie blue said...

delighted to join the party, sherry. i just fixed the link in my post.

happy to join as your newest follower, love all of the sweet inspiration.
i see you're in illinois, so am i.

have a lovely weekend.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! So nice to see my tablescape visiting over at your place! I'm honored to be mentioned! That's quite a pewter collection you have. I love the nautical flavor of all this. But we like the "man stuff" don't we?

Unknown said...

Dear Sherry, I was happy to be able to attend this weeks link up. I love your new dining area. It's so nice to have a lovely space and this is a beautiful one. Love the color of the wood. It's one of my favorite.

Diann said...

Hi Sherry! Well I love the table just the way it is. Of course, I just love beautiful wood and don't always like to see it covered in a coat of paint. And that latern is wonderful! I love it. And you have such a great collection of pewter! I have been slowly trying to collect some pewter pieces. Thank you for joining TTF and thank you for hosting this party! Have a great day!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! Love your table and chairs and love coastal style too! Thanks for hosting! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

HI Sherry! Love your new table! And the coastal treatment for the lantern is perfect for summer! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sarah said...

Sherry, how wonderful to have this table and chairs form your family. Loved seeing your pewter collection.
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for hosting this party! I love your new-to-you table! It's so beautiful! And I really love your collection of pewter mugs and how they are displayed! Beautiful!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You will love the "coastal" look...thanks so much for hosting the party!


Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love your decor - especially the pewter tankards! The little ship looks great beside them.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I have ALWAYS loved pewter! and the comfy and inviting tavern look is fantastic!!! LOVE IT!
Thank you for hosting and sharing your beautiful home.
Have a fun weekend,
Hugs, Donna

Concetta said...

Your post is so beautiful - as always! The pink china is just gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting! So many beauties linked up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry, I like the rustic look of the lantern and the imaginative way you've decorated with shells. I go to the beach for 8 days in late June and I plan on collecting some shells. Guess what I'll do with them! Blessings Terri

Lynn said...

Lovely inspiration, Sherry. You sure have a knack for decorating. Thanks for hosting.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, Love the lantern and the coastal feel you added to the room. Great table and bench!Thank you so much for joining my party.