Friday, 29 July 2011

Smart Casual in the Dining Room



It's YOU!
HOORAY!

And how are you today?

These photos I've taken sum up the feel that I want in our dining room. Firmly linked to the kitchen but with a relaxed formality. 
Or...ahem...smart casual...
{.....that made me laugh when I thought of it!}


A place where I can sit and chat 
with my bestest friends 
over a pot of tea and 
my some of my favourite
Emma Bridgewater mugs.


Oooh, look at those mugs.
Do you like them? 
Do you want them?.......


I have a secret for you, my pretties. 
You're in luck!
Boogie on by on Monday. 
I think you'll have a big smile on your face....




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46 comments :

Susan T said...

I sit here agog. Emma B giveaway - count me in! Have a great weekend Sarah xx

Almost Precious said...

The tea set is adorable. Can't wait to see what's coming up. :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

now this sounds exciting! have a great weekend! xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Oh my . . . our friends call us 'the beverage family' and I love those mugs. Pop over, neighbor, for a cup of tea . . . and bring those mugs, ok?

Fondly,

Glenda

ps. looking forward to more dining room stuff, too.

adventuresindinner said...

Oooo...pretty! Can't wait to see the change. Our house suffered from "little old lady syndrome" too.

amyC said...

ooOHH I'm there!

Bee happy said...

I love Emma B stuff, got some blue star and coloured spot things :) I have seen some sad dining rooms in my time but I can't wait to see what you do with yours, I bet it looks fab!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Maggie said...

Sweety!!!

michelle said...

ooh you are so sweet, those are lovely and coming from you, with hearts on them, makes them even lovelier!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xoxoo

FiliGrace said...

Ha! I knew they will be in giveaway, when I saw first photo. :)
They are adorable. :)

Karen said...

This must be my week to drool over pretty tea sets! So cute and adorable - no wonder you love them!

It's me said...

That love mug is made for me.......!!...hihih!!...love Ria....xxx...

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Well that was a tease!
I want to see what you did!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The mugs are SO cute!! Good luck with your dining room!

XO,
Jane

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Oh I just adore anything Emma Bridgewater and I have yet to buy any of it, since for me in the states it is a bit expensive :(
There are some places that carry it here, but again, the price tag hurts. I will stop being so cheap one day and get some mugs! I love yours! Hmmmm, I am excited to see about this giveaway....
:)

Brandi said...

your tea set is adorable, Sarah. hope you have a great weekend!

Martina said...

So gorgeous these cups! You have such an inspiring place here - will follow you back! Thanks for visiting me - and cheers to a lovely weekend!

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
I'll be back Monday to see your casual dining room, for sure! I always pick up such "fresh" inspiration from you!!!
Fondly,
Pat

SarahB said...

Ooooh, lovely mugs!!

S x

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Oh, LOVE ;) them. Looking forward to the before and after of the dining room.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Can't wait to see the after photos because your home just amazes me!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

Hey Girl! I love those mugs!!! They would fit into my kitchen perfectly!
Hugs, Cidny

le@thirdontheright said...

love the wee one with the words and hearts :) hugs le xox

meppybn said...

Having a Valentine's Day birthday, those mugs are mine, mine, mine!!!! Can't wait to see the transformation either ;-)

ANNE said...

love the idea of 'smart casual' Sarah! Relaxed, but with some thought put into it, so its something out of the ordinary but not showy.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Sarah,

Hi! I'm a new follower, so I thought I'd drop by to say hello. I saw your kitchen redo, which inspired me, as we moved into our home last month (fixer), and can't really afford a total kitchen makeover. And so it was nice to see something as simple as a fresh coat of white paint plus new hardware and some lovely accessories to spruce up the place. ;) And I laughed bc you're like me when it comes to buying new accents here and there and collecting them, but waiting until all the hard work has been done before placing them out! ;) Anyway, I'm new to blogland and I look forward to your posts.

Cheers from SoCali,
Jessie
acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

Franka said...

Pretty. Very pretty.

Salut!
Franka

món cosit a mà said...

I love the colours, the shapes, the picture you've taken... It's the first on my Cristmas List. Kss.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh no I doubt I will have a minute to boogie by as I am off to pick up a guest from the station shortly and I will not be on line very much this coming week. Anyway have fun and I really would love to get myself that teapot and mugs :)

American in Bath said...

Emma Bridgewater is rather yummy.
I can't wait to see the after shots.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see your smart casual space, and those mugs are very me - the red, the white, the whimsy - love them.

Privet and Holly said...

Smart casual,
indeed! You
have it in spades,
my friend : )
Fun giveaway; I
love EB but it's
an arm and a leg
to buy it here!
xx Suzanne

Magali @ The Little White House said...

No, no, no! You got me all excited and mouthwatering... Now I probably won't be able to sleep thinking of all the implications of what you wrote...
Also, can't wait for new tips on dining-rooms as mine is now a "clean slate" (not really clean and very dusty, actually).

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Those mugs are precious, Sarah! I'll be back Monday :)

Noas' Libellule said...

Emma Bridgewater giveaway!! whoohoo!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Sweet mugs, Sarah! Tea time with friends sounds perfect. We should do that with friends more often in the states. Looking forward to seeing your dining room with the new table. Hope you had a nice weekend!
xxx

cat said...

i found you blog stalking! well pretty much. hope i win

cat said...

i found you while "blog stalking" hope i win!

Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

This tea set is just adorable. I love it. I'm new to your blog, and I've been looking through it, and it is really a nice blog. Everything thing has just that country charm. I'm sure to be a regular visitor.

American in Bath said...

Ah, Modern Country Style is the place I go when I've been overwhelmed by magnolia.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Woo Hoo, I know where I will be Monday.

Paula, your newest follower
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

bj said...

I DO !...I DO WANT THEM...so so cute. What a treat to have morning coffee out of one of these delightful mugs.
xoxo bj

At The Picket Fence said...

Ooooo...I cannot wait to see the transformation of your dining room my friend! Your table is gorgeous already so I know the rest will be too. :-) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous mugs and teapot. I can't wait to see the change. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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web Design London said...

There are some places that carry it here, but again, the price tag hurts. I will stop being so cheap one day and get some mugs! I love yours!

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