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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Decorating the Sideboard

Well, the kids went back to school today and they had a great start to the school year. They both came home with lots of stories and they love their new teachers. I am so happy that the year has started so positively- phew!

I really missed the kids today though, and it was so strange to be at home by myself. All the same, I had a good day as I was able to tidy the house, re-arrange some furniture and I caught up on some of my favorite TV shows and blogs:

 I heard all about Martha's move to the Hallmark channel


I watched Relocation Relocation


and I watched an old episode of Mad about You.

I hope to visit many more blogs over the next few days so I can catch up with all of your news. I have loved hearing from many of you over the last couple of days and I really appreciate your lovely comments-THANK YOU!!!!

Now, to my poor old sideboard....

Tonight, as I am writing this, I am fairly happy with the way the house is looking following our recent tidy-up effort but I just don't know how to decorate the sideboard in our dining area.

This is how it looked over Christmas:

Decorating the Sideboard, Natasha in Oz


Hmmm...I think it's time for some decorating inspiration from some of my favorite magazines like....




 and


Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort. ~ Jane Austen

I really like this traditional sideboard with the gorgeous silver tea and coffee serving pieces and candelabra.



I also like the drinks tray on this sideboard....

 

Country Living

This is very simple and elegant....

 

Country Living


My sideboard isn't white but I love this one all the same!

BHG

How cute is that over-sized post card!

 
Southern Living

I really love the beautiful dishes that have been displayed in this image.

 

Southern Living

This display has such great symmetry.

  

Southern Living



Southern Accents

"The sideboard and any other serving surface in the dining room should be an extension of the table decoration but not a duplication." Phoebe Howard



This is so elegant in its simplicity...divine! Maybe just a bit too formal for us though.

 
Traditional Home


Another white piece....Even though we don't have white furniture I do love the coastal look that has been created here and I do have a rather large collection of shells...I wonder....


Well, now that I have found some great ideas I know what I will be doing tomorrow...sideboard decorating!

If I don't make a complete mess of everything hopefully I can share some pictures with you next time I see you-wish me luck!  

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Natasha In Oz 

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