Saturday, July 25, 2015
DPS in the updated dining room
The dining room, in its several incarnations, has always been a receptacle for DPS. (The gold curtains and off-white walls? Gone now.)
This summer, one of my most urgent projects was to get the dining room painted. It was an attempt to brighten what tends to be the most cave-like room in the house. (Old house? Small windows and not many of them.)
We changed out the Windsor chairs and plank table last year for some French Provincial cane-back chairs, which I painted gray and reupholstered with off-white linen blend. (You can see the transformation here!)
We kept the two storage pieces, because they are part of the Bob Timberlake/Linwood legacy. This is where the bulk of the DPS resides. This DPS is a collection of teacups from Grandma Hazel and teeny tiny DPS that belonged to Grandma Flossie, my mom, and the butter pats I was encouraged to buy as a child. (This now strikes me as either (a) really odd, or (b) pure genius. My mother, in order to get me to be cooperative when we went to antique shops or shows, would give me fifty cents or a dollar and challenge me to find something to purchase. The purchase was invariably a teeny tiny thing, previously owned by a DP.)
I will have a full reveal of the dining room in August, so stay tuned!!