Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hello friends!
I hope your week is going well.
Around here life has been a bit busy, but even then I have been making some small updates around the house.

You all saw our new dining room before the holidays. I pretty much didn't have any time to do anything 
with it until now. The changes are small but I think I am done for now. 

The first thing I did was to give the wood tray a tiny makeover. 

I wanted to make it a little more interesting to look and I thought of adding fabric to the center of the tray, but then I decided to use a pretty card stock I found at Hobby Lobby so it will be easier to change it if I get tired of it.

To decorate it I used a nice crystal vase, some pretty burlap flowers I also had from Hobby Lobby and the candles 
I bought for my Thanksgiving centerpiece

Did you noticed the new floor candle holders?

My son and dil gave them to me as a Christmas gift and I just love them. The pillar candles are wax flameless LED.

And finally, I made a drop cloth runner for the dining table.
That was a job and a half since the runner is eight feet long. To finish it, I added some trim to it.

I am happy with the way it looks now so, unless I just see something that I just got to have :), I plan to leave 
this room like this for a while. What do you think?

I will be back soon to show you what I have done with the family room and kitchen area.
Enjoy the rest of your day. Stay safe and warm!

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  1. Your tray turned out so pretty and it reminds me of the wallpaper that I just added to my old pine cupboard. Everything is beautiful!

  2. Your dining room looks beautiful, Maria Elena! I love all of the pretties you have added.

    Warm hugs,

  3. It's beautiful Maria! I love the floor candles, what a sweet gift! I bet you love them lit in the evenings. The table runner is perfect and I know all about tweaking... it never ends :)

  4. It's lovely, Maria Elena. Those floor candle holders are fabulous! I'm looking forward to seeing your kitchen and family room.

  5. I love what you've done in there! Your trays are always styled so pretty. Love the floor candles too! What a nice gift!

  6. Maria Elena,
    Simple elegance at its finest, dear friend!!!
    Your son and daughter~in~law definitely know your decor style!!!

  7. Love all the changes dear especially that trAy! Gorgeous!

  8. So pretty, your room is so lovely and inviting.

  9. Your dining room is just beautiful and I love that tray!

  10. Your dining room is so beautiful. I would never have thought of using the card stock on the tray. That's the fun of blogging...sharing ideas. I love the candlesticks also.


  11. Your dining room looks wonderful! The addition to the tray and the burlap flowers make the perfect centerpiece on that I-can't-believe-that's-a-dropcloth runner you made! Fantastic! The floor candleholders look like they were made for that spot!

  12. The dining room is absolutely breathtaking. Every detail is beautiful. I love those burlap type flowers, I recently purchased ones much like them for our table.

  13. Repurposing can be so rewarding. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope to see you also at #OverTheMoon.

  14. Your dining room looks beautiful, serene and inviting. I think you used just the right elements and I love the runner, centerpiece and the floor candle holders you got for C'mas from your dear son and Dil.
    Baby update is at my latest post, she's two months old. She's now in Madrid and she's also a citizen of Spain too. I feel she's so far away now. We hope to go in May for her Christening.
    Thank you for your sweet comment my friend.
    Muchos abrazos,

  15. Your dining room is gorgeous! You have a beautiful eye for design! I'm popping by from Katherine's Corner today, and I really like your blog!
    I hope you have a great weekend! If you are interested in joining one more party each week I would be so happy to host you over at Making Broken Beautiful. It runs every Thursday thru Sunday and is a home decor and furniture party. Have a great day!

  16. I love the burlap flowers! Thanks for lending your creativity to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I also pinned this to the Thursday Favorite Things Pinterest Board.


  17. Love love the burlap flowers. Your dining room is so gorgeous.


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