Farmhouse Touches in the Dining Room {a look back}

I am excited to start a new series with you where I will share "a look back" at some of things I photographed but never posted during my time away from blogland. 

After the whirlwind birth of my second child when my daughter was only 15 months old, I blogged on occasion, but pretty rarely. There was so much that I didn't have time to post back then.  

The entire year of 2012 and into 2013 are a blur to me! I had two kids under two, was up to my eyeballs in dirty diapers, spit up, messy clothes, battling major sleep deprivation and utter chaos. It was a time when I focused solely on my family and my only creative outlets were decorating my home, photographing it, and doing creative projects with my daughter. 
Now, that I have more "free time" (at night and when my mom comes to play with the kiddos), I think it is time I share some of these images and projects with you. I hope you will enjoy my look back posts!

I am starting this series with some interior shots of my dining room from 2012. Some of these photographs were taken in August of that year and the rest in November, so it had a bit of a fall look then. 
There were a lot of rustic farmhouse touches and it was filled with my collection of ironstone pottery and burlap sacks. 
A lot has changed since then. In fact, I don't even have this hutch anymore. I purchased it in 2006, and painted it white myself. I have been learning to let go these past couple of years and felt it was time for this piece to move on. This hutch had been featured in Romantic Homes and on some popular blogs and websites. It had run its course with me, and I was ready to say goodbye. 

I am now looking to get a more rustic, authentically old hutch or cupboard when I finally get around to renovating my dining room. Unfortunately, it is now the "hub" of our house with this same spot you are looking at acting as my office.  It certainly does not look this pretty anymore!
The very beautiful pair of angel wings were made by Dawn of The Feathered Nest. I asked her to make them for Hazel's room (where they normally are), but I had them hanging here for a little while back then.
Well, I sincerely hope you enjoyed this first "look back" post and that you will come back for more and to see what else I am up to! Feel free to share this post and photos with the buttons below and follow along by email or other social media (see top of my sidebar)!

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Till next time...
~Alice W.

Comments

  1. Loved the look back, Alice. I was not a follower back then so it is all new to me. I so remember those days. I had 4 kids and the last three were born in a four year span. It was crazy-seriously crazy and I remember is "mom-ing". LOL- so much fun and so worth the effort and the kids are grown now and super close to each other as family AND friends! You are doing a good job and putting first things first-as you should! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! Even with only two some days are seriously crazy! And my husband keeps talking about another one and I just cannot get on board yet...lol :)

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  2. Your home is always so gorgeous! I can't believe you got rid of that hutch...it is beautiful!!
    Blessings~

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    1. I knew one of you faithful followers would say something about the hutch...hehe! I just seriously got bored of it and needed space. Decluttering! :)

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  3. Oh I do love your hutch and all that gorgeous ironstone. So pretty and that ladder filled with burlap sacks is such a genius idea. Love it all. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Oh droooooool!!!!! Love it! I just got to old ladders. I think it was actually one ladder someone cut in two and I am having trouble thinking of uses for them. Any suggestions? I love what you did with yours!

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    1. This is the only old ladder I have yet to find and this is all I have done with it so far (hang burlap sacks on it). I bet if you searched on pinterest you could find lots of good ideas! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. This is just beautiful! Your hutch and all of your pretty iron stone. Just makes me feel like I want to come over and have a piece of apple pie!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  6. I was on a blogging break at the same time as you so I did not that you were too. I had four children under age 5 so I know those years...I was either pregnant or nursing for 8 straight years! Blogging wasn't around back then, but I definetly could not have done it. Mothering and homekeeping is more than a full-time job...its 24/7. My home never looked as lovely as yours back then! I parted with alot of things back then too that I actually regret now. That hutch is gorgeous and you painted it so beautifully. You may regret it one day, but life goes on...you make everything beautiful! And I am so inspired by your kitchen renovation right now...Oh my, it makes me want to paint our oak cabinets.

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  7. Gorgeous photos, Alice! Thanks so much for sharing the look back at these lovely things.

    Jeanette

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  8. Love it! That hutch is gorgeous and I would gladly take it off your hands. lol! I love the ladder with the feed sacks. So glad you are sharing them with us!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Your home is beautiful! I totally understand what you are going thru with time being a blur. When my second daughter was born I found out 6 months later I was pregnant with twin boys. I am sure not really sure how I did it :)

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  10. Simply beautiful! So light and pretty and full of vintage charm. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded and sorry for the technical difficulties last week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  11. Love the hutch and ironstone, I'm a new follower of your blog, have a great evening!

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  12. I'm glad to see you are back to blogging. I've admired your blog/style/Etsy shops for awhile. I "know" your Mom...we are on an Etsy team together. I will be back for many more inspiring visits!

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  13. The cupboard full of white ironstone looks so beautiful! Love the burlap sacks too. Stopping by from Common Ground.

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  14. Hey Alice! I got so excited over this post and your wonderful cupboard filled with ironstone, that I guess I forgot to leave a note, but I'm featuring your cupboard over at Be Inspired this afternoon. thanks for always sharing the beauty from your lovely home!

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  15. Beautiful hutch, Alice! Love it filled with your whites. Your chandelier looks gorgeous!

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  16. Oh wow! I just found you through Common Ground. Love your cupboard and the Angel Wings! So adorable!
    Sherry

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