Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dancing in the Dining Room....

I am not a very good photographer but I wanted to show you my new dining room furniture. The table is bar height with 6 chairs. I have four at the table and 2 at the counter where I most often sit. On the table is a clay candle holder with four figures dancing around the candle; they are celebrating my new remodel job of my kitchen, my new painting "Hill of Dreams" and my new dining room furniture.

I think the "Shaker" style goes well with all of the "stuff" that I have collected over the years. Every piece means something special to me.

I am truly celebrating my life and looking forward to spending many happy hours around this table with family and friends!


  • At August 22, 2008 at 11:16 AM , Blogger San said...

    Jo, I find those bar-height tables and chairs so appealing. They bring back memories of a comfortable restaurant in San Francisco where I used to meet a friend for dinner. She and I would sit at a tall table like that and have a long relaxing meal and conversation. Our time for such a conversation will come! Perhaps at this very table.

    And I agree: the clean lines of the Shaker look make the perfect foil to your more elaborate antique china collection. I enlarged the photo so I could better take in those pieces. They are lovely. Funny. I have an old hutch in my dining room on which I have a collection of 40s and 50s era plates. Dishes and water pitchers connote nurturing--at least to me--and the fruit and flower themes are classic.

    Yes, I love the clay people dancing around the candle. And I must say again: I am honored that the dreaming painting is there to be part of this festive dance.


  • At August 22, 2008 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Deb said...

    Happy Friday ~ Doesn't it feel wonderful when a project comes together perfectly - as yours did! I think the new painting, the furniture and the candle just invite people to come on in and make memories together! I was given that same candle by a good friend last year for Christmas! Celebrate!

  • At August 22, 2008 at 11:50 PM , Blogger Ms. Creek said...

    well, hey...can you get another shot of your table and chairs so we can see it?

    and how about your lights?

    and bathroom?

    and girlies room?

    let's see it!

  • At August 23, 2008 at 11:28 AM , Blogger A.Bananna said...

    I agree Aunt ellie! I wanna see more!!

  • At August 25, 2008 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Velvet Ginger said...

    Beautiful...and i too want to see more! There is a name for those dancing people...I have to ask my friend Kelly so I can let you know! It's just beautiful Jo Jo. No more 70's mirrors...boo hoo!

  • At August 25, 2008 at 9:19 AM , Blogger A.Bananna said...

    it is all very pretty! I really like what you have done. where did you put all the stuff from your hutch??

  • At August 25, 2008 at 7:11 PM , Blogger david mcmahon said...

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Jo. You really invite us in to share your life and your zest for living.

    We thank you, all of us.

  • At August 27, 2008 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love Shaker furniture, the simple straight lines of it. I like your dancing and hugging people candle, it has a togetherness theme as well as a handmade appeal.

  • At August 29, 2008 at 11:36 PM , Blogger Anna said...

    What do you mean you are not a good photographer, these are great. However, I see creative photographer in you. Nice piece of furniture, I like it. Anna :)


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