The Perfect Retro Dining Suite....

I have been on a vintage retro high this past weekend. There is nothing quite like getting your hands on the perfect pieces for your home. It has been a long time coming for the Ben and I to get to this point and agree on how to style our home. He has needed some extra convincing. But here we are and we both couldn't be happier with the acquisition of our new to us dining suite. We find ourselves walking past the dining room just smiling and making happy sigh sounds.

The dining suite needs light restoration the table top has a light faded section, so we will be looking to re laminate it and the legs need a little sand back and so forth, but it is seriously all light cosmetic stuff. The table is the real deal with screw in legs with wooden threads, all original feet on the table and chairs. The table is solid, not a wobbly to be felt, seriously solid as. I really couldn't be any luckier with the six chairs to be in my favourite colour with original upholstery.


Behind our table you will see our large buffet/sideboard that is a late 1970's piece. We acquired it years ago when we moved in and had no money left from the settlement it was in rather poorly condition, so a lick of paint it was given many years ago. We are now looking to acid strip it and try and return it back to some of its former glory, now that we have the time and money. As well as that we have been on the hunt for some time now and are holding out on a perfect starburst clock to go above the buffet as the wall behind is huge and goes up to a cathedral ceiling.

I'm just so thrilled that little by little we are finally working on styling our home the way I've dreamed of. Slowly we will get there, vintage can't be rushed it has to be chased, found, and tended to.

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My Vintage Childhood: The Perfect Retro Dining Suite....

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Perfect Retro Dining Suite....

I have been on a vintage retro high this past weekend. There is nothing quite like getting your hands on the perfect pieces for your home. It has been a long time coming for the Ben and I to get to this point and agree on how to style our home. He has needed some extra convincing. But here we are and we both couldn't be happier with the acquisition of our new to us dining suite. We find ourselves walking past the dining room just smiling and making happy sigh sounds.

The dining suite needs light restoration the table top has a light faded section, so we will be looking to re laminate it and the legs need a little sand back and so forth, but it is seriously all light cosmetic stuff. The table is the real deal with screw in legs with wooden threads, all original feet on the table and chairs. The table is solid, not a wobbly to be felt, seriously solid as. I really couldn't be any luckier with the six chairs to be in my favourite colour with original upholstery.


Behind our table you will see our large buffet/sideboard that is a late 1970's piece. We acquired it years ago when we moved in and had no money left from the settlement it was in rather poorly condition, so a lick of paint it was given many years ago. We are now looking to acid strip it and try and return it back to some of its former glory, now that we have the time and money. As well as that we have been on the hunt for some time now and are holding out on a perfect starburst clock to go above the buffet as the wall behind is huge and goes up to a cathedral ceiling.

I'm just so thrilled that little by little we are finally working on styling our home the way I've dreamed of. Slowly we will get there, vintage can't be rushed it has to be chased, found, and tended to.

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11 Comments:

At November 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Beautiful! Those chairs are so comfy..
Great colour. That's the one - the perfect things will eventually present themselves to you!

 
At November 5, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Melissa {Suger} said...

Oooo that's a bit cool!

 
At November 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh, its beautiful Trudie! I love it.

xx

 
At November 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

What you say about it taking time to furnish your home with vintage pieces is so true Trudie. Those chairs are awesome!

 
At November 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Vix said...

Good things take time, it's so rewarding when you find the perfect piece after years of hunting. x

 
At November 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Zara said...

The new setting is lovely.
Yes filling your home with vintage does take time, but I guess that's half the fun- the thrill of finding the perfect piece that's been on the wish list for ages.
x

 
At November 6, 2012 at 2:42 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

It's a lovely set, just shows it pays to be patient and the right things find you in the end! xxxx

 
At November 6, 2012 at 8:32 AM , Blogger Me said...

I loved the line "vintage can't be rushed, it has to be chased, found and tended to"
Have the best day !
Me

 
At November 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love your new old dining set....especially the green chairs. The set looks exactly the same as the ones my mum & dad had & also my grandparents. They both had the matching buffet as well. We had it for a while too, but donated it to charity many years ago before the whole Danish/mid century style took off! I love the sideboard too. I'm still dreaming of finding the perfect one for our home. And you know how I feel about starburst clocks!

 
At November 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM , Blogger AhkaVintage said...

I'm loving the chairs! They are solid too. I've managed to get my hands on TWO starburst clocks (I'm just greedy!) One was left in an old house my sister in law bought - it had stayed on the wall since the house was built! It still works!
www.AhkaVintage.com

 
At December 13, 2012 at 7:35 AM , Anonymous Gerry Bossier said...

From the looks of your dining room in the picture, I can tell that you focused on giving it an earthy atmosphere. It's because of the materials that you used, especially the light maple colored dining set. It also has a tropical appeal, if you ask me.

 

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