Dining Room Reveal

Dining Room Reveal

Missionary friend Ben Miller built and stained
our beautiful farmhouse table and buffet shelf for us.

(Plans found at www.ana-white.com.)


We love it so so so so much!
Whoa. Two kids live here.


We finally found some baskets to fit our shelf at Hobby Lobby.
Who knew finding more than one of the same basket would be so hard???


James and I took a date to Pottery Bayou to paint some coasters.
He had this brilliant idea to help us reduce the number of glasses we used throughout the day.
Instead of using a separate one for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime snack,
we now place our glass on our coaster and use it for the whole day.

Genius, right?


James gets an ampersand to represent his graphic arts love.


Mine is a watercolor flower, pretty and freehand.


Corban’s “c” fits him well in color and simplicity.


And this little redhead surrounded by bubbles is just right for Jaeda.

I’m also in the middle of making larger napkins
(thanks for the giftcard, Mom!),
since our 6″x6″ ones are not kid friendly!

Some placemats may form as well….


They match our decor. Did you catch that?
We have matching items,
pieces that actually go together in our house!

We must be growing up.


Isn’t it wonderful? The room, the creativity, the natural light, the care, the friends, the details.

It is so fun to use our minds to create this space that those we love
can be comfortable, nourished, cared for, encouraged, and blessed.

We have been given much; we can only offer it to the Lord and to others.

Now that I’ve said that, I really would like a different chandelier.
And my window for a whiteboard hung.
And some sweet graphic artwork James is working on.
And isn’t that part of the fun of the ever-evolving state of a house?
But I think it’s still suitable for eating and sharing even without those things. ;)

Matthew 25:31-40
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’


  • ranae
    Posted at 08:12h, 01 July Reply

    ana white furniture is awesome. thanks for letting us spy on your life!

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