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Bringing Holiday Magic to 34th Street with Ballard Designs

table / chairs / bench / curtains / rug / tassels / pillow / chandelier shades / throw

Welcome inside my dining room, where vintage charm meets modern style, thanks to Ballard Designs. Our refreshed dining room is so warm and inviting, it’s like stepping into a classic, holiday movie.

When we moved into this big, old colonial, we brought a minimal amount of small-scale furniture from our previous home– a sweet, Tudor cottage. Our realtor graciously chipped in $300 to transfer the furniture that remained in our new house. I remember thinking, “This will get us through until we can pick something that’s us.”

During the past six years I’ve tinkered, changed, made things work with the residual furnishings. But, I dreamed of a new dining table with clean lines. The existing had a low apron making it uncomfortable to scooch our tall bods around the table. It was also a hulking, French Country behemoth from the 60s that was too wide, narrowing our main walkway through the house.

(The old table is getting a second life on our back patio, thanks to hardy, marine varnish. Funny thing, I love it out there! The scale and curvy shape is a dreamy complement to the original, rumpled, limestone pavers.)

I had my eye on the perfect table at Ballard Designs– the exact size and style our dining room needed. It was finally the moment.

Paid promotion with Ballard Designs.

I couldn’t wait to mix vintage charm with fresh Ballard Designs pieces to create a warm and inviting space for our upcoming holiday hosting season.

The hearty performance rug is perfect for spills, and the bench is definitely the star of the show, coordinating perfectly with the sage in the cheery floral curtains. I even added a few other Ballard Designs details, like the little patterned shades that instantly updated our original sconces. Of course, no room of mine is complete without a dash of tassels and a squishy pillow! These small touches really make the room feel special and inviting.

I’m so happy with how the dining room turned out. It’s the perfect place to gather with friends and family for the holidays.

With Ballard Designs, it’s easy to create a dining room that is both stylish and functional. Your family and friends will love gathering in your new space throughout the holiday season.

Featuring: Alora Floral Drapery Panel, Accent Tassel, Louis Oval Bench, Isla Block Print Pleated Tall Chandelier ShadeDayna Side Chairs, Saratoga Extension Dining Table, Eland Performance Rug, Nessa Linen Check Pillows, Washed Linen Throw 

Happy Galentine’s Day from Field Bouquet

There may not be the usual Galentine’s brunches, full of hugs, heart shaped waffles and mimosas this February 13, but we can still celebrate the bonds of female friendship with flowers delivered.

Un Parc à Paris Bouquet, arrangements include vase

In honor of Galentine’s Day, Field Bouquet sent me flowers and let me share an arrangement with my bestie, Jackie. Her friendship has been a treasured essential, during what can only be undersold as a rough year. Having met at a mom’s club when our oldest were babies, we’ve laughed our way through the happy times and the disasters for the last seven years.

Un Parc à Paris Bouquet in Jackie’s dining room.

Our bouquets arrived in cute boxes at my front door. After unboxing, I gave them a fresh cut, and added water and the provided floral food.

Securely packaged and shipped direct

I selected Amour d’Amour bouquet for myself and wowza, it is stunning! As they say, it brings the feeling of wild nature home with a range of picked flowers from the field.

Flowers arrive cut at the perfect variety of lengths for a floral artist, quality look.

Field Bouquet offers a subscription program, if you want to show your love all year round (starting at $39). They are Rainforest Alliance Certified™ which means they protect the environment, pay employees above-average wages, provide access to education and healthcare, and provide good working conditions.

Amour d’Amour bouquet

Each day the blooms have grown more beautiful and the lillies are just opening on day four. Fresh flowers are one of my favorite luxuries and were as much a delight to give as receive. Use promo code RUTHIE10 for arrangements starting at $44. Snag one for yourself and send one to your best gal pal and they’ll ship for free.

*Paid partnership with Field Bouquet