Tidbits&Twine Dining Room

Last Thursday, I stopped by Room With a Past to pick up the Beckely Coal CeCe Caldwell paint that I need for my guest bedroom makeover.  My son was with me and I told him I’d be in and out in about five minutes since I just had to pick up some paint.  Boy was I wrong!!!

I had no sooner walked through the door when I saw so many beautiful items that caught my attention!  An hour later, I was finally done shopping.  Most of the items were for my dining room buffet and I stayed up late Thursday night arranging and rearranging them with the hopes of showing you on Friday morning.  Camera issues delayed my post, but I got it working over the weekend to show you today.


I don’t have any “before” pictures, but basically I changed out everything that was on top of the buffet so that I could include a mix of white and silver.  The buffet is dark wood from a consignment shop that I’ve had since my Tuscan phase of decorating, but I like how it contrasts with my French items, so I plan to keep it.  The mirror is also from my Tuscan phase (from Home Depot, if you can believe it!) but I added the French blue/gray shutters that I picked up from the antique faire the last time I went.  Of course, they are just leaned against the wall since that’s my style.

Tidbits&Twine Buffet


I picked up all of the silver pieces at the store last Thursday and combined them with various topiaries and boxwood that I already had.  I always think that it looks best to group a collection together, but I prefer to mix other pieces in with the collection to help make the items “pop.”  I like the contrast between the silver and the white, as well as the addition of the green.   I also picked up this little gravy boat, which is my very first piece of Ironstone!

Tidbits&Twine Buffet Silver


The reproduction French bottle drying rack that I ordered from Decor Steals a few weeks ago also arrived Thursday and I couldn’t wait to incorporate it into the display!

Tidbits&Twine Bottle Drying Rack


I felt that I needed some additional greenery on the left-hand side of the buffet but didn’t want to be matchy-matchy to the right, so instead, I added a small bird nest.  The nest isn’t real, but the eggs are!  Did I ever mention that I have two finches!  Sparky and Lola.  Unfortunately, Lola doesn’t ever sit on her eggs and so they never hatch, so after a while, I collect them and add them to the nest to use as display.

Tidbits&Twine Finch Nest


I am always changing things around in my home, but for now, I’m happy with the new arrangement on my buffet!

Tidbits&Twine Dining Room Buffet and Table



I picked up a couple of other fun items from my shopping trip last week and as soon as I have them incorporated into my home, I’ll share those with you as well.


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  1. Love your new vignette. Its very pretty with a great mix of elements.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Sarah! I had fun putting it together. :)

  2. Everything is so pretty! I really like the leaned look too. Great items on display. The silver pieces are amazing!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Stacey!

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