The Dogwood Room

I have always thought of the dining room as the Dogwood Room.

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Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

 

First, because I love the blooming dogwood trees.

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Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

 

And then because when I had the window seat installed I chose dogwood knobs for the doors.

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Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

 

I also have a set of six hand-painted, salad-size plates that I used to have hanging on the wall in the dining room.

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Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

 

I’m wondering if I should hang them again but in a different spot.

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Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

 

I have two choices:

  1. On the window wall — three on either side OR

    DiningRoomPlates
    Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.
  2. On the header between the living room and dining room.

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    Glade Cottage in Spring is rich in dogwood blossoms.

And should the threesomes be:

Which way would you put the pairings on the wall?
Which way would you put the pairings on the wall?

Maybe these plates should not hang on the wall at all?

Let me know what you think.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

12 thoughts on “The Dogwood Room”

    1. Those door handles were a bargain and came in something like a dozen finishes. Wish I could find them again. Jo PS Your vote is counted.

  1. Tough decision but I think I prefer them on the window wall with two on the bottom and one on top. Love the dogwood knobs!

    1. Lauren, the issue is that both options are acceptable — I like semi-permanent decisions like cutting small holes in the wallpaper to be clearly the right one. Everyone is helping me in this regard. Jo

  2. Well, Jo, I am going to be less agreeable. The plates are lovely and seem lost a bit being placed so high. Is there another place you could find? I looked and looked at the pictures,but hard to tell. Over the piano seems lower? Mount them in a large frame and hang the grouping so we here in the frame? I don’t know, but you will find just the right place that suits you. The thing I always hate is putting 6 holes in the wall and then wishing I had not!

    1. Something to think about. The window wall is actually just a little above eye level. I have no artwork at all in the dining room because the paneling is about 5-feet tall and I don’t like to hang something that breaks the continuity of the horizontal line — one of the reasons I made the breakfront into a kitchen island. Jo

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