Fall Decor Inspiration

I have not done  many Fall tablescapes these days as we usually have Thanksgiving dinner

at my sister’s home.  She loves to cook in her gourmet kitchen

and she can have 75 plus people in her home and it never feels crowded.

She has been known to feed that many at Thanksgiving.

I created this table a couple years ago and was vintage and Pottery Barn inspired.

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4 Simple Fall Centerpieces

I do not have a kitchen table.

We use our dining room table pretty much every day.

Our dining room is truly a room that is used more than the typical dining rooms

that are used for special occasions and holidays.

I see a trend in new homes of no formal dining rooms . . .

Just a dining area that is off the kitchen.

Being that we use our dining room table often,

I try to make a centerpiece that is easily moved if need be.

So today, I give you 4 simple Fall centerpieces.

Going with the traditional color of orange for this one:

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Adding a bit of Fall Colors in the Sunroom

Adding a bit of Fall colors in the sunroom was on the agenda.

However, the color orange is a bit absent this year.

It’s cousin,  the color of coral that is in the new pillows,

that were recently made by my friend Linda, has definitely made an appearance.

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A Vintage Fall Vignette

A vintage fall vignette was on the list to do when I found a couple of great vintage items

while shopping in Leesburg, Virgina.

The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate that I purchased at Rust and Feathers.

I have never seen a Borden’s Condensed Milk wooden crate before, so it had to come home with me.

I knew I wanted to incorporate it in my Fall decor.

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Thanksgiving Vignette of Ironstone

I have an area where I display the majority of my Ironstone.

The area needed some “Fallifying”.

Gathering some Thanksgiving inspired items and fall decor and set about creating this vignette.

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Life Is Good

Life is Good . . .

~ ~ it may not be perfect, as nothing is perfect.

Life is filled with ups and downs . . . bumps in the road . . .laughter and tears.

~ ~ however it is how we deal with those bumps is the key.

Life is good when you wake up in the morning . . . put your feet on the ground . . .

~ ~ and see the beautiful sun. A very wise woman says that every day . . . my mom.

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Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

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Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

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Adding to and Starting a New Collection

I need to call the hot-line for “antiques anonymous” . . .

~ ~ seriously, I need to seek a cure from this affliction.

Or do I want to be cured????

I downsize a collection . . . and then what do I do??? . . . start another!!

~ ~ or should I say “many others” !!!

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I saw this bottle in an antique shop in Huntington, West Virginia….

~ ~ an old Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Bottle.

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This bottle was actually the first bottle I purchased of this color . . .

~ ~ from one of those great shops in Carlisle, PA…..A Sawyer’s Crystal Blueing bottle.

I thought I would place it in my laundry room with the other vintage laundry items, but love it here.

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And with the added items in this area . . . I needed more vintage stools to showcase these pieces….

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And a new ironstone soup tureen to add to the collection . . . one of the Carlisle, PA finds.

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The stool is so cute as it has a name carved in the top “Lisa”…

~ ~ I am sure it was made by a dad for his little girl…..or that is what I am believing!

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Adding the velvet pumpkins for the Fall…along side my new sugar bowl ($12.50) … 🙂

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Found these new pieces in Carlisle, PA too . . . it was a very productive and great trip.

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Loving my new additions and “collections”….

I love this new vignette, but I also loved the previous vignette of ironstone.

~ ~ now off to refinish something to make these two stools “a collection” !!!

Have a great weekend . . . mine will be spent up to my elbows in paint . . .

~ ~ and most likely in my hair too . . . I always manage to get some all over me!

How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

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The First Fall Vignette of 2014

Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend . . .

~ ~ it was a busy weekend for us with a tournament, company, and my hubby’s birthday!…

Thanks to the team for their generous birthday gift and wishes . . .

~ ~ and thanks to our friends D & S for throwing my hubby a great birthday party/dinner! !

With all the beautiful cards he received, I think the one he treasures most . . .

~ ~ is the handmade one from our granddaughter. . . She loves making cards for everyone.

So . . . now that Labor Day has passed . . . it’s time for some Fall decorating . . .

Or . . . “how to decorate for Fall when the temps may get to 100 degrees here!”

Antique French Buffet Fall Vignette

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