Last weekend the fall “bug” finally got me, and the front porch (HERE) and screened porch got their decorations. While still under the influence of a bright, beautiful fall day, with perfectly blue skies I just kept on going and even did the inside of the house. Do you ever get on a roll decorating and really need to curb your enthusiasm, lest the house start to look like a shop instead of a home? There’s always that
danger possibility around our place!
I LOVE to make seasonal changes in the china cabinet—that’s my “toy box,” where I get to shift things around so I can see and enjoy the things I love. (You can see other china cabinet posts by doing a SEARCH of my blog.)
With the high ceilings in our home, it’s especially fun to also do the top of the china cabinet. I love bittersweet, and when my husband and I went to Back Roads to purchase our mums, (HERE), Lisa also had bittersweet bundles. They’re so hard to find around here that I immediately grabbed a couple of them. I sure am enjoying their unstructured growing habits!
Not too patiently, I’ve been waiting to use these Rouen antique dessert plates I bought at auction this summer. According to an eBay listing, these plates were made by Villeroy & Boch Mettlach between 1850 & 1899! When I bought them I had no idea!! I just knew I liked the rich colors, the “wavy” red rim, and of course the colorful birds. I also liked the combination of blue and rust. I CANNOT wait to set a table with them—Thanksgiving perhaps??
The Powell & Bishop Tea Leaf pieces, with their “copper” design, fit right in with the fall colors. Exotic feathers complement the feel of the bird dishes.
The picture of Sweet Baby G with a pumpkin was a first last year. I stored it with the fall decorations to use it as fall decor. The terracotta pot was a gift from years ago that I love so much that I use it year after year in the fall.
And on to a bit more indoor decorating…
My huge tole tray (see HERE for a full view of it) was pressed into fall service as the base for this quick vignette on the entertainment center.
And the centerpiece on our dining room table…
The starting point of this vignette was the gorgeous hydrangeas that my SIL gave me. She was busy and sadly cleaning out her dad’s home after his passing when I went to visit her, and his hydrangeas were just beautiful. As a memento of the kind and loving and genuine gentleman that he was I asked her if I could have a few of them. The rest, including the brass candlesticks I haven’t used for quite some time, just fell into place.
And the last touch of fall inside…
Perhaps next week I’ll be able to post the pictures of the screened porch.
So don’t forget to answer my question at the beginning of this post: Do you find that you have to curb your enthusiasm when you’re decorating, or do you fly free and put as much as you want out? I can’t wait to hear back!
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