Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 6:54 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This last weekend I dug in and got all my fall decorating done -- well, early fall that is. The turkeys will have to wait a few weeks before coming out of hiding.
Most of the decorating is in the dining room. I tried to keep things simple this year. I love this olden sewing machine cabinet drawer and I use it a lot in table tops -- I thought it perfect for holding my favorite little boo pumpkins and a candle of course.
My sideboard got a fallen makeover too. I used a recent GW find -- a vintage leather Samsonite suitcase, lined with some fall fabric and loaded up with sideboard goodies -- chargers, a basket of fall napkins, some leafy napkin rings atop a stack of leafy plates, a stack of fall colored individual-sized wavy bakers just ready for warming gratins and casseroles, and an extra candle. I am just loving the colors there!
My hutch has fallen too -- quilted pumpkins adorn the extra chairs. I learned a valuable lesson a long time ago about putting real pumpkins on the furniture -- one day they can look fine and the next when you are not home explode and leave a goo all over your furniture that works better than any commercial stripper! I now keep to the faux variety on furniture.
And a thought to leave you with this lovely autumn day .......
Sharing at Marty's Tabletop Tuesday AND Honey's Potpourri Party !