Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It all started out with a gift card and a coupon for Bed, Bath and Beyond. I entered the store fully thinking I would buy some miscellaneous objects, such as candles, sheets, towels, etc.
I kept the same theme that I have carried throughout my home this Season - Rustic Elegance. I combined wood candlesticks with amber stemware, dried hydrangeas with silk fall leaves.
In the hutch you can see my Churchill wildlife plates.
Burlap fabric, roughly cut with pinking sheers, was used as two runners on each end of the table. Rust colored napkins were placed on an angle between the two square plates.
Lengths of bittersweet berries line the center of the table...
Here is a close-up of those lovely paisley plates....
The gold's and orange's give off a warmth of their own.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I gathered some of my serving pieces....
a green cake plate, and two small Victorian petit four stands.
Just for the record - before we continue - I thought I would show you what the Dining Room normally looks like.
"Before....in it's "everyday" fashion...."
...a close-up of the sideboard
Now let's continue with the Fall setting...
The pumpkins and guords are beaded...I love these. I picked them up here and there.
Satin ribbon and bittersweet berries tied loosely around the top...
This is one of my favorite platters. It is Italian and in the style of Majolica. I have two of these, and I use them for serving my turkey and ham at Thanksgiving.
I wanted a patterned tablerunner, but all I had on-hand were solid colored ones. I remembered I had some striped, satin curtain panels in my linen closet. I folded it in half and it worked beautifully.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The Foyer - Part One
I am happy to report that The Garrett Home is officially decked out in all of its Fall finery. The final chore remaining is putting away the myriad of boxes and containers.
Some of you may have forgotten that my son and daughter-in-law are expecting my second grandson. She is sue on Nov 5th, but the full moon is Nov 2d. :-)
I will be leaving next week to go to Colorado Springs to await his birth.
A rust-colored silk runner is topped with two glittered pumpkins. The larger one I simply placed on top of a gold-leafed footed bowl, and added a pre-made silk candle wreath.
If you missed my Fall Porch Makeover, please scroll down and see my lastest post. In the meantime, I thought I would share some pics I took tonight to give you an idea of what how porch appears at night.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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