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Monday, September 19, 2011

Decorating a Fall Cupboard

I just love Fall!

and part of my Fall decorating ritual,
 besides re-doing the sunroom,
is redecorating my favorite little chippy white cupboard
 downstairs in our lower level sitting area.

Several years ago I bought the separate pieces
for a hundred dollars total...
and then they "got married" with a little paint.






This is a great spot to bring in all my great vintage pieces
for an eclectic Fall display.
I like to use a variety of things that I've collected
and then showcase a few Fall Projects.




I wanted to have some fun with some graphics
so I printed out this snazzy black crow image from
the Graphics Fairy.

I mounted it on an old brittle page,
from Websters Unabridged Dictionary, 1879.
Then digging through my stash of old frames,
I found one to fit.

Here's a little ironstone soup tureen
setting on top of a couple of black and orange vintage books.
I love using old books to give something more "oomph".



A great old bottle with a stopper I found last weekend;
it even has the liquid measured scale.
I found the seed packet graphic from the Graphic's Fairy and glued it on
for instant Fall inspiration.



Wonderful Aesthetic brown transferware Kenilworth plate from England



I also wanted to share this great old children's book'
The Children's Natural History at Home
teaching book from the late 1800's.
It's full of the most wonderful bookplates of animals.

I thought this page suited our Fall theme.


One of my vintage collection, 
this black large dial alarm clock.



and one of my Lefton Chipmunks from my studio collection.




One of the best ideas I've had is to paint these vintage suitcases white,
using plain old latex interior house paint.

(please disregard the old school drapery headers over the French doors.
I bought them eight years ago when options were limited.)
Is that a good excuse...?



Hope you had fun visiting the Holiday Cupboard,

I'm updating this post for Whisperwood Cottage
Fall Decor and Project Party.



Thanks so much for coming by,

77 comments:

Helen and her Daughters said...

Wow, your display and cabinet are both really beautiful. I just love it.

COTTAG3 said...

I wish I had a cupboard to decorate for the seasons. This looks wonderful! I love that black clock and the suitcases on top!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love how you painted all your suitcases all the same - looks perfect on the hutch! The book opened to the owls....great! Love those little squirls...thought at first it was a badger...but so very cute :) Karrie & I are debating if we decorate for fall tomorrow....or shop! Now that you've inspired me...I might have to just stay home (darn it all!!)
Thanks for the inspiration Debra!
Karla & Karrie

The Cranky Queen said...

Great look...so different from most fall decor. Very original! Kuddos to u! Tiffany

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
Your cabinet is lovely all decked out for Fall...almost a woodland theme! I adore the vintage book pages in this post!!! Those little woodland figurines are just darling along with your finds from the Graphic Fairy!Wonderful "lighter" side of Fall!
Fondly,
Pat

Kelly said...

I just love how you decorated your white cupboard! The pictures you printed from the Graphics Fairy are perfect for that. I also like how you vintagized your photos. I may try that sometime. Your white suitcases look good on top of the cupboard. My favorite Fall decorations for inside are in creams and browns. I may use a little rust, but not much orange. I like a subdued look. Your cupboard fits that bill!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous pieces!You've displayed them beautifully!

Allison Shops said...

I enjoyed seeing how you like to display all your pretty pieces. I'll have to check back for Christmas!

Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag
Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the cupboard and the suitcases are fabulous. All of your displays are always so fun and you do have some of the cutest things and you arrange them so beautifully. Love it all. Thanks also for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is the kind of decorating that convinced me I could decorate for Halloween. I love the vintage-y style!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love all of your pieces Debra! That crow picture and bottle with the label look great! Nice work.

Pam

Carmella said...

LOVE it! I like a space that each time you look at it you find something else you didn't see before! So fun and put together perfectly!

Babs said...

Great idea to decorate your cupboard for holidays. Everything is so pretty and with a "touch of whimsy".Cute chipmunk. So much fun.
Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Love the suitcases and the cupboard! I love how you have decorated it for the season.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Debra. Love the printed crowe and that cute chipmunk.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your cupboard looks fabulous all dressed for fall! You have used some unique touches and I love it. What a great idea to paint those suitcases! How original.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, Love your cupboard and the way you have decorated it. The suitcases are a favorite of mine.
xo,
Sherry

{oc cottage} said...

I am loving it!!!!

m ^..^

Jilly said...

Your cupboard looks fabulous all dressed for fall! You have used some unique touches and it is best for attraction What a great idea to paint those suitcases! How original.
hediyelik eşya

Dorthe said...

Debra, I don`t even know where to start, -everything in your cupboard looks so wonderful.
And I love you did it in White/Black tones. Love your craw picture ,and the pumpkin bottle- and the tureen---the lamp in front -and..and..
Have a lovely monday, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Wendy said...

Lots of fun things to look at. You're very creative.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I just love it Debra!
I just picked up a box of baby bens at an estate sale and can't wait to play with them!

Theresa said...

Love it all painted up and full of your pretties! The suitcases are adorable!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Debra, your hutch is fantastic. It has the look of a Hitchcock film! *amazing*

I am still enjoying your header, too.

(((hugs)))
Ricki Jill

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Debra ~ That looks so pretty!! I am not a fall girl because I love summer and it always means that it is coming to an end ~ But all of the fall decor out in blogland is kind of getting me in the mood ~

xoxo
Lori

outjunking said...

What a beautiful display.
Lisa

Betsy (BB) said...

This is lovely! I love each Fall display! What a great idea to paint the suitcases! I just love the entire cupboard!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

It's beautiful! I love everything you've done in here. I especially love how the white paint transformed that luggage!
I love Picasa and Picnic--they really save the day when it comes to salvaging a mediocre photograph!!!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Brynwood Needleworks said...

LOVE your Fall cupboard, Debra. Crows and pumpkins and all the lovely china touches! Yum! Hope you have a wonderful week.
xoxo
Donna

Shelley said...

Its a lovely cupboard and you have decorated so nicely for the season....blessings on your week.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

NOW THAT IS HOW YOU DECORATE a Hutch/cupboard for Halloween/fall. I JUST ADORE EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. It looks amazing right down to the cute caddy on the floor. I am seeing a Feature in my future. winks-jen

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks very pretty and fall-ish! That crow and the old bottle are my favs!!

Olive Cooper said...

Grown up or cute I like it lots!

Sugah Beez said...

I love your vintagey fall look! Swoon over the clock and crows. Pinning such fall goodness to my pinterest board. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful space ~ Heidi

Shelley said...

This is my favorite type of decor for this time of year, and yours is GORGEOUS!!! I'm going to be pinning this like it's no one's business on Pinterest :D

Thanks for sharing!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Bente said...

oh, I love that cupboard. It is beautiful.

Have a great week

Hugs

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, so beautiful, Debra. I love the unifying colors and your vignettes. You have such a great eye.

lynn said...

gorgeous cabinet, debra! love the painted suitcases!

Marianne said...

Just gorgeous Debra. I love this old vintage take on fall decor.
Marianne :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Looks fabulouso Debra! I love that clock too.

Heaven's Walk said...

BEEEEautiful, Debra!!! You have a knack for creating awesome vigettes, girl! Yup...that clock is just plain yummy! :)

xoxo laurie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Debra,
Oh my...where do I begin? I just love it all...you have done an outstanding job with this display...still lovin' those white suitcases:)

Blessings,
Linda

At The Picket Fence said...

I just absolutely love everything about this Debra! You have such a knack for creating these beautiful vignettes and I think vintage-izing the pictures was perfect! :-)
Vanessa

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i'd love to visit your home, every single bit of it must be absolutely gorgeous! xoox

very merry vintage style said...

Hi Debra,
All that black and white looks great! I love that you have a "holiday cupboard." What a fun spot to decorate for each season!
Mary

Leslie said...

Beautiful, Debra!
Elegant, and not too Halloweeny.
I just Pinterested this post, I loved it so much! Especially the squirrels. I have a pair, but they aren't Lefton.
Old, though :)
You gave me tons of ideas!
Thanks!
Blessings, sugar!
~me

Geneva said...

Just found your blog, and there isn't a thing I don't like! Lovely Fall Display!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your vintage chippy white cupboard. Your fall decor is so unique and fun.. love the suitcases on top! Just fun.. hugs ~lynne~

Ann said...

Such a pretty display! I'm pinning your cabinet.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love your fall cabinet! That little clock and the old looking bottle are amazing. Great Job ;)

Gail said...

O'Debra all your touches of fall looks gorgeous....love it all!

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous is the word! Love all those fall arrangements. The autumn cabinet looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

mississippi artist said...

Lovely vignette in your cabinet. Love the crow pictures and the chipmunk!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a great way to do a fall display with mostly black and white. The crow pictures are great (I like them better then having actual faux crows around.)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just beautiful Debra! I love white for fall and your cabinet is just great and I love evrything in it! I love all your fall vignettes! Lots of hugs, FABBY

LizlovesVintage said...

Wow Debra!
The contrast with the black is outstanding. I am a fan of picnik too. Love all your Collections and style.
xxx Liz

Amy Kinser said...

Your cabinet looks fantastic. I love the suitcases on top! The toolbox on the floor also looks great, Debra. What beautiful style you have...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is just beautiful..and I had to laugh. It's like me pointing out my old verticals that need to be replaced..someday. Not now, but someday. I thought they looked just fine!
I loved your suitcases! What a great look you achieved! I loved every single thing!!

Kathy said...

You were a busy bee, I love your corner it looks wonderful. Great trick to painting the suitcases they really add to your cupboard. I just love all your selections and you are right it is a great look for fall. Thanks, Kathy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks wonderful! And I love the black birds. I just put a few birds around my studio trying to Fallish it up. :)

Jenny said...

What a fun display of your lovely things!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it Debra!! So much gorgeous eye candy! LOVE those crow prints! It just looks FABULOUS!!

And those suitcases painted?? Pure genius!!

Lou Cinda :)

Amanda said...

Hi Debra! Wow! I just love your fabulous Fall decor! The little touches of black amongst your whites and creams is perfect! I am especially fond of your little chipmunk! I've collected a few vintage squirrels recently for a display I'm working on. They are so fun! No apologies neccessary for your curtains! I think we all have our decorating hang ups...and there are so many wonderful things to see in that room that I doubt anyone would have given the valance a second thought! Give yourself some slack! :)
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

The French Hutch said...

Debra, I love this look for fall. Don't get me wrong, I love all the orange and gold too but this is just gorgeous. The teaching book page is a perfect touch.
Hope you have a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Meredith Resnick, M.Ed & MA said...

I love what you did. The whole look is amazing. I especially love the suitcases on top. Looks great and great for storage. Function & beauty in one!

~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Sherrie said...

Beautiful! Just a subtle touch of the season...perfect!

Ellen said...

I just enjoyed your tour of your holiday cupboard. So many wonderful and cute items.
Hugs,
Ellen

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This cupboard is something to crow about! Love, love, love it! Thank you so much for linking up.

Roselle said...

Beautiful and what fun to change it up for the delish fall season!
Looking forward to your fall party!
Visiting from Primp today :)

Roselle

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous! Amazing job :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

bj said...

I love what you always do with your white hutch. I have one very much like yours and it always just looks like an average hutch, with dishes...never as cute as yours. If I can figure out where to stash my dishes, maybe I can copycat your hutch. :)
Love the white suitcases....

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WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great mix of pieces, Debra! Love those suitcases on top, too! Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Wow, that was beautiful. I just saw what I think should be one of the contenders! Always beautiful work, Debra!

The Captain's Daughter said...

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Homa Style said...

Great! I never though about painting a suitcase. I have an old blue suitcase with vintage lines but I don't decorate with blue. Gotta go find some paint!

Cristina Garay said...

Beautifully done!

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