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,

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