Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dressed for Autumn in the Dining Room

Today I wanted to share the rest of my Autumn Dining Room with you. I always think the house is the happiest in the Fall. The warm Fall hues are my favorite, and when the house is decked out in all it's Autumnal Glory, it's like slipping in to a new comfy sweater.



The one thing I wanted to do new this Fall 
was to wrap my heavy chandelier in vines and twigs.
(I also just need to straighten up those little lampshades!)



I fell in love with Kimberly's rustic burlap and vine wrapped chandy from last year at Serendipity Refined. And while mine isn't nearly as involved with the burlap and moss, I DID want it to have that same "feel" of "rustic and woodsy".




Kimberly's wonderful dining room transformation.



I just started out with 3 of these preserved twig garlands. These happen to have small red berries, so I can leave them for Christmas and winter.




Then to add some "Fall",
 I added in just a few preserved leaves for some color.




My chippy white window box centerpiece didn't change much from last year, I just used a mix of real and faux hydrangeas, and white faux pumpkins. I found a stash of faux hydrangea bushes at Michael's in the clearance bin so I went crazy. I think I bought about 10 bushes, at about 6 dollars each. They were a little off color being a greeny-brown, so I just took them outside and lightly spray painted them in antique white. It gave a softer, more "dried" look to them. Then I added some orange-y berries for some more Fall color.




I've found that if I crumple up brown paper bags and put them in the window box first, then add the flowers and pumpkins my pumpkins don't "disappear". This is a super big windowbox and needs a lot of "stuff" to look full and lush.











You can see the paint and wallpaper have a creamy "glow" to them;
that's one reason this room is perfect for Fall.













This is the wonderful ironstone tureen
 I found at Leola's Fall Open House a couple of weeks ago.
I just can't pass up a beautiful tureen, especially at a great price.






My cupcake pedestals made from vintage transferware plates
from last month's sideboard are in here for now.
(I put together a fun Halloween Sideboard that I'll show you soon.)







I'm thinking the deeper it gets into Fall
that more leaves, vines, berries and pumpkins will be added.
Click Here to see part 1 of my Dressed for Autumn Dining Room.



So what new things are you trying this Fall?

Be sure and come join in the Fall Fun, 
here each Thursday and Friday.


I'll be joining these great weekly parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
It's a Party at DIY by Design
Inspiration Gallery at Ella Claire
Homework at the Everyday Home
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
TTT at Stone Gable
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
House Party at No Minimalist Here
Fall Nesting at The Inspired Room
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Fall Home Tour at White Lace Cottage


xoxo,
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