Friday, August 23, 2019

Late Summer Baker's Rack

I gave myself a little challenge...
and that was to create a late Summer/ early Fall Baker's Rack using colors of the season,
without using Pumpkins. So instead of any kind of squash or gourd
 I used another Fall Favorite; Pears.

In mid August I always gravitate to the deeper hues of late Summer... Golds, Greens, Orange, Brown, and deep Reds. When I was taking inventory of my Fall florals, decor and pumpkins last week, I mentioned that in some spots I want a neutral palette, but in others I want some fun seasonal Fall color.

One spot I always like to use seasonal "color" is on my Baker's Rack.

I haven't shared it much since living in this new place because I have some great new spots to decorate. So I thought I'd give it the treatment with seasonal colors for this time of year. I'm in the process of giving my house the "Fall Lite" look, which means some Fall colors with whites and neutrals as a base and added in. 

I'm using a lot of vintage pieces here, like always. The Baker's Rack is just the right size for small vignettes that all work together with color and purpose. The larger round metal tray is ringed with fruit in Harvest-y colors, the old orange plaid Thermos, an English Cottage Teapot filled with a tussy mussy, and a pair of orange pottery cups and saucers from Paden City Pottery in "Caliente". (I just googled the mark on the back of the saucer and found out about these. They were produced in West Virginia in the 30's to 50's)

Here's my old Seed Box that's a staple here on the Baker's Rack. 

An old Fiesta Pottery Teapot, small Windsor Ware Garden Bouquet Transferware Platter from Johnson Brothers, and a Vintage Twinings Orange Pekoe Tea tin.
I like to bring out some spicy orange this time of year.

This is one of the home made Seed Boxes I made several years ago,
using calendar graphics and old wooden cigar boxes.

It's looking a little beat up, but I love the old patina.
And you know I love chipmunks.

An old European grain sack is covering the wicker rocker,
with a Sunflower pillow and a pieced and quilted one. 

I'm working on the rest of the Garden Room, so I'll be sharing that soon.
 Pumpkins hit the blog on September 1, y'all!!!!
(OK, maybe the last week of August!)

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  1. One of my favorite things about your style and your blog post is how you layer so many different colors and textures. It's all really pretty! I know it's still crazy hot outside but I'm definitely excited about welcoming in a new season. This baker's rack inspiration is fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

    1. thanks so much Coco, we've cooled down a little with some rain, so it's looking a bit more like Fall might get here on time!

  2. Debra, you always have delightful fall vignettes! I'm looking forward to adding a bit of fall next week. The orange is delightful and makes me happy!!

  3. Hi Debra,
    I love how you style everything. You use so many layers of texture and color. Just so pretty. Happy Thursday.

    1. thankyou dear Kris! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. You always do such beautiful displays! You have such a knack for it!

    1. thanks Nita, I'm so glad you're blogging again, you always have such wonderful, colorful decor!

  5. Oh my goodness what a beautiful bakers rack. I love all the color, and the different little vignettes. You are so talented putting things together. Love it all.

  6. Love seeing all the transitional colors and vintage goodies back out of storage! So much pottery has been produced in WV, but I wasn't as familiar with Paden City's lines as the Fiestaware. Your colors of the season are en pointe!

    1. thanks Rita, I'd like to know more about these potteries, I see old FiestaWare,but haven't seen much else. I loved the bright orange for the season. Even though they're pottery they aren't heavy or clunky. xo

  7. This looks wonderful Debra and you have given me a fabulous inspiration! I always do something seasonal on the middle rack of my baker's rack {Cookbooks always stay on the top shelf and storage on the bottom} I was putting away my summer stuff yesterday and now I can fill the shelf with Fall! Thank you!!! I love your seed box!

    1. thanks Jenna, yes let's all have full permission to bring out the Fall goodies, hehe!

  8. sure gets in the mood to decorate for fall
    Very creative
    HPS laura

  9. How cheery! And how clever of you. There certainly is a loong pumpkin season in blogland, and there are so many other nice aspects of the season turning. And of course I love the garden themes! So nice!

  10. I am feeling the pears too, this time of year. Also eating them, along with peaches!
    This post sure has me excited to bring out some more oranges and golds and vintage goodies of course. Love it all!

  11. Loving the touches of sunflowers and a French Garden theme....!

  12. Debra, what a lovely fall look on your baker’s rack. Love the seed box. You have some lovely fall items that make the baker’s rack so pretty for the season. A good challenge to not use pumpkins. The little squirrel is darling. Pears are a great choice along with the in season peaches.


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