Friday, September 18, 2020

September in the Holiday Cupboard

Hi Friends, we're really sliding toward Fall since it's the middle of September now. The days are cooling off here and it's getting dark much earlier... time to restyle the Holiday Cupboard for Early Fall. Just give me any excuse to restyle the HC and I'll jump on it. 

In Early Fall I don't want to overwhelm things with 
tons of  dark leaves and heavy textures.
...those will come October/November.
I like to take the lighter approach with some Fall color 
and a few dried berries added to the mix.

Lately I've tried to totally empty out the cabinet before I get started on a new theme.
(It usually needs a dust and wipe down anyway)
That way I have a blank slate not only in the cabinet, but also in my imagination.

I'm using my "new-to-me" Myotts brown transferware as a backdrop.
I hadn't been out vintage shopping this year, but I happened to find these on Ebay.

I'm enjoying decorating with these plates because
they have more variegated color than a lot of transferware.

My many odds and ends and pieces of ironstone and woodsy pottery

are mixed in here with a few faux pumpkins and fall foliage.
The small twig of bittersweet has lost it's leaves,
but it's still a keeper.

I'm pretty sure the amber colored cake pedestal was my mom's.
Just the size for a larger faux chalk painted pumpkin.

This is a strange little Japanese Majolica teapot,
with a strange little squirrel.
hmmm yeh, long cute/creepy ears.

So here's a photo of a Japanese squirrel that might explain.

Hope you're having a beautiful September.

I'll be sharing more from the Garden Room soon.

Hope you'll come by Monday evening and join in. 

joining in here:
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage
  Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles  Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Charming Homes and Gardens at Shiplap and Shells
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Embracing Home and Family at the Everyday Farmhouse
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique, Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. So Cute. I love the tea pot with the flowers on it.

  2. I love your cabinet with the lighter colors. Very pretty.

  3. Such pretty dishes! And perfect for fall! :)

  4. Perfect arrangements and touches for your pretty cabinet, Debra! I like you approach of starting out a little slower and building up as October and November come upon us. The berries are the perfect festive touch and I love the platter from your mother.

    Happy Fall to you!🍁

  5. I just love your holiday cupboard. I just added brown transferware to one of my hutchs and now I know what it is missing. Weird squirrels and fall greenery.LOL

  6. Funny about the squirrel:) I absolutely love your transferware. Every fall I see all this brown and white transferware and I make a mental note to look for it when thrifting, and then I forget!(Probably for the best if you ask my husband lol). Your cabinet is just perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  7. I love this cabinet!!!! It is so cute!!! You have it styled so well and full of so much vintage goodness!!! Love every detail!!!
    -Emily @

  8. I love that it's a "holiday cupboard" to be changed out according to the season/holiday! I don't have space in my tiny home for something like this, but I do change out my entryway to match the time of year. That amber cake plate is perfect as decorated!


  9. You always make this cabinet so pretty. I'm not a squirrel fan, they move back and forth and never figure out where they are going. It drives me crazy.

    Love your transferware and very colorful for fall.


  10. It all just looks so gorgeous. I am in love with the cake stand and being your mother's makes it so special. Perfectly done!

  11. It looks so cute! Fall is my favorite season.

  12. Enjoyed seeing all the treasures in your cupboard. Loved the Japanese squirrel picture, too! Quite evil looking with those tufted ears compared to ours!

  13. Your holiday cupboard is gorgeous as always Paula! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!

  14. Excuse me, I called you Paula instead of Debra! So sorry about that - my brain is frazzled this week!

  15. I always love seeing how you decorate your cupboard for the seasons! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

  16. Beautiful. Just enough. I have a built in china cabinet and I like to leave the doors open so you’ve given me some ideas.


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