Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Scenes from the Late October Dining Room

Hi Friends, I need to share the rest of my Dining Room, 
before it's time to change things up for Thanksgiving...

For me, decorating is a "process". Even the seasonal decorating. I have certain pieces I like to use and keep them as a basic part of the landscape. The large metal Italian basket is one of those basic pieces on the Dining Room table. The basket is big and makes a statement. The heavy chairs are also big, so whatever is on the table has to be bigger. It's also easy to add and subtract floral elements to keep the basket seasonal.

Now in October, I've added colorful preserved leaves and smaller white and gray pumpkins to the hydrangeas and ivy that are usually the base for the arrangement. I filled up an ironstone tureen with faux pears in late Summer and they've just stayed. I've loved that harvest gold and green with my make-shift tablerunner for Fall. I'll be changing out the tablerunner to a darker piece this next week as a base for Thanksgiving. By the end of October I'm ready for some darker, more textured linens.

One of my white wooden trays landed here too, and it's been a place 
to show off my tapestry pumpkins that I bought last year. 
These little pumpkin guys are hard to snag, but worth the effort.

This metal vintage-look postcard holder is a lot of fun,
and easily adds some graphic seasonal ephemera.
Which means I really love old postcards, but they're not always easy to display.

Even though I have a neutral base for decor, as in walls and furniture,
I really need those seasonal pops of color.
I can use the orange in the Fall and try not to overdose on it.

This little candy bowl compote is (I think) from the 30's. 
Love the black highlights around the rim.

This sweet little collectible British teapot depicts
Caernarfon Castle which is where they filmed Downton Abbey.
It's tomato-y red color makes it work for Fall and Christmas both.

Old books are always a good way to elevate a piece.

I wanted to do something a little different this Fall on the buffet,
so I went back to a favorite look with a pumpkin on an urn.
Maybe not real original, but a classic look I love.

I tend to clutter things up, so I'm working hard at editing my pieces.
You can see a decorative plate and my squirrel were holdouts
in the photo below.

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joining in here:
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 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. Love your layered style and gorgeous seasonal vignettes so much Debra! You always know just the right elements to put together and it's stunning. Sending you hugs for a warm holiday season, CoCo

  2. Hi, Debra. I always love your arrangements, you add natural features and choose so carefully your colors that are natural to the flowers. You have such a beautiful home, it always takes a bit to LIVE IN in your new home. Hugs and have a lovely Fall season, Sandi

  3. This is lovely Debra. So many great layers and details. Love the ephemera postcards and how you displayed them since you're right they are tricky to display sometimes. The teapot is adorable and pumpkin in an urn is a classic I absolutely love! Love this season, as I know you do too!

    XO- MaryJo

  4. I always love your seasonal vignettes Debra. Your table runner is beautiful and I especially love your vintage-inspired postcard holder. Pinned.

  5. All your vignettes are lovely, Debra, but I'm particularly drawn to your dining room table. Vignettes there can be tricky since they can be viewed from all sides, but your use of colors, textures, patterns, elevations ensures the vignette can be appreciated from each vantage point. I love the 'makeshift' runner. (Why makeshift?)

  6. It's all gorgeous Debra! Always love spending time looking at each picture in your posts. So many little details that you bring together for a beautiful end result. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I so love your dining room, and with the fall decor I love it even more! I'm with you -- a white pumpkin in an urn is CLASSIC and I love it, too! Oh, and those tapestry pumpkins are to die for. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm xo Kathleen

  8. Hi! I'm popping over from Tuesday Turn around! Your table looks fantastic. Love all your different layers and textures! It's styled so beautifully for fall!!

  9. I love the colours and textures in your autumn decor!

  10. Such a lovely tablescape. Love the mix of colors and patterns. The tapestry pumpkins and the large wire basket are particularly fabulous.

  11. Debra,

    Your dining room is stunning! II love white pumpkins but the tapestry pumpkins are beautiful. I wonder if I will ever be able to find one. That's it just one.


  12. Beautiful!!! I love your table and sideboard. Mr. Squirrel is adorable and needs to stay visiting... I actually like the cluttered look. My vignettes are often too light on goodies and part of it is lack of decorating areas, at present. (I need a bigger dining room again!).

    Happy fall to you, Debra,
    Barb :)

  13. Your table arrangement is so pretty. I espcially like the teapot!


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