Sunday, October 31, 2021

French Country Corner in the Dining Room

Hello Friends, well, it's the end of October, and "Fall" has finally "fallen" 
here in SW Missouri.  We didn't have what I call a normal fall transition 
in the weather. There really haven't been but a few days that were 
bright and sunny and in the 60's. We went from upper 80's to cold and rainy
 and 50's in just a matter of a week. I guess many of you are dealing 
with the same strange weather systems. 

The trees still haven't hit their peak color, and the wind has been crazy.
A lot of the leaves are gone... and on the ground instead. 
Our yard is covered in lovely gold Hickory leaves,
and we're expecting freezes several nights next week. 
I wish we had a few more weeks to enjoy it 
before it all turns too cold and freezing rain is a mainstay.

You know me, I love late Fall and Thanksgiving, so I never like to skip over it.
I DO want to get a head start on Christmas decor though, 
because there's just so little time to enjoy it if I wait till December. 

One of my favorite places to start decorating for Thanksgiving (or any holiday) is in the Dining Room. Today I'm sharing my special little corner with the family washstand that gives a French Country feel. The old antique mirror and my little Frenchy girl bust are at home here. This little corner isn't easily seen unless you're in the kitchen and walk through the doorway. But I see it... and love to decorate it.

This year I thought I'd try out the painted cornucopia filled with faux bittersweet and twigs on the English ironstone platter that's usually here. A little satin fabric pumpkin is nestled inside the foliage. My sheep canvas print is here this season too. with a sprig of fall leaves and a pear.

I found my little French girl about 12 years ago in a dusty old antique shop that was notorious for exorbitant prices, owned by a cranky old man. Her base was broken so she couldn't "stand up" properly, and he saw no value in her, but I knew I could use her somehow. So she sits in an old chalkware urn that suits her and me, just fine.

The twiggy wreath was found at a boutique a few years ago.
I love the bow combination, and wild woodsy look. 

I'll be sharing some Thanksgiving decor
but also working on Christmas vignettes at the same time.
I like to keep a photo log of my seasonal decor
 throughout the years.

Hope you're having a fun weekend!
Someone please take away the bag of fun-size Snickers!

Did you catch my last post?

Please come by next Monday evening for the Linky Party.

joining in here for these great parties;

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Hearth and Soul at April Harris
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,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
Creative Crafts Linky Party at Creatively Beth
 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
Happiness is Homemade at LEO Wife
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


    wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  2. Looks great Debra. Have a wonderful weekend. Time is flying now. xoxo Kris

  3. I like to start decorating the dining room first as well. I think it's because that's what we see first as we walk in the front door. Anyway, love your French Country corner and all your beautiful treasures. LOL, sounds like I would have enjoyed that cranky old man. Hope you weather gets better!

  4. Love this and all your decor. We have been having the same weather here on the East Coast. I live in mid-Maryland. I plan to pack up my outside fall decor in the next few days as weather permits. Looking forward to the upcoming Holidays.

  5. I love how the cream and orange look together.


  6. Very pretty! Love the white cornucopia!

  7. Love that you decorate for you - even though others might not see that sweet washstand, you made it special for you and your home! Love that!


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