Monday, September 13, 2010
Autumnal decorations - One
The cooler nights finally inspired me to dust off the containers with the autumn decorations stored in the garage. I love having items which can be reused each year so when I'm going through a lean year financially, I can still make my home look all warm and cozy and... Fall-ish.
My first change was to the buffet. I exchanged the more pastel shades for autumn's warmth. I have a somewhat small collection of teacups with chrysanthemums (one of my favorite flowers). Two were taken from their permanent display to become part of "all things autumn". :)
The trifle dish was a thrift store find. Of course, it will be used for English trifle in some future tea time but for now... it is a lovely way to display autumn's color.
You may remember how excited I was to find the two vintage glasses shown on the cart at Goodwill, before they even made the shelves. :)
It's easy to decorate this home for the third season of the year, my love of primitive country lays a foundation of color and style most often found during this time. All I did to the breakfront above was to bring out the two pumpkins and the little pilgrims.
The picture hung above the breakfront was a gift from Stephanie and is always displayed in all its' harvest beauty.
This is the scene you see upon leaving our house, hung by the front door. They were both brought back from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania a few years ago. My daughter and son-in-law invited us to share the cottage they rented.
The items on the chamber cabinet are the same all year, too. They look especially lovely this time of year.
By the way, didn't this pie turn out yummy looking?
Regarding pictures: I live in a house surrounded by trees so I must use the flash at times. All pictures can be made larger by clicking on them.