Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's bird season in the dining room

Now that I started a bird theme on the dining room table I have continued it onto the buffet.  I brought out the scales again and a bird print.


Just added some pumpkins, berries and leaves for a more simple look.  I love this bird print that I got at Joanne Fabric.




These scales that I have are perfect decorating any season.  More of the bird theme with a nest on one side.




I also decided to change out the decor on top of the wine barrel.  It just needed a little bit of Fall color.




Next area to do is the corner shelf and the chair in the corner.  Come back and see what I did with them.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

This table is for the birds

I am sharing my dining room table that I decorated today.  This is the first of my Fall tablescapes.  I will probable do a couple more for the dining room.

I love these feather plates that I got at Pier 1 last year.  I didn't get to use them last year since we were moving so I thought these would be perfect for my first Fall tablescape.  I love the rust and teal colors.  I am showing two place settings as I made two different napkin holders.  The plaid napkins work well with the plates also.



I used two different colored leaf flower holders and added two different beaded holders.



I love this quail couple that I also found at Pier 1.  They go perfectly with the plates.


I love how the candle holders turned out.  I put some antler candle holders on top of some black pillar candle holders.





So I have some difficulty getting good pictures in my dining room.  I have to stand outside the patio door to try and get the whole table in the shot.





I like taking close up pictures in this room better.  Just one more of underneath the stand.


Now I need to get busy on the buffet and the corner cabinet.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's pumpkin painting time

It's time to get out the pumpkins and paint.  This year I am going to be ahead of the game.   I have had some plastic pumpkins stored away for a while now and I think that it is time to transform them.  Here are the pumpkins that I started with. 






I like to paint my pumpkins by hand versus spray painting them.  I choose an off white for these pumpkins. Since two of the pumpkins have short stems I am adding some real ones to them.  I just cut off some of the stem and hot glued the natural stems on.
When I go to pick out real pumpkins I not only like to find interesting ones but they also need to have a nice stem.  At the end of the season I pull off the stems and keep them to add to plastic pumpkins to give them a realistic look.




I didn't want just plain off white pumpkins so I am antiquing these.  Since I might be using these outside I have sprayed them with a protective clear coat.


I also painted a couple more pumpkins but in two different oranges.  They also started out the bright orange color and I added natural stems to these also.



Now for the finished pumpkins.  First up is the white pumpkins.



 And now the orange pumpkins.



They look great all together.  I am not sure how I will use them this year.  I might use some on the front porch.







 The before and after side by side.  I had two of each sizes of the orange pumpkins in the back so one of each went white and darker orange.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

It's all about Fall

Since the weather is starting to get a little cooler here it is making me dream about Fall.  Fall is my favorite season.   I love all the warm colors and crisp air.  I am ready to pull out the sweaters.

I thought I would share some of my past Fall decor as this is the first Fall for me to decorate my new home.  Last year I only decorated the top of my buffet and a little bit on the front porch.  We moved in the first week of October so I was more focused on getting the house set up.

All of these photos are from our previous home.  These are some of my favorites.




















Now that I have seen these again I think that I might just have to start pulling out the bins from the basement storage room and get busy.  I usually wait until September but I think I will start early this year.  I have started painting some of my old plastic pumpkins that I will be using this year.  I will posting those later on.  I am hoping to get those done this weekend also.

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