Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall in the Kitchen!

Happy Halloween!  Do you have your bucket of candy ready by the front door?  Are you dressing up?  Jax can't wait to turn into Batman!  John and I won't be dressing up tonight ... we had our fun this past weekend at a fabulous party hosted by our great neighbors.  Can you guess who we are?!  The super cool stick on bling letters on my purse should give you a hint.  LOL


I thought I'd inundate you with our Fall kitchen today ... hope you're not busy because I've included a *la-hot* of pics:


I love adding huge arrangements to the island and thought a copper vase might be a nice Fall accent, too (found at Home Goods):


A glass vase I had on hand holds a battery operated candle that I wrapped in twine and nestled in corn.  In the background, you can see a simple lantern filled with pumpkins, guords and leaves:


Splashes of Fall fill this side of the kitchen, too:


I used my fancy schmancy cheap-o craft scissors (from Michaels) to cut labels for the canisters ... I then wrote on them with my chalkpaint markers and attached them with just a drop of hot glue:


And, of course, you *have* to have a yummy candle burning!  My faves are by Slatkin & Co. (from Bath and Body Works) ... currently burning "Spice."  Bath and Body works also now sells these cute metal candle holders with many different holiday versions to choose from ...


I found this cute red roo at Kirkland's:


And, up above, our soffit is filled with white pumpkins, wheat and muted Fall garland, which I tucked lights into, as well.  Love seeing it lit up at night:


Moving on around, another counter holds more Fall embellishments.  As you can see, here's another roo, but I've sadly suffocated this one in glass cloche (sorry, little fella):


More canisters are filled with items and colors that remind me of Fall:


And, over on the other side, I'm SO loving my new DIY shelves!


Yup, I've already re-tweaked the shelves since I first showed them to you last week (surprise, surprise):


I found the picture at GoodWill for $2!  I really only wanted it for the chunky "beat up" frame, but decided to keep the pear art in there for now:


Another Good Will score is the large, round wicker platter.  I bought 2 of them for $3!  I also decided to fill a cream pitcher with tall branches to balance the height of the items on the soffit on the other side:


Down below on the counter is a simple vignette:



You *know* I'm enjoying our new scale:


Of course, a Fall kitchen wouldn't be complete without REAL flowers full of rich color (from my sweet hubby):


Thanks so much for visiting our Fall kitchen:


Annnnnd:


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68 comments:

Girlie Blogger said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful ways to fill the canisters. I just adore you center piece. It's gorgeous.

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L said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the fall touches in your kitchen. Everything looks great! That arrangement in the copper vase is wonderful.

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca-What a beautiful, beautiful post. What I love about it is that it is so homey- I just feel like I could sit at that counter and share a cup of coffee and a chat with you (even if I AM old enough to be your Mother!;>) Happy Halloween- You two look great all dressed up! xo Diana

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! I love your gorgeous kitchen and all of your Fallen touches are so pretty! Speaking of pretty - you're one gorgeous lady and who is the hunk on your arm? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

I LOOOOOOVE, LOVE your kitchen. Every single inch of it! The arrangement is gorgeous. Love the chalkboard paint on the door!!!! So, I can't guess who you 2 were but your hubby looks alot like Bono!!!:):)You are a beautiful couple for sure!!!!! XO, Pinky

Blondie's Journal said... Reply To This Comment

I am so loving your kitchen and all of your fall decorations! You have SO many cute ideas! The canisters and cloches and little vignettes...those cute shelves! Everything is lovely! You have that magic touch! Love the costumes, too!!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

R.H....Ok I know I know this, but my brain isn't working today. Hmmmm....Love your kitchen! The island looks wonderful! I hope you have a fun night tonight! I've still got to go get candy...we always have several hundred trick or treaters. Chase is a phantom with glowing eyes this year...not too sure about it!

Glad you liked the spooky wreath! Can't wait to light up those eyes tonight. Have fun!! Kristen

Andrea said... Reply To This Comment

looks great! I've already started thinking ahead to Christmas decor..bad me!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen looks beautiful all decorated for fall! You two look very cute in your costumes...but I can't guess. Am I an old fuddy duddy? lol Happy Halloween!...hugs...Debbie

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

I love it all, Becca!! And high five to you for spelling "Y'ALL" correctly on your sign!! It seriously kills me when people all over the blogosphere get it wrong.

Let's see...if RH on your bag is a hint, are you one of the Real Housewives? :)

All That Glitters said... Reply To This Comment

haha! Are you Tamara? Mu hubs loves her! *eyeroll* lol! You look great!

Brooke said... Reply To This Comment

I love it!!! Your kitchen is gorgeous with all your fall accents. And those shelves are to die for- so, so pretty!

sissie said... Reply To This Comment

Your fall kitchen looks fabulous!
How's things on the Jersey Shore. You two fit right in. Love all the bling.

hugs
Sissie

Linda said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE IT ALL!!! Looks great. I especially love ROOSTERS.
What a great idea to hang that rooster pic off the side of your island.
Ditto NanaDaiana, I'm old enough to be most of these girls Mothers.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks so pretty, Becca! You really did do a fabulous job on those shelves. I love them! I'm sure you'll be tweaking them quite a bit for the next couple of months. I can see you having a lot of fun with them once the holidays come. Love your lights on top of your cabinets. I may have to steal that idea from you. I added some new things above mine {remember I couldn't figure them out} and I think that, especially at Christmas, those little lights will look magical.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said... Reply To This Comment

So many lovely vignettes! Your kitchen looks very warm and inviting - I love the rich colours.
PS: Great pic of you and hubby. At first glance, I thought you were giving the camera the finger! :)
Have a happy Halloween!
~ Wendi ~

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute fall decorations! I love how you created so many neat things!

And I can't tell if you're Tamra and Simon (pre-break up) or Alexis and Jim, but either way, you look fab!

Happy Halloween!
Pam

Emelia DiCarlo said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca, you look gorgeous, I am kinda of baffled about who the character you are is ???Love everything you did.....the island cooper vase and arrangement is just beautiful and so Harvest.Love the canisters and chalkboard signs, so useful. Love it all! Happy Harvest.

Okie Chic said... Reply To This Comment

Cute costume!! Omg we are alot alike I have a chalkboard on my cabinet top just like you. How weird!! Very cute decor

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca, Well weren't you the hottest housewife for Halloween?! LOL! Loooooove your kitchen!! There are so many pretty things here, I won't even attempt to pick a favorite! Everything just looks so warm and inviting!

rachel@Acts of Life said... Reply To This Comment

Love your costume! LOL you look like Alexis to me...maybe Tamara. Your kitchen looks so fall festive. The new shelves you put up are looking great all decorated for fall.

All the Best,
Rachel :)

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

You look like a hot housewife, you and the hubs are too cute! LOVE all the fall touches, but that big floral arrangement is calling me. I love the chalkboard on the door and the one above the cabinets, darling idea! Have fun tonight, take pics of Batman for us. =) XO ~Liz

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

love all your kitchen vignettes...now as to who ya'll are, I don't know...maybe a "Real Housewife"? One thing I do know is that you look like one hot mama!

Happy Halloween!
Judy

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

You are one rockin' Real Housewife my friend! LOL! You and your hubby are hilarious! And your fall kitchen is positively gorgeous. That huge arrangement is so dramatic and makes such a big impact! Love all of your special touches too! :-)
Vanessa

CosmoGirl Carla said... Reply To This Comment

Great stuff, Becca! All the autumnal touches really give your kitchen a warm feeling. I'll tell ya this, I have more pics saved on my desktop from your posts then just about any other! LOL

Were you a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills or Atlanta? I don't watch either of them very often, so not sure which "housewife" you were. I'm a "Jersey" girl myself ;o) Well I'm not "from" Jersey, I just like that RH show the best.

Again, thanks for sharing.

CalypsoInTheCountry said... Reply To This Comment

I just love your kitchen - so warm and inviting! And I always love chalkboards...I don't know why I don't have one! All your fall decor looks fabulous! Happy Halloween!
-Shelley

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

You are just adorable. You and DH look so cute. How fun. I loe all of your gorgeous fall decor. The little roo under the cloche is just way too cute. Everything is always so well done, beautiful vignettes. Hugs, marty

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely LOVE your kitchen! I so wish I had one with all that space. So many pretty touches and I especially love the lights on top the soffit. I love having lights like that. The tall arrangement in the copper pot is beautiful!

Ok, hot mama, you do look like one of the Real Housewives! :-) I'm sure your hubby was pleased to escort you to the party.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely LOVE your kitchen! I so wish I had one with all that space. So many pretty touches and I especially love the lights on top the soffit. I love having lights like that. The tall arrangement in the copper pot is beautiful!

Ok, hot mama, you do look like one of the Real Housewives! :-) I'm sure your hubby was pleased to escort you to the party.

xo
Pat

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Seriously, can you just come to my house and decorate for me!? Your home is simply to die...just lovely!

Nancy's Notes said... Reply To This Comment

Your fall touches are awesome! Oh my goodness, your kitchen is just the finest, each detail is superb!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said... Reply To This Comment

First of all..... you and your husband look amazing! It's so fun to see your costume every year!!!!

Now, if I could get my kitchen or any part of my home to look as warm and inviting as your kitchen I would be ecstatic! The copper vase caught my eye right off the back (and you know I'm going to have to find me one). The top of your cabinets are decorated so lovely with just the right amount of "Fall" and I couldn't be happier to hear that the GREAT Beccorator shops at the Goodwill too. Great finds!

I am going to start a new Etsy store and I am going to sell those rubber bracelets saying....

"What would Becca do?"

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Reply To This Comment

Everything in your home looks spectacular. I love love love it! I was on your blog yesterday showing your dining room to some of my friends -- it is one of my fave makeovers.

You and your husband are the cutest, btw.

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Alexis!!!! Or Tamara? I love it!!!!! I am so addicted to those stupid shows. It is sad, but it makes me grateful for what I have and makes me realize every week that having money DOES NOT make you happy or even nice!!!!! Ha! Words can't describe how much I love your kitchen and your fall touches. You seriously have talent. I envy your abilities but am so glad you share them so I can borrow!!!

Revi said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely kitchen! Your fall decor is so festive :)
-Revi

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

WOW- Your kitchen looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

Allyson Pecilunas said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love your new shelves and that arrangement is Gorgeous!! :)

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen looks great! Everything is all prettied up for the season. Are you hosting Thanksgiving at your house? If so, your guests will love it. I don't know whose initials RH are for, so I'm not able to figure out who you are dressed up as for Halloween. Do tell!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

Everything is just fabulous! Love the shelves and all you have accessorized them with! :)

Your picture is gorgeous...but I am racking my mind, trying to figure out the R.H.! LOL! Hopefully it'll come to me eventually!

Sue said... Reply To This Comment

I am really liking the new shelves, Becca! All of your little touches to the room make it quite cozy and warm. :-)
~Sue

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I just love it all...if this were my kitchen I would hang out here all the time. Your DIY shelves are awesome and I love the little lamp on the counter. You have an eye for what looks good. I can hardly wait to see what you do for Christmas!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Reply To This Comment

Love love love all the fall touches, so prettty Becca as are you and the hubs!!!
XO
Kristin

Creative Choices Interior(s) said... Reply To This Comment

Very beautiful Becca! I love it all so inviting. Everything looks so put together.

Chlvie

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen is just beautiful, Becca! It is so warm and cozy looking. I love the huge floral on your island.
:) CAS

Michele Smith said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful! I love all your fall touches. Your shelves are fantastic. LOVE your chalkboard and little red roo too!
LOL you are one HOT Housewife! I was a cat for my son's party and for trick or treat.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said... Reply To This Comment

Oh what can I say...beautiful, gorgeous and lovely. I love the labeled jars, the chalkboard door and the lighted pumpkins above the cabinets.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful kitchen Becca! I love the lights on top of the cabinets. They give such a lovely soft glow. The chalk board are such a fun addition and can work with any holiday! Can you believe I haven't made one yet? Need to change that!

Crystal said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE! I had to pin your above cabinet display!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

You've got the fall cheer going here! Love those huge floral arrangements too! I like the way your harvest sign is lit up. What a fun spot to be!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said... Reply To This Comment

I can't get over that you even change out the area above your cabinets. You win the prize my girl!

ashley@BlessingsatHome said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! I just ran across your blog and fell in love with the your kitchen! All of the fall touches look amazing! Great job!

~Ashley

ReFresh ReStyle said... Reply To This Comment

I wish I lived in your neighborhood, looks like a fun party! The kitchen looks marvelous!
Debbie

A Southern Sanctuary said... Reply To This Comment

You certainly do have a way with decorating! Seems you know how to put just the right touch in every little item. I love coming here to your blog. It gives me such good ideas and makes me wish I could afford to buy more 'stuff'!! Your home is just beautiful.

Lynn Smith said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Fall pix! So enjoyed this blog and the la-hots of pictures! :-)

Jody said... Reply To This Comment

I love all of your fall decor, especially above your kitchen cabinets. I always struggle with what to put up there and love the inspiration!

Buttercup Bliss said... Reply To This Comment

Love, love, love your fall kitchen!! I, too, have wanted a scale so badly. I found one recently in a local antique store... I am SO hoping my husband will go back and get it for me for Christmas. I have been dropping major hints!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said... Reply To This Comment

Happy to have you at my party...your fall kitchen is just full of wonderful ideas.
Blessings,
Linda

Honey at 2805 said... Reply To This Comment

You have so many wonderful ideas, Becca, and so many beautiful accessories! Your kitchen looks so festive!

Thanks for sharing your creativity with Potpourri Friday!

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the decorations! Did you spend days doing this!!!?? :) Looks great!

Town and Country Gals said... Reply To This Comment

Becca,
Your kitchen is gorgeous and your fall touches are the icing on the cake, whoops, I mean pumpkin! Everything is so inviting, spending time there would be so comfy and cozy!
Rebecca

Mary-Sweetwater Style said... Reply To This Comment

I am just getting started switching from Halloween decor to Thanksgiving...I saw about 10 things that inspired me...too funny that I have the stuff to do it....just needed your wonderful inspiration. I am your newest follower!

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Hey friend! Just coming back over to say thank you for sharing this gorgeousness with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa
P.S. And it was fun to see you guys in your Halloween get-ups again! :-)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said... Reply To This Comment

lovely blog..its fun decorating..lovely ideas

Lakshmi -Celebrations said... Reply To This Comment

lovely blog..its fun decorating..lovely ideas

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

It looks gorgeous Becca. I really love the cabinets with the lights on them and the cute Harvest sign. You and the hubs look adorable too!

Maury said... Reply To This Comment

I love all the colors you used on the cabinets! Its looks AMAZING! So glad to be following you back!

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

This turned out so good. The color is wonderful. 3 coats though? Whew...it was so worth it I'm sure. Your countertops are beautiful too. You have such a lovely home Becca. Have a great rest of the week!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said... Reply To This Comment

I love the shelves! Looks great! I love the green cabinetry too...think I have said that before but oh well...

And you are too cute!