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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