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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Breakfast Area

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Happy Sunday, folks ... and, come on in!  Welcome to what *used* to be our Fall breakfast area.  It's all looking like Christmas right now, but I wanted to share with you what it looked like just last week! 

There are a few changes to this area since I shared it last time.


The biggest change being that I painted the table base Annie Sloane Old White, and I also asked my sweet friend to recover our chairs.  It's actually extra fabric that I had stored away! 


I also added a bit of this fabric to the center of the table, layered on top of a *burlap-y* looking fabric.  I then placed a grapevine pumpkin on a cream cake stand and covered all of that with a large glass cloche.


I also added "EAT" above the window ... I painted the letters Old White, followed by Chateaux Grey (to tie in with the neighboring dry bar, which is done in the same colors).


A view of the breakfast area from the great room ... you'll spy our Family Fall tree, which has become a tradition in our home every Fall now.  For the last two years, it has been in our sitting room, but, this year, I decided to place it by our breakfast table so that it would feel more "present" during the Fall.  I loved sitting at the table, and staring at all of the pics ... lots of memories always come flooding back, and I love that:



Crazy tree topper:


I fill this tree with special family pictures ... moments which we are so thankful for ... like the first moment I held my son:


Special sayings:

And, fun times with friends (like the day last year that my husband and I renewed our vows for our 15th wedding anniversary, surrounded by great friends, on the beaches of Punta Cana):


The family tree has since been moved to another room, and I look forward to sharing that, along with the rest of our house, which is now all dressed up for Christmas!

In the meantime, come on over and party at these wonderful blogs:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Kristen's Creations/Share Your Creations Party


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39 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your pretty breakfast room and the table and chairs look great.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Looks awesome Becca. I can't believe you have a tree in the kitchen, it looks so cool. Love the new EAT too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca I love that idea of having a Fall family tree. Your breakfast room looks beautiful! Can't wait to see your Christmas decorations I know they will be fabulous!! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Becca, and the tree fits in so nicely! Love all the memories you've added to it, too!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Becca, you've been busy! LOVE the fall tree; and the thought that went into decorating it! So sweet and personal! Can't wait to see all of the holiday decor! I know it will be amazing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your breakfast room is so pretty and festive! I adore the tree decorated with family photos and memories. It's wonderful!

Kelly said...

Looks great!!!! And I love your blog,I'm a new follower:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your breakfast room is looking gorgeous Becca!! :)

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca, you never cease to amaze me. Your room is so beautiful and I adore the EAT sign, such a cute idea! Hmm, I may have to steal that one of these days. ;) Your family fall tree is precious. I really like the wording and family photos, such a special tree full of fond memories.

I am REALLY looking forward to your splendid Christmas decorations.

Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

NanaDiana said...

Becca- Your breakfast area is gorgeous. Love the chairs and table! I love the tree in the kitchen, too. What a fun thing to have! xo Diana

Judy said...

You know how I love that fall family tree from last year...so glad you're making it a tradition. I need to do that myself...I wanted to put up my fall/halloween stuff this weekend and get down the Christmas stuff but just got lazy and got nothing done.

Have a great week!
Judy

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Becca, your breakfast room looks so lovely! Can't wait to see it all dressed for Christmas!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Becca, it's all so beautiful! But I love the tree!
Debbie

L said...

Beautiful, Becca. What a special tree filled with memories and family photos through the years. Great idea!

Designs By Pinky said...

I truly love the Fall tree! We always did one at the place where I worked and I liked it as much as a Christmas tree!!! I just may do one for our front porch next year, you have inspired me!!! XO, Pinky PS, I know your Christmas decorations are going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love it! The cabinetry is so warm and I love that color too!

Kathryn said...

I love that you have your Fall tree. What memories you have there for not only you but for that sweet boy to always value. Your kitchen has totally transformed and I love it! You are amazing. Punta Cana????? I didn't realize that was where you were! To bad you didn't run into any of the Jersey girls there! Ha!

Kathy said...

Wow this is so beautiful, that tree is amazing, everything always looks so good, you have such a nice touch

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything looks absolutely bee-you-ti-ful Becca! I love the new fabric and I remember the first time I saw your "Fall Family Tree" and just knew that you were a girl after my own heart. :-) Your table looks fabulous with the new paint too!
Vanessa

Gail said...

Hi Becca, your breakfast room looks beautiful and I love your family tree.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the breakfast room! Just a week ago, I looked at a reminder from last year that said "Create fall family tree like Becca's". Just love it!

sissie said...

Hi Becca,
What a wonderful way to celebrate the season than with a special tree full of memories and love.

It fits perfect in your breakfast room. I love the centerpieces.

hugs
sissie

CAS said...

It looks so lovely, Becca. I love the Fall-Family tree. It's so wonderful to keep those wonderful memories close by to enjoy. The newly painted table is so pretty, along with newly-rehulpolstered chairs. Have a great week!
:) CAS

Sheila said...

What a fabulous area to enjoy breakfast or any other time with your family. I absolutely adore Christmas trees I usually start putting my up the day after Thanksgiving but I love the idea of a "fall tree". I might have to try that next year.

Tina said...

The family tree is awesome, such a wonderful idea. Might I add the breakfast room looks great.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Gypsy Heart said...

Now, I know for sure that you never sleep ~ with a paint brush in one hand, glitter in the other and more energy than the little pink rabbit that keeps going and going. :-)

It all looks beautiful! I remember the family tree from last year and that is such a wonderful idea. Now I can't wait to see all the Christmasy decor.

xo
Pat

Town and Country Gals said...

Becca,
your breakfast room is lovely and what a great idea for a "family" tree! Looking forward to seeing everything all decked out for Christmas
Rebecca

Denise said...

Gorgeous as always. I love that tree :-)

Emily said...

I'm your 1000th follower! Congrats on that! I love decorating and look forward to reading this. Everything looks amazing so far from this post :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful dining area, and the tree is so cute! Loving the E A T letters!!!

Kelly said...

What a neat idea to have a family tree like that. I've never seen one and think yours looks so pretty. Then at Christmas you can just switch out the decorations! Your table and chairs look pretty in their new wardrobe too.

Grace said...

Hello Becca, i came across your blog today and i have to tell you i am now a follower, i so enjoyed seeing your home, and i love your decorating style. i really look forward to all your future posts. hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving. ~Grace

Cindy said...

Your breakfast area is so cozy and welcoming! What a sweet spot to sit and have some coffee! :)

La casa con encanto said...

Ohhh Beca lovely house!!!!

Kisses,

Cristina

Maria Elena said...

Becca, it just doesn't get better than this! Beautiful! I am in love with your Fall family tree. Great inspiration!

Amanda said...

I'm in love with your table and chairs! Might I ask you where you found them? Beautiful decorating.

Mona Bradford said...

What color do you have on your walls?

Staci Freeman said...

Hi! I know this picture was posted a couple of yrs ago, but I love it! Do you mind me asking where you got your rug and the details on it? I have a dining room very similar to yours and i'm trying to find a rug to try and mock his picture. ;) Thanks!