Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall in the Breakfast Area

Thanks so much to my sweet friend, Laura, from Top This Top That for including me in a fun "Better Late than Never" Fall gathering!

Will you be hosting Thanksgiving this year?  While I'll be cooking a few staple holiday goodies for the upcoming day of thanks, we won't be dining in our breakfast area.

BUT, if we had, I hope that our guests would've felt welcomed by my simple vignette using my favorite chicken wire basket (from Pottery Barn) in the middle of our table, filled with colors and elements of the season,

along with a book of thanks reminding us what Fall is all about.

Over on our dry bar (which, by the way, I STILL love in its shade of Annie Sloane's "Chateaux Grey"), I would've gladly moved our Fall pieces out of the way to make room for all things carbs! 

Yes, this glass cloche filled with tiny pumpkins nestled in between corks and pinecones, could easily have been "scooched" on over to make room for the loaded mashed potatoes! 

Mr. Roo (and his surrounding Fall picks and oversized acorns) would gladly have made room for the turkey!

And, um, WHO wants to even *see* a scale on Thanksgiving, right?  Pumpkin and apple pies would be much easier on the eyes!

Another reason why it's probably a good thing that we're not eating our Thanksgiving meal at this table is because, well, it doesn't quite look like this anymore.

That's right, it's now filled with all things Christmas!  Stay tuned ...

Oh, and before I go … IF, by chance, you have a double pedestal antique table that you'll be seating guests at in a few weeks, make sure you check your legs (to the table, that is) to make sure that one of them isn't loose or cracked.  I'd hate for you to be greeted by this lovely scene that I experienced in our dining room last week … oops!  Thank goodness, I somehow managed to laugh and not cry!  LOL!

Thanks so much for visiting our Fall breakfast area!  Be sure and pop on over and visit these incredibly talented ladies who are sharing their Fall spaces, too!

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Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Your breakfast area looks fab Becca and I still cant get over your mishap. I hope your neighbor as able to fix your table! You know you really should stop dancing on it!;) said... Reply To This Comment

That is terrible! I definitely would have cried! Your breakfast area looks delightful though!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your Fall home is stunning! You always have a splendidly decorated holiday home. The splashes of orange are so pretty with your white decor! I'm so sorry about the pedestal table leg breaking! What a shock! I checked mine after I saw this. What a lesson for all of us! I do hope it can be repaired.

Susan Herin said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, that last picture is my attention! You have to laugh at the crazy stuff that happens in life, right? I can tell by what I saw on the floor that it was a beautiful table setting. I love your attitude! Thanks for reminding us that being with family and loved ones on Thanksgiving is what's really important. So happy to be joining in this party with you. Your home is beautiful, as are you!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh Becca! What a mess (I mean the broken table..not your décor!lol) Be careful of the legs on the chairs too. I sat in one and it was so loose I thought someone could have ended up on the floor! Beautiful décor ideas as always - can't wait to see this year's Christmas decorations! Sincerely Jeannette

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

Everything looks beautiful, Becca! I love the height you've added to your dry bar area with the things on the top of the cabinet. I also like the corks mixed in with the Fall filler. Lots of textures going on there and the corks work well with it. My daughter has taken to hosting Thanksgiving since we all moved to Ohio from NY, which has been nice.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I so love seeing that gorgeous breakfast area dressed up for the various seasons…you are a magician Becca…I saw your "disaster" on FB, but knowing you…you took it in stride and laughed it off with that beautiful smile of yours!….Have a wonderful weekend Becca!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh Becca I would have terrible!! On a happier note your breakfast room looks BEAUTIFUL!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said... Reply To This Comment

I still cringe when I see our poor dishes etc. splattered all over your beautiful floors! Checking my pedestal leg for sure! Best tip!
What a beautiful and magazine worthy breakfast room. Can't wait to see it all decked out for Christmas!

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

Oh my word, so sorry about your table. I think I would have cried. Hopefully all is fix and well now. Your breakfast area is stunning and I love your pretty fall vignettes. Hugs, Marty

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca, I am so sorry your table fell over, I think I WOULD have cried!!! Beautiful post, can't believe you are decorating for Christmas already. Good for you!!!! I don't know why I don't get your FB feeds???? Have a great weekend, Becca!

Carol said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, I still feel so badly about your dining room table and of your broken dishes.....sniff, sniff.

Your breakfast room looks beautiful, of course! We don't have Thanksgiving at our home either. Our son has declared that preparing Thanksgiving food is his favorite. After almost 45 years of preparing turkeys, I am happy to retire my baster!

Laura @ Top This Top That said... Reply To This Comment

I am still crying over the spilled milk...opps I mean dishes. Your a doll for partying with me and as always your decor is beautiful...even if we aren't sitting there for thanksgiving.

Something Nice and Pretty said... Reply To This Comment

Oh wow! It was beautiful but that's life huh, glad you could laugh about it:)

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Oh no! That is just terrible your table leg broke and I see broken dishes all over the place! Well, you're a good one to laugh and not cry! I love your home and you really do know how to decorate. Be careful as you walk around in your tiny bare feet - those little shards of glass go everywhere!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sally Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

Oh no!!! You're a good sport Becca! I'm pretty sure I would've cried initially, and then I would've gotten over it.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my once that happened to me with my kitchen table full of drinks and Italian food. I feel for you.
I loved seeing your breakfast area :)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca, so sorry about your table! I have come upon the same sort of disaster before, but at the hand of naughty kitties :( The rest of your home is just gorgeous though! I'm enjoying everyone's Thanksgiving decor, we have a magazine shoot here the day before Thanksgiving, for SPRING. So no pumpkins here any more, just pink flowers and bunnies :) It's crazytown right now. Can't wait to see your Christmas, woohoo!! Have a good weekend, xoxoxo!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Fall breakfast room Becca.
But I am crying and cringing for you about the broken table and all your pretty things that broke when they fell.

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful, as usual! I see you still have that cloche. ;-)

So sorry about the table mishap! I'm not sure I would decorate that table again.

Christmas? Oh my, I feel like Scrooge this year...I really dread it. :(


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said... Reply To This Comment

So sorry your table broke and all those dishes too...awful! Your Fall decor looks wonderful!

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said... Reply To This Comment

well, forevermore =( Hate that your table went kaput. I sure you'll have a lovely replacement though.

Our Way said... Reply To This Comment

I love your breakfast area and especially how you decorated it. And to lose those lovely pieces I would have sat down and cried!! Although it would have been worse if it had been laden with food and your guests were sitting down with a lap full of food :-( I'm checking our table before the family arrives!!

Angela Ryder said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful breakfast area Becca! I can't wait to see your christmas creation!~~Angela

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

OMG!! I would have been having a fit! Then, I would have laughed to keep from crying! Well, now, you have an excuse to buy new!! Your breakfast area looks great! You never disappoint!

Christy Our Southern Home said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, Becca I still can't get over what happened in your dining room! So sorry that happened to you! Your breakfast room is to die for. Chateaux grey remains one of my favorite colors in chalk paint. It looks fabulous with everything. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving. Here is a salute to the upcoming mashed potatoes! Happy to be on the tour with you! ~Christy

Lizbeth McGow said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Goodness Becca! I Think I still would be crying, you have a great sense of humor and self control to even take a picture in a moment like this, lol! Your breakfast area looks magazine worthy as usual you have a blessed talent to make simple things look magnificent! Thanks for sharing the Good, The Bad but never, never Ugly no matter what with us, Lizy

Mom of 3 said... Reply To This Comment

I love the use of pinecones and corks in your glass coche. How clever.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Oh gosh Becca! That's awful about your table! I've find bolts on the floor, but they are from the chairs. Your breakfast table looks warm and welcoming. Can't wait to see it dressed for Christmas.

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Paige Rose said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE your style ,dining area,cabinet color & accessories! You give new young bloggers like myself inspiration!


Candy S said... Reply To This Comment

I feel terrible about your table. Bless you for keeping your humor and having the gravitas to grab your camera at a time like this (I love the rooster with the fall bow around his neck by the way).

Marta Marcase said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh, I am headed home to check my dining table. That would make me cry. Your home is beautiful.

suzyq said... Reply To This Comment

Ooooh what a mess!!! Hopefully there wasn't any food in all that mess. Really sometimes all you can do is have laugh!

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Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said... Reply To This Comment

I just found your blog and love it! My home is very similar in style and colors, so this is very exciting.

Oh my! I probably would have been in too much shock to do anything other than stare. I hope it can be fixed!

Katie Mansfield said... Reply To This Comment

Wow. That had to be a shock. All that beautiful china.

The Long Awaited Home said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful room. Where did you get the long cushion for the bench?

Melanie Guarneri said... Reply To This Comment

Where are the curtains from? I have been trying to find them everywhere.