Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Fall Dining Room ...

Happy Saturday !!  For those who may have missed my guest post yesterday at A Stroll Thru Life, I thought I'd post it here as well so that I could share our Fall dining room.

So, please, come on in (you may click on pics to enlarge)...

Since painting all of the furniture in this room earlier this Spring BM White Dove (followed by distressing, sanding and glazing), I decided to do this year's Fall tablescape in mainly neutral tones, but with a few pops of color here and there.  I also added several mercury pieces because I'm loving the look of that right now, too:

You can see that I've incorporated quite a few elements ... pumpkins ... books ... silver/mercury ... raffia ... burlap runner and antlers.  Some of these cute pumpkins USED to be orange.  Rather than buy white pumpkins (as they can be unnecessarily expensive), I simply painted a few cheapie orange ones Annie Sloane's Old White chalk paint! 

My hurricanes hold munchkin pumpkins, acorns and pinecones, along with tapered candles that I placed in candlestick holders (Dollar Tree) to add height:

And, do you want a fun and inexpensive solution to not having to look at glass hurricanes that get *cloudy* from the sun (despite cleaning them once a week!) ... just throw a few book pages (or scrapbook paper) in there, and, voila ... no more cloudiness!  (Of course, either take them out when lighting the candles or just use battery operated tapers, which I need find!)  And, how ironic that the chapter of the book I picked up to rip a few pages from is appropriately titled "The Pilgrim's Progress" ...

As for our table settings ... the silver chargers are from Old Time Pottery, the cream dinner plates are from Wal-Mart, and turkey salad plates are from Home Goods (last year):

Over on our sideboard, I layered a French print with a beautiful mustard floral, just to add more Fall-ish pop of color ... it also ties in with the oversized pillows on the chairs that flank the sideboard:

I love to mix in a few seashells with the "Fall-ness" ... have to stay true to my coastal living!

And, on the shelves, I nestled a mercury pumpkin on raffia.  FYI:  they sell these fabulous pumpkins at Tuesday Morning, too, for only $9.99!  That's wonderful compared to Pottery Barn, where they are $24 for the smallest!

My plate wall remains unchanged ... still have the twine wrapped around select plates, having added a leaf and old photo for Fall.

And, one last thing ... just for fun, let's look at what my dining room looked like a few years ago (pre-blogging)!  From that:

To this!  Quite a difference, isn't it ?!  LOL. 

Now, if I could just put my new blingie chandelier together (which is STILL sitting in the box) !!

I'm linking up to:

BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
The Stories of A to Z/Tutorials and Tips
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesdays Treasures
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
DIY by Design/Fall into Fall
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
Savvy Seasons/Autumn Arrives Party
2805/Potpourri Party
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
Colours Dekor/Of Spooks and Sparkles
Decor to Adore/Fall in Love
Kristen's Creations/Share Your Creations
Thrifty Decor Chick/Before and After Party

Have a fabulous day,