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Fall Buffet

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in brass, dining room, fall, thrift store, yard sale | 35 comments

I have a birthday girl in the house today!

My sweet Anna Belle is 11 today.

She got her braces off yesterday, so she has requested a bubble gum bar for her birthday party.

Not sure if that is still going to work, because I just pulled 2 of her teeth.

It has been quite a day for her mouth. . .

In between orthodontic appointments, soccer practice, volleyball games, and my parents coming in town for grandparent’s day at school, I actually have had a chance to do a little more fall decorating.

Here is my buffet. . .

I am continuing with the “natural” theme.

The fall theme for my house this year is “natural” and “thrifty.”

I am only using things that I already have or things that I have found at yard sales or literally in the yard.

(I am referring to the pinecones.  I would also love to find some acorns!  Anyone here in Murfreesboro know where I could get my hands on some acorns?!)

Sticking to my theme of not buying anything new, I was at a loss at how to use my brass candlesticks.

Then, I remembered all of my pinecones.

I love how they look in place of the candles.

This precious bird was a Goodwill find – $1.

She doesn’t have a name yet.

Any suggestions?

She is sitting on a stack of yard sale dishes.

Am I going a little overboard with the birds?

I just love them!

The decorating will continue tomorrow.

In between delivering cupcakes to the school for Anna Belle’s birthday, volleyball games, grandparent’s day. . .

I am SO THANKFUL for this life I am blessed to lead!

It may be busy, but it is ABUNDANTLY blessed!

I am hoping to be done by this weekend.

My first plan did not work so well. . .

We will see how this one goes?

Life to the full,


Here are the places that I party!


Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House

Tip Junkie handmade projects



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five

Craftberry Bush


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


Kelly’s Korner

Domestically Speaking

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  1. Lovely fall buffet! I especially love the fact that you used all thrifted/preowned decor! And, no, I certainly don’t think you’ve gone overboard with birds… I think I have at least one bird on every surface of my home 😉 They just say “happiness”to me!

  2. Great use of the brass candlesticks and being thrifty!

  3. Happy Birthday Anna Bella.

    • I will pass the birthday message along!

  4. That’s such a beautiful buffet, Melissa! Love how it all looks and works together. How about Matilda for your bird? : ) If you do find some acorns, make sure you bake them in the oven before putting them around your house.

    • I think that Matilda is a lovely name! Matilda it is!

  5. I love it! That Goodwill bird is awesome and I’m a huge fan of decorating with things found in nature. Happy birthday to Anna Bella! How lucky is she to have gotten her braces off? We are just about to go down that road w/ my oldest.

    Have a great day!

    • I wish I could find more things in nature! I need some acorns!

  6. I remember exactly the day that Annabelle was born, because if you recall Macie was born three days later on the 14th, and we had discussed just a week or two before that they might be born on the same day. So happy birthday to our sweet girls!

  7. Happy Birthday, AnnaBelle!

  8. Stunning!! Absolutely stunning! You have such a special talent and this just blew my socks off. Every single layer and detail is gorgeous and I’m thanking you in advance for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

    • Vanessa, Aren’t you too kind to leave such an encouraging comment?! I look forward to your party every Friday!

  9. Love your natural display! And you can never have too many birds!! They are adorable. Have a wonderful day.
    Debbie 🙂

    • I am operating under the theory that you can never have too many birds. . .

  10. Hi there Melissa How pretty all your natural decos are. I”m a bird lover too. Used to keep them in our bedroom/bath but slowly some of them have migrated to l/r.
    The curtain around your buffet is really pretty, really sets all of the tableau off to a tea. You have some nice things for your fall buffet.
    Happy B/d to Annabelle.

    • I will pass the birthday greeting on to Anna Belle!

  11. Such a pretty display. I love the birds! You have a decorator’s touch!