Fall Dining Room

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in brass, chalk paint, dining room, fall, thrift store, yard sale | 13 comments

Well, my fall decorating must be working. . .

This morning I went outside to have my coffee (as I do every morning) and I had to come back inside to get a blanket!

It was COLD!!!

I had almost forgotten what that felt like.

My plan was to finish decorating my house for fall this weekend.

My plans rarely work as planned.

But, a LOT of progress was made!

Here is a bit of my dining room.

Let’s start with layer 1 – the “table runner.”

I used 1 scarf that I found at Goodwill for $2 and the crocheted piece belonged to my grandmother.

My obsession with brass continues.

I found both of the great containers at a yard sale for $4 each.

I filled one with fake acorns.

The other one got my newly collected pinecones.

I have no pine trees in my yard – therefore, no pinecones. . . sigh.

But, my family was having a sleepover with some dear friends – (the kids LOVE it when we do this!)

I noticed that their yard was full of pinecones.

They didn’t even think I was crazy when I asked for some plastic bags and started filling them up!

(Ok, maybe they thought I was crazy, but they gave me the bags anyway?!)

And, I went home with pinecones for the holiday season.

(Thank you, Rubios!)

Notice the candlesticks.

This is what they started out like.

I picked one up at Goodwill and the other at a yard sale.

(I have a standard list of things that I look for at yard sales: great large picture frames, furniture, table linens and chunky candlesticks.)

After some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Coco and a coat of dark wax, I had a great pair of candlesticks for my fall table.

The last great deal on the table was the stand – $1 at a yard sale.

My favorite thing on the table is my pheasant.

I bought her 2 years ago.  It was love at first sight.

I walked in the store and saw her sitting on the front table, and I knew she was mine.

I have loved decorating with her!

I have always felt like her name was Ethel.

I have never called her this out loud for fear of what my family would think of me?

(Talking to the concrete bird?!  She has lost her mind?!)

She is just so noble.

So there you have the first of many posts of my home for the fall.

I hope you are inspired to go get a little decorating done.

I know that you have inspired me!

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  1. Great display! Did you get to the barn sale?

  2. Table scape looks great! I look forward in seeing what’s next.
    Hugs, Jess

  3. Yes, she is definately Ethel! Somenthing in the tilt of the head, I think. Just come on out of your shell. If your family is anything like mine, the are all closet inanimate object talkers. Dining table is awesome.

  4. Love all your goodies. they look so nice, getting us all in the mood.( Still kinda warm here so not in the mood yet.) Love that pheasant, she’s great. Why can’t you talk to the pheasant?
    You sure have some great things for your Fall decorating. Hey come on over, I have bags of cones, much to my husband’s chagrin. I even brought some with us from KY. We had sugar pine trees between our property and next door so I had alot of them. I also get them at Highline, the state park 7 miles away,they have those little ones that are great for arrangements and making trees with.
    I am loving all your great stuff but love especially that barley twist stand. You’re well on your way to your Fall decorating.

  5. Love your pheasant, Melissa! I noticed Ethel right away! : ) I can’t believe you got that pedestal stand for $1.00. Love it! I put some Fall things out this weekend, too. Now I’ll set to tweaking and I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the wire basket arrangement I have on my front door. I have some pumpkins I’m waiting for from an Etsy order and then I think I’m done {except for some real pumpkins next month}.

  6. Looks great!!!

    I love pinecones too, have you tried “frosting” them with epsom salts? it looks really neat..

  7. It looks beautiful! Love all the details you put in. They all work so well together.
    Debbie 🙂

  8. I love the giant acron. So cool!

    If you get a chance come link up at my Fall Edition Pin Party.


  9. Love that open weave ribbon. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 12 days to “official fall”!

  10. Wow the detail of your fall decor is amazing! I love the chunky candlesticks!!!
    I’m visiting from the Tip Me Tuesday linkup.

  11. What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an “It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party” …. I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

  12. Your fall touches look beautiful! That last shot is gorgeous!

  13. Great fall touches, and then some. You are showing off now, right, being able to get this done in a week? Can you stop by and help? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!


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