Saturday, September 10, 2011

Warm and Even Warmer Now

I like Fall colors because they are warm. So many people in Blogland started decorating for Fall and honestly, I was getting jealous so I decided to follow their footsteps. We called Mitch to come over and help me take down my bins containing my Fall decorations and he came on Friday.

This weekend, I decided to change the vignettes on the dining tables and introduce the coming season.

I started with spreading an April Cornell tablecloth with fall colors.

I bought these large chicken wire cloche from One Kings Lane on clearance. I thought for $29 for the pair, they were a good buy not even knowing what I would do with them at the time because they are really huge. For a while, they just sat in the garage. The bigger one is about 16 inches tall and about 13 inches in diameter.

The woven acorn was on clearance at Pottery Barn for $6.99. It's also big, around 12 inches long. It was so bulky that I did not know what to use it for when it arrived, so I just shoved it in the very top shelf of the laundry room cabinet. I took it down after I set the 2 cloches together. I knew it would be perfect to put in front of them.

And here is my new Fall vignette.

I love how the sun shines through the middle of the acorn.

After I was done on the formal dining table, I changed the vignette on the small kitchen nook table too.

I started with a matching April Cornell table runner.

I took a red maple faux tree from the bin and added that.

I got these set of 3 whimsical pumpkins from an antique shop downtown a year or 2 ago and I thought their expressions look so cute. I think they are made out of pottery clay, I cannot remember how much I bought them for but I remember them to be really cheap, maybe $3.50 and no more than $6.

Isn't that a cute face?

I am so glad I got these 2 done. I am not sure how much more I can do because my series of trips to Florida starts this month. I will however, try to do some posts in advance.

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Magnolia Blues said...

I also love Fall colors. Those are fabulous chicken wire cloches. The acorns look wonderful and really get me in the mood for Fall. Lots of fun!


The French Hutch said...

I love the wire cloche and acorn on your dining room table. I love all the fall vignettes. Your home is so lovely.

The French Hutch

Dolores said...

Fall decorating is my favorite....... I love the warm colors.

You find the best bargains!!!!! I love your wire've gotten me into the mood for fall decorating.
Happy weekend, Christine

Terra said...

Both of your tablescapes are darling; the cages and natural gourds, and the red maple tree on the smaller table.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful! I just love those wire baskets and the acorn is adorable.

Natasha in Oz said...

I must confess that I was starting to feel a little jealous that everyone was decorating for Autumn too as we are now heading into summer and I hate the hot weather! I will just have to admire your lovely Fall colours and decorations and pretend it's cool again!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I agree Christine. Fall is so warm. I have to get busy myself. I have done only just a tad of decorating for fall,not nearly the amount I want to. I love your cloches..they are so very pretty.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new cloches Christine and the maple tree is too cute-enjoy:@)

Olive Cooper said...

Christine, love the wire cloches. There are so many things you can do with them. I am on the lookout for some too. The little pumpkins could not be cuter! hugs♥O

Donnie said...

I just love everything you put out. Those cute little figurines really put a whimsical note to your centerpiece.

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, your table displays look so festive and pretty! I just adore the fall and all the wonderful colors and images that go along with it. Your wire cloches are fabulous. Love the Pottery Barn acorn, too, and love those vintage pumpkins. So sweet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of your Autumn colors! The big acorn is beautiful...wouldn't my little squirrel love that! I wonder where in Florida you are going! Enjoy your week! ♥

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. I just love April Cornell, and the store in St.Louis closed. I bought some fall dishes from her when the store was closing, you reminded me of them and I had better dig them out. Yes, fall is up on us. I guess we had all ready ourselves. Have a beautiful day. Richard from My Old Historic House.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the cloches and your fabulous fall displays. I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime!

Susan and Benley


I love your vignette in your formal dining room, specially the wire clochs and love the acorn too, it's perfect there! The faces of the pumkins are sooo cute, I love this one too, you did a great job Christine, you're so talented!! Hugs, FABBY

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Great find @ PB for a great price. I really like the woven acorn! Your tables look fantastic, Christine. :D
The cloches are beautiful, too!

Debbie said...

Oh, I love fall! I'm just like you in that I keep looking at the fall colors all over blog land and getting jealous. I'm trying to hold on just a wee bit longer.

In the meantime, I am enjoying things like your tables. I like the whimsical one as much as the more formal one. I love those cloches and the way the sun plays on that table.

Lynn said...

You are the BOMB, Darlin'!!! I come to you for all of my inspiration!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine you out did yourself again!! Love those wire cloches and that PB acorn! Martina

Cindy said...

Your fall tablescapes are so nice. Love the big acorn, it looks so nice in your grouping!
Hope your week is wonderful!

JudyBug said...

Love all your Fall colors! I did my decorating this Saturday and so happy it's all done. Lovely post!

Kathleen said...

It looks beautiful! I love those wire cloches.
It is still beach weather here, and Fall lasts long enough, so I am waiting till the calendar says it is Fall! It's what comes after Fall that bothers me!

lvroftiques said...

Love it Christine! I think your dining room epitomizes fall with it's rich deep warm colors. LOVE those chicken wire cloches!! I think you got an amazing deal! And on the acorn too! Vanna

bj said...

WHOA....this is breathtaking, Christinny..I am not a fan of cloches much but I am TOTALLY in love with your huge wire ones. I love those! And you have filled them just perfectly. You are so good at this kind of thing. I'm not...and this may be why I don't decorate very much.
I love your second table, too...especially that tall cloche. The pumpkins are adorable.

Shelia said...

I love it all, Christine and your dining room - gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marianne said...

Just love all of the beautiful fall colors and you chicken wire cloches are great. I just bought one today at Home Goods. Was so excited to have found it along with the smaller acorn that matches your large one. I might need to borrow it!
Marianne :)

Gail said...

Large cloches & acorn- you're a woman who knows the importance of scale. Looks terrific.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, both of your vignettes are so pretty. I love the wire cloches filled with the pumpkins and the great acorn is such a find. The halloween scape is fabulous. You always do the most amazing and fun things. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sares said...

You look like you're all ready for Fall! It's my favorite season. Those wire cloches are great too. Have a Happy week!

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