Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Home: In The Kitchen and Dining Room 2016

I have embraced the cooler weather, pulled out my sweaters and boots, and even went to a farm or two. I aspire to someday have a bigger blog audience like the bloggers I follow but it comes with a price. I watch their blogs and boy-oh-boy they are ahead of the game- by miles. I don't know if my family would like me taking all the summer stuff away and putting up pumpkins in August but I guess ya do what ya have to. As for me... i am last minute Lucy! I'm lucky if I get my stuff up before Thanksgiving or at least get it shared with you by then. So, before it starts snowing, here is what I did for the fall season.

In the kitchen:



Shop your produce aisle for inexpensive accessories! I love the color of these green Granny Smith apples.



I love my yummy soy candle from Old Sterling Candle Company. I picked it up at a recent trip to Clinton, MA. 


Easy-peasy topiaries made by shopping the produce department. Buy an artichoke (less than $2) and put it in a cup. Done!



Fresh greens (or autumn hues) cut from the yard. 





In the dining room:




Remember the hydrangea and daisy bunches I picked up to make my wreath? I used some of them in the dining room .



More uses for my cute little acorns I used to make my wreath. I sewed them onto a piece of twine, cut leaves from an old book using this template from Country Design Style. I also cut burlap leaves using a piece of scrap booking burlap from the craft store.













Now, in case you have the wrong idea, nothing is ever as pretty as it seems. This is what the dining room looked liked when I started taking pictures.


Yup, homeschooling means lots of books and sometimes messes. But I don't want to leave you with that image so here ya go, look at something pretty-it works for me.


I will share the living room and front porch next week...and, of course, you're invited!

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  1. I love your kitchen dressed for fall. All the details work so well together and it is so inviting.

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    1. Aww, thank you, Debra. That is exactly what I want my home to feel like; inviting. Thank you for spending time with me this evening. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I love your fall Décor. Everything looks great.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for spending time with me!

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  3. I think your Fall decor is lovely! Just be yourself and your blog will grow.

    Hope you are having a wonderful Fall weekend!
    Carol

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    1. Thanks, Carol for the wise advice and for the kind words. I did enjoy a lovely Fall day. I hope you did, as well.

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  4. Enjoyed all your Fall touches. Everything looks so pretty. Really love your chalk
    board sign, so pretty and really stands out.
    Blessings, Nellie
    and hope you are having an enjoyable Fall............

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    1. Thank you, Nellie and thank you for visiting with me, today! I am enjoying fall now that I have stopped stamping my foot about summer being over.

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  5. Your kitchen and dining room look great for fall and I hear ya, I just can't have my house all ready for fall in August yet either, especially here where we live, where it's summer til October practically... but hey, I'm in the mood for it for sure!

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    1. Hi, Katrin! It is hard to think sweaters and boots and snuggly blankets when I am still wearing flip-flops and stealing away to the beach. New England summers are short and I try to squeeze every bit of life out of them but when that is finally relinquished in my mind I do enjoy autumn. Thanks for stopping by, today.

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  6. Jolena,
    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!
    I adore black, white and green in home decor, dear one!
    The use of Granny Smith Apples is quite clever!
    Your kitchen and dining room are gorgeous!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Aww, thank you, Pat! I am glad you could stop by.

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  7. Your decorations are lovely. I love the kitchen and the shelves. Very pretty.

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    1. Hi, Clearissa. Thank you for the kind words and spending some time with me.

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  8. Hi Last minute, I'm procrastination patty and I totally understand where your coming from. I try to keep up with all the beautiful blogs out there but I don't know how they do it.

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    1. I know, the pressure....ugh! Yet, here I am still chugging away but at least we are still in the race, right?

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  9. What a pretty home you have~ Love all the decorations for fall. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned to my Fall board & Shared on G+! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. Oh, thank you, Kim. Thanks for the party and for pinning and sharing and for just spending time with today.

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  10. I absolutely love ALL your fall touches! Using fruit and other things from nature always looks wonderful. You really created a warm and cozy atmosphere! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Thanks for hosting the party and for stopping by.

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  11. Kudos to you for doing the season as it comes. As a floral designer and and artist for years, I was always working ahead on the seasons. Christmas in July, hide the Easter Lilies at Christmas, and finding Thanksgiving anything the week of Thanksgiving was impossible. Your Fall is homey and delightful, do it as it comes. Sandi

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  12. That looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thanks for another great party and a place to share!

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  13. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! It is lovely!

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  14. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! It is lovely!

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  15. Wonderful job! Your kitchen looks smashing--lots of great autumn touches.

    Thank you for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy and thanks for visiting with me!

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  17. Your fall decor looks beautiful!! Love the green apples and artichoke!

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    1. Thanks, Keri. I am thankful for your visit! Have a great weekend!

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  18. With beautiful vignettes and pictures like these, you are well on your way to a huge blog audience. I've been blogging for six years and keeping ahead of the calendar holidays is still a challenge. You're doing great and thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

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    1. Hi, Sandra. Thank you for the encouragement and kind words. Sometimes I question what it is that I am doing and if this is ever going to be anything more than an outlet for my creative things that run around in my head. Thank you for co-hosting the party and allowing others to step out a bit.

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  19. Such lovely photographs of a lovely home! I am so impressed with all of your lovely Fall decor. I am so glad you stopped by at Celebrate Your Story and I am featuring this post on Monday evening! I had such a difficult time deciding which of your pretty images to feature! Happy Fall!

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Chloe! I am so excited to be a feature on your blog! I am flattered that the decision was a hard one for you. My photography skills are remedial, at best so I am thrilled at your comment. Thanks for hosting the party! Have a great weekend!

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  20. Your home is lovely. You have created so many pretty vignettes around your home. Your blog is growing and I see many comments. Truly a lovely space to visit. Thank ypou for sharing your talents at DI&DI. P.S. I would love the background and just stick to a white background. It will make your blog pop!

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    1. Hi, Linda! Thanks for visiting with me and for co-hosting a lovely party! Thank you especially for the advice about my blog. I will play around with the templates for my blog. Your encouragement was a sweet blessing today.

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  21. Your fall touches look lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy and thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I actually love a lighter touch for Fall and found your decor perfect. I start decorating in August, but only because the hot Texas summers are so long I start yearning for Fall right after the 4th of July.

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    1. Hey, Sugar! Thanks for visiting with me this evening. I popped over to your blog and I gotta say I am a little "smitten" with your Home.ol.o.gy store, too.

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  23. I saw you featured on Make Pretty Monday and hopped over. What a beautiful job you have done. Everything is so soft and gorgeous. Love your kitchen blackboard and tiered tray. I am going to start following. Hope you stop over and take a look and follow back.

    Cindy

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    1. Hi, Cindy. Thank you for the kind words and for the follow. I'll be right over.
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  24. Wow...so pretty and colorful! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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