August 24, 2017

Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


It is nearing the end of summer and time to think about Fall decorating.

I am slightly sad that summer is coming to a close, but, I am also looking forward to autumn.  It is one of the most beautiful times of the year.



Set the Table - Autumn in he Breakfast Nook


Since most of the pumpkins are still in the fields, I decided to start in the kitchen with some painted faux pumpkins.


Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


We painted these pumpkins last year.


Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


They were the typical dollar store pumpkins in varying sizes.  We painted them with two coats of chalk paint and then waxed them with a tinted liquid wax that we painted on and let set-up for a few minutes.
Next, we buffed them with a soft cloth leaving some of the wax in the cracks and crevices.


Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook

The plastic stems were replaced with dried pumpkin stems that we had from the previous year.

I pop off the pumpkin stems each year and leave them where they can dry out completely.



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


The bottom plate in the stack is from Pier 1 Imports.  The Cinnamon-coloured plates are from Bombay a few years ago and the salad plate is Coastline. 



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



 Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


The amber-coloured glasses are from the thrift store.



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


The orange-handled knives and the jug are old and I think both came from England.



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook

Instructions on how to make the Linen napkins and table runner can be found in an earlier post 



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


I like using this old table in the kitchen.  It is sort of rustic and has a few dings here and there.


Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook




Set the Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook


We used faux bittersweet to add a bit of colour on the pumpkins.




Set The Table - Autumn in the Breakfast Nook



Set The Table - Autumn in th Breakfast Nook


Autumn remains one of my favourite times of the year.

I like the cooler temperatures, sweaters, and warmer colours.



Thank you for stopping by.


This is an original Fair Meadow Place publication.





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12 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm Alycia. I'm a first time visitor to your blog following a 2-year absence from Tablescape Thursday. I blogged for 5 straight years and then took a health sabbatical. It's good to be back and find a goldmine of fresh faces and talent at TT! I am not quite ready for fall (because that means winter is a stone's throw away!), but I do love seeing the pretty settings popping up. Yours is no exception! Great score on the thrift store glasses!! Really great job on painting the pumpkins, too. I'm not a person who is comfortable with paint, so I appreciate seeing what others do with it. I see in your bio that you and your partner own a couple of properties. Lots of work, but surely rewarding on its own. Kudos to your daughter for being your cheerleader, too! Nice to "meet" you. Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Hello Alycia. It is so nice to meet you. Does this mean you will be a regular on TT again? I would love to see some of your work. Thank you for your wonderful comments and encouraging words. All the best to you.

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  2. Everything here is so very beautiful. I'm not ready for fall but I have a feeling I'll be returning to this post. I love the white pumpkins. I think I'm in the mood for painting some pumpkins in the near future here! These are inspiring -- love that you were specific with the directions.

    I may not be ready for fall or winter but I do love those rich browns, rusts and golds. I suspect those will be making an appearance in my house within a few weeks.

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    1. I can't believe I am getting ready for fall, Jeanie. In Blogland the change of seasons seem to start early. I do love those rich fall colours that last until winter and then I am ready to see some lighter and brighter colour.

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  3. So very pretty! I love the painted pumpkins! I am using painted pumpkins and bittersweet in my decor somewhere this year, I won't know exactly where until I start decorating and inspiration hits. Tomorrow is Sept. 1 and I am ready to get going!

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    1. Amber, I hope your Fall decorating is going well. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Hi Barbara,
    Your fall table setting is so very pretty. Love that you replaced the pumpkin stems with real ones onto the faux pumpkins - the white paint is pretty too!
    Catherine
    p.s. My mother's name was Barbara! :)

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    1. Catherine, what can I say? Your mother has a good name. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Your table is beautiful. I love fall, it's my favorite time of year. I love how you reused the pumpkin stems. I'm going to preserve future stems for my faux pumpkins. Thanks for sharing, and I would love for you to join my Sunday's Best linkup. We're live and featuring fall posts.

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Rhonda. I don't always have an internet connection on the weekends. It is something we are working on out in the country and we hope to have the problem resolved soon. Hopefully, I can join you soon. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. I love everything here! Such a fabulous collection of neutral fall items. That orange-handled flatware really sends me!

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    1. Thank you, Pattie, for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

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