Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Harvest Colors at the Lake Home

We just returned today from the lake home. After I did a few house chores the other morning, I gathered a few items together for a fall tablescape.  Of course, it is sweltering hot here but it's nice and cool inside.  As I have shared before, many of the items here are old and belonged to my MIL.  She lived for many years on the same property where we now have a home.  The placemats, dishes, glasses, tray, vase, and stainless were hers. The flowers are new from the Dollar Tree ($4.00).  My hand just reached out and grabbed these of its own volition.  I thought I had a wreath here and had planned to "update" it, but I haven't found it.  Anyway, here is a photo of the table I set using what was available. 

  The rooster on the tray was a consignment find some months ago.  The Ball jar holds a piece of burlap that I stenciled with orange paint and some extra tea light candles.  The wooden pineapple begs for a coat of white, but I haven't done that yet.  The tray was a tarnished metal one that I spray painted a few months ago.  You've seen the hobnail vase on several occasions.

Don't these just scream fall??  

The dishes continue the browns and rust colors.  They are Cumberland Mayblossum.   The stainless is old, but I like the pattern. 

These glasses look vintage to me, and I'm fairly sure they are.  They have a leaf motif, and blend well with the other colors.

I removed everything on the hutch to polish it, and used the opportunity to purge some of the items, and change the look somewhat.  
I placed some blue enamel ware on top of the hutch, and added the corning ware with the blue roosters to the top as well.  
Notice the vintage green vinegar bottle.  The shelf with the large plate holds an old flour sifter, a pie dish, a jar of tarnished silverware, and a marble rolling pin.

I gathered two more rolling pins, an old potato masher, and some old funnels together in this basket and placed them beside the bowls.

 I like the Baking/Cooking theme I have created in the hutch. 

Here you can see the kitchen step stool I rescued from an outdoor building we were giving to a neighbor.  My MIL used it for years.  It got a couple coats of Heirloom White.  Just a simple setting, but so colorful!!

Have you started your Fall decorating?  I think I'm trying to rush in the cool weather.   Needless to say, I haven't started Autumn decorating at the mountain home yet...maybe in a couple of weeks. 

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