Friday, November 1, 2013

Decorating With Old Wood Boxes and Thrifted Items

I don't think I've shown the side table in the dining room with its Fall decorations.  This table/cabinet is only about a foot in depth, so it is best to use narrow items on the top.  With that in mind, I brought out this old homemade wood box that I refurbished a good while back.  I painted it with ASCP, distressed it and mod podged some French labels on it.  It is filled with some plates I found at a consignment shop, a small urn with a stick pumpkin, a pear, and some greenery and paper leaves.





Here you can see how narrow this piece is.  These napkins ar favorites.  They were a consignment find, and are well worn, the way I like them.


This old yellow wood box sits on the other end of the table, and holds other fall items, including a fabric pumpkin I made last year.  I found this little crate/box at an antique mall for about $4.00 some time ago.

The colorful pitcher holding the flatware, was a Good Will find several years ago.  The apothecary jar holds gourds and fruit.


Notice the old wooden spatula stuck behind the plates. It belonged to my Mother, and she used it to smooth butter she made from churning milk.  She would put the butter in molds, and smooth it in then freeze it.  Once it froze, she would pop it out of the mold.  Her mold had a flower design in it, so all the butter had a design on the top.  She would keep it frozen until we needed it.  This old spatula was in a drawer of the bottom half of her Hoosier cabinet that I repainted a while ago.  I was so glad to find it.






I really wouldn't need to change this at all for it to transition into Thanksgiving, but I'll probably change it to include some turkeys.  You know I'll show you if I do!

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