Fall is a season of nesting. A time to bring the focus back inside after a season of outdoor activities. By changing up some arrangements and accessories, the house is transformed to a new season. In the Autumn arranging around the house, I love using warm earth tone elements brimmed with textural character. Here’s what I did on the built in buffet…
I’ve shared a few posts of the dining room in 100 year old house, and this buffet is one of my favorite features of the room. It’s for sure one of the focal points from the front entry door, (in fact a dead on shot straight from the front door) so I feel the display needs to be eye-catching and welcoming.
Using mostly things around the house, even dried hydrangeas from last year, and adding some wonderfully textured and boldly colored gourds I found at a farm stand a few days ago, the display came together rather quickly, sporting lots and lots of texture and just enough accent of golden orange to speak volumes announcing the Fall season, but not so much that it overwhelms me after the first day of looking at it.
The silver pieces came from an estate sale we went to out in Maine last year. They’re large enough to not wind up looking too small and busy on this rather large buffet shelf. I’ve changed up what the champagne bucket holds, season to season, from orchids, to now, pheasant feathers. A couple of hunting friends were kind enough to give me some after pheasant season. I’ve kept them for years now, they hold up really well. (except for the one that fell on the floor unnoticed by me, but not by our dog, Chester, who had a lot of fun chewing it up! Kinda funny too, because he’s really never been a “chewer’ except for cardboard jigsaw pieces, crayons, gum and feathers apparently. He’s a little goofball, but he’s cute!)
And then there’s these lanterns… I think I’ve had them for at least 6 or 7 years… Can’t remember for sure, but I think I got them from World Market… they’re so versatile, I’ve used them all over. I love the texture they bring into an arrangement. The candle holders are actually clear glass, but since I put in a little battery operated tealight candle in them, and didn’t want that to show, I just cut and taped a plain white piece of paper into a tube shape to simply line inside the clear glass. It’s a super simple easy fix. It looks like a white pillar candle, or frosted glass, and it still lets the faux candlelight glow through.
The basket of hydrangeas on the left is from the Peegee hydrangea tree from last year’s blooms. It produces huge green tinged with dusty pink blooms.
To balance the golden orange of the gourds on the right, I added a vintage fruit plate on the left.
Happy Fall everyone!
Hope you had a great summer and are enjoying bringing a little of nature’s bounty into your home too!
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