Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Sunday, October 11, 2009

From Spring to Fall


Thank you Susan for offering this time to show any projects ~~ big or small ~~ we may  be working on.  It always musters up a huge amount of inspiration for me to see what everyone is doing!  Today is Met Monday, so please pay Susan a visit at Between Naps on the Porch to get a dose of inspiration.

In the middle of our open floor plan sits a little nook.  (don’t you just love the term nook and cranny?)  Well I think this is referred to as a nook.  To take it a bit further I like to call it my Butler’s Pantry.


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 It sits around the corner from this wall where my tea cart sits…..just before you can take the steps to our lower level.




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Gee this looks different now with my……

Cajun Red Dining Room walls!  (this pic is a little too dark)

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With having so many dishes and STUFF, I enjoy changing these shelves out from time to time.

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This was my more springy/summery look

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And now I’ve changed it to more of an autumn look with my brown transferware, quail, silver pheasant s&p shakers,etc.

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Now people, I KNOW it’s not really a Butler’s Pantry.

~~~~~~ But doesn’t Butler’s Pantry have a nicer ring to it than cupboard or cabinet and even Nook?  :)

It’s hard to photograph so I’ve opened the glass doors, but there is still a reflection.

I’ve thought about adding mirrors in here to make the items show up better.  In the meantime, I’ve propped one to the right hand side.

Can you see it?

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Here is my Butler’s Pantry during my fall show complete with price tags dangling

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I do hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a little fun I’ve had recently with moving my dishes from here to there and one day they’ll be back again, only in a different place, no doubt!


Thanks for stopping by 47th Street!



Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Oh, I love your little butler's pantry! Love how you dress it up for the different times of the season.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love the term butlers pantry better too. Everything looks just wonderful. I love all of your pretty fall items. Everything looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Martha said...

I think it's a wonderful butler's pantry and I would call it that too!

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

I like butler's pantry, it fits! Nice seasonal change over! :) It looks so nice. I did see the mirror and I like the idea to put mirrors in the back!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Gosh you have so many beautiful things, those platters in the cabinet is wonderful and the quail, as you all know I am lovin them this year, they are just the most (in thing)...I am a new follower and I will return ..come visit

Anonymous said...

I love the butler's pantry decorated for Fall; you have such pretty items to display and such a knack for placing them just right. I do love the addition of the mirror.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your fall butler's pantry look is divine! I love your transferware and pheasants. You really have a knack for display.

Nancy said...

It's beautiful Donna.

Deanna said...

Dear Donna,
It is a pleasure to stop by and see what you're decorating.
What a nice piece of furniture to display your pretties.

So glad you came by my blog and said we're neighbors. Are you in Kansas as well?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, yes, Butler's Pantry sounds so much fancier. :)

I love that you change out your display seasonally. I wish I was better about that! Your brown transferware is beautiful. :)

Michelle said...

Donna, your house is just gorgeous!!! It looks just like you!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I love that brown transferware (sp??)--love how it looks in your "Butler Pantry!"

Melissa Miller said...

I love it Donna! ~WOW! You are so lucky to have a nice butlers pantry like this built in. What a perfect place to decorate and display seasonal items. ~LOVELY!

Thank you for your super sweet visit tonight my friend. I always appreciate hearing from you.
You really made my night.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Tardevil said...

Very pretty. I love to change things out for the seasons like that too! Love your brown transferware. All of your photos were gorgeous!

Sue said...

Hello Donna, It is so nice to meet you. Your butlers pantry looks great. I love the brown transfer ware plates. I have those exotic bird salt and pepper shakers too, guess I better pull them out of storage for the season.

Grandma Honey said...

What a beautiful blog you have! Fun to see all the decorating. This is much better than HGTV.

Would you happen to remember how you got your comment column to appear to the side of your blog rather than at the bottom of it? It is so convenient this way because I can comment while still looking at your blog. But I have no idea how you did it. Would you mind emailing me at
I would so appreciate it. Thank you for commenting on my blog!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by to visit me, and leaving such a nice message! Your home is lovely, and I really enjoyed looking around on your blog at all your wonderful Fall decor!
I hope do hope we can get better aquainted!


Alicia said...

It's a cute little spot to display items. I love the way you change it with the seasons.