Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Keeping Fall in my Heart


As I work hard to create many Christmas arrangements for my show next week, I continue to love the reminders of Fall.

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My home is filling up with red berries, evergreen garlands and other signs of Christmas but there is nothing that gives me a more comforting contentment than the browns, oranges and deep reds of autumn.




I found a pair of these mugs just to enjoy for the month of November.

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Pretty plates and bronzed pumpkins speak of late autumn before winter really sets in.

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A little glitz is appreciated during November as well, don’t you think?

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And lastly, one of my favorite bowls I purchased at Nell Hills a few years back. 

It seems fallish right now, however I do enjoy it year round.

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Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a dish lover’s dream.  You will find gorgeous dishes and tablescapes.


Tablescape Thursday


And now back to Christmas for me!!  :-{ 

                                          Thanks for stopping by,



bj said...

Everything is looking so pretty.
I don't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving so I haven't started bringing down things from the attic as yet. Looking forward to it, tho.
xo bj

southerninspiration said...

Pretty Miss show us some of those Christmas arrangements you are making! ;)


From the Old InkWell said...

Very pretty! I have the same pilgrim salt and pepper. I just adore them like they were part of the family. :)

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very pretty. I am getting ready to start the Thanksgiving table and then on to Christmas.


Love the Decor! said...

Very beautiful!!
I love that Nell hills bowl!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your mug and dishes! I think I like the simplicity of a lot of the tables I'm seeing for Thanksgiving since Christmas always has so much more going on. It's nice to have that lull before the storm!

Anonymous said...

Everything is pretty and I love that Nell Hill bowl. Hope you enjoy the afternoon.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your fall/Thanksgiving deco. I especially like the mug. Have a good day.

Jane said...

I really like the colors of fall as well. Everything looks so ready for Thanksgiving! Do you live close to Nell Hill's. I grew up in Atchison so I get to that store often.

Martha said...

Simply beautiful. Love the pheasant and love that bowl. Nell Hills . . . hmmmm . . . your middle America must be close to my part of the prairie!

It's my FAVORITE retail store!

Lovely, simply, lovely.

stitching under oaks said...

love all your lovelies! enjoy creating Christmas!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great the pheasant.

Jane said...

Lovely! That pheasant is beautiful!

Jane (artfully graced)

Paula@SweetPea said...

I am in love with your turkey mugs and turkey plates. You know that I have a turkey fetish, don't you? I would snap those mugs up in a heart beat if I saw them in a store around here.

Good luck with your Christmas show preparations. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for this year.

Anonymous said...

Morning Donna! Oh I love that pheasant!!!! and how lucky you are to have been able to purchase something at Nell Hills!(or was it an on-line purchase?) Anyway I love the bowl no matter what season. I read your previous post and I agree it is very difficult to get into the spirit of Christmas decorating but I know you'll manage!lol Looking forward to your arrangements and I must go back to Michaels now for one of those giant cornucopia's I saw there! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh everything looks just gorgeous. I love the pretty apothecary jars and cloch that you used for the centerpieces. I hope you will join us for the "Holiday Cloche Party" on Dec. 4th. You can find all the details on my sidebar. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Very pretty!

marmielu said...

Everything looks pretty!
Mary Lou

Unknown said...

I'm glad you got the little matching mugs to your turkey dishes.... I kind of wish I had gone ahead and gotten them when I saw them..... :( A pretty fall collection!


nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I love that pheasant! and the bowl and the cup and and and!!

nannykim said...

Hi , again--just to let you know that the wedding video on my nannykim blog was of my good friend's daughter. The dad has written quite a few historical books and he is a civil war buff. He and she also danced to Dixie which was very appropriate!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving your sweet comments!!!

I am loveing your fallishness...everything is so beautiful...the pheasant is gorgeous!!!

I can't wait to see your Christmans arrangements...I am sure they are stunning!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!


Blue Creek Home said...

Lovely fall things - really love the pheasant and the black and white bowl.
It seems as though we rush Christmas more and more each here. BUT, if we want the season to last a long time, we have to start early right!! When it's over, it's over for me. I start taking down decorations the day after Christmas!

Thanks for coming by. Come back later tonight and check out the grand opening and give-away.