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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Dining Room Dressed For Fall



I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday afternoon! The sun is shining here and it's a beautiful day. I finally went out and pulled some weeds! I haven't been to good about that lately =0 too busy decorating! I wanted to show you my fallish dining room...and I didn't even have to change the dishes in the cabinet! Woohoo! They stay in there all year around except for Christmas. No, we have never even eaten off of them...as my hubby says "What good are they?" lol...


Ok, I know what you are thinking already...this room needs a rug! Yes it does and that will be my next big purchase. Just haven't found anything I love yet that's not too expensive. I'm sure I will find one someday...


As you probably know, I made the arrangement on the table. First, I made it low, but it just didn't look right to me, besides the candle holders were way too tall and I didn't want to have to go buy anymore. Also, I think I'm just used to something big and tall there.


Here it is at dusk with the candles lit. (I added this pic after I had already done this post so it won't click to enlarge)



I used all kinds of fall berries, flowers, sticks and wheat in the arrangement and added beaded pumpkins down the center of the table.


When I put the candles on the candle holders they looked too plain, so I dressed them up with some ribbon and metal bird pieces that I happen to already have! I also added some fall leaves, greenery and berries around the base of the candles.


I had to have a tassel, so I made myself one using fall ribbons. I have a scarecrow tassel that I am using in the kitchen.





I dressed up this floor candleholder with the same ribbon I used on the tassel, a sunflower and greenery.



Here are the dishes that have never been used...lol. They sure do look purdy!!



The table runner came from T.J. Maxx. I love it! I brought home three before I finally found this one!



Well, that's the dining room all dressed up for fall! For a tour of the living room click here.
Have a great weekend!!
I'm joining BTNOP for Met Monday






27 comments:

L said...

It all is so pretty, Kristen! I like how you dressed the candles up too.
have a great weekend~ Lu

Karan said...

Very pretty. A
nd I love the dishes. I love doing different dishes for different seasons and just this afternoon stopped into the local Dollar Tree. They had some that were just so pretty with fall leaves. Matching mugs and glasses. I do believe that come Wednesday when I go to town. I may just add those fall ones to my cupboard.Figure I can get by with just service for 4 now we have nop one at home.

Karan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those dishes do go so well, Kristen! I absolutely love that floral arrangement on your table and how you added some bits to the candle holders.

Kimberly said...

Love that arrangement. So pretty.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kristin, Your dining room and the centerpiece are beautiful! Love the curtains too.
xo,
Sherry

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Simply beautiful! You are a girl after my heart with your lovely flower arrangement. LOL I totally understand making something floral and then adding to it to make it bigger, taller, more, etc. Thats why I love maiming florals. I love all your small details and touches, like the florals at the base of the candles, etc. I laugh at your husband...mine says the same about most of my dishes too. Of course when I say he has tools he has never used - well thats different. haha Blessings, Barb

Theresa said...

Your arrangement is beautiful as always! :)

Marianne said...

Oh so pretty Kristen. The colors in your home are just gorgeous and your table arrangement is beautiful.
Marianne :)

Liz said...

Kristen~
Your Fall arrangement is absolutely breathtaking in every way. I love your table runner and the pumpkins. The china cabinet looks so festive and I adore the plates and the color of them. I always enjoy your posts, thank you!

Have a great weekend! XO ~Liz

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Everything is sooooo gorgeous Kristen! I adore the way you tie everything together...like there was actually a plan;)! It creates such a beautiful flow from one room to the next...STUNNING! You are so talented...it never ceases to amaze me!

I have been peeking around at some of your previous posts amd it all is just YUMMY!

Thanks for sharing sweet girl!
Cathy

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Stunning flower arrangement! And I love how you embellished the candles! Beautiful tablescape! :)

Bobbi Jo said...

It is just gorgeous. Love all the special touches. Very elegant yet comfortable. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Becca said...

Drooling! This is one beautiful, classy, elegant and stunning dining room dressed for Fall! I absolutely love it, Kristen! Your arrangement is awesome ... so full and the perfect centerpiece. Love the plates, too! xo

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Very nice! I especially love that table runner. Have a great weekend!

iSavortheWeekend said...

You've got it going girl!! It's so warm and inviting. I absolutely love the FALL dishes and cups in the hutch, beautiful!!

Toni said...

Love your arrangement - bigger is better. The tassles are georgous. And your dishes are so pretty - but, what are you saving them for - enjoy them.:)

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen this truly looks amazing! I love what you did to the candles.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Kristin, I love your dining room and the chairs are great, love it as it is, you don't need a rug, it makes it look so fresh and pretty without it! Your centerpiece fall arrangement is gorgeous! Have a fun weekend. FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, the table, arrangement and candlesticks all look fabulous! You have a real talent for arranging. Love the tassel too! Thanks for sharing this! Did you post your kitchen yet? Do you decorate it for Fall???? XO, Pinky

Farica said...

Simply stunning!! I LOVE the beaded pumpkins!! Where on earth did you find those? I would buy tons of them. GORGEOUS!! LOVE your arrangement and canldes, too!

Kathy :) said...

Kristen, great job !!! Love everything, those candles came out so nice....

Kathy :)

ps I found a new blog I think you'll enjoy her house is beautiful !!! http://www.conspicuousstyle.com/

Sharing Shadymont said...

Kristen,

Your table decor is absolutely fabulous! You do such beautiful work. Love the runner!

Blessings,
Kathy

Robin said...

What a beautiful dining room and the arrangement is perfect (especially with the candlesticks). I have a thing for pineapples so I love those chairs. I like decorative plates for my china cabinets but I prefer to eat off of solid so yes, we need both! Why not!?

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Pretty...pretty:) The room looks gorgeous. Warm autumn colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your fall decor! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

The room looks really festive! Your home is so warm and inviting!
-Shelley

Allyson Pecilunas said...

It all looks gorgeous, Kristen! You are the best at making floral arrangements that one is SOOO pretty! I love it! I am working on staining a hutch from my mother in law. I cannot wait to have somewhere to display pretty seasonal dishes! :)

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