The Headmaster and I returned on Monday from Louisiana, where we attended my godson's wedding. It was a whirlwind trip!
I tried, really tried, to do some fall decorating, but didn't get very far. So...when we return AGAIN in a couple of weeks, I've got my work cut out for me! We'll be having an early Thanksgiving up here (WI) for the children here, and Thanksgiving down there (Louisiana) for family there. Are you keeping up with this? My head is spinning; in fact, I've awakened a couple of times recently not quite knowing where I was!
Here's what I have so far:
I literally threw some stuff up on the mantel, but am not happy with it, so I will be adding/subtracting. Here is the blank slate:
I added a piece of autumn leaf garland and a Royal Worchestershire Palissy plate (I love those designs). A couple of candlesticks are currently there as well, with some little sprigs of fall attached.
The table is kind of set, but I won't get to the centerpiece or finish until we get back. The table is covered with a drop cloth (as I don't have a table pad, I took two pieces of foam core board and duct taped them together; will also add additional for the leaves!), and my centerpiece will involve a galvanized tray and some tall glass vases which will be filled with colorful dried beans and nuts...maybe some twigs, greenery, fresh flowers, candles. Oops! There's the new mirror fresh from Kirkland's!
Chargers are from my favorite resale shop, Julie's; china will be Johnson Brothers' His Majesty.
I've had these cute white pumpkin soup tureens forever, but seldom use them;
I'll use faux antler knives and carving set, combined with Wallace Grand Baroque.
I took my favorite faux bittersweet and wound it through the chandelier.
The sideboard has a new mirror, and buffet lamps on each side. I took some old candle rings and slid them over the base of the lamps.
I have this wreath, and want to hang it in front, but the mirror sits almost flush against the wall. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can hang this?
Another smaller sideboard on one side of the fireplace also awaits finishing.
I did manage to do most of the shopping for the Thanksgiving dinner, so I can concentrate on the decorating, which will, of course, come down on December 1 so that the Christmas decor can go up! Head still spinning!!
I truly hope all had a great week, and please know that we are constantly thinking of and praying for all of those in the northeast. We know only too well your plight. Godspeed to all of you.
Sharing with some of these fine parties this week:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Coastal Charm
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.
Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage on a Dime
Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors