I finally got around to removing my summer decorations from the hutch. I loved them so much, I could hardly bare to pack them away until next summer. But ~ fall is here ~ and it was time to move on.
I'll start with some fall dishes I found last summer at a yard sale. I think the whole set was only $12.50 and they are just perfect for this time of year.
Then I found these sweet little ramekins at Goodwill that match almost perfectly.
Taking center stage on the hutch is this beautiful turkey platter that I found at a thrift store for only $10. It has a lady's signature on the front, so I think it was made by this very talented lady.
These next items were found at the September Springfield Flea Extravaganza. They are pieces of pottery from the early 1800's that were dug up at the Victorian Dump in England and brought back here to sell. The vendor had dozens of pieces of pottery that he had personally dug up, wrapped in newspaper (dirt and all), brought to the states, and then cleaned up for resale. Pits and pieces of long ago, each one beautiful and oozing history. This first piece is a ginger beer container. I love the cracks on the side and it's earthy warm colors.
The next few pictures are lids with no bottoms, but each has its own personality and unique beauty.
Then off in a corner of the hutch is my lovely fall pitcher and mini pumpkin snuggled in an abandoned bird nest.
On the top shelf is my trio of clay pumpkins on a tiny bale of hay sporting happy Halloween smiles.
A few weeks ago, my brother installed my favorite chandelier over the dining room table. It previously was just hanging on the screened porch, but it was far to pretty to hang outside where it is not seen or used during the winter. Now I can enjoy it year round and it gives me so much more light than my previous light fixture.
All in all ~ I think I've got it covered for fall, Halloween,
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.