Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fall Makeover

 
November is quickly slipping away and I realized if I didn't do something quick, it would be time to decorate for Christmas and I would totally miss Thanksgiving.
I don't really have any special Thanksgiving decor except my turkey platter, but when I think of the month of November as a color ~ I think of browns and white ~ a perfect time to pull out my brown transferware.
 
 
I have two sets of brown transferware, one set is dark brown and the other set is a rusty brown.  They are mostly odds and ends pieces, so I don't use them for everyday use, but they mix and match well and dress up the hutch nicely.  They remind me of the barren trees outside against the gray, cloudy skies.
 
 
I used a mish-mash of items from cotton plants to dried pussy willow branches leftover from spring.  This lovely combination is a beer pot dug from the Victorian dumps of England and dried alium seed heads.
 
 
My volunteer gourds always look delightful in an old bird nest.
 
 
Vintage chippy embellishments always have a way of fitting in perfectly.
 
 
And the center piece of the hutch is my turkey platter, a thrift store find 
from a couple years ago. 
 
 
To me, Thanksgiving is the quiet time between the glory of fall's spendor and the busyness of the Christmas season.  It is a time where I like to slow down, reflect, and give thanks for all God's goodness and blessings.


Linking with

Common Ground for Be Inspired
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French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
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The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

 

18 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh friend! Your hutch about knocked me off the couch! I am serious! It is stunning with all of your branches and your color tones are spot on! The hutch really evokes a feeling of warmth! Well done!!!!

betty p said...

I love the hutch vignette, it's stunning. I am visiting from Feathered Nest Friday and just became your newest follower. I invite you to follow me back at maddiebellahome.blogspot.com . I look forward to visiting your blog again.

Betty (maddiebellahome)

Kathy Moreland said...

So beautiful! I love the items you chose. The platter and the green candles look lovely. You did a fabulous job!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Cindy, you did it and your hutch looks absolutely wonderful!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I, too, had to hurry up and re-do our china cabinet...and just posted it, so I thought I'd stop by and see yours. Lovely textures that you incorporated. We must be of like minds, because mine is also done in browns and whites! I hope you'll stop by.~Zuni

Poppy said...

Hi Cindy,

All the beautiful and natural touches that sit quietly among your pretty porcelain accessories, remind one of the serenity of November, before the scurrying about that December brings. Enjoy the glow of your vignette and calmness of these days.

Poppy

Judy Hartman said...

I agree with you about the quiet and blessings of Thanksgiving. Your hutch is so lovely and yet so simple - very inspiring! I too have brown ware from my great grandmother and I think I may try to follow your example! Beautiful decorating!

Julia said...

Que bonito te quedo, ya estamos casi en Navidad, feliz navidad.November is quickly slipping away and I realized if I didn't do something quick, it would be time to decorate for Christmas and I would totally miss Thanksgiving.
I don't really have any special Thanksgiving decor except my turkey platter, but when I think of the month of November as a color ~ I think of browns and white ~ a perfect time to pull out my brown transferware.

Julia said...

No se que paso con el comentario pero repito preciosa la combinacion marron i blanco.Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Felicidades por tu bloc ha sido todo un regalo el visitarlo, espero que visites el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
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Linda@arichtapestry said...

Your post is so refeshing as it celebrates the quiet quality of November days so beautifully and reminds us of the need to slow down and give thanks before rushing on into Christmas preparations. Your pot of dried seed heads, the brown transferware plates, the candles and platter are just perfect for Thanksgiving. I hope you have a peaceful weekend, Cindy.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How lucky to find such a wonderful platter! I love all these tones and colors so much. I could easily live with your hutch exactly like it is. I love all the natural elements. Happy Thanksgiving! It has that wonderful pause that I love too.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I love your description of Autumn and Thanksgiving. Perfectly put and your hutch arrangement is beautiful. Brown transferware fits right in with the sights and colors of the season..Happy Weekend..Judy

Christine Graves said...

What beautiful hutch decoration...I love your use of browns and white. Its simple, classic and elegant :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Your hutch is beautiful. I love how mixed such lovely elements.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful! Love your hutch, the gourds, everything.

Debra Oliver said...

this is gorgeous, love the mix of old and new. I'll be featuring your post this week on Be Inspired. thanks for joining in!

Pat Cantwell said...

Custom Comforts,
Stunning Fall Hutch, dear one!!!
I adore all the natural elements from nature in your vignettes!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Beautiful mix of old and new. I like the candles in the silver tray. Thanks for sharing your beautiful hutch dressed for fall.

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