Sunday, September 13, 2009

Some autumn decorating

Yesterday as I was cleaning my house, I decided to put away the summer accents and get out some of the autumn ones (no jack-o-lanterns just yet). Over the past 6 years (that's how long we have lived in this house), I have been collecting items from thrift stores or after season sales, and then I use them to decorate the house. Dan was watching sports on tv yesterday afternoon as I was putting things out and he laughed and said that this was my way of "moving furniture" without actually moving furniture (I love the move furniture around and he hates it).
I created this candle arrangement for my coffeetable. Even the apples and pears are candles.
A view of our dining room (this table is my pride and joy - I ordered it and 6 chairs from Pottery Barn after the hurricanes in 2004. Our dining room ceiling fell in and all the wet insulation ruined the old table and chairs that we had so it actually worked out to be quite cost effective just to get a new set as to recover the chairs and refinish the table would cost so much.) As you can see, I have bookcases in the dining room - actually I have bookcases in every room in the house except for the bathrooms. When we redid the kitchen after the hurricanes and got all new cabinetry, I ordered a bookshelf for the end of the cabinets - I keep some of my cookbooks there.
I need to get busy and finish some projects - sort of going through a lethargic period right now. There are several challenges I hope to complete and a painting I need to finish, and I do have a tutorial that went up on the Year of Color blog yesterday. Also be sure to get your favorite food layout in to the Favorite things blog and check it on Tuesday to see which layout won and what the new challenge is!!!!!!!
Hope you have a great Sunday and coming week!


jacque4u2c said...

Great Autumn collections! I love that dinning room!!!!

Marit said...

Love your decorations Chris! Just stopping by to say hello, hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Hanneke said...

Wow Chris I love your candle arangement!!! And I loooooove your diningroom table! can't wait to see all the creations your working on!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said... least hubby can't trip over candles right?? :) Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the decorations and YAY for the tutorial! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

♥ the redecorating.... but don't even THINK about moving the furniture, ok? LOL! :-)

Oh... I STILL laugh just thinking about that story!

Aimee said...

ooh, you're getting me in the spirit!

craftysprinkles said...

Hi from a fellow Harlee Quinnz DT member. Absolutely beautiful arrangements.

Jeanet said...

Wow..Chris...looks totally beautiful!LOve your way of decorating...that paintings are wonderful!