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September 23, 2015

Welcoming Fall Into My Kitchen Dining Nook

Happy First Day of Fall Everyone!!

I found a new little table to go under the plate.  I felt it needed something below it.  I added a doily (Heritage Lace) to soften the black.  I stuffed the bowl with filler and laid some faux corn cobs with husks in a circle like a wreath and set real miniature pumpkins on top.  The coppery looking glass candle votives were from Pier 1 a few years ago.

I also brought in an Étagère I ordered from Ballard's.  I decided I wanted something tall in this corner and this seemed to fit the bill.  There was a sale that influenced my decision to order but it took a while to come because the color I chose was back ordered. 

It took me a bit of fussing with what to put on the shelves.  I started at the top with some white ceramic pumpkins and a couple of leafy branches tucked in with them. 

I layered two sets of plates in this little chicken wire crate (Michael's) the sunflower pitcher has been with me a good while.

 I've been reusing this copper metal pumpkin for a long time.  The owl votive holder is new from Pier 1.  The little wire mesh candle votives came from Pottery Barn several years ago.  I layered a silk sunflower between the wire and glass for a tablescape and kept them that way.

 Some table accessories

I layered in some faux pumpkins and gourds into the metal bucket I found early this summer at our Hallmark store.  It's made to look old and is fairly lightweight.

I've been trying to keep some white mixed in so it's not all oranges.

The gourd shaped pitcher was new find from T.J.'s along with the pumpkin plates.
The pitcher is by Fitz and Floyd. What a deal too- about 1/3 the price of buying it on sale elsewhere!

I relocated the white pumpkin that was on the formal dining as seen in a previous "post" table to here.  I want something easily removed as well as not too tall to see each other across the table.  

Welcoming Fall into my Kitchen Dining Nook

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  1. I love your étagère and fluff...but that bucket is exceptional! So pretty with its gourds, etc.

  2. Looks great, Liz! Oh, you have so many lovely fallen things. Congrats on your new little table! Almost time for sweaters.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Hi Liz, your kitchen is magazine worthy. Love all your fall touches and your table addition under the plate rack is perfect. Love the corner tiered etagere. You've decorated it beautifully! Happy First Day off Fall!

  4. Liz,
    Gorgeous Kitchen Dining Nook, dear friend!!!
    Adorable black table beneath your wall shelf!!!
    The Indian Corn wreath with the miniature pumpkins is spectacular!!!
    I adore the etagere in the corner!!!
    The height balances with your shelf!!
    The plates, pitchers, pumpkins, napkins and decor accessories speak welcoming of Autumn, indeed!!!

  5. Very nice....should be great all the way through Thanksgiving.

  6. I think the whites are the perfect touch to alleviate the all orange, and your metallics are wonderful too. I especially love the vignette on the new table. That white container just makes the whole vignette pop. I always love using the mini pumpkins and they just last and last. Beautiful job on fall decor.

  7. Lovely new table Liz. it reminds me of my black cart. The vignette is so pretty on top and you brought in so much fall by adding the etagere. You have quite a few pumpkins. Love the metallic! I agree bringing in white is so elegant.

  8. Wow, that all really perked up your dining area!!! What's not to love??? The large bucket on the bottom shelf stole the show for me!!! Love the corner shelf and the new table.....just right for those spots. And of course, I still lust over the plate rack........happy Fall.......xoxo

  9. You have a beautiful home and have displayed everything to perfection. The colors are warm and welcoming. Love all your detailed touches. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Liz, it all looks fabulous! I love the use of the corn husks. I put some pumpkins in old coal buckets on each side of my porch and I was wishing I had husks to tuck around them. The étagère fits perfectly there and you dressed it up wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Your touches of fall are beautiful and I love the addition of your etagere, so handsome and the perfect fit!

  12. Everything looks so pretty, Liz! I love all of your pretty Fall dishes, too!

  13. You found the perfect item for that corner with the étagère and I love that it is black and coordinates with the wall shelf unit beside it. You have decorated all the areas wonderfully! So many terrific pieces and interestingly displayed - a stack of woven chargers/placemats is a fantastic idea!

  14. It looks wonderful, Liz! You have your room looking so festive and fallish!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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