Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Antlers, gourds and more!

Hi everyone!! I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather wherever you are. It is especially wonderful here in western NC as the leaves are really starting to come to life.

I wanted to share some fall decor on my dining table. I have been inspired by Kim at Savvy Southern Style to bring out some antlers and use more creamy colors. I'm not sure what happened, but something clicked for me and although I always love dark, warm color especially for Fall, I put together this lighter tabletop and I am loving it.



One thing that I think makes this whole thing work, are the drop cloth window treatments I "borrowed" from Kim's sister, Kelly, at The Essence of Home. I love the texture of these and how the light streams through. I did not bleach these because I wanted more of the natural color.


The runner is a very simple one I made from matelasse fabric I had. I actually made three of them and have one on the piano, and one on the buffet.


I used a silver tray filled with gourds, pumpkins and antlers. I could have done all white, but I have to have a little color!






I filled my Poole "Lancaster Rose" silver wine bucket with more weeds and assorted greenery from outside.






I've mentioned it before, but this is the table I made from wormy chestnut boards that came off my great grandmother's guest house here. I designed the base and had a local craftsman make it for me. The inspiration was from an old issue of Country Living Magazine. I do love this table, and it is so special to me not only because I made it but because of the connection to my family.


We have used different variations of chairs from ladder backs, to a bench, to parson's chairs, and now the Duncan Phyfe, which I love. I do think drop cloth slip covers would be fabulous on the leather parson's chairs as an option.





I hope you are not in shock seeing me using creamy whites and silver for Autumn! I really love this look and actually have a tablescape I'll be showing soon with Noritake "Condoro" in this setting.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for joining us on facebook and following my music blog! You all are the greatest people out here:-)

I'll be joining:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Through Life  for Tabletop Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Have a wonderful weekend!!






Anita

31 comments:

  1. Always beautiful! I like the little pop of color, too. I love rich warm colors, especially this time of year. I know I have commented before on your table, it is truly one of a kind. xo

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  2. GORGEOUS Anita!! I love your silver pieces! Martina

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  3. That is just absolute beautiful perfection!

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  4. Nothing better than silver, antlers and texture. Looks great and love your table. Thanks for the reference to me and my sister. I bet the leaves are looking grand there.

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  5. Hi Anita! Everything is looking fabulous! Kim and her sis are very inspiring! You did great at incorporating those elements in your lovely home.

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  6. It looks so beautiful Anita! I love the textures and colors along with the silver. Your table is a beautiful keepsake for sure! Blessings, Pamela

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  7. It must be gorgeous right now in your neck of the woods, Anita! I do love your table like this. I am SUCH a color person it is HARD for me to do white or cream. It looks so pretty though and I love the pops of color in the gourds. Where did you get your antlers??? I have been wanting some but they are expensive to buy. XO, Pinky

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  8. Just elegant and gorgeous Anita. I love cream tones and silver. The wood table is also a star!The green dishes peaking out from your curio are so pretty too. Looking forward to your table top you have planned. Best wishes and thank you for sharing your Harvest home!!!The October light is my favorite.

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  9. Simply gorgeous -- love the natural elements with your silver :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  10. Gorgeous! Wow, what a tablescape and that table is beautiful without the story but the connection just makes it all the more special. Understated elegance at its finest. Patty

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  11. It all looks so pretty!! I love your table & the memories you have of it. It is so special!!

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  12. Your table looks just beautiful, Anita! I love the silver with the gorgeous runner. Wow...you are talented!! The light colors are elegant but festive. Very well done! Hope you are enjoying your weekend pretty lady!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Everything is just beautiful. Your centerpiece is gorgeous, and I love the table, runner and drapes. Just lovely.
    Cindy

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  14. Anita, what a great tablescape!! The use of the lighter colors still works wonderfully with your decor! Love the drapes and the great variety of textures! Beautifully done!

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  15. Anita, I really love this tablescape and now I really wish I could get my hands on some antlers too! Everything looks wonderful.

    I have posted a pink post to honour a very dear friend of mine who passed away this week from breast cancer. This October's pink ribbon campaign is now even more important and poignant than ever before. I hope you will come visit.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  16. Gorgeous!! The matelasse runner looks wonderful on your table and of course, I love your silver pieces and the antlers,wild flowers and weeds. To me, nothing is more beautiful than a rustic/casual arrangement in a 'formal' silver piece. Perfect!

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  17. This is very special, Anita! Your taste level, sensitivity, and innate artistry show in everything you do. I always love hearing how you weave family history into your stunning tablescapes.

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  18. Beautiful, elegant, and so lovely. The table is spectacular...as is everything that you have done.(-:

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  19. GORGEOUS table scape and the table is beautiful, love the story behind it.

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  20. Beautiful table....love the centerpiece with the wildflowers and gourds, and the runner is beautiful!

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  21. I always like the way you dress your table...you have a knack for it :)

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  22. It is just as beautiful as can be! I am currently considering how to dress my new dining room table, and if I could figure out how to move a photo from a blog to pinterest, I would be pinning this for inspiration.

    It's so hard to be so inept.

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  23. Your table is wonderful. So beautiful with special meaning behind it. So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  24. Love the tablescape and the table! You have given me an idea. I have a beautiful old matelasse bedspread that has seen better days, I think I will cut it up and make a runner!

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  25. Oh my goodness how pretty! Love it! My husband would love for me to do that with the antlers. And...I have quite a few around this hunter's home!

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  26. This is so pretty Anita. I too, love the history of your table. What a unique and well loved piece. Your curtains and table runner are beautiful!

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  27. Anita,your dining room is so pretty and I love the table vignette. The runner is stunning, I love the fabric and using all the silver is fabulous. Love the champagne bucket filled with such a beautiful arrangement and the tray is so lovely with all the gourds. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  28. wow i still can't get over how gorg. your pics are! Love the festive decor!

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  29. Hi Anita!
    Oh it's been so long since I visited many of my blog friends! I am listening to your beautiful song in your sidebar and already stopped over to your facebook page to follow along!
    How exciting and beautiful!

    I thought of you tonight as I put my rooster dishes in my new cabinets. They have been on top of my stereo cabinet for weeks now awaiting a real home :o)
    I sent you a private message on Far Above Rubies facebook page so that you can take a peek and see what's been going on!
    Enjoy the journey of your music ~ it is a wonderful sound unto the Lord ♫
    ~Maria

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  30. Oh my goodness, Anita... I posted a comment {above} from my husband's google account! heehee!

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  31. Your table is so beautiful and I love your design! Very striking. What a treasure your table is. Your runner is quite elegant too. Great arrangement in the silver ice bucket.

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