Hi everyone! Because the weather has been so gorgeous, I have been excited about decorating for Fall. However, the new color scheme has been challenging as I really wanted to go a different direction from the reds and golds from previous years. It dawned on me that the sky is "Carolina blue" in the fall, so I knew blue would be the accent.
But...knowing I had to use only what I had here was the challenge. I tried everything and didn't like any of it.
Then I stumbled on a couple photos on pinterest from the most wonderful blog called Craftberry Bush. Is this gorgeous or what?? I knew I could not do this one without a lot of effort, so I looked around some more.
Then I found her newest mantle and was inspired to use things I have around the house.
Remember all the old vinegar bottles I found here that belonged to my grandfather?? It never dawned on me to use them here. I also hit the jackpot yesterday when I found two blue canning jars in my grandparent's cellar. I placed them in the canning basket my mom gave me. Then I just added more family treasures...
All these books belonged to my grandfather and the silver creamer and sugar were my grandmother's. I made some leaf tags out of burlap and music to tie onto the bottles.
I filled my grandmother's old colander with pumpkins and dried hydrangeas.
I made the bottle lamp last spring so I changed out the seashells for leaves, buckeyes, etc. I had already covered the lampshade with burlap so I cut out some leaves from old music and burlap to add for a little fall whimsy. The little tart pans were also my grandmother's. I used sheets of music over the matelasse runner.
Both sets of antlers were from deer my dad killed years ago.
The vintage print and buffet were passed down from a dear relative...
...as well as the bird prints.
So that is my fall buffet this year! I am so in love with this look. But the best thing is these are all things that I not only had here, but all belonged to my family.
If you have not been over to Craft Berry Bush, you need to go visit HERE. Wonderful ideas she has there.
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