Join me as I embrace and share 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.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Bottles

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. 

Gorgeous Fall mantle:) White pumpkins are so chic!

Then I found her newest mantle and was inspired to use things I have around the house. 

Fall Mantel 2012

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.

Anita

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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful Anita. The bottles and jars work well with your dried hydrangea, white pumpkins and pinecones.

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  2. You fall decorating is gorgeous Anita! I love the soft colors and all the beautiful textures.

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  3. How cute. I love those antlers. The whole thing looks very autumnal without throwing it in your face. Love it!

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  4. Hello and good afternoon Anita.
    I too am a fan of Craftberry Bush's blog!!!
    Luv, luv your Fall Buffet!! I am calling it 'rustic heirloom elegance' . :-)
    In the process of adding more Fall to my inside ( slowly adding until Oct 1st), the outside entry is a job for this weekend.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Cheers, Gee

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  5. this looks incredible...I love that you used all the items that have meaning...and the blue jars go so well with the painting...it looks so well thought out...thank you so much for sharing, It means so much to me to know that I inspired something so beautiful....thanks again and hope to talk to you soon...xo

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  6. amazingly beautiful Anita.. I know the folks to whom all those items are looking down and smiling to see such beauty made from memory pieces you now cherish.. I bet it FEELS wonderful too.. That sort of display always does..It gives off a soothing, loving vibe in a room.

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  7. So elegant! I love the items you grouped together. Just gorgeous!

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  8. Anita, this looks so beautiful. How wonderful to be able to use all these family treasures in your fall display. It looks like a magazine photo shoot! Pamela

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  9. You have an eye for decorating. I love to come to your blog and see what is in store for us to ooohhh and ahhhh about next. I'll be back for more swooning.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  10. Anita, just so serene, beautiful and loving. The blue bottles, tins and colander are wonderful. Putting leaves in the lamp was a great idea. Carolina Blue, gorgeous and I miss right now. The light changing this time of year, I look forward too also.Thank you for sharing all your home, memories and family stories, just love.

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  11. I love it all! The use of your family's heirlooms and antique kitchen items are so special here. This is a very out-of-the box vingette, and it looks great! I'm inspired!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  12. Beautiful family heirlooms, looks great. You do have some eye, Anita! Your grandparents must have been the sweetest, nicest folks. xo

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  13. What a great new look for fall. I thought of you the other day when my girls were watching Lucy (they love her). I did spy the dishware that she has, just like yours. Is it Franciscan? Happy fall. Joni

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  14. Everything is beautiful! And I love that you created the lovely fall vignette with family pieces! Very nice!

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  15. Anita, I love this! I'm enjoying the pops of blue for fall. You have so many great treasures to use; and I love how you incorporate them all. This is a great vignette!!

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  16. its gorgeous, i love craftberry bush is one of my favoriate blogs, it would be great if you get the chance if you came and linked this up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/09/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html

    thanks aimee xx

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  17. I love your vignette! The sheet music is such a cool idea to accent your pretty fall touches. Since blue is my favorite color I love it incorporated into fall. So creative!

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  18. Anita, it looks beautiful!!!! I LOVE that you have so many TREASURES from your family and can use them so beautifully. I am so ANTSY to get MOVING, it is killing me:) Our weather sure is cooling off now so that makes me want to decorate even more. XO, pinky

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  19. This looks great! The old bottles and canning basket are so pretty and rustic. New follower to your blog :)

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  20. My heart smiles when I see the love and care that you put into everything that you do. We share a love for family treasures, regardless of how insignificant they might have seemed to their original owners. Can't you just imagine your grandparents chuckling at your use of the old bottles and canning jars to create such a beautiful display? You have the touch, my friend, and I am so happy that the world is getting to see it!

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  21. I LOVE love love it!!!
    I love the antlers and the ball jars and hydrangeas so much. And the old silver...you nailed it! Happy Fall!!

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  22. Very, very nice Anita. And I love the personal meaning and attachment to the items you used.
    Mary Alice

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  23. These vignettes are just gorgeous! I just found your blog, and love your style! I'm your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  24. Absolutely beautiful Anita. Craftberry Bush is an awesome blog, and a great inspiration.It's great that you were able to create such a beautiful vignette using things you already own.

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  25. Yes, this entire post is so gorgeous. Love every element you have used, great style. I am your newest follower.

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  26. I love it all, Anita! I really love the dried hydrangeas mixed in with the pinecones and pumpkins. That is part of Fall, too. I'm going to go out and see if my new hydrangea bushes have enough blooms that I might add some in to my decor, too. I kind of left them alone through the Summer.

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  27. It's a great look. I love a little blue at any time of the year. The dried hydrangeas add a lot of texture. Beautiful!

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  28. Your vignette is incredible. I love that you used found objects from your home.

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  29. Now those are real, real treasures. Love the history. So beautiful. Visually and in sentiment. Happy Fall :)

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  30. Just beautiful ~ love how everything came together. Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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