After nine posts about making and installing wood countertops, I thought you might like a break:-)
So I'm sharing a little fall decorating on my buffet. I filled a box I made from a newell post out of the old house with hydrangeas and added my grandfather's books, deer antlers, old music, the "lady" lamp my grandmother painted, pumpkins, pinecones and turkey feathers...all from right here on the property.
I opened this North Carolina history book from 1902 and the children have really enjoyed looking at it.
You all know I love my bottle lamps. I made this one last year out of an old vinegar bottle from my grandfather's store then covered the shade with burlap. The leaves are just sheet music, burlap and an old button. Last year I filled it with sea shells for summer then acorns, etc., for fall but decided to leave it empty this year. I really like it clear. I did apply for the Lamps Plus/Hometalk lamp challenge that I have seen so many doing, but wasn't chosen to participate. Anyhoooo, I really didn't need another lamp as I have about 10 of these old bottles, lol.
The window is out of the old house and the oil pastel is by artist Louis Rowell in 1916. He stayed here in the mountains and left this for my great grandmother as it is the view from the front window of her house, which has been restored and is on the National Historic Register.
Everything is a family heirloom including the antique silk fabric brought from China by a relative in the 1940s. The buffet also belonged to her. Only the lampshade and pumpkins are new.
I do love fall and everything that comes with it. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of school starting, fall festivals, cool nights and crisp mornings. It's kind of all about family... and you know how I love that:-)
...And if you missed the countertops post, click HERE:-)
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