I changed out my kitchen hutch last week to give it a new fall look. It used to look like this~ all dressed in white, with the green/white wine plates accenting the place settings.
The mellow colors of fall are accenting the distressed black finish of the hutch and the mood is warmer and a little more cozy…
I bought both the green and the butterscotch plates at Kroger for a paltry 94 cents each. The leaf plates and leaf bowls were purchased at Wal Mart for $3 and $2, respectively. The bowls are filled with clusters of “grapes” made from buckeye nuts.
They really DO look like grapes, don’t they?
I thought the shelf looked a little bare, so I twirled some aspen leaves around the bowls. I like this look a little better.
My Target birds salt and pepper shakers that had been perched on top of the scale were replaced with a set that better suits the season.
This miniature pumpkin and gourd match the leaf plates and bowls.
Adding a touch of whimsy to the hutch doors are the jack o’lantern bells and Bart the Bat.
A rusty tin jack o’lantern candle holder sits between my pumpkin soup tureen and another stack of plates. He sends off a warm glow in the evening when we sit down to eat.
Many steaming hot soups have been served up from this tureen during the cold weather months. My favorite is my copy-cat recipe of Max and Erma’s Chicken Tortilla Soup.
I think this set of salt and pepper shakers is just so cute. I’m half expecting to see that black cat pounce on something! Maybe he’s after what’s peeking out from under the pumpkin’s lid?
Meet Christopher Crow, who has taken up residence on my checkered tabletop.
This basket of sunflowers once hung on my front door, but it got moved to the kitchen when I fashioned my current front door basket. The sunflowers and the basket were both yard sale finds.
I can’t believe I’m still tweaking my home for fall. Before long, I’ll be changing it all out for the Christmas holidays. Oh, but I’m trying not to think about that, quite yet! I first want to enjoy the house in its autumn splendor. Have a great week, all of you! I’m in North Carolina, checking out all the new trends at market. See you when I get back!
I’ve linked with Susan at Between Naps on the Back Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Please pay her a visit to see what she and her party participants have done this week.