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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kitchen Table Vignette

The kitchen table is constantly getting make-overs, but it has stayed the same for a couple of weeks now, sporting a cloche and some vintage finds.  Since we are now empty-nesters, we have plenty of room to sit down and eat at the table without moving anything around or out of the way.

 

fall table

The cloche holds a “planted” leaf ball that I created last fall. It’s surrounded by dried black-eyed peas, a few buckeye nuts,  and some old type-setting blocks.

 

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If you would like to see how the leaf ball was created, you can click the tutorial link on the sidebar.

 

 

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A faux concrete pot lays on its side, spilling a few dried nuts and leaves.

 

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The glare from the glass is somewhat obscuring the type-setting blocks, but you can probably still make out the fall leaves, the acorns, and the wheat bundle.

 

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I think we would all like to enjoy the words stitched on these mini pillows. 

 

dried fall fillers

I found this metal piece while digging through a box of discards at a yard sale. I don’t have any ideas as to what it really is; but I thought for the price of a quarter, it made a nice tray for some dried fruit, nuts, and leaves.

 

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I used three wooden spools to display a few items. The clay pot holds a candle that has the yummiest fall scent.

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I’m linking to  Vanessa’s Inspiration Friday

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Artie’s Vignette Fridays Party.

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Julia’s Fall Open House

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44 comments:

La said...

Looks great, as always. The standouts for me are the buckeyes (of course) and the type setting blocks.

Have a fabulous weekend, Sue! La

Debbie said...

Hi Sue....what a very lovely post this is. I adore those little word inspiration pillows, they are so cute. Love the tray too from the yard sale whatever it is, it works...hope you join the party tomorrow...

Pat said...

Beautiful Fall vignette, Sue! I love the spools. I think I'll try to use some of the ones I have. Right now they are just in a bowl in the laundry.

Jo said...

I bought the stuff to make the leaf ball last yr now I need to sit down this yr and make it!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a beautiful table you've created! I really like the $.25 tray with the dried fruit and nuts!
Very Pretty!

Patti said...

Love the little pillows in the bowl - did you make them?

A Hint of Home said...

I love your leaf ball. Your table is very pretty.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

Fall is here! I love the terracotta (SP?) pot! ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks nice Sue! I like that we are empty nesters and can eat at the table without disturbing our vignettes! I guess that comes with age and coordination! lol..Seriously, you are great at putting stuff together!~Hugs,Patti

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so warm and cozy looking and makes me so ready for fall! I wish it would just cool down some here! It is still in the upper 90's here!

I love the bird on the spool...

Lou Cinda :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now that we are empty nesters...we don't even use the table! Yours looks lovely.

Teri said...

Wow! Very pretty!

Kathleen said...

You are so good to keep changing your table! I am not that ambitious!
I love that little do hickey you found for a quarter. Great shape, and a clever use. I remember the leaf ball tutorial!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love all your fall beauties and the creative ways you've put everything together. That metal tray is so interesting. I would have picked one up also.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty!! Makes me wish I had kept my old yarn spools. I had quiet a few, and gave some to daughter and sold some in yard sale. :(

farmlady said...

You always give us such great ideas. I love the Kindness, Comfort, Love stuffed hearts and star in the wood bowl and that photo of the tipped over faux concrete pot is lovely.
Thanks for some beautiful ideas....

Vanessa said...

Hi Sue! Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining the party and for the very sweet comments too! Your home and blog are so inspirational to me and I am definitely going to visit that tutorial for the leaf ball. Is it something an "un-crafty" person can do? :-) Hope you have a great weekend!
Vanessa

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh Sue this is just the cutest lil homespun country display! I love those darling lil pillows and that cool metal thingy with the dried goodies in it! You're so creative!

Happy Fall!
XOXO, Sherri:)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Such an inviting table!! I love the special touches you put on everything Sue! Wishing you all the blessings your pillows suggest & more!!

hugs, Sherry

Becca said...

Hi Sue, your table is beautiful! I love all of the different elements ... so creative. I'll definitely check out the tutorial for the leaf ball, and I love how you filled the metal tray! Thanks for sharing, Becca

niartist said...

Hi Sue! Love love love these beautiful vignettes on your table ... that photo of the leaves and nuts spilling out of the concrete pot is just stunning. Magazine quality! :) Thanks for commenting on my post on the office. I am not sure what color I'd call the stripes, salmon I suppose? It was a custom paint match to the swatch of Candice Olson wallpaper ... and that's sorta salmon and deep salmon ... either way it really is lovely, and the best part - I look really "awake" with those warm colors bouncing around the room! :) Thanks for linking up with me at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays! You've certainly inspired me!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Just beautiful! I love it! The leaf ball is gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Just beautiful! I love it! The leaf ball is gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Just beautiful! I love it! The leaf ball is gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Just beautiful! I love it! The leaf ball is gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Debbie said...

What a warm, and cozy Autumn vignette you've put together!
Such cute items!!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Brenda Kula said...

All so pretty and inviting! I'd come sit at your cozy table any time.
Brenda

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the textures and colors. What a lovely fall vignette for a charming and cozy table.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great fall tabletop vignette! I love the fall leaves ball and the tray with the dried fruit and nuts!

Looks great!

~ Tracy

Fatima -Scrapart said...

WONDERFUL!! YOU MAKE A BEAUTIFUL JOB! That mini pillows are Gorgeous.Everything so pretty!!!Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It looks really pretty. I love that metal tray~I'd guess it was used to organize nails or screws, but that's just a guess.

I like what you did with the spools to add some height. Fun!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Inspiration Friday! Love the rustic natural feel of the vignette!!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks great!!! I have one of those "concrete" pots, I am now inspired to turn mine on it's side. Love the leaf ball too!

Liz said...

Everything you've done is amazing! I'm so glad I found you..now following! Happy Fall! ~Liz

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love your vignette. That little tray filled with natural items is great. I love unique things like that. The little pillows are adorable.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your table.The leaf ball is adorable. I'm headed over to the tutorial. I hope it isn't too difficult.Thanks for sharing.
Annette

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sue, Beautiful fall decorations! I LOVE your glass cloche and the way you have it displayed... pretty, pretty! I like what you did with you vintage tin treasure, too... what a fun piece.
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment. No need to apologize, Sue... you come visit whenever you like. :) And, your home is perfect the way it is... it's all Sue. ;o) Take care friend!

Linda said...

This is a really lovely fall vignette, Sue...and I love the little unusual tray!

Bella said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful Autumn vignette!! I love those typeset's very lovely, the unusual shaped tray is a good conversation piece!!
Thanks for your visit:-)
Bella

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, I love the use of that strange looking metal piece to hold bits of Fall. You come up with the best ideas! Your table vignette is so pretty. I'm always inspired when I visit your blog. I remember your leaf covered ball. I need to do some of those this year. laurie

Bella Michelle said...

I just found your blog through Hooked on Houses Fall Open House blog party and I love it!!! Can't wait to explore more thoroughly. Happy Fall!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow... what a cool piece! And I love your other trinkets as well. And your awesome photography just wraps it up in a nice package. Gorgeous!

Donna

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cool piece, it makes a great tray. And you filled with such great texture. I like the idea of using black eye peas. They make a great filler.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I really like how you used that tray that you found. Don't think I ever would have seen the potential in it like you did. Everything looks beautiful!