I’ve “fall-ified” the kitchen/eating area a little bit. Most of the time, the hutch is filled with white and accented with a small amount of color. For fall, I’ve used the traditional fall colors of rust and green for the main items. The top of the hutch didn’t change, though. I couldn’t find anything in rust and green that fit up there!
I fronted the dinner plates with leaf plates that could easily be used for salad or dessert. I found them at Wal Mart last year. The bowls match the plates and they all came from Kroger for $1 apiece.
More stacked plates, topped with pitchers, are on this shelf.
I accented the stoneware tureen with two cabbage plates on each side of it.
The middle shelf holds a sweet bunny plate.
There isn’t a lot of cabinetry- just an L-shaped run with the ovens, sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator. To make up for the small kitchen area, I have two really large pantries. I figured out that the storage inside of them is equivalent to having twelve- 24” wide cabinetry units! The cabinet fronts were glazed about 10 years ago to make them look old and French-inspired. I’m contemplating lightening them up, using ASCP in Old White and some dark wax. If I do that, the wallpaper will probably go away, as will the countertops. It’s time for a change!
The pantries are behind both sets of double doors. One is eight feet wide and the other is nine feet wide. They are both two feet deep. I think that more than makes up for the lack of cabinets in the kitchen area, don’t you?
My “fall-ified” island holds a glass pumpkin filled with popcorn kernels and a candle, some white pumpkins, a wire basket, and a wood sugar mold. I found the old pumpkin at my favorite Tipp City shop two weeks ago. My SIL, Bette, informed me that it was a Dunkin Doughnuts container. It’s from the 70’s! Yikes- it’s amazing to think that things from that era are vintage now!
A French inspired wire basket holds a baby white pumpkin, a potted plant, and a decoupaged bottle.
A primitive crow is planted in the ivy.
The etagere stayed dressed in her whites. The only thing I changed out was the cloche.
A simple dried hydrangea bloom replaced the cherub that was here before.
I’ll leave you with the view from the kitchen window…. We love our newly landscaped backyard, with its stream and waterfall!
I’m linking to the following parties:
I’m joining Rene at Cottage and Vine for her Room by Room Party. She’s featuring kitchens this week. Kim’s participants always WOW us.
Honey at 2805 always has a great party on Fridays. Heather and Vanessa host such great parties.
Debra never fails to inspire. There are always beautiful tables at the Tablescapers..
You will find lots of thrifty and charming finds at Linda’s party. Find lots of tabletop inspiration at Marty’s.
Kristin’s participants always have such pretty things to show us.