Sunday, September 16, 2012
There has been a dramatic change in the weather and I do believe fall has finally come to southwestern Ohio. The days are sunny and bright- with no humidity- and the nights have been cool and crisp. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year! Although I’ve been a busy bee, I finally made some time to change out a few things in the house and “fall-ify” it. Yes, my word…. Fall-ify. Definition~ make things look more comfy, cozy, and warm for the season.
I began my fall transformation by removing all of the white dishes from the summer decorated hutch and replacing them with the typical greens and rusts of autumn.
I left the existing accessories on the top of the hutch until I can find something to replace the white platter in the center. I figure that the white rooster tureen can stay and co-exist just fine with the remaining items. The first shelf isn’t very deep and doesn’t allow me to do anything but rest a few plates behind the plate rail. In fact, the bowls in front of them just barely fit. Of course, they are chunky soup bowls!
The green bowls and plates were an inexpensive find during Kroger’s fall clearance last year. I paid 75¢ apiece for eight green plates and bowls, as well as the same number in rust. These rust leaf plates and bowls came from Wal Mart a few years back. Not certain where the rooster pitcher came from, but it matches very well with the other dinnerware.
The hutch’s second shelf area isn’t very wide, but it is taller than the first shelf. I propped a framed picture against the back wall and used a tarnished trophy cup and a rust colored bottle to accent it.
When I bought this bottle for 10¢ at a yard sale, I was intrigued with its odd color. I think I’ve only used it one other time in a display- it’s not something that readily goes with a lot of things!
The silver is worn off this cup so badly in places that I simply can’t get it to shine the way I’d like it to. Oh well, I guess it shows more character this way. See the tiny cloches? I still need to put some putka pods under them. Putka pods are simply what most people call those orange “mini-pumpkins.”
I placed the remaining green and rust plates on one end of the buffet top and finished off the top by adding a pumpkin tureen, a thriving plant from outdoors, and a few found objects. Simple, but it does say Fall.
This old sewing machine drawer was the perfect spot for adding in a cut glass creamer filled with silver knives from an old hotel in Santa Fe. The wicker wrapped bottle was a find from a barn sale two years ago, and the silver baby cup came from a yard sale.
So there we have it- one “fall-ified” hutch. Now that this is done, I’m anxious to get the rest of the fall décor out. The floor in one of the guest rooms is littered with boxes of “stuff” that needs to be placed in vignettes. My next chore is to dust, first! I admit to being very lax in my house cleaning duties. lately. You can’t put “pretties” onto tabletops that have a thick coating of dust on them…. Lately, I’ve spent most of my free time outside. I don’t profess to be a gardener, but I sure have been tending the landscape beds this summer! In fact, I’d like to pot some mums, pansies, and cabbages in the front yard.
Fall-ification is in the air!