The campaign style server in the dining room seems to stay simply accessorized throughout the year, and this fall is no exception.
There is always a trio of pedestals on the chest, but for this display, I removed one and replaced it with a metal vase filled with sunflowers.
The addition of a cut glass compote filled with sweet-smelling fall potpourri completed the simple look.
The two buffet lamps by Stiffel were ordered at market many years ago, before the look became popular years later in all the discount stores
like Tuesday Morning, Marshalls, and Home Goods. These are quality lamps and very heavy, unlike less expensive versions.
I’ve used them throughout the house and they finally settled into their home on the server a few years ago.
I think that nothing says fall more than sunflowers, so some faux silks were added for bright color.
The alligator-like texture of the vase is simple, yet intriguing.
I got into a cut glass collecting mode several years ago, so now I have a gigantic collection of compotes, trays, and bowls gleaned from yard and estate sales.
They’re perfect for finishing out table displays and come in handy as serving pieces, as well.
I wish you could smell this fragrant potpourri composed of bits and pieces of dried sunflowers.
It is sweetly scented, yet not over-powering.
When displaying these pedestals, I’ve always had two of them standing upright and one of them lying on its side.
It always cracks me up when people come into the room then ask me if I’m aware that one of them has fallen. Some of them even take it upon themselves to stand it up.
And I know that the cleaning lady thought I was nuts, but she finally figured out that it should be replaced to the same position after she dusted the tabletop!
The next few days will be busy ones. We’re headed out for the furniture market in North Carolina tomorrow and I’m anxious to see all the new fall arrivals in furniture and accessories.
I should have some photos in my next post. The weather is expected to be clear and crisp, so I’m hoping to see some gorgeous autumn colors along the drive down to High Point.
Have a great weekend.