Fall Inspired Dining Room

Today I’m collaborating with some of my favorite bloggers for a Fall Blog Hop featuring tabletops and mantels. It’s been so much fun to see all of the creative fall décor around blogland these past few weeks. If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve been following for a while, welcome back. I’m glad you’re here and so excited to be spending this time with you.

 

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I’ve heard many of you say, it’s been a bit hard to get into the change of seasons because it’s so hot. It’s still really hot in Florida too. I’ve been easing my way into fall by burning pumpkin spice candles and eating recipes made with pumpkin. I’ve also been spending a good amount of time decorating the house. Changing everything from summer to fall makes me ready to welcome cozy evenings spent by the fire, honeycrisp apples, chilly walks on the beach and a table filled with lots of family and friends.

A few months ago I found this vintage plaid blanket at a local thrift store. I love blankets like these because they’re sturdy enough to use for a picnic yet warm enough to snuggle up on a cold day. Since it’s still in the upper 90’s here, I decided to use the blanket as a base for my fall inspired dining room.

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I love brown and white transferware about as much as I love the all white ironstone. This pattern is by Staffordshire and it’s called “Royal Mail.” I’m always on the hunt for these pieces. They’re hard to find at affordable prices sometimes. Thankfully, my family helps me look whenever they’re out too.

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I’ve decided to use apples throughout the house in my fall décor this year. Honeycrisp apples are my absolute favorite apples and since they have such a short season, I couldn’t imagine a better reason to buy so many at once. I’m pretty sure we’ll be eating apples for a while. This honeycrisp apple panini is so good if you’re looking for something that’s tasty and easy to make.

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I’m super excited mums are back in the stores. They’re kind of like pumpkins, they scream fall. I love to use them inside the house and outside on the front porch too. They make me happy. These are so close to blooming. I bought the bushel basket at the thrift store for $2.00.

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Once the table was in place I started working on the china hutch. I would love to say, I whipped it out in an hour but the reality is that it took half the day to come together. I kept switching things out over and over until I was satisfied. Most of the items up there I’ve picked up at thrift stores, charity shops or estate sales. There’s a huge pile of goodies I have to put away now that didn’t make the cut.

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I should probably address that situation soon because I’m going to need to get in and out of my office without breaking my foot ha ha. Believe me, it’s scary business in there.

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Thanks so much for spending time with me today.

Be sure to hop over and visit our friends and their wonderful blogs for more creative Fall Mantels and Table Tops:

2 Bees in a Pod – Rustic Fall Mantel

The Crowned Goat – Fall Inspired Dining Room Tablescape (that’s me!)

Canary Street Crafts –  Fall Decorating Ideas

Pocketful of Posies – Fall Table

Refresh Living – Fall Harvest Mantel

Anderson + Grant – Simple Fall Centerpiece

 

See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my fall inspired mantel.

Many blessings,

CoCo

 

 

 

Comments

    • says

      You’re sweet, Mary Beth, thank you! The hutch is something that I created with two different pieces. The bottom is an actual buffet and the top is technically a book shelf 🙂 I painted the outside of both piece with black chalkboard paint because I wanted a really matte finish. That thing is a beast and weighs a ton. We’ll probably never be able to move it ha ha. I love wine corks and I can’t wait to see how you use them. Hope your day is a happy one, CoCo

    • says

      You know how it is Angie it takes me forever to “get the look” 🙂 I tried like half my stash before I settled on this ha ha. My office is so scary! Sending you hugs, CoCo

    • says

      I really appreciate it, Cassie, thank you so much. Those brown and white transferware dishes feel like a unicorn sometimes but I know there out there 🙂 Sending you big hugs, Coco

  1. says

    Coco, Your Fall Table is just beautiful and I love the plaid and the colors from the apples and how it all works with the pretty transferware. It’s fabulous and I’m inspired. I need to bring my fall stuff inside too. Have a great day xo Lisa

  2. says

    CoCo, your table and hutch look fantastic!! I love, love that plaid blanket, and to use it as a runner is brilliant! I can’t believe you tackled two spaces in your table and hutch. It all looks perfect for fall! Enjoy those Honeycrisp apples; they are definitely my favorite, too!

    • says

      I appreciate your kind words, Jenny, thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to put together. I pick up plaid blankets whenever I see them because the cool ones are hard to come by in Florida 🙂 Great job on your fall mantel today! Hugs, CoCo

  3. says

    Everything is so pretty, CoCo! I love your idea to use apples in your fall decorating. Most people go straight to pumpkins, but I’m digging your idea to use apples. Btw, honeycrisp are my all time favorite apples too! My local grocer rarely has organic honeycrisp, but I just went shopping yesterday and they had them! I bought 3 bags :).

    • says

      You’re so sweet, Amy, thank you! I swear every year I’m going to find a way to make honeycrisp apple season last longer. I’m so excited over the 3 bags you found. We need to swap recipes! Hugs, CoCo

  4. says

    Your room and table scream fall to me. I never use mums in the house, but now I’m wondering why!!!! I love how you were able to use a lot of thrift store finds showing that decorating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. I LOVE the transferware bowls in the table and really could have used your transferware piece in the china hutch for my own decorating this year 🙂

    • says

      Such sweet compliments, Jamie, thank you! This is the first year I’ve used potted mums in the house and now I want to put them everywhere. I’m always on the hunt for brown and white transferware. It makes me melt 🙂

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