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