I had done the most of my Fall/Thanksgiving decorating a few weeks ago, and felt pretty good about it. I really was behind in a couple of areas, though, I had not yet located and put out our fall tableclothes and placemats. I also had not shared my new look with my friends here on blogland. This first picture is my curio cabinet, it sits in my livingroom, just before you turn the corner to the dining area.
My curio cabinet top gets the nicest makeover. Much of the decor I have there is the same as last year, which is being used for my current header. I left out the rooster plate this time in favor of the carved pumpkin I recently picked up at Big Lots. It's raised for display on a crystal Mikasa cake stand I got at an after Christmas sale last year. I am looking forward to using that cake stand this year at Christmas time. I also added my primitive patchwork turkey, and of course the raggedy Ann doll I keep there year round, she always looks at home.
I don't put out a lot on my end tables. A couple of main reasons are two furry creatures known as cats, they do have a habit of making a mess of my endeavors. Two other... well, three, actually.... reasons are my family. Living cozy as we do in our small condo, life with a husband and two teen girls means there is always something - or a bunch of somethings - left lying around on any free tabletop or couch, or floor, for that matter. So tho I do put a few things out on my end tables, they are generally joined by other competing items shortly thereafter. I did do cleaning today for the pictures, and felt comfortable sharing my cornucopia vignette on my end table. See that journal? That's a nice Fall tree on it, isn't it? It's an accidental accent, since DD #1 left it there. In this case it adds to the look. (I moved the purse she also left there.)
My little corner on the kitchen counter holds a colorful display. I just love how the warm reds and golds of Fall work so well with so many different finishes.
Finally, I actually did get out my Fall tableclothes, and actually found my placemats from last year. Please disregard that messy desk area behind it. We should have an armoire to hide our office mess, or even a roll top desk (so very 80s!) I tried getting it from the other side, but the light reflected badly from that end. Here, I'll show you.
I worked very hard to try to get a good picture of this carnival glass compote. The white blurry things inside it are glittered pumpkins being excessively glittery. It sat so nicely on the new table runner I bought a few weeks ago. Plus, I found a pair of adorable little sherbert cups in the same marigold color. Okay, I don't know how very authentic these little sherbert cups are. I have a feeling they're very recent 'faux' pieces, but they're cute, and for the $1.99 each I paid at Goodwill, they make a nice addition to my carnival glass collection. Three being a collection... I'm just starting.
Have a wonderful week!
I am linking up with Cielo with The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Also with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Also with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday