I was finally able to get the fall decorations from around the house posted. I think you may notice some improvements in the photos in this post. Instead of opting for the quick and convenient camera on my iPhone, I borrowed my daughter's Canon Rebel. Wow! What a difference. Certainly worth the extra time it takes to download, watermark, and then upload to my blog. There are a lot of pictures so you may want to grab a cup of coffee and a seat. I'll try to keep the commenting to a minimum since there are so many. I hope you enjoy taking a small tour of my home decorated for fall.
Yes, that's a vintage school microscope. I thought it looked at home among the leaves, acorns, and other items from nature.
An old strainer turned basket for found items. I have also used it as a cloche with a starfish during the summer. I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains so I have a thing for river rocks.
I happen to be one of those poor souls with the huge black hole (tv alcove?) above the fireplace. Therefore, I only took a picture of the side of the mantel. A grapevine pumpkin and pinecones are simple and I love the natural colors against the white.
I wish I could say I decorated my table with beautiful dishes and centerpieces, just like it was waiting for a special fall dinner. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is, we're homeschoolers. For a lot of homeschoolers, that means the kitchen table is where we do school. I did manage to place a pretty tray, an urn, and a few ceramic pumpkins in a basket in the center. We work around it : )
The top of the antique cabinet I purchased at the local thrift store has been crowned with a garland of berries, pinecones, hydrangeas, and an ironstone tureen. You can read about the purchase of the cabinet here.
Well, thanks for sticking with me to the end. I hope you found something that has inspired you. I know my inspiration comes from the many, many wonderful blogs out there.
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