Saturday, September 19, 2015
September decorating, installment 2
transitional fall wreath and noted that I would be gradually doing a bit of fall decorating throughout this week. I'm almost done with that for September; I have one more element to add.
The picture at top shows my little kitchen island (actually a tall, formica-topped desk made by my dad when I was a teen). I usually display the black and white transferware tureen, a family heirloom, on my hutch, but often in fall it ends up on the island. I had found some nice checked dishtowels in my late mother's linen closet and chose a brown one to place on the island.
I realize that I am very, very late to the party when it comes to decorating with books. I will often display some of my pretty Christmas books and/or Gooseberry Patch books (you will see some on the hutch) but never with stacks of books or even books between bookends as many talented decorators do. But I thought books would be pretty here. My husband had left an apple on the island and I thought it might look nice on top of fall-colored books. So I chose a couple from my shelf. The leaves are not real but almost look it. If the apple starts looking tired, I have a very realistic faux apple I can replace it with.
I went with extremely simple for now on the dining room table. It will get prettier as time goes on.
Slightly Crafty. At left you can just glimpse one of my simple green plaid place mats, snipped out of a length of dollar-store plastic shelf liner. The little cranberry candle lamp was a gift from a good friend.
Hope you have enjoyed this second installment of my September decorating! October will involve much more red and orange, leaves, gourds, and pumpkins.
Are you finished with your fall decorating?