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Friday, September 25, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for September 25
Welcome to my autumn kitchen! For show & tell today, I am going to show some of my fall decorating in the entryway, dining room, and kitchen. There will probably be more to come, but this is what I have done so far.
Wreath and slate at the front door. Fall paper treasures on the ribbon board in the front hallway. I love this, a pretty tin wall pocket from Jo-ann Fabrics several years back. I got it very inexpensively on clearance. I have filled it with colorful silk leaves. Here is my hutch all decorated for fall: * The top shelf holds the usual Proverbs 31 stitchery plus my two favorite fall mugs. * The next shelf holds an ironstone cup and saucer, my "Smile" sign, some tiny faux gourds, an original edition of Tasha Tudor's Pumpkin Moonshine, and a maple-leaf embellished syrup pitcher. * The next shelf holds 2 favorite Gooseberry Patch books, a ceramic dish shaped like a bunch of grapes (or, as one of my grandchildren refers to them, "breakable grapes"!). a favorite creamer, Fiesta salt & pepper shakers, and a favorite booklet from Cracker Barrel. Oh, and a little sunflower in a spool pot. * And on the bottom shelf, a favorite card, an envelope of tea, and in the front a favorite quote from John Donne. Also an ironstone gravy boat filled with ivy and accented with bittersweet, a pretty autumn teapot, a ceramic pumpkin, and a family heirloom mug.
Here is my kitchen island. The fall placemat was made by my good friend Marilyn. The ironstone soup tureen is a family treasure. I have accented it with a sprig of fall leaves in subdued golds and browns. (Sorry about the trash can. I didn't realize it had gotten into the picture.)
Lastly, here is my old glass churn which holds a string of white lights year round on my kitche counter. I've added in silk leaves for fall. The photo doesn't really do it justice. That is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.