9/06/2010

Autumn in the Dining Room...A Revisit!

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I am full swing into my 2010 autumn decor...busy, busy...but I love it!!! I hope to share a few photos with you next week...so stay tuned! Hehe!
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In the meantime, each day this week I thought I would share a few of my autumn posts from last year. I hope you enjoy!!!
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This is a revisit from a post called...
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"Autumn in the Dining Room"
September 27, 2009
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*Autumn is Officially Here!*
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Last week for Metamorphosis Monday I posted my living room's new autumn decor. If you would like to see that just click HERE. This week I would like to share with you a few of the seasonal changes that I've made in my dining room!
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I love my dining room!!! It's a bit eclectic but follows the lines of French Country design. We have a very "open" floor plan in the living area of our home...the living room, dining room, and kitchen are basically all open to one another. I have decorated these rooms in shades of olive green, deep red, and gold...very deep, rich colors...which are very conducive to warming up my home for the autumn season! I love autumn and I love my home in all of its autumn finery!!!
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So without further ado...here is my French Country dining room!
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Happy To Design
Autumn 2009
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Autumn mosaic of my french country dining room...Autumn 2009
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I created this photo mosaic using the photo of my dining room (pictured below). First of all, I took the photo and used Photobucket's photo effect called "Sketch"...this made the photo look like a pencil sketch. Then I took the sketched photo and added the photo effect "Tint" to get the different autumn colored tints...then I used Picasa to make the mosaic. I have been playing with photo graphics alot lately and having so much fun! Hehe!
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An Autumn Dining Room
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My husband built this home in 1998 B.C. (B.C. standing for "before Chari"...hehe!) The original part of this house was built in 1927...honey added on to the front, the back and also added on a second story. It's a beautiful home...my honey is quite talented!!!
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The dining room is in the original part of the house and still has the old original wood flooring. I painted them a charcoal gray color...over time they have taken on an old distressed looking patina! Or in other words...they could use a fresh coat of paint! Hehe!
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Two of the walls in this room are olive green...two are a deep red color! I really do love these deep, rich colors...it's just me! I decided to use white furniture in this room since the wall color was already dark. I really do like the contrast of the white furniture against the red and olive green! The dining room table was a treasure find at an antique market...it also has a distressed finish! I love the old column looking legs on the table!!! The buffet was an old brown colored dresser that I refinished. I love the "frenchy" style of this piece!!!
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Autumn and the Dining Room Buffet
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An Autumn Vignette
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The runner on the buffet is perfect for autumn decor! It's the most beautiful shade of olive green and is emboridered with a floral pattern in dark reds and gold. Can you see the long fringe on the ends of the runner? Soooo pretty!!!
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The two buffet lamps come from Vanna over at Delusions of Grandeur. I just adore these lamps with their pretty crystal prisms!!! I think the lamps are a beautiful addition to the buffet!
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New Floral Arrangement
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I created a new autumn floral arrangement for the buffet...adding long stems of autumn leaves, wispy brown grass, and a few dark red flowers and cattails to a large gold colored pitcher that sits on a matching plate!
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Autumn and Antoinette...
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Hehe...okay, so I named my french girl bust "Antoinette"! Antoinette is sitting atop a couple of old books...an autumn garland of berries graces the bust...and a couple of little brown embossed birds and pumpkins make for an autumny vignette! I just love these little brown birds...they have little acorns embossed on the sides...found them on sale at Michaels for just $1.99!
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A couple of fun photo effects! I used Photobuckets "Color Sketch" on the photo above.
 On the photo below I used an effect called "fresco"! Pretty...don't you think?
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You can see the pretty buffet runner a little better in this photo.
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"Artsy" photo of the florals!
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This is the left side of the buffet. Using three silver candleholders with off white tapers...my silver teapot with patina, and a couple more pumpkins! Hehe...don't you just love the word patina? It covers a multitude of sins or...uh, I mean tarnish!!!
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Autumn Table Centerpiece
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Just keeping my table centerpiece simple since there is so much going on at the buffet! This is an old distressed looking french table tray...filled with autumn pears! To each side of the tray are my newest treasure finds...Roseville candleholders! My honey found these in a box of old things over at his Dad's house...they were so dirty you couldn't even make out the color of them! I didn't even know they were Roseville pottery till after I got them washed up! He found two candleholders and a small jardinare.
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This is Roseville's "Clematis" pattern in autumn brown...ca 1944. I am thrilled to have these pretty pieces and they are so perfect for autumn!!!
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My Window Bench
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This is a bench that my honey made in wood shop when he was in high school. I found it outside behind his shop when I first came here...of course, I saved it and brought it in the house! I painted it the same color of olive green that is in the insets of the buffet and then added a black glaze over the top. Oh yes, and I added a little french scroll piece to the front of the bench...just a little added interest!
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Pillows...Pillows...Lots of Pillows!
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Ohhh my goodness...this is probably "overkill" but I just love pillows and lots of them! The gold ambussen pillow was made in Germany...a souvineer from our honeymoon trip to Europe. I made the two red floral pillows to each side of the gold pillow. I found the pretty bolster pillows awhile back...fell in love with the color, fabric, and pattern!!! Honestly, I just threw the bolster pillows on the bench when I was doing my autumn decor in the living room...and here they still sit! I kind of like them here...no one really wanted to sit down here anyway! wink!
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Autumn Ambiance
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Here in Colorado...along with Autumn comes the cool, crisp weather! It won't be long and we'll have to build a fire in the old wood stove! In fact, our heat has already been running this week! Right now the wood bin is empty but it won't be for long. There's nothing like a warm fire on a cool autumn day or night...autumn ambiance! Hehe!
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Just a couple of "artsy" photos!
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I took this photo looking into the buffet mirror...this is the reflection you see in the mirror of my autumn dining room!
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*Autumn 2009 at Happy To Design
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This is a photo mosaic that I created using a few of the photos that you seen above...using Photobucket's "color sketch" effect! It really does show all the beautiful, deep rich, autumn colors of my little french country dining room!
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I am joining in with this fabulous party....
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.*
Thank you, Marty...for hosting this fun filled party for us!

Well my friends, I'm so happy that you came by today! I do promise to show you some new photos of my 2010 autumn decor very soon! I hope that you'll stop back by tomorrow for a little more of my 2009 autumn pretties!
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*Have a fabulous day!

22 comments:

Kimberly said...

I have those little birds too from Michaels! :>)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. Everything is just beautiful...love the Fall vignette, The pillows, platters on the wall. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Sherry

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, I loved these photos last time and I'm loving them now! You really do know how to decorate and make pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all beautiful, Chari!

Jennifer said...

I'm in love!!!! your home is so beautiful!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything's great, looking forward to seeing what you do this year! I just stacked my fire wood on Saturday, so I'm ready:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, I remember this. It is definitely one of my most favorite vignettes. Your home just lends itself to autumn so well and then you do put together the best vignettes in the whole world. I always take notes on how you mix all of the different items and they look so perfect. I am thrilled you showed this again. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, I'm glad to get to see this. Love seeing what you do in your dining room.

I've been on blog break, and I am asking you to please pray for Mr. Magpie who is having surgery in the morning. I explained more on my blog.

Thank you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Oh Chari, you are just so good in these artsy techniques. Beautiful creations and your home is so warm and gorgeous, I love all the little touches and everything Russ built. You sure make the best team and you are truly meant for each other....Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty Sis..Love ya..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

luluslovlies said...

Wow, I'm in love with those little birds, how did I miss those, dern, Chari everything looks lovely! I enjoyed my visit today! Got me in the fall mood! happy days! Hugs

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love this season and all the decor that goes with it so your repost is wonderful and so timely.. You aurely have some great fall items and the EYE to put them together just right..
Thanks for letting us have a second peek all at your loveliness..

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
You always have everything so pretty no matter what the season.
You sure do get the most out of your camera and I love what you do in photobucket-I need to learn how to do that!

Carolyn

Sue said...

I remember this from last year, Chari, and it is still so pretty! Everything is put together so well. hugs, Sue

Sonia said...

Chari,

This is so pretty even the second time around! I do remember this autumn post and I just love it..makes me want to run up in my attic and get my fall things down right now. Hopefully next weekend I'll start "falling" up the house! LOL. Thanks for inspiring me! Hope your weekend was fabulous.

Miss Bloomers

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your decor is beautiful! I'm new to blogging and would like to invite you to visit my place @ sharingshadymont.blogspot.com

Have a great week!
Kathy

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful home you have. Ive never seen your blog before but so glad you commented mine because now Ive found yours. Your colors are gorgeous. If you are right about the color can you tell me what it is, because it was this color when I moved here and I loved it but it needs touch ups and its the only can missing for the other owner. lol. Ive been to Lowes but can find a match. And I also spyed that we have matching pumpkins, Im still putting the finishing touches on my living fireplace area so they're not yet posted but you'll see your pumpkins there too. It takes me a few times before I leave it alone, Ive already changed and added to the DR shelf that I just published. Again, beautiful home and I will be back to visit for sure.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari!
I adore fall and I know you do too. We have the perfect wall colors for it don't we my friend? He! Warmth and welcoming color go hand in hand to me.

Your dining room is truly amazing. I can't wait to see what you are up to with decorating now. Show us!

Have a great week.
~Melissa :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I don't remember this so I'm glad you reposted! I enjoyed seeing all the details, I just love your decorating style, very inspirational!

Looking forward to seeing more!

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari my dear!
I love this so much!
The colors, the buffet in all it's glory and of course the beautiful centerpiece!
Oh, and I can't forget all the gorgeous pillow!
I remember how much this inspired me!
I am up at 2:00 a.m. because my pain meds wore off.
Hopefully, this won't last long.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I remember falling in love with your dining room before and I love it as much now. Love what you did with the photos...just amazing!!

Happy TT Tuesday, my friend!!

xoxo
Jane

HollyC said...

Hi Chari, I'm stopping by from TTT and I'm glad you did a repost or I would have missed out on your beautiful decor from last year! I can't wait to see what this year holds;0) This is my first visit, but not my last! Thanks for sharing.
~Holly