9/19/2010

Autumn Metamorphosis in the Dining Room...Autumn Dishes!

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ahhh...Autumn! I love the changing of the seasons!
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Everything is changing at my place! Not only are the greens of summer slowly giving way to the warm, golden hues of autumn...OUTSIDE...but the very same colors are changing INSIDE my home as well. This is true of my dining room at least. The light whites and bright spring greens that dominated my summer's decor have now given way to the warm, rich colors of autumn!
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Welcome to autumn in my french country dining room!
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Yes...the days are beginning to grow shorter, however the warm afternoon sun is still making its daily debut shining through the dining room window. I love how the rays of the sun look shining through the gold draperies...spilling upon the window bench and pillows!
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Just a couple of weeks ago...this little window bench was dressed in green! A row of fluffy white and spring green pillows could be seen. Now...enter the golds, reds, and warm toasty browns!
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Autumn leaves and brown willowy grass now fill a gold pitcher. Sitting upon the white column...they make a grand statement that autumn has arrived!!!
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My Summer China Hutch...
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The light whites and spring greens of summer on display in my china hutch...*have given way to...*the warm, rich shades of autumn.
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My Autumn China Hutch...
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My very first "act" of autumn...was to change out the dishes in my china hutch.
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The darling little toile bird that seems to be sitting upon a nest of red, green, and gold ribbon and trim...is actually a tassel! Kristen from Kristen's Creations made this beautiful tassel! I love it and it really dresses up my china hutch!
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You know...I really do love my white and green dishes but it's so sweet to be able to bring out my autumn dishware to enjoy for awhile as well!
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Yes...autumn has found its way into my little french country dining room! I'm enjoying the warm, rich colors of the new season! (Ps...my next little project is to find some pretty fabric to cover the back of my china hutch. Ahhh...a girl's work is never done! Hehe!)
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I hope to share more of my autumn dining room with you this week...so please come back again for a visit! I love having you, my friends!!!
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*I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday...co-hosted by Pam over at A Breath of Fresh Air
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Thank you so much, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us to enjoy!
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Well my friends, I'm so glad that you dropped by for a visit today! I hope you enjoyed seeing the autumn metamorphosis in my french country dining room...and a few of my autumn dishes! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I would love to pay you a visit!
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*Warmest autumn wishes!

33 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh, I liked how you changed things up. That natural light coming in is gorgeous!
Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

I really love your changes!!!!! Beautiful!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I love it! Where were you hiding all those gorgeous Autumn dishes when we were visiting! They perfect for your hutch this time of year! Oh, I think I have autumn dish envy!
And the lovely pillows and your beautiful arrangement add such a wonderful, warm touch of autumn.
Love it!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Chari...I love the stream of sunlight coming in your DR....it really looks pretty. Lovin your Fall dishes too, they look great! Nice to change it up and see it for the season, wish I had a buffet display....I have no room.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari...all fantastic seasonal changes!! I too have a stack of leaf plates on my hutch for fall!! I love the sun streaming in your dining room window :)

Blessings!
Gail

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great Chari! I love the deep colors of your autumn dishes! Your bird tassel is really cute too:@)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

First...I love your fall dishes...they're colorful and fun!!! This is an amazing transformation in the feel of your room...from cool to warm and cozy!!!

Shelia said...

HI Chari!! Oh, your hutch is beautiful. I loved your summer hutch but your autumness is so pretty. I love seeing your beautiful home! Hope you'll come to my blog party I'm having next month! It's a Heart of the Home Party - showing our kitchens and I would love you to come.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Chari,
Your changes are breath taking, I
love what you did with your china cabinet! Everything is just perfect, thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your beautiful autumn dishes and you always do the best china cabinet displays. All of your accessory pieces are gorgeous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Oh how I love your autumn china cabinet! Those dishes are so pretty ....I love the burgundy rimmed dishes with the leaves on the edge! Gorgeous! I love fall..spent most of my time in my garden this weekend..but next week is decorate for fall weekend! Hope you enjoy decorating this week! I know you always come up with the prettiest ideas! Have a great week!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Lindy said...

I love the fall changes in your cabinet! How pretty. And the little stained glass a "window" is so unique!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! I've never thought of taking out my summer dishes for fall dishes! What a great idea!

Mary Ellen said...

Chari the light coming from the window and dancing in you dining room is just beautiful!! I don't think I had ever seen a view of your dining room like this looking into the other rooms. I love it!!

Changing out your dishes in your china closet. Girl you are amazing! It looks beautiful! I never thought about changing for the seasons though I am not sure I have dishes that would look seasonal- all my dishes are full of pink roses- oh wait! my wedding dishes!!! Do you have time to pop over and change them out for me- you do such a terrific job of staging!!

I love your painted floors! Are they grey? Blue? so beautiful-

that sitting area in front of the window is just so full of comfort and looks just the perfect place!

Ok now I need to go back and study some more of these fantastic pictures of yours!

bee blessed
mary

Gail said...

Your changes for the autumn season is absolutely beautiful.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, Your little bird tassel is perfect with those rich autumn colors, and your hutch looks so cozy, with dishes ready to warm us up on a cold fall night! The whole room is pretty and inviting. Don't you love living with a change of seasons? I don't think I would be happy where the climate is the same year round. Linda

salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! I don't know that I've seen your little window seat before. What a great place to sit in the sun when winter arrives. I'm a fall/winter person, so of course, I love how your china cupboard is all changed up! Enjoy the new week. Sally

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your change of season decor is so beautiful.. Love the changes you made. you do FALL really well..

Sonny

Melissa Miller said...

GORGEOUS dishes for autumn Chari!

They are truly the prettiest I have ever seen for the season. A stunning hutch display.

Happy Autumn! ~Melissa :)

Marlis said...

Just changing the china hutch out made such a big impact. Your home is lovely.

Vanessa said...

Hi! I found your blog through Met Monday and think your home is just gorgeous! Those autumn dishes are beautiful and everything looks so warm and inviting!
Vanessa
P.S. I'm a new follower!

CHERI said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful. I have been wanting some new dishes. I need to find a good outlet for them though. I have lots of crystal and glass but I'm wanting to get into more colorful dishes. Love your autumn ones.

Sandra said...

Hi Chari! Oh my goodness! I love love your autumn decor! I think everything looks stunning! You always do a great job! Love the dishes!
Blessings,
Sandra

Pinky said...

Hi Chari, I love the new look in your beautiful hutch! The greens and whites were perfect for Spring and Summer but this is PERFECT for Fall! I may do the same thing, thanks for the inspiration!!! XO, Pinky

Entertaining Women said...

Your hutch is lovely for summer and for fall, too. I used to change out my Welsh Dresser and put the Spode Pink Tower on display for Autumn...but one year, they just kind of stayed there...and now they've been there for years. Your post kind of inspires me to make a change again. Thanks for the inspiration of your charming design. Cherry Kay

Beth said...

Oh Chari, Your autumn dishes are fabulous! I love the plates with the leaves border! The reds and oranges and golds are so rich! You know, I thought a china hutch was for storage; I didn't realize it really was decor itself that would be changed seasonally. I'll bet you change it again for Christmas, right? You are so talented and have such creativity...and lots and lots of "pretties!" Have a wonderful week as you welcome autumn!
Blessings, Beth

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Chari, oh yes I love your big window and bench. It is very like mine. You change out your dishes with the seasons! That I admire. Well done and thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥O


I will follow you starting now♥

Nicole ~ said...

Ahhh, Chari, you have such a lovely home. I really like your transformation, so, so pretty!!

Take care,
Nicole

Becolorful said...

Don't you just love fall colors. You have done a fabulous job of transforming your home. It looks so cozy and welcoming.
Pam

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, home. I love your fall decor in the dining room and that hutch is wonderful.

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Chari,

I am so delighted to have you partake with my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland' once again dear lady!..,

Wow!..,Have you out done yourself or what!? ~ I am 'blown away with delight'!..,

..,I have always wanted to see more of your delightfully charming and well appointed home Chari! Now with all of that wonderful natural light streaming in and literally flooding your photos with light, we get to have 'a front row seat', so to speak to your fabulous seasonal decor changes!


Your post this week with the rich hues of Autumn and that fabulous, hutch, just a-brimming with Fall dish delights is the stuff tablescape enthusiasts 'dreams are made of! This is really, beyond delightful my friend!

Thanks so much for sharing this Autumnal fabulousness with all of us Chari!..,

My Wednesday teaparty is now up if you'd care to share another 'cuppa'; I'm so delighted to have been able to post some pics of when my dear friend Pam of,'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog recently visited!..,

Have a marvelous week!

~ P.S.~ Thanks ever so much for your patience and generous kindness my dear friend!

(I had no sooner posted the add-on's, so to speak, from our offer to do so, when we were not as ready with all of the busyness as we would have preferred, to 'The Plumed Pen', blog's Mr. Linky, when duty called once more, and ).., Oh well!..,

.., Sufficed to say; many thanks for linking up Chari, despite 'the best laid plans of mice and [er] .., 'Women'!.., Hehe

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ The Plumed Pen

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for your kind comments. I am so delighted that you came back to share your Autumn Metamorphosis. Your deep vibrant colour scheme evokes the wonderful feel of invigorating breezes, multi-coloured leaves and the warmth of home. Your photography is amazing!
Every picture has its own special surprise.
Have a blessed week. Pam

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