9/20/2010

Delicious Autumn...An Autumn Buffet

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ahhhh...Autumn! Delicious Autumn!*
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I read a quote the other day that I would like to share with you!
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*"Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird...I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."

~George Eliot~
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*Delicious Autumn...An Autumn Buffet
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My autumn buffet in my french country dining room.
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Autumn is delicious! It enlivens my very soul!
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I feel like the bird that George Eliot wrote about. If it were possible...I would fly about seeking the successive autumns! After the long, hot, "lazy days of summer"...when that very first autumn breeze makes it way in...I just feel alive! I don't know about you...but I never get much done when it's hot! Hehe! I feel invigorated...energized!
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I even feel like redecorating everything! Hehe! I enjoyed the light whites and the bright spring greens of my summer decor...don't get me wrong...but I was ready for a change! Sooo...in comes the warm, rich colors of autumn! Ahhh...Autumn! Delicious Autumn!
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Ahhh...delicious autumn! How about a few autumn pears? Or maybe grapes...or berries?
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An old gray distressed table tray filled with autumn florals and berries...sits at the far right of the buffet.
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I love this tall pitcher with grapes...
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the leaves are done in all the beautiful colors of autumn. I found this pretty pitcher at Hobby Lobby.
It was marked 80% off...if I remember correctly, I only paid $4 for it!
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Three autumn pears sit atop a stack of autumn leaf plates.
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 Ohhh...and do you see the two autumn birds? Their little wings are formed with embossed acorns and oak leaves.
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Two of my newest cloches made of wire.
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I love the gray distressed finish of them! They look so frenchy! Hehe! The shorter cloche is sitting upon a silver pedestal plate. I added a few autumn berries and a yellow-gold pillar candle. Another sweet little bird makes up the handle of the cloche. I love it! The tall wire cloche stands a very stately 30 in. in height. I added a couple of autumn floral picks and more berries to this cloche. It came with the little urn that its sitting upon.
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And there you have it...an autumn buffet in a french country dining room!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Thank you, ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us to enjoy!
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*Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today! I realize that I have shown my buffet (or at least parts of it) for the autumn cloche party a few days ago...but I wanted to share the buffet as a whole. Hope you don't mind! I would love for you to leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit back with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes...

54 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Chari this buffet is stunning! Love the new leaf pitcher. You are the vignette queen. Amazing job! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great colors Chari, ya gotta love fall! Your new wire cloches are fun!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What a beautiful buffet display Chari.. Your wire cloche is amazing.

Sonny

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Chari, your buffet is lovely with all the rich colours! Love your new cloche too! Thank you for sharing your French Country dining room; beautiful!

Blessings,
Sandi

A Hint of Home said...

Gorgeous buffet! Warm, rich colors--just lovely!

Nancy's Notes said...

Chari, that buffet is just absolutely gorgeous! Okay, I want that pitcher, it's beautiful!

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful fall buffet vignette! I love all the colors and that large pitcher is gorgeous!
Pretty, pretty!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Bree said...

How beautiful. You once again give me such inspiration for my buffet.


Bree~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

ooooh Chari! It is beautiful...love those deep rich colors. Boy girl you know how to decorate...and it is so striking and elegant! I agree with Melissa up top you are the vignette queen!
Blessings,
Debbie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BEAUTIFUL Chari...I love your stack of leaf plates...my hutch has a similar stack :)

Blessings!
Gail

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Chari,

Your autumn buffet looks great! I love the little wire cloche and leaf plates.

~ Tracy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It is absolutely stunning Chari!
You have created such a beautiful and frenchy fall look. My goodness girl, it is fabulous!
Love the pears, love the pitcher, the cloches, the everything!
And the fact that you re-did that buffet all by your little self and did such a great job on it makes it even sweeter!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Olive Cooper said...

The buffet is splendid. Especially the wire cloches. Fall is wonderful and I love your spirit! hugs♥olive

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, great autumn vignette and I love the wire cloches. I need those.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, your buffet is stunning. I always love the way you create a vignette, you do have such beautiful things and you know exactly how to display them. Love your wire cloches of course, but I also really love that beautiful pitcher. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Your buffet is dressed so beautifully for autumn, Chari. Everything is looking so inviting and so warm...Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is ALL so gorgeous! The red walls are the perfect backdrop for the neat fall decor you have. You have such a knack for putting it all together!

Katherine

Pinky said...

YOur buffet looks FABULOUS!!! Please tell me where you got the wire cloches!!!! I LOOOVE that tall one! Hope you ahve a GREAT week. XO, Pinky

Christie said...

This vignette is so lovely! I love the elegance of it all! Yeah! Fall is peaking her nose around the corner! I just realized you are in the lovely Colorado! A piece of my heart is there in the mountains! We grew up skiing in Aspen, Snowmass, Breckenridge, Vail...I miss it so much! My kids are little, but we are teaching them to ski!!

nannykim said...

If it would just get cooler here in SC , I might be inspired to get into Fall decor!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your new wire cloches. They are fabulous!

Vanessa said...

Chari! I was blown away by your sweet and gracious comments today about our master bedroom! Literally my mouth was open while I read them! :-) I have to say again how great it is to make a new friend here in blogland and I absolutely adore your buffet and accessories! You have a gift my friend and it is making me want to go and rearrange a bunch of things! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Vanessa

Amy Kinser said...

It's just beautiful! I love your wire cloches. I actually love it all.

Partying with you.

Karen said...

Chari, I love the wire cloches,but the leaf pitcher is really my pick.
Have fun and enjoy the sights and smells of autumn.
Karen

Entertaining Women said...

Your vignette is stunning...beautiful. I love the wire cloche; I think that it will end up being a really versatile piece for you. Thanks for stopping by my post. Not sure why the video is not playing for you. When you go to her website, or if you seek her out through YouTube, it should be available. You could also go to http://www.churchworldservice.org and it will be on their website. Thank you for giving KC your time and for stopping by for a visit. Come by any time. Cherry Kay

Theresa said...

Love that buffet, it is gorgeous! I am trying really hard to start Fall decorating:) Hope you have a blessed and creative day my friend!

HUGS!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
I'm with you, dear, LOVE the soft greens and whites. . .but these are the colors of my home. . . Autumn colors! Reds, golds, rust, sage green, bronzes. . M-m-m-m!
I put my pears out on the built~in sideboard to coordinate with my pear wallpaper in the kitchen!
Thanks for sharing this lovely, all inspiring post. Welcome each crisp morning and evening as they come!
Fondly,
Pat

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks for your sweet, sweet comment on my blog. I had to pop back over to tell you my sis got the crystal cornucopia in MI at a Tuesday Morning. (just in case you have that store.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Chari,
Your buffet is just stunning, so balanced and beautiful. Love the reds, so very pretty. That wire cloche is so neat and different.
Looks like Fall has come to your house.
Blessings, Nellie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, thanks for stopping by the other day with all of your sweet comments! It has been way too long...I have been keeping up with everyone, but I just haven't been able to leave as many comments as I would like. Life is just too hectic these days! Your fall decor is beautiful! I love the tall tree cage and pitcher.All I have done is put my fall wreath on the door with few scarecrows out front. I need to do some decorating inside. Maybe I'll have some time later on in the week. The bird tassel looks cute sitting on the plate in your china cabinet! Your sweet to mention me...

Kristen

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh Chari, I would just love to see your home in person! Everything looks just gorgeous (all the time) and I'm loving the autumn decor. It's still in the 90's here so I'm cranky and discouraged...I so want the cooler temps and to feel energized myself! Feel just like running away ~ :-)

I was away from home last week house/dog sitting for my daughter & s-i-l while they were on vacation. I really felt like I was on vc too. Just haven't gotten back in the swing of things this week ~ hopefully, tomorrow I will.

Hope you're having a blessed week my friend!

xoxo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

P.S. I forgot ~ LOVE the wire cloches, especially the tall one. It really looks like autumn!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Chari, what a picture! The colors are so rich and beautiful, and the wire clothes are just perfect. It is just stunning, and I love the "doctored up" photos that look like watercolor. Linda

Sailing Simply said...

Beautiful buffet display! The colors are so warm and rich! I love the two wire cloches and what you did with them. I have been looking at one like the tall one at a store here. Great ideas! Love your autumn leaf plates too! Very pretty!

One Heart said...

Oh my, simply gorgeous. I could get lost in it...just dreamy. I love that pitcher and only $4!

Thank you for stopping by my little corner.

Nora Johnson said...

Especially love the pitcher with grapes - so stylish and tasteful!

In fact, I love yr whole blog! I will be back again soon to check through earlier posts!

Hope you're having a lovely week,

Lola & Nora:)

PS Many thanks for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Wow! Your red walls are lovely, And so is your autumn buffet.

paperbutterfly said...

It was wonderful that you took the time to stop in for tea. Sorry I wasn't ready. Love your autumn vignette!! I too would love to be that little bird!I am still in catch up mode from my trip but tea is being served. Hope you can join the fun! The ladies will love to see your creativity!!
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Melody said...

Hi Chari! What a gorgeous buffet! Love the cloche with the candle and the topiary with the design inside. The whole thing is wonderful.

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Chari,
This is totally sublime!!! Wow!!! Happy Rednesday to you and so happy to meet you!!!!
Hugs
xox

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely buffet spread. Even your walls are ready for fall.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your buffet is just gorgeous! I love all of the jewel tones that you used. I used to be a spring and summer girl, but autumn is fast becoming my favorite season!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Barbara said...

Everything is so warm and inviting. You have done a lovely job bringing autumn into your home.

One Heart said...

Chari, I just wanted to let you know that I've come back several times. Your page is just so gorgeous.

Blessings!

Carol said...

Chari, Your home is beautiful. The colors of this post are so welcoming and warm and lovely.
I'll be back!

Linsday said...

Such rich fall colors on your buffet!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari!
wonderful share! I adore that pitcher -- that's my favorite, along with your red walls of course. :-)
ACK my computer is losing power -- gotta go find a plug!
LOVE your buffet display, gorgeous... Cass

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow,,, sooooo GORGEOUS Sweetie.. You're very blessed with a talent for decorating thats certain!!!
Very impressive, just beautiful!!!

""May God's Angels Always Keep Watch Over You~~~Blessing You in all You Do""
Hugs Dena

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I am sorry I haven't got a chance to e-mail you. It has been seriously scary around here. Come read my post today. I am heading to town now to see if I can get a look at the river.
Hugs Girlfriend,
Cindy

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love your buffet. It's gorgeous and the wire cloches are wonderful! Beuatiful fall decor.

Have a great weekend,
Kathleen

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Stunning buffet...that pitcher is gorgeous!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I am so glad you joined, I have been having such fun looking at all your posts! The pears on plates are just perfect, all the berries, and the wire cloches, all caught my eye. Such a bright an happy post. Love the 'artsie' photo of them as well, truly they could be a painting.

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