10/25/2010

Delicious Autumn...Part II

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ohhh my...things are forever changing at my place! I decorated my dining room buffet at the beginning of the autumn season but I've changed it once again. Last week, several of the items that I used to decorate my buffet...went to the table for an autumn tablescape. Eeeks...I couldn't just leave the buffet bare...could I? Hehe! Anyway, thought I would share a few photos of my new dining room buffet decor! I hope that you enjoy!
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To view "Delicious Autumn...an Autumn Buffet" Part I...just click HERE.
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"Delicious Autumn...an Autumn Buffet" Part II

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This buffet started it's life as a dresser in my step-daughter's bedroom...ten years ago. When I first moved into my honey's home...it was in desperate need of furniture...sooo...I pulled this big ol' dresser from the bedroom...refinished it...and moved it into the dining room to use as a buffet. I have never regretted the decision! This piece works much better as a dining room buffet than it did as a dresser in a little girls room!
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This piece had a dark wood finish. As you can see, I painted it a creamy white and used olive green on the insets of the door and drawer fronts. I used an antique gold colored glaze on top of the wood carvings and some of the moulding...to make the carvings stand out and for a little more interest. I used the same paint treatment on the mirror that matches the buffet. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and how this piece looks in my french country dining room!
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The beautiful buffet runner was found at Hobby Lobby several years ago. I just love the colors...the embroidered pattern...and all that long fringe! The olive green, gold, and burgandy colors are perfect for the autumn season.
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Two matching buffet lamps sit on either end. I just love these frenchy lamps...the bronze metal and the beautiful cut glass on the base of the lamps just make my heart sing! Ohhh...and I mustn't forget the pretty dangling crystals! Gorgeous!!!
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Voila...a new autumn vignette for my frenchy dining room buffet!
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An autumn cloche...a three tiered autumn display...a few acorns scattered about...and a few autumn pears sitting on a stack of autumn plates.
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An autumn cloche
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This cloche was sooo easy to put together. I used an autumn floral pick for the arrangment and added a few nuts to the base, an autumn plate...and Voila! I tied a pretty gold satin ribbon around the handle of the cloche...just a little extra pretty!
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By the way...I thought these photos turned out so pretty. I love how the lamp crystals are catching the light and how they look against the mirror. And...I love that my large painting of the fruit and the three tiered display is caught in the reflection in the mirror!
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A Three Tiered Autumn Display
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I used my three tiered pedestal cake plates for this autumn display.
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Top Tier...
A yellow-gold pillar candle "tops off" the autumn pretties! I added a bit of autumn potpourri mix around the candle, a few pumpkin place card holders, and a few autumn leaf napkin rings.
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Middle Tier...
I simply added pears around the middle tier.
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Bottom Tier...
I used an autumn wreath made up of berries, a few autumn floral picks (the dark red cattails, etc.), a bit more autumn potpourri strewn about as a filler, and two pretty yellow gold bird figurines.
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You know how I love my sweet birds! Hehe!
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A few wooden acorns for decoration...
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You can get a better look at the buffet runner in this photo. This is my favorite table runner! I love the colors and the embroidered floral pattern is really beautiful!!!
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A stack of extra autumn plates with a few pears...
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My "artsy" photos.
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And...there you have it...another autumn vignette for my dining room buffet!
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I'm sooo glad that you came by today...I hope that you enjoyed!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Metamorphosis Monday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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A heartfelt thank you to Susan and Marty for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy! Thank you, sweet ladies!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

43 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cheri,
ANother dazzling display. You have a good eye for designing lovely vignettes that make a room so inviting and comfortable!
Wishing you a good week,
Mimi

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari...you should be a decorator! Your buffet is stunning. You did a great job refinishing it, I agree, it looks better as a buffet than dresser. And what a wonderful job you have done arranging all of your fall beauties. Your cloche is lovely and I really like how you have the tiered stand with the pears! Nicely done! :-)

XO,
Jane

susan said...

A "nekked" buffet would never do :)!!! It's hard for me to imagine that this piece of furniture was ever anything BUT a buffet. It is perfect in the dining room. And, as always, exquisitely decorated!

Debbie said...

Well, you have inspired me! I have a side board that I can't decide exactly what to do with. Your dresser turned buffet looks great!

I also have several of the things on display like that same three tiered dish. I just love the look you created and will be flattering you with imitation! Great job!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Chari girl you out did yourself once again my Sweet Sis...Oh I love that runner it really is so you with all the fall colors that you so love...Love the cake stands all stacked up like that..I have some in my DR and really need to do something with them as I got them for Candace's baby shower we didn't have here ha ha!! Girl I hope you did that sweet Russ to the DR. I owe you an email girl..been trying to play catch up here at home since I got home ha ha!! Love ya, Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
OMG this is just gorgeous!
And Jane is right, you should be a decorator!
I love the cloche, the beautiful pedestal display and the acorns scattered around!
And of course that wonderful, wonderful buffet!
You really did an amazing job on it and I was super lucky to get to see it in person!
It takes a lot of vision to turn it in to the beautiful piece that it is today!
I think all of us wish we had your amazing eye for detail!
Not much going on around my house.
My highlight now is seeing and kissing little Addison!
Hugs and have a great week,
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks very pretty, Chari! I need to get a substantial piece like that in my dining room, although we hope to sell next year, so maybe I should hold off. : ) I have a china cabinet piece and am using a sofa table right now on one of the other walls.

Love this display ~ you are all ready to move right into Thanksgiving! Your cloche looks fantastic. I just found another one this past weekend. Once Halloween passes, I need to get my Fall stuff back in order.

Becca said...

This is stunning !! I love all of your beautiful Fall accessories, bouncing off of your lush, red walls. The cloche is so, so pretty ... love the acorns and plates ... it's all amazing! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

Theresa said...

I sure did enjoy my visit with you! I adore your dining room buffet and it is all decked out for FALL! The runner is gorgeous with the fringe and I LOVE the wooden acorns! I have lots of wooden fruit but no acorns!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations with me! HUGS!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari...so lovely! Aren't pears so beautiful? They take such a backseat to the season mates...apples & pumpkins but are as beautiful if not MORE!!

I love your buffet. In my old farmhouse, I had the perfect spot in my dining room for an old chest of drawers. It was perfect for linen storage not to mention that top for decorating. I miss using it for that purpose.

As always, a lovely visit to your blog :)

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! You created another great vignette.
Have a great week.

ButterYum said...

The acorns, the pears, those amazing lamps!!! You know how I adore your dining room - every time you show it off!! Wish I had one ounce of your decorating dna!

:)
ButterYum

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

I love your new vignette. You have a great eye for color!

Blessings,
Kathy

Life with L said...

Beautiful vignette, infact all of your vignettes are so pretty and creative. I never tire of your birds or the cloches.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Absolutely unreal gorgeous. Love your tablerunner, the colors are fabulous. Of course I drooled over the cloche, and then your tiered server is so pretty. I love the mix of florals, berries, birds and then the pears and then the candle. How gorgeous and creative is that. Your lamps are just so pretty. Your dining room is so pretty and this vignette has to be one of my all time favorites. Well, I say that, but I think they all are. Thanks so much for linking to TTT Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, very warm and pretty Chari! I love, did I say "love"/ I mean LOVE that table runner. The colors are gorgeous. And I have always adored those side lamps! Everything looks just wonderful my friend.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Diann

Sandy said...

Chari, You always amaze me, you always come up with the most fantastic ideals! Love your vignettes, it seems when I think they cannot get any better, you out do yourself again! You did a wonderful job transforming the dresser. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Any decor utilizing 'pears' always catches my eye! Thank you for such a lovely Autumn buffet display. You always leave me feeling inspired whenever I drop by!
Fondly,
Pat

Pinky said...

Chari! Your buffet is so pretty and what a good idea to use a dresser!!!!! Got me thinking.... I Love the wooden acorns, where did you get them. I sure wish we had HL near me but we don't:(:( I ADORE that table runner, it would be my fave too! XO, Pinky

Vanessa said...

Once again...a vignette full of gorgeousness! You are amazing and talented and I got some great ideas and inspiration here. I love those wooden acorns! Where did you get those? Another fabulous job!
Vanessa

salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! Thanks for stopping by today. I've been slow getting around blogland the last couple of weeks. Been trying to get a couple of projects done, etc. Yes, I'm starting to think about the trip to Germany & France - hope the terrorist alerts calm down a bit by spring. I'm too old for drama!! For now, we have 3 more birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas to think about. Your buffet looks wonderful, as always. I don't seem to find the time necessary to even attempt the attention to detail that you achieve! It's cold tonite - is winter here? Take care, Sally

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! This is just marvelous!! The photography is fabulous! I love those crystal prisms reflecting the colors! That tablerunner is to die for!

Great job on the buffet! Perfect for that spot!

Enjoyed it all!

Katherine

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

it's such a treat to enjoy your inspiration! thank you :)

xinex said...

Hi Chari! I can see you are having so much fun playing with your fall accessories. All your vignettes are so beautiful. You are just too good, my friend!...Christine

Rettabug said...

This looks just gorgeous, Chari! I adore the bling from the dangling crystals & that shot with the fruit picture in the mirror is perfection. Well done!!!

p.s. I'm GREEN with envy over that tall cloche!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Cheri, your colors are just gorgeous. My fav is the 3 tiered stand with all the luscious fruit, etc., on it. What a beautiful setting! Linda

Cindy said...

Hello Chari,
Your buffet vignette is really lovely! I especially love the lamps, they are gorgeous. I love all of the detail and the beautiful runner, and the birds, of course.
Hugs, Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

Chari you have the prettiest autumn buffet I have ever seen. It is all just specatacular! I adore the gorgeous runner and three tiered stand. You are talented my friend. It's a truly amazing vignette.

Thank you for checking out my new bedroom layout. I'm so happy you like it too. It does appear that the room is much larger. You're right, I did't try changing it sooner because I didn't think the furniture would fit. On a whim we decided to measure everything and just go for it. We love it! I'll go bench shopping today. I'll let you know what I find.

Happy week to you!
~Melissa :)

Gypsy Heart said...

I just love all of this! You did a super job on the dresser/buffet. A gorgeous paint treatment and it looks gorgeous! All the decor is beautiful my friend...and the crystals are my kinda bling! :-)

Have a beautiful week!
xoxo
Pat

Gail said...

Everything is just gorgeous. I love the cloche and how you used the acorns just scattered around. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your day.
Gail

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, You have such a eye for design! The buffet is fabulous and I love the Fall vignette. It all looks wonderful against your red wall.
xoxo, Sherry

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hello Chari!
Gosh, everything looks amazing! Each detail is so beautiful -- the crystals, the colours, the pears, teh acorns -- it looks fantastic.
Thank you so much for visiting me, too. I hope you'll stop by later tonight to check out a little thank you giveaway I'll be doing. Your comment was so sweet and totally made my day
Off to explore your pretty blog some more
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, you've created an autumn wonderland here! I like the fact that you are using the dresser as a buffet, and you did a great job redoing it. You have a real way with arranging vignettes, and I always love to see what you do! And that red backdrop is just perfect. Every time I see it roll up, I fall in love with it over again.

XO,

Sheila :-)

One Heart said...

Just yesterday I was thinking about using my daughter's old dresser as a buffet or something similar in our living room. I already have a china cabinet on top of the buffet in our dining room and just have too many fond memories to get rid of it but maybe I can use her dresser for something else. Of course, it's not as gorgeous as yours. It's just a six drawer type. You are always so inspiring.

Great pictures as usual and I just love those wooden acorns.

Much love!
Me, ONE HEART

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Chari, add another talent to your list--furniture design!! That was a great idea to repurpose the dresser--it is a perfect buffet! Your birdies are so very sweet and I love the idea of pears for fall decor. Those acorns are amazing! Beautiful as usual, Chari! Linda

Lynn said...

Some big Fancy Schmancy store is missing a chance to have you as their designer! You could get big $$$ for your fantastic talent!
Visits to your blog always inspire me!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Wow! Your dresser turned buffet is beautiful. You did a great job. The vignette looks like a display in a department store. Just gorgeous!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi there dear Chari!
Turning your dresser into a buffet was such a great idea! It really looks like that was just what it was meant to be! Love all the carving on it too!
Your displays both I and II are sooo Fall-lishious! I especially LOVE every single cloche to pieces!! The table runner is to die for also, love the embroidered design on it!!!
Your whole dining area looks so beautiful! Oh, and I also love the framed fruit pictures on your walls! Beautiful!!

Have a nice weekend!!
HUGS, Sherri:)

Lindy said...

Your fall buffet is just beautiful! I love you wall color as well. What a nice backdrop for all seasons!

Beth said...

Chari, I really like your new header. It looks very fall-ish! I love your buffet. What beautiful colors! Cindy is right; what creative vision you have! Your home is lovely, Chari. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Blessings, Beth

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

how gorgeous Chari. I saw one of these photos over at Marty's, and I knew I needed to come over here and see all of the photos. This is just incredible! Love how elegant and inviting it is. Your vignettes always look so romantic. laurie

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