1/03/2011

Seasonal Changes...A Dining Room Buffet

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...isn't it amazing how fast time flies? We just celebrated Christmas...and yet...in just a couple of months...spring will be here! I really do enjoy the different seasons and all the changes that come with each period....and I love to decorate my home accordingly!
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Since we are beginning a brand new year...I have been reflecting on a few of the changes that occurred in my home in 2010. For Metamorphosis Monday and Table Top Tuesday this week, I thought it would be fun to share some of the seasonal changes that have taken place with the decor of my dining room buffet. It's one of my favorite pieces to decorate...I hope that you enjoy! I realize that this is a photo heavy post so I will keep my commentary to a minimum! Hehe!
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Seasonal Changes...
A Dining Room Buffet
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Winter Decor...2010

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Since I live in Colorado where snow is a definite during the winter months...I love to decorate with silver and white. These cool, sparkly colors really reflect the idea of snow and the colder temperatures of the winter season. I also really like how the silver and white look against the red wall color in my french country dining room!
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Spring & Summer Decor...2010

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I decided to use a color theme of white and "spring green" to welcome in the spring season. I just love this fresh, yellow-green color...it just sings of spring to me! Little white bunnies and white lilacs and hydrangeas are the theme for my springtime dining room buffet! I just loved this springtime buffet vignette and ended up leaving it through the summer season.
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Autumn Decor...2010

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Red, golden yellows, olive green, and warm toasty browns were the color scheme for my autumn buffet. The "star" attraction of this autumn buffet vignette...my three tiered, stackable cake pedestal plates filled with pears and other autumn pretties! A stack of autumn themed dessert plates...topped with pears...are located on the right side of the buffet. On the left side...a cloche filled with autumn leaves, berries, and miniature pumpkins.
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A Second Autumn Buffet...

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I ended up using the three tiered autumn plates for a tablescape (from the previous photos above)...so I redecorated the buffet using a couple of wire cloches that I had. I just love the old distressed gray finish on the cloches...ohhh, and I love that wire...so frenchy looking! An autumn floral candle ring decorates the bottom of the shorter wire cloche. If you look closely, you will see that a sweet little bird is used as a finial or handle for the short cloche. A sprig of bittersweet and more autumn florals swirl up through the insides of the taller wire cloche. The tall cloche measures 30 in. in height and makes a grand statement for this autumn buffet vignette! I also added one of my favorite pitchers to this vignette. I love the autumn colored leaves and grapes on the pitcher!
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Winter Decor...2011

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This was my dining room buffet's Christmas vignette. Since I used an all white and silver color scheme...I will continue to use this decor for the month of January...I'll change it out in February. I really...really love how this vignette turned out! I love all the sparkling whites and shimmering silver! Ohhh...and it is sooo pretty at night when the lights in the pine garland are turned on! Again, I used my three tiered stacking cake plates...filled with white and silver ornaments. Mercury glass finials, silver deer, and snowflake candleholders are placed on each side of the three tiered plates.
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I think that the Christmas/Winter buffet vignette is my favorite for the year...although, I am rather fond of my springtime bunny vignette as well! Hehe!
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Do you have a favorite?
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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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Thank you, Susan and Marty...for hosting these fabulous parties for us!

Well my friends, I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing the Seasonal Changes...A Dining Room Buffet! Please leave a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes...

41 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Chari ~ I absolutely love the winter decor although I do think your bunnies are quite adorable.;-)

mustard seeds said...

I adore your stacked layers of ornaments, but my favorite hands down is the one with all the silver candlesticks and the silver tureen. Breathtaking!
Sheila

Vanessa said...

This was all such great inspiration Chari! I have been stumped over my post-Christmas buffet table and this was just chock full of great ideas! I'm thinking I might stick with the wintery theme too but I know mine will not look nearly as beautiful as yours! :-)
Vanessa

Custom Comforts said...

My favorite is your Winter 2010, but I think it's because I'm seriously coveting your beautiful silver collection. Just gorgeous.
Cindy

♥ helen said...

I like silver and white too. And green for spring.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, each vignette is gorgeous, but my favorite is the spring/summer one with the added pops of bright green. I love that look. You always create wonderful vignettes.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Every season offers such lovely details... but I, like you, am taken with your Christmas decor! The tiered plates full of frosty sparkle and silver is breathtaking! This tabletop needs to be in a magazine!
xo Yvonne

Dining Delight said...

I enjoyed seeing all your lovely buffet vignettes. It is fun to look back on the seasons in this manner. Your winter silver/white combo is my fave and you have given me inspiration to do something similar for my winter decorating....for now, though I'm still enjoying my Christmas decor!

DD

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I love all of them but my fav is the one with the silver soup tureen.

I wish you all the best in 2011!

Carolyn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, you always do the best vignettes in the whole world. I love them all and try so hard to study each one to see how you do it. Absolutely stunning. I love them. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

CJ said...

What a year of seasonal changes! Loved to walk with you through your year. My favorite was the buffet festooned with silver candles sticks and silver bowls. Love that some of it was tarnished - like we all are! Your sense of style is a gift. Thanks for sharing. CJ

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Chari,
They are all so wonderful!!! I love the Christmas one best, too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece your buffet is, Chari! You have such a nice long top to decorate and all that storage must be great! I'm hoping to have a piece like that at some point, except I'm thinking we should wait until we downsize before I get something.

The Tablescaper said...

Chari:

I love seeing the change of seasons. I'm trying to push Christmas out the door and enjoy the quiet of winter.

- The Tablescaper

Tammy said...

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from your seasonal designs; they are all so lovely. You do a wonderful job completely changing the look of your stacking cake plate. The jingle bells in the Christmas vignette are so sweet!
Tammy

xinex said...

I love all the changes, Chari, each and everyone with no exception. And I am in love with your silver tureen! It's exquisite!...Christine

Lady Katherine said...

Wow! Love them all! I love, love your buffet, why have I not noticed it before! I guess, I always looking at all your wonderful treasures! I simply love the silver and white mantel! Oh, I want a big bunch of white hydrangeas!

Gypsy Heart said...

All of it is absolutely stunning! It's difficult to decide on a favorite, however, I do like the winter with all the silver/gold, etc. Whatever you do, it turns out beautifully. Wish you were here to help me right now. :-)

I understand you're having a lot of snow...but that's winter in CO, right? I know it's beautiful ~

Have a wonderful week! I hope this year is everything you want it to be my friend.

xoxo
Pat

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
You are so talented girl!
Every vignette is a feast for the eyes! I love them all and it's hard to pick a fave! But I think it would be the Spring/Summer one because it reminds me of visiting you!
What a great post girlfriend!
You need a portfolio filled with all of these beautiful pics.
Everyone is magazine ready and beautiful!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Burlap Luxe said...

Chari,
Oh Wow!! you up as late as I am.
Worked on the etsy and the post to get it up to free up my busy day. I so love the many seasonal changes you gave your sideboard with out disrupting the look and feel of its space, it moves gracefully into one theme and seasonal holiday to another :)

I too so love the snow with the silvers. A big design fan of silver, silver plate, pewter, zinc, galvanized metals and all things french gray's like a foggy day have charmed me with a new passion filled with inspiring ideas.

Thank you for your beautiful support to a art form I just create with not knowing how anyone will take it. I just paint to replace the old that I just can't find at time.

I love your wire garden cloches, they just so work with your style.

Have a beautiful week creating.
xoxo
Dore

Southerncook said...

Chari,

I think my faovrite is the Christmas/Winter buffet too but they are all just beautiful. I have a red dining room as well and I love the seasonal changes. I am always surprised how easy one can make seasonal changes with red walls. I have a crystal chandelier too and when the lights are on the red just bounces off those prisms in such a charming way. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Pamela said...

What a wonderful piece to decorate thru out the year! Everything is so beautiful!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Chari: Your home is amazing! Love the winter decor. I do the same colors for January. I want to wish you a blessed New Year. Martha

Beth said...

Simply stunning, Chari! My very favorite would the the second autumn setting, but ALL are inspired! And exquisite! You are such a talented artist, Chari, and you make a lovely home for you and Russell. It has been such a pleasure to have you as a blogging friend over the past year.
Blessings, Beth

Brenda Kula said...

Everything against that red wall looks luscious! My favorite is the silver and white.
Brenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it all, Chari, but I'm a Christmas girl to the nth degree so if I'm forced to choose a favorite, that one is it. Though the bunnies are precious!

XO,

Sheila :-)

House Revivals said...

Your vignettes are gorgeous -- I can't decide which season I liked the best, but I'm drooling over your silver tureen!
~Amanda

Marydon said...

Hands down, Chari ... I LOVE them all! Just gorgeous vignettes.

Pop by for our CSN GIVEAWAY.
Have a beautiful New Year
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shelia said...

Oh, Chari - your buffet is the prettiest in blogland!! You can really decorate so wonderfully!! Every season your home looks more beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do in 2011!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Eeney, Meenie, Miney, Moe! How could I ever pick a favorite! You are one of the most talented ladies I know. I LOVE seeing your decorating!! You are so inspiring!

Happy New Year!
Donna

Cindy said...

All of your vignettes are my favorites! Your Christmas one is especially pretty and shiny, though. You are very talented, dear lady!
Hugs, Cindy

lvroftiques said...

Well I love them all. But....and I thought it would be nearly impossible to beat all that sparkly silver....my favorite is the spring with all the fresh pops of green! And those bunnies are too perfect! vanna

Donnie said...

The spring and summer one is so delicate. I just love all your photos.

SavannahGranny said...

Chari, These are so beautiful. You are certainly an artist. My favorite is the winterscape. It is hard to choose though.
I really like everything you do. Keep on doing your magic.
hugs, Ginger

Diann @ TTG said...

Hi Chari!

All of your sideboard creations are just beautiful. I enjoyed each one for different reasons. But, I think the Christmas one is my favorite too. Don't ya just love having a place to play and create fun vignettes!
I hope all is well with you and Russ! Let's all have a great 2011!!
Hugs,Diann :)

Kelly said...

Your summer decore is absolutely stunning....that bright green color is wonderful! Can't wait to see what you create for this year!

Kelly

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Chari...I love the look of your buffet, no matter the season! Always so pretty! And a belated Happy New Year...I'm up to my elbows in grandchildren! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Yes I have a favorite. .. Spring bunnies! Coming in second was the Fall decor with all the pears. It wasn't an easy choice, dear friend. They are all knock~out gorgeous! Thank you for such an inspirational post. You never cease to amaze me!
Fondly,
Pat

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is beautifully done, the photos you chose from each were perfect. Every display is so wonderful I do not think I could pick, but I did stop for a moment to look at the star from the Christmas one.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis,
Oh girl hands down you are the best at design..I love the spring bunny one the best ha ha!! got to love those little guys..just got a spring catalog Yesterday and thought of you Sis..So many pretty things out and I'm so ready to see flowers blooming again and not this "white Stuff".

Dawna is coming in tonight for dinner YIPPEE!! Be great to see her again..Donnie not so much ha ha!!

Love ya my sweet Sis..was just thinking I wished we could get together again..Len said any time we can come see you guys..let me know what's good some time this year..maybe a 3 day weekend with car show ha ha!! Any hoo better go get my day started..Love and smiles Gloria

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Such creative vignettes! I like the greens and whites that you put out for spring and summer. Those green embroidered napkins look so pretty :)