9/12/2011

"Delicious Autumn"...an Autumn Buffet

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Besides cleaning up the aftermath of the weekend...I'm still plugging right along with the "autumn sprucing" at my place. I see that more and more of you are doing the same thing. There are only 11 days left until autumn is officially recognized on our calendars. Time sure does fly!
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Sooo...while I am busy, busy...I thought I would share a bit of my autumn decor from last year.
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 I hope that you enjoy! 
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"Delicious Autumn"...an Autumn Buffet
a revisit from September 20, 2010
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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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The 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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Metamorphosis Monday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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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 glad that you stopped in for a visit today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes...

22 comments:

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh everything looks so beautiful!! You have done such an awesome job with your decorating!!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Chari, your buffet is gorgeous. The colors are so heartfelt and lush....so rich and inviting. I love it. As always...you have the touch!

Barb ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! The colors are so wonderful, like a plentiful harvest!

Patricia Ann said...

Just beatiful and inspiring! I LOVE the wire cloches! Thanks for sharing with us!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL my sweet Sis..I love fall my favorite time of year..I think it's because I love color in my world...did you ever have the color chart thing done like 30 years ago ha ha!! Love ya my sweet Sis..Hope all is well with you and Honey..Will know on Wednesday about my heart tests..I'm so sad to hear about Glenda's hubs dying...Love ya Gloria

Linda said...

It looks wonderful...I love the wire cloches...they are perfect!Makes me realize I need to get to my Fall decor as well!!

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I am enjoying your fall decorating posts. You have a gift for putting together the most colorful items to create a very pretty scene. Shannon

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your buffet is so beautiful! I especially love those gorgeous cloches. With such great finds, no wonder your can't wait for fall! Happy decorating, and please don't forget to share!
Hugs,
Patti

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Breathtaking Chari!
I don't know how you will top that but knowing you, you will!
The colors are so rich and and I am in awe of your talents!
Thanks for the sweet note too!
Hugs,
Cindy

Step inside my home said...

Your buffet looks charming! I love the leaf plates with the pears on top. The tall pitcher is gorgeous! Great ideas. Susie

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! OH, your buffet is gorgeous! Love your wire cloche and all the pretty fallness you put under it! Everything is beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dreamgoddess said...

Chari, it's all gorgeous! I love the plates and pear. You just have "the touch".

Marianne said...

Hi Chari, you buffet looks simply gorgeous. Love the wire cloches and all of the autumn touches.
Marianne :)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am always in awe of people who manage to decorate for the season before the season has passed. I always feel like I'm a month or two behind, well, who am I kidding? I am a month or two behind! Lovely, lovely room.

Mary Ellen said...

Chari You are always coming up with amazing and original vignettes for you pretty buffet! That pitcher is lovely and it looks so fallish over your way! The weather is helping too isn't it!!?

No decorating here yet. I did make 2 batches of elderberry jelly and 1 of plum plus 2 batches of zucchini bread- One of the jelly jars poured out all over the place when I went to turn the jar upside down= gosh what a mess it was!!

bee blessed
mary

CAS said...

Hey Chari! This is just a beautiful display. I love the wire cloches -- they are just fabulous! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & love that you are going to follow. Happy Fall decorating!
:) CAS

podso said...

"Delicious" is a good word for autumn. Your posts are always so inspiring! Makes me want to decorate!

Gail said...

Pitcher is beautiful. I like how you carried fruit theme from vase to real pears.

Becca said...

I remember your gorgeous Fall buffet from last year ... thanks for sharing it again! I love everything about it ... the plates, the wired cloche, the pears, the tray ... everything! You truly outdid yourself, and I can't wait to see what you do this year! xo

Sarah said...

Delicious indeed! What a beautiful mantel. Love the special effects! Happy Fall!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, this is just so pretty and I love both of those cloches. You do indeed create the most wonderful vignettes and this one is stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful, Chari. I love those cloches! !
Still summery here in NY, can't think Fall till it cools off.