10/06/2011

Pumpkins in Still Life

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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A couple of days ago, we had a beautiful, sunny autumn day here in Colorful Colorado.  The sun was streaming in through my dining room so beautifully that I grabbed my camera to take a few photos. 
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As many of you know, my little french country dining room is red.  At a certain time of the day when the sun shines into the room...the red walls just become the most beautiful...brilliant...shade of red that I've ever seen!  They certainly do make a stunning backdrop for any photos that I take.
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Last week while shopping, I found dinner plates in a "golden rod" shade of yellow.  I had been searching for this color of dinnerware for sometime...so I was just ecstatic when I found them.  I also had purchased the cutest little trio of pumpkins that day.  When I got home and unloaded groceries, the trio of pumpkins were placed atop the beautiful golden rod plates...and there they sat.
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Soooo...and ohhh my...this is becoming a lengthy story so I will wrap it up! Hehe!  But...when the sun began to stream in through my dining room windows...brilliantly lighting up the red walls...the stack of golden rod plates with the cute little trio of pumpkins just begged for their photos to be taken!  wink!
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And thus..."Pumpkins in Still Life" was!
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I hope that you enjoy!
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Autumn 2011 in my French Country Dining Room.
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This photo view is taken from my kitchen...looking into the dining room.  A tall bar seperates the two rooms.
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An autumn vignette on the kitchen/dining room bar.
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An old crock jardinaire filled with pretty golden colored mums sits atop a burlap placemat.
 My new dinner plates in golden rod yellow are stacked...and topped off with a trio of pumpkins!
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"Pumpkins in Still Life"
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I'll just let you enjoy the next few photos without doing a bunch of yapping!  Hehe!
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I moved the stack of golden rod yellow dinner plates with the cute little
 trio of pumpkins onto the dining room table...for a "still life" photo shoot!
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The autumn table centerpiece. 
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An old wood dough trough filled with the bounty of autumn!
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A creamware pitcher filled with old nickle plated knives and forks join in with this autumn "Still Life".
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My favorite "Pumpkins in Still Life" photo.
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Do you have a favorite?
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I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these sweet parties for us!
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Well dear friends...I am so happy 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 back with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

19 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I loved your still life photos.. gorgeous as always.. hugs ~lynne~

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

How beautiful your still life display is. You have an eye for beauty thats an inborn gift.
thank you for sharing it with us.

xo
Sonny

Honey at 2805 said...

"Pumpkins in Still Life" is a beautiful composition, Chari!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

HI my friend, first off I love your new header! Your wall of plates is gorgeous, I don't think I ever saw that angle of the room before. Your pumpkin still life pics are beautiful! Have a great weekend, Martina

Marilyn said...

I still think some magazine should hire you! You are fabulous! How's the wind this afternoon? My back door is howling!!♥♫

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful! Your pictures are wonderful. I think I've mentioned it before too but I love your red walls!

Salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! Hasn't our weather been wonderful this week? Guess we are in for a change - the wind has blown today! We just got home from a 10-day road trip to Round Top, Texas and then Kansas City. One of things on my wish list for the trip was a wooden dough bowl, but the cheapest one I found was $105, so I passed. Now, I'm regretting it. Yours is lovely. We sure saw lots of antiques, and I didn't come home empty handed - dishes, of course. Take care, Sally

Keetha Broyles said...

Hello, my name is Keetha, remember me???

Oh my goodness - - - I have hit SUCH a blogging wall - - - I've been practically nonexistant for a month.

But I didn't forget about you, and I'll be back - - - soon I hope.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, great photos as usual. I really like the golden rod color plates. When I was out and about today, I saw several kinds of wild flowers and blooming weeds, including golden rod and I commented how pretty they were. I wanted to pick some to bring home for a beautiful bouquet but I would have sneezed my self to death. Hehe. Your pretty red walls and the golden color look good together. I also like the plate collection , looks very nice.-----Shannon

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful pictures. Your dining room is so gorgeous

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just stunning Chari!
Oh do I love the views...every angle is just perfect!
Love your new plates, love the dough bowl arrangement, the buffet, the everything of course!
Girlfriend, what I wouldn't give to be ther visiting with you right now!
Busy planning Addisons B-Day party and just trying to survive toddlerhood as a babysitting grandma. I have muscles aching that I didn't even know existed. hehe.
Well friend, I will go to bed and dream of your pretty dining room!
Hugs,
Cindy

Emreen said...

Lovely decor .... !!!

I have a festival and seasonal ( fall etc.,) decor party going on at my blog... Would love to see you linking your festival/seasonal related posts there... ;-) ;-) .. .The details can be found here : http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/10/itz-festival-time-2011.html

Theresa said...

Love your pumpkins, beautiful as always! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Creations By Cindy said...

How beautiful!!!! You always WOW me!

Marlis said...

your pictures are soo pretty. love the color of those plates. They will be so versatile.. gorgeous Chari.. thanks for coming to visit and your very kind comments.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

I see that we both have a fondness for white pumpkins. Your lovely dining room looks prepared to welcome family and friends for our beautiful harvest season. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Beautifully orchestrated, dear friend. The blending of traditional, rustic and textural elements makes for stunning Autumnal decor throughout your dining room! Your new plates are a perfect complement to your "frenchy" themed dining.
Fondly,
Pat

Ellen said...

OMGoodness...just love the colors of your kitchen/ Those new plates are such a wonderful color. I have been lovin yellows as of late. And goldenrod just fits the season for sure...such cute pumpkins. It all looks so nice.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sherry said...

That is really pretty Chari. I love that color for plates too. I wish I had more of them.
Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry