Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall in the Kitchen

My girlfriend Suzi mentioned that I had left you guys hanging with those teaser pictures. I have found that if I don't have the house exactly like I want then I don't want to show it at all. Well let's face it, my house will never be exactly how I want it or finished. I've reached a point of a blogging paralysis, not because I don't know WHAT to blog but because I have so many ideas that I don't know where to start. I loved having Suzi say specifially what she wanted to see (fall decorating and the results of those teasers).

We hosted a cookout here this month. The beautiful pumpkins were pretty much the extent of the decorating I did.

I also threw together these little burlap and music sheet tags to tie on those that were on the buffet.

A little craft store wheat and various treasure found outside completed it.

This is actually one of my favorite spots in the kitchen. We usually just use oil and vinegar on our salads so it's nice to have them within reach. My little collection of wooden spoons/utensils are also close at hand. I tossed a decorative pear there for the fall.

On each of the tables at the party I had a few of these mason jars wrapped with twine and burlap. In each there are coffee beans and unscented votive candles. They were a really cheap and cute table filler (each table had a linen/cream colored table cloth with a wide piece of burlap crossways on the table)

Our new dining table is sporting some beautiful pumpkins and wheat too. These are low and fairly narrow so they don't have to moved every evening at dinner.

We love the new table in the kitchen. It's much more rustic looking so a better match to the style of this house. Also when we bought the house on our house hunting trip they were mid construction. I didn't have time to go to the lighting store to pick out the light fixtures. Our builder picked out lighting but allowed us to change 20% once we were in. The large one over our table was one of the few that I switched.

Our bedroom is on the main floor of the house. I'm standing near our bedroom door looking into the great room. To the right are four large windows that overlook the backyard. We've added woven blinds and these curtains.This space is a bit of an "open" hallway, just some added space so that you wont have to walk through all the furniture in the great room in order to get to our room. 

It's really hard to tell from these pictures but the artwork is HUGE. Each of the reclaimed wood pieces are two feet squared. They're some of my favorite pieces that we have ever bought, they have the smell of leather, making me think that they possibly were part of a tact room in a barn at some point?

Here's the little man to give you a little perspective on how big they are.
Tucked into a little corner of the kitchen is this little grouping. I purchased these candle sticks when I was in high school for my room. They were HIDEOUS colors....ugly red and one was multi colored. A couple years ago I asked my mom to bring some to me when she came to visit and I spray painted them all a glossy cream color. I switch out the different doo-dads depending on the season. 

Next to the couch is a little stack of books (covers ripped off) again with twine and burlap. These are out year round actually, not exactly seasonal.

Our bookshelves have little bits and pieces of seasonal items. This is one of those unfinished spaces I'm hesitant to post. The entire top row is untouched but I PLAN to put a lot of stacked books, again with the covers ripped off/with some tied with twine. Some will be upright, others stacked.

Our enormous pineapple found a home here.
Left side of built-ins

Right side of built-ins. We actually had a decorator come in and "style" them at one point and I didn't buy a single thing she brought. I don't like clutter or shelves to feel crowded, Brian and I both like the simplicity of the way I had styled it.

Along our dining room table is an old window box found a long time ago at Home Goods with various "filler".

On the buffet.

And finally on the entry table a little book page covered box, pumpkin and a rustic, rusty little iron bird.

 I would love for you to weigh in on what you would like to see more of here on Paper Chick! 

1 comment:

  1. Yay for a post! I love all the decor (both home and fall). And I totally adore the wood wall art. Your house looks absoultely beautiful. As for other blog ideas - I always like to hear what ideas you have to Christmas gifts. Your lists are always unique and diverse. You've posted about how friends get your help with dressing their kids as cute and adorable as yours, so any tips/thoughts on that. Any good books you're reading lately? Also, honest thoughts and experiences with mothering always hit close to home with me. I can relate to them and hit helps me not feel solo in the mothering world. Need me to go on because I could. For awhile! :)
    Thanks for blogging and as I have said numerous times - I miss you guys.