Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Touches in the Kitchen

I'm so anxious for autumn to start.  Here in HOTlanta, we had a taste of it a couple of weeks ago.  Now it's decently cool at night, but during the day, it's still miserable.  Fine.  I'll pretend cooler weather is here!  

I switched some things around in the kitchen.  
You know the line from Field of Dreams... build it and they will comeWell - 
Change it and autumn will come!????
These changes were easy and very inexpensive, yet the room feels so different... it feels like autumn.


I pulled out this tablecloth which I bought on Ebay a few years ago.  It a Williams Sonoma pattern.   It's quite a busy, happy pattern, but it suits my mood right now.  I'm feeling fairly lively these days.

Disclaimers: I promise I ironed the tablecloth, but it sure looks creased in this photo. The chairs.  Still not painted.  Their turn in the paint room is coming soon.  Really.  I mean it!!!!


I bought this painted vintage breadbox from a fellow vendor at Rockin' B.  She gave me quite a deal.  It's pretty country looking, but I'm wanting more red in the house.  Plus, it's a perfect place for keeping a few things handy without them being out on the counter.  The green bowl is a recent yard sale find.  I love, love love it!  The color.  The shape.  The size.  Perfection!

This wonderful enamelware pitcher is another Rockin B find.  At this rate, I will never make a profit. 


I wasn't sure how I wanted to use it, but for now it's part of a vignette on the table.  I had wanted to use it as my iced tea pitcher, but it looks so good out on the table. 

 I keep a dish next to the sink to hold my soaps.  I change the dish to suit the season or holiday or mood.  I went with the green.  With all this red and green, you'd think it was Christmas!

The other autumn touch is a sentimental favorite. When Rudy (my hubby) was young, he and his mother spent some time making ceramics.  That was very popular in the 60's.  He doesn't seem like the ceramic type, but he loved it and it's a special memory. Each year when I bring it out, I love hearing him talk about it. He remembers clearly how much time she spent working on this piece.  I have been bringing it out each autumn - the colors really work then and it brings back such good memories.  I was very lucky - she was the sweetest mother-in-law ever.

I put it on the top of the hutch in our pantry, which if you've read my previous posts, you know is a key spot.  Our pantry is not hidden. 

That's all for now.

Be sure to check out my Porch and Garden Party.  It's not too late to join in!

I've joined in with the following parties:
Flaunt it Fridays at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Vintage Inspiration Fridays
at Common Ground
Frugalicious Friday
at Finding Fabulous
Friday Make Mine Beautiful
at It's a Blog Party
Friday Fun Finds
at Kojo Designs  
Frugal Friday
at Shabby Nest
I'm Lovin' It Fridays
at Tidy Mom
Saturday Soiree at A Little Lovely
Favorite Things Saturday at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Saturday Nite Special
at Funky Junk Interiors  
It's So Very Thrifty
at It's So Very Cheri
Weekend Wrap Up Party
at Tatertots and Jello

8 comments:

  1. Followed you over from So Very Cheri's linky party. I love the fall colors in your post. It makes for a beautiful kitchen decor.

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  2. You have some pretty things. The table cloth is cheery, I really like your pitcher. The ceramics by your husband is fun and special.

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  3. I love all your fall touches, and I agree, you just can't wait until the weather cooperates, love that ceramic fruit tower. Thanks so much for joining in to VIF!
    xo,
    Debra

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  4. I hope adding a few fall touches to your home will, indeed, cool Atlanta off.

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  5. How great that you have that piece your husband made! I love anything that reminds us of something in the past. Your table looks so cute in all of the Fall colors. Lovin' that green bowl! Your "pantry" looks like such a good place to store things that you use often - where you can see them and find them easily. So glad you linked to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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  6. "Change it and fall will come." Love that thought. Your table looks ready! Thanks for sharing your changes. ~ Sarah

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  7. Love the blog. Great ideas!

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  8. I love your tablecloth .

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