Thursday, September 15, 2011

Antiques or just Old Furniture?

This is another post for Roomspiration Blog Party. I love this party going on with all 12 blog sites for 12 days. It has made encouraged me to get my Fall decorations out this year. I start on Christmas in mid-November, so this way, I have 2 months of Fall!

Today is “View Along the Way” and that means the living room. Boo knows he shouldn’t be on this chair. It is one of the pieces that is off limits but he loves to watch me take pics. I really believe he poses…honestly. He will stay perfectly still to have his pic made. Rotten? Oh yeah.

boo welcome to living room

Today, we’re in the Living Room. I don’t do a lot of Fall in the living room. We have several antique pieces in here and I’ve gone with a historical theme with my decorations. Mr. Dumpling and I name our antiques. You’re laughing…aren’t you? We name them where we buy them.

For example, this is the Jefferson secretary (Jefferson, TX). We have some of Hull pottery in this and the vintage stick and ball easel on the side.

living room secretary old pic

The Carnes bookcase/china side by side.  (bought at auction in Lufkin, TX at Carnes auctions). We have some of our  Roseville pottery in here and some of my fave books with the White House theme and books by or about First Ladies.

living room nook 2006

The Canton Hall Tree (Canton, TX). If you haven’t been to First Monday at Canton, TX, you are missing more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Held the first Monday (and preceding weekend) of each month with over 100 acres of everything you can imagine! We have purchased some wonderful items there plus scads of decorating junque.  Junque is high class flea market.

lr corner flower
lr tassel

After I took this pic, I noticed the reflection in the mirror. Fun surprise!

lr long mirror view

For Fall, I decorate the Shreveport mantel (auction), coffee table and tea cart. I just love tea carts and have them scattered everywhere.

lr tea cart 1

Don’t you love the way the colors change when the lamp is on?

lr teacart night

This year, I changed up the Canton mantel.

lr full view fall

I used Roseville Bushberry pattern pottery for the center.  I really love this pottery and it just pops during the Fall. I’ll do a later post with some pics.

lr mantel no lights

Added autumn sprays

lr mantel close lights 2

my cherub waterfall lamps and new mercury candle lanterns.

lr mantel right side mercury lit

and some fern mini lights. I forgot I even had these two strings of lights. So glad to find them!

lr mantel close lightslr mantel full view mercury lit

On the oak lamp table, I brought out what is typically Thanksgiving decorations and used them now. I love pilgrims and these are holding pumpkins. Fall right?

foyer view pilgrims

I placed them on a ceramic corn platter and used one of my favorite cake stands. There are a number of pieces that use this stand.  I have a few pieces and would love to find more!

foyer view from living room
lr corn platter
foyer view from living room2

For the coffee table, I made a new table topper. I found the fern fabric and printed/fringy ribbon at Hobby Lobby. Oh how I love Hobby Lobby.  The white pumpkin is also a Hobby Lobby purchase and I placed it on a cake stand.


lr table acorns

This pumpkin makes me think of a pound cake. See the resemblance? One of Mr. Dumplings aunt’s made a huge pound cake on a regular basis. Family called it “the Big Cake”…sooo good. I think of her when I see this pumpkin. Ok, so my mind takes some twists and turns. Stay with me!

lr table white pumpkin cake

Tomorrow we travel to Homemaker on a Dime for a bathroom tour. Hmm…I think I may show you the guest bath. I recently made a few changes in there.

See you tomorrow!

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Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, it looks like fall has arrived at your house. You have a pretty home to begin with and the fall decorations make it look warm and cozy. I have the same white pumpkin from Hobby Lobby and really like it. You have many pretty antiques and accessories which I like very much. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.-------Shannon

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The Old Parsonage said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what beautiful furniture! I love it all and feel at home looking at your photos.

Love that you're already thinking about Christmas decorating!


Katherines Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

your furniture and decor are lovely. Welcome AutumnHugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

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Jan@southernjunkin' said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely home and gorgeous antiques! Love your naming system!! Happy Fall!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your style and furniture choices so much. Each piece and its decor was just lovely! I name my stuff a lot too. It doesn't have anything to do with where I found it but usually a distinctive name.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy, I just stumbled onto your blog tonight. What a great site you have! So many great pieces to see! And you fall decor is wonderful! Just gorgeous! I am originally from northern Louisiana, having moved to Dallas after college. I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!!!

Screaming Sardine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, you have such lovely decor. I love how you've decorated it all up for autumn. And Boo...well, he's just adorable. I love how he poses - too cute!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

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Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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Restoration is the key to creating an antique. A lot of the restorations that I tend to see nowadays take away from the classic design and go for a more modern look, doesn't this defeat the purpose of restoration? Regardless, congratulations on the great work =)

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