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.
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.
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.
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.
After I took this pic, I noticed the reflection in the mirror. Fun surprise!
For Fall, I decorate the Shreveport mantel (auction), coffee table and tea cart. I just love tea carts and have them scattered everywhere.
Don’t you love the way the colors change when the lamp is on?
This year, I changed up the Canton mantel.
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.
Added autumn sprays
my cherub waterfall lamps and new mercury candle lanterns.
and some fern mini lights. I forgot I even had these two strings of lights. So glad to find them!
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!