I love it in our new house!
After all whites in our last cottage this was a huge decision and as you probably know, the historic style papers are pricey so it was a big risk. We went for and have no regrets! The dining room has the old house "feel" no it should have, and it's just wonderful.
We finished the papering just in time for fall decorating. I've kept it simpler this year and just concentrated mainly on my buffet. I will do more with my tablescape the closer it gets to a Thanksgiving.
Like my previous house, the buffet sits in front of windows so good pictures will always be tricky. These are iPhone pictures so quality isn't as good as I had hoped. I think the buffet looks much nicer in real life but you can probably get the idea.
For the buffet I chose dark burgundy hydrangeas, blue pumpkins, green acorns and a garland of dark blueberries with some pine cones and other small gourds and leaves. I used my Johnson Brothers "His Majesty" turkey dishes as color inspiration to tie it all together.
rooster fanatic and I just can't compete with her fabulous collection. I actually didn't have a single rooster until recently, because I've just been holding out for the perfect one. I found this guy second hand and I just love him. He may not be a turkey but for early fall he looks great.
The best part of this year's fall decorating is how cheap and easy it was. I have many health challenges so I can't keep up with twelve totes (no exaggeration) of fall decorations and lugging them up stairs and packing them back up and so on. Actually I got rid of most of it when we moved and surprisingly don't miss any of it. I'm really into the using what I have in creative ways mode and only buy a few new little things now for seasonal decor. I did find this cute sign at Dollar Tree. It had a glittery frame thing around it that I didn't like but I loved the vintage postcard image so I just removed the glitter thing. I really like it displayed with this ironstone platter and for $1 I like it even more!
On the wall opposite the buffet, I left my salvaged antique mirror/buffet shelf with my everyday
ironstone arrangement. I already had my brown transferware on display and it works especially well for fall, and it looks even better with the new wallpaper. I added a couple of pumpkin tureens and a new (junk find) old brown ironstone pitcher. Love this simplicity!
each year. I love patterns featuring English country and pastoral scenes.
For a simple centerpiece I used an old brown transferware urn and some ironstone platters stacked with a candle, small green gourds and antlers.
The dining room is definitely cozy and I am sure it will really come alive for the holidays with the new wallpaper.