In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I need something for the other side of this T.V. cabinet, does anyone have any suggestions. I have tried pretty much everything I own and nothing works. Maybe a small lamp but what kind? Maybe a plant but how big? Maybe a large birdcage, but what color? I found the urns at Target and they look better in real life then on this post. I still need to purchase lamps and I finally found them at a store in town, no need to order on-line. Now to save up the money to purchase them. This months budget is going to a new bed and next month will hopefully be for the dresser to match. Christmas is next and the rest will have to come after the New Year.

I am trying to decorate for Fall. The weather has taken a turn and I am not sure if the warm weather will return. We will have 60's all week and lower night time temps. I am leaving a little room on the sofa table for goodies to snack on if I get any company:)

This is the coffee table, I am not sure about this but it is all I have at this point. Maybe a trip to the craft store next week will be in order. Some leaves and berries or acorns might be a nice additions. I am also tring to bring in a few red accents to help balance the entertainment center. I suppose the candy should have red wrappers. The copper bowl has cinnamon sticks red pods and some kind of husks. It smells nice:)

The end table has pinecones laying on fall colored potpourri
This table is next to Hubbys chair so he can have a sweet treat if he likes while watching the games. He likes the peanut butter parfait nips, I like the coffee nips. I put them in a fall leaf I got while in Chicago one year. (All the candy gets removed to high ground when the grandbabies come over)

I seem to be lacking inspiration but a trip to the craft stores and fabric store may help. We will be on vacation this Friday so some long rides in the country may also help. I think I am coming down with a cold but hopefully it won't be too bad so I can still go out. ( Ellie is adjusting to daycare fairly well, I was worried she is so shy but she only cries when her mommy first leaves and that is to be expected. The first day was really ruff for all three of us but now she is making friends, I do miss her.) Let the projects begin:):)


KathyB. said...

You seem to be doing just fine with the decorating Alice. Everything looks so nice.You could place a big pot on the floor and fill it with tall autumn branches of foliage, tall dried flowers, etc. Just make sure you can move it easily before you have to put up the Christmas tree, like in November...early November~you do wait that long, don't you? ( ha ha)

I also noticed how much consideration you have given the candy dishes, now is that a family trait or what? I do like the dishes very much.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kathy. It all looks wonderful; very inviting and cozy. I like her idea of a tall vase with tall branches too. For a touch of red, you could buy Atomic Fireballs candy; they would match your cabinet well. Hope you feel better fast and enjoy some time away. Glad Ellie is adjusting well. The craft stores will be good inspiration for the upcoming holidays for you.

Jean said...

I love those vases. They might look good down on the floor and you could find something else for the top of the tv cabinet. They might be a little short though.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

I love your home and the cool furniture pieces you already have! In the first photo maybe a plant would be helpful to add some green, not to tall but maybe halfway up the cabinet. Please report on what you decide:) I just signed up to follow your fabulous blog. Stop by and visit me sometime at - food & wine are my passion! Looking forward to your next post - Cheers!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I'll be the odd duck and say a vintage looking birdcage you can easily change out seasonal colors -but their big vase with long branches would be a nice balance too - I'm not a decorator - I just furnish a house not decorate it!