One of my favorite Holiday is upon us and I can’t believe Thanksgiving is around the corner.  Why is Thanksgiving one of my favorites, well, family, great friends, and fantastic food.  Does it get better than that??

I take in everything about cooking and baking for Thanksgiving.  The smells are unbelievable.  I mean come on, turkey roasting, brown sugar smells, apples, roasted vegetables with a bit of brown sugar the list could go on.

I would like to share our great room for fall today.  I used many natural elements.

First up is this box.  I spoke about repurposing an apothecary chest I went and picked up with my mom when I was five a few times.  I said I couldn’t used it in its original sate since the drawers were stuck to badly.

So, I took all the draws and did some different things with them.  This one I decided to make into a pedestal.  I painted it first with Old Ochre chalk paint. As many of you know I LOVE to use transfers. I found some fall ones looking around Pinterest.  Using a sunflower one for this box was the plan.  After this was dry I used the Mod Podge method to do the transfer I used clear wax on the painted area only and then went over with dark wax to age.  I thought this would be pretty on our coffee table vignette.





Some close-ups of the box, the top is decorated with a small grapevine wreath for texture and velvet pumpkins I bought from Amazon.  One good thing about getting these from a company on Amazon, Citi reward points were used so FREE.


I am a fan of these fall colors more muted to go better with our décor.  Acorns finish this off with a pretty rustic feel.


View from the other side of the box.

The other piece I used on this centerpiece was this aged mirror I purchased from Ballard many years ago.  I also place da sheep I purchased from Anita’s shop at Cedar Farm Hill Farmhouse, great size.

Beside is a French antique frame with a chalkboard.  I kept it simple and the word Fall is all that was needed.


Next I moved to the mantle and fireplace.  Here I used a wooden shallow crate I received as a gift and filled this with some faux apple pieces I have had for years covered in burgundy and some gold leaf.  I added real acorns from our old neighborhood that I spoke about in a previous post.




I also added some black candle holders from Antique Farmhouse I bought a ways back to add some black to the side of the room.


On the  hearth you will notice this urn purchased this many years ago from Home Goods and a wreath to add texture and a white pumpkin.  Below is a close-up.


Next, I moved to our bookcase beside the mantle.  I couldn’t get great close-ups of the upper shelves.  I can’t climb a ladder anymore with my leg, sorry.  I should have asked John but I forgot.

I used one of my old-fashioned champagne glasses filled with more acorns and a small branch with some attached.  All of these were cleaned and sprayed with poly so they will last for a long-time.



Below is a silver metal trophy purchased from Antique Farmhouse a few years ago.  I thought a small dried hydrangea and few leaves was all that was needed.


A white pumpkin placed on top of favorite decorating books with a door knob and small lock I found on Etsy from France.  I’m drawn to old items such as these.  You may notice my French Accents book that Anita wrote, fantastic book!

Below, a close-up of the lock and knob.


Large wooden acorn from Home Goods from years ago.


Another box from the chest .  This time, I made this a vase type using transfers again.  These are not decoupage these are revere printed transfers.  I have spoken about this process many times.  The same technique I use for my French flower pots.


I thought these fall images were pretty neat.



A chalkboard print which was free, in a frame from Michael’s along side an amber glass acorn which was gift years ago.

The top shelf is finished off with a mercury glass pumpkin, French flower bucket and a piece from Home Goods from years ago.  The French flower bucket I made with a transfer.  Can you tell I like doing these a bit, LOL.



One the other side of the room there is a buffet and a cabinet from Décor Steals.  Many of you may remember this cabinet very well.  I always change this up for different times of year.

I used some pieces I have had for a long-time.  A silver creamer which was my grandmothers filled with a little white pumpkin and some dried lavender bundles and a transferware pitcher with the same.  An antique lace piece was placed underneath the creamer for some whimsy.




I  used a finial, small plates and the sugar bowl that goes with the creamer along side a sterling silver sugar shaker from England to finish it off.



Here is our buffet that I painted and aged a year ago.  I kept this very simple because you’ll notice the grouping beside it and the cabinet.  I thought more added would make this appear too busy.

The large green bowl was a Pottery Barn find many, many years ago.  I filled this with greenery from Michael’s and artichokes found at a small store in Bergen County, NJ a bit north.


I hope you enjoyed this tour.  Do you love Thanksgiving and the holidays as much as me?  Have a great rest of the week!

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