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Lovely Birthday Flowers

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Happy Halloween! Today, I’m sharing all the lovely flowers I received for my birthday. Yes, my B-day is right before Halloween! When I was little, I loved getting birthday cakes all decorated for Halloween. Seeing black cats, witches and jack-o-lanterns on top of my cake was a lot fun! Now that I’m older….lol, I love getting flowers! I especially love getting bouquets! I could arrange them my own way in my own vases, pitchers and or teapots.

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Aren’t these Fall colored roses beautiful? I like the way they look in the teapots I have on my kitchen bay window. They add so much more to the vignette I already had here.

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These flowers are from two of my sons. How lovely of them to know how much I adore Roses.
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I do love getting bouquets of flowers for sure, but this gorgeous arrangement is from my Mother-in-Law. Don’t you just love this pumpkin? These Staffordshire dogs seem to be smiling in agreement. It’s wonderful to receive a gift that gives twice. It fits perfectly in my foyer for everyone to see.
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These beautiful dark red Roses are from my wonderful husband! They call them Vampire Blood Roses or Blood Roses, because of their very dark red color. Very appropriate for Halloween! Right? I have them arranged in this lovely pitcher I found earlier this year. I turned the black lace that came with the bouquet into a bow. The arrangement sits on my nightstand in our bedroom. How romantic!
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I hope you enjoyed my Lovely Birthday Flowers today!
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Autumn Island Display

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It’s definitely feeling like Autumn here in Connecticut. The weather has been cold, windy and rainy for the past few days. Yuck! Being that I’m stuck inside today, I thought I would create a little Autumn display on my kitchen island and share it with you.

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I put together a few Autumn items that would work well in the kitchen. I wanted it to be functional and decorative at the same time.
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I’ve nestled my chicken tureen in nicely with the other tureens on the island counter. The pumpkin tureen is filled with festive pumpkins and gourds. I made it look like I’m ready to serve up pumpkin and gourd soup with the ladle. I wanted to create an artistic view with the elements I used. You don’t have to make everything utilitarian in a design. I wanted it to look pretty and fun along with it’s functionality. I have the other tureen filled with chocolate chip, sugar and frosted sugar cookies.

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I placed tea light candles (cinnamon of course) in canning jars for a warm lovely glow. I love the scent of cinnamon this time of year! It fills my kitchen with a wonderful aroma that lingers into the other rooms nicely. Small leaf snack bowls add a sweet touch to the display. I love how they fit in!

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An apothecary jar is filled with oatmeal raisin cookies and the pumpkin cookie jar is filled with what else, peanut butter cookies! My display/vignette has a sugary theme going on if you haven’t noticed.;)
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A simple bow is tied onto this carafe and filled with apple cider from our local orchard. It is ready to be served in these cute dairy bottles. I dressed the bottles and the pumpkin cookie jar up with some twine, so to make the design feel more Autumn-ish.

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I hope you enjoyed my Autumn Island Display today and I inspired you with more of my Autumn Decor!
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Fall Coffee & Tea Buffet

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Coffee and tea are those delightful beverages to share with someone special or enjoy alone. You could be chitchatting with a dear friend on your front porch, or snuggled up with a loved one in front of a warm fire. Enjoying them both, hot or cold is a favorite past time for many people all over the world. You could be in a coffee house, tea room or even your dining room. Where ever you please to enjoy them, they are that drink that makes you smile.

 

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I set up a coffee and tea buffet in my dining room. The sideboard is all dressed up for Autumn. I have a festive fall garland resting along the back of the piece. It’s filled with Fall fruits and berries, along with white pumpkins and sunflowers.

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Apothecary jars are filled with some treats of cookies and candies. My porcelain coffee and tea pots are filled with my favorite brews. All the cups and saucers are lined up in various ways to make the design of the buffet interesting. I particularly like the way they look on my etagere. Small tea light candles give a lovely warm glow to the entire look of the buffet.DSC_0105
A green ceramic pumpkin and a small oil painting on an easel fills this space nicely. Together, they give the buffet design more decorative flair. I stacked three cups and saucers on a silver stand under a glass cloche. I think the cloche piece looks like a piece of art and works perfectly with everything else around it.
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I hope you enjoyed my Fall coffee and tea buffet today and I inspired you with more of my Autumn Decor!
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A Little Autumn Here and There

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Happy Thursday! This week is flying by already. It is certainly feeling and looking like Fall now. There are colorful leaves coating the lawn more and more each day. Today I wanted to share with you a little Autumn here and there around my home.

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In my family room I put together a pumpkin vignette on the coffee table. I filled my terrarium with various pumpkins and dressed it up further with sunflowers and faux colorful leaves. I have the arrangement spilling out on the table to make the look more interesting.

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Two candle sticks with faux candles add to the vignette along with my bird finial. The height of these items coordinate nicely with the terrarium.
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The desk in the room holds my two Staffordshire dogs along with an open metal cloche. Under the metal cloche dome is a ceramic pumpkin and my dried hydrangeas from last years blooms. I had no luck this year with my hydrangea bushes. Only my hydrangea tree bloomed this year.
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This smaller metal cloche has a pumpkin under it too and has more of my dried hydrangeas. I like to keep uniformity in my designs. This display sits on a small cabinet in the family room. Next to the cloche is a cute owl I purchased last Fall. It is filled with an autumn scented potpourri. The little bird snuggles in nicely between the two elements.
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This vignette is in my foyer. These Staffordshire dogs are a perfect color for Fall and blend in lovely with the display. I filled an ivy arrangement with craft paper pumpkins. It looks like a rustic pumpkin bush! There are mini led lights in the arrangement that adds some fun and rustic charm.
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At the bottom of my stairs are my lanterns. I used wicker pumpkins around them. The large bow on the lantern is decorated with more Fall foliage and flowers.
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I hope you enjoyed my displays today and I inspired you with my Autumn Decor!
Feel free to pin my Autumn displays to your Pinterest board.
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