Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Living Room Cabinet and Welcoming Fall

I've had this cabinet sitting in our garage for over a year now. I used it in my sale last year to hold my collection of ironstone. Originally, I had planned on using it as a cabinet to house games and books and things in the basement, but it was one single inch too tall.

I found it on Kijiji, looking much more worse for the wear, for a whole $40.

It's a very simple piece, and that's why I think I fell in love with it. It's been painted Antique White, which is a nice contrast to the white walls behind.

In keeping with the simple feel of the piece, I didn't want the shelves to be too cluttered. It took me all day to find just the right pieces to display. In the end, a few of my bird's nests, some of my Opa's books, some candles and a few natural touches were all that remained.

I had grand ambitions to include orange and red and yellow pumpkins in my Fall decorating this year, however, the most beautiful varieties of squash led me astray. 

In celebrating Fall, I love bringing in the most simple, natural things. These acorns were collected from our campsite on a recent trip to the Finger Lakes. Pine cones were gathered from the towering Pines at the cottage, and all of the nests were abandonned in our back woods.

I also found a home for my small table. I picked this up at an antique store after Christmas for $25.

I'm slowly but surely adding hints of Fall around the house.


  1. Your home is always a calm beauty to me.

  2. Everything looks so tranquil Maria. The cabinet is a perfect addition.
    It must have been difficult selecting your choice of pumpkins and gourds. The several markets just down the street from you have so many varieties and colours.
    Are you having your sale this year?

  3. I love it. So fun to decorate and create and make our homes places we love to be.
    Happy Autumn to you ...let's hope this lovely weather hangs around for a long time!

  4. cabinet is a real stunner, well done!

  5. Your Fall touches are beautiful, Maria.
    I love the natural softness each "Fall" thing brings to your space.
    Well done!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  6. My kind of natural fall beauty.
    Love the nest, love the acorns and of course your pumpkin vignette is sweetly displayed.
    It's such a beautiful calm over here, and I will return.


  7. I forgot to mention the cabinet is wonderful with so many uses, I have such a cabinet thing these days.


  8. Your room is so restful and lovely. I love that it is a bit spare too!

  9. Everything is so lovely! No matter the season, I always strive to bring nature in.....for me, it is the greatest way to decorate....using what God has placed around us to use in our homes! ~Ashley

  10. So cozy and peaceful. Happy Fall!
    Blessings, Kristina

  11. Will you be doing a vintage tag sale this year?

    1. Hello,

      No, I won't be doing my sale, however on November 13th we will be a having our Christmas Open house at the shop. I will be bringing out some finds then.

      Details about the evening will be posted soon.



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