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.