An Autumn Kitchen
We’ve been doing a little bit of Fall decorating around here, adding some pretty Autumn colors to our kitchen and breakfast room. It’s no secret that Autumn is my favorite season, and bringing it into our kitchen this year was simple,easy, and uncomplicated…..which just happens to be my favorite way to decorate these days!
Welcome to the Autumn’s in the Air Fall Blog Tour! I want to give a special thanks to Sheila of Maison de Cinq for hosting this blog hop! If you’re coming over from the talented Ann of On Sutton Place, then Welcome! You will find the full list of all the amazing bloggers on this Fall home tour at the end of the post.
Our kitchen and breakfast room are so easy to decorate for the different seasons and holidays. We spend a lot of time in this area, and family and friends always enter through our back door, which enters into the kitchen, so it gets lots of traffic.
Our old heirloom farm table sits in the breakfast nook, and the antique dough bowl placed in the center is a staple decorating piece. It usually stays on the table and I just change out the contents seasonally. For Autumn, I filled it with faux and dried hydrangeas, moss balls, and velvet pumpkins. This is such an effortless way to decorate without a lot of fuss.
A collection of velvet pumpkins is perfect for bringing out each year for Fall decorating. They are a splendid compliment to the textures of the moss balls and dried hydrangeas.
Another simple way to add elements of Autumn is a display of fresh green apples, pears, figs, or artichokes. I placed a small grouping of green apples on the kitchen counter. They’re an easy pick up at the grocery store.
I’ve been trying to grow live topiaries the last few months, and have placed one on each side of the sink. Born with a brown thumb, I’m hoping that I can keep them alive, because I love the way they look.
Several months ago, we added touches of copper to our kitchen, and the warmth of the copper works beautifully with the colors of Autumn.
For all of my adult years, I have always bought mums every Fall as soon as they became available. This year was no different, and I loved finding these pinkish/purple mums. An old salvaged architectural capital was an excellent “vase” for displaying a pot of the mums. We’ll enjoy them in the kitchen for awhile, then I’ll move them outside to the porch.
We have a dry bar in our kitchen, and I always love adding a few seasonal touches here as well. My mother’s antique plateau mirror makes a wonderful display piece. Just top with a preserved boxwood wreath, add a large velvet pumpkin surrounded with baby boos, and sprinkle velvet acorns around.
Wreaths are ideal to use for a display base, especially when placed on an urn or planter.
The blue French commode that sits in our breakfast room area has to be my favorite place to decorate. An antique estanier cabinet (an estate sale find) once graced the top of this commode, but it limited the space seasonal decorating. So I’ve moved it into the dining room where we will hang it on the wall.
I brought back our old French wine crate and filled it with those beautiful purple mums, stuffing burlap and spanish moss around them.
That sweet little Louis XVI deconstructed chair was an excellent place to showcase more of my velvet pumpkin collection. The luscious velvet next to the rustic textured burlap is divine!
Decorating for Autumn can be be effortless just by using what you have and bringing in some natural elements like flowers, seasonal fruit and vegetables, dried flowers, and even cuttings from the changing trees and plants in your yard.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our Autumn Kitchen! And to see more amazing Fall inspiration, just click on the links below! Up next is the incredible Sarah from Life On Virginia Street!