An Autumn Kitchen
It’s no secret that Autumn is my favorite season, and bringing in touches of this season was simple, easy, and uncomplicated…..which just happens to be my favorite way to decorate these days!
Sometimes all you need are some natural elements along with a few velvet pumpkins sprinkled throughout!
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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. When the next season arrives, I will replace the contents of the dough bowl with boughs of pine, red berries, and a few shiny Christmas ornaments.
A collection of velvet pumpkins is perfect for bringing out each year for Fall decorating. I love being able to store them and bring them out year after year.
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, and a lovely way to bring in Fall color.
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. If not, I will just have to replace with faux topiaries.
Several months ago, we added touches of copper to our kitchen, and the warmth of the copper works beautifully with the colors of Autumn.
Growing up, my mother would always head to the nursery and buy mums as soon as they were available, to herald in the season. I have always carried on that the same tradition. Nothing says “Autumn” like big potted mums in beautiful colors!
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 on the kitchen counter.
We’ll enjoy them in the kitchen for awhile, then I’ll move them outside to the porch, and eventually plant them in the yard.
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. It’s the perfect backdrop to whatever seasonal vignette is placed on top.
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 the velvet pumpkin collection.
The luscious velvet of the pumpkins 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! Enjoy!!