My Alpine Home

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FALL-o-ween!

Have you ever had a title for a post thought out in your mind and then something happens that makes you change it?

That happened to me this morning.  I thought about doing this post yesterday and the title, “Fall-ing in love with black & white is what came to mind.

I have had the center of my kitchen table decorated for a week.  This morning I added dishes to the table.

When I think of Fall I think of shades of gold, orange, browns, and a pop of red.  The color of the gorgeous changing leaves here in UT.

I don’t think of black and white.  However, when I decorated my Fall table that’s what came about.

It started with double stacked black hobnail cake stands topped with my cute checkered pumpkin.  Notice that a crow landed on top?

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I added this rustic black dough bowl that I filled with a touch of Fall.

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I filled an old chicken feeder with pinecones, acorns, and an assortment of nuts.

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I thought that this $4 yard sale jar with the white washed pinecones worked in perfectly.  It will be a fun piece for winter also.

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Of course my wise old owl with the b&w ticking had to be included!

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Don’t you love this French script cabbage?  A 60% discounted item after Spring at Hobby Lobby.

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All placed upon a runner I made from a black striped feed sack.  It is overcast and raining here today so I am having a hard time getting good pics.  There has been some flooding just East of us.  Hope everyone is getting it under control.  We had a little in our basement, but hubby got it cleaned up quickly.  No damage was done.

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The final touch to the table was hanging a couple of creamers from the chandy.  I filled them with a mini pumpkin.

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This morning I added the dishes.  Just a little b&w with a pop of orange.

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Now here’s where the title change came about.  Hubby walked in and said, “Are you decorating for Halloween?”  I said, no it’s still Fall.  He said, it looks like Falloween.  I guess the orange and black just destined this post for a new title.

These sweet little carriage glasses were a thrift find.  I only have two.

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There you have it, my Falloween table!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Sunday View for Inspired Sunday

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

The Scoop

Dream, Create, Inspire Fall Link Party

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Common Ground for Be Inspired

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

44 comments:

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Jann! This is such a creative tablescape. I love it, and I'm sure your family and guests will enjoy memorable meals here.

Kathy Moreland said...

Jann, I love how this all came together. The pumpkin on the stacked stands is so pretty! I think I'll tweak what I've done to my dining room! You've inspired me!

Pondside said...

You are soooo far ahead of me! I wonder if it counts as planning if I spend the morning looking at posts like yours? Lots of great ideas, and it is putting me in the Fall mood.

Lori E said...

Boy you are ready for Falloween. I like the little creamers with the pumpkins in them. A cute surprise.

Leslie said...

Your falloween decorations look great. I tried to get into some fall decorating... But then I gave up.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Falloween could really catch on. I love every aspect of your table and can't wait to do mine. Currently hubby is painting it before it comes back into the kitchen and I am busy sorting out the decorations for Autumn. xx

Debra Oliver said...

love, love, love black and white for Fall!!

Jeannie Marie said...

Falloween is brilliant. What a cute table. There is so much going on! I had one of those crows once upon a time. They look so real, putting him atop the checked pumpkin is darling.

NanaDiana said...

Jann - I LOVE your FAlloween table. I think you might have coined a new phrase there! xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your husband is now responsible for penning a new fad!
Owls are really in this year. Looks wonderful.

Createology said...

Oh I love your Fall-O-Ween decor. What a wonderful elegant mixture of colors and textures. This really helps me embrace losing Summer to Autumn. Creative Bliss...

Dolly Sarrio said...

Looks great!

Winnie said...

Everything looks very beautiful, but my favorite is definitely your "wise old owl" = super cute!!

Gayle said...

So, so pretty! Sure wish I was better at setting a nice table! I enjoyed meeting you on Saturday - guess you survived all the hard work?

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

Oh Jann this is all just too cute :)

Hobnail cake stands! Two weeks ago the local mission store had a milk glass cake stand that was supposedly a rare pattern and they wanted 150.00 for it! I asked the lady about it and she said that it was going on Ebay for 199.00 so they were charging 150.00
NEVER thought it would sell there at that price but on my next visit it was gone! :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

I remember that owl from Swiss Days last year! I got one as well...lol...after seeing yours. Wasn't that storm last night awful? We were at the Pack's...a couple of blocks from you...for our reunion and were driven indoors. The dry creek was running at almost flood stage. I couldn't believe it! We barely missed being forced to evacuate...it's a good thing we didn't move to the church! That area was completely closed off. At least you had good weather for your sale. =D

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
I love your table scape. I love that owl what a great personality he gives to the table. Love all of it. So pretty.
Kris

Leann said...

Love all the fun b&w touches. The homespun critters are cute!

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the black and white touches with the orange Jann. I almost have the same on my tray right now. The old chicken feeder is really neat. Have a great week. Hugs, Pam

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Very cute, Jann. I especially love the chicken feeder and the hanging creamers! I'm so behind, I've gotta get some Fall decor happening over here!

Jeanette

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Falloween table!! I have that same cabbage from Hobby Lobby on a large scale in my kitchen, but mine is light green.
hugs,
Cindy

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

The pumpkins in the creamers are my favorite - a nice little surprise!

priscilla said...

Fabulous as always ! Love the black and white check pumpkin , the owl , the creamers for the chandelier.. ok all of it !~ :)

Cynthia said...

Jann this is just stunning. I love that script cabbage so cool and very pretty!!! I am adoring that pumpkin too. Just a beautiful table!!

Fran. said...

I am so diggin it Jann!! And I LVOE the Falloween!! Woo Hoo everything is so great!! You inspire me all the time!! XOXO Love Fran.

Art and Sand said...

I am so NOT into fall yet, but I guess I should start looking to see what is in the attic.

Everything looks great.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Jann,
I think it is just really cute! I did laugh as I was reading it thinking that if I ever just set the table for show, my Hubby would be so confused as to Okay Honey when's dinner?
I only have my kitchen table open for a four place setting. My dining room is my study room and where we place our wood burning stove. Your a darling thanks for the tablescape!
Blessings, Roxy

Carmen Whitehead said...

Beautiful display and I love the idea of black and white instead of the more "traditional" colors. Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your black and white fall, that is much more my style. Everything looks fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Two Cottages And Tea said...

You always do such neat decorating! Your falloween tablescape is so cute! You have a smart hubby to think of the name!
Hugs..Nancy

Angela Ryder said...

Love your Falloween table!!! You always have such great ideas and fabulous finds!!~~Angela

Rose L said...

That is a cute idea of the little scenes in the hanging cups!

Tammy N said...

Such a pretty Halloween table setting. The black and white color theme with a touch of orange is perfect!

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

I like both titles, Jann. Love your black and white stuff, that's cool. Also love those carriage glasses. You said on my blog you're in the 70s, I'm jealous, we're still in the upper 90s here, ugh! Enjoy your cool temps :) Dawn

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That gingham pumpkin is adorable! I'm sure you know how much I love black and white china since I collect it!

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love your black and white for fall! The chicken feeder and dough bowl are fantastic!

Donna Wilkes said...

You have officially started the Falloween season with this quirky tablescape. Love it!

retrorevival.biz said...

GORGEOUS, Jann! I especially love your black hobnail!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How cool is that French script cabbage!!! Love it..Ok, I am all caught up!

Carol

Patty Rumaker said...

I probably won't decorate for Halloween but I love fall and Thanksgiving decor and have just started to decorate a little. I am your newest follower on GFC.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

MrsMajor Hoff said...

Fall-o-ween! Best word ever! The settings are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Jann,
Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post on Inspired Sunday today! Thanks so much for linking up.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Loved this - the black and white is so dramatic - I do change things as I go along - thinking I'll stear a post one way and end up another - so wish I had a Hobby Lobby nearby - should soon - love the cabbage I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

tablescapesbybev said...

I love this table; all of the details are wonderful. The table runner is great with all of the vignettes!