I love my dining room. And that’s not because we eat there every night. Because we don’t. I love setting tables and they always come out looking the best when they are in our dining room.
Part of that is due to the awesome dining room table and chairs we got at Pottery Barn. Part of it I think has to do with the cool paint color in our dining room. And the main reason is that I have a serious problem when it comes to collecting vintage china. If you saw my first blog post titled “I am a Dish-Whore-der” then you will know why. We can all count the number of plates in the photo below. And just so you know, I own at least eight plates of every one of these wonderful china patterns. Some of them are full sets of china.
And yes, I know I have a serious problem. Like I said, I am a dish whore-der.
As a mother of three boys, there were no tea parties at our home. So let’s just say this is my chance to have a grown-up tea party. Every other week.
For the fall photo shoot, I chose to use the chargers and placemats from Pier One. The Turkey themed vintage china is called Spode Celebration and Spode Festival. Even though it is discontinued, I see it at the flea markets all of the time. You can also find it at replacements.com.
I found my tall metal cheese molds at the Rose Bowl flea market from one of my favorite vendors @thewarpedtable. Although they will need to be moved once everyone is seated (assuming we throw a dinner party in the next few weeks), the tall “vases” look awesome the rest of the time. I filled them with faux greens from Hobby Lobby and fresh eucalyptus from the flower mart.
If you have been following my blog or reading my Instagram posts then you know I had to buy all new pumpkins this year. The reason is that I didn’t own any. This is my first fall with a blog and Instagram feed and hence, it’s the first time I have decorated my home for fall.
I have noticed recently there are a lot of Halloween decorations popping up on Instagram feeds. This has me in a total quandary. So here is my question. Since our kids are grown and sadly won’t be able to take off work to fly home for Halloween (duh), is it okay if our only Halloween decorations appear on our front porch the last two days in October? I should probably mention the fact that Halloween costs a fortune in our town because I have to buy at least 750 pieces of candy for the trick-or-treaters.
Am I being a total witch?