Touches of Fall: Dining Room

You may or may not be aware of this, but I have a slight addiction to vintage dishes.  I just love them!!  I have at least 9 sets that I’ve picked up here and there, and I’m always on the look out for more!  Last week, I was lucky enough to find not one, but two sets of fall-like dishes that I just had to have.  They were at a local thrift store and called out my name as I walked by!

One set is a lovely brown transferware that’s stamped Nikkon Japan on the back.  It matches almost perfectly with a vintage turkey platter I’ve had forever.  I replaced my blue Johnson Brothers Coaching Scenes with it for fall.  Isn’t it pretty?  It came with 10 dinner plates (only one was cracked, but I managed to put it back together), 10 salad plates, 4 saucers (no cups) and 2 berry bowls.  Not a complete set, but for $5, it was a steal!!

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The second set featured a three-leaf pattern in muted shades of brown, gold, orange and green on an off-white background and was a bit more complete.  It came with 6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates, 6 bread and butters, 6 saucers & cups, 1 large serving bowl, 3 berry bowls, a gravy boat, creamer and sugar pots WITH the original lids!!  You almost never get the lids with these old sets.  It’s from the 1950’s and I think it’s fabulous!  It’s perfect for our fall table!

fall house 9fall house 8 I used my gold chargers and a few dishes I already had to get a layered look.  I know the white candles stick out like 2 sore thumbs, but until I find the missing bin that contains my fall candles, it will have to do.  I hope to have a new, larger table and chairs by Thanksgiving and that will change up the look of our dining room quite a bit.  When I bought them, I thought I’d like the upholstered chairs, but I honestly have a love/hate relationship with them.  They’re just so…blah.  Know what I mean?

Dining Room Vignette

I put together this little vignette using pieces I already had.  The wood candlesticks are topped off by “Reindeer Moss”, whatever that is, that came from the Dollar Tree.  I felt like they needed a little something.  These beautiful lamps came from a local thrift store for a measly three dollars each!!  Can you believe it??  The shades were from a previous Goodwill pick and were $2 each.  I didn’t paint them or anything and I absolutely love how they look in our dining room!

I packed up all the blue hydrangeas and blue dishes and put them away.  I swapped out the blue and white curtains for  my favorite Pier One panels that are so perfect for fall.

Here’s how the dining room looked before:

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