Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm Falling in the Dining Room Now



Hello, Dear Ones! That's right. I think I need prayers as I keep Falling all over my house! Now I've Fallen in the dining room. Well, since we're in here I'll go ahead and show you what I'd done.

I think I've told you about this already...but I'm so proud of myself as I didn't buy anything new for my Fall decorating this year!


Does anyone remember Tell City hard rock maple furniture? We bought this dining room set in 1975 and it's still as good as new! Shoot! Sometimes I dream of a new set, especially new chairs but Mr. Precious is even more sentimental about this set than me! so I believe it'll stay. The base of the table is a pretty pedestal. Anyway...

I threw down a light gray green table runner and grabbed one of my white tureens. Then I poked in some of my faux fruits and ta dah! I was done! Well, I did take the lid off and laid down the ladle! Is that like laying down the law? :)

Artichokes just look so Fallen to me, don't you think? Green and red - variety!


This shot is in my new Fallen header above. I'm so creative you know! :)


Lid and ladle lying lazily down on the looooooooong lanky table runner! I told you I was talented! :)

Here on top of the Little Richard is another Fallen tureen set up! We're peeping through the crystals of the chandy. I'm so cleaver like that you know! :) I hope you know I'm teasing!!

I'm a little limited on storage space so I keep out my silver boxes and just poke stuff on top of them. I threw down an olden appliqued napkin with a little crocheted edging and tossed another tureen down. This time I filled the tureen with Fallen faux flowers! FFF ~ love this stuff! Faux Flowers Forever! Man, I'm good! :)

Again, following the dining room table's lead I took the lid off and laid down the ladle!

Here's my artsy ladle shot! :)

Falleness of Faux Flowers mosaic! Don't you just love the colors of Fall?


Now on the other side of the room I have an olden server ~ another silver box and a little twin napkin with the crocheted edging. Tureen with the lid off and the ladle is lying down, Fallen faux flowers are all poked inside! I love this look and it was easy!

One more Fallen faux flowers mosaic for your viewing pleasure! :)

Thanks for popping in to see me and keep me in you prayers as there's no telling where I'm going to Fall next.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


Doo doo doo down doo be do down down
come on come on
down doo be do down down
breaking up is hard to do.

Don't take your love away from me

don't you leave my heart in misery.
If you go then I'll be blue
'cause breaking up is hard to do.

Remember when you held me tight
And you kissed me all through the night
Come on babe let's start a new
'cause breaking up is hard to do.

They say that breaking up is hard to do.
Now I know I know that it's true
don't say that this is the end.
Instead of breaking up
I wish that we are making up again.

I beg of love away from me

don't you leave my heart in misery.
If you go then I'll be blue
'cause breaking up is hard to do.
~ sung by Neil Sedaka

75 comments:

  1. I am so proud of you...for not buying any new fall decor...but you left off the word YET! I almost always break down and buy something!! I laughed at your artsy shot...my new post has one!! I really want to say Artsy Fartsy...but then again...someone might get Offended!! but I think it!!
    Have fun falling...I plan to do more falling this week!!

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  2. Beautiful vignettes. I love the artichokes and grapes, so pretty! I adore your fall arrangement, too! You are such a wonderful photographer, great captures. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday! XO ~Liz

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  3. Sooooo pretty Miss Shelia! LOVE your centerpiece! Martina

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  4. Beautiful pictures. I think we have a arm band for you to wear I can get from work..if you keep falling!!
    Such self control that you did not buy anything...I should try that too!

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  5. I don't do seasons around this house but yours is lovely, honey. You're posting less like I am. I just can't keep up with it and serve my mission for the church along with regular things to do around the house. So something has to suffer.

    BTW, how is Miss Carter? Aren't grandkids fun? I'm loving my great granddaughter so much I sit and watch the videos and photos her mummy and daddy have put on facebbook. I know, I'm pathetic. ;-p

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  6. Shelia,
    Do be careful, dear friend...but I must admit, I adore your "Fallen" decor!Two of my favorites, Sunflowers and Pears! Beautiful dining room table decor with those artichokes!Your chandelier crystals make the room shimmer with such a radiant glow. Thank you for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Sheila, you are just fallen all over the place. Love the tureen and the runner. I really need to get fallen, too.

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  8. Shelia
    I just hope I don't hear that you've fallen and can't get up!!
    You really have gone all out with your decorating-and it looks great!Using silver boxes for hiding this & that is a good idea too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Proud of you that you did not go out and buy new things. What you have is lovely already Miss Sheila. I love the tureen. I decorated mine last year with Christmas balls. I think this year I will do something Fallish too. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Shelia, your fall decorating is so much fun to see and I love the humorous way you describe it. You're so cute. I like your dining set, especially with that nice arrangement with the soft colors of fall. I am anticipating your next Fallen project. -----------Shannon

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  11. Shelia, You make me chuckle. Love the fall colors and what you've done with them. Can't wait to see where you fall next. Dianne

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  12. Your fall touches are beautiful! Love the tureens! I haven't bought any new fall pretties this season either. I even shopped at Hobby Lobby today to buy my sister a birthday present. I was very tempted to fill up my cart!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  13. Such beautiful fall touches Shelia and our photographs are sooo pretty!

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  14. Very pretty my dear Pickle..girl I didn't do one season this year same old things here on the mountain..Love ya hugs and smiles Gloria

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  15. Beautiful Fall vignettes, Shelia. I am proud of you and myself for not buying anything new for Fall.

    I used a tureen in the dining room too.:-)

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  16. Shelia - the consistent use of your tureens is a clever idea, and they all look very pretty. Your photography is very nice too! I enjoyed your post--happy Fall!

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  17. Took a tour of several posts and love all the Fallen looks through your house. Very nicely done! Today I was busy in the sewing room, decluttering a little, sewing and making cards.

    That kept me busy as well as washing clothes and ironing.

    ~Linnea

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  18. beautiful Sheila.. love your fall colors and you know I adore soup tureens.

    so proud of you not buying new and making what you have look so fabulous.

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  19. Everything looks beautiful!!I love the artichokes.

    Kathy

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  20. Hi Shelia! Guess what, I'm falling in love with your Dining Room too. Everything is so pretty and refreshing. And I have to applaud you for not buying anything. This is creativity to the highest level. :) Have a great week!

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  21. Shelia, everything looks so pretty! Little Richard is all dressed up. Beautiful! It's time for me to start falling. Haven't done it yet.

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  22. Your dinning room sure has fallen. Love the use of the tureens. You have such lovely fall things, no need to buy more. I have really enjoyed all your post on "fallen" - they are such fun and it shines through how much fun you had playing. I an amazing Sunday.

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  23. Your dinning room sure has fallen. Love the use of the tureens. You have such lovely fall things, no need to buy more. I have really enjoyed all your post on "fallen" - they are such fun and it shines through how much fun you had playing. I an amazing Sunday.

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  24. Keep falling because it is just gorgeous.... I love the artichokes!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  25. Brilliant, blithe blogger banters boldly whilst building and borrowing baubles to behold betwixt her blogging buddies.
    Bravo!

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  26. Very pretty Sheila! I love the look of the soup tureen on the table with the artichokes. This is one vignette I can duplicate too but I'd have to buy the artichokes. I'm trying very hard to be thrifty this fall too. Have a great day!

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  27. Pretty centerpiece, it is nice you can use things you had. Laura Cottage and Broome

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  28. I love how you used the white tureens to display all the fall colors. The contrast between the white and the vibrant colors is beautifully displayed... and the dainty crochet-edged napkin look so pretty... beautiful vignette! Thanks for letting us take a peek at them. Happy Sunday~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  29. Shelia, this is wonderful. I love the arichokes! Very fallish looking. Your soup tureen and ladle are gorgeous! Love all the fall flowers spraying out the sides. Love your fall decor.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  30. Everything looks so pretty in the rich warm Fall colors! And good job at using what you already have!

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  31. The bestest fall decorations are free. Leaves and sticks and dried flowers and, I guess sometimes a punkin or two. Looks good. Richard from My Old Historic house.You go girl!

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  32. I like all your fallen decor :) Love the tureens!

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  33. What a great way to use your tureens! I love that you used what you had on hand to decorate. I need to find some reasonable faux flowers and then I will be good to go for sure! hugs, Linda

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  34. What a wonderful idea to use your beautiful tureen! I love your autumn touches, warm and perfect!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  35. Everything looks just beautiful Shelia! I love fall colours. Have a wonderful week. Pamela

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  36. I love all the warm colors of fall! Your arrangement is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Great vignettes. I love that you bought nothing new for Fall. I may have bought a little, but I'm not sure what. I like your inspiration of not having bought anything. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. Your place is wonderful and has inspired me to get busy this evening and bring a little fall into the house.

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  39. I love decorating for fall! Seriously so fun! I love your decor! I just found your blog through a blog hop, I love it. If you're interested please take a look at my blog at www.romanianprincess.com and if you like it PLEASE be a follower!

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  40. Oh Shelia, how BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope you don't mind my saying that I'm very glad you have fallen! ;) And while your fall flowers are lovely, you know that I am just DROOLING over your white tureens! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :) xoxo

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  41. So pretty! I adore soup tureens and have quite a collection myself. You have inspired me to make mine "Fallen" this week with sunflowers which I adore!

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  42. i enjoyed this :) both your words and your images. love the colours.

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  43. Beautiful Shelia... Touch of white is so charming and magical that it almost capture the whole scenario...Fruit basket is a beautifully arranged... love the grapes.... And the mosaic... perfectly Autumn touch... I think there will be no one who dont love the Autumn colours... I love the fire like colours of Autumn...
    Its a pleasant post Shelia...
    Visit me if you can
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  44. My goodness, Shelia ... I'm starting to worry about all of your falling ... are you okay?! LOL. Your Fall dining room is fabulous! The florals you created in your tureens are gorgeous! And, yes, artichokes are the perfect Fall addition! Can't wait to see more!

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  45. Love the header, love the fall-icious tureens, and I love, love, LOVE your dining room furniture. I need to get with the program and decorate for fall, but I have only decorated my breakfast room table!!!

    I like the artichokes, too.

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  46. Love that song by Neil Sedaka and your creative ideas. V

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  47. Morning Sheilia *hugs*
    Fall has fallen everywhere at your place..well bit by bit. I do love the beautiful leaves in the fall. It brings such beauty...but as you know around "these parts" we don't want, well most of us, don't want fall for another month, or two. *s*.

    Your laden and faux flowers are lovely.
    have a great day. It IS almost fall.
    Judi

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  48. i've never thought of artichokes as particularly fall like, but my gosh, they look fabulous here! i LOVE your centerpiece!

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  49. Shelia, so pretty. Everything is so colorful and full of cheer.

    I love your dining table. The one we have in our family room is solid pecan. They don't make beautiful furniture anymore like this unless you want to pay a complete fortune.

    Just darling.

    Barb ♥

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  50. I won't be buying anything new either (except for the pumpkins)...I love the artichokey centerpiece! We were at an antiques store this weekend looking for new night stands and the mid-century, 1950's and 60's furniture there was incredibly expensive!! Hang on to that dining room set...it may be worth a mint!!

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  51. Fall is abounding in your dinning room! Just lovely, and I really like that you did not buy anything new~ you didn't need to!
    I am inspired to get moving with my fall decor!
    Yvonne

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  52. Very pretty! I love artichokes and sunflowers.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

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  53. It all looks beautiful. I love all of your white tureens.

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  54. Great deco! I love the fall!
    Have a great one.
    Markus

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  55. "Faux Flowers Forever" you are truly something serious. Love the tureens and especially the artichokes. hugs♥O

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  56. So enjoy all your vignettes/decor, Shelia. You have the daintiest decorating fingers, ever! So warm & inviting.

    I want to thank you for your sweet note & wishes. I appreciate your prayers, you mean a lot to me.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  57. Dear Shelia,

    Enjoyed every moment, loved the settings.

    xoxo
    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

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  58. Don't faint Shelia, I'm back. I have missed you and your delightful posts so much. First I scrolled down to your new couch post. I really love what you chose. It is perfect in your room and so is the color. Good job Sheila.

    I am impressed that you shopped in your own home for your fall beauty. I have several tureens and the way you used yours is genius. See, I agree you are very clever. BIG smile. Everything looks very festive. I too love artichokes and yours look fab!

    Love you and it is good to be visiting again,
    Jeanne

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  59. Beautiful dining room...all done up for fall. Love your table too...Sturdy old furniture is still the best...so well-made. Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration photos!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  60. All your Fall decorations are adorable. Love the centerpiece and the soup tureen!
    Have a great week!

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  61. How pretty! You really make fall look elegant!! I have to pull my old tureen out and put it to use!! Maybe I'll be inspired to make some pumpkin soup!!

    Just love everything, Shelia!

    XO,
    Jane

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  62. What a marvelous idea of how to decorate with a soup tureen! I've never purchased one because I didn't know what I would do with it when I wasn't serving soup. Now I know!
    Candy

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  63. Hi Miss Shelia, I'm so glad you're falling all over the house. I adore artichokes no matter what the season. What a wonderful idea to use your tureens, I'm so loving those. Now, I'm so glad you mentioned you leave your silver boxes out. I have one that with some fresh paint and a cutesy handle will look great in a display. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. Oh Shelia, this is all so pretty. Love the table runner and you have mastered the art of scrunching. So pretty. The beautiful tureen filled with the artichokes is such a lovely display. I need to remember to use fruit and veggies more, they look so beautiful. Love the buffet bouquet. How fabulous and your tureens are just stunning. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  65. Oh sweetie, nobody 'falls' better than you do! What a beautiful job you always do.

    I've missed you so much over the summer...now...Ahhhh...hum....

    Dum..do.do.do.wah.dum...breakin' up is haaaarrrrd tooooooo do!

    Whew, I feel better now that I've got that outta my system! Heeehehehe!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a beautiful day :o)

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  66. I love your dining room, I love it that it's from 1975, hubby is right, just keep it! I love your tureens's decorations, I'm so inspired, I have a white tureen, but don't remember in what boxes I have flowers and fruits to do it and be Shellia's copy cat! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  67. Great Fall touches. Love the artichokes and grapes in the tureen.
    Great photos, too.

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  68. O, Shelianess..every time I stop by, you are fallin'....:)

    You sure are ahead of me..I don't have one speck of desire to decorate for fall...still just too hot, I guess. I keep trying to get in the mood, but......

    Everything really looks nice.

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  69. Hi darling, I'm glad you've enjoyed the tour, it was a day I won't forget in a very long time. I've just started around here and doing the outside of the shop. Usually by now I have it done..life just gets in the way sometimes.. hugs ~lynne~

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  70. I love all your fallen things, Shelia. So creative of you to use your soup tureens and love the way you created stuff in them. And I admire your self control for not buying anything....Christine

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  71. I love our fallen decor, Shelia! It's so festive and fun! And that ladle shot is super neat. You are a talented one, my friend.

    I wanted to drop by and tell you how much I love and appreciate you and your sweet comments on my last post. Your prayers and well wishes have helped sustain me through this very, very sad time in my life. I miss my Adelaide more than I can tell you in words, but I am so thankful that she is with our Lord. What do people do who don't have Him? I would hate to even imagine!

    I'm trying to blog a little as I can. Lots still going on here, but I wanted to drop in and leave you a love note.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  72. yep..it's Fall at your house! How pretty! As always, simply beautiful.
    I had to laugh..I read your title wrong I guess and thought it said,"I've fallin' in the dining room.." and I expected you to say when I got here "..and I can't get up!" and then I read it correctly!

    Ah well.it's late. Shelia..your home is always such a delight to visit. Everything thing is always so gorgeous! So...that being said..can I come and live with you? :):)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  73. Hi Sheila,
    You have really fallen quite so beautifully!
    I just love your pretty vignettes, and that dining table is gorgeous!
    I have the same set I purchased in 1981 so I know how you feel!
    I haven't bought anything new yet either except outdoor mums!
    I am trying hard not to since we're on a tight budget right now.
    Hugs to you,
    Cindy

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  74. Beautiful fall pretties!!!!

    Yes, my mother-in-law bought two Tell City rocking chairs years ago and when she passed away she gave them to me. I still like them...

    You always brighten my day!
    Betty @ Country Charm

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