Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I've Fallen in the Dining Room!

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I've done it again and I've Fallen in my dining Room. You know this time of the year I just can't help myself.

Here we go walking in from the entry. My dining table was bought in 1975 and it has special little memories. Sometimes I'd like to get a prettier table and get new chairs but then I think of the time I walked in and my little son was sitting there just scrapping his pencil up and down as fast as he could on the edge of the table! He wasn't trying to do damage - he was just thinking, he said. :) This table still holds the scar! More sweet stories so I'm keeping it. ;)

Well, I've been Falling all over my olden table and put together a little centerpiece.

I've used my recent garage sale find - my silver tray and poked down three little silvery pieces and poked Fall things all around.

Here's a little closer look at all of the Falleness on my tray!

I placed my tray on a table runner where I've folded up the ends. Then I sat a couple of tarnished silver candle holders down just in case I need a little candlelight! :)

Now on the other side of the dining room we find a little more Falleness! I've just Fallen all over my olden server.

Poked down a Fallen looking runner, some cloches (pretend you don't see them because I'll be showing these for Marty's Fallen Cloche party Friday) and lots of leaves and little nuts! Hey, I'm a nut too! :)

On the other side of the dining room you'll find Little Richard. I've Fallen all over him too! You know I can't help myself! :)

You can see my fairly new buffet lamps sitting on top of Little Richard. There's another Fallen colored table runner and my little silverware box sitting here. I've got a silverware box on my olden server too. I'm really enjoying using these boxes as another level to poke stuff on top of. I poked a doily on it and placed little cupcake cloches (shh, please pretend again you're not seeing these) on it and they're filled with pumpkins and all sorts of little pine cones and nuts. Now Little Richard is so Fallen! ;)

Well, there you have it ~ my Fallen dining room.

Uh oh...

Chloe Dawn, what are you doing? This is were she loves to sit and guard our house. She does a wonderful job of it too! I think she's pouting because I've been so busy Falling around in here she thinks I've ignored her.

I'll see if I can make it up to her. Chloe Dawn, Darling, Mommy loves you. Wanna give me a kiss? Pretty please? Well, I guess not! She'll get over it though when we sit down to eat dinner! :)

Oh, before I leave I wanted to let you know I'm having a party next month and would love to invite you to come.

It's all about showing off our kitchens and should be a fun party. You can go HERE to find out more about it and I'll continue to remind you and give more info when the time gets a little closer.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you a little Note Songs~

Scarborough Fair

Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
(On the side of a hill in the deep forest green)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Tracing of sparrow on snowcrested brown)
Without no seams nor needle work
(Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain)
Then she'll be a true love of mine
(Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)

Tell her to find me an acre of land
(On the side of a hill a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between the salt water and the sea strands
(A soldier cleans and polishes a gun)
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
(War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Generals order their soldiers to kill)
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
(And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten)
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkel


  1. I love EVERYTHING you do! Just so very lovely! I am drooling over that gorgeous wingback chair too...the color is amazing!

  2. I love it all Shelia...especially the centerpiece on the dinning table with it's scares! LOL It's really beautiful and so is Chloe sitting in that chair! :D

  3. Its all very pretty and welcoming looking. I love the idea of a comfy chair in the dining room.

  4. G'eve Shelia ~ Another exquisite decor throughout. I love the sentiment of the table, son decorating it for you, a treasure to enjoy. You must have boxes & boxes of decorations ... for each season. You are truly a decorator from the word go. I love visiting you, Shelia.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  5. Hi Shelia,
    Your fallen dining room is very warm and welcoming, and I really like those red/pink (?) plates over the cloches that I promise you I didn't see! Chloe Dawn really knows how to pout to get the attention. Don't we spoil them? Linda

  6. Sheila, your diningroom looks great! Lovin' the centerpiece! I'll be at your party and I'm posting it on my sidebar. Now, my kitchen's not much to look at, but I'm sure I'll come up with something:@)

  7. Love it all my talented FALLEN friend!

    Now...get up! I mean it! Get up! I hate seeing you just a layin' around doin' NOTHING!




  8. Oh dear little Shelia, I do hope that you haven't fallen and stubbed your sweet tiny toes! LOL!

    Girl, you have a way with words and I just love it. Your Fallen decor is lovely and I didn't see the cloches, I really didn't. I won't tell Marty either. LOL.


  9. I just adore the way you have fallen! Your dining room looks beautiful!

  10. Oh Shelia,
    That centerpiece is gorgeous! Bravo. I just love what you did with the silver and the fall decor. So very pretty.

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  12. So you have finally broken down and have fallen everywhere!! I love, love, love your table and the pretty fall centerpiece and your server, too. Now I have to get to work myself.

    I'm excited about your party and have posted your button on my sidebar. I will also mention in it a post.


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  14. Hi Shelia
    Fall is really falling in your home. I guess with all the heat you welcome some fallness....lovely settings and pumpkins and centre pieces...

    Very warm....with the candlelight too...

    hope you've had a fun day.

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  16. You did an awesome job. I love the vignette on the dining room table. The silver champagne buckets with all of the fall decor poking out looks just wonderful. And much to my surprise, the tarnished silver fits in perfectly. Great job!

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Oh Shelia, I am falling over all your Fall decor, so pretty. Look at all those gorgeously decorated cloches! Love them....Christine

  18. Sheila, I just love all your fallness in the dining room. Love the silver and fall goodies for the centerpiece on the table. Really love your antique piece surrounded by plates. Very pretty. Kim

  19. Sheila,
    Beautiful job on your centerpiece! I think your dining room is gorgeous! What's for dinner? I'll bring the wine!

  20. Love your dining room. It is so homey and comfortable looking.

  21. Oh I sure love your silver champagne buckets with your pretty fall decor, but of course I just drooled all over the keyboard over your cloches. They are fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

  22. Hi Sheila! Lovin' all of your fallen stuff, gal! Every time you show us your home, I feel like I should just pop over and have some coffee and chat with you!! It is so lovely and inviting! A real reflection of you!

    Thanks for sharing! I have a few fallen things out myself!!

    Love and hugs,

  23. Omygoodness, sweet have been FALLing down all over the place. You have worn your sweet little puppy OUT...She must have helped you decorate.
    That is a lot of decorations...and they look beautiful, dear one.
    I am sooo excited about your kitchen party..I do love to show off my little humble country french fun.
    hugs, bj

  24. Sheila, all of your fall decorations are beautiful! I really love your silver, too!

  25. My goodness, Shelia ... you're quite the Fallen woman, aren't you? You do this so well! Love the wonderful fallen colors, and everything looks SO fresh and clean (was it Chloe Dawn's day to vacuum?). OK, the silver's unpolished, but it looks absolutely perfect in your fallen setting! Clever, clever, clever you are!

    Stay the sweetist sweetie, OK? ;)

  26. Hi Sheila, love your fall decor, pretty details all over your home!

  27. Love that old song and it fits with your displays...I love your table centerpiece and the silver pieces.

  28. I adore what you've created Shelia! The pumpkins in the silver pieces is fabulous! But that Cloe Dawn wins the prize for cutest pumpkin every time. Pat her on the head for me!

    Hugs, sherry

  29. You have a lovely dining room Sheila and that fact that its filled with items that hold so many wonderful memories makes it even better..
    You have so many beautiful fall displays in that room and I enjoyed seeing every one of them..

    Cloches? I didnt see any cloches~ lol...

    hugs and happy thoughts

  30. Oh you sweetie, you fallen girl, all turned out to be a wonderful thing, at first, I was a bit worried! Your fall decor is just lovely. I love what you did in your gorgeous dining room and those plates around your mirror, they are beautiful! Okay, that wing back chair is awesome, oh and your silver is gorgeous, I just love it all and could go on and on!

    Your little watch doggy is adorable~ remind him that he has a sweetie of a mommy!

    Enjoy your day~

  31. Hi Shelia,
    You do have everything looking so pretty in your dining room too! I love your center piece on the table and of course I love all those beautiful red & white transferware dishes on the wall.
    Your kitchen party is a great idea-I will put the logo on my blog.


  32. Shelia, Everything you did was beutiful, warm and cozy just as it should be. Beautiful chair, it makes the room look so inviting.
    Can't wait for your party, great ideal!

  33. Shelia your Fallen Decor is just beautiful! So warm and welcoming! Chloe Dawn is a cutie doll pup for sure!
    I have started my 'Falling' as well.
    Posted a few pics on blog yesterday.
    More to do though.

  34. Your place looks ready! Love your fall decorations! Looks like you had a great time, and it's all so cheery!

  35. Oh Dear Shelia! You have done such a good job "Falling" up your home. In fact, you make me feel like I need to keep dragging out my stuff! I love how you have incorporated your silver with your fall. Love it all!


  36. Shelia,
    Beautiful! I love how you show the wood on your dining room tabletop! So many, many times we cover up the woods with tablecloths. The warm hue of the wood creates a warmth in a room like none other.
    I'll be looking for you @ Marty's Fall Cloche Party!( I pretended I didn't see.HA!)

  37. Beautiful! I am doing the same thing at my house. lol isn't it fun to fall!

  38. I love everything and it looks so beautiful!! I'm ready to Fall around my home but it has been so HOT again I haven't felt like it. I'm ready for a cool front to come in so I WANT to decorate!!! Fall is my FAVORITE time of year with all the pumpkins, leaves and spicy scents.♥

  39. Everything always looks perfect in your lovely home, S! You are all ready for everything till after Tgiving! And with that sweet gbaby plenty to be thankful for!
    I'd keep the table too.

  40. Now here I am, alone on the Ponderosa makin' like the fab four beltin' out this wonderful song! Tiger the Wonder Dog seems to be enjoyin' it as much as I.

    Ya had me at the title...I thought poor Sheila...yep, I'm that gullible!

    You fall so beautifully girl, I just adore everything.

    God bless ya and have a most beautiful day...somehow I'm thinkin' that won't be hard to do!

  41. Dear Shelia, you've almost Fallen in every room of your house, and a fabulous job you've done too. Now, pray you intend to Fall in your bedroom, or is that part of the house off limits :o)
    I never knew that song was so sad :o(

    Blessings my friend.

  42. I hope to participate in this! I have a tea room theme in my kitchen!

    I'm still trying to look at tablescapes, I'll post my cloches later, and comment on yours as well.


  43. Hi sweet lady...

    Well after my visit to see all of your fabulous cloches...I just had to come and take a peek at your "fallen" dining room! Hehe! Sheila, it's gorgeous! Ohhh, I love, love, LOVE that you used your silver for the table centerpiece! That is just one of the prettiest centerpieces/vignettes ever!!! have my wheels a turnin' now. I have never used any of my silver for autumn decorating! wink! Sooo many pretties, my friend...thank you for sharing them with us! Ohh...I nearly forgot...I love your new lamps! They're perfect!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  44. Sweet Sheilia~

    I just love all your fallen decorations! I'm just trying to get our house back together after our little remodel then I'll be sending Mister to the attic to get our fall decor. :)

    Beautiful as always~ J

  45. Goodness, you have been so busy falling're gonna have take some time off and rest up!!! I love your dining area also...beautiful treasured furniture is better than anything new or fancy...just can't do any better than those precious memories...Gotta love that Little Richard...he is a looker!!!

  46. What a lovely dining room you have. I absolutely LOVE that highboy you have hiding in one of the pictures! What a lovely piece. And your silver wine cooler/urns on the table look very grand. Beautiful, Sheila!

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  48. Awwwwww. Chloe Dawn. Poor baby. She's feelin' all spurned. I hope she's feelin' better by now. I'm sure she is since she has such a sweet and loving mommy.

    Love all your pretty fallen-ness. Everything looks great!


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