Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bountiful Harvest

Hello Everyone!
It has been raining for days and it was time
to set a new tablescape welcoming the fall.
Join me on a tour of our formal dining room.
The warm colors welcome you to stay and eat.
I added green tones for a nice change to this room.
All photos enlarge when clicked to see the details.
The buffet table is strewn with leaves and gourds.
The fall wreath is made of gold leaves and plum pears.
Another view of the room leading into the kitchen.
The furniture is from Etheridge and the floors are cherry.
The paint is a red and gold combo with a chair rail.
The flower centerpiece and candles are from Kirklands.
I bought the leaf acorn dishes at Cracker Barrel.
They are called *Bountiful Harvest*.
The leaf bamboo placemats are from Ross.
This room has a tray ceiling, french doors and a window.
The lighting is made by Quorum.
The area rug is from Lowes.
If we move I'll leave the rug it matches so well...;)
I scattered leaves, acorns and pinecones across the runner.
I found the bronzed leaf napkin holders at Ross.
The goblets are from Target and the napkins BB&Beyond.
~*~
I am using my new computer and enjoying it.
It's different but very smooth. I wanted all of you to
know I receive no compensation for mentioning any
products on my blog. I blog purely for the fun of sharing.
Thanks for coming by and checking out my fall dining room.
Have a wonderful week!

109 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Melissa
We are on our way home from our little road trip. I'm looking forward to setting a fall table in our dining room.

Your table is gorgeous! Beautiful centerpiece and setting.

Mari said...

Gorgeous!! You do such an awesome job of decorating.

Come do my house. Ha.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the warm color and design of your plates. Your stemware is eye catching, too.
The whole room is so inviting for guests to come and share a meal with you.
Love it all!

Pam said...

How pretty! And I'm glad you blog just for the fun of it! Are the Cracker Barrel plates from this year? They are gorgeous.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! Girl this is by far one of your best...Love all the fall colors and it so matches your DR...love your cherry floors and your new dishes just rock girl...now pass me a plate and give me some food ha ha!! Just lovely my sweet daughter...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty Melissa! I have been looking for some leaf napkin holders that I like. I can't believe you found those at Ross. I also really like your dishes and goblets too! Beautiful!

Becca said...

Hi Melissa! Fantabulous! What time is dinner? I'd love to enjoy a meal in this beautiful space. You've outdone yourself ... the leaf napkin rings ... the beautiful plates ... the colorful floral arrangement. You've thought of everything! I love your furniture and how everything blends so well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, *Becca*

Tracey said...

Hello Melissa,
Everything is so beautiful and I see you shop at all of my favorite stores :D Are the plates you have from Cracker Barrel from this year?
Blessings, Tracey

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, your dining room is one of my all time favorites and I love your beautiful tablescape. Your fall decorations and table are absolutely stunning. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love those plates, Melissa! They are just perfect for Fall!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, your dining room is beautiful. I love the warm colors. Your table setting for fall is wonderful. I love those dishes. Cracker Barrel does have some neat stuff. I love your acorns. Where did you get those?

Mariette said...

Dearest Melissa,

Glad I stopped by as it is raining over Georgia as well. Dark and dreary days! You are smart for setting a cozy autumn table the way you did. Looks very inviting for dining and chatting with friends and loved ones for hours over a warm meal.

Thanks for sharing this.

MariettesBacktoBasics

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, I have been admiring all your recent Fall posts and just love all your ideas and descriptions. You always do elegant and warm designs. It has been rainy and "unfall" like humid here also!Take care.

Julie Harward said...

Everything is perfectly lovely! I love the dishes and I love the paint color..love it! ;D

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Melissa your din rm is fabulous!! I love each item you've put together so lovingly. You did such a superb job!! What time is dinner?? You have excellent taste and I'm so glad you mention where you've found your treasures!!

Hugs, sherry

PS I can bring dessert!

Lisa said...

Love your table!! Enjoy eating on it!! Or if you are like me you just leave it set ;) We too are so floating away here! How can you go months with no rain and now this? At least I am not at the beach!Enjoy your new computer, I would be lost without mine!
Hugs, Lisa

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks wonderful! I would love to sit there and have a wonderful meal with great friends or family!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So gorgeous Melissa!
Your dining room and tablescape are so warm and inviting!
I love those acorn plates and the gorgeous centerpiece!
What a great room you have created, I just love it!
Cindy

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Melissa, so beautiful...every detail, perfect.

Decorchick! said...

Just beautiful Melissa! All of your decorations and your tablescape are just so inviting and lovely. Hope you are doing well. Be blessed. xo

food for thought said...

beautiful setting and love your dishes!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What perfect dishes for fall! Love them! The green stemware looks great with them and with the other fall touches you've added. What a pretty dining room!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Melissa,
What a beautiful home you have. I love your dining room.
Cracker Barrel is a treasure trove of wonderful dishes. And I see that you got some real gems!
YOur table and centerpiece is gorgeous!
YOur attention to detail is so impressive.
Yvonne

Celly B said...

What a beautiful dining room you have; the rich colors are so gorgeous! I simply love those Bountiful Harvest dishes--so pretty for fall!

Kat said...

It's all so pretty!

Hugs,
Kat

Debbie said...

Cracker Barrel? Seriously? Oh, I am so definitely heading there when I'm near one. I really love those dishes. They just make the table!

Debbie said...

I can tell you have fun Melissa...I blog for pure fun too:) Your DR looks so pretty, and I love those dishes...perfect for the season.

Miss Char said...

Beautiful table and a beautiful room. You set the perfect mood for a fall dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

Beautiful dining room! Your fall tablescape is wonderful. I love the colors. The centerpiece is amazing.

Miss Merry said...

Melissa, What a gorgeous dining room! You have it decorated so beautifully, from the walls to the rug to the dining set. And your acorn dishes are adorable! I hope you enjoy your new computer on these rainy days.

Diann said...

Very pretty and so inviting! Love all your details. And your side table looks lovely!

Traci said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I was just looking at my dining room & thinking that I want the ceiling painted but I don't think I'm up for that!!

Melanie said...

Hey girl!

Your table is beautiful as always. I love the dishes. The colors are really nice. I am in Cincy and it is 45 degrees at night but no rain. Gary said it was raining down y'alls way. Hope you are having a great week.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is -- your dining room is so lovely -- perfect for the colors of autumn.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. You have a lovely home, and the tablescape is beautiful. I didn't know Cracker Barrel had such pretty dishes! I may have to actually go eat there sometime! :-)

My regards and thanks to your husband for his service to our country.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Melissa!

Your room is beautiful and I love the dishes! Everything is so warm and inviting. Enjoy the rest of your week and stay dry! All the rain is headed our way now and boy do we need it!!

~Kathleen

Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful, Melissa! Those dishes are wonderful, so rich and I love the texture!

Amy Kinser said...

It looks beautiful as always.

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous...beautiful job!

Karin

Tara G. said...

I'm coming for dinner...well, I would if I were still up the road! :) BEAUTIFUL!

Entertaining Women said...

You found some great bargains and put together an extremely rich looking tablescape. I really like your large creamware bowl in the china cabinet, too. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Vanessa said...

Hi Melissa! I was so excited to see your new post pop up! I know it is always going to be a treat to see what you have been up to and this was no exception! You have such a great sense of style and you know how much I adore seeing all those warm colors. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Vanessa

Sharing with Sherri said...

Beautiful Fall setting Melissa!!! Your new Cracker Barrel dishes in the burnt orange color, look just fabulous with the green tones (one of my favorite combos)! All your accents look perfect! Also love the texture that is added by the stemware and glass candleholders!

Another stunner!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Dining Delight said...

Your dining room is just as stunning as the other rooms you've shown us! I really like your decorating style and that includes your tablescape! The Bountiful Harvest dishes are a gorgeous colour and what detail. The hurricane candle holders are terrific too!

DD

Liz said...

Beautiful, Melissa! Your plates are gorgeous. You sure know how to set a festive table. I love the water goblets. Your entire room is so inviting. The fall colors in your home look so elegant. I think next year I will try going for more muted colors, because I think it has a more elegant appearance. You've outdone yourself again. Oh, and one last thing....your centerpiece is lovely. Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Nancy said...

My formal set and buffet were so much like yours! and I know when we move into another house, I'll miss it like crazy! We sold the whole set when we sold the house (to downsize) but I look forward to shopping for another! Our colors were very much like those you use. Love the decor! Have a great weekend, girl!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just lovely. Your dining room is exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

Carol

Pamela said...

Soo pretty Melissa! Can't wait till our new Cracker Barrel Opens. Fall and the holidays are always the best time to shop um!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Melissa,

Everything is lovely as usual!

Miss Janice said...

Melissa,
Your dining room is stunning! I love the furniture and the rug. The tablesetting is just perfect for Autumn! Love the Cracker Barrel dishes and all the colors you used. Happy Autumn to you!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just warm and inviting!! Love the fall decor and table settings! You have a lovely home!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Just lovely! Very warm and inviting!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Jane said...

Melissa, first of all, your dining room is gorgeous, like the rest of your home! I love the warm tuscan colors you used throughout the room.

Your tablescape is also gorgeous! I love the dishes and napkin rings. Don't you love the Cracker Barrel gift shop? They have amazing dishes there.

Jane

Sweetladyelaine said...

Melissa,
I am so glad I stopped by, your table is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Really Rainey said...

Your dining room is fabulous! SO warm and welcoming!

Rainey

Dan said...

It looks wonderful! I hope you are having a good week!

~Dan~

Tress said...

I love LOVE those plates...they are so pretty. Everything goes so well together-love your tablescape and decor!

Blessings to you,
Tress

Tasha said...

This is beautiful! I love your dining room! It is so warm with all of those fall colors! Come decorate my house! :-)

Morgan said...

Your dining room looks gorgeous! I just love those plates you found and the little acorn you put on top! You did a beautiful job!

Angela said...

Hi Melissa! Your dining room looks like something out of a decorating magazine. It's beautiful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Melissa!
What a gorgeous tablescape...so warm and welcoming...just like you! Your seasonal touches are just enough!
Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!
;-D Kathleen

Scribbler said...

Gorgeous!

KATHY said...

Hi Melissa,Your table looks so gorgeous!!I would love to be sitting there right now. I would really feel so special...Kathy

Deb said...

Your dining-room is beautiful. I am a lover of all Fall colours so of course I am drawn to your tablescape. Your home is warm & welcoming and it looks to me that you surround yourself with only things you love. Good way to live. Have a nice weekend. Deb (Ottawa, Canada)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Okay....so I've been staring at your dining room for hours, left and came back to stare at it some more. I love everything!
You've done a fabulous job decorating :D

Kate Dickerson said...

I love your plates with the acorns - just fabulous!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Darlin'...your autumn dining room and table leaves me speechless! (Well almost, you know how gabby I am...hehe!) But seriously...it's fabulous! Melissa, your dining room and fall decor should be in a magazine...it's perfect! So elegant, but still so warm and cozy! Of course, your dining room colors are perfect for autumn...those reds and golds just sing the praises of the season! You know, I really noticed your beautiful cherry wood flooring in these photos...it's sooo beautiful! I even called Russell in to see them...it's what I someday hope for at my place! I think the deep cherry color is so rich!

Now...let's talk about your beautiful autumn table! Girlfriend, this is truly one of the prettiest tables that you've created! The first thing to catch my eye was that fabulous floral centerpiece! Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE IT! It's so perfect for your table! I love that pretty urn/vase and love the height of the arrangement! The different flowers are sooo pretty! You know, you really did good by pulling that green from the arrangement down onto your table! I think it's stunning! And I think the green just accentuates all the warm colors! Love, love, LOVE your golden acorn dishes! I'm tellin' ya...if I had seen those...I would have bought them as well! Hehe! There again, the green goblets are just perfect! Ohhh...and I love your buffet table and that area! It is so elegant looking, Melissa! Love that beautiful decorative box and finials! Ohh...and your mirror..well, it's just breathtaking! All of your autumn decor looks lovely with all of your pretty accessories! Well, sweet girl...I could just go on and on! This truly is exquisite! It really does belong in a magazine or a design book!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Love ya,
Chari

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Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, there you go making gorgeousness again! I love your pretty table! You are so talented in making pretty!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anita said...

Oh Melissa, what a gorgeous dining room! I LOVE your color combo, love the furniture, and the table setting is just fabulous! It has such a warm, rich, inviting feel. Thanks so much for stopping by! I see you all are a military family. My husband and I are both Air Force veterans, I spent 14 years and we both got out about 3 years ago.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So pretty! The green goblets are the perfect finishing touch!

Your home is beautiful!

Katherine

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, how do you out do yourself with every post!!!!!?
Gorgeous!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Kristens Creations said...

Very elegant and beautiful Melissa! LOVE everything!! Have a great weekend, I'm off to Dallas again tomorrow. gotta go pack...Kristen

Vanessa said...

Hey friend! Oh my goodness you have a TON of comments on this post girl! Thanks so much for joining the party again this week. I can always count on something fabulous from you! :-)
Vanessa

Heather said...

Beautiful Melissa!! So lovely and very well decorated!!

Michelle said...

Hi Melissa! As always, your home is so beautiful and inviting...you are one creative lady! It's always fun to visit your blog and see your latest decor. Hope you are well!

Blessings to you!
~Michelle :)

Kimberly said...

Melissa, thanks for stopping by! I get alot of my ideas from YOU! :>))

Susan said...

Your home is beautiful!! I love your fall decorations!! I need to go to Cracker Barr ell and check out what they have! Unfortunately I cannot do any more shopping until we get moved into our new home!! Then watch out!! LOL

Teri said...

Melissa! Your table is so elegant and stunning! Love your new plates! I was surprised your floral centerpiece was from Kirkland's! I didn't know they carried larger arrangements. Our nearest Kirkland's is a 2 hour drive. Boohoo! Excellent tablescape!
Big Hugs,
Teri

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Hi Melissa,
Your dining room is just gorgeous!

Donna

Marla said...

Your dining room is like out of a Homegoods ad its so beautiful are you an interior decorator?

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for visiting and for following along Marla. It's nice to meet you! I'm not a decorator but I do enjoy it very much.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Splurgie said...

Those beautiful green goblets really caught my eye. Beautiful dining room!

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"Blossom" said...

Melissa,
Just stunning. I haven't been by much, working on our rooms in the wall out basement and weddings.

Hanna said...

HI there! I am your newest follower from the Friday blog hop! Lovely Blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

This is gorgeous. I added a fall centerpiece a couple of weeks ago hoping it will encourage cooler weather giggle.

Richella said...

Melissa, your dining room is just lovely, and it flows so seamlessly to the other rooms in your house! I love the way you show your table all set; I find myself wanting to sit right down and have a meal with you. And if I were dining with you, I wouldn't have to worry about the calories or the fat--I know it would be delicious and nutritious! :)

Thank you for sharing the warmth and beauty of your home. God bless you!

Katie said...

Stopped by from Kelly's Korner. So pretty!! You do an excellent job!

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Melissa:

Those plates are spectacular. I can't believe they were from Cracker Barrel. Just beautiful.

Thanks for your visit.

- The Tablescaper

Snappy Di said...

Oh how I miss living within a few miles of a Kirkland's store. They always had the most fun home decor items. Your dining room is so warm and inviting, I think that's what I enjoy most about autumn colors.

Di

Jessica - Mom of all Trades said...

I'm your newest Saturday follower! Would love for you to visit me at Mom of all Trades when you get a chance :)

♥The Sweet Life♥ said...

Hi! Fantastic blog! I am your newest follower!!

Nancy from OHIO said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Sorry I have not been around lately... been busy at school. The table looks beautiful! Nancy from OHIO

A.J. said...

Hello Melissa, You should look into staging decor for model homes. You definitely have a talent for creating a warm homey feeling. Just lovely!

Bette said...

Melissa, Your dining room looks beautiful, sooo warm and inviting. All the colours compliment each other. You did a wonderful job in setting your fall table.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

How very pretty. Your decor is very festive and celebrates fall. It is easy to tell you enjoy your home. Very pretty.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Melissa!!!! Love your floral arrangement center piece!!!

Take care sweet Melissa!
~Jennifer

Nancy said...

Warm, inviting and simply beautiful! I LOVE the acorn dishes. You're very talented!

Nancy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Melissa, Happy Fall to you! Your DR is the perfect combo of fall colors and I love your table settings. Hope you enjoy the season, just wanted to stop by & say hello.

mishebe said...

just beautiful. So fall ...

Connie said...

Hi Melissa- I think I could move right in, ok ?
You home is so lovely and cosy. You have spent so much time working on it and "cleaning". I am referring to the post on the products you use to keep everything shine and clean.
It shows you care.
What time is dinner ???

Valerie said...

Hi Melissa, I love this Fall tablescape! Those acorn dishes are too cute! Happy to hear you're liking your new computer. Isn't it nice to have things running smooth?
Happy Fall!!!

Sonia said...

This table is so beautiful, the entire dining room is magnifico!! The colors are so warm and cozy and just make you want to have a long dinner with family and friends! Gorgeous!!

Miss Bloomers

Kim said...

Your plates are so lovely, as are all of the fall additions. Your swirly buffet lamps really show up.

bella (roz) said...

Melissa, Truly everything you add your wonderful touch to turns out exquisitely beautiful. I always leave your posts with so many ideas. Such warm colors for this time of year, makes me just want to curl up under a blanket with a good book...such a great feeling! Thank you for stopping by little blog hop last week; I highlighted your post as one that was most inspirational for this time of year. Hugs, Roz

Laurene said...

I had some chairs given to me that are just like yours. I would like to buy some more. Do you remember where you bought them?

History said...

The table setting is beautiful - very nicely done. I would say the area rug under the table - although a good choice for color - it's a little small and gives the feel of closing in the space around the dinning table. A rug just slightly larger or round instead of rectangular would give a more open feel. :)