Fall Dining Room Tour 2017
It's been a while since I have been in Blogland and may I say....It's good to be back!
I feel like I should do a brief explanation of where I have been and why it's been six months since I have posted here. In February, my husband lost his job in the Pharmaceutical industry, which if you don't know can be a very volatile industry. Companies are merging and laying off employees all the time. If you work for a contract pharmaceutical company, like my husband at the time, contracts can end at the drop of a hat. It's not a fun thing to go through and I feel like we have been through it enough that it was reason to change jobs to the medical industry and not work in the pharmaceutical industry anymore. YAY! All that to tell you that in the time of the job search in February, we went down to one computer, which was my laptop that I use to chat with all of you. And, because it was a priority for Garrett to find a job and use the laptop hourly and for most of the day, it virtually made it impossible for me to do what I do.
In May, he was hired with his new company and he is really glad to have the position even though it requires a lot of travel away from home. So, you may be asking then why I didn't pick back up with the blog in May? Well, as some of you may remember, I also have a little shop in one of my favorite antique booths. In the summer, it is extremely busy to keep up with and it took up a majority of my time. I realized late summer that it just wasn't something I wanted to do anymore because it was keeping me from doing what I love and that is to share with all of you! I made the decision to close the shop in Prairie Grove so that I could focus on the blog. It was a mixed bag of emotions, because I adore the people at the antique store, Daisies and Olives, and I love to create home decor and refurbish furniture, which has been a main source of material for this blog and also income for my family.
I ended up closing the booth space a few weeks ago and honestly, I can say that since then I am reassured that it was the right move for me. I will still need a revenue stream so I am going to create, on a smaller scale, a home decor line and list those items in an Etsy shop. If you have never shopped on Etsy, click the link above and check out all the amazing home goods that are handmade and created by some very talented people. I plan on initially making wooden serving trays, wooden hand-painted signs, and some botanical wall art. I will let you all know when I have the shop up and running so you can check it out!
Also, in those six months we were busy with some additional home improvements, so I have several projects to share with you!
For now, I want to show you a look at our dining room that I decorated for this fall! I wanted to create a little bit of whimsy with the floral design and I hope you like it. I found the plush pumpkins at Target. I adore the soft hues of greens and cream and they were the inspiration for this tablescape. I incorporated some fresh silver dollar eucalyptus greenery to the table because I love the color.
I picked the bunch of eucalyptus up at my local florist for $10. They will dry up in about 2-3 days but the dried stems still look good and smell good too. Next, I added some faux fern leaves that I purchased at Hobby Lobby that looks fresh. Bonus! Finally I added some dark greenery, a dark green vine (from Target) and the delicate blue floral sprigs for that whimsy feel!
The sideboard was decorated using a black metal tray with bird accents that match my napkin rings! I had the bigger neutral chevron pumpkin and other accessories that I grouped together. I wanted it to look like a mini pumpkin patch!
This awesome wicker candle was a gift from my bestest buddy. I still have not burned it because it's too pretty! Does anyone else do this? I have towels that are just for "show" too! It drives my family crazy! LOL!
I hope you enjoyed a look at our fall dining room!
You can see a glimpse of the family room mantle that I used the same greenery and pumpkins. But even more importantly, I also bought some new living room furniture that I can't wait to show you!