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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Beautiful Autumn

Aren't we having fun with Autumn....and all the wonderful parties going on that is filling us with INSPIRATION....
***Please be warned that THIS post is extra long and many photos as I am trying my best to take part in most of these OCTOBER'FEST PARTIES and some of the other awesome weekly link parties.

 I don't think there is one season that is loved by more people than AUTUMN.
The colors....
the sights....
the sounds....
the luscious smells
all make for a most delightful few months.
 My centerpiece for an Autumn table is this VINTAGE set of scales that I bought
several years ago at a garage sale....
the best I remember, I paid $2.00 for them.
The sale was 4 doors down from our house and I JITTER-BUGGED all the way home.
 Like so many of you, my very favorite pumpkins of the season
are the little BOOS....with curly-Q stems.
I must say.....these little pumpkins are sooo photogenic.
They look FABULOUS in every single photo shoot I've put them thru.
Thanks, little Booooooo's.
 These cute SUNFLOWER plates .....♫♪♪ GOODWILL ♪♪♫
 The dark brown chargers were in the clearance rack at WALMART
a few years back. I bought the last 4 and wish I could find at least 4 more someday.

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

George Eliot 

 The VINTAGE golden yellow
flatware belongs to my heart.

My Aunt Bonnie bought a large set at a yard sale in East Texas, back in the 60's.
She gave them to my mama sometime in the 70's.
When my mom passed away in 1988, the set came to live at 5015.

I searched EBAY for additional pieces, which I found and the set grew.

They will find a new home with my children once I am in Heaven and eating with THE KING, using PURE GOLDEN flatware.
Don't they go well with my FALL TABLE? 

 Goblets were my mom's....
Photos in back ground are my children
and grandchildren.....and a couple of

My dining room, including the 
MANTEL, is all dressed for fall.

Pumpkins everywhere.....
a few sunflowers thrown into the mix...


 We use a LOT of candles here at Sweet Nothings.
This is the little thrifted, ugly duckling CANDLE CHANDY
that was given a new dress of OIL RUBBED BRONZE paint 
and the cutest little tin tart plates, glued on, for the creamy candles to rest upon.

....a TARGET mirror, bought years ago, catching the reflection of my dining room mantel.

I just LOVE this photo, ya'll...... sweet the sound
 Amazing all of YOU, my friends.
  I hope your Autumn is a kaleidoscope of beautiful things.
OXOX  bj

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Blondie's Journal said...

Your table looks absolutely gorgeous, BJ! Those sunflower plates are so cute and perfect all summer and fall. And the flatware...I love it! I love seeing pictures of your home all jazzed up for fall. You really have that magic touch! :)


Carol said...

Very warm & welcoming! I love all you family pictures displayed that way!


Ann said...

BJ, that flatware is awesome, I love the amber color and what a precious heritage posession. I love the boo pumpkins too, they are so sweet. I would have doing a dance down the street too with the purchase of that scale. I love ALL of your fall decorations.

Gina said...

Your table & dining room look so pretty all decked out for Fall! I love your Mom's goblets and the flatware too. I also love your family photo wall...very eye catching!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

You sure are a lucky girl to have found those plates. It must have been "off season" or you were just there at the right time.

I am pretty sure that my WalMart is selling those chargers again this year. I got the tray that matches.

Enjoyed my visit, as always!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Marlis said...

BJ.. Your fall is just lovely. I love the white boo's the best. They just look wonderful anywhere and you showed us that again today. Cute dishes and your wall is all up and finished! Looks stunning. xo marlis

Penny Phillips said...

What wonderful touches of fall! I love that scale, it's a great find! Hugs, Penny

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All beautiful pics BJ! You are truly set for autumn. Love the little pumpkins:@)

LV said...

BJ, you really autumnized (how about that word) us with this post. As you know, it really is not a proper word. Just me acting up.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ: Your autumn looks beautiful and I love all the different poses you put it through. Are you playing with Picasa or PicMonkey? Check out my post and see if my chargers are the same as yours. Looks like they might be and I got them a little while ago at Target..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Sharing Shadymont said...


What a wonderful post. The photos are beautiful, but the most beautiful part to me is the idea of eating with the King! The gallery wall is awesome, and those scales, "oh my"!

Have a delightful Autumn!

kitty said...

Oh BJ, you're just the cutest person and poster!! I love your warm, inviting home. That candle chandy is wonderful. Those dishes from GW... too cute. The flatware is my favorite off everything. That must be so close to your heart.

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Bj your fall touches look beautiful!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Lots of very good photos, BJ. Love the scale with your new gallery wall in the background.

20 North Ora said...

BJ - What pretty photos. You have some very appropriate pieces for the fall season. It's so great that you have some handed down from your family. Enjoy!!


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

bj, Your "long" posts are never too long for me! I love your photos and your text and your house looks amazing! I think the little boo on the amazing grace sign is just wonderful. Happy fall! Linda

Beth said...

All very beautiful BJ!

Leslie said...

Everything is just screaming happy autumn!!! Beautiful!

Debbiedoo's said...

That darn picmonkey has a hold of us now Bj!~ Your table is darling:)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi BJ,

Your fall decor is beautiful. Love the little white Boo pumpkins, so cute!

AshTreeCottage said...

Just gorgeous BJ!

Susan and Bentley

Alycia Nichols said...

Two bucks for those fabulous scales?!??!!! Girl, you should STILL be jitter bugging on that one!!!! Oh, my gosh! Talk about a DEAL!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo! For some reason, seeing a lot of family photos on display during the autumn months makes a bigger impact than any other time of the year. Perhaps because it's a precursor to Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the family gatherings. Very nice!!

Anonymous said...

I love reading about your treasures and your photo's just bring it home for me.Thanks for sharing your fall awesomeness!!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah Gov Romney did a fantastic job....hope and pray to change his title to President Romney!!!!!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Very nice table BJ. You already know this, but you got those scales for a wonderful price. My Mom was looking at some at an antique store recently and they were $60. Needless to say, they didn't come home with her. I love your gold flatware and the fall feel you've brought to your table.

It's All Connected said...

Right off the bat I wondered about the flatware. Love it and love the family story behind it! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit so I could find your wonderful blog. I'm your newest follower! ~ Maureen

middle child said...

Everything looks awesome! I really love the pictures of the kids but while I am not OCD in the least....I would be forever staightening them cuz it would drive me crazy if even one seen a bit askew. Two questions. How did you get that last picture to look like it does. And more importantly.....where/how do you get those little musical notes to appear on your posts?

Kathleen Grace said...

It all looks so cozy and pretty. LOVE the flatware, I would love a set but can't think of how to explain that I really NEED more than one set of flatware:>) lol. The scales were a score, love what you do with them, I'd dance all the way home if I found those for $2 too!

Theresa said...

Amazing Grace to you too dear BJ! Love all of your pretties! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Audrey said...

Such a beautiful post bj. Love your Autumn decorations ... warm and wonderful ... full of special people and memories. That's what this special time of the year brings out in us.
Blessings, my friend.
Audrey Z.

Kathleen said...

BJ, you are decked out to the nines for Fall! Beautiful!
Your table is lovely, the flatware is very special!
Thanks so much for linking up at Let's Dish and leaving a comment.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

All are beautiful but oh my! That one of the mirror, catching the mantle reflection! Wonderful!

And I betcha' it took some time to set it up, just right. But what a sense of accomplishment, after. :-)

After our chatting about old songs... I loved that you "jitter-bugged" all the way home. Who remembers "Jitter-buggging"???? ,-)


Madeline's Album said...

All the photos are beautiful. I love the vintage scales. Have a blessed day. Madeline

The Tablescaper said...

Your home looks so lovely for Fall. Great idea to have all of those grandchildren photos - so well executed.

- The Tablescaper

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I want those scales!!! $2.00? That was a wonderful purchase. Fallness looks fabulous in your home BJ.

Beverly said...

Wow, BJ. Your home looks gorgeous. I hope you will be sharing it with us for Pink Saturday.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Walmart has those chargers. I know because I need a few more, however, the leaves are different. And they are 3.99 each! I would love for them all to match, but 8 for 36.oo is over my I think I will buy 2 of these to add to my 6 and just use them at the ends of the table.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh, everything is so gorgeous. I would use all white pumpkins if I could...I just love them. I don't have any real pumpkins yet. I'm hoping to bring home a few from the farm stands we find in Michigan next week (if they aren't frozen)! Since my daughter is actually coming home this month for her first real fall in 5 years, I want it to feel like fall inside and outside the house!

I agree...that photo of the shot in the mirror is stunning!

Debbie said...

I just scrolled through this so so slowly because in every shot I saw something that I wanted to flatter by imitation. It all looks wonderful and exactly the look I want around here right now.

betty manousos said...

oh my word, what a gorgeous home!
love those Halloween and fall decorations and your header is amazing, too.

overall, i love your blog!

Melanie said...

The table is so pretty!! 2 bucks for the scales, WOW!! Loved all of the pictures!!!

Vee said...

Such a beautiful post, BJ. I love the little stories you tell about this dish or that charger or the flatware, which certainly does look beautiful on your autumn tablescape. I love reflected images as well, especially in such a pretty mirror as that one. Warm and welcoming and autumnal all over...

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, my, seeing this just filled my heart to overflowing. I do love me some Fall! You always inspire me with your decorating. I have those same brown charger plates and use them at Thanksgiving. Lovely, lovely post!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gosh, BJ...this is just the best! Your home is truly so warm that I can feel it right thru my computer!! Your fall vignette with the scales...perfect! I love the tablesetting, the mantel, and all of your decor!! Heck, did I say I love it all??!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh I just love it Bj! I can smell your baking and your fresh candle fall scents from here. So warm and so very inviting. I adore your home and style. Thanks for sharing!~

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, everything looks wonderful. I just love to see your sweet home! I haven't done a blessed thing!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CAS said...

Everything looks great, BJ! The scale is fabulous, & I love how you've used it in your Fall vignette.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful! Your fall decorations are so warm and inviting. I love your family wall.


Marigene said...

Your flatware is perfect for a lovely fall table.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow BJ I am amazed - everything is beautiful! LOVE that scale! I am with everyone else - loving the amber flatware! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,