Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Sideboard Dressed for Fall

Moving indoors with the cooler weather has me organizing the dining room and kitchen and getting ready for cozy days ahead. I gained some storage with the recent changes around the house and so my English sideboard is a little less loaded down, and will be easier to change up for the holidays.

I like the idea of changing vignettes, but this hutch doesn't get reordered all that often. It always seems to take a big sigh when it does!

But some things never change. You've seen my little cow butter pot here many times before.

I wanted the look of a few silver and pewter pieces for fall too.

The dinner plates are vintage Johnson Brothers, Staffordshire Bouquet. I keep putting them in the "sell" pile, and they keep making their way back here. I am liking the leafy and vine design this time of year, and they add a bit of subtle color.

Some dried roses and bird's nests keep nature close by.

A few little pumpkins are easy to whisk away if I need to serve from the top of the dresser. I got the white paper leaves from Michael's craft store to add to my tablescapes as name cards or decorations. They would make a nice banner or garland strung together too.

My big tureen is just waiting for some nice family soups and stews.

A spare platter makes a nice replacement lid. For now a bit of summer's baby roses and dried eucalyptus garnish the top.

Pale pink is beautiful in any season.

A small silver urn holds a shell and little ironstone butter pats. (They are handy for discarded tea bags.) But it also holds tiny spoons for tea now and then too.

I like having a creamer or jam pot handy for use. And a stack of big and soft dinner napkins are at the ready too. Vintage cut glass salt shakers under dome take care of themselves if I need the cloche elsewhere for awhile.

A stray salad plate shows off its maker's mark. Just because.

A steely grey enamel pitcher waits for mums. And there are more leafy and vine patterned dishes and platters. Are those swallows headed south?

Old dishes once used to place bones next to your plate at dinner also make great relish and canape plates. 

An antique canning jar with a burnished lid warms things up and may hold anything from sugar to teaspoons.

The sideboard is often a good conversation starter for visitors over for a meal.

A battered old piece of transferware, missing a handle and lid, gets the top shelf. . . .

Large pitchers and jugs are lined up on top of the cupboard nearby. I often think of cozy old storybooks in this part of the house.

We're all ready for more of October. How about you? We went for a country drive for apples this weekend, and it's chilly enough for the furnace to kick on. I guess it's official. . . .

I hope you're off to a cozy new week too!


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Deb said...

Oh my goodness, your hutch is beautiful, Jacqueline. I love how you show off each and every piece that you show-case. The tureen, the granite pitcher and the gorgeous white coffee server are my favorite. I especially love the side angle you took of the shelves. So pretty. You just want to reach in and touch everything. Yes, that would be fun. Deb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The hutch is very lovely and everything looks perfect. The dishes are stunning and looks so good with your white items.
I'm afraid we are not seeing fall here in So CA - was 97 today with 8% humidity - never went out of the house - to hot!!
Have a great week.

Lavender Cottage said...

It takes a special touch to make autumn look so good in white. Everything is arranged to be at the ready or to just enjoy. I like the butter pot.


Beautiful arranged hutch and I also love all the White ironstone pieces and the lovely Brown dishes! Have a happy week.

Antiques And Teacups said...

You always do such a marvelous job! Lovely! And I love your butter to see it whenever it appears. Wonderful photos!

Debra Oliver said...

what an amazing piece, J! I'm so glad to see that you have that brown transferware piece that's broken. I have a tureen that's missing a handle, but it still had to come home with me. thanks for sharing it, front and center!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

The hutch is just beautiful with all the white, love the lace and the neutral touches, it is really pretty and clean look...Love the pitcher it is so pretty...thanks for sharing...Phyllis

sweet violets said...

You have a way of making everything look so fresh and all of it!!!

I am so ready for cool temps, we had 85 today and tonight its still at 75, with high humidity.....

Bella said...

Hi J,
It must of took a lot of work, ever minute of it worth it, stunning!! You really know how to make it all come together, nature, dishes, whimsy... it's all there and so well balanced!! I LOVE it so so much!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Gorgeous hutch display and the Autumn neutrals are stunning against the dark wood.
Love the white leaves and brown transferware just speaks to me.

It's cooling down finally so we are off to a cozy week here in Texas!

Betty W said...

Your hutch looks so lovely and I like the linens you have on it. I have lace on the top of mine, but I will start looking for more to put on the shelves after seeing how pretty yours is.

Pondside said...

I love how you have so many layers to enjoy. It's no surprise that those plates never make it to the 'sell' pile - they are too, too lovely.

Clara said...

Beautiful vignettes as always. I love seeing your cow butter dish and all of your other brown transferware pieces.

Anonymous said...

I love your mix of pink, browns, and white! So pretty! Hope you have a wonderful day~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ok....time to "cozy up' around here as well. "merci" for the inspiration! ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

Your dish dresser is beautifully done. What did you use for the edging along the shelf? It looks so pretty and stiff like paper. I noticed your canning jar is from Canada. I have one in aqua with the glass in the metal lid and they are very hard to find and very expensive here. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful china and how you display it all. It's lovely. Have a wonderful week.

Cynthia said...

Such beauty here as always. Loving the dishes so much and that cloche is a favorite with me, surprise, surprise, right, LOL!! I think the shakers underneath are so clever and quite pretty.


SizzleandZoom said...

I love what your did with the salt and pepper shakers under the dome and my most favorite thing is the sweet little silver urn. Beautiful post.

chateau chic said...

Jacqueline, you have such a great eye when it comes to displaying all our pretties!! I Love the combinations of whites, silver, pewter, and the pretty plates with fall colors. The contrast with your wooden cupboard is wonderful.
Mary Alice

Lisa Gaines said...

Your sideboard looks amazing. Simply beautiful.

Kim Hood said...

So many layers of beautiful items! I so enjoyed seeing all the details and many goodies you have tucked here and there. Wonderful!
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Fågel Blå said...

Wow so beautiful like it alot!

Patty said...

It's so beautiful! I feel cozy and feel the need for a warm quilt and cocoa just scrolling through these images. You've inspired me to change out my china cabinet which hasn't been changed in like 3 years?? Can't wait!

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

very pretty! love all the white!

lynn said...

your hutch is simply gorgeous all dressed for fall, jacqueline!

Anne said...

Your hutch is absolutely dreamy! What an amazing collection and I love your special fall touches!

Olive said...

Beautiful. The vintage china would be a keeper for me too. I cannot let go of my six sets of transfer ware. Bad I am. xo. olive

Deserae said...

O-M-G!!!! Sooooooo gorgeous....every single piece! I am in love with your little brown transferware butter pot, so cute!

Karen Frost said...

What a very lovely collection and you display it all so beautifully! I thought I was looking at a page from Victoria magazine - it is so artfully arranged. So many pretties and perfect for fall. We are just now seeing some beautiful color here. Enjoy your week xoxo

Candy S said...

Your sideboard and hutch are stunning with the beautiful whites and brown transferware. The Staffordshire Bouquet plates fit in beautifully. I need to get my Staffordshire out and display it too.
This display reminds me of when I would go to my Grandmothers farm house when I was a child. She would have her lovely china displayed on a primitive hutch with white linens covering the shelves. So simple, So beautiful.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I never get tired of seeing your Cow Butter Pot
I just love it
Love all your Johnson Bros transfeware plates and your stoneware
It's all soooo pretty

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love, love, love your gorgeous china cabinet with all your fabulous stoneware! You have blended and arranged everything perfectly. Lovely!
Patti said...

Dear Jacqueline..
your sideboard looks spectacular. you do have the knack.. i always love looking and reading your blog.
You have decorated it so nicely this year.
Some lovely pottery and the little butter dish with the cow handle.. i would love that in my little kitchen.
Thank you for sharing your photos and decoration for fall.
val x

michele said...

the bone dishes!!! sigh...

thanks for sharing, and hope you'll pop over when you have a second!



Inspired by you said...

I am absolutely in love with your hutch! So many beautiful
treasures. You have a great eye!

Beeutiful by Design said...

So so pretty! Love all of the pieces in your collection, thanks for sharing. Jennifer

Sweetladyelaine said...

I have just one word, BEAUTIFUL!!!
Have a great weekend.
Blessings My Friend,

Maria at inredningsvis said...

What a LOVELY post:) your blog Is SO inspiring and I always leave here with a smile.

Check out my blog on Monday...divine bedroom inspiration:)

Have a great week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

Pat Cantwell said...

Always inspiring, dear friend!!!
Adore your use of subtle hues throughout your sideboard. . .exquisitely serene!!!
Cooler temperatures with gray skies and drizzling rain have me burning an Autumnal aroma candle today! Ah~h~h. . .Autumn arrives!!!

Haworth said...

Just beautiful, Jacqueline! So warm and cozy, with all your ivories, browns, burnished metal and white. Anyone visiting you would feel entirely at home and comforted from Autumn's chill in this lovely room. Oh, and I love bone dishes! They are so handy.

The Charm of Home said...

Be still my heart!! I love that sideboard!!!
Such beauty!

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