Monday, September 19, 2016

The Sideboard In Fall and Au Revoir to Summer

I think we are having our last day of summer. The weather channel says 88 degrees. I know many of you are so done with the heat! But it is a bittersweet day for a summer lover like me. The rest of the week shows a prediction for cooler days. I'm pretty confident we won't see almost ninety again for many months to come. Au revoir to my good friend!

That calls for a few changes of course. Many of them quite welcome. It has been a while since we saw much difference in the dining room sideboard, for instance, and I have given it a little refresh to herald a new season.

My inspiration came from these pretty new plates I got on sale at Pottery Barn this weekend. They told me they are from the spring collections. And that sounds about right. I haven't been shopping much since the nice weather hit way back then. But they seem so much more suited for fall to me. The colors certainly are. 

So I paired them up with some twiggy things to settle in.

There are more bowls than pitchers showing on the shelves this time. The days pouring forth with so much activity have passed too. I'm ready for books, woolly throws, and savory soups to cradle in my hands after a bracing walk in the woods.

The flickers which we only see at our vines in autumn have already arrived.

The lower half of the dresser holds plenty of plates and bowls to pull out with a little room left over for a few brimming serving dishes. I love the simple suppers of fall.

I have thrown open the patio door for more light, which shows off the textures of my Rose Point china. The goldfinches just outside are cheering me on with their song as they head for the feeders.

Someone recently posted a saying online that is a new idea for me. "Fall is for new beginnings." And I think I will be taking it to heart. . . .

Happy Monday!

And happy first days of fall!

May it be full of new beginnings!


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Bernideen said...

Just lovely!

Debra Oliver said...

I always love your cupboard styling, so pretty! Those birdie plates are adorable!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Those bird plates are love the simplicity of the white dishes setting them off so well. Very pretty post...and Fall can't come soon enough here in Chicagoland, summer was beastly.

Thanks for the lovely post, Sandi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH lovely! I love your beautiful bird have inspired me to bring out some of my bird art! You have put everything together so perfectly!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Gorgeous! I do so love white ironstone and the new bird plates fit right in.

I'm like you. So sad to see summer leave us. I love the weather of spring and fall, I'm always invigorated with their days, but summer is my favorite. Sigh. But return, it will. I've learned to enjoy every season for what it has to offer.

Summer said...

Your bowls and plates are gorgeous ♥

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love the bird plates and they have certainly provided you with the inspiration to create such a lovely setting.
So pretty.


Pat Cantwell said...

Gorgeous 'bird' plates among all your beautiful ironstone, dear friend!
I, too, am embracing Autumn. . .it is my favorite Season of the Year!
This past week, I made two huge pots of soup!
While "Mr. Ed" and I tasted the steaming hot cups of soup, we also froze several containers for those days when our schedules are full!
A few trees are beginning early signs of changes within their leaves.
Autumn is in the air here on the Prairie!

Jeanie said...

Your plates are to die for, Jacqueline, and now I'm wondering if our Pottery Barn has any left. I really do love them and they look terrific in your setting!

donna baker said...

All gorgeous. I see lace and linens for sale all the time, but yours are so perfect. You must only buy pieces in good condition. I love all things bird so this was especially beautiful.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I love your bird plates; especially the gold finch as they are my favourite songbirds! I think the colours of the plates are perfect for Fall and as always you have them displayed so nicely. We had a flicker on our deck the other day. First one we've seen this year.
Your laces and linens are lovely. I too, am a summer girl and tis true, tis bittersweet to see it go. Nice to know someone else out there is not wanting to see it leave us.


Salmagundi said...

The new bird plates are perfect to add to your neutral collections. I'm a Autumn, Winter person so it is the perfect time of the year for me. And, of course, our Colorado mountains are ablaze with color right now. Hope everything is as glorious for you! Sally

Dianne said...

Oh Jacqueline, the bird plates are perfect for fall. The are similar to the brown transfer ware that often use. Just beautiful. I am so ready for cooler days! Dianne

Consider It All Joy said...

Although your new bird plates are from the 'spring' collection, Jacqueline, I love how they make a perfect enhancement to the white for fall! Lovely! Blessings, Cindy xo

janice15 said...

It looks just perfect. I love the new plates. I love birds so Im enjoying them. Funny we finally got some warmer weather here in San Francisco. The weather all summer in my area was terrible. I like summer to be summer and each season what tere suppose to be but it didnt work out. But yesterday was around 90 and today around 75, 80.. Finally.. Our Indian summer. Lovely post as always Happy Monday with love Janice

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Well, this is just so pretty and perfect for bringing in the fall season, Jacqueline! Love your new bird plates among your beautiful creamy dishes. The quote is wonderful! Happy fall! xo Karen

Rose L said...

Those bird plates are so unique and lovely!

Junkchiccottage said...

The dishes are beautiful. We are having low 80's with rain moving in this week. Summer is slowly leaving us here in the Midwest too. I am a summer girl so I am hanging on to all these wonderful summer days as long as they last. Happy New Week.

chateau chic said...

I always enjoy your "refresh" posts. So much beauty to take in and so much inspiration! Love, Love, Love...
Mary Alice

Cindy Rasley said...

Love your style!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Jacqueline,
I sure enjoyed this post! Birds are a fav for me.
I agree with you they seem more suited to Autumn,
but whichever season, they are beautiful! & such a
lovely collection; as is all your beautiful stoneware
in this wonderful vignette~ Thank you for taking time
to share it with us. Karen O

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love those PB plates with your perfectly perfect linens. Just the right touch of color. I recently bought the shams and duvet of that line, but took the duvet back without even opening it as it was too much pattern for me. The shams are just right with my white sheets and quilts. Seeing your plates with the whites makes me sure I made the right decision.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your new plates! Your hutch decorated so lovenly! So beautiful for fall!

Pamela Gordon said...

HI Jacqueline. I love your new bird plates. They really are pretty set amongst your lovely white dishware. We are enjoying a gorgeous last day of summer here and I really am not looking forward to the fall cold weather which will be here very soon but the colours of fall are beautiful and warm to the soul. Wishing you a beautiful fall season.

Curtains in My Tree said...

You just can't go wrong finding things at Pottery Barn. I really like your new plates for fall.
I am not ready for fall and our weather here is not either over 90 last few days and today.

Art and Sand said...

I always love to see the way you display your beautiful treasures.

Marilyn Miller said...

Lovely! The bird plates are really quite wonderful.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what a wonderful cabinet you have styled perfectly, Jacqueline.

And, as always, your words wax poetic and thrill my soul down deep.

Still hot here too - been high 80s and very humid - but it was cooler last night - one day soon the leaves will be changing color - but for now it is still summer here in mid Ohio. Very strange weather all year. They are warning us to brace ourselves for a very cold winter. I prefer it - I'm with you on books, fires, throws, soups, teas - while the world is cold outside. I will only miss the light and long days, and the FOOD - fresh local produce is worth the extreme heat to my palette.

LOVE your new birdie plates. And as for your finches singing outside your door? NOW I know where my finches went...........they didn't rest here all summer and I have been sad, as they were in abundance for years here, thus the name of my home/blog and business. Hope they return, but I love them enough to share,too. Hugs. ♥

Burlap Luxe said...

HI Jacqueline, I always leave your cupboards inspiration to the sachetsalk over to mine to,see how I can change it up a bit.
I love how dull of fall it is without even trying. It's as if Mother Nature here is tending to the birds of wild.

Beauty to you and all you inspire in October.


The Charm of Home said...

How perfect for fall!! I love this natural decor with those bird plates! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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