Good morning! Can you believe we are already half way through September? Why is it that some days seem so long, but the month goes by so fast? We were able to see Haley again this weekend. We met about half way between our home and her school. It was nice to spend some time together and she had lots of stories to tell!
I decided to decorate with a little different color scheme in my dining room this year. If you have been around for awhile, you know I usually use lots of turquoise and a beach theme. But I have been seeing some green, black and white decorated rooms and really liked how they looked, so I decided to give it a try! Besides, it is just too hot here to really feel like fall!
Most of the items I already had, but I did find the faux green apples at the Dollar Tree and thought they made the perfect touch.
I used simple white plates, wooden chargers and a green napkin on a white tablecloth.
I love adding the cotton garland down the middle. It is definitely cotton picking season here in the Central Valley!
The solid black runner is actually a chalkboard runner! I love it at Thanksgiving and write all the thing we are thankful for on it. The black and white striped runner came from the Dollar Spot at Target.
I changed out my shelves a bit too. I took out the turquoise and added a little bit of orange and green.
Buying and displaying lots of whites keeps things cohesive. This way I can just add little bits of color to change it up.
I love these orange and white plates and the little white foxes!
Many of the dishes and other items are found at thrift stores and the clearance sections of retail stores.
And…my new hutch! Well, actually, it’s an old hutch. It was on the patio at our old house. I had started sanding and priming last fall, while we were waiting to move. Then the poor thing sat out in the backyard all winter and most of summer. I was finally able to find a few cool mornings to work on it this summer.
I love being able to display some of my special pieces.
I’m not sure where the little elephant pitcher came from, but I think he is so cute! The bone dishes were my grandmas.
I believe this little vase is called a wall pocket. This was also my grandma’s. My mom had it for awhile and I just found the perfect spot for it!
The bottom cupboards hold all my table linens. sorted by color, of course!
I’ve been collecting some different pieces of silverware and I love how they look all mixed up in the white and black canister.
I really like the green, black and white! It was fun to try something different! I am slowly moving through the house and getting it ready for fall. I will be back next time with another room to show you!
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