Oh Yes I Did!

I'm back after a bit of a hiatus, and I hope this is going to be a wonderful week for all of you and for me!  I tend to move at a much slower pace these days, but September always spurs my desire to spread some "Fall" around our home....even with outside temps still hovering around the century mark.  Yes, I'm crazy like that!  I will truly admit that Fall is my favorite season, and that usually means tons of seasonal decor from one end of our home to the other.  This year I'm trying to be much more selective....shhh, more neutral in my choices.  That doesn't mean you won't be seeing the rich colors of Fall, but just a bit more tamed.  Well, I guess I'll let you be the judge of whether I accomplished that or not.  So, today, I thought I'd share our dining room.  I hope you enjoy!

We seldom use our dining room, but I love that it's one of those areas in our home that always looks nice.  It is just about the first thing you see when you enter our home.  It is also the special place for displaying some family treasures.

The china cabinet may be dark and dated, but it's big and holds a ton of china.

I bought the Fall leaves a year or so ago and was so excited about finding the perfect 
spot to display them.

I love the colors!

I often stop in this exact spot to simply enjoy how this looks.

The mate to this lantern is on the living room side.

Home to our mini-bar and lots of glassware!

Okay, that's a wrap for the dining room....at least for now!  I will be sharing the living room and foyer in the near future, followed by the kitchen and family room.  Hope you enjoyed!

The Welcome mat is always out for family and friends!


 I often party with these lovely bloggers:

Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama for Merry Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday

Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop

Jemma at  At Home With Jemma for Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. Hi Carol,
    NIce to see you are back hon. Love your neutral Fall decor.....I am sure that is
    a fun change........I do one room neutral as well, and just love it.
    I had to click on one pic to get them to all open, as many were not showing up
    on your blog for some reason............
    Really enjoyed the picture with all the lights on.........so pretty!!
    Hope you are doing well hon............good to see you post.
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. I'm thinking fall but haven't ventured out to the garage to open fall boxes just yet, maybe next weekend! I love the leaves on your table in the beautiful bottle, your perfect colors! Good to have you blog again, hoping to be back to more regular blogging myself! Bless you, Cindy xo

  3. Very festive, Carol! I'm purging---just too much stuff and the thrill is gone. I have only so much space! Your dining room will be appreciated.

    Sending love as you get your strength back.


  4. I love your china cabinet! The size is wonderful and what a bonus to have all that storage room. Fall is looking good at your house!

  5. Looks nice and I am trilled about Fall too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!

  6. Everything looks beautiful I love the tablecloth and runner on your mini bar. Did you sew them The arrangement on your table is lovely. I have been thinking about decorating but it is still so hot here and I haven't been in the mood yet. Hopefully soon! Have a blessed week.

    Hugs, Vicky

  7. Carol it all looks lovely and I adore that pretty tablecloth. You sound like me when you said I sometimes stop to just look at the room and admire it...isn't that wonderful to find so much joy in something so simple and so accessible? Enjoy your fall view!!

  8. Well, I for one, think your "toned down" décor is gorgeous. I love the look of white or cream pumpkins and burlap and have gotten into some of that myself. The beautiful vase of fall colored leaves really adds a festive pop to your beautiful dining room. I love fall!

  9. Carol, I was so happy to see your post. I knew you had been busy decorating for Fall. :) Your home looks beautiful. I love, love your china cabinet all dressed up for the new season. You always do an amazing job with your seasonal decor. Take care, Maria

  10. Beautiful, Carol! I'm working on mine and hope to have it completed by the end of this weekend. I'm going to be in a Fall Home Blog Tour and ready or not, it will get done! I really love the leaves on your table!

  11. Oh your fall touches are so pretty! I really like the tablecloth too!

  12. Nice to see a post from you today. Fall is my favorite as well. I like all the fall touches you've done. Like you I'm enjoying the season.
    Take care

  13. Beautifully done Carol!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  14. Fall-perfect dining room Carol! I have to do leaves next time on mine too!

  15. Both of these posts have the prettiest fall vignettes! I'm still working on our home. Maybe I'll be able to post by the weekend!


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