It's Those Little Changes...



It's those little seasonal changes that make me so happy. (Like the huge pumpkin on our server, above.) I'm being super-quick today since Dave's got the day off for Columbus Day but wanted to share just a few pics with you. Clearing out part of our woods this weekend, I brought these branches from a now-deceased-bush into our kitchen. (I put them in a pilsner glass- one of my favorites for branches & tall flowers!) I can't even tell you how happy it makes me to see all that green as I look in the kitchen or out of it. I wish it could stay alive forever!!



It's exactly how I want my house to feel:



A new friend brought me over some beautiful green spider mums (one of my new favorites, thanks so my bright green sofa!) and I popped one in a vintage glass bottle I got last weekend for $1. You can also spy my new server in the dining room in the reflection of the mirror:




I found it at (where else?!) Lucketts for $165. It's the perfect size - 6 feet wide by 18 inches deep & I now have so much room for china & linens. It's a Japanese piece from the late 1800s to 1910 and was at the shop for 20 minutes before I snagged it. The clerk kept doublechecking the price tag because she couldn't believe it either. I LOVE all the storage!!! (means I can keep collecting!! hee hee)





We didn't have to do a thing to it. I was a little nervous at the store but when I got it home, its straight clean lines and the finish & size were perfect. It's the exact same width as my window, which was what I needed:



I love having a surface in the dining room now for candles, my moss bass urn, other revolving pretty things and to serve food! Righn now things have just sort of been tossed up there with no real thought but I'm still happy with the look...





Anyway, have a happy Columbus Day!!!! What changes have you been making to your home lately?

xoxoxo,

lauren

25 comments:

Debra said...

Your home exudes warmth and welcome. I love your new piece. You have a good eye and know how to put it all together- lovely.

Amy said...

Looks great! Hope to see you guys at Pizza night on Friday, let me know, enjoy the day off with Dave!

Dianne said...

You always have the best luck....could be because you know what to look for. LOL Love it!

A Touch of Country said...

love your new sideboard and HOORAY we all NEED to have more decorating pretties..hee hee!

The tiny vase is adorable, I can see it with a sprig of pine and a little red bow with a teeny tiny jingle bell tied around the neck of the bottle.

Fall Hugs,

Natalie

simply seleta said...

So pretty, Lauren. As always. :-)

These days I'm trying to focus on organizing my nest. Edit, edit, edit. It's going s-l-o-w-l-y but I'm getting there.

Rachel said...

I just did a post about a wonderful piece of furniture I found at Lucketts recently too! Don't you love that place?!
http://southernexposure1.squarespace.com/southern-exposure/2009/10/5/i-think-ive-been-banned.html

I love your white pumpkin!

Maria Killam said...

We always love seeing picture of your fabulous house! I have had a vase of green leaves from my garden (in my bathroom) for about 5 weeks, ever since your last post about bringing in green from outside. Now I'm going to run out again seeing what you've done here.

I adore you and your amazing blog!
x
Maria

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Columbus Day? Well, obviously I, my husband nor my children have it off because you are the one who just informed me of it!!
Love your touches of green, gives a home some fresh life!
Janell

Passementerie said...

That's a great server! What a find.... I love the spider mums too - very elegant and goodness knows that at this time of the year we must *cling* to any green we can find, while we still can, right?

Tom Bailey said...

I am confused by the green on the pumpkin. I am suddenly having a craving for pumkin pie.

Best regards

A Country Farmhouse said...

Love your new piece! And what a steal! Also love the greens...the branches from the yard and the spider mums. They are so beautifully calming. Happy Columbus Day! ; ) Trina

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

What a bargain! Congrats!! :D

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Pretty pics, Lauren. Love the wine storage behind the green branches and "good eye" for finding the sideboard. You're putting together a really nice mix of styles.
Oh, and I gave you credit for an idea I used on a mood board today... your source for the photo enlargement you hung in your dining room. Thanks for that!

LindsB said...

Seriously, those Lucketts people need to open a store up here- that place has the best stuff!!

What a great find, it looks perfect there too. I love all the changes you have made to your house. It looks very cozy for fall!

Kelly B said...

What luck!! That is a beautiful piece!! I would love to find something like that for our house!! Lucky lady!!

Carolyn said...

What a great find...it's perfect.

Lylah Ledner said...

awesome!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

It looks great! We got our pumpkins and halloween decorations up this weekend but the leaves in the yard make it feel most like fall.

interiorblogging said...

That's a fantastic find. It's beautiful. Suits the room perfectly and doesn't overtake the space.

Victoria said...

The server is awesome and the price is even better. Thanks for the inspiration!

Treehouse Press said...

New to your blog and LOVE!! You are a miracle worker! Do you have a share-able source for those fabulous moss balls? I was thinking of boxwood for my mantle - but the chartreuse is so much more fun!

Lauren said...

Treehouse- thanks so much!! Unfortuntaly, I'm not sure where they came from. We got them all for our wedding through our florist who's no longer in business :( So sorry but I bet if you google you can find something similar!! Good luck & thanks again for the sweet comment! :)

xoxo,
lauren

Ruthies Renewed Treasured said...

You sound just like me, love change and enjoy every minute of mixing it up a little. I believe that small changes make a BIG difference. Isn't design fun? I share your excitement and your house looks incredible. Great touches! You can visit my blog and see my post on "pumpkin decor" with changes I made to my home for fall. Thanks for sharing Lauren, you are so talented.

Gena said...

Love your pumpkin display - truly gorgeous!!! Seems the northern hemisphere is alive with decor for autumn and the upcoming halloween, thanksgiving, etc. etc. whilst we are busy decluttering and tidying and revamping rooms for spring and summer... exhausted, but am having lots of fun!!! thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Lucketts? Is it the store in near Leesburg, VA? Argh. I lived near there for 2 years always wanting to stop in but life with 3 kids was just busy. Now I have moved back to western Canada and I missed out! How I miss the area. There is nothing like livin' in N.VA! (Plus I miss the PB, Restoration Hardware and C&Barrel outlets too!)
Love your house and your style!