Today I decorated the table in the dining room.
I added pumpkins and tinier pumpkins and a bay leaf garland and magnolia and evergreen and holly that covered the table and looked like fall….
….one last time.
I tucked the orange pillows on the chairs and fluffed the burlap curtains and straightened the dishes and swiped a cobweb off a woven, grapevine pumpkin.
Then I waved goodbye.
I waved goodbye to the rug with its gray and white and gold swirls and flowers.
I waved goodbye to the table and chairs and the pumpkins and the bay leaf garland.
I waved goodbye to the hutch (maybe)…
…and wiped a tear away as I gave it all one last look.
Bye sweet friends.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Oh the places you’ll go. Oh the things you’ll see. Oh the amazing new dining rooms you’re going to visit.
I’ll miss you.
Because tomorrow? I’m ch ch ch changing it all up.
I’m designing a new room for Sherwin-Williams.
A new paint color. An entirely new look. A new twist using some of what I have and some new things.
I’m shopping auctions and thrift stores and my attic.
Think warm and rustic and copper and gold and modern farmhouse with natural elements.
And the floor?
I have a surprise.
There won’t be a rug.
Instead, there will be a new treatment for some old wood. Fingers crossed it turns out like it looks in my mind.
It’s been eight years since I’ve really changed anything in this room and I can’t wait to get started.
I can’t wait to show you.
I can’t wait for a little before and after.
But for today I wanted to give the dining room a send off.
A celebration with style.
Today it’s all about bay leaf and magnolia and tiny pumpkins and evergreens and holly.
Tomorrow is a brand new decorating day. 🙂
PS And don’t worry. Don’t fret.
Those smocked burlap beautiful, wonderful, amazing burlap curtains?
They are coming along for the ride. 🙂