Sunday, September 13, 2015

This and That...About Foyer Table Update!

Fall is definitely in the air today in my neck of the world! And tonight, we're supposed to get down into the 40's. Where did summer go? I decided since we are well into September, that maybe it was time to do a re-style on my foyer table. I shared some of the previous stylings I have done on this table in a previous post. If you didn't get a chance to read that and would like to see what I have done previously, you can check it out here

Even though it is September, and we are approaching Fall, I just don't feel like doing the pumpkin thing quite yet. So, I decided to do a styling that gives a nod to Autumn and all things September, knowing that there will be plenty of time for pumpkins in October and November! I went through my house filling my basket with things I thought I could use...

 Then, I removed the Lighthouse items I had used previously and gave the table a good dusting in preparation for the new styling.

 I chose a pretty wreath that contains many Fall colors to display on the wreath hanger I purchased at our local farmer's market several years ago. It makes a nice accent standing next to the foyer table.

 For the top of the table, I chose to continue the fall colors by covering the top with a brown cloth topped with a yellow place mat. Since September is the traditional time for school starting, (although in our area, school actually begins in August!), I went with a pseudo-school theme. The two little "Reading Bears" are cute bookends that support a reading theme. To that, I added a school bell and an apple for the teacher!

 The school bell is an antique that was a gift to me from one of my sisters. The apple was a gift to Mr.thisandthat from one of his students. So, there is some nostalgia in the display. Here is a slightly different angle on the display.

The figurine at the back is a metal figurine I bought a few years back on one of our trips to Colorado. It doesn't really fit a school theme, but I liked the sunshine and how the colors of the figurine fit the Fall theme of the table. The school bell actually has a snow scene painted on one side of the bell. It's way too early for snow, however, so I turned it around so the snow doesn't show!

To complete the look, I added two Longaberger baskets on the bottom shelf and floor. The larger basket was given to me as a gift from one of my former teacher assistants many years ago. The smaller Longaberger basket was a "find" at a local antique barn. I love Longaberger baskets! Here is a picture of the completed foyer table display.

I think the foyer has a fresh new look now that says, "Fall is here!"
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new foyer table styling. How about you? Are you doing any Fall decorating yet? I would love to hear about it!

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