Now That Spring Is In Sight

Our local weatherman just made my spring is in sight day with the forecast that pays- sunny with an expected high of 76 degrees.

“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.”

—S. Brown

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The first day of spring didn’t necessarily bring spring like weather to some, but let’s look at the glass of lemonade half full.

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The Tommy Chair

Since the weatherman and the calendar have established spring has sprung, one’s thoughts naturally turn to spring activities, colors on parade, how does your garden grow planning, curb appeal and outdoor living ideas.

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Veranda

Now that spring is in sight, what colors do you see in your spring into summer color palette future?

Let’s look at a few ideas in the all things that make a home spring color mix.

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Bedding in spring and summer appropriate colors, textures, and patterns is about as let’s spring and summer update inspiring as it gorgeously gets.

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Jardin Toile Bedding

Graceful additions in the season’s color palette replete with pattern reminiscent of ocean waves tops the spring is in sight must have list.

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Wallace 26″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue/White by JONATHAN Y

Spring color, style, and price perfection.

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This season’s color crush is brought to you by Mother Nature and the spring into summer salad season.

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Set a seasonal farm to table scene with vegetable shaped serveware.

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Cabbage Oval Platter, Beige

Cabbage Serving Bowl, Green

3D Carrot Platter

Tomato Box

Lilypad Cake Stand

Melon Bowl

Strawberry-Shaped Tureen

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Victoria Magazine

Dishes and dishes of the spring season.

Livia Dessert Plate

Livia Dessert Plate

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Chicken-Salad Cheesecake

Found these flower embroidery placemats at Shein.com and think they are just so pretty- perfect for a spring luncheon.

Might have to order these for Mother’s Day brunch.

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Spring is the season for freshening up exteriors through eye-catching curb appeal updates.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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Off-white Cement URN

Valley Forge 3-Light Matte Black with Copper Accents Outdoor Hanging Pendant

Black Floating or FLush House Numbers 

Granite Stone Lattice Pot

Wakeford Collection Antique Copper Outdoor Small Wall Lantern Light

Copper Finish Metal Mailbox Wall Mounted Birdhouse

Oh Hello Doormat Natural – Threshold™

1 in. to 3 in. 30 lbs. Mixed River Pebbles

Isn’t this spring color rich Outdoor Essentials 12 in. x 12 in. Leaf Decorative Garden Stone lovely?

12 in. x 12 in. Leaf Decorative Garden Stone

12 in. x 12 in. Leaf Decorative Garden Stone

Accents and accessories in fresh, lively, and warm colors of spring renews our interiors and exteriors, elevates our moods, and brushes away the heaviness of winter.

Do you know the main reason interior decorating choices begin and end with color?

Color is a design and decorating tour de force in the way that it makes a visually powerful statement in a beautifully unpretentious manner.

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Spring Season 2022 Accents and Accessories

Spring season 2022 accents and accessories are creating quite the buzz.

March arrives and just like that busy bees and designing decoristas thoughts turn to seasonal updating their abode with touches of the corresponding season.

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Count me in as one of the new season, new look loyal ready to let the sunshine in and the spring color, texture, and pattern seasonal updating begin.

Spring season 2022 accents and accessories

Today’s post is a first of the season show and tell tailor-made to excite those of us ready to refresh, renew and pretty up around the house for a new season.

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Late winter camellias floating in a vintage tureen serves up a preview of garden party blooms soon to come.

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Mother Nature has been giving us a preview of warm afternoons to come, and the talk among local meteorologists is we are now in a pattern of after 6:00 p.m.  sunsets.

Things are looking positively sunny, friends!

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Speaking of positive outlooks…

My mother took a tumble last week which resulted in her breaking her hip.  She will be convalescing at Places In The Home, and we’ve got all kinds of fun activities planned to make the best out of a less than wonderful situation.

Discovering new playlists, popcorn and movie viewing classic favorites compliments of TCM 31 Days of Oscars, new recipe development and taste testing (the best part of the process), and perusing retail and vintage sites for what’s new spring 2022 finds.

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I spy with my decorating eye a preview of spring 2022 décor finds that have my decorating interest piqued, present colors that typify the season, and prove to be show and tell worthy.

As the fictional character Bob Ryan asks, “is that something you might be interested in?”

If so, you’ve come to the right places in the home.

spring 2022 décor finds

Scallop Basket – Threshold™

C. Wonder Women’s Conversational Smoking Flat

Place & Time Spring Sweet Bee 20 Count Beverage Paper Napkins

Cotton Gingham Kitchen Rug Light Blue – Threshold™

Blue and White Mini Dragon Jar

Large Ceramic Bunny – Threshold™

Way to Celebrate Sentimental Tabletop Easter Egg, Grace

Spring Strawberries 20 Count Lunch Paper Napkins

5oz Easter Egg Figural Lily of the Valley Green – Threshold™

Light Woven Vase – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Mauve Floral Framed Wall Canvas – Threshold™

Artificial Eucalyptus Wreath

Floral Framed Wall Canvas art prints - Threshold

Floral Framed Wall Canvas Prints – Threshold

Can you believe these lovely little flora with a lovely big look for the upcoming season and beyond come in at ten dollars each?

Barbara King Dancing Bunny Garden Sculpture with Planter

Barbara King Dancing Bunny Garden Sculpture with Planter

Lately my sleep pattern is all over the place, and as a result I’ve been watching way too early morning TV.

Channel surfing during commercials, I caught the presentation of this Barbara King Dancing Bunny Garden Sculpture with Planter on QVC.

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Cement Rabbit Planter & Saucer – Set of 2 – 3R Studios

Still a favorite spring is here accent, this Cement Rabbit Planter & Saucer by 3RStudios is one of those items that is wonderful in its intended use as well as a charming addition to a spring themed tablescape or home bar as a flatware or garnish holder.

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No new season color, texture, and pattern revival is complete without the fluff and fresh of favorite in house or new to your linen closet linens.

Linens of crisp comfortable cotton in pastel palettes and enchanting patterns remind me of springtime visits to Minden, Louisiana to spend a week with Dave the Builder’s aunt.

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Laura Ashley 300 TC Cotton Bed Sheet Set

Aunt Rush’s decorating aesthetic was the personification of what is referred to in today’s design world as cottagecore.

Printed Design Cotton Collection 400 Thread Count Light Blue Toile Bed Sheet Set

Printed Design Cotton Collection 400 Thread Count Toile Bed Sheet Set

Unpretentious.

Cozy.

Delightful to eye and heart.

Cottagecore to the core.

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Southern Living – Photography by Robbie Caponetto

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Resin Bloomsbury Sit Bunny 8″ Set of 2

Spring may not be here yet, but I’m ready for it in all its splendor to arrive.

Until it officially makes it presence known, I’ll enjoy sourcing and sharing spring forward finds sitting pretty at the ready to update your home for the season.

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Lemon Influenced Home Décor

Lemon influenced home décor pieces lend a bright and fresh energy to a space, showcasing natural beauty and inspiring a simple yet elegant design style.

Ten years ago dates the original publishing of this blog post.

After a quick revisit and the on-trend popularity of lemon influenced home décor accents and accessories, I feel a bright and fresh refresh is in order.

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 Parkes and Lamb Interiors 

Nature’s wonder citrus fruit, the lemon inspires a zest for befitting colors, fragrant aromas, delicious tastes, and divine home décor finds.

Lemons Note Cards with Envelopes

Lemons Note Cards with Envelopes

With spring in the air the beauty of lemon influenced home décor and home furnishings spring to mind and space.

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 M House Development 

Isn’t there a saying about life, lemons, and lemonade?

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Lemon Balm Lemonade

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Citron 3-D Lemon Pitcher

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Shades of lemon brighten mood and space.

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Lemon Twist SW 6909

Sherwin-Williams Lemon Twist SW 6909

Not feeling the bold and bright of traditional lemon?

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Houzz

Opting for softer shades, hues, and tones remain close to the color family and allow for broader decorating interpretation.

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When you realize the spaces and places in our home have a unique personality you discover the design style to highlight.

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EBTH

Accentuating a fresh and bright personality is easily accomplished by adding fun, chic, classic, and new-traditional lemon influenced home décor accents and accessories to the decorative scheme.

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Meyer Lemon Platter

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Meyer Lemon Napkins

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Lefton 597 Lemon and Orange Canisters
Fresh Lemons Giclee Canvas Art
Hello Sunshine Lemon-Print Kitchen Shears, Created for Macy’s
Boston International Lemon Drop 3-Piece Bowl Set in Yellow
Lemons Comfort Kitchen Mat – Threshold™
Grove Co. Ultimate Dish Soap Lemon & Eucalyptus
Lemon & Mint Liquid Hand Soap – Everspring™
Tempered Glass Counter Saver / Cutting Board Watercolor Lemons
Stoneware Small Scallop Plate Yellow – Threshold™

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Hello Sunshine 3-Pc. Container Set, Created for Macy’s
Lemon Fresh Figural Platter
Hello Sunshine 4-Pc. Figural Lemon Server
Citron 3-D Lemon Covered Bowl

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Southern Living- Photography by Hector Sanchez

Soon it will be spring, and with the arrival of a new season comes seasonal updating home and garden to reflect the fresh, new, bright, and color awakening nature and retailers gift the decorista with.

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Safavieh Callista Yellow Rattan Club Chair

Small touches make big visual impressions.

Cake stands, porcelain bowls, silver compotes, a simple dinner plate all perfect for displaying a “bouquet”  of fresh lemons.

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deVOL Kitchens

Simple in form yet sophisticated in natural beauty, the lemon embodies the best and the brightest taste and aroma of spring things to come.

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Now on to…

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Lemon Twist Print by Barry Seidman

Lemon Twist Print by Barry Seidman

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Lemon Printed Glass Coolers
Lemon Cocktail Stirrers
Citron 3-D Lemon Pitcher
Lemon Napkins
Rare Vintage Hand Painted Lemon Server Nappy Plate Signed Ida Strother 1959
Williams Sonoma Skinny Cocktail Mix, Yuzu Meyer Lemon
Lemon Salad/Appetizer Plates

Style at Home

If perhaps the addition of literal lemon influenced home décor doesn’t fit your scheme and style, freshen up a space with splash accents and accessories in bright and fresh shades of traditional lemon yellow.

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SAFAVIEH-Lighting-31-inch-Jenna-Stacked-Ball-Yellow-Table-Lamp-(Set-of-2)

Jenna Stacked Ball Yellow Table Lamp (Set-of-2)

Decorative Girl Statue Planter Pot

Decorative Girl Statue Planter Pot

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Yellow Scalamandre OUTDOOR Zebra Decorative Pillow Cover

Warhol influenced color at play brilliance serves a color, texture, and pattern modern take with a lemon twist.

Lemon Drop Damask Customizable Fabric

Lemon Drop Damask Customizable Fabric

Over the past few years nursery design and décor has made great strides in the big style for little ones game.

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 Sabbe Interior Design

Lemon influenced home décor takes beautifully to the growing stages of a little ones room.

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Citrus Grove Fruit and Leaves Removable Peel & Stick Texture Wallpaper

LEMON BLUE Area Rug By Kavka Designs

Lemon Blue Area Rug By Kavka Designs

Fun footwear fashioned for treasure hunting.

Soludos Lemon Platform

Soludos Lemon Platform

Desserts rich in lemon flavor treat the taste buds to a cool, refreshing, and light ending as lemon is an ideal flavor balance to complement a meal.

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Easy Creamy Lemon Tart Recipe with Almond Crust

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Lemon Cookies with Lemon Cream Filling

I find the same thought process applies to a rich décor balanced with complementing lemon influenced home décor accessories.

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Decorative Storage Solutions

Getting your house in order and neatly organized is a necessary all things house that make a home activity.

Real life calls this week (the nerve), so in order to not leave you all without a post this week today’s post is a refreshed read for the new year.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.

The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.

Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done. 

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Declutter 

Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.

Decluttering is a physical and mental activity.

You stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.

When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier.  You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.

Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.

If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it

If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.

Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.

Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day décor choices, may better fit your décor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.

Edit

Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.

Taking away from often adds to the flow of a space and promotes a comprehensive appearance.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and décor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.

Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.

Absolutely play with the look.

Give thought to placement; mixing and mingling about the space furnishings and accents at first glance may not seem to play beautifully together.  Some of the best looks I’ve ever put together began just this way.

If the look doesn’t work your keen eye will know it.

As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.

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Virginia Living

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, crates, and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

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 W Design Collective

Antique Armoire, French Provincial Carved Oak Wedding, Cabriole Legs

Antique Armoire, French Provincial Carved Oak Wedding, Cabriole Legs

Antique Hand Paint Decorated Wardrobe Armoire

Antique Hand Paint Decorated Wardrobe Armoire

Maison Jansen French Louis XV Style Large Partial Gilt Painted Armoire Cabinet

Maison Jansen French Louis XV Style Large Partial Gilt Painted Armoire Cabinet

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House & Garden – Photography by Paul Massey

Tracking in the outdoors wreaks havoc on our floors, rugs, and carpets. Stopping tracked in stuff in its tracks may not be completely doable, but what you can do is mitigate the problem by having decorative storage solutions utilized in entryways and mudrooms to house, store, and organize at the ready.

There’s a place for everything, and built in cubbies allow organized storage housing for shoes, backpacks, pet leashes and the like.

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House & Home- Photography by Sarah Shields

Hooks strategically hung hold coats, jackets, hats, sweaters, and raincoats.

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House & Home – Photography  by John Gruen

Containers, tubs, and baskets for umbrellas, shoes, boots, and seasonal gear.

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House & Home

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Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

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House & Garden

Trunks, chests, benches, and coffee tables make excellent 2-for-1 storage options.

Farmhouse Country Pine Antique 1840s Immigrant Trunk or Blanket Chest

Blankets and quilts in all their warm, cozy, and thick wonder take up a lot of valuable real estate in the linen closet.

Enter the blanket chest- the perfect storage solution and gorgeous addition to any space.

Ashban Natural Trunk

Ashban Natural Trunk

Small Sea Grass Wicker Storage Chest

Small Sea Grass Wicker Storage Chest

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Amy Morris Interiors

WYNDENHALL Hampshire SOLID WOOD 42 inch Wide Traditional Entryway Storage Bench

Wyndenhall Hampshire Solid Wood Traditional Entryway Storage Bench

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Back in our flipping days, Dave the Builder thought I had lost my mind when I campaigned for converting small, basic utilitarian spaces such as side porches, nondescript alcoves, or even a bedroom into a large closet.

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Most of the houses built in the 30s-40s-50s did not offer adequate closet space, especially by modern day standards.

Storage space is a hot commodity, as witnessed by the in demand designer closet suites of today.

Designer Danielle Rollins

Veranda- Photography Melanie Acevedo

Key Largo Kubu Rattan Set Of 3 Storage Trunks

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Seaton Round Woven Storage Baskets with Lids Set of 3

Set of 3 Rectangular Seagrass Baskets with Lids by Trademark Innovations

Set of 3 Rectangular Seagrass Baskets with Lids by Trademark Innovations

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Stack, store, and display decor need not be plain, boring, or lacking in decorative oomph.

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

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Hard Large Orange Gift Box with Lid

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Duck Trinket Tray

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Vie en Bleu

Small decorative plates, bone dishes, seashells by the seashore all make great jewelry holders.

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Pick them up at discount-home-resale-antiques stores, sites, and garage sales and scatter them about vanity-table-counter tops to holder everything from earrings to bracelets to eyeglass/readers.

The Pioneer Woman Jade Salad Plate

The Pioneer Woman Jade Salad Plate

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Photo by Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet

Gold Lacquered Boxes

Gold Lacquered Boxes

Leigh Chiu Designs closet

Leigh Chiu Designs

Lindy 2 Piece Decorative Trunk SetLindy Decorative Trunk Set

European Grain Pantry Box

 Grain Pantry Box

Modern Mudroom Polypropylene Storage in Orange

Modern Mudroom Polypropylene Storage in Orange

Pack away memories, photos, papers, collectibles, ties, socks, dress shirts, etc…

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Black Memory Box by Simply Tidy™

leather-basket-black11″ Small Coiled Rope Warm Gray Charcoal – Brightroom™

Copper & Mocha Woven Kiva Storage Bins

Versatile and affordable, collapsible fabric storage cubes suit your storage needs in an array of sizes and designs.

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Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin- Rustic Wood

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Kimberley Harrison Interior Design

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Area rugs may not immediately come to mind when considering decorative storage solutions,  but certainly qualify as an excellent choice of prominent décor accent to complement.

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Carson Carrington Ytlings Animal Grey Area Rug

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Fresh Home

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Espresso Media Storage

Espresso Media Storage

Dry Oak Wood 18-shelf Standard Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Dry Oak Wood 18-shelf Standard Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Antique Arts & Crafts Quarter Sawn Oak Glass Front Triple Bookcase, Circa 1900

Antique Arts & Crafts Quarter Sawn Oak Glass Front Triple Bookcase, Circa 1900

The Gray Barn Combe Magna Wood China Cabinet in Weathered Barley

The Gray Barn Combe Magna Wood China Cabinet in Weathered Barley

Bountiful Wood and Glass Tall Cabinet - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Wood and Glass Tall Cabinet – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Alternatives open up a world of decorative options.

Silver Trimmed Faux Leather Lockable Square Lined Storage Trunk, End Table on Metal Stand

Silver Trimmed Faux Leather Lockable Square Lined Storage Trunk

Army Canvas Laundry Basket

Army Canvas Laundry Basket

SAFAVIEH Sidonie Dark Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

SAFAVIEH Sidonie Dark Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

Better Homes & Gardens Large Wood and Poly Rattan Cane Weave Storage Crate

Better Homes & Gardens Large Wood and Poly Rattan Cane Weave Storage Crate

Wooden Trunk Blue Trunk

Wooden Trunk Blue Trunk

Industrial in style.

Fabulous in color choice.

These decorative storage solutions report for two for one duty as home décor pieces and smart storage options.

Red Metal 5-shelf Cart Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Red Metal 5-shelf Cart Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves

Vintage Churchill Hats Hat Box

Vintage Churchill Hats Hat Box

Mix and mingle your choice of decorative storage solutions throughout the space to broaden the style perimeters and achieve a custom layered effect.

American-Art-Decor-Large-Storage-Crate-with-Wheels

American Art Decor Large Storage Crate with Wheels

Wooden Treasure Chest Box for Home Decor, Suitcase Style Storage

Wooden Suitcase Style Storage

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Storage Basket with Lid
Round Wooden Box
Wire Round Basket Copper Handle with Mesh Bottom Pewter  
Large Wire Basket in Gold
Metal Storage Basket
Extra Large Round Wire Decorative Storage Bin with Handles Copper

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

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Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

A-tisket, a-tasket
How stinking cute is this mushroom basket!

Mushroom Storage Bin

Mushroom Storage Bin

Round Paper Box - Pillowfort™

Round Paper Box – Pillowfort™

Vintage Style Multi-colored Wood Book-Shaped Storage Boxes, Set of 6

Vintage Style Multi-colored Wood Book-Shaped Storage Boxes, Set of 6

Unique vintage boxes, a spot dish, or Toby mug becomes a handsome alternative to the customary dresser tray as a holder for cuff links, change, keys, phone, jewelry, or sunglasses.

Vintage Italian Florentine-Gilded-Box

Vintage Italian Florentine Gilded Box

Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Jewelry Box

Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Jewelry Box

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Beefeater Toby Mug Royal Doulton

Items that make one pretty look polished and organized when housed in vintage silver tea set pieces.

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1900s Silver Sugar Bowl Claw Foot Etched Flowers

1900s Silver Sugar Bowl Claw Foot Etched Flowers

Antique Webster & Son silver plated Fancy 2 handle sugar bowl

Antique Webster & Son Silver Plated Fancy 2 Handle Sugar Bowl

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Pinterest

The quickest way to clutter up the top of your desk is to let the mail stack up on it.

Antique Style Vintage Letter Holder

Antique Style Vintage Letter Holder

Not all of us have gone paperless or digital (e.g., bills and magazines).

Marble Vanity Box

Marble Vanity Box

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As much as I love receiving greeting cards through the USPS/snail mail, they do tend to stack up.

Tapered Oval Seagrass Braided Basket Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Oval Seagrass Braided Basket Natural 

Woven baskets, bins, and decorative trays solve the problem, free up valuable desktop space, and look smashing.

Gray Washed Woven Willow Storage Basket

Gray Washed Woven Willow Storage Basket

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Organizing in style doesn’t stop at the desktop.

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Bergdorf Goodman

Open, under, over or behind doors- shelves hold the key to clever storage solution success.

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House & Garden

Vintage Large Wicker Basket with Lid

Vintage Large Wicker Basket with Lid

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Antique Shoppes At 1100 Barksdale

vintage pitchers

Vintage pitchers, tins, containers, and crocks make a charming choice of housing for kitchen utensils.

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Steel Cookware Stand w/ 6 Shelves

Steel Cookware Stand w/ 6 Shelves

Once upon a time function and style was an either/or situation.

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Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack1

Fortunately, designers and retailers got the memo, and the decorative storage solutions in today’s market offer both.

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Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

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M. Parker Design

Wicker Laundry Basket with White Liner

Wicker Laundry Basket with White Liner

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Michael Aram Clothespin Pull

Bonanza Olive 2-Door Metal Locker Storage Cabinet

Bonanza Olive 2-Door Metal Locker Storage Cabinet

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Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jar, 1 Gal

Vintage Wire Collapsible Laundry Basket Hamper

Vintage Wire Collapsible Laundry Basket Hamper

GrayNatural Nesting Paper Straw Laundry Baskets with Handles Set of 3

Gray Natural Nesting Paper Straw Laundry Baskets with Handles Set of 3

Giving the Dog a Bone

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Beau, the wonder Shepherd, loves his afternoon treats.

Each afternoon at promptly 3:00 p.m. he appears at the French doors ready for his afternoon snack.

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The Ziploc bag I presently store the box of bones in gets the job done, but isn’t exactly what one would deem stylish storage solutions.

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

DII Bone Dry Small Wicker-Like Bone Shape Storage Basket

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I Wuff You Canister

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Riverside Homes

Towels, keys, leashes, coats, backpacks, messenger bags, purses, jewelry,  scarves, and robes hang in style on decorative wall hooks.

leopard-name-plate-wall-hooksLeopard Wall Hooks

Lion Wall Hook - GoldLion Wall Hook – Gold

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Decorative storage solutions bring style to the job of getting organized by offering options big on both function and style.

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Trend Report 2022

Let’s begin the new year with the Places In The Home Trend Report 2022- a window into what interior design and decor trends will be the cat’s pajamas in the months to come.

Trend Report 2022

What’s on trend is what appeals to your gorgeous sense of style is my motto, but I do enjoy studying the inside scoop of the trend report forecast.

Snowy Morning by Andrew Wyeth (1947)

Winter has come to call, and cozy answers back nestle in and stay awhile.

Freshening up your core decorating style for a long winter’s nap, the slow pace associated with this baby, it’s cold outside time of year, further puts style to sight.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Stacy Zarin Goldberg Photography LLC

Rooted in  creating an atmosphere of warmth with a cozy and comfortable winter ambiance, lusciously thick throws, candles filling house and home with warmth, flicker and fragrance, and layers and levels of lighting build and balance the gray doldrums associated with wintertime.

Texture

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Mallory Mathison Design

Texture is beneficial to tactile and visual appeal.

Color absorbs light and distributes the warms and cools throughout a space.

Texture exudes warmth and invites cozy to the party.

Woven.

Sisal.

Plush.

Bouclé.

Furniture, fabric, upholstery, shades, rugs, throw pillows- texture will be big in 2022.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Annie Schlechter

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

California Chic

Bring home the sophisticated California chic instantly identifiable by its brilliant color plays, effortless charm, and cool west coast vibes.

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Luxe Interiors + Design – Photography by Brantley Photography

Sloan Adjustable 8-Light Iron Sputnik Chandelier in Brass Finish

Sloan Adjustable 8-Light Iron Sputnik Chandelier in Brass Finish

Roadhouse Saddle Leather Chair

Roadhouse Saddle Leather Chair

French Oak Rincon Engineered Hardwood Flooring

French Oak Rincon Engineered Hardwood Flooring

California chic meets curves meets antiques equates to implementing three decorating classics into one visually impressive space.

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Architectural Digest

Design by Nature

Sustainability is in style, natural lighting promotes a calming environment, and going green works beautifully with natural elements and color palettes.

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Chango & Co. 

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Southern Living – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

Travertine

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House & Garden – Photo by Richard Powers

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Have it, love it.

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Antiques

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Veranda- Photo by Matthew Millman

Antiques once again make the list.

Timeless in presence and provenance, antique pieces lend a quality to most design styles as a lone focal point accent or anchor style of the space.

Antique pieces play the room beautifully as well as complementing other design styles.

Provenance tells the story of premier craftmanship and sustainability while finishes and details create visual interest.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by John Bessler

As far as I’m concerned the addition of an antique piece or two to your design and decor is always on trend.

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Maison MxM – Photography by Daniel Johnson

Curves

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House & Garden- Photo by Michael Sinclair 

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Dwell – Photo by Gieves Anderson

Swedish designer Ebba Thott’s choice of an antique art deco mahogany haberdashery counter adds statement piece quality and contrast value.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

Curved shapes evoke Art Deco inspired styles incorporating the Art Deco trend.

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

The thing is you don’t need to flood the zone with a style your curious about trying out.

Sample the style while achieving the look through small accents demonstrating big details.

Let’s Talk Color

Gasalier Light

deVOL Kitchens

Warm.

Earthy.

Dramatic.

Color is served in a big and colorful way in the 2022 kitchen, and according to the experts at Domino, pink is the hot cabinet color topping the trend report 2022.

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Glidden Premium Paint
Brandy Snaps  ||  Tawny Mushroom  ||  Mesa Pink
Sunstone  || Parfait  || Earth Rose

Again, you don’t need to flood the zone with a style your curious about trying out.

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Stoneware Knob

Introduce color with a hardware redo.

The result is almost instant, and the beautiful part about cabinet hardware is you can find it in great styles and good prices making it an affordable update option.

Pantone Color of the Year 2022 is Very Peri deemed a periwinkle shade of blue.

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Veranda – Photo by Victoria Pearson

This is my idea of winter blues, and a lovely hue to design and decorate, accent and accessorize to.

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Patterned Glass Vase

Make Room for Mushrooms

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Must Love Herbs

Woodland whimsical is the term I assign to the still on trend must love mushrooms happening.

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DominoPhotography by Stephen Kent Johnson

From dining table to side table, mushroom madness makes the trend report 2022.

Mushroom Art Plates

Mushroom Art Plates

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Glidden Sauteed Mushroom

Perfect accent option for wading into the Deco and mushroom trend.

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Nourison 17″ Modern Mushroom Iron Metal Table Lamp

Grows on you, doesn’t it?

Hixon Handcrafted Modern Mushroom Side Table

Home Bars

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Ashley Montgomery Design

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Style Me Pretty – Photography by HomeGoods/Reid Rolls

Be it cart, accent cabinet, shelf, table or countertop, a well-appointed home bar hospitality station serves distinctive style and personality.

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House Beautiful – Photography by Brian Doben

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Southern Living – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

1970s Style

Being a child of this swingin’ decade finds me appreciating the design trends of the day that captured the eye of decoristas and fashionistas alike.

Everything old is new again to some extent, so why not approach this trend with whimsical fancy?

Shannon Claire Interiors

Well, what do you think about these trend report 2022 projections?

A mad dash to home decor sources of choice is not exactly my new year, new style first priority, opting instead to first take an inventory of the accents and accessories presently in stock at Places In The Home and editing from within.

Believe me when I tell you how visually appealing and decoratively surprising the result is with one or more edits and placement adjustments.

Affordable, sustainable, and a fantastic way to spend a winter afternoon indoors.

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Truer words, Mr. Morris.

Beauty is in the eye and the personal design style of the beholder, never failing to be on trend.

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Homey Seasonal Decor Finds

Happy first day of fall, fellow fall loving friends!  Along with the elation over fall’s arrival, the inspiration it offers, and the seasonal colors on parade fascination associated with the third season, homey seasonal decor finds in rich hues and flavorful tastes frame this picture perfect season.

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The excitement surrounding the first day of fall compares to Christmas day in my book.

I’m selecting songs for a fall into autumn playlist, and the big blue gumbo pot is ready for the c’est si bon celebration of the season and its cornucopia of seasonings.

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Y’all know my affinity for taking a photo and replicating it with in the style finds.  Well let me just say how taken I am with this bountifully beautiful display created by event designer Keith Robinson as featured in Flower Magazine.

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Wood Cake Stand – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia

I can’t locate a recipe for pecan pie from Mr. Robinson, but I use the  Homemade Pecan Pie recipe from Karo Syrup, so classic it is.

Homemade Pecan Pie

Ingredients

1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter melted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1-½ cups (6 ounces) pecans

1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon.  Stir in pecans.  Pour filling into pie crust.

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below).  Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.

High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons.  Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

-Karo Syrup

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Chrysanthemums (mums) are plentiful at fall, relatively inexpensive, and the color array spectacular.

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vase

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vases

Stone and earthenware decorative vases and planters become focal point accents for housing seasonal flowers, branches, and stems.

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Rustic Vases

No fuss-no muss simplicity at its serveware best is achieved with new or vintage stoneware bowl(s).

The look is pure fall, pure vintage beauty.

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Antique RED WING Yellow Ware Bowl
Chocolatey Brown Stoneware Mixing Bowl

Serving boards made from natural materials serve well as versatile, uncomplicated choices for showcasing the foods and flavors of fall.

Brown Wood Look Plate

Wood Style Plate from Hobby Lobby

As I’ve stated before, never confuse simple with cutting corners or skimping on the details.

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Tondo Wooden Plates

Cozy is easily achieved when the emphasis is placed on inviting- the main ingredient in the recipe for putting together a fall fête for a party of two or intimate gathering for friends and family.

Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board

Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board

When casual elegance meets tone on tone layering meets inviting ambiance, a stellar result is achieved.

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Amber Glow Pumpkin Wood Serving Platter

Pumpkins quickly come to mind when considering autumn-fall theme accessories for home and table, but have you noticed the popularity of the mushroom?

Mushroom Cheese Board

Mushroom Cheese Board

Handmade Wood Mushrooms Tabletop Decor Collection

Handmade Wood Mushrooms Tabletop Decor Collection

Homey seasonal decor finds in a neutral colors fit right in with the natural state of the season’s beauty.

Seagrass Woven Pumpkin

Seagrass Woven Pumpkins

Crisp notes in the late afternoon air, tole serving trays, cake domes, and fall themed loaf pans stirs up all the fall feels, finds, and flavors.

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Apple nut cake is set for the cake stand come Wednesday, but first, whipped maple pie.

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Maple is among the taste of fall favorites, and is the featured flavor in this super easy to make dessert.

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Whipped Maple Pie

Ingredients

1 deep dish pie crust

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding

1½ cup cold milk

½ cup pure maple syrup

1 tsp. maple flavoring

1  container (8 oz.) thawed whipped topping

nutmeg for dusting

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Remove frozen pie crust from package and allow to thaw for 20  minutes.

Using a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust with to help reduce shrinkage and bubbling.  To ensure the crust bakes off properly, place an empty pie pan the same size inside the crust.

Place pie crust on baking sheet and bake on lower oven rack for 12-15 minutes, allowing to cool once removed from oven.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together instant pudding and milk until firm.  Add maple syrup and maple flavoring; mix well.  Fold in whipped topping; mix until incorporated.

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Spoon mixture into cooled pie crust. Dust top of pie with nutmeg and top with nuts.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

Drizzle maple syrup over pie just before serving.

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Stoneware Pie Dish, Set of 3

Pie today, parfaits tomorrow with this recipe.

Bee & Willow™ Goblet in Gold

Bee & Willow™ Goblets

Grab a jar, tumbler, or goblet and working in layers begin with crushed cookies (vanilla wafers, gingersnaps, graham crackers- all delicious choices).

Next, add a generous tablespoon of the maple pudding mixture.

Repeat with another layer of crushed cookies and complete the dish with a final addition of the maple pudding mixture.

Top with a dollop of whipped topping, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and walnuts or fresh Louisiana pecans.

The delicious proof is in the pudding.

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Gorgeously anticipating fall’s color rich-seasonally tasty arrival on this blog post writing afternoon makes for perfect blog post writing conditions.

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That and streaming The French Chef with Julia Child featuring three French favorites:

Tarte aux Pommes Classique
Tarte des Demoiselles
Tarte Tartin starring apples, cinnamon, and butter- the fall baking trinity.

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Julia Child is a classic, her personality endearing, and her recipes favorites in the Places In The Home test kitchen.

Between the show, recipes, and hint of crisp in the air I’m inspired to add her Tarte aux Pommes to my must make for fall recipe file.

Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients

10-inch partially cooked pastry shell

4 pounds cooking apples

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3  cup apricot jam/preserves

1/3  cup Calvados, rum or cognac (or 1 tablespoon vanilla)

2/3  cup granulated sugar for topping

3 tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Quarter, core, and peel the apples. Cut enough to make 3 cups into 1/8-inch lengthwise slices and toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice and sugar.  Reserve them for the top of the tart.

Cut the rest of the apples into rough slices.  You should have about 8 cups. Place in a pan and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Beat in apricot jam, Calvados, sugar, butter, and cinnamon.  Raise heat and boil, stirring, until applesauce is thick enough to hold in a mass in the spoon.

Spread the applesauce in the pastry shell.  Cover with a neat, closely overlapping layer of sliced apples arranged in concentric circles.

Bake in upper third of preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the apples have browned lightly and are tender.  Slide the tart onto a serving dish and paint over it with a light coating of apricot glaze. Serve warm or cold with whipping cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Apricot Glaze

½ cup apricot preserves, forced through a sieve

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Stir the strained apricot preserves and sugar over moderately high heat until thick enough to coat the spoon with a light film, and the last drops are sticky as they fall from the spoon (225-228 degrees on a candy thermometer).  Do not boil past this point or the glaze will become brittle as it cools.

Apply the glaze while it is still warm. Unused glaze will keep indefinitely in a screw-top jar.

-Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Volume I

Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish - Threshold™

Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish – Threshold™

Delicious year round, but these flavors shine at the fall table.

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Sunday night dinners here at the Places In The Home ponderosa tend to be the breakfast for dinner type.

Biscuits.

Pancakes.

Eggs with fried apples.

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Found and placed on my fall finds list for suppers such as these is a set of Bruntmor Set Of 4 Matte Glaze Ceramic Food Serving Plates With Skillet Look.

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Coffee drinking and tea sippin’ season and seasoned warm beverages complement and spice fall’s crisp days into brisk cozy evenings.

Homey Seasonal Decor Finds

Rustic Vases 
Mason Cash | In The Forest Batter Bowl
Polyresin Pine Cone Table Decor     
Antique BM&T Covered Vegetable 1896
Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish 
Metallic Silver Scroll Charger Plate
Nordic Ware Leaf-Lettes Cakelet Pan, 2.5 Cup

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Homey seasonal decor finds frame this picture perfect season and welcome the best of the season to home and hearth.

This is how we welcome fall home.

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Decorative Ideas For Firewood Storage

Decorative ideas for firewood storage roll into my thoughts on this first official day of fall.

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Better Homes & Gardens

During our hurricane damage property overview, I happen to notice the chimney clean out is in need of just that.

Antique Hessian Soldier Andirons

Antique Hessian Soldier Andirons

Dave the Builder will put on his chimney sweep hat and get the job done.

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House & Garden – Photo by Tim Charles

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

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1stDibs Introspective

I, on the other hand, will adorn myself in a chic fall of it all party hat while introducing home and hearth to decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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 Leo Designs Chicago

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Southern Living – Photo by Helen Norman- Styling by Jeff Minnich

In fall we spruce up and prepare our homes for the season, placing the emphasis on cozy and comfortable.

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Country Living – Photo by Helen Norman

There’s nothing like a toasty warm fire in a safe and ready for the season fireplace to conquer and complement a crisp fall chill.

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Country Living – Photo by Tara Donne

With that also comes the seasonal decorating project of making life easier.

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Boulangerie Jar Vanilla & Fig Candle

Implementing decorative ways to house firewood, fire starters, fatwood, pine cones, newspapers, and safety matches at the ready is a sure fire way of marrying seasonal style with seasonal convenience.

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Crisp fall days into chilly fall evenings into winter holidays frame a cozy and warm fireside narrative.

Safavieh Chloe Brown Club Chair

Chloe Brown/Espresso Faux Leather Club Arm Chair

Silver Orchid Conklin Contemporary Throw Blanket

Silver Orchid Conklin Contemporary Throw Blanket

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 Firewood Log Rack Wood Lumber Storage Holder Fireplace Fire Pit with Canvas

Firewood Log Rack Wood Lumber Storage Holder

Metal Log Holder with Leather Sling

Metal Log Holder with Leather Sling

Fall air is crisp air, and goodness knows winter air chills to the bone.

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Country Living – Photo by Virginia MacDonald

September through March is prime snuggle weather.

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Snuggle Up Throw Pillow

Settling in and warming up in front of a crackling fire sparks a fireside chat of comfort and joy.

Hit the play button to hear the sounds of crackling things to come.

The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic “Our House” frames a lovely fall scene and heard.

I’ll light the fire🔥
You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today
Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you
Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me
Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes,
everything is good
Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the
Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you
Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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Southern Living- Photo by Robbie Caponetto – Styling by Kendra Surface

Firewood stacked with purpose and style is part of the warm and cozy equation.

Holmes Hole Builders LLC

Holmes Hole Builders LLC

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One Kings Lane

This is where making home and hearth life easy with decorative ideas for firewood storage by the fireplace or fireplace adjacent enters the picture.

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Traditional 8 x 15 Inch Brown Wood and Leather Organizer by Studio 350

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Yankee Candle Balsam Cedar Scented Firelog-Set of 4

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Dahlia Metal Firewood Holder Log Carrier

Copper Brass Colonial Windmill Sailboat Covered Bucket Coal Ash Fireplace

Copper Brass Colonial Windmill Sailboat Covered Bucket Coal Ash Fireplace

English Cottage Renovation

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Orange Cinnamon Clove Glass Candle

Orange Cinnamon Clove Glass Candle

Coming up with unique and decorative options to house and hold firewood is not a huge challenge.

Bria Hammel Interiors

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Fall Festive Living

One Kings Lane

Chuck log holder

Chuck Log Holder

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Country Living – Photo by Quentin Bacon 

1800 Pine Chest

1800 Pine Chest

Nautical Brass Fireplace Log Holder

Nautical Brass Fireplace Log Holder

Ayaan Magazine Rack

Raw Silver Magazine Rack

Large Brass Repousse Tinder Box

Large Brass Repousse Tinder Box

stair-fireplace-ideas-veranda-Designer Lynne Stair

Veranda – Photo by Annie Schlechter

Large Copper Firewood Cauldron

Large Copper Firewood Cauldron

Copper pots, cauldrons, boilers, coal scuttles, and buckets in warm tones prove to be excellent fireplace focal points of visual interest.

Victorian Copper/Brass Coal Scuttle

Victorian Copper/Brass Coal Scuttle

 

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Deluxe Copper Boiler and Wash Tub

Copper Finished Firewood Bucket With 5 lbs. Fatwood Resin Rich Pre-Split Kindling for Easily Starting Fires

Copper Finished Firewood Bucket With Fatwood Pre-Split Kindling

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Veranda – Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Crisp and cold weather around the fireplace essentials can exist “out of the box” and in decorative harmony with the rest of your decor.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

Round Two-Tone Wicker Storage Basket and Planter on Wheels By KOUBOO

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Tapered Log Basket

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Tall Log Basket

Rattan Woven Log Holder with Handle Gray Natural

Rattan Woven Log Holder with Handle Gray/Natural – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

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Country Living – Photo by Kim Cornelison

Ice Cream Match Strike

Ice Cream Match Strike

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Remodelista – Photo by Pia Ulin 

Woven Crescent Basket

Woven Crescent Basket

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Pretty is as pretty stores.

VOH Architects

VOH Architects

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Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Magazine features “Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Fire and Maintaining Your Fireplace” just in time for the fall fireplace season.

6″ Beehive Crock with Fatwood Bag

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Martha Stewart

Two leather belts later and you’ve got yourself a custom log carrier-holder-tote.

Chinese Country Antique Painted Cedar Trunk

Chinese Country Antique Painted Cedar Trunk

Blanket chests and painted trunks rank high on my suggestion list of decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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The Inn at Kenmore Hall – One Kings Lane

This is the form and function part of the show and tell show.

Rich in provenance, distinctive detail, unique form and functionality,  antique and vintage chests are a great option for firewood storage.

Northern European paint decorated storage trunk/ blanket chest, c.1817

Northern European Painted Storage Trunk/ Blanket Chest, c.1817

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Southern home Magazine- Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill
Design by Nina Nash Long and Don Easterling

19th Century Swedish Country Hand Painted Pine Wooden Wedding Trunk - c.1848

19th Century Swedish Country Hand Painted Pine Wedding Trunk – c.1848

Vintage and in the style of vintage wooden crates also do a fall fabulous job of storing firewood, fire starters, pine cones and the like.

Maiden Creek Apples Wooden Crate

Maiden Creek Apples Wooden Crate

Cott to be Good Soda Crate

Cott To Be Good Soda Crate

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Luxe Interiors + Design – Photo by Emily Followill

A pine crate is lovely enough in its natural state, but if it’s not your first choice of finish let the fall decor project good times begin.

unfinished-wood-crates-pallet-wooden-crates

Stain or spray paint in your preferred designer color and/or add a transfer or stencil to customize.

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Uniflame Aged Bronze 3 Panel Screen With Doors

Uniflame Aged Bronze 3 Panel Screen With Doors

Antique . Cast Iron Salvage Grate Front Panel Insert Fireplace Salvage Victorian Architectural Salvage #10

Antique Cast Iron Fireplace Panel

Louis XVI Style Carved and Gilt Fire Screen

Louis XVI Style Carved and Gilt Fire Screen

Antique French Rococo Brass Gilt Fireplace Screen

Antique French Rococo Brass Gilt Fireplace Screen

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Antique Copper Coal Bucket

Vintage Brass Damper Open Closed Plaque Sign – Brass Fireplace

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Turkey Wing Broom

Rustic Vase Brown

Rustic Vase Brown

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House & Garden – Photo by Michael Sinclair 

 

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Alpine Cement Barrel Planter

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Pine+Cone+Fireback

Cast Iron Fireback with Pine Cone Design

So pretty in the firelight.

Cast Iron Fireback with Pine Cone Design

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In the style of throw divine.

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Designer Series Louis XIII 47 in. x 53 in. Cast Stone Mantel

Designer Series Louis XIII 47 in. x 53 in. Cast Stone Mantel

Striking pieces will complete the fireplace decorating scheme.

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Rentas Fiberstone Pot Planter
American Carved Wood Hand Form Match Safe
The Wandering Rabbit Cast Iron Matchstick Sculpture
Ohio Stoneware Crock
Italian Hand- Carved 19th Century Fire Bellows
Sharkey Boot Jack Cricket
Classic Shanghai Style Water Bucket
Plow & Hearth Deluxe Double-Bottom Metal Fireplace Ash Bucket with Lid

C.E. Hilts Shoe Co. Tin Litho Match Holder

C.E. Hilts Shoe Co. Tin Litho Match Holder

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Pineville Treasure Chest Too

Cast Iron Queen Bust Andirons, Antique French Figural Firedogs

Cast Iron Queen Bust Andirons, Antique French Figural Firedogs

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House Beautiful

Fall festive with year round presence.

Minuteman International Maple Leaf Andirons Set of 2

Minuteman International Maple Leaf Andirons Set of 2

Nicky Propane Gel Ethanol or Gas Fireplace Decorative Logs

Propane Gel Ethanol or Gas Fireplace Decorative Logs

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House Beautiful- Photo by Trevor Tondro

In a myriad of styles to choose from, outdoor planters become eye-catching indoor essentials for housing fireplace accessories.

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hearth matches

Crawfordsville Steel Pot Planter

Color-Changing Fireplace Color Cones, 2 lb. Bag

Color-Changing Fireplace Color Cones, 2 lb. Bag

Orson Composite Urn Planter

Composite Urn Planter

It’s official folks, fall has arrived!

No matter how you stack it, the chilly days and nights of fall call for cozy times and decorative ideas for firewood storage.

Digging The Pig Kitchen Decor

I’m really digging the pig kitchen decor of late.  As time is on my side in today’s world of thinking twice about venturing out if it’s not necessarily a necessity, it leaves me unhurried time to explore new things out there in internet land.

Pig Head Wall Mount

Pig Head Wall Mount

Last week I shared with the Places In The Home Facebook page followers a new page I’ve started to follow, Cooking with Brenda Gantt.

Miss Brenda cooks up Southern favorites with her own unique flavor of the South.

Homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Chicken and dumplings.

Boston butts.

Marinated vegetable salad.

Hot water cornbread.

Orange pineapple ice cream.

Candied sweet potatoes.

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To quote Brenda, “Its gonna be good y’all!”

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And it was!

Brenda shops the local farmers market, Wingard’s Produce, and a Southern staple of grocery store traditions, Piggly Wiggly aka The Pig for fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.

The Pig Logo

I get the biggest kick out watching Brenda’s farm to table videos complete with antique and vintage wares, no nonsense tips and tidbits, and a cooking show and tell of people seen and items purchased on her trips to The Pig.

Transpac Resin 9 in. Bronze Spring Flying Pig Figurine

Transpac Resin 9 in. Bronze Spring Flying Pig Figurine

This particular pig post has taken on a life of its own.

Dave the Builder asked me what I sourced today.

Suffice it to say I’ve pigged out, decoratively speaking, on pig kitchen home decor for the better part of two weeks now.

Polished Copper Hanging 3D Flying Pig SculpturePolished Copper Hanging 3D Flying Pig Sculpture

Winged Old Style Copper PIG Trade Sign Figure Angel Barbeque Pork Flying

Winged Old Style Copper PIG Trade Sign Figure Angel Barbeque Pork Flying

Time flies like a pig with wings when you’re having all things house that make a home fun.

pig-sheep-framed-print

Sharing home decor accents and accessories with you all is a labor of love, and my personal taste guides the selections.

Anne at Home Curiosities KnobAnne at Home Curiosities Knob

Pig Lover Wall Decor, Hanging Light

Pig Lover Wall Decor, Hanging Light

My pig kitchen decor choices lean toward the classic, the vintage, the whimsical, the unusual, and the traditional with a touch of farmhouse flair thrown in for good and stylish measure.

Pig+Novelty+KnobPig Novelty Knob

pig outlet cover

Outlet Plate Covers

Maison Maison, Suzanne Duin OwnerMaison Maison, Suzanne Duin Owner

Perky Pig StatuePerky Pig Statue

The Hamlet Pig

The Hamlet

Resin Pig W Planter Basket 12.5"

Resin Pig W Planter Basket 12.5″

Design DCA

Design DCA

French carved wood pig sculpture 19 centuryFrench Carved Wood Pig Sculpture, 19th Century

Butcher-Rack_Pigs-(front)Urban Archaeology

Sheila Bridges Landmark Harlem Residence

Sheila Bridges Design

Faux Resin Pig Head Wall Mount, PowderFaux Resin Pig Head Wall Mount, Powder

Hogbadi IIi, Set Of 2Hogbadi IIi, Set Of 2

pig head wall mountGershwin & Gertie

Pig Hog Plaster Wall Hanging

Pig Hog Plaster Wall Hanging

Wilber the Pig Handmade Planter, TurquoiseWilber the Pig Handmade Planter, Turquoise

Otagiri Anthropomorphic Pig Jam Jar with SpoonOtagiri Anthropomorphic Pig Jam Jar with Spoon

 

Kiril Heavily Distressed Magnesia Pig FigurineHeavily Distressed Magnesia Pig Figurine

If you follow me, you’re already aware of my affinity for using decorative items for something different other than the intended use of said object.

pig-winged-bird-feederWinged Pig Bird Feeder

This Winged Pig Bird Feeder is my idea of a breakfast table or kitchen island centerpiece focal point fruit bowl.

pig kitchen decor

This Cape Craftsmen Pig Planter will easily fill the bill as a planter, but it’s also decoratively capable of becoming a stylish desk accessory for the kitchen home.

Cape Craftsmen Pig PlanterCape Craftsmen Pig Planter

Large Sitting Sow Pig Metal Garden Statue Bronze Color Recycled Aluminum ArtLarge Sitting Sow Pig Metal Garden Statue 

 

nichols-bros-stoneworks-cast-iron-brother-pig-garden-statue Nichols Bros. Stoneworks Cast Stone Pig Garden Statue in Dark Walnut

Staying on the subject of breaking with convention and the art of focal point pieces for kitchen island placement, this Nichols Bros. Stoneworks Cast Stone Brother Pig Garden Statue in Dark Walnut makes a grand showing and perfect best in show pig presentation.

Meet Sooie the sous chef

outdoor-fireplace-photo-by-Björn-Wallander

Elle Decor – Photo by Björn Wallander

Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces need pig kitchen decor love, too!

antique-brass-pig-andirons

1stdibs

pig shaped iron andirons

Charish

Primitive Antique Stone Pig Shaped Cooker Wrought Iron Base Smoke Grill RoastPig Shaped Cooker with Wrought Iron Base

Maxwell the Geico pig goes weee weee weee all the way home.

Pierre the Pig chef statue

Pierre the Pig goes oui oui oui as a très magnifique addition to your pig kitchen decor collection.

Vintage Fleur De Lis French Chef Pig

It seems that every other commercial on iHeartRadio is for Mercari, an e-commerce marketplace loaded with treasures.

I spied this Vintage Fleur de Lis French Chef Pig under the home decor accents category.

I’ve not listed on nor purchased from the site, but I do have my eye on several items of home decor interest.

Decmode 38288 Black Resin Pig Chalkboard Sign Sculpture, 17" X 6.5"Decmode 38288 Black Resin Pig Chalkboard Sign Sculpture, 17″ X 6.5″

Chalk this little black resin chalkboard piggy up to pig kitchen decor delightful.

pig kitchen decor

 

1980s Vintage Aluminum Pig Tray1980s Vintage Aluminum Pig Tray

Martha-Stewart-6in-Stoneware-Sculpted-Pig-Covered-Oval-Baker-in-Brown

Martha Stewart 6in Stoneware Sculpted Pig Covered Oval Baker in Brown

Vintage French Farm Sign Pig Serving TrayVintage French Farm Sign Pig Serving Tray

Hand Carved Pig Shaped Decorative Wooden Serving Tray 15 Inch

With thoughts of the fall into autumn season beginning to pique my interest, I’m thinking how great these pig shaped serving pieces will look filled with seasonal fruits, cheeses, and delicious dishes.

3R Studios 12.5in Ceramic Bowl - White3R Studios Ceramic Bowl – White

Cookbooks stack up well when placed between a set of stylish bookends.

Sterling Pair Chef Pig Bookends

Sterling Pair Chef Pig Bookends

white-distressed-pig-bookends

Distressed White Pig Shaped Terracotta Bookends (Set of 2 Pieces)

Marranitos-Mexican-gingerbread-pigs-small

Click on the link to get the recipe for Marranitos (Mexican Gingerbread Pigs) from Isabel Eats.

Pig cookie jar porcelain

Cooks Club Ceramic Pig Chef Cookie Jar

Solid White Ceramic Pig Shaped Cookie JarSolid White Ceramic Pig Shaped Cookie Jar

American Bisque Cookie/Biscuit Jar Happy Smiling PigAmerican Bisque Cookie/Biscuit Jar Happy Smiling Pig

Terracotta Design Build

Terracotta Design Build

Reality Bank Form Pig Piggy BankReality Bank Form Pig Piggy Bank

Coming to a DIY pig kitchen decor project near you is the subject line of the email sent to Dave the Builder last night when inspiration struck.

24 carat gold or platinum 'lucky pig' table light with black

24 carat Gold or Platinum “Lucky Pig” Table Light with Black Shade

Gorgeous best describes the stunning 24 carat gold “lucky pig” table lamp with a gold lined black lamp shade, however, the price is not so right for my lighting budget.

gold pig lamp on black base1

Rustic Copper Pig Sculpture

Rustic Copper Pig Sculpture

 

Vintage Terra Cotta Pate PotVintage Terra Cotta Pate Pot

3.5 Antique Whiteware Creamer Tom the Pipers Son, Gold Trim (c. 1900)1

'Witch with Groceries and a Pig' Gallery-wrapped Canvas Art

‘Witch with Groceries and a Pig’ Gallery-wrapped Canvas Art

NE Home kitchen cast iron pig moldNew England Home

In a box buried deep in the Places In The Home climate controlled storage unit is my cast iron pig mold purchased eons ago at an antiques store in Forney, Texas.

When the dust settles in these crazy times it’s going to be like Christmas rediscovering packed away treasures.

cast iron pig face mold

Pair this polka dot pig with pink Himalayan salt and you’ve got yourself a super cute salt pig.

Mackenize Childs Polka Dot PigMacKenzie-Childs Polka Dot Pig

pink-salt

Still trending strong, farmhouse style and its design derivatives continue to resonate with decoristas.

Campagna Porco (Pig) DinnerwareCampagna Porco (Pig) Dinnerware

The elements of inviting, simple yet elegant, and comfortable chic work well together in creating a visually pleasing balance.

Cuts of Pork Canvas Print

Cuts of Pork Canvas Print

JK Adams Slate Cheese Server PigJK Adams Slate Cheese Server Pig

"Get in My Pork Belly" Plates, Set of 4“Get in My Pork Belly” Plates, Set of 4

 

Arthur Court Extra Large Pig Ham Serving Carving Tray Cast Aluminum

Arthur Court Extra Large Pig Carving Tray 

Copper-pig-serving-tray

Covered Copper Pig Dish

Arthur Court Designs Pig Aluminum Butter Dish

Arthur Court Designs Pig Aluminum Butter Dish

Pig Cafeteria Print Pig Cafeteria Print

 

Vagabond House Garden Friends Happy Pewter Pigs Salt and Pepper Shaker SetVagabond House Pewter Pigs Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Garden Friends Sugar & Creamer SetGarden Friends Sugar & Creamer Set

HIC Pig Creamer with Handle, Fine White Porcelain, 6-OuncesHIC Pig Creamer with Handle, Fine White Porcelain, 6-Ounces

For the home bar set up in the kitchen or kitchen adjacent, the Pleasant Pig Card Holder is mix and mingle marvelous as a pig kitchen decor bar accent.

Pleasant Pig Card HolderPleasant Pig Card Holder

Pig Shaped Liquor Decanter

Visions of fall decorating have begun to dance in my head.

apples-in-wooden-dough-bowl

While the dough bowl pulls fall in the kitchen duty, this new addition to my fall decorating decor accessories lineup will house gourds, mini pumpkins, and regional fall foliage.

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fall-assorted-gourds

Pig kitchen decor comes in variety of styles ranging from I ♥ country French to vintage whimsy to farmhouse chic.

Avoiding decor items that tend to be too trendy by opting for those that have staying power such as classic form, good bones, and clean lines promotes a stylish result and keeps the what in the world was I thinking when I bought this regret at bay.

Love your style!