Dry Sink Full O’ Fall

When I bought the new buffet, it replaced the dry sink which meant the dry sink needed to move. The dry sink took up residence where the bookshelf used to be. The bookshelf didn’t belong in the dining room anyway.

The dry sink is painted white using regular latex paint.
I think I’m going to paint it Old White using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
This way, it will match the dining table and buffet.
The mirror used to be gold. I painted it today in Old White. The gold looked too heavy.
I think I’m going to add a little distressing and dark wax to the mirror to accentuate the details.
The centerpiece of this vignette is the lovely white ironstone pitcher.
I’ve been wanting one for awhile now and found it at our recent trip to Galena.
It measures about 12″ tall and I found it at an antique book store.
I found a couple old books at that book store in Galena. There were hundreds of books!
I’ve just been lovin’ white pumpkins and gourds this season.
And gourds in neutral colors. It’s such a nice, soft palette.
The soft-colored gourds look wonderful next to the ironstone pitcher, which I’m still drooling over.
Hubby doesn’t get it. I had to tell him I’d serve water in it at Thanksgiving so he’d think it was useful.
Heaven forbid I should buy it just because it’s pretty!
One thing about gourds … you can use them for decor through both Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Most I’ve been able to find for 50 cents each, so very thrifty decorating if you ask me.
 How long before the kitties knock the gourds onto the floor?
Now that the dining room is ready for fall, it’s onto the living room.

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  1. Had to laugh at your comment about hubby Jennifer. It appears men around the world are united in their belief that things need to be useful.
    Love the changes and fall decorating in your dining room.

  2. I like the look, and I think you can have several tones of white in one room and look like they all belong. Love the white rusty bird it is to cute. It is all beautiful decorated.

  3. Love it all. I can’t wait to see what more you do with the mirror. 🙂

  4. Love it all . Looks so nice ! Have a good day !

  5. Charming Fall vignette. I would add the dark wax to the mirror…I think you will like the look.


  6. what a great piece of furniture, love your pumpkins and gourd decor!

  7. Jennifer it all looks so pretty! Cant wait to see what you decided to do with the mirror!

  8. Looks so lovely and festive, I like to the touch of the books. Beautiful mirror too.


  9. Your dry sink has found the perfect new home. I’m loving your soft muted fall colors!

  10. I love that dry sink and how you decorated it! Gorgeous vignette! I’ve got one out in my shop and now I’m thinking I need to bring it inside and put it in my dining room. Yours is absolute perfection!

  11. I love that dry sink and how you decorated it! Gorgeous vignette! I’ve got one out in my shop and now I’m thinking I need to bring it inside and put it in my dining room. Yours is absolute perfection!

  12. Love all the whites and neutrals! I’m your newest follower!

  13. What a pretty dry sink! LOVE your fall vignette!Oh why did I miss that book store we were just there! Beautiful ironstone pitcher!LOVE those old books too!

  14. What a great pitcher!!! I “get it”. Haha

    Great arrangement of whites.


  15. I’m a sucker for a great ironstone pitcher. I have one like it-well 2 or 3 actually. I’m nuts about them. The cabinet is adorable and the vignette is perfect!

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  17. Thanks for visit my blog♥ i found you last weekend, and the pictures are sooo beautiful…love Baby-boos too, have a nice evening, greetings from germany, Biene♥

  18. WOW Jennifer, you been busy!
    It looks absolutely fantastic!!
    Love your little white rusty bird!
    Have a great week!

  19. Your dry sink looks so pretty with the soft colors of Fall. Your ironstone pitcher makes a great focal and center piece for your vignette.
    Mary Alice

  20. I love your dry sink and you’ve decorated it so beautifully. I have an ironstone pitcher similar and it’s a favorite of mine. They work so well for holding flowers and seasonal touches!

  21. Hi, Jennifer. I`m total in love with your blog. I should started with dinner, but here I`m still sitting with your blog. I must finish it later.


  22. I love your fall vignette. Love that dry sink. So pretty.

  23. Beautiful fall decor. I love all the different shades of white. I was thinking about painting my gold mirror white. Yours looks beautiful.
    Great find on the ironstone pitcher.


  24. Your dry sink looks so pretty all dressed for fall. I love the pitcher! I hope the kitties are behaving themselves. 🙂

  25. Lovin’ the gourds too! I’m hoping my decorating survives the kids as well…time will tell! 😉

  26. Beautiful fall arrangement on your dry sink. The mirror is a keeper too.

  27. Beautiful! Love the old books, and the cute little bird. Stopping by from Happy Hour at Craftberry Bush 🙂

  28. Hey my sweet Jenn! thank you so much for joining us again…I love that you join us every week and bring such beautiful inspiration with you….this vignette is just so beautiful…love the old books in there….just perfect…xo

  29. Beautiful dry sink. I love your fall touches.

    Nice visiting with your during Happy Hour!

  30. Just gorgeous! I love it all–the ironstone, the pumpkins & gourds and the old books.


  31. Well done! Very inspiring Ciao Rita

  32. LOVE, love, love the books especially in your dry sink! Thank you for joining our party too!

  33. As always it’s just beautiful. Aren’t husbands funny sometimes? Saw you over at Common Ground. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com It’s a hoot. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. Such lovely vignettes! I, too, love antique books. They are like little works of art to me.

  35. This is so pretty! Those old books are beautiful and I love the neutral colors.

  36. That looks great! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

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