August 16, 2017

A Transitional Centerpiece in the Kitchen

Welcome to the blog today!

I have started playing with pumpkins. 

Have you started thinking of your fall décor yet?

It is still really early. But in the blogging world we have to be ahead of the curve showing you ideas and inspiration. :-) 

It's August. 

It's the time for transition.

Time for school children to return to school. 

Time for families to return to a somewhat normal scheduled. 

Time to work in our gardens and yards to prepare for fall. 

"For every thing there is a season."

I moved a large pot of silk geraniums off of my kitchen table as my start to transitioning my home.  It is a very small step, but nonetheless, it is a step. 

I have moved at a very slow speed this summer, and do not feel that I have accomplished much personally, or around my house. 😊 I have been busy, busy, without much to show for it. Ha! But for this woman of a certain age I am OK with that. I am not beating myself up for not having accomplished this or that. Been there in my younger years. Now, I prefer the slower lane of life.  

While I was straightening up the kitchen today I pulled out a few bits and pieces to create a simple transitional centerpiece. 

I have new ceramic pumpkins courtesy of Oriental Trading and I thought I would begin with one. 

Because the pumpkin is rough on the bottom I wanted something underneath. I pulled out an oval cutting board to serve as a sort of tray. 

One thing leads to another and I pulled out some oatmeal colored placemats and an old vase. 

I like to use lots of texture when I am styling a tabletop. In this case I have nubby placemats, wood, feathers, and a rattan ball. 

To contrast those heavily textured items I have shiny ceramics...pumpkin and vase. My vase even has a cracked finish. 

Texture is what gives visual interest. 

The ceramic pumpkin and feathers were provided by Oriental Trading

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I so enjoy your blog! Thank you for all your creative ideas, keep them coming!!

  2. Hi Sheila, Love all the texture used in Your arrangement. Having a Coffee will be so relaxing at Your kitchen table. Keep Inspiring Us. Laters,MJ♥

  3. I like the creamy colors. This arrangement could see you through to Thanksgiving.

  4. Love your transition into fall decor! The leaves have already begun to fall around here. xoxo

  5. Love your fall display Sheila. Makes me want to start dragging out my bins of fall item's. I will try to at least wait until the first of September. We have a very busy couple of weeks coming up so I can wait until then . Love your style.

  6. I love that pumpkin! It's darling!
    Although, I don't think I'll be decorating for Fall just yet....

  7. Gosh...I've not even THOUGHT of pumpkins...I generally buy a few real ones..especially love the little Boos...
    Your arrangement is really pretty


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