Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Sideboard

It's okay, you can call me lazy if you want.

 When I decorate with my red dishes they stay out until after Valentine's Day.

  1.  So I try to put all the basic layers down first.
  2.  Then the Christmassy items go in.
  3.  After Christmas the top layers are stored away and we are good to go for the rest of winter.
  4. Easy Peasy!

I like a layered, natural look that is non-structured. 

We bought this sideboard a few years ago when an antique dealer was closing shop. The runner is made out of an old remnant of gold fabric.
 I love Audubon prints and cardinals are especially pretty in the winter.  

Life is too short and stressful to be fussing over a lot of things that aren't going to matter a hill of beans ten years from now. So relax, fix things the way you like them. Step it finished...and enjoy your family and friends.

Come back later in the week and I will show the Christmas layer....or I might not even get around to adding that layer....

I have been experimenting with different fonts. Blogger has a bunch to choose from. What do you think about this one? Keep it or go back to a plain one?
What do you think?

I will be linking to these blog parties:

DebbieDoo's Newbie Party
Mosaic Monday at
Masterpiece Monday at
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.blogspot
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at

ClubG.W. at
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tablescape Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesdays Treasures at

Primp Your Stuff at
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesday is Rednesday at

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at F.M.B.P.T.Y.

Feathered Nest
Home Sweet Home Friday at
Potpouri Friday 2805
Show and Tell Friday at
The Shabby Nest:Frugal Friday
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground

How Sweet the Sound

Sunday's Best at My 1929 Charmer


A Few Pennies said...

I'm loving red again--it goes with all my neutrals in the house and for Christmas I have to do the red thing; I love your transferware--my favorite in reds or browns. Can't wait to see your Christmas deco--you have to do it now (lol); have a great weekend!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the red dishes, I have red fiestaware that I mix with some of my transfer ware. Yours are beautiful! Laura

Barb and Dell said...

I'm with you on layering and leaving the reds until Valentines Day. I'll be showing my Christmas decorating next week at the Blog Party.
I just did a post and awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. You can see what to do on my website.
Happy Decorating,

S said...

Your sideboard looks delightful; it's a beautiful piece and make a wonderful "stage". And I like that idea of just adding a Christmas layer and then switching it out. Since I've redone my kitchen with red accents this year, I'll be trying out things in new places this Christmas season. But I'm keeping the idea of not stressing over it in mind - well, I'll try anyway.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Audrey, I am following you right back (thought I already followed?) Anyhoo, love your buffet, layered look, and the rabbit picture is just over the top awesome! If I had red dishes, I would leave them until Valentines Day also. Looking forward to more of your blog.

Our Country Bungalow said...

The pictures look great! Love how the sideboard is decorated. Nice job.

Leslie's Garden said...

I'm partial to Cardinals too. I love their bright color on a cold winter morning. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Hope you'll visit again.

elizabeth said...

Gorgeous!!!Thanks for your kind comment at my place!

Angie said...

It's all so gorgeous and your sideboard is beautiful too!

I'm your newest follower!

I hope you'll come share at Knick of Time Tuesday...on Tuesday!

Angie @ Knick of Time Tuesday

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the way you decorate and this way you can always add a little more as you collect things during the month! I love the bunnies in the painting! ♥

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your sideboard is lovely on its own...gorgeous furniture, and you really gave it a pretty holiday character with the dishes and the reds.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful sideboard! I love it. Your red and white dishes look wonderful and will make a great backdrop for Christmas and Valentine's. You have some beautiful things. Have a great week. Blessings, Pamela in Canada

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks fabulous. I do like the font. Enjoy your week:)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your red dishes are very pretty. V

Vee said...

That's not lazy, that's just being smart! I really like your beautiful sideboard all layered as you like it. Just lovely.

Sarah said...

Great idea to layer with red and keep it out through Valentine's Day. Love your red dishes! ~ Sarah

Teagarden said...

A great mosaic! Love the dishes.
Have a wonderful week,

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely and smart idea to layer and I love the red runner. it is very pretty. Beautiful photos, Have a great week ahead.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

What a great side board, it is beautiful. I love love how you layered, it so natural looking. I would not of thought of this, but it really makes such a statement. Your dishes are beautiful. I like the font. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

lynn said...

this is all so gorgeous, audrey:) the sideboard itself is gorgeous! love the font!

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh goodness...that sideboard is amazing!! Gorgeous! Your display is beautiful too. I love red transfer ware!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Your sideboard is the way you have accented it with your beautiful treasures...such a great blog...

LV said...

Beautiful home filled with lovely goodies. That is such a grand looking sideboard.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your home is just beautiful, and I like your attitude on not stressing about the small stuff! It makes the holidays so much more enjoyable if you keep things simple!
Happy REDnesday,

Babs said...

Your sideboard is beautiful and I love the "unstructured" way you decorated it. I need to learn the art of your unstructured look. I don't blame you for leaving your red pieces out all winter. They're so pretty.
Happy Wednesday.

Kim said...

Your sideboard is gorgeous and I love how you have it decorated! I'm so delighted to have found your lovely blog too. I'm happy to be a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime if you'd like.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I'm your newest follower. Love that sideboard and how you've put the decorations together on it.

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