Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Obsessed with Amber


A girl can never have too much amber. This girl can't anyway.

So, for a flourish of fall around the house, I pulled out nearly every piece of amber glassware I own. And the amber-colored vintage jewelry, amber-beaded tassels and garland and amber-toned ornaments. Then, I threw together a dining room decor full of warm fall color and sparkle. 

To add polish and cohesiveness, I called into service my vintage beveled mirrors and, finally, sprinkled the room generously with satin fabric pumpkins and turkey feathers. A simple recipe for an autumn feel.


Front and center on the buffet, I stacked vintage cake stands and topped them with an upside-down small amber bowl that forms a pedestal for a larger right-side-up carnival glass bowl. I embellished the centerpiece with vintage brooches, beaded tassels, garland and satin pumpkins. Can't you almost smell apples and cinnamon, pumpkin spice, caramel and perhaps a hint of dried leaves?


What a nice warm glow . . . a vintage Fostoria juice glass forms the pedestal for a pretty pumpkin.


The vintage mirrors add special sparkle and interest under the room's arrangements. Love the etched detail on this mirror.




Flanking either side of the buffet's cake stand tower are arrangements of amber-colored goblets, more satin pumpkins and beautiful iridescent feathers courtesy of our flock of backyard wild turkeys.




On the dining room window seat, which catches the southern sun, I positioned a beautiful amber-colored, mirrored-glass mosaic bowl on top of another amber cake stand and filled the bowl with small pumpkins and gourds. The mosaic mirror glass dances in the sunlight, throwing bits of light around the room, changing character and intensity as the day goes on. The cake stand is embellished with amber-beaded garland and positioned on another vintage mirror with beautiful etching.



A large satin pumpkin atop an art glass cake stand adorns the dining room table. Amber-colored fabric-and-bead ornaments on an oval vintage mirror round out the centerpiece.

And, finally, I wrapped the chandelier in evergreen and strung it with an amber prism garland to round out this sensuous fall decor.

But wait! There's more! When you look now, you'll get amber vignettes in the foyer and amber tableware in the kitchen awaiting Sunday guests.

Don't worry--I won't bore you with the rest of it. Not today, anyway.


Make it a great day!

30 comments:

  1. What gorgeous images. You are too clever with all the amber and fall themes and using vintage jewelry as decor is inspiring.

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  2. Great displays. I love the satin pumpkins
    Barb

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  3. I love amber glass... and I'm just a tad envious of all the pretty pieces you have. You've done a great job with your displays! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I think amber glass looks beautiful with fall decorating. I love the amber garland on the cake stand. So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. You amber is rich, beautiful and perfect for Fall. It's so rich and sparkling! The tiered stand if fantastic!

    Thank you for participating in Potpourri Friday. Many thanks!

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  6. I love your displays! Everything is so, so beautiful! TFS. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  7. Amber is such a rich, and festive color. Beautiful vignettes.

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  8. The satin pumpkins are so elegant -- extra shimmer mixed with all of the jewels. Love your display!

    Debra

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  9. I am all aglow from the warmth of your gorgeous amber vignettes. Love how the color and shimmer blend in with the seasonal decor.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. You have some absolutely fabulous pieces. And I love how you grouped so many different types of items together to create beautiful vignettes. Very nice. Popped in via Savvy Seasons. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Wow! I love your Autumn Amber! Georgous decorating. I am so glad I stopped over from Honey's Friday Potporri Party. Your blog is lovely.

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  13. How beautiful! So stylish! So elegant!
    Love it all.

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  14. What a lovely bejeweled display! Your cake pedestals are beautiful & stacked to perfection~

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  15. Gorgeous side table vignette! Those fabric pumpkins are so beautiful and all that amber glass. Amber is perfect for fall and you photos prove that! Love all the old pins and vintage look! Fabulous!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  16. Wow that's quite a collection! Love that soft fabric pumpkin too! Your amber prism garland is toally cool! Great pictures and ideas!

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  17. Autumn Bling! The amber is fabulous and perfect!

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  18. Just gorgeous, such a rich color! Love the cake stands/bowl and the garland on the chandelier is beautiful:@)

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  19. Wow! great colors!!
    Anne, I just awarded you with the "Liebster Blog" award. Here you can red the rest: http://dinas-madteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/10/happily-awarded.html

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  20. OH so rich and lovely! Amber is just gorgeous! My birthstone is topaz and of course mums in golden ambers are my favorites too!!!

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  21. I love all your photos! So warm and rich looking! Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy

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  22. Hi Ann, I loved all the amber decor that you shared with us at the bunny Hop.

    In fact I loved it so much that you are being featured this afternoon at the Bunny Hop Party. You can see the post at 4:00 PT.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  23. Love all your amber it is a wonderful collection! Laura - Cottage and Broome

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous, I'll be featuring this post on VIF, Thursday afternoon. Thanks so much for linking up with the party! xo

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  25. W O W ! you are wonderful! just 'found' you today!!!!

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  26. Just darling! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!! :)

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  27. Ann I love your gorgeous bits and pieces !!
    Amber has this special power over me as well .. that golden glow is so soothing : )
    Your Autumn decorations mixed in with your other treasures are simply BEAUTIFUL !
    Joy : )

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  28. The amber is stunning! Perfect for fall! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  29. Love all of the copper and jewel tones!

    - The Tablescaper

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