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Decorating a Table with American Country Antiques

Welcome friends, to the "30 Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tours" hosted by Kelly over at The Tattered Pew and Mansa of This is Simplicite! If you are joining me after visiting with Yvonne over at The Stone Gable, I'm so glad you are here, and thanks so much for stopping by! Yvonne has the most beautiful and inspiring home, and I just adore all that she creates!

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Today I am featuring our coastal Maine home in my featured blog series "In My Mother's Home...". We inherited this home from my parents last fall and have been renovating and decorating it since that time.

Now that Labor Day has gone by, it's time to start decorating for fall here in Maine. Today, I'm starting with a few pieces from my mother's antique pewter collection on our vintage dining room table, "In My Mother's Home...". The pewter has such a warm and cozy feel to it and I just luv the warm aesthetics of the old American country antiques in fall decor.

I combined a few of my pewter favorites along with pieces from my mother's antique transferware collection, glassware, and silverware. I found these silver plate clips that I attached to each dish. Can you see them here in this photo? Any ideas what they were used for?

They were used as ashtrays back in the day, attached to each plate on a table for an after-dinner smoke:)...

Here is an antique pewter glass carousel. My mother used to put this out on the table with Sherry and dessert after Thanksgiving. I just luv the character!

Here I used some faux fruit to add some more texture and color to the table. I also discovered the company Cutlery Couture who sells these adorable boutique silverware pouches in various options. I just luv them and will be using them in all my tablescapes moving forward!!

I found this large bottle antiquing a couple of weeks ago for about $30. It adds such a bold centerpiece statement along with a few branches, simply cut from the backyard.

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Next up on the Home Tour is Paula over at Virginia Sweet Pea Paula has the most beautiful home, and we share a luv for all things vintage on Creative Vintage Darling's Facebook group, as well as a mutual luv for Vermont! You'll definitely want to meet Paula!

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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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