If you’ve read my Chalked Paint Tutorial, you will recognize the French Country Buffet in the picture above. Once the project was complete, I decide to “shop my home” to see what I could come up with to style it. I wanted to create the perfect fall buffet. You might wonder where I got some particular item, and I’m happy to share the sources for my finds! (This post may contain affiliate links from which I will receive a small commission. But no worries! There’s no additional cost to you)
These can be found at salvage stores, flea markets – I received this shutter from a friend. I often use it for bridal and baby showers as a picture board, but it was just what I needed to add height to the overall look of my buffet.
I purchased the mirror at a garage sale for $5. The frame was an unattractive yellow, but the shape and size of the mirror (not to mention the price!) drew me in. I purchased it with the intention of refinishing the frame. Like many of my planned projects, this one got put off for a while. However, I recently decided it was finally time to give it a makeover!
I absolutely love vintage bread boards. One of my Instagram friends had shared this one on her stories and had gotten it at a really good price at a Michael’s Needless to say, I headed over to my local store to see if I could find one for myself – and this was the last one! I didn’t get as good of a deal as she did, but I was still super excited to add this piece to my decorating stash!
The wreath hanging on the mirror is actually a freeze-dried boxwood wreath. I got this through a shop swap with a friend several years ago. I received the wreath in exchange for some signs from my shop. If you would like to include a wreath like this one in your home décor, you can find a similar item here.
Aren’t these platters great? They’re a little worn, but the patina just adds to the vintage charm that I love! I bought these at an estate sale. The sale was at an older home that I had often admired. When I saw the signs for the estate sale, I pulled in – mostly to see the inside of the house. However, the stop paid off! I not only got a tour of the house, but I was also able to add these platters, as well as several other items, to my collection.
I had purchased a dough bowl as a gift for a friend. It sat on my buffet for a little while before I got the chance to deliver it. In the meantime, I had mentioned to another friend that I was going to have to get one for myself when I finally got around to delivering this one. Imagine my surprise when the second friend presented me with my very own dough bowl for my birthday! Here’s one that is very similar to mine.
When I began decorating for fall, I decided to try to find pumpkins that were a neutral color. I love the muted colors of these, and they definitely fit better in my color scheme. I found the large pumpkins on sale at Hobby Lobby (here) and ordered the small pumpkins here from Amazon.
I often use greenery when decorating for bridal showers. Such was the case with this eucalyptus garland. When the shower was over, I was able to incorporate it into my decor. Garlands make an excellent “filler” for centerpieces or other decor groupings.
Don’t you just love decorating with candlesticks?! There are so many shapes, styles, and sizes. The possibilities are endless! I picked these beauties up at the same estate sale where I found my platters. If you like the look, check these out. They’re not the same but are very similar in style and size.
Books – Books – Books! Whether I am reading, listening to an audio book, or using them in my décor, I can’t get enough of them! One popular method of decorating with books is to display them with the spines facing away from the room. This creates a more neutral look without the distracting colors of the spines. I like shopping thrift stores and antique stores for books with a vintage look.
I found these nesting wire baskets on the 90% clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby! The lack of a rim around the baskets created a unique look that I really liked. I tried to find some similar baskets for you, but couldn’t locate any that had the raw wire edges exposed. However, I did find a set that will still give you that French Country look. There are two options: square and round.
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