Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Crammed Full - My Fall Buffet Tour

Red, orange, dark burnt brown, 

Falling leaves upon the ground. 

Autumn chill and pumpkin spice 

Pumpkin pie would be nice.

Good morning, sweet punkins. Come on in and grab a seat. Tea or apple cider? I have my Pumpkin cups out.

  I bet I can rustle up some sweets to eat too. 

 Well today I wanted to share you with my fall buffet. Warm colors and lots of stitching sprinkled with some vintage pieces completes my buffet decor.

 Front and center is one of my favorite stitches of all time - Autumn at Sunflower Ridge by The Woolly Ewe.

 I just used my own floss colors. That bright yellow house makes my heart skip a beat. Lol. I popped it into an 8 x 10 frame and though it hid some of the stitching. I thought this frame looked perfect.


   In the platter below it are the sweetest red foxes; they are salt and pepper shakers from Walmart years ago- still an Autumn favorite to pull out. 

 I moved my 1803 Autumn Home to the buffet. I shared it earlier this season. 


Below it is a stitch gifted to me by my dear friend, Robin. It is stunning!

 I just love  looking at it each time that  I pass by  as I head to my stitchy chair. 

 On the other side of my Woolly Ewe piece is a Harvest Home stitch that I just finished. I completed it on a metal plaque.

 I  have not shared that one , yet. I am still not sure how well the larger charts print out or how easy they are to view from your perspective. Let me know. I posted Summer House this summer which was a larger one with lots of symbols. 

 In my little leaf dish are some fabric acorns pinkeeps that I created from acorn caps. A little Family Dollar squirrel snuggles among the acorns. 

 The Crows piece was created using crow motifs from my Crow Creek Saltbox cross stitch. I just chose random little crows from the design and stitched them willy nilly into a circular design. 

 In the background , you will see ironstone dishes, milk glass from my Great Aunt Dot as well as her old vintage scale that has always been on this buffet even when she owned it.

 Usually, I fill my scale with pumpkins or plates, but this season I put some stitching in each dish. So on one side is my Crow Creek Saltbox , Autumn Jar and Prim Pumpkin House an Itty Bitty Freebie  and Blessed .



In the other scale dish is a couple of my little designs  including Autumn Blessings which I hope to share soon  and in the back is  Susan's Summer Saltbox which I shared this summer. 


Susan's Summer Saltbox

 On my milk glass compote, I have placed a large plate and layered more milk glass pieces on top. Lizzie Kate's Autumn Smalls finished into a pillow is snuggled among the mix as well as a polyester pumpkin made from a pair of my Granny's pants and Family Dollar acorn plaque.   


 Do you think I did a sufficient job of filling every inch of available decorating space? Lol I hope so.  Of course I could try to squeeze in a few more pumpkins for good measure. 😀😀. 

Oh, I forgot to show you my quilt. It is still a top right now , but that is not going to stop me from enjoying it. 

It is a little rail fence. I hung it from the old wooden wall quilt rack. 


I hope to share my Halloween buffet tour soon. Hmm How many ghouly  stitches will I be able to cram on the buffet?. We will see. Thank you so much for the sweet visit, friends and as always...

Happy stitching, ya'll
Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows as the wind of change blows. -  Dan Millman. 
Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet sister, Amy who loved to Autumn morning hunting. I miss and love you, Amo.  


  1. This all looks wonderful! Enjoy your autumn decorations. Again, I thank you for your generosity sharing all your wonderful little designs!

  2. Me encanta todo lo que veo,la casa amarilla es muy bonita y queda estupenda con el marco...

  3. Melisa, You have so many sweet and delightful stitching items and knick-knacks with wonderful memories. Always, always room for one more! I am working on Summer House and the chart is fine for me. Some people may want to have a couple of rows overlap but I think that it is really not necessary( I get confused easily, LOL). Thank you for the patterns and all of the great decorating ideas. Much love and hugs being sent to you.

  4. Thanks for the tour, decorations are lovely!

  5. So much lovely eye candy. Warm and inviting. Something with every blink of the eye.

  6. I love your decorations for fall and Halloween! You've done a great job!

  7. Love it all! I was eyeing the rail fence quilt in the background of the first photos. So glad you showed it later in your post. I just love it!

  8. Melisa, your fall buffet looks fabulous. Thank you for giving us a tour of it!

  9. I love everything!!! :) It is so very cute!

  10. Just when I think I have seen all your designs 1803 Autumn House pops up. Love it. I have the Autumn Ridge chart as well. I love it but have not started it yet. I love the yellow house too. Your new design looks great and I can't wait to stitch. It is overcast and cool here in Birmingham AL Good day to stitch inside. Have a great day and enjoy this fall day.

  11. You did a great job of filling all the nooks and crannies. What a balancing act indeed. I love the quilt colors.