Hello Autumn - Dressing The Old Icebox for Fall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

At 4:21 am, the Autumnal Equinox fell upon us,
and Fall... or Autumn... officially began for 2015.

And while most other bloggers are done...
I'm still tweaking my fall decor!
Am I the only one?

I do the same with Christmas.
No matter how early I start,
on the 24th, I will most likely be tweaking those decorations as well!  :)

one of my favorite spots to decorate is the top of our old McCray icebox.

My daughter bought the beautiful tray, pictured below,
 for me a couple of weeks ago at Dillards, 65% off.
"I've trained that girl right!"  ;)

I needed a base to "ground" the vignette,
and it proved perfect for the job!

And I love the rustic, industrial feel of the metal and wood combination.

The white vintage doorknob pumpkins were a project created last month,
...tutorial {HERE}.

The brass lamp...
you guessed it, another recent thrift shop find.

Just a few more shots to share...
Isn't that squirrel precious?

How will you be spending your first day of the new season?

...you ask...  :)

I'll be loafing with a friend, hitting some thrift shops around Raleigh and Clayton, NC,
and then going to see Priscilla Shirer, on The Fervent Tour, later in the evening.
Pretty excited, she rarely gets this close to our area! 

However you choose, I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by...


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Thanks so much for the Feature, Debra @ Common Ground, on...


  1. Looks lovely Rhonda. We will need to thrift together when you are in Raleigh again!

  2. LOVE! We have two antique iceboxes...and they are earmarked for our children. My father in law purchases them years and years ago.

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Priscilla Shirer!! I hope you had a great time! I also LOVE your decor! The tray is awesome...I have the same tray. It is so versatile for decorating. The vignette is gorgeous and those pumpkins and squirrel are perfect! Your scrabble tray is adorable also....all just so pretty and fall-y! I'm still decorating...found a cute little bowl at HomeGoods yesterday. I got enough out for the Fall Home Tour but am having to work on the rest of the house...sorry, I'm chatty! :-)

    I celebrated the first official day of autumn with my birthday, which is how I get to celebrate it every year! I think Mother Nature was so kind giving me such a lovely present for my life! :-)

  4. I've always loved your ice box and you've dressed it up so beautifully this year! It's so fun to see that Ashley has picked up your knack of finding the perfect treasure.

  5. The Scrabble letters are such a nice touch. It all looks great, and the icebox is to die for!

  6. wow what a beautiful ice box and nicely decked out as well. Love your fall décor. No you are not alone as I am still dressing the place up as well. I know I am behind but I will get it done. thanks so much for sharing your décor come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  7. Hi Rhonda, LOVE your vignette, the tray is perfect, and that white squirrel! I'll be sharing this post on Share Your Style, thanks for joining in!

  8. I love how you decorated your icebox. That pumpkin is gorgeous! I also have an icebox that I found in an old barn when I was 16. It was in pieces and it took me a few years to get it back together. It is my favorite piece of furniture!

  9. What a great vignette. I love your white squirrel! I live in a town that has white squirrels. Thank for joining Home Sweet Home!

  10. Love your vignette! I love the clock above it and the lamp is perfect for shedding light on your vignette. My husband just refinished an antique icebox similar to your with almost the same exact finish. I love it's rustic look. Ours was made in Greenville, MI. Love the combo of antiques with more modern pieces. Perfection.

  11. Would love to follow your blog by email. When I tried to sign up, it said that option was not enabled. Would you reconsider?

  12. LOVE that icebox, and it looked fantastic all decked out for fall!

  13. I love your colors, Rhonda, and your style! Wow, it's a fabulous room and the fall decor is gorgeous! Thank you for your kind encouraging words to me. Kathi


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