Fall Entertaining~Butlers Pantry In A Bookcase

Are you guys enjoying the Finding Fall Home Tour as much as I am? Today is day four.  As much as I am looking forward to seeing what's in store tomorrow, I'm sad to see it end. 

Monday was my turn to share our fall home.  In that post, I confessed to having an obsession with collecting dishes and serving pieces to use during the different seasons.  

Whenever I'm out on a thrifting adventure, I check out the dishware.  Thrift store sets are usually sold incomplete, which is fine because I like to mix them up anyway.

Over the years I've collected a lot of dishes.  A hoard if you ask my hubby.
 I really enjoy my collection.  I love looking at it and playing around with it.  For me, arranging and re-arranging dishware is a stress reliever.   In addition to self medicating, I like to keep our home ready to entertain family and friends by keeping these items handy.

To cover both of these bases, I created a "butlers pantry" out of a small bookcase in the corner of our living room {If you click on the Holiday tab at the top of my blog, you can see how I've used this butlers pantry bookcase for other holidays}.

  I have two large floor to ceiling industrial style shelves in our basement where I store the bulk of my treasures.  Each season, I make a trip downstairs to mix up a collection of pieces that I will use for entertaining during the next weeks and display my bookcase.  

Last weekend I worked on my fall entertaining display.  I left some room for the kids seasonal artwork like Max's hand spider.  I incorporated my latest thrift store find, a collection of silver wine glasses.  They are patiently waiting to be filled with Witches Brew.  

My goal was to have everything I needed for a last minute party ready to go.
I also wanted an eye pleasing arrangement that would carry me through Halloween and Thanksgiving with just a few small tweaks. 

It may be a little early for the black cat, but the kids love him.  Using a black and white Thanksgiving printable next to him created a "Hallow-giving" or "Thanks-o-ween" theme.  
I'll  continue to work on a title, neither of those really work.  

If you missed my fall home tour, click here to check it out…

Better Homes and Gardens will be wrapping up the tour tomorrow!  

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  1. What I would "give" for a storage space with floor-to-ceiling industrial shelves to house my goodies ... lucky you! I love what you've done ... once again, the pops of orange are gorgeous ... fabulous plates, too!

  2. Very pretty! Love how you can change it with the seasons. Love all your pieces!

  3. Beautiful home! I was wondering where you found your black shelf (that holds the serving pieces)? Thanks!


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