While changing out the dining table display, I also removed the ivory slipcovers from the dining chairs. I like to use the slipcovers in spring and summer to give the room a lighter look. The fabric on the chairs is an oatmeal color, which feels warmer in the fall and winter months.
This light green one is my favorite. Isn't it beautiful? I think it's called an hokkaido squash ... do you know for sure? I've mixed the real pumpkins/squashes and pine cones in with some faux ones. Can you tell which are which?
Everything in the photo below is real ... except for the red pear. For more autumn decorating inspiration, check out my Autumn Pinterest board. And join me at The Charm of Home's "Home Sweet Home Party" for more ideas.
While we're in the dining room, here is our well-stocked bar. May I fix you a drink? My favorite cocktail is a whiskey sour, and below is an excellent recipe for one from the Barefoot Contessa. Check out some of my other favorite drink recipes here, here, here and here.
Whiskey Sour Recipe (makes 4 cocktails)
In a jar, combine:
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 4 limes)
- 2/3 cup simple syrup
- 3/4 cup whiskey