Posts Tagged ‘fall decorating’

Autumn Party Highlights

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Welcome back to another week everyone, hope you all had a relaxing weekend! I had my hands full with projects involving black paint from a front door at the shelter house to a set of two small chests, both given a makeover with primer and paint.  I’ll share them soon, but in the meantime, I’d like to thank all of those bloggers who linked up last week to the Autumn Party, here are a few tablescapes and vignettes that caught my eye.

I love the contrast between the chalkboard runner and white accents on Liz Marie’s table.

chalkboard runner liz marie blog

 

Get inspired by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm, she knows how to style a hutch for fall!

thistlewood farm fall hutch decor

 

I love how Pam at Simple Details saved oh $1,700+ and created a $5 vase inspired by a Kelly Wearstler bowl.

gold vase simple details

 

“October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came, the Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
and leaves of every name…” read more of this poem and see more of this tablescape at Back Porch Musings.

back porch musings tablescape

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Autumn on the Porch

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Last year I took the simple minimalist approach on my front porch, and I think I maybe bought one or two orange carving pumpkins at the grocery store. This year the mood was “Bring it, Yes BRING on the pumpkins” kinda like the porch two years ago and that’s a thing I find that I do a lot. I go through phases when I’m really just in the mood for a few simple seasonal touches and then the next time around it’s “Let’s DO This”.

So my friend Jean tipped me off to this wonderful lady who sells her pumpkins in front of her property off the beaten path right up next to her chain link fence about two thirds of a mile up this road 45 minutes away. No specific address, just look for the house with the lady and her pumpkins all lined up out in front of her humble abode down this one particular country road. And that’s how I met Shirley.

porch pumpkins

Shirley is one of those salt of the earth people who just grows her pumpkins from seed on her property then sells them without advertising by word of mouth. And she practically gives them away in exchange for a nice visit and some conversation. I LOVE those kinds of folks, the ones who would never use Twitter and really don’t care.

After our nice chat and a $35 exchange, my girl and I loaded up the back of our car with a pile of beauties and with our new stash hummed ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ all the way home. (Never you mind that’s technically a Christmas song.)

trio of mini pumpkins

My decorating has become what I refer to as “The Recycling Of The Things” – call it ‘working with what ya got’, call it ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ I just know that there are things that I possess and looks that I love and when I rotate The Things and spruce What I Got in a way That I Like, it brings me joy. New is great, but treasured is better.

pumpkin medley

 

blue door berry wreath

Long time readers, you may notice something a little different. The boy who loves Angry Birds has grown taller! Funny how that happens when you feed them.

fall front door

Oh and I painted my front door. Again.  

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Autumn Table Setting + Link Party

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Greetings my friends and welcome to the Autumn Tablescape & Vignette par-tay! I was inspired to set a table in the traditional tones of orange, chocolate, and gold this year with a white backdrop to balance it all out. Our dining room is neutral and combines mixed wood tones which makes it easy to change the palette by season.

fall dining room

I’m crushing on these geometric candlesticks – they’re simple yet striking and so affordable, I couldn’t resist adding them to my collection, one set on each side of the table. I think tortoise shell glass is hawt, I’ve had that hurricane vase for over ten years (can’t recall where I bought it) it but the small tumblers turned votive candleholders are from Pier One.

gold candlesticks fall table

 

place setting on table

 

I found these sweet little soup bowls at HomeGoods with a delicate maple motif on the outside and pinecone on the inside. The global inspired patterned napkins are from Pier One, and the table runner fabric is my Sprig pattern in an autumn colorway. (This pattern and others will be available in a few Christmas colors in Nov and everyday colors in January!) The white square plate and gold square charger are from last year’s silver and gold tablescape. The wood handled Sawyer flatware is from World Market.

autumn leaves soup bowl

 

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