Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bringing Fall Indoors



Fall is absolutely my favorite season to decorate for.  Always has been... I love the colors and the warmth it adds in a home.  I've been longing to get out some of our fall decorations for a few weeks now.  Unfortunately, our living room is still in a state of disarray right now with our ceiling renovation, but I still couldn't resist adding a few touches around the house.  



Burlap, ironstone and touches of red... I love the combination.  This chalkboard was a recent sweet gift and I just love it.  I couldn't resist attempting to add a little autumn message.  I did this one evening when Jillian was spending the night at my parents... I guess I hardly know what to do when the house is quiet.  (smile)


Remember the acorns we gathered recently on our walk in the woods?  I love trying to bring a little of nature inside as the seasons change. 
 

My most recent purchase for our house was a fun splurge... I've had these grain sack lavender sachets on my "want" list for weeks now and thought surely the season change was a good excuse to order them.  These came from the lovely Ann of Sutton Place Designs.  I ordered four sachets and the packaging was so pretty it took me a couple days to even remove it!  I love how she varied the texture and patterns, plus they smell incredible.  Right now I have them in a temporary basket on our living room coffee table, but I'm on the lookout for the perfect vintage basket or box for them. 



These sweet little plates are the first thing I bring out out every autumn.  I have such fond memories of these... my mom and I bought them on a beautiful autumn day eight years ago after some fun at the botanical gardens.  They were my first seasonal purchase for our first home. 
 

I can't wait until the leaves start turning outside... the foliage around here is so beautiful in a month or so.  I know I'll be sharing plenty of pictures! 


And truthfully, there is a reason I'm only showing you close ups of my seasonal decorating.  Like I mentioned earlier, our living room is a little out of order since we installed our new planked ceiling.  I thought I'd give you a little preview... I think it will be so pretty.  All it needs is a little paint (sigh... I think painting will always be a part of my daily life).  I can't tell you how anxious I am to get our home organized and everything put back where it should be! 

I hope you've had a wonderful week and have some fun plans for the weekend!  We are off to visit the fair this afternoon and maybe we'll make some progress on that ceiling this weekend. 

P.S.  I hesitate to mention this again, but there is still time to vote for Keeping it Cozy in the Country Living Blogger Awards!  You can vote every day until Monday (the 17th).  Without a doubt, being a finalist is probably the most exciting thing that will ever happen to my little blog and I can still hardly believe it.  I cannot even express how much your kind comments and support have meant to me.  I've had a grateful heart for such wonderful friends and I treasure every comment!  I never imagined the friendships that would come from blogging.  Thank you! 

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28 comments:

  1. Hello!!
    I love love love those fall decorations!
    And so glad to see we are such kindred spirits...last week I wrote on my kitchen chalkboard the very same words and a pumpkin too!!
    Fra

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  2. Your house looks lovely...all the little touches just evoke Fall!

    ~Julia

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  3. Really beautiful!! I realize that fall is very important in your country and I like it.
    http://marinainblue.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. Ann's sachets are wonderful. I have a couple. Love your fall additions and have fun at the fair.

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  5. I just voted for you. I discovered your blog a little while ago and I just love your sweet style. Terry from The Vintage Bricoleur

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  6. I just went and voted again! I do hope you win!!!! You certainly deserve this honor, my friend!!!

    Your fall decor is lovely. Everything is just perfect!

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  7. I decorated for fall today too! I especially love your bowl of acrons...wish I had a place around here to collect a bowlful. I did fill a basket with dried yellow leaves...my husband asked we had a bowl of dead leaves on our table!

    I never noticed that beautiful molding around your fireplace...it's gorgeous!

    Hope you're having a happy day ~ sarah

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  8. Just voted.

    Looks like you 're ready for fall. Looking good.

    Judy

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  9. HI there

    I gathered acorns out at my moms place on labor day weekend and have a post about my little grandson playing with them on my site...but your bringing them in reminded me that either my mom or grandma used to decorate them and pinecones with a sort of gold gilt paint...does your mama have any memories of her parents or grands doing that back in the day ? ( I am 54 / assuming your mama is around my age ) It's interesting to me to compare what people do now to what they did back then and this just brought back memories :)

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  10. I love all of your fall touches you made in your house. Do you know where I can find a chalkboard like that? I want some acorns as well. I will probably end up having to buy them somewhere. That's what happens when you live in a subdivision with no trees. I've been voting for you! I hope you win! Love your blog!

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  11. Fall is by far, my favorite season to decorate as well! All your simple little touches of fall all around the home are just perfect and so cozy!!

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  12. I love fall decorating! Your home and style are so beautiful! I love the plates and the leaf iron swag thing on your fireplace. The photo of the plate and the dish with the acorns is so beautiful. That ceiling is going to look so great when it's done. I can't wait to see it. Happy Fall!! ~ Jamie
    P.S. I think I told you before that I voted for your blog. You truly deserve the recognition!!

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  13. I've been voting daily for you. I know the feeling of things being in a state of disarray right now...we are remodeling our kitchen and the stove is sitting in my living room. Things that were on the shelve in the kitchen are now in sitting all over the shelves in the bookcases in the living room...which is making it difficult to out my Fall things. Love all the little touches of Fall that you've done.
    Cindy

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  14. Beautiful "essence of Fall" around your home...I really need to order some sachets from Ann...everyone is raving about them....Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  15. Your autumn touches are so pretty and certainly bring that warmth into your home that we all love.
    Mary Alice

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  16. Thank you for the lovely words and pictures! When I saw your post in my inbox I smiled and it has totally made my day. Seriously. Wondering about the leaf garland? I have never seen anything like that...can you share the source? I have to tell you one more thing. Planked ceilings are on my bucket list. :o)

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  17. Love your touches of fall, the acorns are great. I love acorns.

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  18. I just went and voted again!
    Your home looks lovely I love Fall and I'm just changing my decor over from Summer to Fall this weekend !

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  19. You have a lovely blog. The leaf garland is so unique!

    I'm reminded that it's time to go looking for acorns!

    Claudia

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  20. Yes, I'm waiting on the leaves to turn also. Great photo ops! It's looking "fallish" at your place.
    Brenda

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  21. Everything looks so beautiful. Who would know you've got construction going on? I can't wait to see what's going to happen next in your livingroom. I'm sure the Blue Ribbon Blogger nomination is just one of many exciting things that will happen on your blog....it is a wonderful place to visit and I've enjoyed each one!! Best of luck, I've been voting almost every day.

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  22. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles.

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  23. Love your little hints of fall decor. I too am going through a huge remodel (master bath & closet) & am so tired of things being torn up or going through sorting & cleaning as I put stuff back. I'm ready to have all my projects DONE! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy Fall
    Charlene

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  24. Wonderful warm fall touches!! I love the little acorn in the snow white dish! Gorgeous image! Ann's designs are all so lovely aren't they?

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  25. Just came across you're blog while blog hopping and had to say it is just charming.

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  26. I continue to vote for you everyday. I hope you win. You and your husband have worked so hard on creating a beautiful home. Your posts are a feast for my eyes everytime. Love all your fall touches, and who doesn't enjoy fall? Let the season begin.

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  27. love your fall goodies, andrea:) catching up on your posts--the ceiling is awesome already!

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