Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I'm back and I brought back fall on our mantel in living color!

I had a really relaxing summer and enjoyed my visits from my girls and grands from home. I hope that you had a wonderful summer, too, and are enjoying some beautiful fall weather.

This is the first post that I've done, since spring, with my announcement that I would no longer be posting on a regular basis. 
As with any business you need to invest financially and have some assistance to get all of the many tasks involved done.  It was just all too demanding and life and friends were passing me by without any financial gain.

So, here I am back to share my fall decorating fun in our living room.
I've enjoyed the, white pumpkin themed, seasonal decorating from the past, but the truth is...
 I really do love color!

I gave you a tease on my facebook page with this fun black and white sketch.

 Now, center stage, is my inspiration for getting back to decorating with living color. It's my vintage Gillies coffee tin.

I knew that something "fallish" would be perfect inside of it for display....
who   ahemm..."HOO" knew that it would end up being this little, cute, owl!


I loved the rag strip swag that was here all spring and summer...that post is here

 I loved that look so much so that I just had to make a new one!

A few leaves got painted white and float on each screen.

Pomegranates and cinnamon sticks simply hot glued to a braided jute swag were just enough to fit the look.





Next, a "slight tweak" that separated the trio of screens made it look even better to me.

I can always count on an old ragged book to add some height to a vignette.

More pomegranates are arranged here and there.


A few grapevine napkin rings, some leaves, an acorn and a single cinnamon stick made a fun accent for the brass candle sticks.

I swapped places with our ladder from the corner of the room and put the chair in it's place.

It's a fresh look for us to look at everyday.


Another owl hangs off the ladder on a branch with a pop of green ribbon to spruce it up a bit.

More books hang over a rung.

I kept the vintage suitcase in the place it's been since spring....it just made another perfect base for the demijohn arrangement that sits on top.

The vintage, splint, gathering basket adds the perfect balance of brown tones to the opposite side of the hearth.



Here it all is, romantically lit, a bit prior to dusk.

 Here it is looking pretty at sunset.

and another

Next post to come I'll finally be able to share my fall tablescape for two with you.

And for now I'll leave you with a look at this fall collage of pics of a few of my pumpkins from the past.

Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP

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1 comment:

Kristi Anderson said...

Bravo!!!! I love fall! great job!