Saturday, October 17, 2009

Well, It's Fall, Y'all.... At my home

Edited to add:  I'm "repurposing" this post to link up with Funky Junk Interiors "Saturday Nite Special" party about vignettes!

It's Fall Y'All!

I know, I know... It's BEEN fall for a bit now.   My seasonal decorating always seems to be a bit on the schitzophrenic side.  Meaning that, I will decorate and REdecorate the same thing probably right up until it's time to put winter stuff up.   Does this happen to anybody else???   C'mon.. It can't be JUST me!

Anyways, continuing with my little house tour, I thought I'd throw together a few little *vignette* scenes of fall throughout my home.   I'm trying to just show glimpses, so that I don't give away too much!   I want to keep going with my redecorating *room by room* and wait to show entire rooms at the big reveal.   Sounds more like a Cheap THRILL than a cheap frill, but whatever *wink*

These particular photos were taken just this AM, so I apologize if the lighting isn't the best.

My sorta plain and simple Fall Front Door

Loved these cornstalks...... And I'm also liking the idea of having them on either side of the door to kind of "flank" our front entrace.    Flank is a word, yes?  

Now, this is certainly not the Front Door Of My Dreams..., but we're taking baby steps here people!

Below is another of my spray painted wicker basket projects.    

I truly LOVE me some black with my fall colors!   You can read about another cool painted basket project right here.  No, really - it's RIGHT HERE!   :)

Some fallish arrangements on the outside...

Loved this tiny weird little pumpkin/gourd

Another part of the front garden....

The pumkins have since been rearranged actually.   See? It's the Decorating Multiple Personality in me.

The Big Black Pot above is something that probably needs a little makeover, but I kind of like   the way the paint is starting to peel off because I didn't bother to prime or seal it   the aged and weathered look.

On we go..

The small table below has been moved into my entryway.   Her name is Phyllis.   I found her at Home Goods for $20!  The finish is meant to be distressed, which I love, but there was one little piece of it that you can tell was not INTENTIONALLY distressed, so I was able to talk them into discounting it!  Sometimes I hate taking advantage of salespeople, but they really don't mind.  It's always worth asking a manager if a discount is available!

Wish I took a closeup of the platter - it reads "Welcome Home - The Good Stuff is in Here".   I love having that sentiment greet us at the door!

As a consolation prize for not seeing that closeup.. here is a closeup of the pumpkin pedastal...

It was an old brown thing that I painted.  Looks SOOO much better now and the oranges really POP against the creamy white..

Here's a good tip:   Use craft ribbon to embellish certain things.  If this is even attached with anything, it's a Glue Dot.   That way, the ribbon can be changed out with the seasons!

Some fall things on my Hutch That Will Soon Be Painted...

The above tray holds a collection of treasures found by my five year old daughter last week.  Leaves, acorns, pinecones....  Great way to keep her busy and involved in the fall decorating!

Even "Martha's plates" along the top got in on the fall action.

I am lucky in that my home has a very open floor plan on the first floor.   The entry way is large and opens up directly into the kitchen and also living area.  

The photo below is along the top of the kitchen island and it is one of the first places that the eye sees when entering, so I always try to dress it up all special like.

You can see my Big Black Fork in the background!   This was one of my first spray paint projects at the end of this past summer and really got the ball rolling, so thrilled I was with the transformation.

Here he is close up. 

Again, dressed up a bit with a fall bow that can be changed out for winter!

Below is yet another spray painted basket project with some fall berries..

Windows above my computer area in the kitchen..

I like having not ALOT covering the windows to really let the light in, so it's just a simple white scarf along the top for now, with a fallish garland added.

Below is a little corner right before entering our Family Room.

These are old, big, and wonderful candle holders.   That I am actually using as pumpkin holders for the time being, because why not?   They look just delicious with a plain white pumpkin and some fall "dressing".

Creepy crawly Spider greets us in the family room.

And a small Halloween display on the sofa table behind our loveseat

My Mantle.

I have to say that it is pretty strange this year that it's not really all decked out for fall.   Usually EVERYTHING ends up on top of this great mantle and fireplace.  I was in the middle of taking stuff down and putting "stuff" back up and just happened to like this arrangement for some reason.   The simplicity of it maybe.

I should put a couple of *something* round after the "B" to spell BOO...

The below photo has absolutely NOTHING to do with fall.  I just like it.

Tiny bit of fall swag above a corner cabinet.

I've got this lovely BIG long basket sitting along the top of our TV right now - I've been meaning to give her a Paint Job as well, but have not gotten around to it yet.   Right next to it sits another contribution from my daughter.

There is a bit o' fall in the kitchen as well.   Again, I'm not showing alot of any of these rooms quite yet.

This cute sign hangs on the door to our basement.

Another letter B.  Anyone care to guess what our last name begins with? 
Along with a painted candlestick holder adorned with a gorgeous fall tassel, Nester-style.

And a vintage Halloween sign above.

And that's pretty much it for now!   I'll probably decorate AGAIN for fall sometime before Thanksgiving, so I may be doing this all over again soon.   

I'll leave you with my one last Favorite Photo Even Though It Has Nothing To Do With Fall.

Nope, I don't really know why either...

Do you love decorating differently for the seasons?

Smiles and Hugs,


  1. Wow, it all looks amazing. I really love the ideas that you come up with. I've taken a few of them and ran with it in my home as well. Happy Fall!

  2. I love all the little touches!!! my fave is the garland across your curtain/prim star. So far, I've only gotten to our kitchen and table. Everthing kinda has to be up and away this year- our 18 mo old grabs everything she can!

  3. Joyce it looks great - and the photography is really really fantastic! Love the one of the little pumpkin and the mums. Professional!! Of course I love decorating for the seasons - heck, I make up seasons to decorate for! LOL! Hope you can check out my blog soon, the first of the many interior shots of the house now that I'm having better luck with my camera. The first of the series is up now!

  4. Hi there Joyce! Everything looks lovely! I just featured some of your projects over on my blog! Thanks so much!

  5. Hi Joyce,

    My goodness, your fall decorating is absolutely gorgeous. I particularly like what you did to your entrance with the black basket and the've given me ideas! And the front garden with pumpkins is also great..I haven't purchased any yet, because I really didn't know what I would do with them, but placing around shrubs and flowers is the ticket for me.

    I'm going to do a little looky-looing through your blog...I know there will be more goodies to see! And no,you are not alone...I've done nothing yet, so I'm just biding my time until Christmas rolls around.

    God bless,

  6. Yep...I have been known to move the Christmas tree two or three times and still not be happy with it. :) Everything looks wonderful here. I love glue dots...a little secret I discovered not to long ago. :0 come for a visit.

  7. I got a kick out of your peeling pot, it actually looks pretty great that way! Wonderful photography and you have gone all out, your home looks completely ready for fall!

  8. So many lovely things to glance at and enjoy daily! I too love the simplicity of your fireplace mantel. And there's just something quaint i adore about those barn stars..

    That swag in your kitchen is outstanding! It really pulls me in wanting to peek at the entire room. I can't wait to see it! LOVE the little front door table too.

    Thanks for linking up to the party! It was a treat to peek inside your home!

    Funky Junk Donna

  9. Very pretty fall vignettes. I especially like the simple window treatment with the star (love love stars) and the great fireplace stone and the oh so perfect and rustic mantel. I'm off to check out more of your blog and to see if I can find a photo showing more of that great fireplace. Thanks for sharing and I'd love for you to stop by my post.

  10. your mantle is lovely!


  11. I love your "nothing to do with Fall" photo, too! In fact, I think your photos are spectacular, especially your gorgeous floral/nature vignettes. I discovered your lovely blog via the vignette party, nice to meet you!
    All the best,

  12. Beautiful Fall decor! Love the plate display.

  13. Wow, so much to LOVE! Especially all the pops of black. The black basket is a charmer! Yard is yummy. Great post! Thanks.

  14. Everything is so pretty, both inside and out. I LOVE your fireplace mantle!!

  15. You have a great home decor talent! Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love that fork! It's crazy cool!


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