Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Autumn Decorating

Fall is my favorite time of the year so living in the Northeast I truly get to enjoy it all.  I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of this cooler weather.  I love the rich colors of autumn, pumpkins and the sweet scent of chrysanthemums.  If I had my way, I would make it last year-round!

Each year I tend to 'push the envelope' when it comes to autumn decorating.  As soon as the calendar rolls over to September I'm already thinking about it.  So please come in and make yourself at home as we welcome fall.

I've had my eye out for a vintage scale for a while now.  Nothing seemed to be the look I wanted until I came across this one by Pelouze.  I would date this piece around 1903 and it has a wonderful patina.  Doesn't it look so vintage holding a bowl of pumpkins?

White pumpkins seem to have caught my eye this year.  Do you favor white pumpkins or the traditional orange style?

I've mixed them to fill a Shabby Chic wrought iron basket.  I love the farmhouse look with the chippy paint.  As you can see I have quite a little punkin' patch growing ... lol.

A warty green and yellow gourd stands out from the crowd ...

This year I expanded on my love for mercury glass and decided to decorate the top of the entertainment center.  The antique and champagne finishes create an enchanting display of light and reflection.  The monotone color is perfect for the parlor.

While I was going through my boxes I came across some birch candles from last year.   I knew right away they would add to the organic and natural appeal I was looking for.

I love the soft glow from the illuminated white lights.  It adds a little sparkle!

A mercury glass bowl is a wonderful backdrop to a grouping of fresh white pumpkins.  A crow adds a little eeriness to the vignette.

Simplicity with a little bling ...

I just adore this cream lantern with burlap and a berry wreath.  Surrounded with white pumpkins gives it a classic look.

It has such a pretty top ...

An autumn scented candle to enjoy during dinner.

Yup, crows have found their way inside this year.  These two have perched on my chandelier.  My kitty Cheops isn't sure what to make of them  :-)

A wreath with puffy, orange pods of Chinese lanterns hangs above my cooktop.

Pumpkin candles, Indian corn and a fall basket decorate the shelf in the kitchen.

These white dangling Chinese lanterns fill a silver pitcher and will look great until Thanksgiving.

I hope you have enjoyed some of my autumn decorations.  Please do stop back to view my outside decor as the gazebo is ready for autumn.  I will also have a simple craft project to share with you.

Today I am joining ...
It's Fall Y'all Link Parties 
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
This or That Thursday @ Deb Duty
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Home & Garden Thursday @ Delightsome Life
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show Off Friday @ What About 


Terry said...

Beautiful photos, Donna. I love orange pumpkins, but love the shabby chic look, so the white pumpkins look terrific too.



Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I really love your decorating, Donna! The scale is wonderful and I love your lantern, wreath, white pumpkins and crows. You have really brought 'Fall' inside to enjoy with all of these beautiful touches. Can't wait to see your Gazebo!

White pumpkins are so pretty, it would be hard for me to choose between white or orange. I love them both! xx

Connie B. said...

Love the vintage look to your Fall decorating. I do that somewhat, too. Fall is my favorite time. I just bought a scale like yours at Brimfield this year and pumpkins would look great with it. Thanks for the neat ideas.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Great job Donna! Everything has a soft feeling! I like pumpkins of all colors but the white ones tend to be a bit more stylish! Your chandelier looks great and the crows add a nice fall touch! The lights add a nice touch with the mercury glass pumpkin! I'm still working on my fall accents. Fall is in the air here- temps are dipping at night- time for sweaters and jackets!

Cynthia said...


Great job everything is so beautiful. I love the scale and the bridcage. Just beautiful pictures as always so soft.


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a gorgeous display, Donna--I love it all! You have inspired me with your creativity--what a great idea to put the gourds in a white wire basket--I forgot that I have one down in the craft room, so will haul it out and fill it up! I also love the crows in the chandelier.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous decorations Donna and fabulous pictures.

greetings karin

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So pretty. You have some fabulous vignettes. Love the crow in the chandy and the scale with the pumpkins and corn. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

sharonssunlitmemories said...

I love your lantern It is so pretty and dainty and the berry wreath completes it perfectly. We don't get pumpkins here - only a few orange ones at Halloween for carving. The white ones are very nice. The crows add such a fun, quirky touch!

Anonymous said...

Donna what gorgeous pictures!
I have always preferred white pumpkins. I love all your beautiful Autumn loveliness:)))
Such a wonderful blog you have!

Ellen Whyte said...

I've never seen a white pumpkin! I like mine baked with a little butter and hot paprika.

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful Autumn post!

Crafts a la Mode said...

I'm feeling the white pumpkins myself this year. I co hosted the Favorite things linky party and it's a pleasure to visit you. Linda

poppilinnstudios said...

Pretty vignettes! Love the cute little white pumpkins.

mail4rosey said...

I like the white pumpkins too. I love the design of your blog as well, and the pictures of your home (lovely x 1,000).

I found you on Katherine's Corner blog hop. Happy to be your GFC latest follower!

Beth said...

Your autumn decor looks great, Donna. I really like your pumpkins and gourds.

must love junk said...

Your fall decor looks so pretty! I just found you and am your newest follower :)

Suburban Girl said...

Wow, beautiful decor, I appreciate the time you invested in doing that.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your decorations are lovely~the lantern with the candles is so charming. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your decorations are lovely~the lantern with the candles is so charming. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your decor looks so elegant. I always used orange pumpkins in prior years but purchased white this year.


Susan said...

Hi Donna....Lovely decor for fall! Great job!

While I prefer orange pumpkins, the white ones look nice, too!

Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog yesterday. So nice to have you visit. Susan

Jeannie-JB said...

Wow Donna, fabulous decorations! I found you at What-About.co and enjoyed your fall decor so much I had to to follow you! Just beautiful.

Katherines Corner said...

lovely photos my friend. I really like the scale with the bowl of white pumpkins. I am looking for white and pale green Autumn decor this year because of the new kitchen and dining room colors. I prefer to move away from the traditional orange. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very pretty fall decorating--love that lit up pumpkin!

Rhonda Langley said...

Such an artistic eye you have! I love how you put all those lovely pieces together, like painting a picture. I have never seen white pumpkins before-love them!

Unknown said...

I love the sparkle in the pumpkin. Great fall ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Love your fall decor! Especially the mercury glass with the white pumpkins and the shabby chic basket - quite lovely. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Deb Hrabik said...

The mercury glass with lights is beautiful!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love it Donna! I am loving my crows indoors this year as well. Switching from Fall to a bit more Halloween this weekend. I love white pumpkins also. Especially when your wanting a bit of eerieness! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Johanna Ellen said...

ooo. There's more! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Enjoyed all your pretty decorations. I love the little white pumpkins and wish I could find them here!
♥ Jil

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