Friday, October 15, 2010

Adding a little fall~

We are finally enjoying cooler temps here in the South, and with that I have slowly been changing out our summer decor with items more suited to this time of the year.  I am really trying to use things we already have this year, rather than buying new.  I figure the Christmas decor will come out soon enough!

The first  thing I changed out was the flower bucket on our front door.
Next, I traded out the seashells for some pinecones in the large bowl  that sits on  the table in our library.
I then swapped the seashells in a hurricane in the library for a grape vine wreath I loosened and placed in the bottom along with some green Spanish moss and acorns.

Once again the seashells were stored away along with the jute roping and sand, and replaced with miniature pinecones my daughter collected years ago on a trip to North Carolina.

The bird's nest with little blue eggs on my cake plate with a cloche now holds a little white pumpkin.  I love these!
The iron crow I purchased at Pottery Barn came out as well...
And lastly, as least for today, my newest love~my Willow House lantern (set of two, this is the larger), got
some of the grapevine wreath as a base for a yummy smelling vanilla candle and was placed in the center of our dining room table.
Little by little we are starting to see fall around here in the South.  A welcome reprieve after several long months of 95+ degree temperatures.


Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

You have some great pieces. I love your hurricanes. Cute fall transformations. You have reminded me that I have yet to do my front door wreath. Ughhhh!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Isn't it nice to finally get some cool weather?! Your fall touches around your house are great- the little pine cones and acorns are a nice way to welcome the change of seasons.

Brittany said...

Your fall touches are perfect! I love the door basket!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love your fall fluff, simple and perfect.

Karena said...

Beautiful and just the right amount for autumn decor!! Love your lantern!

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cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

The cool weather was short-lived around here...but I love your changes. Maybe if we do this, and continue to eat pumpkin flavored everything...fall will come for good!?

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Beautiful fall touches! Your home is lovely.
I love decorating with pinecones now and for Christmas.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh you have some wonderful things. Nicely done too. Hugs!

Christine said...

love how you decorate and love that crow!

Midwest Mommy said...

Great ideas!