Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Autumn Home

I’m had this post sitting in Windows Live Writer for almost 2 weeks now. Sometimes I procrastinate the strangest things.  Anyway, I know I’m a bit late on this, as everyone else in blogland has already shared their gorgeous fall decor! but I figured it was still early enough to post – if i do it now!  Most of my autumn decorations (all but the Halloween ones, obviously) will stay up until Thanksgiving.

The only thing I don’t love about this time of year is the extra 5 pounds I’m carrying around because I’m not outside working in the yard and because I’m baking cookies 5 nights a week. Damn cold weather!

ANYWAY - I love decorating for Fall. It’s my favorite season, I love the cold air/hot sun combination, I love football, I love soups and stews and homemade bread…
Even more than all that I think I love the colors. Red, orange, brown and green – be still my heart!

So before it’s time to put all this away and pull out my Christmas decor (which always happens WAY too soon!) I thought I’d share some pictures of my pretty Autumn home.   I’m quite pleased with myself this year – even though many of the idea’s weren’t my own! I figure it doesn’t matter if I came up with it, as long as I pull it off!  You've seen the exterior, so here’s the interior.
My “FALL” Banner – in the kitchen, above my microwave.

Also in the kitchen, my pretty fall basket (currently filled with pumpkin bread from GraceViolet’s recipe! try it – it’s good!)

My new table settings/centerpiece (I keep the table set like this most of the time – I think it’s pretty, and it encourages me not to dump a bunch of stuff on it!)

The front room/entry way

The Family Room

A blanket and a sweater pillow cozy up the big chair :)

(to see my PB sweater pillow post, go here)

The Hallway

The Master Bedroom

Again - sweater pillow and sweater throw say "Fall!"

Made this centerpiece (and added the fall branches to the one in the front room, too) after stopping on the side of the road with my multi-tool and cutting some branches off trees!

I seem to be adding things every day - but that's the majority of it! Happy Autumn, everyone!!!


The DIY Show Off said...

It's all so festive! You have the pretties fall accents and I love the beautiful pillows on your bed! Perfect!

Thanks for adding your inspiration to the Fall Festival!

Oh yea, I'm a procrastinator too...but you made it in time! ;)

Have a great week!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

So cute! Love the "&" pillow SO Much. I may have to recreate that.

And, I have the same pumpkin plates as you do, but I only have 2. =)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Everything looks fantastic! You know what I love the most though is that little black spider :). Such a simple yet cute touch.

p.s. I'm having a giveaway so stop by when you get the chance

Diana {The Princess Escapades} said...

How in the world you only have 47 followers, I'll never know. I always love what you post. :) I never decorate for anything but Christmas. I do a fall wreath on my door but that's about it. Last Christmas I had the bright idea to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. BIG mistake! My girls had trashed the place and weeks before christmas even got here, I was ready to take it all down. :( I do love the idea of seasonal/holiday decorating though. Great job!!

Mandy said...

Thank you, everyone!
Kim - there's a post coming about that pillow!

Blue Creek Home said...

Everything looks lovely and very cozy!!!
I just gave my fall things their final tweak today. So you aren't behind at all!

Annette said...

You have some great Fall decorations. Your home looks wonderful. Great Job! Thanks for visiting my blog.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I want pumpkin plates after seeing yours!!! i love those balls on your table. They look like mod podged leaves! Did you make them or buy them? Beautiful!

heidi said...

What a beautiful home! I'm new to your blog, but plan to look around some more at the other projects you have! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :-)

Room to Inspire said...

I love all of the pillows on the Master Bed - looks very cozy!


Anonymous said...

I love that Fall banner!

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