Friday, October 15, 2010

A is for Autumn!

I was born in the fall... and have great memories of celebrating my birthday in the cooler temps. Living in Texas we don't always get the "real deal" when it comes to fall so I have to kinda "fake it", and I am ok with that! These colors just make me happy, and feel warm and cozy, it is without a doubt my fav time of the year, (just in case you didn't know that!)
This is one of my fav spots in my house.  I don't have a mantel, that I decorate often, (we have one, but I consider that the "mans den" and so I don't change it out during the seasons, except Christmas) But this is my little space, I love everything about it and usually am sitting right in front of it when I am blogging, pitter patter, pitter patter!
Look at my 2 new pumpkins.  I bought these in July!!! Do you know how badly I wanted to put them out and show them to YOU??? It has been so difficult waiting! In hindsight I could have made  the orange one with my Silhouette, but I didn't have it then, and well I just couldn't take it back.
This is the other side of the table.  I made this lamp, you can find out how to make your own here. Can you see my baby pumpkins in the background, love em!
Here is another look at the whole wall, notice how the space is filled nicely, there are different heights, different colors and textures.
Check out the floor too, I did that years ago, about broke my back!
This room is an open kitchen and living area. Here is the other side.
First I gotta show you my great garage sale find, I love this piece!!!  The hardware is incredible, and I thought I was going to paint it, but I love it just like it is! Something wasn't right tho, not enough fall color, sure maybe above on the shelves but it needed more!  hmmm put on the thinking cap!
I had this picture that once hung on the wall and I thought hey what if....
Yeah that will work, this font is from dafont, I think it's called Vanessa. It's just cut from paper, do you get where I am going here????
Yea, it's perfect, just what I needed! I just put it on with double stick tape.  When I am done with fall I can take it off and hang it on the wall again! Let me pull back and show you the whole wall. Notice how the wall is filled again.  So often I see people not using their spaces to it's full potential.
This is a pretty big wall, and in this room it's the focal point.  I had to fill it up!  This has always been a challenge. I have never been able to find art that I really like for this wall, so I filled it up in other ways. Here take a closer look.
Here is one shelf. Again, notice how I have mountains and valleys in my decorating, that is important, not everything should be at the same level and take up the same amount of visual space, for instance, the pumpkin plate is round and full, the birdcage is just the opposite.
Here is the other side.  These 2 pictures were the inspiration for the whole room, warning, warning... broken record! I just love them!!!!
Look at this sweet autumn fairy, isn't he adorable?  You always see girl fairies, so anytime I see something like this as a boy, I gotta have it, since I have 3 boys myself! He is perched on top of a real pumpkin.
I found this wooden thing at Goodwill, the one that the green pumpkin is sitting on.  It is heavy, I have no idea what it is and no idea what I was going to do with it, but I really liked it and it had a great shape. It worked out nicely, giving the pumpkin a little more visual interest.
Another look, I need to get off of the computer, and go work on the frames to replace the ones on the right corner! Isn't this dresser gorgeous!!! And check out all that storage!
More fall happiness!!!
Check this basket out, it looks like twigs, but it is plastic.  Great find at First Monday Trade days. LOVE IT!!!
So that is about it for my fall decor, I have just a couple of things to do in the front yard. And once Halloween is over I will take down those few things and replace with some more fall stuff that isn't out yet and then I go from fall to Christmas, ooohhhh, don't even want to think about that yet! So tell me is your favorite season.... fall, and if so is your birthday in the fall too?

~toodles Laura~

6 comments:

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

SO SO SO pretty! Those autumn letters? Genius.

I'm a fall girl through and through....and my birthday is in November. Coincidence? I dunno. I've always felt the most comfortable being surrounded by earth tones and my mother blames it on being born in the mid-seventies, so my earliest memories must've been to a backdrop of avocado greens, harvest golds and chocolate browns - my favorites!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love every bit of your fall look. The font is genius against that painting! Love the twig bowl, and all your arrangements. LOVE how the leaf arrangement in your top pic echoes the tree in the painting, you couldn't plan for that kind of symmetry! Love the dresser and your pumpkins....and yes, I love fall too. Gorgeous all the way around.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Fabulous vignettes. The painting re-do is great! I love the added splash of color and it fits perfectly in the space. Great job! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~Stephanie Lynn

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

That Autumn sign is great. Love that font, it's beautiful.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Your autumn sign is darling. :) VERY clever!

And then there's all your lovely vignettes! You sure have a pretty home!

Donna

Wild About K Kids said...

I just found your blog! I really love your fall decorations! My favorite is the polka dot pumpkins! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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