Thursday, November 14, 2013

. . . a peak at Fall in our home





Our home feels the most cozy in the Fall. So much so, that I have a hard time putting the Fall decor away and making room for Christmas decorations. 

Perhaps it's the soft, muted hues and the abundance of natural elements that make our home so warm and inviting this time of year. Whatever it is . . . it reinforces my love for this beautiful season. Something magical happens when you invite the outdoors into your home.


 


Beginning in early October, I begin adding pumpkins, lots of them . . . . and then squash (like here), Indian corn, bittersweet, bare twigs and vines, nuts, and Fall leaves. I feel that soft hues and natural linens provide the perfect canvas for nature's colorful pumpkins and changing leaves, so that's why my table clothes and coverings tend to be muted this time of year. I'm somewhat of a traditionalist, I guess.  


 



Ahhhh . . . bittersweet

I moved the bittersweet branches that I had meandering on the mantel in the living room to our dining room. They're now tucked into twig vines on top of my armoire, along with a few Fall leaves . . . perched atop a tall stack of pumpkins . . . and nestled among white stoneware in our kitchen. 




A peak at the Fall evening sun setting in our dining room . . . It's my favorite time of day this time of year.





I bought this darling cedar tree while shopping at J.Woeste in Los Olivos. It's quite pretty paired with bittersweet and creamy orange gold nugget squash. The cedar's bright hue mirrors that of the leaves on the bittersweet.




I also bought this Fall-themed flour sac dish towel at J.Woeste, and then paired it with burlap trimmed flour sac dish towels from my etsy shop.





I find that a cup of hot tea is peaceful and relaxing at the end of the day . . . and this Harvest Blend Tea infused with cinnamon, ginger, orange peel, apple, chamomile, and roasted chicory smells and tastes like Fall in a cup. Mmmmm . . . .




And finally, what's Thanksgiving without a turkey!?!

I have a love affair with feathers, so when I found this turkey . . . completely made of feathers . . . I had to have him!  He makes an appearance every year around Thanksgiving. My kids love him, too!




I felt inspired to decorate our Living Room with a more dramatic flare this year . . . and used deep, rich colors, black, feathers, mercury glass, and white Cinderella pumpkins. I'll share photos of that room next. Until then, thanks so much for coming by!




“Fall has always been my favorite season. 
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 







LET'S STAY in touch!








25 comments:

  1. Suzanne, I love your fall decorating! You really know how to bring the "outdoors into your home!!" Everything is just lovely! Can't wait to see what you'll do for Christmas/Winter! Zenda, a new follower!

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    1. Welcome, Zenda!
      So happy you came by! And thank you for your kind comment.
      Please keep in touch!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  2. Beautiful fall! LOVE your cabinet!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the armoire & the decor/vine up top.

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  4. Everything is beautiful. I love how creatively you display your pumpkins. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. All of your displays are so pretty. Your home looks so festive and cozy for the cooler months.

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  6. Suzanne, I love the subtle colors and the natural elements of your decorating. The armoire is lovely draped in the vines and the bittersweet. I love the pottery on top of the armoire too.

    Candy

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  7. I just found you through Marty's party. Lovely images of a lovely space. Really pretty.

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me to you! I love all of your pumpkins and natural elements! I cannot wait to see more.

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    1. Welcome, Elizabeth!
      So happy you came by.
      Keep in touch,
      Suzanne

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  9. Your home is beautiful! It seems like a very warm, relaxing place. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kate.
      I hope you come back again to visit.
      Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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  10. Beautiful! I love the color of your pumpkins and all of the natural elements. I too love bringing a bit of nature indoors! I love the little tree. I have been looking for some for my windowsill for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. absolutely beautiful, nature is always my favorite decorator! Love your cupboard!!

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  12. Fall is sooo fun for decorating. Almost sad to be packing the pumpkins & turkeys away for Christmas. Loved your post. Remember, the castle doors are always open over at my "royal blog"...Tiff

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    1. Hi Tiff,
      I love the name of your blog . . . brought a smile to my face.
      I need to come by and see what you're all about :0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  13. So pretty! I love natural elements...I start collecting my pumpkins as soon as possible..and must confess I had a few until March. So pretty...now I need some bittersweet!

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  14. Your fall decor is so beautiful! I love it. Thanks for lining up.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita!
      Have a great weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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  15. Such pretty fall touches.Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  16. I featured this today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nita!
      Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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  17. So gorgeous! thanks for the one last look my friend!!!! You have presented Fall...FABULOUSLY!!!! hugs...

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