Sunday, October 4, 2015

Adding Fall Slowly


I'm slowly adding Fall decor - a little each day.


I stole some of the plants from the front of the house


and replaced them with little pumpkins.


My original plan was to use mostly Halloween decorations, but after Lulu ate the BOO banner, I rethought my plans.


I moved a few things around in the entry.


The only money I spent on decor was for about 2 dozen little pumpkins.


With few bookshelves in our little cottage, I do a lot of stacking books for vignettes.


I chose "Book of Days" and when I flipped it open,


I found several pages with the perfect poems for the season.


The dining room didn't get much in the way of fall decor -


the brightly colored Rudbekia plant on the table has been on the table for awhile


and will stay until the plant begs me to plant it.


I brought my scale out of the kitchen


and used a linen napkin instead of a pot for a rose bush.


I  ended up using only a few fall items to decorate


focusing instead on fall colors


flowers


and pumpkins.


Tomorrow I'll finish the living room as I continue to add fall little by little.

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66 comments:

It's me said...

Your home is beautiful autumn.....love your dog...so sweetie !!...happy day x

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lulu and the Boo banner....I am so sorry but I did have a good laugh at that one, as she looks so sweet and innocent.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your home is lovely in any season. I love that painting in your entry way and that sweet yellow and green piece. You have a knack for decorating and it makes one feel good.

Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your home is so lovely that the Fall decor only enhances the colorfulness of your home and lifestyle. You make me want to move to the seashore and become a better person.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, that MISS THING ate the BOO banner? And look at her look...so casual, so "HUH? ME? YOU LOOKIN' AT ME?" teeeheheee....

Carol, I sure miss you. I miss your comments, I miss our chats over the summer. But it's fun to see you on IG, your home looks marvelous, and you have inspired this GRAY and WHITE lovin' woman to see the primary colors in a different way. Now, I see them everywhere and I want to photograph them!

Lovely shot at fall décor. We too are waiting a bit for the real colors of the trees to show through, but it's been unseasonably WARM!

ANNE said...

It looks so beautiful! I hope one day I will have the time to do seasonal decor. Nowadays all I ever seem to do is take on HUGE DIY projects that take forever to do...

Happy Sunday!

xox

Dawn said...

Love your use of all the tiny pumpkins. I still need to get some. It looks nice and sunny at your place :) It's in the 40's and 50's here....getting pretty chilly.

Rita C. said...

Lulu is perfect in your fall decor (or any of your decor, for that matter). I love the light streaming in the DR - that looks like fall to me. Nice, subtle touches - all of them.

Sally Somervill said...

Just beautiful! Your home is looking so charming for the fall season. I love the tiered basket of pumpkins and the shot of your dining room with the open door in the background. And you really have quite the green thumb, everything looks so vibrant and healthy.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like how your touch of Fall looks. I'm keeping it simple this year also. I do enjoy your vignettes so much.
hugs,
Linda

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I don't even know how to comment on your designs and arrangements. I love them all! You have a very special knack for pulling everything together and making it marvelous :) I will say that the little Halloween toy setting in the windowsill behind Lulu did put a smile on my face. I also love the old rusty watering can and bucket. I have a question that maybe you can help we with. I know that there is a paint that you can use to make things look rusty, do you know what it is? I would like to repaint my old bicycle with it.
Have a wonderful day!
Connie :)

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

I love these visits to your place! Keep the ideas coming~

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

I'm slowly adding Fall to the Charmer too. I might get more done if I stayed home and not head out with Minnie, but cold weather will be here soon and I'm want to play as much as I can! Your home looks lovely as always!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Okay Carol I will admit to laughing at the Boo banner/Lulu adventure. Gosh she looks so innocent laying there... Well actually she kind of looks a little sorry. All your Fall touches are lovely ideas, great vignettes and natural beauty of flowers and my favorite Pumpkins. I always enjoy a tour around your cottage. Come and enter my giveaway.
xoxo,
Vera

modern nomad said...

It looks so peaceful and lovely...
I'd love to come sit on your porch for a while.

VS

Little Farmstead said...

Your posts and home always make me smile! Such a happy, beach home, full of personality and charm. Makes me want to stop by for a visit! :) Love all your fall touches. Xo, ~julie

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Your home is so lovely in any season!!!

Stacey said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the mix of pumpkins with beautiful green plants. The small pumpkins look right at home in your cottage.

bobbie said...

Lulu ATE the Boo banner?!?! Silly girl!

Your home is looking lovely dressing for fall ~

Jeanna said...

The cottage is looking seasonally gorgeous as usual.

Susan Freeman said...

Love all your happy and cheerful colors!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susie said...

Carol, It all looks so pretty. You just make me smile and want to see more when I visit your blog and tour your home. I always love seeing your husband art too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such cute fall additions and no way that cute Lulu ate the banner.:)

Angie said...

It looks beautiful. I love your mum, it's beautiful :)

NanaDiana said...

OH- I have to get busy---you are putting me to shame, Carol. I think that dog is named appropriately...LULU...We have a Lulu, too, and her name fits her. lol

I love it all -from the flowers to the pumpkins to the bright fall feel to your home. So glad you are feeling well enough to decorate. That, as Martha Stewart says, is a good thing. xo Diana

Susan said...

I appreciate your focus on Fall colours. An homage to the season rather than one event. Do you get many trick or treaters? Perhaps Lulu wanted to avoid them this year.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your touches of Fall...so pretty!!
~Cindy

Kathy said...

That silly LuLu!!!! I adore the little green and gold table.

craftyles said...

I love your fall touches. Lulu is adorable sitting in that cozy window seat.The red scale is lovely!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love all of your Fall touches through the house and yard.
Poor Lulu, she looks so sad that she was a bad girl.

I'm through decorating for Fall. Didn't do as much as I used to do, but I like what I did.

Hope your feeling better, take care and have a great week.
Mary

Sarah said...

Adding bits and pieces here too. Always love seeing what you do around the cottage. Loving your outdoor plants.

Laurie said...

Your pumpkins and flowers look great, Carol!

Consider It All Joy said...

Your fall touches are perfect, just enough but not over done! I love the use of several pumpkins with the plants outside! Have a super week, Cindy

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love it! I have been slacking on my fall decor, but I need to wait until after the show is over this weekend.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, your home is beautiful for fall. I love the touches here and there. It doesn't take much to pull it all together for fall. I just purchased a few boo pumpkins too and mums, that's it. Using what I have along with color.
Love your red scale and Lulu is so cute!!
cm

Little Vintage Cottage said...

It's looking so pretty! I haven't added any fall decor to my home yet... maybe today...

Tania

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful warm fall colours...such a treat to visit it you here and see your gorgeous photos Carol.
Happy new week.
Helen xox

karen@somewhatquirky said...

You do it again and again. Your creativity never ceases to inspire me. The perfect beachy fall decor. So lovely.

Kim said...

That red scale and your open dutch door are my favorites...in fall or anytime!

Gypsy Heart said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love "less" ~ really focuses on the decor I think. You must have a green thumb...the flowers are all so colorful and healthy!

xo
Pat

Suzanne Oldham said...

I really like the way you have used small pumpkins and gourds in and around your flower pots - very inspiring! I'm going to try and find some for my house. Thanks for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Well, I think your fall touches are lovely.
What a colourful plant that Rudbekia is.

All the best Jan

Kelly said...

With living so close to the beach, I bet it's hard to think of any other season except summer! I like some of the Fall touches you've added to your home. I hope the weather is starting to cool off for you now.

Melanie said...

As always, love all your decor and vignettes. I think my favorite this time is the tiered planter with the plants and pumpkins in it. Besides Lulu, of course!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I think it is the little touches that add that Fall feeling throughout your home. I am adding a little every day too....just small touches to my already décor heavy home!

chateau chic said...

Your touches of fall are so bright and happy, Carol! The bright colored flowers are perfect for nestling cute little pumpkins. I think my favorite display is our three tier stand...so pretty!!
Mary Alice

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lulu ate the boo banner? I bet she doesn't like people to be scared!

Down by the sea said...

Those are lovely autumn touches. Naughty Lulu she obviously wanted to join in! Sarah x

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love your little touches of fall. I don't do much either, except flowers and pumpkins, too. The colors looks so pretty in your cottage!

handmade by amalia said...

You do have a lot of nice things to play with. I like the decorations, especially that little yellow bird cage.
Amalia
xo

Poppy said...

Fall is fabulous in your cute and cozy cottage, Carol! Love all your pretty vignettes!

Poppy

Sue said...

Lulu is a riot eating the Boo banner. I like the toches of color and the little ladder at the end.

Susan Clayton said...

Cheers Carol. Loving the touches of Fall. Poor Lulu.Sometimes we can resist everything but temptation.

Patty Antle said...

I like your decorations, especially the pumpkin with the hat.

Ornate Splendor said...

Your home is just lovely....so serene -- until the dog eats the décor! Ha! So sweet & funny! Beautiful job decorating an already beautiful space. Love it!
Catherine

Privet and Holly said...

Your cottage feels very,
very loved : ) Thank you
for the fun peek around!

xo Suzanne

Art @ Home said...

I slowly add fall, too, because it seems to stay around for so long! Through Thanksgiving, at least.....I might put autumn stuff away next week and strictly have Halloween out. That might be fun, and then put more Thanksgiving stuff out.

I like what you've done so far. I like the colorful pumpkins. You have one of the cutest cottages in the world, Carol!

Have a Daily said...

Carol, it all looks wonderful! I love the three tiered stand and how you've filled it with plants and pumpkins! Little Lulu probably can't resist such beauty! lol!
hugs,
Jann

Picnic Benches said...

Lovely beautiful home! I do enjoy your vignettes so much. Your touches are so bright and happy. Thank you!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your vignettes are always so beautiful and well thought out. Each one a small artist's scape. It was such a treat to see you featured in home of the month,
just lovely!
Hugs,
Patti

Vicky Hunt said...

Everything looks great Carol! Sadly, I have yet to decorate for fall. I keep hoping to drag my boxes out of the shed, but haven't done so yet. I need to get on the ball! Soon...maybe tomorrow! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

large dining tables said...

Beautiful touches! I love that painting in your entry way and that sweet yellow and green piece. I love your style. Thanks for sharing!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Everything is beautiful, and even the light looks different. I wish it would cool off here. I finally started to blog again, because I thought it was getting cooler, but darn, it's going to be triple digits the next three days. Southern California has the best weather drought or not. xoxo Su

Debbie said...

i have so many fall decorations and i only put out a few things this year. i was not motivated, i'm not sure why. lulu and i like the same things, that boo banner is/was too cute!!!

Ana said...

Your cottage is looking more and more like Fall...even though the weather is still screaming Summer. I am so done with this heat :-( Everything looks great.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the little orange pumpkins scattered throughout your home. And Lulu looks pretty innocent to me. :o)