Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Is In the Air

I rarely decorate for fall in September, but the month began with cool days and I decided to go crazy with fall decor.


Faux flowers in the bag on the Dutch door got a fall treatment by simply adding a pumpkin.


I had fun going out of my comfort zone with my color palette.


First came navy and white pillows made in the summer, I added in orange and white check pillows made from napkins and then I found the colorful throw.


All it took was orange candles and a little embellishment on Mr. Goose to give the dining room a fall feel.


The colors of the fall mantel work quite well with this painting of a boat washed up on our beach.


 I am loving decorating this part of the living room since I painted the fireplace white.


I painted a new sign to hide the tv - it will be painted over for each season to fit with the decor.


 The painting of an old Mercedes Benz in the jungle fits right in with the fall colors.


 I asked Steve to change the painting on this wall too - sunflowers worked better than houseboats.


 I needed to paint a few pumpkins to get just the right colors


and added faux foliage to embellish each vignette.


My favorite vignette so far is my old typewriter -


I cut up a paper bag, tore the edges and added stickers left over from stenciling the new sign hiding the television.


I know I went a bit crazy with the pumpkins, but I don't care -


and this different color palette makes me smile.

31 comments:

  1. I imagine the new palette will make everyone smile! Nice job! I love pumpkins and I brought out a couple of my own today. I generally don't do a lot of decorating for Fall but I enjoy looking at everyone else's. Thanks for sharing, Carol, and Happy Autumn!

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  2. I love all your fall decor Carol. So cute my fave is the typewriter so cute. Love that you can use Steve's paintings in your decor too. Very beautiful. Come over to my blog and see my new addition.
    I have lost my mind lol!
    Kris

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  3. I love the way you decorated your house for fall. The color scheme is colorful and pretty.

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  4. Carol, your fall vignettes are the neatest! I love how they fit your cottage aesthetic! But I must say that the vintage typewriter is my very favorite. Love it!

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  5. Charming and inspiring Fall decoration!Hugs!

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  6. I love the colors you chose! That blue with the orange and white are so pretty. I have to tell you that when I saw your Ektorp loveseat a few posts back, I knew it was what I wanted for our new furniture. It took several trips to IKEA, but we got the loveseat and chair. Love them!

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  7. As usual, it's all so charming. The art is beautiful! thanks

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  8. Helt underbara höstbilder, du så duktig på dekorationer och att få ditt hus helt ljuvligt! Härlig inspiration...
    Höstkram från Titti (och ett blåsigt och grått Sverige)

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  9. Good morning Carol! I love your BLACK pumpkins! I've converted to pink pumpkins and I never considered the black. So many choices these days! Enjoy!

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  10. It all looks beautiful.
    and, it looks like you were able to use Pic Monkey now...please tell me what you've done to get back the pretty borders for your pics.

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  11. I know what you mean. I keep saying I am minimizing this year because of our trip and being gone in October, and then I keep bringing things up! I agree -- the typewriter is fabulous! Love the brown paper, too!

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  12. Look at you Carol with your talented self! Everything is so pretty. Love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  13. Everything looks great. Beautiful decorations, love them all. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  14. Now this is Fall decor I can live with! Soft, pretty and always interesting. I need to get mine out and see what appeals to me this year.

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  15. Carol, I just love all your decorations. I know a lot of people don't like orange but for fall, I think it is perfect and fits in with all kinds of other colors. Your sweet home is testament to that. What a great piece is your red tray table on wheels. I have never seen anything like it. Happy Fall to you..xxoJudy

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  16. Oh I love all your bold fall colors, Carol!!

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  17. Your color additions are just a little surprise but look great, just like your primaries. I love orange with blue. My favorites are the bookends on the mantel - the scale on the left, and the wire basket with wheat on the right. :)

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  18. Hi Carol,
    I love it! I love your sign hiding the TV! Everything is so gorgeous! What a great idea to paint the pumpkin. I never would have thought of that.
    Have a great fall!
    Terry

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  19. Oh my goodness Carol, your decorating is gorgeous! I love blue and orange together and you have done it to perfection!!! Then again, we have come to expect perfection for you sweet friend. That and the mix of Steve's artwork . . . well, you two make magic together:)
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Connie :)

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  20. Carol, I love it. Your husband's painting are beautiful. I have never thought of painting pumpkins. I have made them from old sweaters, doilies and lace. I have got to find one of those old typewriters, because I love yours in your decorating. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Your colors are so pretty for fall, Carol...love all of the blues with orange!

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  22. Your decorating is phenomenal! I especially love your mantel.

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  23. Simply takes my breath away, the many looks you give your place! So enjoy 'visiting' you!! xx J.

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  24. Love what you did with the TV coverup!

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  25. Now this is my idea of fall. I LOVE the plaid throw and the painting of the boat.
    I hope you are enjoying a lovely October.
    Happy Tuesday,
    Laura

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  26. Now this is my idea of fall. I LOVE the plaid throw and the painting of the boat.
    I hope you are enjoying a lovely October.
    Happy Tuesday,
    Laura

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  27. Your Fall decorations are so charming! It's always such a joy visiting you!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  29. I LOVE the pops of orange and browns everywhere.. among the blues and white! It just speaks autumn and fall.. and is the only time of the year that I like orange! Pumpkins of all shapes and kinds look so neat scattered everywhere.. and the Mercedez Benz in the jungle, the sunflowers and your typewriter and just right! Love it all! Marilyn

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