Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday Favs...simple and natural fall decor

I love the look of autumn decorating with bittersweet, as seen here
but evidently we don't have bittersweet in Oregon.  
If we do, I don't know where to find it!
 I do love foraging in nature for things to use in autumn decor.

Here I am using rosehips in an ironstone pitcher.
My neighbor up the street has a rose bush that has grown over the sidewalk and into the street.
I didn't feel a bit guilty about clipping off some the rosehips that were growing on "public domain"!

These fall "berries" weren't foraged, they were purchased at New Seasons grocery store.
It's our locally owned chain of stores similar to Whole Foods.

I don't know what they are, but I do love their pop of fall color.

My one precaution in decorating with anything that looks like a berry 
would be to make sure that any little ones in your life know not to eat them!
My grands know better.
I've never had to baby proof my house from breakable or other decorative things, 
because we just teach the grands that they are "no nos".
Now the fact that my five month old grandson, (who's a premie and should be behind in development),
 is already almost crawling might make me eat my words!

(Isn't he handsome?!)

Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a
a safe and BLESSED weekend!

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  1. So pretty, Elizabeth!! I've sure been enjoying your posts lately. I don't always leave a comment but I do read them. :)

    1. Thanks so much Stacey! I appreciate your encouragement so much!

  2. So pretty....I think I need more white in my home. I really like the look of all the white in your photos and in the link you posted...

    1. Thanks, Jill! I love the Nordic style rooms filled with white and everything so simple. That would be my dream!

  3. Yes, your grandbaby is precious indeed! I never did much babyproofing with my own kids, but I don't know how I'll be with grandkids someday. ;-) Your pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this touch of fall!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! One thing for sure, the grandkids get away with a lot more stuff than I let my own kids do. Grandparents are supposed to spoil their grandkids, right?

  4. Grandbaby - my favorite photo of the day! I love the story of you foraging for the rosehips and the beautiful way you decorate your home - as though you are always ready to make each person feel welcome and comfortable. Your pictures from above, showing the branches of the berries in their scattered array, truly showcase nature at it's finest.

  5. Love all the pictures and yes, your grandson is precious--what lens were you using? A portrait lens--the photography is great!

    1. My favorite lens for indoors is my 35mm 1.8, though I also have a 50mm.
      Love you, friend!

  6. Very pretty! I love the rose hips and the whole vignette in the box!
    Blessings, Deborah

  7. This makes me smile. :) And I'd love to hold your precious grandson. He's absolutely gorgeous! I love brown-eyed babies.

    1. I love brown eyed babies, too!

    2. quick note to tell you, I don't receive your replies in my inbox. I do get a notice for your blogs though...should I get replies too? xo

  8. I adore the simplicity of the rosehips Elizabeth. Sometimes allowing a vignette to be simple, lets it be more of a feature. Definitely a perfect fall vignette.
    Your grandson is totally precious and I'm pleased to hear that his prematurity hasn't held him back.
    Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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