Thursday, September 13, 2018

Anticipating Autumn...

Once Labor Day weekend is over, I begin to add a little autumn seasonal decor to our home. Back in the day I used to overdecorate-my home was full of orange faux foliage and all manner of fall tchotchkes. It was all just too much. Now I like to keep things more simple and subtle.

My autumn mantel this year pulls in the navy blue which is the dominate color in our living room. I painted an abstract ocean canvas, painted a faux pumpkin navy blue with a copper stem, added a piece of twisty driftwood I hauled home from our recent vacation, and put one branch of faux foliage from Michael's craft store in a navy blue vase I already had.

On the gallery wall in our living room I added the cornhusk wreath I made last year inside the reproduction tobacco basket and a wooden fall leaf into the empty frame under the hello sign.
I kept the decor on the shelves near my husband's favorite chain in the living room all neutral. With the gallery wall over the couch and the decor on the mantel, I wanted to keep the decor on the shelves simple and visually peaceful.
A simple twig pumpkin is the only autumn decor I added to our entry hall.
I've had these dried wheat stalks for years and love them in this simple autumn centerpiece.
I put another faux autumn branch from Michael's in the large demijohn by my Restoration Hardware knockoff shelves. My copper collection stays out all year long, but I especially love it's warm glow in the darker autumn and winter seasons.

 In our kitchen nook seating area I simply added some walnuts to an old ironstone bowl. Cozy candlelight is a must in all autumn decor in my opinion.
 My antique Shawnee pottery owl cookie jar always comes out for autumn, and a velvety pumpkin will probably be replaced by a real pumpkin when we get closer to October.
Do you like to decorate for the seasons?

It's almost FRIDAY, friends!

Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!




  1. Your seasonal decor always inspires me! We just returned from some days away and I'm still trying to catch up with life at home. Soon I want to add some autumn touches and your post has motivated me to do it soon.

    1. I keep telling you, I'll come help you anytime!


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