Tuesday, October 2, 2012

GLIMPSES OF FALL AROUND THE HOUSE


My theme (if you could even call it that) this year was simple and natural.  Ya'll, I'm not kidding, this is the least amount of effort I've ever put in for fall decorating.  The number of my autumn decorations used to rival Christmas for me, but this year I just didn't have it in me.  As I thought about what I normally do, it was just A LOT.  Cluttered.  Too much for this year.  So, I focused on the mantel and sprinkled a few reminders of the season around the rest of the house.   

I left my entry table almost as-is, but I kept it simple by switching out the summery flowers for sticks and feathers and added an oversized acorn.


Have you broken out the best ever Autumn snack yet?  I confess, a few of those pumpkins disappeared as soon as the photograph was finished.
  






Quail knick-knacks have become one of my favorite things to pick up.  Quails are special to my family-many of you know why.  This little guy was a lonely pepper shaker-the salt was no where to be found-that I bought at a church rummage sale.  








The cloches on the sofa table are filled with a swallow's nest, a bird ornament, and some faux oversized acorns.



Doesn't everyone need a bedazzled google-eyed turkey in a birdcage?


We don't have any leaves that have turned yet, so I'm making good use of the purple heart that has grown like crazy in my flower beds.  A sweet friend made that adorable little candy jar for me from a canister, wooden candle holders and a finial.


Don't let this cute face fool you.  This is a serious bird loving cat.  I've come home many a time to find these feathers (and my daughter's feather hair bows) attacked and strewn all about.  I'm quite certain that if given the opportunity to be outside this one would reward us with many birdie trophies.




See?  I told you.  Simple and low key, but cozy with just enough of a nod to the changing seasons to feel festive.


13 comments:

  1. Your fall touches look BEAUTIFUL! Love the natural look. Your dining room tables vignette is gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful Jennifer! Love the natural look :)

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  3. Love the natural and subtle touches of fall in your home!! Would you mind just flying up here for a weekend and styling my whole house? That would be great. Thanks so much. See you soon.

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  4. Such pretty fall touches, my favorite is that huge acorn! Your table setting is perfectly warm & rustic!

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  5. I love simple and low key - it's understated and beautiful for fall. very nice!

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  6. Will you please come visit me and teach me all you know?

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  7. So, so pretty! I'm not feeling the "clutter" thing either. In fact, I have done very little decorating and will now go straight to Halloween. I think all of your decor is so very tasteful! Love the feathers ~ :)

    xo
    Pat

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  8. Hmmm...your "simple and low key" put my full out Fall decorating to shame. When you get finished styling Lisa's whole house, would you mind stopping by to fix mine?? That sweet kitty could not look more innocent. A killer in disquise?...I don't think so.

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  9. Lovely decor! I think we would get along quite well! Love the feathers - I've thought about getting some of those for some decor this fall/winter! And I LOVE your blog design - simple and beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful style -- love the cloches, love the little tablescape!! I'm inspired.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! I just did a blog post of fall ideas and gave a link to your blog :) Fun, fun!

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  12. Beautiful fall ideas Jennifer! Simple, natural with just the right touches.

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  13. Your fall touches are perfect! I know that feeling! Sometimes, I just don't have it in me to pull out all the stuff! (: Simple is often the best! Thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! Christie

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