Wednesday, September 30, 2009

~autumn calls~

The leaves are starting to turn, the mornings are beginning to get foggy, and the date is September 30th....it can only mean it's time to start decorating for fall!


This picture with both hydrangeas and pumpkins was the perfect warm up.....

Did you know these are called baby-boo squash? How adorable & fitting the name.


I love the simplicity of the candelabra w/ the pumpkin and black bird....




As promised in my last post, I drug the bins downstairs and started pulling stuff out!



Have any of you ever tried ironing burlap??? Yikes! Next time I think I will hang it, roll it or something....it took tons of steam & a spray bottle to make yet more steam to even begin loosening the wrinkles....It's like wrinkled linen on steroids!!!



First things first...had to light the yummy Yankee candle "autumn wreath," to set the mood. And of course no decorating project would be complete without a quick run (no not exercise!!!!) to JoAnn's Superstore to pick up a few missing components...$30 later for a few tiny items....and we are ready to begin!




I found this super cute little quail at JoAnn's. Isn't she so sweet? So I got her and her sister plus 2 babies. They also had pheasants which were equally as cute.



I usually don't use the cherub shown here in fall decor, but this year I decided to try something new. Does he fit? Here is the tablescape w/ the cherub & a couple of the quail.




I love this little decorated cone w/ the black bird & embellishments. I got it from a local artist in an antique store down the road. I would love to figure out how to make them. That would be a good little craft for a rainy day, huh?




Next in line is the top of the hutch. It is really fun to decorate during the holidays.





And lastly, the top of the piano (which incidentally, I got free off craigslist!) And it plays beautifully!




That's it for now....more updates later! Next on my list is the front porch....but I need to do some dead-heading & gardening first before I show any of you outside stuff!




See you next time!



(First three pictures courtesy of Country Living)

18 comments:

Tracey said...

Burlap is such a nightmare to work with, but I do love it! Great pics!!!

:) T

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!!! I love all of your fall decor!!! Your table is stunning!!!

Love...love...love it all!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Sooo pretty! LOVE Autumn!!!
Thanks for sharing your change-of-seasons decor!! :)

Ruth

Frippery said...

Thank you soooo much for featuring my stairs. I can't wait to finish them but I got side tracked by another project, ADD Attention Decorating Disorder. Your fall decorations are stunning. I LURVE your dining area and hutch! Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs, Pam

vosges paris said...

hey ;) Thanks for following my blog, although I am not really a pink lover I think your banner is really cute and delicate.
All the best... I am not sure what blog of you to follow , you have so many ;)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Beautiful! I especially love the Magnolia Pearl bed and I'm so, so happy it's finally October. Your pumpkin photos really put me in the mood to decorate. Read your profile, love all those things... vintage, vintage, vintage!
Happy day
~Tracie

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Wow, I could almost smell the yummy candle. I am so glad I found your blog, your now on my list! Your name said it all for me, I have black and white toile and ticking all over my house. Have to go now so I can read all of your archives. Lisa

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada!!! So glad you came by,thanks for your nice note...I love your blog,the photos are soooooo up my alley!! Oh, you should be able to get mine larger,did you double click on them,usually works!! Hope to talk again,all the best,Chrissy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so glad you came by! I love blog the name is what really grabbed me! Your style is just what I love! I so love your dining room chairs, your fall decor looks fab! Cindy

Jilly said...

Love the pictures, can't wait to see for myself when I come visit this month. Keep up the great work!!!

The Kramer Angle said...

Hi Shellagh!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I was so excited to get a new follower it made my day!

Next week, after my barn sale is over, I'm coming back to your blog so I can read all of your posts to get to know you!

Thanks again!

Gail

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Gorgeous pictures - and your home is beautiful.

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those toile dining room chairs are so beautiful! I love it when people mix it up and aren't too matchy matchy. Lovely fall decor too!

Thanks for dropping by my blog, it's always nice to meet new blog friends!

Manuela

Bellamere Cottage said...

Everything looks just scrumptious...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Spencer

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That table looks so inviting!

Blondie's Journal said...

Shellagh,

Thanks so much for coming to my blog, not sure how you found me, but I wanted to return the visit! Oh gosh, how I love your DIY projects!! I love your taste in furniture and fabric, I think we are alot on the same page with that.

You know, I am learning to sew, but I am so intimidated, my glue gun looks nicer and nicer all the time!! lol!!

Well come and visit anytime. You have a fab blog!!

xoxo
Jane

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Love the pics!

Did you re-upholster your dining room chairs yourself? I love them! I have yards and yards of that Waverly red and cream plaid and all I've done is recover an ottoman!

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