Hello to all my readers. I’ve been absent from this page for nearly two months. Nothing has been wrong. I just needed to take a bit of a break from blogging. We’ve also been rather busy lately. But I am back now with this post sharing our simple fall decor which includes lots of pumpkins as well as the customary fall leaves and other natural elements.
To transition from summer to fall, the shades of blue that were prominent accents in my summer home have yielded to greens, and shades of rust. gold, and orange, with just a few touches of blue. I kept the seasonal decor simple to create a cozy but not cluttered feeling.
This vignette sits atop the china cabinet. I fell in love with these faux fall leaves when I saw them at Hobby Lobby and here I am using just three stems in a tall clear glass cylinder vase. The basket is a recent purchase. A few weeks ago we took a bike ride with friends following the Creeper Trail in Virginia. The bike shop where we rented bikes sold t-shirts. other souvenirs. and a few hand-made baskets from a local basket weaver. I fell in love with this basket and thought it would look lovely filled with fall pumpkins, gourds, and pine cones.
The china cabinet also holds my velvet pumpkin patch. I have always wanted to try making some velvet pumpkins, so last year I saved pumpkin stems and dried them. Earlier this fall I made several sizes of velvet pumpkins and a couple fabric ones using a rust-colored fabric printed with gold script and fall leaves.
I recently paired down the antique cut glass pieces stored in the china cabinet, packing away some of the pieces so that the remaining pieces would stand out . These pieces were part of the my mother-in-law’s vast cut glass collection. The china cabinet also holds my grandmother’s silver tea and coffee set and an old china pitcher in the Autumn Leaves pattern. I added a few baby pumpkins and some fall leaves as seasonal accents.
I also added a fabric pumpkin and a blue velvet pumpkin sitting in a cut glass relish dish.
The Willow Paisley and Terracota Ikat Jacquard (no longer available) pillow covers which replaced the summer blue covers are from Pottery Barn. When I purchased them, they were 24 inches square. My pillows are 20 inches square, so I ripped out the seams and re-created them to make them the correct size.
The Neutral Applique Pumpkin pillow shown below on the love seat is also from Pottery Barn.
My latest version of placemat pillow covers are two burlap pumpkin printed pillow covers on small lumbar accent pillows which sit on the old chairs that flank the television console. I purchased two of these placemats on closeout last year at the end of the fall season. A couple of weeks ago, I turned the placemats into pillow covers. My tutorial for turning a placemat into a pillow cover is HERE.
A few more fabric and velvet pumpkins sit at the base of a tall pillar candle holder on one side of the television.
Faux pumpkins fill a tall apothecary jar sitting in the alcove between the dining room and our bar cabinet.
On the dining room table, dried hydrangea blossoms from Sunshine’s backyard fill the tray of the Landon 5-Votive Candle Holder. I replaced the votive cups that came with the tray with bowl-shaped glass votives and added rusty brown candles.
The centerpiece sits on the Watercolor Pumpkin Table Runner from Pottery Barn.
In a corner of the great room, sitting on a small chest of drawers, I put together a simple vignette using natural elements. A salt-glazed pottery vessel holds preserved cotton boll stems and some seed pods. A lantern is filled with mini-pumpkins and faux leaves and a leaf-shaped dish holds two pine cones.
That’s the fall decor in our great room and dining room. I’ll be sharing the fall touches in other areas of our home in a future post.