Thursday, September 26, 2019

Early Fall Vignettes

I've been inspired by all the fall decor I've seen in the stores and on blogs this week. I decided it was about time to add some fall items to my house, even though we're still sweltering in 90 degree heat (and drought conditions, but that's a different story).


I started in the dining room, adding golden Rudbeckia in a basket with a handle made from a shed antler to the coffee/tea tray. Nestled beneath are mini pumpkins from the craft store. I didn't polish the silver because the warm patina it has developed is perfect for autumn.


Pheasants are associated with autumn and their golden color adds to the warmth of the buffet.


I used a table runner with late summer wildflowers beneath a centerpiece of faux flowers. We have some travel plans and I won't need to worry about real flowers.


The centerpiece seemed rather lonely, so I added a ceramic pumpkin and quail.


Berries added height to the arrangement.


Pumpkins, wicker balls and candelabra with that soft patina add interest to the chest in the foyer. The tapestry hanging behind comes into its own in the fall, with greens, muted blues, creams and russets.


The pumpkins are new this year. See the marbled ones? They're actually styrofoam!


Ceramic acorns were casually included.


In the kitchen I've decorated the crystal cabinet with blue and white china and more mini pumpkins and gourds.




The mantle in the family room received an update as well. Gone are the summer arrangements and in their place are chrysanthemums and velvet pumpkins.






Vignettes the color of fall. . .


I'll probably tweak these a bit, but for now they say fall is coming!

 


20 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Maristella! It's good to see you again!

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    2. Sandra, your home is decorated beautifully for autumn. I love the golden pheasants and the basket with the shed antler handle is so perfect. It is always a pleasure to visit with you. Happy Autumn!

      We finally got rain last night!

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    3. Pam, thanks so much! I'm so glad you came by to visit. I've heard lots of thunder around us, but no rain on my patch :(

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  2. Your vignettes definitely welcome fall! The orange and blue together is my favorite, but it's all very pretty. Your tapestry is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing and happy autumn! Here's hoping things get cooler for all of us.

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    1. T hanks so much, Sarah! I keep telling myself it's only a matter of time LOL.

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  3. Sandra - love your vignettes! And I am loving your chest (hall) and cabinet in your dining room! They are gorgeous! Are they vintage or where did you source them? Same with the brass pheasants -- gorg! And where did you find them? Penny (srmarymaid@aol.com)

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    1. Thanks, Penny, I'm so glad you enjoyed them! The chest came from France. I bought it new from a furniture store that was going out of business about 20 years ago. The cabinet is a built-in located in the kitchen. The pheasants are pretty and I love them, but I don't believe they're vintage either, although I found them in an 'antique' mall. They're painted, probably resin or something similar.

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  4. Your fall vignettes are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! I'm so glad you came for a visit.

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  5. What charming fall vignettes, Sandra. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I've been doing more vignettes lately.

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  6. Each Fall vignette is gorgeous dear friend.
    I so love your beautiful buffet piece. What a fabulous design.
    Wishing you a happy Fall season.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you, Fabby, for your sweet comments! We were irresistibly drawn to the buffet the moment we saw it. I loved the color, the graceful shape and the burled wood. I swooned and that was that! LOL

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  7. Love those velvet pumpkins... and the berries in your arrangement... I'm seeing those everywhere (including My Wee Abode ;-) I just love them!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I was delighted to find berries -- something that speaks 'fall' and isn't a pumpkin, although I love pumpkins too!

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  8. Beautiful Sandra! I love the pheasants and that gorgeous tapestry! Thank you for sharing at TFT!

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I finally found some autumn inspiration.

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