Monday, September 12, 2011

Looking Forward to Fall

Hi, Everybody!
 I've been working on a couple of changes for Fall. Even though the weather is warm again, I'm thinking cool... come on  Fall.


I love using natural elements as much as possible.
On the chest in the entry hall, I did a somewhat rustic arrangement, using an old wooden box and gourds. 
The gourds are volunteers from the garden. A nice surprise.
I'm staying with cool greens and browns, since it's still in the 80s outside.


You can see the gourds are still green, but they'll turn a nice shade of tan as they dry.


Normally, I would have used dried hydrangea, but this time, I went with faux. 
I put three gourds in the old wooden box, added lotus pods and some twigs, to give it height, stuffed in the hydrangeas, and that was it.


 In the living room, I decided to take the antlers down from the secretary (I know some of y'all will be happy about that)  :) ...and use them in the dough bowl, with an assortment of natural things...wicker balls, moss, dried pods and some round things that look like dried fruit. 


 I have no clue as to what those fruit things are. 
Everything, except the antlers, gourds and pine cones, came from Home Goods in a chicken wire basket.  I'll use the basket later...probably in the kitchen.


 I added some Sedum  Autumn Joy to a silver vase, and that's it.
Sorry the photo is sort of pink, I guess it's a reflection from the walls.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm still working on my hutch in the kitchen and a few more changes.

I'll be joining Sherry @ The Charm of Home for
Home Sweet Home Friday.  
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and Honey @2805 for Potpourri Friday.
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See y'all there.
Babs

34 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Boy did I just get some great ideas. I'm going to cut some of my sedum, gather sticks from my yard and buy a dough bowl! I love it all. I honestly have been looking for a dough bowl but can't find one that's reasonably priced. I'm sure not giving up though. I'm sure cooler temps are coming...

Ginger Zuck said...

Very lovely, I love your touches of fall. Love the antlers!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Two beautiful arrangements Babs!! I have the same sedum in my yard you just gave me an idea:) Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, I love your two fall arrangements. The wood box filled with gourds, hydrangeas and pods is what I had in my head to do. You grow gourds. Wow.

Marigene said...

Babs, I love the greens and browns...so nice for the transition between summer and fall.

A Few Pennies said...

Beautiful in your lovely home! I love the natural elements best. Have a great week.

A Vintage Green said...

Every picture filled with beauty. Love your fall colours and themes. I think I will try your 'wooden box' theme. The the antlers in trencher brought a smile. Looking very good.

- Joy

Toni said...

Very lovely. I really like using natural elements in arrangements also. The box in the foyer really contrast with your cherry chest. Love it.

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I am just getting ready to fall up the house. I promised myself that I would wait this year until the official fall start.

It has been difficult, but I'm almost there!

Kelly said...

Hi there! Love the way you styled that dough bowl. I have one that I'm not even using at the moment. Maybe I'll do something with mine over the holidays. I just have too many things and not enough room! Ha!

Dana Bishop said...

I just love the wooden box arrangement. It is very lovely and creative! Everything is so well tied together... enjoyed the post.

Richard Cottrell said...

What a nice surprise from your garden fairy. I love the box and the bowl with the antlers, is really cute. Great job. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Pam said...

Very pretty. I am loving the look of the gourds in the wooden box. I may have to steal that look.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What a beautiful entry way arrangement using gourds. The transformation to tan will be such fun to watch! Your coffee table decor is lovely...deer sheds and all! Could the fruit be "figs"?
Fondly,
Pat

Donna said...

Very lovely fall decorations. I like using natural elements too.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Babs! I love your dough bowl arrangement! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for entering my Annie Sloan giveaway! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Alycia Nichols said...

Babs...I am LOVING that hallway arrangement!!! Geez, woman...it's gorgeous! It looks 100,000% professional!!! I really like the pale green gourds in the arrangement that give it such a fresh, almost contemporary look. I used to grow Autumn Sedum at our old house. Looking at the pretty arrangement you made with it makes me want to grow it again. It always looks so great, and the plants are wonderfully low maintenance just like I like 'em! You're making some beautiful moves toward fall! It's in the upper 60s here today with a bit of a breeze. Very nice! Hope it makes it your way soon!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There's not a speck of fall in my house yet but we certainly have the cooler weather! Love both of your arrangements but the one on the chest I really love.

Marianne said...

Hi Babs, I am just loving your dough bowl arrangement. And you've outdone yourself with the hall arrangement, it's just gorgeous. I'm trying to work with more natural elements this year also, at least until we get closer to Halloween!
Marianne :)

Pat said...

Babs these arrangements are fabulous! Wonderful inspiration!

LDH said...

So beautiful! I love the natural elements. Your home is lovely and full of autumn beauty.

Cindy said...

Oh, you did soooo good! I just love your fall decorations, they are so very pretty!
Blessings,
Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

So pretty. I love the wonderful touches and lovely elements you have incorporated into Fall! You have really gotten a jump on me!

Hope you will join us for Potpourri Friday! Link up is on Thursday afternoon and you would be a great asset! We are having lots of fun so I'll be looking for you!

xinex said...

I love your arrangement and I love the addition of the antlers...Christine

Marlis said...

Okay, do you mind if I copy your bowl on the coffee table.. I so have all the stuff, well not all the stuff well nothing but the antlers.. but it will be so pretty, i can only hope as pretty as yours.. Your fall ideas are lovely.. I love the idea of the box in the entry way.. great great looks! xo marlis

Olga said...

Those are gorgeous fall arrangements! I love the green color of the gourds.

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful job! They're lovely! I hope you don't mind if I borrow your antlers in the dough boy idea? I've been wondering what to do with some antlers I have and this is the perfect idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Vanna

bj said...

ummm, just beautiful..I love the gourds..the coffee table is great..I may have to copy you, dear one. :))

Nancy said...

Beautiful arrangements, really lovely. I love the look with the antlers.

Nancy

Honey at 2805 said...

The arrangements are so very pretty! I really like the antlers and the various dried pods and hydrangas. Lovely!

Thanks so much for linking up to Potpourri Friday!

Ellen said...

your araingments are just lovely and I love the look of the green gourds. Autumn is such a lovely time of year.
Hugs,
Ellen

Shirley said...

I love your fall arragement..sure love the colors too..It's so nice to have some change in season..

SavannahGranny said...

I just love those gourds. They look like ducks. So cute. Ginger

Sherry said...

That looks really great! I love natural elements in decorating! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry