Monday, October 1, 2012

Falling into October

Hey, y'all! 

It's been pouring rain for two days (I'm thankful), and I've been having fun hanging around the house and decorating, using things I already had. Here are a few things I've been doing.
You're gonna see the usual Fall things...

...pumpkins, leaf plates...dried okra pods...doesn't everyone use dried okra pods in Fall decorating?

A vintage hunt scene...

...you can see the okra pods and the hydrangeas a little better here.  Ok, let's leave the foyer, and I'll show you how I fallified the book case in the living room.

Of course, in my house, antlers in an urn are a given, as are old books and a pair of bird plates. It's getting so dark, I had to light candles and turn on some lights, so you can see...

...pheasants on one plate...

...quail on the other...

...and, another pheasant on a needlepoint pillow on the sofa. It may be a bit early for pheasants and quail, but they're some of my faves, so...
I'm flying off to join Alison @ The Polohouse for Favorites on the First. 
Hugs...See y'all there.
Babs

23 comments:

Cindy Ritchie said...

I love your pheasant plates and all of your fall touches!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, love your antlers and pheasant plates! Your fall accents are wonderful.

Sarah said...

Babs, I don't have okra pods in my fall stash, but will add them to my list. Great idea! I adore your vintage hunting scene piece. Your vignette is charming!

Katherine Wolak said...

lovely vignettes! Im loving that white pumpkin! :D

Hugs,

Sylvia said...

You have done a great job decorating for fall. It's very inspiring!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your pheasant and quail plates, Babs. I have never put okra pods in anything but I like them in your vase with the flowers.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs you "fall" so well! Love the vignette on your entry table and love those plates and pretty pillow! Pretty night shots!

Kelly said...

It's never too early for pheasants or quail in my book! I love that pheasant pillow too. All of your decor looks so tastefully done. I love all the traditional Fall accents that you used.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is so pretty. I absolutely love your equestrian painting. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Sharing Shadymont said...

It all looks so lovely! Warm and cozy!

Olive Cooper said...

Babs, I love the okra pods and seems like I saw them is country living magazine so you are very on trend. xoxo, olive

Patricia Hinkel said...

Babs,
Love all your fall accents, and decor. The white pumpkin under the cloche looks great too.
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm going to have to hunt down someone who grew okra over the summer so I can do some of those pods. I know I have seen them at the floral design center, but it would be kind of cool to do them myself...I think. Lookin' good, girlfriend!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Babs! Everything just glows in the candle light! I love okra pods, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Babs, Do you know I have never come across dried okra pods before, but they certainly look effective amongst your display. I love your cushion. Best Wishes Daphne

Cynthia said...

Love your equestiran painting and the frame it is in and everything looks so pretty in the candlelight. I never heard of using Okra poda in decorating I must live under a rock. LOL

Cynthia

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hello Dear Friend!

How many things do I love here? Let me count them!! So many!

Love your bird plates --- pheasants and quails!
Love your old books and cloched white pumpkins.... such great layers and warmth for fall!

Thanks for sharing Babs!

xoxox
Alison

Shelia said...

Hi Babs! Oh, I love your fall vignettes and I would love to have some okra pods! They look great!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I love your Fall touches!

Debbie said...

I love the pheasant plates best of all, but I also love the idea of the dried okra pods. I've never seen anyone do that, and it's really perfect in that arrangement.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, I love your vignettes. You know I love hunt scenes and can't go wrong with antlers. Oh, how I want a marble lamp like yours. Still on the hunt for one with the right price.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So homey and festive. I have to admit that I don't decorate with dried okra. :o) Not even sure where I'd get it! Yours looks fabulous though. Very fallish yet a natural item with texture. Can't go wrong. Hope you are well...have a good week! Did you see Upstairs Downstairs last night?