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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A little Fall color for a change...

Small changes in the Living Room have brought in the Fall color.
This is such a traditional and formal room that I try to just "tweak" it,
more than completely "re-doing" it.

My Pottery Barn urn that held large conch and nautilus shells on the coffee table
during the summer, has found a fat Cinderella pumpkin for the season.

Fall leaves, potpourri, and stone pumpkins now sit on my French inspired tray.

Along with a Lefton Chipmunk, some silver and vintage rhinestone jewelry.

My mantle doesn't see a lot of change, just Autumn bouquets
and a bittersweet wreath to replace the Summer colors.

My mantle isn't very deep, so when I happened to find these "half urns" at Goodwill last Spring I was really excited. They fit perfectly and then I just change out the florals for the season.

A recent addition to the Living Room is a wonderful handpainted piece of art by Dore, from Burlap Luxe. If you haven't met Dore, please go visit her gorgeous blog. She's a beautiful girl, inside and out, and has recently been shown in Romantic Homes Magazine. While you're there visit her Etsy Store, filled with other pieces of her art.

I'm linking with Marty today for Table Top Tuesday

And Kathleen from Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Please go by and visit the other beautiful blogs for these parties.

Hope you're having a great week,
I'm trying to get back to the routine, after last week.
It was wonderful getting to see family all together,
even though it was a sad occasion.

hugs and blessings to you all,


Fleur de Bee said...

Very beautiful!!

Claudia said...

Your home looks lush and beautiful, Debra! You always decorate with such style.


* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*LOVE your Fall additions Debra~ And love that bird sign~*~* Hugs,Rachel

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

When I was finally getting in the fall mood, temperatures reached 100 degrees around here!
Your home looks ready for the new season, enjoy it!!

shannon i olson said...

absolutely beautiful! I love the muted look! that white pumpkin in the urn makes me swoon!

Ozma of Odds said...

...your french tray vignette is just oh-so-lovely!!! ~ adore the addition of those big rhinestone pins, but then again, I AM part crow!!!
xo, Rosemary

Barbara Jean said...

beautiful post, and love your fireplace,and whole room!!!
Doer does beautiful work, and glad you got that sanctuary sign.
hugs and blessings

barbara jean

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your room is beautiful! I'm lovin' the pumpkin in the urn!

Kim said...

This is such a beautiful room, you've mixed both casual elements seemlessly. Your chandelier is stunning and I really like the pillow fabric on the chairs.

Kate said...


Thats magazine perfect, how gorgeous everything is and well I love Dore's work gosh her stuff is amazing. Have a beautiful week, lots of love to you xoxoxo


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Debra, The vignettes are beautiful as they always are. I am inspired to day to go on the hunt for some pumkins today. Thank You for sharing your creations.....Julian

Sarah Mullanix said...

So gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the fireplace matel arrangements! :)

Sherry said...

Oh, Debra,
Your home looks like a magazine spread. It is just beautiful! Love all the white pumpkins.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, your entire room is stunning. I love it. Your vignettes are fabulous, you really do have such a touch, everything looks so beautiful, peaceful and elegant. Love your urns. They are all gorgeous and the pumpkins arranged on them is so pretty. Gorgeous eye candy and inspiration. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Debra! Oh, your falleness is gorgeous! I love seeing your pretty home and your living room is so pretty and so big!
I'm thrilled you'll be coming to my party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty room, Debra! I love all your urns, especially those little ones on your mantel. They are so handy for putting things in to show off. I love your Cinderella pumpkin in the urn on your coffee table - perfect!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the way you do Fall Debra! Those urns with the pumpkins are just fabulous!

Olive Cooper said...

I heart your urns. They are chippy and wonderful. Somehow I feel kinship with the chubby pumpkin. hugs♥olive

clustres said...

Just beautiful! And those half urns--what a great find!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Wow Debra... what a fabulous living room you have! I LOVE your vaulted ceilings... gorgeous! You bought that lovely urn at Pottery Barn? How did I miss that...? The plump pumpkin is a perfect topper for it. I'm definitely going to do that with my urn in my LR... thanks for the inspiration!
The sign you got from Dore is beautiful... she is so talented and such a sweetheart!
Have a wonderful week my friend! :)
Hugs ~ Jo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh, Debra! Your living room is just beautiful! So very chic! Love the way you decorated it for autumn. Very pretty! And Dore is soooo very talented. Loved her post today with the poetry.... :) Have a wonderful week, friend!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

sissie said...

Hi Debra,
Don't tell anybody but I'm at my Sisters for a little sister time and a blog break. I did sneak in and take a few minutes to look at your blog and I'm so glad that I did! Your fall decor isn absolutely stunning! Here in the mountains of WV I'm seeing lots of pretty fall colors and decorations.
I'll be back to posting in a few days.


A Cottage Muse said...

Now I remember where I left my jewelry ~ hee hee!! Looks so lovely Debra!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a beautiful living room! Gorgeous -- I can see why you don't need to do much from season to season -- it's lovely just as it is.

The big urn with the pumpkin -- adorable! And I love the half-urns on the mantelpiece. Perfect for MY narrow mantel, too -- so if you ever get tired of them, sling them over my way.

Beautiful! And just "enough."

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your touches of Fall! I really like the touches of bling you added to the table vignettes. So Pretty!
Enjoy your week.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such beautiful Fall decor, Debbie! Love it.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wow! Everything is beautiful!!

Shelly said...

Ohhhhh Debra, looks so nice! Love the Cinderella Pumpking on the Urn (those Cinderella Pumpkins always remind me of the dear Deb Bock of Garden Party,,,she introduced me to them!)

Love the Urns you found! Fabulous! And the Sanctuary sign is wonderful!

Hope you are having a good week, busy getting ready for the Ruffles and Rust Show!

Hugs and Love,

Shirley said...

Debra, You have a beautiful living room with all of the fall colors. It looks so inviting. I can just imagine what it will look like at Christmas time with the fireplace lit. I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing the wonderful pictures that you share with us. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is beautiful, Debra, and your fall decor makes it even more cozy! I love the dried flowers on your mantel and the half urns...what a lucky find! They look perfect!


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Your fall decor is so beautiful. I love how elegant it looks.

Sue said...

I think all of us in this business are "tweakers" in a non-drug related way! We just can't let our stuff just "be"! I know I'm exactly that way, then go to my store and do the same thing. I LOVE all your photos, as always.

Take care, Sue

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Debra everything is just beautiful, love your Fall decor!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Fabulous, Debra!
I love your pumpkin and urn, and that sign from Dore is just perfect!


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wonderful post! your living room is so gorgeous- love the fall decor on your mantle!


Rebecca said...

Love all your cast iron urns-especially the first one! Beautiful room!

Marie said...

Hi Debra - This is my first visit to your blog and your house is just UH-MAZING! Love all your fall decor, so warm and inviting.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your room looks beautiful. I love the touches of fall Debra!

BitsAndPieces said...

Debra, your decorating style is fantastic! I can't help but pore over each gorgeous photo.


Ticking and Toile said...

Your home looks so warm & wonderful!! And I LOVE your BEAMS!!!!! Wowee girl!!


shari @ little blue deer said...

Your mantle is stunning! Like out of a magazine! I love to change out my little accessories for fall, too, that pumpkin is darling! Love your little world, so happy to be your newest follower!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debra, This is such a pretty room and I love the tall fireplace and the beams. I also have a narrow mantle and it makes it hard to decorate. The half urns are fabulous and the pumpkins in the urns are so cute.
Hugs, Sherry

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love your urns with the pumpkins...I do that too and I always think it looks so good showing them off like that. Your vaulted ceiling and the beams are great...you lucky girl! I have become one of your followers.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I had to do a double take on those half urns....Goodwill boy we must have a different Goodwill here because I would never find anything that nice in our local store.
Good for you!

Love all that you've done btw,

Denise said...

Your living room is gorgeous. I really had to take my time and explore all of the wonderful eye candy. Such beautiful autumn vignettes!

trash talk said...

Debra, that painting is perfect...your home is a sanctuary!
Love the way the ceiling is reflected in the mirror. UM...can you find me a pair of those half urns at the GoodWill...I love them! All I ever find is baby clothes and not cute ones even.
P.S. Being with family is reaffirming...especially when you need them the most.

Privet and Holly said...

Somehow, I just KNEW
that you had beamed
ceilings! And I love
Dore, too; that sign
was meant for you!
xx Suzanne

Karen, aka "Kitten" said...

Hi, Deb. Saw your comment on Natasha's site (5 minutes for me) and came here. Wow! The way you decorate is the way I do-in my dreams! Now I'm on my way over to your Bible study blog. blessings on your day!

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