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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Window Box Centerpiece for Fall

Hello Everyone, 

I wanted to share what I've been doing in the Dining Room to bring in some Fall color. Since I started using this old window box as my centerpiece on the Dining Room Table late last Spring, I've been trying to keep it looking "natural". That can be hard to do since I use faux ivy and flowers in it, but right now I'm just enjoying those wonderful muted Fall colors, trying to keep it simple.


I did have to add in a few orange leaves just to get a little fix.


I don't know if you can tell, but this is a REALLY BIG window box. OK, how many of you more mature people out here remember Ed Sullivan saying "it's going to be a really big sheeeew"? I know, I'm more mature...but that's what this is..."a really big window box"!  So I have faux ivy, some styrofoam, leaf garland, and then because my pumpkins kept disappearing to the bottom, I grabbed some heavy brown paper grocery bags and wadded them up underneath...sheesh.


at least now my pumpkins aren't doing a disappearing act.



I've had these two inspiration images in my files forever.
I'm sorry, I don't have the original sources, 
but love their natural look in the old chippy window boxes.





and this great version from October Southern Living Magazine
Here's mine, no watering involved.






My little cement boy cherub (that I found at the flea for $15) has joined in on the Fall Festivities. I've seen reproductions of him lately, but this little man in the real deal. and super heavy... heavy like...do I really want him on the table, kinda heavy.


I'm working on the sitting area and Holiday Cupboard in the lower level today, so I'll be sharing that soon. My curiosity cabinet has been fun putting together this year. Ahhhhh... it's been wonderful here these last two days. sunny and in the 70's.
Fall's a comin'!
(just a little Missouri-speak for ya')


I'll be sharing at these parties this week:

Thrifty Finds at Southern Hospitality
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
xoxo,
last night I had my first Starbucks Pumpkin Latte 
of the season,
yum!

81 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Your windowbox is so pretty Debra, I just love it!... I want to re~do my daddy's old tool caddy I linked to your Fall posts last year in some more muted Autumn colors, like yours... loving the white pumpkins too!...of course I remember Ed Sullivan too... infact, I first saw Elvis Presley on it when I was a little girl!... it's fun being "mature"... we grew up in a much more innocent time... have fun with your Autumn decorating!... xoxo Julie Marie PS do you have any of your pretty rhinestone key pendants with a little squirrel on them?... or an acorn or such?

Salmagundi said...

The window box is great, especially with the brown transferware. Happy Fall!! Sally

Theresa said...

Perfect for your table:) Have a blessed COOL Sunday morning, HUGS!

Penny Phillips said...

I love your window box center piece! Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs, Penny

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Debra! You have certainly gotten a lot of use with this window box. I've had that same disappearing problem with my wood tote and I used some paper shred. The white pumpkins works so well with the rest of your decor.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh I love that look. Are all your pieces faux? Thanks for sharing.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The window box centerpiece is so pretty on your table, along with the heavy angel, (maybe too heavy for the table) and the beautiful tureen.
Have a blessed Sunday.
FABBY

Kelly said...

That centerpiece is so pretty and unique. I like large centerpieces on a table. I know you will enjoy your dining room even more this year with your new slipcovers.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Just beautiful Debra!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

I love how your centerpiece turned out The leaves and hydrangeas make a nice, muted contrast. Beautiful! ~Roberta

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Lovely , lovely... Happy Sunday. Ciao for now...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I love it! Oh, it is so pretty...you did a great job!!

sweet violets said...

That is beautiful!!! I love oversize containers...love Fall....bring it on!!!!

Bohemian said...

I too Love Decorating for Fall and the upcoming Holiday Seasons. Waiting for our Weather to Cool off again and revel in all of the Activities the changing Seasons bring!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Amy Kinser said...

Your beautiful filled windowbox looks great on your table. Your dining room is gorgeous.

You just put me in the mood for a pumpkin spice latte. My son got me a 25 dollar Starbucks gift card for my birthday so now I am set. Thanks for the prompting.

Blessings, friend.

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty and so inspiring...I love the muted colors!

XO,
Jane

20 North Ora said...

Debra - Love your centerpiece!! Those white pumpkins are so pretty.

Judy

ARSHE BONY said...

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TeapotsAndWhatNots said...

SO cute! You've inspired me to get started on my Fall things. Thanks for sharing your adorable idea.

~Jillian
Teapots & What-Nots

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the old window box decorated for Fall...so very pretty!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
Love your Autumn Window box!!! Subtle shades of Fall throughout! It has been gorgeous here On Crooked Creek and we're planting mums to replace those that didn't survive the Summer's drought! (Finally, our Lowe's got them in yesterday!!!) I chose burgundy and bronze! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and your completed Fall box with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Susan said...

Your window box is so pretty! I love the natural elements you have displayed. What a creative vignette!

Charlene said...

I love what you're doing with all the fall decor! I need to get mine out. Maybe I'll start with putting my fall banner on my blog first. See... you got me off my duff. Have a great week!
Charlene

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty Debra! I love the white pumpkins in there and LOVE your dining room! Gorgeous!

Have a great day.
Pam

107 Vintage said...

It's wonderful to take the time to use some of our
inspirational photos we save and put them into action!
Love the thought that you don't have to water it
either :) Good job- pretty table...
And the Fall weather here in Texas is heading in the
right direction as well.. very encouraging to actually get out in the garage and uncover some treasures to add
to the store ! Yay !

Diana

Anne said...

Debra,
Love your window box! Looks great with your natural fall decor! That statue is beautiful!
xx
Anne

shaggysheephome said...

I always shy away from faux flowers and ivy because my mom had a lot of it and It always got dusty but I am starting to dig it (in a faux dirt type of dig way....) I will always like fresh flowers but there are so many advantages to the fake flowers. . You have yours displayed soooo nicely.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

No one does fall better than you Debra! Wish I could have you come visit and help me out!!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Very, very pretty! As well as the two inspirational pics. You make me wanna go grab my old tool caddy and paint it.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Wow, it really is big and so beautiful!

Junkchiccottage said...

The window box is amazing. I love the white pumpkins. I am trying to get into fall but my flowers are hanging in there so it is hard to think about fall colors until it gets colder here. I love that center piece very cute.
Kris

Holly said...

Great inspiration to kick off fall decorating.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debra, that looks great. I love window boxes and wish I had them outside, but would have to water daily here and I am too lazy. Good idea bringing one in.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my goodness, Autumn is in the air. You have put me in the spirit. Just wonderful.

Paula

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Stunning arrangement! I just love the colors you used! So soft! Your inspiration window boxes are really beautiful... but not as beautiful as yours!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debra, this is just beautiful! The colors are lovely!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

So pretty, Debra! Your inspiration pieces are wonderful too! I just love your dining room and the window box! Stunning fall display!

BECKY said...

Oh Debra! I totally adore your version!! I love how it is almost overflowing with fall goodness! Just so lovely! You have that fabulous eye for beauty, gal!! I love that you share it with us!

Hope your week is delightful, my friend!
Big Hugs!
Becky

Katherine Wolak said...

Just loving your decor!!! The box is fantastic and your room is a dream! A gift you have for interior decor! :)

Hugs,

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Just wanted to let you know I've pinned your box to my Centerpieces board with credit to you. Please let me know if that's not ok! ~Roberta

KATHY said...

That looks so beautiful Debra!! I love it!

Kathy

Donna said...

Debra, you have such a knack for decorating. Your flower box vignette is gorgeous, and yes, I definitely remember, "a really big shewwwww!"

So glad you're enjoying beautiful weather finally. We are, too! Have a great week!!!... Donna

Bliss said...

That is beautiful, I'm gonna pin it.

~Bliss~

Roisin said...

Sooooo pretty, Debra. Love the muted fall colors and textures. Love your little cherub too but understand about him being so heavy.

Designs By Pinky said...

Just love your window box! Love the subtle, soft shades of fall. As soon as we are moved I am hoping to get SOME fall decorating done. XO, Pinky

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks gorgeous Debra!!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

This is such a perfect fall look! I'll bet it is so much fun changing it up for the seasons.

Lynn

Ms. Redo said...

Me! Me! I remember Ed Sullivan, and my favorite thing he ever said was, "The Beatles!!!" Wow, I remember that Sunday night like it was yesterday. I love your big window box all decorated for fall. Yay! Mary

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful window box! Wish I could find an old chippy one. Guess I will have to make it. As always you do a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing, Karie

CAS said...

Oh, Debra, that is so gorgeous! Wow, it is huge, but you've done such a great job of decorating it!

CAS

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love this, the white pumpkins really shine! A great look for fall. Jean

bj said...

This looks wonderful. Gave me some ideas on what to do with my window box outside.
I may put a flat board on the top and sit faux pumpkins and etc. on it until winter...then, I will do faux evergreens, I guess...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. So pretty. The flowers, statue and soup tureen, all perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Style Sisters said...

So fabulous! I love how big this is and how you filled it with beautiful fall flowers and pumpkins...even if they are fake they still looks amazing! Stop by and link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share this with us.

Karin

ann k said...

Wow! Love this! Looks beautiful.

Glamorous Mommy said...

Beautiful!! I'm your newest follower visiting from Savvy Southern Style!

- Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think this is one of the prettiest fall centerpieces I have ever seen!! I just love it! It is so full and lush and beautiful!!

Style Sisters said...

Thanks for linking up...I can't stop admiring your window box and all this goodness! Thanks for linking up and sharing this with us.

Karin

Pamela said...

You always amaze me! I wish you lived near by so you could help me out with decorating. Thanx so very much for partying at my place! Hope your week is going well. off to do some pinning!:)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Debra: That is so pretty. I love the tiny splash of autumn color with the white. Just beautiful, and your whole room looks beautiful. Could you give me a steer in the right direction as to where you got you chair dresses. I've been wanting some and really haven't found the right ones..Happy Thursday..Judy

Eileen said...

It looks lovely. :)

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I love the idea of a window box on the table. You just change the contents with the season. This could solve some of my seasonal problems. Hmm...Thanks for the inspiration. It is LOVELY!

Ann said...

Visiting from Simple & Sweet Fridays, the window box is stunning. The cherub looks perfect in his new location. What a wonderful way to get the fall started.
Ann

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your window box looks stunning on your table.

Dee

thistlewoodfarm said...

Debra,

Your window box is amazing! I am so inspired by it! Would you mind if I posted a picture on my Facebook page?

Thanks for inspiring me today!
karianne

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Debra,
Love the arrangement in the window box with the white pumpkins and LOVE it as a centerpiece on your table!!
Great idea and thanks for sharing!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful fall centerpiece. I love the white pumpkins and how it looks in the window box. Fall is here!


Jody

Tricia said...

I love this! I have a vintage bread bowl that I keep on my table....thank you for the inspiration!

Pat said...

The centerpiece is exquisite Debra! Love the white box and pumpkins with leaves and ivy. Perfect!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

This is one of the prettiest arrangements I've seen! Beautiful! I'm going back to look again and do some copying :) Linda

Sherry said...

That looks fantastic Debra! Love it on your table. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It's a beautiful box Debra. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, Congrats you've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this beautiful window box. So pretty!
Have a great weekend!

Jody

Kisses1965 said...

These are all gorgeous! I used a 4 inch planter in my arrangement to hold the pumpkins up and I have heard that coconut oil is good to wipe on the leaves to refresh them.

Claire said...

Just wanted you to know I featured your autumn window box on my Saturday favs!-Have a lovely weekend-Claire

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Debra,your a rock star in my book! this Fall centerpiece is so pretty! I love your inspirations too. Thanks for joining me and sharing in the fun.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your centerpiece is stunning. LOVE it, and it's a great copycat!

Infuse With Liz said...

Wonderful job on your copycat! Yours looks fabulous on your table! I saw this picture of yours feature on a blog recently and I got some inspiration from it for a centerpiece I created and recently used for a tablescape!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Your box is really beautiful! I love the creamy whites and fall colors together. BTW, I also really like your chair covers. :)
Kelly

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