Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekend Inspiration and Fall Favorites

I'm totally dating myself here, but when I was thinking about a title for this post other than "Weekend Inspiration" the phrase "Wayback Machine" just popped into my head. If you're under 55 there's a good chance this will fly right past you, but since this is a post I'm sharing of some of my favorite Fall posts and pics from the past, somehow it fit. (do you remember Mr. Peabody the Dog and his sidekick Sherman on Rocky and Bullwinkle and his WayBack Machine?)

OK, enough of the oldies but goodies, cartoons that is...

I regularly find myself going back through my photo files for inspiration, hitting posts that were about the same time of year as would be current. I like to see what I was doing, and I LOVE doing it to other blogs, especially Fall themed posts. Now that I'm on Instagram I do the same thing there. If you've had an IG page for more than a year I'm all over the Fall pic posts.

I never tire of seeing the same photos, because each time they give me something new to think about and admire or inspire me to try. That would explain my magazine hoarder mentality that keeps boxes full of them and drags them out every year. Note: Mostly these are Fall and Christmas editions or old copies of Victoria Magazine.

So here are a few posts and pics from the past Autumns; several different Autumns, and sometimes the same pieces, just used in different spaces.

Vintage Vignette on the Coffee Table
more fun with my Squirrel Buddy

Nature Inspired Urn

A How-to on remaking vintage owls.

Styling the Buffet for Fall

Time to get back to the present, friends.

I'm working on pics of the First Fall Front Porch
to share with you this week.

We'd love to see you come join in on the
All About Home Link Party
that has Fall in full swing!

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home
Homestyle Gathering at Serving Up Southern  
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
 Style Showcase at Shabby Fufu  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. The baskets, plaid blankets, and gold leaf pumpkin are my favorites here. I love referring to old magazines too, but I think you may be more organized than I am about it! Your exuberance for fall decorating is an inspiration. Happy weekend!

  2. I love going back into my old posts from different homes too. It is fun to see and remember what we did in the past. I love all your past fall decor and present. Happy Weekend.

  3. I don't want to get back to the present! Especially after seeing this blog! I'm in love all over again with your blogs of the past. Your use of naturals is exquisite and I would like for my home to look like this year around. Debra, would you consider bringing this style back in to some of your present blog posts? I would love to see more. Sure enjoyed going back and looking at Common Ground the way it used to be!

  4. Always loved how you style all your goodies and treasures!! We must be related.....I also am a magazine hoarder.....have them in boxes with labels for the seasons!!! Esp. love Early American Life and Colonial Homes....

    The wayback machine....oh, how funny, I even found a Rocky/Bullwinkle watch for my oldest son...hope he still has it after all this time!!

    Happy Fall.....Cleo

  5. Beautiful vignettes and styles at your home dear friend. I miss the old times of blogging styles and your Common Ground is one of the ones. Many wonderful bloggers have left too.
    Lots of inspiration, magazine worth.
    Happy Fall, my fav season.

  6. Debra, you always have a warm and beautiful home...with touches of fun and color...always have enjoyed your blog for the last 6-7 years. Nice to see you having fun in your new home, too.

  7. Love every single vignette and fall inspiration photo! So many great ideas. Pinned!

  8. I love looking back at my old seasonal posts as well. You have a ton of gorgeous vignettes and fall decor through the years! I'm going to check out your owl post, I have two thrift store owls I've been meaning to paint...thanks for sharing all your inspiring posts with Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  9. I find sooo much inspiration here, Debra! Thanks again for sharing at Share Your Style and I am happy to share your table with the lovely all white pumpkins in the white box at SYS #229 this week. I may have shared it before now, but that's okay as it still fits my style. :)

    P.S. Can you tell me where you found your dining room chandelier? Looks like there is a similar one out in the entryway, too. Are they Kathy Ireland, by chance?? I do NOT like the more contemporary style chandy we have in this new house and yours is perfect! You know how I like to decorate mine for the seasons... I am having chandelier withdrawl!

    Thanks so much and happy getting your backyard done. Saw your porch post!
    Barb :)


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