Sunday, October 24, 2021

October Garden Room and the Baker's Rack

With October slipping through our fingers, November will be here in a quick minute. Then come preparations for Thanksgiving and before we know it Christmas is on our doorstep...literally. I love late Fall and Thanksgiving, so I'm not one to skip it and move directly to Christmas. I brought out my tubs for Thanksgiving goodies and started to clear off the Baker's Rack and wicker pieces when I realized that whoops... I hadn't actually shared the Garden Room since August.  

You all know that this is my favorite time of year so I wanted to share the Garden Room, if only for my own personal blog diary. I like to photo spaces sometimes if it's only so I'll know what I do season to season and year to year. I like to look back for ideas and inspiration each season. Most of us don't run out and buy all new seasonal decorations each year. I might get a few new things, but I'm like most people, I have some fun vintage pieces that I move around and create new and different vignettes. Covid and my health have made it even more difficult to find new ideas and vintage pieces.

A couple of vignettes on the bench/coffee table...

I finally got around to trying the quintessential Fall DIY Napkin Decoupaged Pumpkin with Modge Podge earlier this season and honestly it was harder and messier than than I had planned on. I chalked it up to a "trial run" and felt like I at least gave it a try and now I know what not to do. I did two of them and by the end of the afternoon I vowed to make a plan for next year, knowing a few do's and don'ts of these little buggers.

So... back to the late Fall Garden Room...
Quilts and pillows get changed up, seasonal color comes in, 
and I grab vintage elements that work with seasonal themes.

The small plaid "backside" of a bold pattern vintage quilt has become a favorite "neutral" backdrop for many of the seasons. It has a small pattern, but doesn't overwhelm the space or compete with the pillows. Some of my fave pillows are these brown floral ones. I think it's Ballad Bouquet Sepia Brown. I use them throughout Fall and often again in January.

The Holiday Cupboard is always the focal point out here,
especially when the doors are open and all the transferware
and vintage goods call you over to take a peek.
This Fall I went for a Romantic look using old candleholders,
postcards and figural vases.

Since I started using the old pie safe as the "Holiday Cupboard",
The Baker's Rack doesn't get the attention it once did.
Now I use bigger pieces to dress it up for the holidays.
Some vintage pieces, like trays and tins are too big for the HC,
so they fit better here on these open shelves.

The orange enamel tea pot, plaid thermos, and large antique biscuit tin 
are a few of my favorite fall vintage pieces that I use each year.

This old quilt in the "Flying Geese" pattern is another fall staple.
And I've mentioned so many times how indigo ticking goes with everything.
Such a fun neutral!!!

It's raining cats and dogs right now, and looks like dusk. At nine o'clock in the morning I had to turn lights on around the house. We bought a standing firepit this week and hopefully can get it placed this weekend. I've wanted one for years, and the graveled landscaping area out back will be the perfect spot, as it's already fireproofed. When I was a kid and every year in the fall, my Dad and brother would build a big bonfire for family parties and cookouts. I've always held that fond memory. Even though they both are in heaven, maybe a small bit of that fun autumn gathering can still be enjoyed. Plus I love smores and they just aren't the same unless eaten round a campfire!

I hope you'll come by on Monday evenings
and join in the All About Home Link Party.

joining in here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Hearth and Soul at April Harris
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
Creative Crafts Linky Party at Creatively Beth
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Happiness is Homemade at LEO Wife
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. It looks absolutely charming, Debra. Fresh and fallish all in one. I'm with you -- much as I love Christmas, one season at a time!

    One thing -- and this happened to me today so it may be a problem if you have blogger, which I do. Some of your photos aren't loading. Several noticed that on my blog today too. They read fine in preview but not when you accessed the blog like a reader. I think I fixed them, but who knows? (I just reloaded -- when I tried to look at the html it scrambled my brain!) Anyway, I saw enough to know it's lovely but wanted you to know and be aware if others mention it.

    1. Hi Jeanie, I DID notice that yesterday one or two of my pics didn't load up in older posts. I can't see it from my end on this post. If you read this reply could you check out this post again and let me know? I don't get most of the comments in my email inbox anymore, not sure why but another fun tweak of Blogger. Hope this pic problem is fixed by now. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  2. Very pretty Debra. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo

    1. thanks Kris, hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! xoxo

  3. Debra, it's always a treat to see how you decorate for the season. Autumn is a favorite for me too. I'm sad to see October end and will savor the November days. I love Christmas too, but there is something about autumn that fits my personality. Let's savor these remaining days.

  4. Love your garden room! I agree with you about the special pieces that we pull out each year and just add to them with a few new pieces. One of my favorites I bring out each year for fall is a ceramic apple of my mom's. The lid is removable and it is red on one side with yellow blending in from the other side. It is milk glass I believe as it is pure white on the inside. I have seen some in vintage and/or antique shops. My mom always kept toothpicks in hers so I do the same. Have a wonderful week and hope you can enjoy the firepit. :-)

  5. So gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  6. You have a treasure in that Flying Geese quilt! It is so lovely! I am a huge quilt fan and the simple designs of the past pull at my heartstrings! Thanks for sharing yours here!

  7. Your sunroom always lifts my spirits! And you have such great vintage pieces that work so well for fall decor, those colors! I know exactly what you mean about decoupaged pumpkins! So far I've decoupaged a flower vase, ceramic pumpkins, easter eggs and Christmas ornaments! It is difficult, but it DOES get easier! Here's to next fall! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen


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