Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Early Fall Entry with a Vintage Botanical Print

Hello Friends, time for an Early Fall look in the Entry since we're midway into September. The entry console changes up frequently as do most areas of the house. When we first looked at the house, now 4 years ago, the wall paper in the entry (and Dining Room) really pulled me in with it's traditional neutral taupe stripe. 

This space is light filled most of the year and times of day, so it's always a lovely background for  seasonal and holiday decor. The wallpaper pattern is so subtle I can use anything and any pattern with it. A white chair rail with Agreeable Gray paint below keeps it from being too busy.

I have a variety of vintage prints with frames that I love to use as a backdrop for whatever season I might be decorating for. This time of year, in early Fall, I usually end up with this vintage pear botanical print. It's golds, reddish rusts, and greens set the stage for a small vignette alongside.

Since there were apples and pears as subject matter in this print, I thought I'd use my concrete pear trio on the vintage paper mache tray. My daughter gave me this Voluspa Candle from Anthropologie last year. I love it's delicate amber embossed glass holder with a subtle Pumpkin Spice aroma.

I love using trays to corral smaller items on a table. Multiple small things can look lost if I'm not careful. I have a few of these vintage paper mache trays that I've picked up at fleas and vintage markets. This little cottage piece with delicate colors is from Japan probably from the 40's or 50's. They all say they're "Alcohol Proof" on the back, so I guess they were used for a vanity table with perfumes or for sitting beverages on a coffee table or cart. 

Sunflowers are still a staple early this season, so they are part of my faux floral arrangement here in this "French Country" look cachepot. I found this vase several years ago after my real Italian one took a devastating tumble. Hydrangeas, sunflowers and a few Fall leaves mix with some sticks and cat tails in this early Fall arrangement.

An olive green and cream stripe linen wired ribbon add a little finishing touch on the vase and a bit of faux bittersweet decorates the mirror.

I've been working on putting the Fall front porch together this last week. I still have to find a few mums and pumpkins, but I did get pillows out and the wicker door basket together. I wanted to use a double ribbon with orange burlap and a smallish black/white Buffalo Check wired ribbon. I'll be sharing the front porch decked for Autumn soon. This is the season my "Bittersweet" front door really makes a statement!

Since it's hard to get a good pic of the front door with all the glare,
I thought I'd grab a couple of shots of the basket here in the Entry.

Hope you're having a great week, I'm going through a week long neurological assessment which I've been waiting to do for years. Keep a good thought and please say a prayer we can get an accurate diagnosis. I'll fill you all in when I know more. 

Hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
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 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design 


  1. Love the print. I love that neutrals give us the ability to add color when needed. Looking good for Fall Debra. xoxo Kris

  2. I just adore your style and those pears are wonderful, did you make them?

  3. Really pretty entry vignette, Debra. I love those pears and keeping hoping some cross my path in an estate sale sometime. Praying for you for definitive answers and plan of treatment.

  4. That's a gorgeous print and such a wonderful welcoming sight!

  5. Hi will be praying that your analysis will give you the answer that you need.

  6. Love the basket, the apple print has great fall colors

  7. My favorite part?.That gorgeous strand of bittersweet!


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