Sunday, October 1, 2023

September Styling in the Sitting Area

Did someone say that September is almost over? What? Where did September go? It seems like it was just yesterday that I was celebrating the fact that August was in the rear view mirror. 

Like many of you, Fall is my favorite time of year. I tend to jump headfirst into Fall décor and each few weeks fall looks change up with quilts, pillows, and vintage accessories. September tends to be lighter and brighter, and as the calendar changes and as we head deeper in to fall, colors deepen and textures change. 

Changing up the Garden Room sitting area is always one of the first places I start with new seasonal decor. I decide on a quilt and pillow for the wicker settee, then work from there. This was one of my earlier tries on the coffee table with the rusty pumpkin colored watering can. After a day or two it seemed too visually heavy for the coffee table so I started over on that side.

I always know what I have in mind, but putting it together sometimes takes awhile. I tried several different items here on the table and would live with them a day or two, then decide they weren't cutting it, so I'd try something else. 

So next I tried this vintage chalk fruit topiary and liked the lighter visual, but then felt it looked a bit strange just sitting out there in outer space. Nope, not going to work there.

One of my favorite pieces for any season is this large white wicker demi-john that I found several years ago. To bring a little "fall" into the look I added some faux garland and a few vintage flower pots.

Then I subtracted a bit from this tole tray and metal basket combination to pare it down a little. I love these little fall colored bottle brush trees to add some extra fun to Autumn vignettes.

Okay, I finally felt like things are balanced out.

The bench/coffee table and the wicker settee are just part of the overall grouping here in the Garden Room. The Holiday Cupboard, Baker's Rack, an antique Eastlake library table, and a wicker rocker also make up this fun and cozy  gathering place. 

The dried sunflower wreath is a staple during August and September, and this season it's here on the closed doors of the Holiday Cupboard.

A peek inside shows it's full of transferware, vintage chipmunk figurines, and pear branches. The green works with the brown transferware for a fun vintage harvest look. You can find the Holiday Cupboard for Early Fall HERE.

The lovely artful "Cathedral Windows" coverlet was made by my Mother-in-Law, back in the 90's when she was at her peak. Rust, creams, and browns bring the colors of fall together in a light and bright covering.

I found this adorable birds-on-a-branch lumbar pillow this spring at my friend's shop, Sweet Magnolia Farm.

Next week I'll be joining a group where we share our Fall Front Porches. I finally got with the program and updated my door basket, pillows and mums. Heirloom pumpkins are literally not to be found locally this season. I'm still hunting!
Thanks for coming by friends, October will be a fun month!

Here are a few more posts from Fall in the sitting area of the Garden Room.

>joining in here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
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,  
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,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at County Road 407


  1. Looks lovely as always Debra. We are still in summer mode here in Illinois. Going to be in the 80's this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs. Kris

    1. Hey Kris, we have a few days in the 80's and then back down to the low 70's which I'm ready for. Happy October tomorrow!!

  2. I wish I had more wall space, I'd be looking for a nice cupboard to display seasonal things like you do! I love the way you audition pieces - and share with us the ones that didn't make the cut. I think that's harder than people realize, knowing which pieces to keep in the vignette. I used the link to visit your friend's shop on Etsy, loved it! So many cute vintage and antique pieces. Now I'm going back in your blog to find the instructions on making a "vintage" seed box, I know I saw it somewhere here! Jan in MA

    1. Hi Jan, Thanks for the encouragement!! I'm not ever sure if readers are interested in the process. But it always takes me several tries to get where I want to be. Glad you went by Sara's shop. She has so many great vintage pieces. And making the seed boxes are so fun; just finding the right seed graphics for the back. You ought to be able to find some good pieces on Etsy to download if nothing else. Thanks for coming by. Deb

  3. This is so pretty. I especially love your cabinet and quilt on the love seat but the arrangements are beautiful too. I love seeing process. I don't know why but it's always interesting to see the steps people go through to get just what they want!

  4. Gaaah! I can't imagine having such an adorable space to spend time. The colors, the coziness, the vintage pieces - all perfect in my opinion and perfectly fall!

  5. Your sitting area looks lovely, as always, Debra! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! Your post is featured at this week's party! Pinned!


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