Friday, October 14, 2011

Our home and fireplace mantel jazzed up for AUTUMN

 

I'm a fall girl for sure.  These months from now through Christmas make me giddy like a little girl.  I thrive on all things COZY.  I appreciate the warmth inside and the crisp outside.  I really start to get my homemaker on during this season with extra nutmeg and cinnamon!

Our home is made over for autumn with lots of cozy warmth and symbols of harvest season. 


The kids helped too.  As soon as I pulled out the fall decor box, Dakotah dove into it and carried his found treasures outside.  He pulled out a color appropriate big water cooler and decorated for fall!



Cameron got creative and labeled our outside dining chairs by writing letters on leaves to spell our names.



 I collected these aspen leaves on a recent weekend getaway we made to Telluride, Colorado.



A collection of pumpkin minis in a farmhouse basket.

We have an old antique cart for our coffee table, topped with a collection of pumpkins and squash on top of an Amish quilt piece.



Our mantel has the most beautifully colored pumpkins:
cream with veins of soft greys and greens.
It's all so peaceful.
L.O.V.E.






 


 

 



 

Don't forget to plant your spring bulbs!
Mine are in the bag, ready to go in the ground...


Trading bright colors in 
for the burnt colors of autumn. 


Books are always part of my home sweet home decor. 
I picked a handful that had fall colors to display. 


Most of you know that I keep childrens' books within reach.  We gathered some fall stories and filled our bucket with them.




You'll be seeing a lot of yarn now! 
I'm brand new at KNITTING!
I finally decided that I was old enough to learn how to knit. {wink}

Pretty fall colors...
soon to be fingerless gloves... 


I made this super snuggly hat for the colder months. 


I think big yarn and chunky knits are super fun!  I used some super sized needles and made this bulky grey table runner.


A rustic wood box loaded with nuts...



I found this antique pastry cutter at a local basket weaver's shop.  The weaver wove a basket into the old pastry cutter.  How creative is that?!


My Mom surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of fresh AUTUMN flowers the other day. Most of you know that fresh cut flowers are a top favorite of mine!



Acorns are my decor of choice for fall.  I think they're simply adorable and I use them in decor as often as possible.



That's a full circle on our home sweet home.  Coming up in the next post, I'll be sharing about a pretty project that is very easy to create: Pressed Leaf Garland.



For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.

Edwin Way Teale
 
This post is linked to: DIY SHOWOFF Savvy Seasons by Liz, Home Stories Halloween Mantel Party, Under the Table & Dreamin, Think Pink Sundays, Seasonal SundaysMet Monday, Making the World Cuter, Tuesday Tutorials and Tips, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tip Junkie, Get Your Craft On, Home Decorating and Organizing Party Works for Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Transformation Thursday, House of H, Tablescape Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff,   Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, Frugal Friday, I'm Lovin It, Tickled Pink, Friday Flair, Design Dazzle, Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up DIY by Design


Finding Fall with Folk


The DIY Show Off

42 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Lisa! I love all your Autumn decorations but your mantle is my favorite! Thanks for sharing the photos of your lovely home.

b. said...

I love acorns too and think they are adorable!

very cozy and warm post!

i love the table runner you made... pretty blue color and i like the chunkiness of it.

the flowers you mom gave you are sooo pretty!

i love also love your mantle. it is very simple and pretty.

thank you for the fun tour. wish i could see it in person!! xo.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lisa...you amaze me! Your fall decor is just beautiful, very natural and peaceful! I love everything in this post. I am excited to see how you make these pressed leaves!!

XO,
Jane

Jessica Loukota Leimback said...

I look forward to your new holiday ideas! Love the tones this year and love the table runner the best!

shopannies said...

great looks my favorite the orange thermos thanksgiving look come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

OOOO I so want your coffee table! And I love the table runner. Great decorating

The Tablescaper said...

Your autumn decor is awesome! Hope you'll bring it to Seasonal Sundays!

-The Tablescaper

Natasha in Oz said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting. I love your use of organic and natural elements. everything looks gorgeous!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Jenny said...

Girl, girl, girl! You have style!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE. Your coffee table grabbed me for certain! I love your simplistic style... very natural and clean approach.

Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 103

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150406433046141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Kendra said...

I LOVE how simple, yet elegant your decor looks...Beautiful! Autumn is my Favorite time of year to decorate and yet I have not purchased one pumpkin this season...moving has wiped me out! But, I think I had forgotten about the "Simple Life" of living and THANK YOU for sharing and reminding me, I don't have to over do it!!

PS. I also LOVE the table runner..I've recently thought about learning to knit or crochet myself=) Great Job!

Elisa at home sweet nest said...

I love your decorating style! So beautiful but not cluttered! Very tasteful!
Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Elisa

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous mantel, Lisa! But I'm soooo swooning over your coffee table! :)

xoxo laurie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic fall post!Your home turned out great and gorgeous autumn colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have beautiful fall decor. It's my favorite time of year too.

Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

Great ideas! I especially love the knit table runner. Such a unique and homey idea!

Jane said...

Very lovely. It's especially fun to see how the boys got into decorating. It's contagious!!!

Saw my first colored leaves this weekend, in Alabama. It was truly exciting for us!
J

The Tablescaper said...

So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

June Scott said...

Wow, Lisa! So much beauty and creativity to comment on! I love the pumpkin in a frame -cute! and acorns are a favorite of mine too - what could be more adorable for fall! The table runner you made is gorgeous and I love the way you paired it with the candles and nuts! Thanks for sharing your lovely decorated spaces! So inspiring!

Sarah said...

Your home is beautiful. Love the simplicity of your decorating. Your mantle is gorgeous.

Alexis said...

So many great ideas! I love the knit table runner...great idea since I can crochet- but only things that are square or rectangle :)

Amber said...

Adorable decorations! Thank you for sharing!
-amber@defrumpme.com

ireminisces said...

Thank you for sharing, like the scenery..

ReFresh ReStyle said...

love all the peaceful fall decor!
Debbie

J's mom said...

Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Peggy

Life With Lucy said...

You are so cute and creative! I love EVERYTHING in your house. I love simple and more elegant fall decor, and you did everything so well. I love the mantle and the rustic wooden box. And that antique pastry cutter is so cool. You put so much detail into everything. Your coffee table is so fun too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Absolutely perfect in it's simplicity! Love that your boys got in on the fun-- isn't it funny to see how they process the seasons?
Visiting from HOH~
Heidi
http://www.heidimilton.com

Sue Frazier said...

what a beautiful home you have! i love the coffee table and l=the wood box wit all the little niches where you put small pumpkins!! found you from the shabby chic cottage blog!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Lisa,
Love that cart turned into a coffee table! I also like how your children got into the action of decorating for fall. And that acorn-shaped basket with the real acorns spilling out is fabulous. Enjoyed the tour very much.

Leanne said...

Hi Lisa! I love all your Fall decor. Thanks for linking to my party. I featured this on my facebook fan page today. You can grab a button if you like. I hope you and your family have a beautiful weekend.

Michelle said...

This is beautiful!

Jessabells said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. BTW, where do you find greenish pumpkins?

Jessica

Anne said...

I love those colors!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Very nice! I adore your coffee table!!!

Amy said...

Wow! Love your decorations! Everything looks sooo festive and lovely! Would you share here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

Darcy Anne said...

I just, by chance, ran into your blog and am IN l-o-v-e!! I can not wait to read more!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Lisa, everything looks so warm and inviting...perfect for fall. You're such a great decorator! I love it! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

eloifarr said...

I love all the creativity going on. You're so lucky to have such an imaginative family! I love what you've done with the fireplace. If you keep on top of things you may not have to call for chimney repairs.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Those pumpkins on your mantle are truly amazing! just perfect! I love acorns too, I just can't make myself go acorn hunting! Are you able to keep them year after year, or do they disintegrate or mold?

Homa Style said...

Beautiful pictures! And I love the decorated orange water cooler!
I would love to invite you to Homa Style's No Orange Autumn Display Link Party going on now.
Here's the link... http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/09/25/no-orange-autumn-decor/
Hope to see your home there!

Karen said...

WOW everything is beautiful.

Leslie Harvey said...

WOW! LOVE your fall decor! I think my fave is the cute little cart with all the fun fall books for the kiddos! I may have to copy this idea! lol. Good luck on the FOLK link up! - Leslie