Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Nesting

Welcome Fall! Today I'm joining Rhondi @ Rose Colored Glasses to join in the fun of her Fall Party.

No one is more ready to Welcome Fall than I am. This has been our hottest summer on record, and today, the last day of summer, the high was 96. The weather people tell us that a cool front is moving in tonight. We may actually usher in Fall with temps in the 70s. Rain is also in the forecast. Hurray!

If you joined me for Metamorphosis Monday this week, you already know that I've begun to do a little Fall nesting around our home. (Click here to see details on this fall tableau.). I plan to wait till we are into October to add some Halloween decor, but for now I've added a few fall touches here and there over the past few days.

A couple of the white pumpkins and an oversized acorn greet guest in the entry of our home.

I choose not to use the mini orange pumpkins in the setting on the dining room table. So I've scattered them about to give a bit of color elsewhere. These sit on a silver try on the hunt board in our living room.

The vibrant yellows of the sunflowers and yellow bells play off the colors in the painting that hangs above the hunt board.

I preferred using the white pumpkins with the green and gold veining to compliment the shawl on the dining room table, but mixing the orange ones into this group makes for a nice contrast.

I put the remainder of the little mini pumpkins in this brass compote and set it in the bay window.

The painting above the mantel provides a visual salute to fall. I like the simplicity of the wooden boxes and assortment of pear shaped items.
The patina of the wooden boxes and pears adds a bit of warmth below the painting.

The pair of French faience vases on either side are from Desvres.

We have an oak bench that is home to seasonal pillows. The pumpkin is made of felt and the larger one is hooked wool.

This pillow is a favorite with the rooster perched among the pumpkins and sunflowers.

There are a few more fall touches out on the sun porch and in the morning room off our kitchen, but I'll save that for another time. Thanks for stopping in today to help greet the beginning of a new season. Please leave a comment below so I know who was here for the party.

Then click Rhondi's @ The Rose Colored Glasses to see a list of others who are participating in today's Welcome Fall party.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh Sarah,
    Your fall decorating is just beautiful, the pumpkins, flowers & all your pretty accessories are gorgeous and you make it all seem so easy to achieve.

  2. Hi Sarah...

    Stopping back by for Rhondi's "Welcome Fall Party"! My friend, I am really enjoying all of your fabulous Fall accents! I visited your Fall Tableau post...what a lovely vignette! I think that using a pretty silver tray is one of my favorite accessories to decorate just lends an elegance that is uncomparable! Your scarf in its beautiful coppery colors is simply really just makes that beautiful vignette! Ohhh...and I love your fresh flowers...the orange lilies are perfect for Fall!!!

    Love those big pumpkins with the black birds...darling! Also was really admiring your autumny pillows...I don't think I've ever seen a felt pillow like your pumpkin pillow's unique! Your home is so beautiful all dressed in its Fall finery...thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
    Chari had asked whether or not the little miniature acorns were real or not...they are! I've never seen any worms...thank God! Hehe!

  3. All your Fall fixin's are beautiful, but I'm always drawn to sunflowers. They just make me happy.:) And I've fallen in love with your bench!

  4. Your home looks beautiful in Fall decor! All so elegant! I love it.
    All the best,

  5. Sarah, everything is charming!!!! You have done a wonderful job and all your accessories are so soft and elegant. I love, love the mini pumpkins you have scattered around. Wow, I need to just stare for a while. Lovely!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  6. Sarah you are way ahead of me, in fact I don't do as much decorating as I once did when the children were home. This inspires me though.
    Great job, beautiful!

  7. Sunflowers are my FAV, so I love your pillow and pumpkin with those. All of your Fall finery is beautiful.

  8. Hi Sarah
    You have a talent for understated elegance. I love all the mini pumpkins and how you've placed them in different spots. I love the pillow on your bench. Thanks for joining the party.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  9. Hi Sarah! Oh, your home is so beautiful! I love your pumpkins and flowers. Every little vignette is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie and happy fall!
    Shelia ;)

  10. Stopping by from the Fall party. I LOVE those seasonal pillows...they are gorgeous. Love all the pumpkins you have used in your vignettes.

  11. Everthing is so beatuifully fall...ish. So pretty and I really enjoy your blog.

  12. Sarah, Do you help people decorate? Would love to have you help with my house...


  13. All of your fall vignettes are beautiful, but I do believe my favorite is the one of the tray on your dining room table. I've got a silver tray just like that, and never thought to use it for a centerpiece like that. Great idea! And the shawl is so beautiful.

  14. Oh what beautiful decor and vignettes! ... I was hooked right from the pumpkins and crows at the top. I love what you have over and on your fireplace -- lovely. A winner all the way through!

  15. Hi Sarah,

    Stopping by for the fall party. Love your beautiful fall decor.


  16. Sarah, your decorations are gorgeous! It all looks so beautiful, and perfect for this time of year. What a treat it must be to come home every day to your home. Happy Fall!
    xo Lidy

  17. Sarah I love those big pumpkins with the black where did you find them...Loved seeing all you fallness my friend...just wonderful...May you have a great week...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. Hi Sarah the photos are really lovely and I agrree with everyone simply gorgeous! I truly enjoy it.
    Wonderful post.
    I will look around the Fall party that you mentioned.
    I haven't seen autumn yet, the only season that I haven't experienced in my life.
    We only have two season around here the Wet and the Dry season.

  19. Happy fall! What lovely pictures! I love the painting above the mantel and the hooked wool pillow. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Such pretty pretty pictures ! I just love that crow/punkin picture !

  21. This is awesome
    love the crows and pumpkins best of all

    barbara jean

  22. I love your white pumpkins. The pictures are so lovely. Happy Fall!


  23. Sarah, how gorgeous all of it is and your home too. I love the way you gather little vignettes on trays. Your fireplace mantel is stunning. It looks like a photo from a decor magazine. laurie

  24. You need to post all of your beauties to my Celebrate the Holidays party next Wed.
    and you know I face the same problem-what to work on.


  25. I missed this one, glad I'm seeing it now. I've enjoyed seeing your fall decor, very elegant!


  26. Ninety six? HOLY COW! It was sooooo cold, windy and rainy here today. I'm never thrilled with 96 degrees, but today I would have LOVED it!

    Your fall displays are just delish!

    Warm blessings,


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