Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fall, Y'all!

As summer's wildflowers fade away and golden rod and spider lilies start cropping up along roadsides, my thoughts turn to decorating for fall, and I just can't wait to replace my summer accessories with my fall decor. In fact, I began thinking about it back in August, and wrote a post called To Everything There is a Season ... Decorating Transitions.

I'd like to share with you a few of the changes I've made for fall using a combination of some old accessories and a few new ones.

This is the spring and summer wreath that hung on our porch door ...

And my fall wreath ...

"Summer" breakfast area ...

"Fall" breakfast area ...

Fall centerpiece for breakfast table ...

Summer fireplace ...

Fireplace featuring fall decor ...

The gourds are the ones featured in my recent post called Stained Gourds -- A Fall Decorating Project, and some of them are shown in my header above.

The following pictures are "before and after" vignettes showing more of the changes I made for fall ...

Our game table in the breakfast area ...

A chest in my living room ...
(summer is on the left, fall on the right) ...

And my summer and fall centerpieces
for our dining room table ...

Apples are always an easy and inexpensive way to add color to a room, and I enjoy these in my old scale on my kitchen island ...

I love sunflowers and "brown-eyed susans" in the fall, and added these bouquets to the baskets on my front doors ...

I've already seen some beautiful and unique fall decorating ideas on several blogs, and hope you will post yours if you haven't already. It's always interesting and fun to see how decorating styles and materials used in decorating differ in other areas of the country.

Sincerely,


16 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful Janie! I've done a little fall decorating and hope to do a little more tomorrow. This is my favorite season. :) blessings, marlene

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Fall decor, Janie!

Our weather is definitely feeling like Fall. We're enjoying every bit of it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Janie, Everything is just beautiful! I just love your home! My favorite was the little old basket on the table! :) ~Rhonda

nikkicrumpet said...

Ya'll just put me to shame. I was gonna post my silly attempt and then I see what everyone else does and I think sheeeesh I suck at this lol. I love how you scatter little touches all over your home for each season. I think that's so cool and it keeps things fresh and interesting. I'll never have my stuff that together!

Tracey said...

LOVE your fall wreath on the door, did you make it? It's so pretty :)

Robyn said...

Janie, thank you for sharing your fall home "change-over" with us. It's the details that make a difference and I love them all. I only wish it felt like fall here in Central California. It was in the 90's today. Seems like we jump from summer to winter and back again with just a small taste of winter and spring in between. Thanks for the home decor inspiration.

Robyn said...

I forgot to thank you for the close-up pic of your lovely scale. I couldn't get a good enough view of it at Rate My Space and I really need to have one of those on my breakfast bar.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Just gorgeous...all of it! I LOVE that scale!

Brown-Eyes said...

Your home is beautiful...I loved the little baskets on the doors.
;-) Bo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Your home is beautiful and elegant. I love the changes you have made!

The wreath and the scales with the apples are my favorites.

Nester is having a blog party....your post would be a perfect addition....you can find the link on my blog if you are interested!

Have a great day,
Diane

nikkicrumpet said...

Good Morning Janie....thanks for the sweet comments on my post. I did get the stool done...I have a pic on the post before this last one. Ya gotta come see it...I used toile and it turned out pretty spiffy. Have a great day!

Shelia said...

Oh, what fall beautifulness you have! I love your subtle changes from summer to fall. Your home is very lovely!
From one southern gal to another ~ Happy Fall Ya'll!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Janie, your home is looking beautiful for fall!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Janie! That's the beauty of your home every season looks gorgeous. Once again, Simple Elegance! Love all of your arrangements and am inspired to get going and arrange my stuff! Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Lovely. I started doing mine last week-end. I love the punch of orange in the house, Fall decorating to me is as good as XMas decorating. I love the Harvest theme.

You have such a pretty home.

Kathy :)

Cottage Rose said...

Janie I love your before and after photos. Your home is so beautiful and so welcoming not stuffy. You used just the right touches of fall color in each of your rooms, they look so chic. You did a wonderful job.
Thanks for sharing;

Hugs;
Alaura