Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Decor




Don’t you just LOVE my new Ms Pumpkin Head?  I do!  A little outing this past week to TJ Max scored this baby!  I told myself I’m not doing much for FALL DECOR as it is our year to do Christmas NOT Thanksgiving so the Christmas decorating will begin early & be intense.


It’s still HOT here in Texas so to get into the mood for FALL is difficult!  It’s not still 105 degree’s but, 90 something just doesn’t feel like FALL either. Yet, I needed a little “FIX” in decor so AWAY went all the shells & mermaids.  Out came some of the FALL goodies.

Above you can see the fireplace in my living room (that we just had refinished during our big bathroom remodel).  While we had the tile guys working in the bathroom they tore off the old builders white tile & I had them put up this beautiful white stone.  LOVE IT!  The fireplace vents to the back so we don’t have a typical mantel.  Instead a big shelf that I always like to add pretties to sits above the fireplace.  And a pretty fan shaped window to bring in the light.


A pumpkin filled with FALL colored flowers…

A few velvet pumpkins (I want to try my hand at making some of these.  Have any of you tried it yet?) again found on my TJ Max trip…  I’m thinking I need a piece of burlap crumpled under there so I don’t have such a plain/shinny surface under the pumpkin.  What do you think?

I love the vintage red glass Martini Shaker Hubby & I found in an Antique Shop near Houston.  My friend JoAnn gave me that pretty red cut crystal decanter.  It makes me think of her every time I see it.

Not much Halloween (although I LOVE it) this year but, who can pass up on of my favorite cards (above) by Susan Wheeler framed & always making me smile.


BEST FRIENDS another card sits on my counter by the kitchen that always makes me laugh (JoAnn made that for me too).


I love my witch silhouette sitting between the living area & kitchen.  This photo is taken looking into the kitchen where you see my plate stand sitting behind her. At night she is so cute with the flickering candle lit in her lantern.


Happy Haunting her cone says…


Up on top of the refrigerator is a little vignette that says “AUTUMN” spelled out in Scrabble tiles.  Does anyone else like to use these other than me?  A tea pot all crackled & crazed dated many years ago & sold by SEARS.  My Daddy (&Hubby) worked for Sears for many years so this is just sort of an old time feel good.  Vintage hotel silver tea pot found last year at one of the Flea Markets in California.  Another pumpkin filled with flowers, a vintage oil lamp (I LOVE the fluted globe on this one) ^ a beautiful “Autumn” metal plate that I won in a give away years ago from Nan.


Our little breakfast table with the vintage buffet.  The table was from my Grandmothers days of living on the farm in Iowa where my Daddy was born & raised.  One of my most precious pieces because of the “history” & stories.  Oh how I loved them both (Grandma Zella & Daddy & how I miss them so….).  The picture above the buffet is a print we brought back from North Carolina.  We love the Autumn color along the Snake River there.


Last but, not least the beautiful silver tray found at Vignette's Antique Shop during Kim’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Art Event.  I LOVE that tray & wish I’d bought more.   The glass pumpkins were from a gallery in Asheville, N.C. that hubby & I both adore.  Hope you liked the little tour of Fall here in my home.  I am enjoying the change.  Have you decorated for fall?  Leave me a comment & I’ll come visit you too. 

HUGS!  Charlene


A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks SO beautiful, Charlene! I will be getting all my Halloween stuff out this week...can't wait! Hope it cools down for you soon, my friend!


Honey Lamb and I said...

Yes it IS hard to get into the mood of fall when it is so HOTTTTT! It is here in OKC too!!! However, your house looks great:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for visiting today, my friend! I came right over to have a peek at your fall and Halloween decorations! You really scored at TJ Maxx, I have to go see what they have left. I don't really decorate for Halloween, at least not since my little goblins were young! Everything looks delightful, frightful and very fallish! I love your new fireplace and the ledge above it. I agree, some burlap under the pumpkins would be great or even a bright scarf or piece of fabric. I also think that it's so nice that you have treasures that have been in your family to bring back great memories!

I wish I could send you some of our cool weather. We are in the low 60's but I wonder if it's going to last. That's okay, I have some outdoor clean up and I'd rather do it in warmer weather.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Charlene!


Nan said...

Hi Charlene my friend,
Love all your Fall decorations you put out. I'm not nearly so with it as you, I have some on the windowsill in my craft room and more on a side table in the livingroom that's it.

cindy craine said...

Hey chickie it looks great! Love that big silver tray! You are way ahead of me! Love ya mean it!xoxox-cin

Monica said...

Love your decorations, dear Charlene. I am a bit overwhelmed by all the recent happenings, so please forgive my brevity. Kim and I send love and kisses!

sylvia said...

oh it looks very lovely but I am not ready for the autumn yet...thanks for your comment on my post, you can read it in english by the translation button from Google I hope, hugs, sylvia

Karen Valentine said...

It looks wonderful girlfriend!!! I understand what you mean about it not feeling like fall!! I probably wait at least another 3 weeks before I break out any pumpkins. By then then the mornings are wonderful, but it's still up there around 90 for the daytime high.
I love your velvet pumpkins especially. The are just yummy. Your girly witch is pretty cute too! Don'tcha just love TJMaxx!!!

Miss ya lots sweetie!! Have fun in RT!!!

susie said...

Happy Autumn!!!! Your house looks Fabulously Fall & I love all your decorations. I just put mine all out yesterday, I LOVE Halloween!!
Are you headed for Round Top this fall?? Marburger & MP are comin up, dreams of ruffles for me!!!

Jo Ann said...

Loved all your decor. I loved the TJMaxx! I'm starting to get in the mood to decorate, but it will only be fallish this year with no Halloween. Small trees are starting to turn so hope we have a pretty fall when you guys are here!

Alisa Noble said...

Looks fabulous, Charlene!
I'm SO ready for some fall weather too!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Autumn! Your home looks so charming, love all your special fall touches all over. We are waiting for fall here in California, but you've inspired me to decorate a little bit more. xo

Kay Ellen said...

Hi Charelene!

Adorable and spooky cute!!

I have not stopped by your blog in sooo long!!

Have a wonderful week Happy October!

106 at my house today :((
Can't wait for real fall weather!

Kay Ellen

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