Saturday, September 24, 2011

Seasonal Sundays # 67–Fall Fluffing

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays! I decided it was time for me to do some Fall fluffing.
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My entryway table got  a little makeover.
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The Sadler pitcher was a find from this Summer. I love the little floral pattern along the base and handle that lend accent to the scenery.
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The carpet balls, in their Fallish colors are from Christmas Tree. A hand-blown ornament tops the bunch.
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A key topped with a vintage ribbon upon a book, add just the right amount of interest. My Nana Reis was born in 1901. Her uncle worked in a ribbon factory in Chicago. The ribbon is from my Nana’s collection given to her by her uncle. She gave me her ribbon collection over 30 years ago. Good thing I’m a pack rat! LOL!
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The sunroom, which is our TV room too, got a bit of a fluff. The vintage grain sack was from my Brimfield expedition.
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I simply stuffed it with a body pillow. I love how the original spout is still intact.
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Families could tell their grain sacks apart by the stripe and the initials. Can you imagine taking the time to embroider a grain sack? The work is so detailed.
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The mantel got a bit of a makeover too. I was looking for a light and airy feel, but with a touch of Fall.
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Hydrangea from the garden in a vintage amber pitcher started the scene.
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The handmade palm roses,  purchased from the homeless on our recent trip to Savannah, were the perfect addition of texture.
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The soft glow of amber…
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…was repeated in these pots purchased at a thrift store this summer.
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And a quail family, purchased at yet another thrift shop this summer, finished off the mantel.
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Of course the kitchen table need to shift seasons too. I keep a runner and arrangement on the table all of the time and add placemats and dishes come mealtime. The runner was a Pier One purchase last year.
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The mango wood dough bowl was another Brimfield purchase. Definitely not old, there were just too many of them. Do you ever hesitate in purchasing something because there are just too many of them? I couldn’t decide if I really wanted one as there were stacks and stacks of them at the stand. I’m so glad I brought one home.
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The lanterns are a new Christmas Tree purchase.
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What have you been doing to fluff your nest this Fall?

- The Tablescaper

55 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love all the fall fluffing! Best time of year!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great party! Your decor is just breathtaking, as always! The vivid colors just shout, "Fall". You always create such beautiful displays!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love your mantle and table decorations! I have been searching for a dough bowl....that I could AFFORD:):) That pitcher is beautiful! Thanbks again for hosting! XO, Pinky

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love love all your Fall updates. I just can't get enough of this Season. You have so many pretties. I am a Real Estate Broker and collect antique keys. LOL I love yours and the bow made it even prettier. Love the story behind the ribbons. Thanks for the invite. I posted my Easy Pumpkin Planter project from my Keep It Simple Party. Thanks for letting me share. Happy Weekend, Barb

Cindy said...

Oh so pretty! Everything looks wonderful!

Snap said...

Lovely browns and gold and ambers. Wonderful fluffing!

Sherry said...

I am think of ideas daily but, I seem to be going in slow motion. LOL Your fluffing is beautiful. Love the little pitcher with the cinnamon sticks. Thanks for having us over.
Sherry

Barbara F. said...

You have some eye for decorating, those palm roses, how unique. And you did a good deed, too. Love it. :) xo

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Your home is always so elegant and tasteful. I love all your fall fluffing. Also your new fall header is to die for. Always love to see what you are going to do up there for each season.

xinex said...

Lovely Fall decor! I just love the warm colors that autumn brings. Your vintage items are really precious. The mango dough bowl is fabulous, glad you bought it, it looks good on your table....Christine

Vicki @ CurlyWillow said...

Beautiful fall additions to your home! Thanks for hosting another great party.

Pat said...

Gorgeous fluffing!!

Cindy said...

I love all of your fall fluffing! It looks warm, inviting, very autumnal! The pitcher with the hydrangeas, the dough bowl - gorgeous! I haven't started "fluffing" for fall yet, so I can't link up yet, but sure found lots of inspiration here! Thanks!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks for hosting SS! I love the bowl with the carpet balls in Autumn hues! You have a lovely eye!
The mantles soft hues of your mantle is breathtaking! Lots of pretty soft elements.
Yvonne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your vintage treasures are sure beautiful. I love your decor for fall it's stunning! Terrific colors on this display. Thank you for hosting and for your lovely visit too. Have a fun Sunday. Hugs, FABBY

bj said...

You have been very busy around your home and it is looking beautiful.

I love Ron Paul..I don't think he will make the nomination but I think he would make a great president. He has so much good common sense, he, being a doctor, has compassion..and he has political experience.
I'm not sure who will be standing when all the dust clears...

Thank you for hosting this every single Sunday.:))

Sarah said...

Beautiful fall touches. I love the idea of your aunt's ribbon collection. It's difficult to part with such treasures, and it appears that they have a good home. Thanks for hosting and for sharing this autumn inspiration.

Rettabug said...

I just got up & tied an orange ribbon onto my ancient key from my childhood home! How wonderful that you've got your Nana Reis' ribbons...Thanks for all the great inspiration in this post!

I have never seen palm fronds made into roses! I hope I can remember to try this next Easter.

I want a dough bowl, too!! What are the berries in yours? Real or faux? Beautiful fall colors throughout, Ms. A. Wonderfully done!

Thanks for hosting SS again this week.
fondly,
Rett

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Pretty fall touches! I am ready for it to arrive! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're all ready for fall! Now all we need is for the humidity to go away:@)

Betty Sneeringer said...

Beartiful! I like it all. You have the touch!

lisa said...

Love your fall fluff - you kept it light and airy with the warmth of fall. Not an easy thing to do!
Hugs,
Lisa

Mary said...

Oh I adore your grain sack pillow! Love your little touch of your Nana's ribbon on your book.! I'm a pack rat too :)

Toni said...

Love all your fall touches. Your dough bowl is faboulus - old or not.
Thanks for stopping by blog. I have linked to your party. Happy Sunday.

Barb said...

I love the small touches; they make such a difference. My favorites are the satin ribbon, the sprays on the mantel, and of course, the table runner from Pier One.

I'm headed out soon to see what I can find. I'm not happy with my mantel display though maybe if I take a few things off, and add some flowers, I'll like it better.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Good Morning!
Your fluffing looks fabulous.
LOVE the carpet balls -- How DID they get their name? I'm going to have to Google that.
I got some blue and white ones at CTS last month -- love them.

The quail are adorable. And that tray/dough bowl? I'd have taken one, too. But yes, I do sometimes hesitate when there's "too many" of something.

How was Brimfield? Is it all they say it is?

Cass

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your amber candle holders and the book with the ribbon. Looks like you'll now ready for fall! Although I started on my fall decorating and crating, it seems to be taking forever. I'm sure I'll get finished right as it's time to take it all down for Christmas. It never fails for Christmas that we are still dragging stuff out of the attic the day before Christmas Eve. Someone needs to tell me when enough is enough, but I love holiday decorating.

Thanks for hosting the party, and have a wonderful Sunday!

Richard Cottrell said...

As usual a fun and exciting party, looks like every body is falling into fall. Thanks for letting us link up. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi....thanks so much for inviting me and letting me know.

I love your beautiful pictures...so pretty!

Fall is just the best, isn't it?

Hugs, Barb

Bohemian said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and extending an invitation to this great Blog Party! I Love Blog Parties, so much Inspiration and introduction to new Blogs and Kindred Spirits! I'm Loving your Beautiful Blog and the amazing Images... I particularly enjoy the oversized images to see all of the amazing details... so into the Details I am! *winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love all the beautiful ways you do your table setting. Love your designing taste. Pat

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your beautiful table settings. You have a very good designing style. I am Patricia call me Pat, from http://patspinkapron.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I love the term "fluffing!" So appropriate for updating the seasons in our homes!
Love
Amanda

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Your blog is so pretty and charming, and I love how everything is so BIG. I noticed the book and the key - I collect keys and they are very special to me. The decorative balls are so unique. We would love it if you could follow us, and I would certainly come back and follow you as well. You have so many creative ideas, and I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful photos.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kathleen said...

Your Fall fluffing looks wonderful! Still too sweaty for me to get inspired!
The mantel looks lovely. I didn't know that about the ribbon, very interesting!
Thanks for hosting dear!

lulumusing said...

I can only imagine how much fun you had at Brimfield. There's certainly much there to tempt those with a discerning eye. I would love to see the ribbon collection. The one you show actually looks handwoven.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There's such a beautiful golden glow coming from your pictures! I love that big grain sack pillow!

AshTreeCottage said...

Absolutely stunning! Fabulous pics. Thanks for hosting.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Poppy said...

I love how you used the beautiful fall colors throughout your house... so elegant and chic! The lovely amber pitcher and lantern and the pretty hydrangeas on your mantel work so beautifully together... love it! The pretty tabletop vignette with the vintage book and your Nana's pretty ribbon tied with a key is looking gorgeous.. beautifully displayed, treasured heirlooms.I'm loving your Brimfield treasures... that grain sack pillow and the mango wood dough bowl is absolutely gorgeous....enjoyed peeking at them and how lovingly you incorporated them in your decor. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Happy Sunday!~Poppy

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once in a blue moon said...

i am smitten with your cinnamon~

Miss Merry said...

Your Fall Fluffing is delightful! I can only imagine the fun you had at Brimfield. That is one of the places on my bucket list! And the touches such as your Nana's ribbon are what make it so special. Thanks for including us.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Such lovely Autumn decor! I really love the table/runner, the mantel and the orbs are amazing!
Really Gorgeous!
Cindy

Natasha in Oz said...

Your home looks divine and I bet it smells gorgeous too! I love the way you have displayed your cinnamon sticks in that sweet vintage jug. I'm going to do that when I start Christmas decorating!

Thanks for having me today. Hope your Sunday was wonderful.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Daphne said...

You made excellent choices at Brimfield, and your new fall decor looks wonderful. It was a good weekend for a fluff, for sure!

Beverly Dillow said...

Hi! Thank you for coming to my blog and your kind words!
I love your blog, so much inspiration!
I hope to join your Seasonal Sunday's soon.
Talk to you soon!

Terri said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog telling me about your Seasonal Sundays. I'm going to see if I can't participate next weekend.

"We" have great taste. I have a pair of those quail (no babies with my set) on my bookcase right now. I just put them out this week along with my own little brown and white creamers that look much like your own.

Looking forward to visiting others who've linked up!

Becolorful said...

Such gorgeous images and I love that you layered them with the delightful stories behind them. You have a definite eye for accessorizing and vignettes. I wish I had my fall decor all pulled together so I could link up. Maybe I will link last years post for now and try and pull my act together this week.
Thanks for visiting me at BeColorful today and leaving such a glowing comment on my painted side tables. I heart your kind words.
Pam

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

LInked up my mantle! Trying to follow, but follow button is down tonight! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

CAS said...

Fall fluffing is so much fun, & you did a great job! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party!
:) CAS

Zuni said...

My fall table now looks too over the top after seeing your simple-but-lovely touches. Sometimes less really is more; you certainly captured the season. That little creamer is precious, and the cinnamon sticks--what a great idea! I will certain copy that at some point; I hope I don't forget and put it in one of my posts LOL! Beautiful!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Forgot to tell you yesterday -- I LOVE that lamp in your picture. I may have naughty dreams about that lamp -- naughty as in stealing it!
Cass

koralee said...

Adore your fall fluffing...and I love that term...perfect! That pillow has made me very happy this morning. xoxoxoo

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party! I love how you have fluffed up your nest. The key with vintage ribbon is my fav, ... but those cinnamon sticks, ... Genius!
Hugs,
Patti

Ann said...

Your Fall fluffing is exquisite! The Sadler pitcher with its cinnamon sticks is really special. And, your initialled grain sacks bring back memories of time on the farm with my grandparents. I still have many of their feed, flour and grain sacks. I'm following and linked up for the first time this week.

Debbie said...

Everything you have done is so much to my taste. I wish I could carry it out half as well as you do.

I love the story about the ribbon. Score one for hoarding! That's a treasure.