Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seasonal Sundays #69– Fall Fluffing Continues

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays. I’ve shared with you some of my Fall fluffing and the fluffing continues!

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Frequently my dining room table is either set, in the process of being set, or in the process of being taken apart.

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Rarely, but sometimes, it’s arranged just to be itself! Love the deep colors of this runner (HomeGoods purchase last year).

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I find it amazing how much mileage I can get out of drying my hydrangeas. I’ve got them everywhere (and best part is, they’re free!)

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Do you ever have a concept and then have difficulties executing it?

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I have this beautiful antique chair (it was my Grandmom Lillian’s) that is in my front entryway. It’s very thin and beautifully hand painted.

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I usually have a little pillow propped upon it to add a bit of softness. I thought it would be neat to change out the pillow seasonally. But there are two issues. First it has to be a small pillow, narrow chair needs a small pillow. Second, finding a Fall motif that works with my blue damask walls can be a bit of a challenge. Click HERE to see the post on the vignette on the table.

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Amazingly this past week I was in our local consignment shop and these two little pillows popped out at me. They were small, so issue number one was solved and they had Fall color AND blue in them so issue number two was solved. While I’m hesitant to buy soft items second hand, these were in great condition and too perfect to pass up.

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In the front entryway there is this little radiator which I’ve always loved to dress up with the seasons. The problem is, it gets a lot of traffic and is not a particularly wide area so what to put there can be a bit of a challenge.

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Last Spring I spied this flat back 2 tier wire basket. It works great in this difficult spot because of it’s flat back.

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It was time to switch out the Summery baby cabbage plants and let the harvest colors run a muck.

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In my living room I have a small round wood table that is situated by the French doors. It’s a perfect table for two. It too,like my dining room table, is frequently in a state of being set, actually set for a table for two or in the process of being taken apart. For a change, it’s actually arranged just to be itself. Note the hydrangea, yet again. This time a few feathers help along the Fall motif.

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It’s so fun to perch little pieces of nature upon candle stick holders and give them a place of honor.

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There is such a vast array of varying species available.

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And now that I’ve finally got all of this in place, I scratch my head. Shouldn’t I be decorating for Halloween? Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

- The Tablescaper

79 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm #1! I'm usually the last one to the party!

I LOVE your Grandmothers chair...what a beauty and wonderful thing to have handed down to you.

Nancy

Pat said...

Gorgeous post. Perfect!

The pillows are wonderful and I absolutely love the hydrangea.

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

That chair that belonged to your Grandmom, is so beautiful, especially since it's a family heirloom.
Thanks for hosting, Lisa

The French Hutch said...

Your Fall Fluffing looks amazing. I love your dried hydrangeas, I love using them all over the house. The tiered basket looks great on the radiator. The pumpkins add just the perfect touch of Fall color. Everything looks amazing, I thing your ready for Fall
Thanks for hosting............

~Emily
The French Hutch

d e l i g h t said...

The little pillows are so sweet on that skinny chair and I think they match very nicely with the wall paper! I would love to find some dry hydrangeas. They are beautiful for fall decor. Thanks for hosting!

Debbie said...

I love your taste so much. I have some hydrangeas drying here, but since we don't have our own bushes, I don't get to have the beautiful abundance that you do. I LOVE the antique chair the most! The pillows you found were perfect,too.

kitty said...

I love your Fall Fluffing! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! I tried growing them here in Texas & didn't have any luck. It's faux hydrangeas for me!!!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh my...your home looks sooo beautiful all dressed up for autumn, my friend! I just adore that cute sunflower pitcher and matching sugar and creamer! Sooo pretty with all the hydrangeas! My friend, your grandmother's chair is stunning! The shape of it is so unique and I love the beautiful painting on the back! I think you found the perfect autumn pillows to accompany it as well! Your entry table, chair, and vignette just look sooo beautiful together! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely autumn home with us and for hosting Seasonal Sundays!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're all ready for fall! Love your Grandmom's pretty chair, it's beautiful-enjoy:@)

Sherry said...

The sneak peak of your home is gorgeous! How beautiful is that chair too. The pillows are perfect. Thanks for having us over.
Sherry

Barbara F. said...

Thanks for this party each week - my favorite! I love all your touches of fall, and I love how you keep true to your blue! xo

Susan said...

All your decorations are gorgeous! How do you get hydrangeas to dry out so beautifully?

Jann Olson said...

Hi,
It all looks so beautifully festive! Love, love your sweet grandmother's chair. Yes, the pillows are absolutely perfect! You would never known that they were bought 2nd hand. Also love your hydrangeas! Have a hard time getting them to grow for me. I bought a limelight tree last Fall. It bloomed beautifully. Happy Fall and thanks for hosting!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great fall fluffing and I love that old chair. What a great shape and patina.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!!

All of your Fall touches are just so charming!!

That chair by your front entry is stunning and what a treasure for you to have. Those pillows were perfect for it!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Gina said...

Your home looks beautiful! I love your Grandma's chair & the pillows are perfect for it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your grandmother's chair..what a treasure! The wired basket is perfect. I have radiators in my house and I also use them to hold decorative items --they come in handy for that.

I am waiting a little longer to cut my hydrangeas as they are turning a pretty deep scarlet color as they age. I love them!

Kathleen said...

You are fabulously fluffed! Everything looks so festive.
That is a lovely chair!
I never noticed that radiator, now I will!

June said...

You Fall decor is gorgeous and I love that you have your dried hydrangeas everywhere. I have them everywhere too and love to dry them in all there stages of color.
You chair is a true beauty. And I love the warmth that your home exudes.

Diann said...

Everything is looking so pretty and filled with Fall beauty! And what great luck in finding those two perfect pillows while thrifting! Thank you for hosting!

Marlis said...

Love your chair!! The new pillows are perfect since they pick up the blue in the wall. How wonderful you are the keeper of this treasure.. thanks for hosting.. love your decor! xo marlis

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your Grandmother's chair is so sweet and the pillows are perfect. And I love your wire basket. What a great way to display the pumpkins.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Dianne said...

Your pillows are perfect, but the chair they sit in is perfection. How wonderful to have something with such sweet memories. Thank your for kind comments on my Round Top post. We talked about going to Brimfield on our next trip after being so HOT in Texas. You will have to give me the inside scoop. Dianne

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your home looks so lovely with all the fall touches. I love your grandmother's chair with the pillows that you found. The gourds on the black candlesticks look very dramatic. This is my first time to link up to your party. Thanks for hosting.

bj said...

Everything is wonderful.
I am using your idea of putting the pretty little pumpkins on candlesticks this year. :))
xo bj

Dzoli said...

I love your blog for all the pretty and colourfull things that you share with us.Tx:)

Natasha in Oz said...

Your pumpkins look great on the candlesticks! All of your decorations look fabulous.

Thanks for having me today-hope your Sunday is fabulous!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Mary said...

What a beauty your Grandmom Lillian's chair is! Love all your Fall touches!

Peeters Liliane said...

Love your post. Fall is a wonderful time of the year!
Blessings,
Liliane

Maggie said...

I always enjoy my visits to your blog as there's usually 3 or 4 decorating ideas to "borrow" and this time was no exception.
Loved seeing more of your fluffing, and how you included blue into your decor so cleverly.

Tanya@takesix said...

What a treasure to have that chair of your grandmothers. It is a beauty! I love your pitcher and matching cream and sugar. Your flat back wire basket is absolutely perfect for there!! Thanks so much for hosting!

Jojo said...

I'm inspired by your fall post. Going to do some fluffing today!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Everything is beautiful, but those pillows are really great! They are perfect on the chair!

Lizabeth said...

HI- I love your new find with the two pillows! Just perfect! That chair is a real treasure!
I started fall decorating and found myself sliding into Halloween!
I love the gourds on the candlesticks- very cute!

Karen said...

Love your fall fluffing! the dried hydrangea are gorgeous. This is my first time linking up to Seasonal Sunday,Thanks so much for hosting.

Toni said...

I love your Grandmas skinny chair. Really, I love anything with a personal history. The painting on it is just beautiful. Your fulffing for fall is really inspiring, all the natural elements are perfect.

I have NEVER had luck drying my hydrangea's. Would you mind sharing how? Too late for this year, I just clippled my last blooms last weekend, and they did not last long!

Thanks for hosting, off to visit your other guests.

AshTreeCottage said...

You have such a lovely home and your fall decorations could not be more perfect. Love your Grandmother's precious chair too! Thanks for hosting.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Life with L said...

What a beautiful treasure....lucky you to have your Grandmother's chair. I love the hydrangeas....They are perfect for Fall. Thanks for hosting such a lovely theme.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your grandmother's chair, specially because it's a heirloom, I just adore passed down things. The three tier wire rack is fabulous, perfect for against whatever wall, and it's perfect where you put it. Beautiful vognettes!! Thank you for hosting.
Hugs, FABBY

Babs said...

Your chair that belonged to your Grandmother is so dear and you found the cutest pillows for it. Love it. I'm wishing I could have dried some hydrangeas but ours fried this year.Thanks for sharing yours. They're beautiful. Do you dry them just in water, or do you add glycerin?
Thanks for hosting Seasonal Sundays.
Babs

Sonia said...

Love all your decorations! The sweet pillows on your grandams chairs and the wired tiered shelf are wonderful! I love the hydrangeas and the little gourds and pumpkins elevated on your candlesticks! Just beautiful and fluffy!! Love it all! Hope you are enjoying the season!

Miss Bloomers

The house That Can said...

Love all the hydrangeas tooo! So cute your gourds and pumpkins on the candlesticks. I love how they look!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have such beautiful things. I just love the chair and the black metal tiered stand and how you stacked all the wonderful fall goodies in it. Coming to you blog is always like opening a magazine. Thanks so much for hosting your party every week.

Poppy said...

Love your tabletop display of gourds... they look gorgeous on those dark candle holders all grouped together. Your grandmother's heirloom chair is a beautiful piece... the aged painting on it is so lovely and the pillows add the perfect accent.I love hydrangeas as well, they never fail to surprise you with their beauty in any room decor.You have a beautiful home! Thanks for the fun party each week. Happy Sunday!Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

claudia b said...

Thanks for hosting and for inviting me - I love your Fall Fluffing, the sunflower pitchers are adorable and I would love to have an heirloom piece like that chair! I'm your new follower :D

Snap Peas said...

What a treasure your Grandmother's chair is. I love the fluffing you've done - I simply took photos of fall decor - I considered pretending it was my porch. Have a good week!

Mimi@ itsoverflowing.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the invite!!! I'm loving this change of season!!!

itsoverflowing.blogspot.com

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh the little chair is so cute. I have my Aunt Anne's chair in my entry hall. It is not as elegant as yours but it carries memories with it too. The two little pillows are perfect!

Love you natural themed fall decorating...very pretty.(-:

Dixie Delights said...

Thanks for the invitation to your party!!! Love your blog already :-)

lulumusing said...

Your fluffing is coming along nicely. Don't you love that you can have hydrangeas through any season? They do dry so nicely.

The Vintage Chateau said...

I used to grow and dry hydrangeas in New Jersey and I miss them terribly. Yours are gorgeous!
Karee

Geneva said...

Thank You for inviting me to Seasonal Sundays...I'm actually excited about joining in on this party! I've really enjoyed reading your current post and seeing all the wonderful photographs - All Inspiring!

DittoDecorating said...

Beautiful!, love the pillows, 3 tier basket, etc. Thank you for the invite!

Karena said...

You fluff beautifully! I love all of your special creations. You find a way to make it work in small spaces. The pillows even look hand painted!

I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway as well!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Coley said...

I use gourds on top of candle holders too! Love your decor :) Can't wait to link up next week, thanks for stopping by my blog !

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi there! WOW, what a beautiful blog, and full of so much inspiration! Your fall decorating is absolutely stunning. Really, you've done a phenomenal job! I'm your newest follower and I will be adding you to my sidebar, I don't want to miss another post. Thanks for hosting and Happy Fall! =) XO ~Liz

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for hosting and for the invitation to join the party. I'm following now too.

Entertaining Women said...

Love your fluffing...and your grandmama's chair is a treasure. It reminded me...one time I saw someone take a straight back chair and hang it on a wall with the chair seat at shelf height. Then they had accessorized it like a shelf. It was so cool. Always thought that someday I'd do that...That's what I get for thinking. Cherry Kay

c.w.frosting said...

Thanks for inviting me! Sorry it took a week to get here! I enjoyed all your Autumn decor & I'm following now.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Thanks for hosting and for inviting me!

Cathy said...

Post is so fallish......like it all. But that pitcher really grabs my eye. I just realized also that it is time for Halloween. Shopping and spa day tommorrow wish I could bring you along.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

xinex said...

Love your antique chair and I like the pillows that you luckily found. Beautiful fall decor! I enjoyed all the little orange and green touches!..Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed your fall fluffing! Great grandmother's chair!

I'm joining in this time!

Katherine

Jenn said...

Thank you! This is a great link up, thanks for the invite!

Barb and Dell said...

I love all the use of your hydrangeas. They are one of my favorite flowers. Everything looks great and I love you grandmother's chair.
Thanks for inviting me to Seasonal Sundays. I have linked up.
Barb

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Wow, the hydrangeas in your post are my faves!!! :) Thank you so much for the invite to link up to Seasonal Sundays. I would have linked up earlier, but I was out of town most of the weekend. :) Thanks again for the reminder! Happy Fall & enjoy your new week!!!

Cheers,
Jessie

Carol said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and inviting me to join the fun! I LOVE your fall fluffing! I need to start decorating for Halloween, too.

Smiles,
Carol

Shoregirl said...

Thanks for the invite to link up here! WOW - lots of fall goodness to inspire me! With Autumn being my favorite season I'm going to really enjoy browsing all the links!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

I love the flat back basket you found, it looks great on your radiator. Your dried hydrangeas are so lovely, do you do anything special when you dry them?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment. I joined your party and I am a new follower now!

Have a great week!
Rachel~

Kathleen said...

Thankyou for the invite to join Seasonal Sundays! Love all the beautiful inspiration on your blog. Definitley following this one!

Rebecka said...

Thanks for inviting At Home with Rebecka to link up. I'm adding my Pumpkin Pie Soup recipe to the mix of beautiful entries!
Your blog is so inviting and warm! Definitely fills me with anticipation for the holidays. I'm your newest follower!

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Thanks for visiting and inviting me to your Seasonal Sundays. I've linked up a couple and hope to be back for future parties! I'm following you now! - Alicia

Mindy said...

Thanks for inviting me...I posted my Bourbon Pumpkin Spice Cake! :-)

Dani said...

Your blog is just beautiful, very inpsiring! Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me. I'm looking forward to following you.
Blessings, Dani

Anne said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

Hydrangea is one of my favorites! When we lived in the Pacific NW we had bushes taller than me! There are so many varieties-- love them all.

Thanks for hosting a link party.

Happy Autumn! :)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

thanks so much for the invite to join your party! :)

Daphne said...

I'm a big fan of using nature for seasonal decor, and I really love your hydrangeas and gourds. Congrats on a fantastic fluff!

CAS said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I adore Hydrangeas, & they will grow here (even in the desert), but they never get very large. Your dried ones are so, so pretty.
:) CAS

Bonnie said...

I must have a hydrangea like yours. Can't think of the name at the moment. I like your wire basket with the flat back-very versatile. Always enjoy your posts and this party is especially nice. So many gorgeous posts.