Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn's Arrival

The crisp air certainly heralds today's arrival of Autumn.
This week, the rich hues of the season
became evident in my home's decor as well.

My seasonal doll is attired in her favorite back to school dress
and she carries her lunchbox as well as an apple for the teacher.

Silk sunflowers and an embroidered wall hanging
welcome you in with some of Fall's favorite colors.
I'll share more on the wall hanging in a future post.

Colorful leaves swirl across a field of blue on the quilt
that is displayed on the stairway banister.

Muted colors fill the dining room.

The arrangement is simply three long sunflower stems
tied into a spray arrangement and embellished
with berries, leaves and ribbon.

I used two complementary ribbons -- 
ribbon stenciled with Autumn leaves and a muted plaid.
A white pumpkin is wrapped with the same ribbons.

Rustic natural elements surround the candle
 that is centered in a crystal pedestal bowl.

An angel carrying a pumpkin
 is featured on a side chair's pillow. 

This small heart pillow was purchased from a Christmas store. 
The color never fit in with my Christmas decor
but it seems at home with my Autumn color palette.

Bows and leaves add a bit of festivity to a display of candles.

Although the stores have been promoting Halloween, 
I'll wait a few more weeks 
before displaying that holiday's spirit.

Until next time, live and love well.

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Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Debra! Happy Autumn to you too! Your decorations are all very nice, I really like that leaf quilt wall hanging. Your doll looks pretty in her back to school dress. Have a great rest of your day! Gina

Donna Heber said...

Hi Debra,

Happy Autumn! Your decorations are lovely as well as your beautiful quilt. Love all the gold accents.

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Debra,
Your decor is beautiful. I'm am with you I am now ready for Christmas more than Halloween!

Sue said...

Fall is my favorite season and your decorations and the doll's outfit and surroundings are perfect Back To School! Back to school always meant "new shoes." when I was growing up. Have a nice rest of the day.

Elena said...

I love all your fall decorations! It gives me lots of inspiration for things I would like to make :) Have a wonderful day!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what a cutie pie of a doll! Your fall tablescape is so lovely and such a beautiful quilt!

Zaa said...

Hi Debra..

I'm loving your decorative teatime...and Dolly looks so darn sweet and ready for a tea party. The beautiful quilt and many creative needle works are encouraging me.

I too am waiting to celebrate hallowe'en and then only a little as Christmas is my favourite month ... Thanks for a lovely teatime read...Hugs

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Look at that little school girl! Sher is just adorable :)
I really love the fall decorating you did. I love to decorate for fall! I love the white pumpkin wrapped in the wonderful rich looking ribbon! That is a really pretty idea!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your center piece perfect for fall! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

Your home is lovely with it's soft Autumn decor. Everythin looks so soft and relaxing. Even your sunflowers are muted.

I love the quilt with the leaves. The blue background gives the impression they are falling in the sky.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How, pretty! I love your autumn center piece on your dinning room table. The quilt is lovely the colors are so perfect to welcome fall.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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