Sunday

~Fall Decorating Part II~

Cloches, covering gourds, sit atop a small cabinet, in the breakfast room. Above the cabinet are two prints of Kathy Glasnap paintings of lighthouses, in autumn and winter, Door County Wisconsin. A maple youth chair sits beside the wicker stand. To the left, in shadows, is a small table that sits beside the fireplace in the hearth room.


I visited Studio Stuff (listed in my side bar), Friday. Linda posted about a shop, with lots of fall decor. One of the items was a beautifully decorated fall tree. I decided, right then and there, I needed to put together a fall tree!
The tree I chose, is one of three I bought at JC Penney, about 6 years ago.
I found the leaf garland in our basement storage area. The feathers are from last Christmas, when I put together a feather Christmas tree for the dining room. Other bits and pieces are from around the house. The unlit fall tree sits in a small copper pot, in the foyer.

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I bought this square wreath at Nell Hill's, Mary Carol Garrity's shop in Atchison KS. It's made of green leaves. I added silk flowers and fall leaves from our storage and strands of rust colored raffia. It hangs on the back porch fireplace.


We removed the sea grass rug, for fall and winter and replaced it with one of our old braided rugs. The rug is placed in front of a black iron glider. The photo was taken from the hearth room door. On the opposite side of the porch is the door to the master suite.



A sepia photo of the back porch.
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I haven't finished decorating the front porch. I've, once again, used these fall containers, that I've had a couple of years. I plan to have two potted mums on the porch, also. I think this does it for fall decorating, this year. But notice, I said think! I never know when I might come up with another idea or three.

41 comments:

cammyk said...

Well Pat, you certainly are inspiring me to get busy decorating my home for fall. I have only planted some pansies and mums. I must get busy inside!!

BTW, do happen to remember where you found the feathers? I was looking last year for them but didn't have any luck.

Cammy

Andi said...

Oh my gosh...I just love your home! Your fall things are so beautiful and I adore the fall tree! I just bought a glass cloche on eBay and want to put something pretty under it.

justabeachkat said...

Everything looks wonderful! I especially love the Fall tree...beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

auntpittypat said...

Once again, you've outdone yourself. I love that tree!! Love the soda(?) sipping picture of you and Jim.

JoAnn said...

I love your fall decorating, Pat! Actually I love all your decorating but since fall is my favorite season, I find it especially appealing. Wonder if auntpittypat recognizes that soda sipping picture??

JoAnn

Pamela said...

again I am completely in awe of your stuff

Do you think that some people are just born with the decorating gene?
....or was it learned.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Stunning!
What an inspiration....beautiful as usual.
Blessings, Robin

oak wind farm said...

Very, very pretty! You are an inspiration!

the feathered nest said...

I'm so glad I stopped by before heading out to buy some fall stuff! Now I'm inspired! The fall trees is such a wonderful idea (unfortunately I don't have room).
Love it all!

Manuela

Terri and Bob said...

I had hoped to get to my fall decorating this weekend but I was too busy to do the one thing I really wanted to do! you have inspired me, though.

I love your fall tree.

I want a Cloche badly!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Pat,
All of your decorating is so beautiful. I am trying to do some fall decorating (along with the Christmas decor!) before my photo shoot today, but when I am not doing something for professional reasons, I only manage to get pumpkins out and a few spiderwebs for my son!
I guess that is because I have three kids and just getting them to school in the fall is about all I can manage!
You do a fabulous job and you've inspired me! I love fall!
Melissa

Miss Janice said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty...I love everything. The tree is gorgeous and it makes me want to get one! I love the look of your outdoor fireplace. The photos are all simply gorgeous...:)
Miss Janice

smilnsigh said...

Thank you Dear One! You have worked magic. Tiny cracks are beginning to form, in my sadness-shell.

Tiny, yes. But any crack, no matter how tiny, has the power to let in light.

Between your Autumn decorations, and another Dear Net Friend feeling unusually wonderful today... Tiny cracks are beginning..

Please be happy that the reading of your blog, has the power to do this. I was wondering if it would ever happen again....

Hugs, Mari-Nanci

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful!
That fall tree is really something.

Maureen said...
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Maureen said...

Whoops! Sorry for the delete!

It's all just as lovely, as usual! Your Fall decor is inspiring! Hope you enjoy my blog about Nell Hill's and all the pix

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Pat your photos are so inspiring!! I just keep on looking at them! And I loved this comment you left on my blog;
'We also find adventure in what others would believe mundane.'

That lovely!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

AWWW! The wreath from Nell Hill's is perfection!
Everything looks so pretty...and I love the feathers.

Rosemary said...

Pat you are a pro at Fall decorating. I love it! I have everything ready for Halloween.
Then when that is over I redo for Fall/Thanksgiving.
You are inspiring.
Rosemary

Nathalie Thompson said...

I'm glad to read that Nell Hills is still around. I haven't been up to Atchison in a million years (before kids). Beautiful decor! You have a lovely house (and a bottomless store room! lol) :)

Esther Sunday said...

Huh, when are you going to finish? My house needs you...
Love, Esther

Suzanne said...

Your home is beautiful Pat! You've done a wonderful job on the fall tree, it looks great!
Are these photos taken with your new camera? They are stunning as always...thanks for the inspiration!

Amber said...

I love your home, Pat! Your outdoor fireplace is so gorgeous!

Q said...

Dear Pat,
I think you are having lots of fun! The fall tree is beautiful!
Your house is all ready for the changing of the leaves and the seasons. Will you have apples and cider? Always a must at my house.
Beautiful!
Sherry

jodi said...

Love the square wreath. Stunning!

Mary said...

I could curl up with a throw and a hot chocolate just looking at your wonderful outdoor fireplace! Your Fall decor is lovely and inspiring Pat - thanks for sharing. I'll be in the attic searching for pumpkins tomorrow - I know their in one of those big boxes!!

Inspired Tokens said...

Such inspiration. Your photo's are beautiful and I love the entry tree!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Pat, everything looks so welcoming and warm! Thanks so much for inviting us on your porch, and other parts of your home.
Lidy

Elizabeth Ann said...

Hello Pat! Thank you for visiting my little blog. YOUR blog is beautiful and I especially love the pictures of your home...love to see furniture layouts and decorating accents. I'm a bit of a snoop, actually!

Autumn hasn't gotten to sunny Arizona, yet...but it's getting down to the 90 degrees during the day. THAT's cool for this time of year LOL.

Withing Peace and serenity to you.

sheila said...

everything is just lovely :)...you really have the eye for pulling things together...

and I love that out-of-doors fire place!

Sue said...

Your home is just lovely and you've got me in the mood to decorate for fall even if it's back to warmer temps. this week. I have a friend who keeps a alpine tree up all year round and decorates it for holiday or season, it's looks great as does yours!

Garden_Antqs said...

Wow Pat, I love all your fall decorating; when can you come do my house :)

Rose said...

Ah, Pat, you always instinctively know just which direction to go with your decorating and accessorizing and even more importantly, you know just where to stop. Lovely and welcoming as always. Have a wonderful autumn!

Rosalie

Susie Q said...

Oh how beautiful Pat! Every single piece is glorious! You are truly an inspiration...I know I always say that but it is so true. I adore the Fall tree!

And tthe neaighborhood you mentioned near O Fallon? No! I never saw it! The next time we head that way we will do that!

We actually lived in Swansea IL while stationed there. I miss many things about that area so I love it when I can see so much through your blog! It is an amazing area of the country.

Hugs,
Sue

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, I almost missed your fall decorating! Wow, it looks great. Wish I was more inspired to do some of that, but I just save all mine till Christmas. It looks so pretty & festive.

Rhoda

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Pat!
Bonnie

Kari said...

I love that fall tree! My sister is visiting at the end of this month and that means I get to take her shopping all over the place here. And THAT means, (I hope, I hope, I hope) that I will find more fall pretties to put around the house. I think I'm more into fall decorating this year than ever before because of seeing all those beautiful homes here in Blogland! I thank all of you who decorate (but I'm sure my checkbook does NOT thank you!lol).

Wanda said...

I love your florals! Everything, really. Thanks for sharing those pictures!

Things That Inspire said...

Stopped by to see what is happening on the back porch. Love the post!

Miss Sandy said...

The tree and wreath are fantastic! you have my mind buzzing with ideas!

nikkicrumpet said...

SO PRETTY...ugh I have to get going here!