Sunday, September 22, 2013

The First Day of Fall

We stayed home from church today because my son is sick and being that it is the first day of Fall, I got the bug and started decorating.

My dining room is my Fall room year round. I love Fall that much.

The ancient wallpaper is fruit themed with the colors of Fall. So when we moved in I wanted to continue my farmhouse tradition of having a Fall themed dining room. I painted the trim with 'Buckwheat' which was the color in my last house. It goes great with the wallpaper and the three cupboards and rocking chair from my beloved farmhouse.

The orange birdhouse, ceramic pumpkin and owl stay on the top of this cupboard year round.
This room is loaded with Fall décor. The other rooms in my house do not lend themselves to the colors of Fall. I just can't bring myself to decorate the mantel in the cranberry and pink parlor with orange and rust and gold!

My door is simple with a pumpkin wreath and my kitschy scarecrow doorknob hanger I can't resist putting out every year. Yeah, I know Santa is there but he stays in that chair year round!
I started with decorating my bench....sort of my pseudo mantel because I don't have one in this room.
The painting is the focal point. It is an oil on canvas and was painted by my dear 83 year old friend Fred. A real gourd, my flocked doe, some primitive garland and two grapevine pumpkins complete the look. It is busy but homey and comforting. I like my things all around me!

I decorated my table with my Thanksgiving theme because I just love this turkey and his pilgrim friends. The turkey is a heavy cast piece with metal feathers I got on Ebay. The pilgrims were bought at JoAnn Fabrics.

And when my table is set for guests, it will look like this. I bought my Royal Worcester Evesham dishes about 30 years ago and that is when my Fall dining room theme began.

My front entryway is long and narrow but since I have to fill every space with something, I decorate it seasonally. The Indigo and burgundy color scheme carries the colors of Fall better than cranberry and pink!

At this past week's thrifting and Fall festival adventures I found this fabulous childs wooden chair, just splattered with paint, and the handmade pumpkin made from a burlap feed sack. I have seen tutorials all over my favorite blogs and Pinterest and I even have the materials to make this pumpkin but it was just too easy to pick one up at the festival and have instant decorating! The bunny was a great find a few years ago at a different Fall festival.

The berry basket is a summer find filled with faux grapes and grape leaves and the mason jar is filled with pine shavings from my daughters yard. The vintage coffee pot is one of my treasures from 30 years ago.

On my front porch I added my large, rusted metal pumpkin that is pierced for light to glow through, and my owl I bought last year at JoAnn Fabrics. The vintage white enamelware pot is filled with twigs from my daughters yard. She lives in a cottage in the country...I live in the village!

Not too bad for a half hours work on a Sunday morning spur of the moment whim!
How are you doing on your Fall decorating?
AnnMarie :)

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  1. I love that blue paint in the hallway and that wooden light blue chair is gorgeous!

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that cupboard! I'll be in NY next can have it ready to go. Thanks.
    (I have crocks too...most of them Lyons crocks from Wayne County.)

  3. Wow, too cute! and that bunny is him! You did some wonderful touches, they're so welcoming.

  4. Absolutely love your dishes and that little spattered painted child's chair. I bet the pine shavings smell so good!

  5. Thanks for joining ECS Blog Party. I;m with you...LOVE fall colors. I use em all year long too. Your home is so welcoming and that table shouts Celebrate Autumn. Hope your Son feels better. Hey stop by Wednesday Rednesday

  6. Love your did beautiful displays. I especially like the metal pumpkin and the burlap pumpkin.
    Happy days..
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. Um....are you sure you didn't spend the whole day decorating? Because you've got a lot of lovely fall going on there!!! And the painting from your friend. That is amazing. How perfectly fall. Wow!! Thanks for the fun tour!! :)

  8. I love fall too and think the door in your dining room is one of the prettiest I have ever seen! Beautiful color and just so pretty!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you, AnnMarie! :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  9. You are way ahead of me! I am so far behind (or should I say I have "fallen" behind? :)

    This may give me the motivation to break out the fall box tomorrow!

  10. Beautiful, warm, welcoming fall decor!

  11. Great job -- somehow fall decorating always passes me by.

  12. Hi AnnMarie,
    I saw your post over at What's it Wednesday. Your kitchen got my attention. Your house looks charming! And your Fall decorating is wonderful.
    I love antiques too. I hope you will visit my blog, I post antiques often.
    Have a great day,

  13. Looks very warm and cozy - I can almost smell the apple pies baking in your oven.

  14. I love your rustic fall decorations! This is such a naturally beautiful time of the year.

  15. Such lovely decorations! I particularly like that star on the door.

  16. How much of the decor do you make yourself? Some of it looks like stuff that could be from off of etsy or handmade. I do love fall :-)

  17. Great decorations! I especially like the outdoor patio decorations!

  18. Love all of your Fall decorating, particularly the Evesham. I have a few pieces that were my mother-in-laws that your remind me to pull out.

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you link.

    - The Tablescaper


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