Monday, September 13, 2010

Autumnal decorations - One

The cooler nights finally inspired me to dust off the containers with the autumn decorations stored in the garage.  I love having items which can be reused each year so when I'm going through a lean year financially, I can still make my home look all warm and cozy and... Fall-ish.

My first change was to the buffet.  I exchanged the more pastel shades for autumn's warmth.  I have a somewhat small collection of teacups with chrysanthemums (one of my favorite flowers).  Two were taken from their permanent display to become part of "all things autumn".  :)

The trifle dish was a thrift store find.  Of course, it will be used for English trifle in some future tea time but for now... it is a lovely way to display autumn's color. 

You may remember how excited I was to find the two vintage glasses shown on the cart at Goodwill, before they even made the shelves.  :)

It's easy to decorate this home for the third season of the year, my love of primitive country lays a foundation of color and style most often found during this time.  All I did to the breakfront above was to bring out the two pumpkins and the little pilgrims.

The picture hung above the breakfront was a gift from Stephanie and is always displayed in all its' harvest beauty.

This is the scene you see upon leaving our house, hung by the front door.  They were both brought back from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania a few years ago.  My daughter and son-in-law invited us to share the cottage they rented. 

The items on the chamber cabinet are the same all year, too.  They look especially lovely this time of year.

By the way, didn't this pie turn out yummy looking? 

More tomorrow...

Regarding pictures: I live in a house surrounded by trees so I must use the flash at times.  All pictures can be made larger by clicking on them.


Donnie said...

Your pie looks so good. The fall is my favorite time of year but I've not started changing things out yet. We're starting to get leaves falling here so it won't be long.

~~Deby said...

Autume is my favorite time too..I have put a few things out but need to bring out the rest...yours look wonderful Brenda..the pie too !

Vee said...

Everything looks so cozy...and that pie...hmmm. I'll be checking your recipe blog for that recipe.

Anonymous said...

Love the picture from Stephanie. It reminds me of a Grandma Moses painting.
Fall is my favourite time of year too.

Vee said...

Did you guess that I wouldn't find it? LOL!

Anonymous said...

You have some very lovely items to decorate with!! I love the Amish type things too. Did you write up your stay in Amish land on this blog? A link to it would be nice to read, if you have it.

Thanks for showing your home.
I am looking forward to Fall Colors, not long off here!!

Brenda Leyland said...

Autumn is my FAVORITE season. It was fun to see how you've changed the ambiance in your home by changing a few things to a warmer theme.

You have lovely things.

BTW, the pie looks good enough to eat!!

jAne said...

oh how pretty. :o) i need to ask my hubby to bring down the 'autumn boxes' so i can do a little bit of decorating too.

that pie ... mmm. it'd go well with a cup of coffee and company. :o)


Mrs.Rabe said...

I love this time of year! I thought those items looked like they came from Lancaster County...they are so nice, but my favorite of your things is the painting Stephanie gave is lovely!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Very nice....I think autumn and winter are the two most fun seasons to decorate for, and perhaps we need it the most then when the days are shorter and darker. Thanks for the ideas.

Jodi said...

That PIE! OH MY! looks yum.:)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Very charming Brenda, as always! That pie looks practically perfect in every way! I think baked goods look so festive (much to the detriment of my waist line). Everything looks so cozy and homey.

carla said...

My immediate reaction upon seeing the sewing machine photo was "How pretty!". And it is.

Anonymous said...

were those pumpkins from hallmark? i think i have the same ones. :)