I've been admiring all the fall decor on blog land, so I wanted to join in with my some of my fall decor. I always seem to write about the beauty of simplicity, but the reason is that is my style. I don't do a lot of decorating, just a few vignettes are all I need. I just want to get the feeling of the season and by creating little displays around my living and dining area I am able to accomplish that.
I found this little Burpee's metal tray at my local thrift store for a few dollars.This is a reproduction of an 1898 metal tray and it reminded me of fall with all the warm gold and brown tones. I love jars of buttons and I keep them out year round, so I added some fall colored buttons to my jar. I already had my vintage green ribbed bowl and I found the little ceramic pear and apple/pumpkin at Michaels on sale.
I found a small bushel basket that I bought last year, adding a pumpkin and a faux bittersweet bow for an accent. It's fun to see what you can put together using what you already have. Since we've had a lot of overcast skies lately, I added my decor to my kitchen counter by the window to bring in a bit more light.
I really like the farmhouse theme reflected in this tray.
Another simple look adding plates with a soft floral design and gold edging to my canning rack, they always remind me of farmhouse style.
Vintage aprons have always been a favorite of mine, so I found another one that I added to my spool rack. I found this floral one with all the deep blues, golds and plum colors while thrifting of course, and I liked the fact that it was reversible too. Also, the apron shares some of the same colors that are in my cottage garden picture. I'll post more about this apron another time when I have a sunny day to take some pics.
My mantel can be very frustrating to decorate since it is an open shadow box and the mantel has a very small ledge. Since I have to decorate inside of it, there are always shadows when I take my photos. It's located on the west side of our living room and gets little light. My camera has some limitations, even doing photo editing, so I do the best I can with this space.
Our living area is small and I think you have to consider the scale of how things look in your photos, compared to how they look in person. I like somewhat minimalist decor and an understated look is best for this space. I decided to do soft fall colors to reflect off the white space of the open area.
I don't like spending a lot for seasonal decor, since it's used such a short time and I am thrifty by nature, so I used my gray candlesticks and moved my little ceramic apple and pear over to help decorate my mantel. I added faux leaves to my wreath and since my bird statue reminds me of fall I added it to my pedestal.
I didn't have any mini pumpkins that I liked to add to my candleholders, so the ceramic pear worked well with its golden color. I thought the ridged design really makes it stand out. I wanted to do something with my little gold picture frame and I added a mini wreath to it. I try and use what I already have and then shop for a few extra things if needed.
The shaft of wheat made a nice addition with its golden color and texture.
The pics came out a little darker than I wanted, but I was able to create a display of soft fall colors and white accents that really reflects my preference for a simpler style of decorating.
The beautiful colors of Fall appeal to me more than any other season. I'll be sharing more in upcoming posts.
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