Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting Ready for Fall

There are just some days that you want to be inside and tinkering with your home.  It's been relatively cloudy today, which really helped to set the fall tone.  So, I lit my fall candles, got the scent of pumpkin spice going, and dug in! I thought I would share with you what I've accomplished, so far.  So, here we go...

I thought I'd start with the fireplace mantel.  That's usually the easiest place for me to begin. I had a couple of lanterns that I purchased from ZGallerie a few years back, that I usually keep outside.  I thought they would work well, due to their rustic nature.  So, I  brought them in.  Then, I added the garland.  I simply filled in with a couple of candlesticks that I had and an accent piece from the kitchen.  The scrolled iron piece remains between the top and bottom mantels, year 'round.  I just added the fall swag and some feathers to it.  The floor candles also remain all year; however, I added candle rings of fall berries. 

Then, it was time to jazz up the breakfast table:

I also added a touch of fall to the coffee table:

And this side table:

(Linking to Happy to Design Sunday Favorites)

Then, it was off to the dining room. I finally completed my fall centerpiece...

This tablescape was created with items from Dollar Tree and Big see how it was done,

Next, I decided to add just a touch of fall to an accent table in the dining room...

These pumpkins are the same as the beaded gourds in the kitchen vignette.  I love how they seem to just sparkle in the glow of the dining room, in the evening.

Even the entry table got a touch of fall:

Linking to:
My Romantic Home--Show and Tell Friday
The Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays.
The French Cupboard
Finally, I made it to the bedroom.  I'm not sure where I'm going with that yet; but I wanted to get out the faux fur bedding...and my favorite "reversible" accent pillow...

(I won't even begin to ask which side yours would be on...LOL!)

Well, that's about it for today. I'll probably add some things over the weekend and put together a plan for the outside of the house.  Hopefully, I'll get to it next week.  In the meantime, "Happy Decorating and Have A Great Weekend"!

UPDATE: To view the outside, visit the post,  Fall Front Entry

Linking to Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room
Linking to Debbiedoos Newbie Party .

Verse of the day:
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
                              Colossians 3:23


  1. Thanks for stopping by refresh restyle, I'll be back to explore your blog!

  2. Hi Shenita! What lovely fall touches to your home! I giggling at your pillow! :)
    Thank you so much for following my blog.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Sweet fall decor ... cute pillow! :)
    So happy to have you visit and follow...following you too!

  4. Great fall touches!
    Too funny, I have that same pillow. It was a small wedding gift from me to my husband.. haha
    Have a good weekend.

  5. Love your mantle too! Thanks for stopping by and visiting! I am following you now too! Great Pillow lol!

  6. I'm so glad you found my blog and started following. I'm now following you, too! I'm seeing a commonality here in our styles & likes -- colors, a bit of Tuscan flavor, favorite places to shop. Did you notice it, too? I do hope we begin to see a bit of a cool-down in our temps. The air-conditioner is still going like crazy, & we are still having triple digits, but it isn't quite as bad as it was -- thank goodness. I'm so happy to have a new friend!
    :) CAS

  7. Wow! You're moving right along with all your Fall decorating. It looks great. I have a faux fur pillow on my bed too. It was even there all summer. Oops! I guess that's a decorating no-no. I liked it, so I did it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Ha!

  8. I'm so glad you found my blog and are following, I'll be following yours as well, just as soon as that silly icon lets me. lol... What a beautiful home you, your arrangements are breathtaking... you are blessed with a lot of talent. hugs ~lynne~

  9. Oh my goodness, girl, you can>>>
    D E C O R A T E!! I love all your fall touches. I am especially in love with your mantle and your arrangement. The reversible pillow is such a cute idea.

    Thanks for your sweet comment, you're the best!I'm going to go add your to my sidebar so I don't miss another post.

    Have a great day! XOXO ~Liz

  10. Love the fall decor; it is stunning! That pillow is just as cute as can be!!

  11. Great fall decor - love it all. The pillow is too cute. Also love the vases you posted yesterday.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't wanna miss what color you pick for your island - I am your newest follower. Off to explore your blog more - love your style.

  12. Well, it is fall isn't it? Your post makes me want to drag out my fallish decorations. I love your centerpiece. I am your newest follower.

  13. Wow! All of your arrangements and vignettes are beautiful! You certainly have a knack for combining different pieces well! Love you Z Gallery Lanterns! And that pillow is too cute! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...adding you to my blog roster! Can't wait to see what you post next! :)

  14. Hi Shenita, so glad you found my blog and thanks for taking the time to follow. Newest follower here! :)

    I love, love, love your fall decor and that pillow is freaking awesome! Can't wait to see what you're up to next.


  15. Thanks for stopping by my place and I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for becoming a follower--you know how much that means to us newbies. You have a great eye for design. I am your newest follower!

  16. Hi Shenita,
    You definitely have a talent for creating vignettes!
    Thank you for following my blog - I'll be happy to follow you as well!
    ~ Wendi ~

  17. You certainly have welcomed fall into your home. Everything is so festive. I think every couple should have a pillow like that.
    I am going to be your newest follower.

  18. Fabulous name Shenita! Thanks so much for following and leaving such sweet words. I love decorating too. I love how you have brought in the Fall colors. Your accessorizing is lovely. The centerpieces are divine and I can see alot of Love in your design. I am also your newest follower. I look forward to seeing you again. enjoy your week-end.


  19. Welcome to blogland! I wish you much success. You are off to a great start as this is a lovely fall post.Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to visit again.

  20. Good luck with the Fall Decor! Thanks for dropping by. Following Back!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  21. Love the lanterns on the mantel. Great vignettes and I need one of those pillows!

  22. Oh my goodness! I just went through a whole bunch of your postings! You have done a wonderful job on your decorating! I love your new arrangement and will look forward to see what you are going to do with the rest! I jut made a small haul at Hobby Lobby today myself! THX for coming by my blog too! Love your black bedroom pillow! My husband would have it in one position all the time!! LOL

  23. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. You've done a magnificent job of transforming your home to the Fall. Love your mantel.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Your fall decor is beautiful,,,I love the fur on your bed!
    have a blessed weekend,

  25. Thanks for stopping by! Your mantel is gorgeous! Happy new follower!

  26. Shenita the mantel decor' looks gorgeous. You have such a warm and inviting home. Precious pillow too. :)

  27. Oh how sweet...thank you for displaying my bloggy button.

  28. Everything looks lovely! I am following you back. Have a fun day!

  29. I love your fall decor -- especially the mantle.

  30. Hello Shenita! Us southern girls have to stick together, right? I love your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for following me. You have a great eye for mixing colors and textures. I love your fall mantel!

  31. Hi Shenita,

    Lovely fall mantle! Nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting today and I'm very happy to be following you now as well!! Beautiful photos, so warm and cosy...
    All the Best,

  32. Hi, and yes mam, I would be more than happy to follow you back! I just got home and was checking things out when I saw your comment, thank you sooo much for being so sweet. I am loving what I am seeing over here at your place. Everything is so beautiful. I have some unpacking to do, and will be back to explore when I have a little more time. From what I am seeing, your place may just turn out to be a little addictive because it is so beautiful. Can't wait to get some ideas from you.

  33. Shenita, Your Fall displays are beautiful and I love your lanterns. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party and I hope you have fun with blogging. I am now a follower.

  34. Looks wonderful. I love Fall. Thanks for joining and sharing with my newbie party. Have fun.

  35. Congratulations on your new blog and thankyou for following me! As a newbie myself, I wish you all the best! Have fun!

  36. I love fall, so I love to see the great decor out there. Yours is one of them! Thanks for sharing. Visiting you for the first time via Debbiedoo's Newbie Linky Party. Now a follower. Swing by my blog anytime!

  37. hi there! LOVE your blog...and I am your newest follower...if you ever get a chance to pop by "MyOld Country House" I hope you can follow me too...we new bloggers gotta help each other out!!!

  38. Hi Shenita...

    My friend, your home looks absolutely "autumn delicious"!!! What a gorgeous fireplace and mantel that you the style and you decorated it soooo beautifully for the season! Love your large lanterns! I think I need to get a pair like that...they really do make a GRAND statement! I also really like your vase vignette...gorgeous!!! I love decorating with pinecones and will be getting mine out soon!

    Well my friend, everything looks sooo beautiful...from your fabulous Fall fireplace...down to the autumn florals! Ohh...and I can't forget that cute pillow! Hehe! Thank you so much for joining in with the Sunday Favorites party this was a real pleasure having you, my friend!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  39. Oh, how absolutely gorgeous! Your Fall decor is incredible and I especially loved that little accent table. You have such great style and I'm now a new follower! :-)
    P.S. Love the pillow...I know which side my hubby would have it on all the time! LOL!

  40. Pretty Mantel! And I love that pillow!
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

  41. Hi Shenita. Everything looks so warm, inviting and elegant! I especially love your tablescape.