Monday, September 19, 2016

~ Fall Mantel~

Happy Monday!! Hope you had a great weekend!!

I've had some fun putting a few fall accents around the house; and today, I thought I would share my Fall mantel.

I didn't really have a plan. I just played with the things that I already had in my bins.
The blue and white candlesticks were a $3.99 thrift find. 

The lanterns are a staple on my mantel for most of the year. I just added a few picks to bring in some fall color. I'm also loving all of the metallic pumpkins this year; so, I added a few of those, as well.

The green hydrangeas are perfect for early fall.

 A scattering of pumpkins and leaves on the hearth completes my vignette.

And, that's my fall mantel! 

Have you started decorating for fall? 
It's still pretty warm here; so, I haven't bought any real pumpkins or mums for outside just yet.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a great day!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

~Fall Coffee Table Decor~

Happy Thursday! Hope you're having a great week so far!
Today, I just wanted to do a quick post to share my coffee table decor.

This season, I am loving all of the metallics and velvets that are trending. I purchased this mirrored tray, during the summer, from HomeGoods. I knew that it would work perfectly for Fall, and even through the holiday season. I ordered these velvet pumpkins from Abbey Tina Velvets, a wonderful seller on Etsy. The quality is amazing; and the shipping was very quick! She even included the little velvet acorns! The glass metallic pumpkins were a score from Dollar Tree! I think I bought every one that they had!

I love the shimmer from the sunlight during the day; and the way that everything glows in the candlelight, at night.

I am slowly adding Fall accents around the house. I'm in no hurry...I just want to savor the season and enjoy the process.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

~September To Remember~

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Now that we are past Labor Day, I am ready to begin my Fall decorating.
Have you started yet?

This month, I am participating in a fun challenge over on Instagram. It is called the "September to Remember" photo-a-day challenge. Each day has a different theme; and we simply post one photo depicting that theme. The prompts are relatively easy to capture. So, it only takes a couple of minutes to put up a post. Since many of you may not be on Instagram, I decided to share with you here, on the blog, as well. Here's what I've shared so far:

Day 1...The theme was, "Vintage". I shared these demitasse cups that belonged to my grandmother. I found them (again), while reorganizing my china cabinet. They are very delicate, with an iridescent finish. I am now using them for my morning tea.

Day 2...The theme was, "Pattern". I shared a place setting using a mix of patterns and textures. I have always loved the stylings of Charles Faudree and Ralph Lauren, when it comes to mixing patterns. As always, I began with a table cover. This one had plenty of pattern and texture. I layered it with a gold charger, a vintage Williams-Sonoma dinner plate, a heavily embellished plate, and a patterned dessert plate by Tracy Reese. I added a touch of whimsy with a leopard print napkin. The patterns are all so different; but, somehow, they still work together.

Day 3...The theme was, "Red". I chose our little red Kitchen Aid tea kettle, that matches our red cookware.

Day 4...The theme was, "Food and Drink". On Saturday night, we went out to dinner with two other couples, at Nick and Sam's Steakhouse, in Uptown Dallas. We had an awesome evening! I shared a collage photo of the wine aerator that poured the wine and the illuminated cotton candy, with petit fours and truffles for dessert. The presentations were amazing!

Yesterday, the theme was, "Cozy". I shared a photo of my bestie's foyer table. I think the lighting just sets the mood for a warm and cozy evening in.

Finally, after an intensive search, I located my bins of Fall decor. I took a break from blogging last fall and spent most of my time at our Louisiana house. So, there was not much Fall decorating going on here. I had no idea where I had stored the bins; and when I located them, I no longer cared for the decor for my interior. So, I spread everything out on the floor and created new wreaths and decor for outside.

As the month goes on, I will be back to share some of what I've posted for the week on Instagram, along with my Fall decor.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are on Instagram, I invite you to follow me there, as well. I usually post photos everyday; and many are not seen, here, on the blog.
Hope you're having a great day!
Happy Decorating!!

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