Every year since I’ve been blogging, it seems that all over blogland, folks are excited about Fall and cozying up their nests with autumn-hued accessories. I love that too, but I just don’t do a whole bunch of it. Plus, with 90* weather all the way into September, that tends to dampen my enthusiasm for all things Fall. Crisp and cool weather helps me want to change things up and we are finally feeling the crisp. It’s about time! My foyer table is the one area that I do like to change out, instead of the mantel. I do need to work on my mantel too and I am vowing to do that.
If you love Halloween, I’ll just tell you up front, that’s not my fave holiday and I totally ignore it when it comes to decorating my house. But, I know it’s a hugely popular holiday all over the blogosphere. This is it for me until Christmas. 🙂
So, this year, it’s all about white and blue/gray pumpkins and using what I have in my stash closet.Come on in! I showed you the wreath already, which cost me ZERO money. And I didn’t spend much on the rest either. It does help to keep some items around that you can change out with the seasons. That’s where my little under the stairs closet comes in handy. I layered my vignette with a $1 vintage gold frame I found this year at a yardsale. These are great to use as a backdrop. Most all of these pieces have been collected over the years at yardsales or discount prices. I have seen these blue pumpkins for the last few years and always wanted one, so this was the year for it. I found some at a farmer’s market and brought one home. The iron urn in the middle is one of my favorite yardsale finds EVER, at $5. It has held all sorts of things on this table and get’s changed out a lot. The black candle holders are also yardsale finds and this year, I got real little white pumpkins for them. They just look cute elevated. You’ll also notice the Ballards petite carriage lantern too, which looks great mixed in with it all. Who knew they would come up with decor inspired pumpkins?! These are definitely my kind of pumpkin, since I’ve never cared for the common orange variety. Of course, white ones work well too, sitting on their little perches. A starfish and pinecones add a bit of fun to the urn and you can see from my banner pic, I’ve done this one before. Some things are worth repeating. 🙂 Simple and yet elegant. That’s what makes me happy. A few pretty pieces will make a bountiful vignette, without spending a lot of $$. All I bought was the white and blue pumpkins this year. You might remember this pretty black cone I made a couple of years ago. I had a lot of this faux greenery around with pretty Fall colors and put it together for the front door. It was always a little too big for my hubby to deal with, so he complained so much, I had to take it down. I think it attacked him every time he opened the door. So, I tied it up with burlap to the railing looking up into the dining room, where I can enjoy the Fall colors and be inspired for this time of year. I love the colors of sage green, eggplant, and golden accents. Perfect for Fall!
That’s my contribution for this season! I’ve seen some beautiful things shared out there, so if you’d like to join up, just add your link to the linky below and we’ll all come get inspired with you!
For lots more Fall inspiration, especially with an autumn-inspired mantel, visit Beth’s linky mantel party!
[email protected] Stroll thru Life says
I love your pretty fall decor. Your urns are just gorgeous and always catch my eye. Love them. Hugs, Marty
Lindsay@ A Design Story says
Love your fall festive accessories! Just enough to give your foyer a hint of autumn!
Thanks for the linky party!
Lindsay @ A Design Story
Kristen @ More Than Mulberries says
Thanks for hosting Rhoda! I love your arrangement..I can see my husband wanting me to move something like that too. I’m glad you found another place where you can still enjoy it!
Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal says
Your entry looks beautiful Rhoda! Love the mix of items you used. I have kept some of my starfish mixed in as well. The shape of that urn is just gorgeous.
Tonja Owens says
Great idea to hang the cone arrangement with the burlap! Your foyer looks great, as well. Love the blue/green pumpkin. Would love to get some of these. Happy fall!
Oh Rhoda, your Fall decor is perfect! I am the exact same way when it comes to my Fall decorating…..not a big fan of the “traditional” orange at all! It’s nice to see some other (beautiful) color options out there!
Hi Rhoda! It is always such a treat to see your gorgeous home and I love all of your fall touches…they are warm and welcoming (like you!) and I’m really getting more into the natural tones like you have. I, too, kind of ignore Halloween except for a few non-scary touches for the kiddos!
Thanks for hosting this great party!
Hi Rhoda, I couldn’t get the comment thingy to work, so I’m back to try again. 🙂
Love your entry…it’s always fun to see how you change it out. The colors you’ve chosen are just beautiful! Shows you don’t have to do orange to get a great fall feeling in your home. The fall cone looks great where you hung it! Just beautiful! Thanks for hosting this fall party!
[email protected] A La Mode says
LOVE your blue/grey pumpkin….I wish I could find one like that. I love the white ones too…I have some of them, just wish I could find a blue one. How fun!
Diane @ InMyOwnStyle says
I love to decorate for fall, but like you am not into Halloween at all. I like the classics – plain pumpkins, leaves, the natural stuff. No ghosts or goblins for me either.
Have been following your blog for a long time. I really enjoy your posts. My problem today is I have visited so many blogs in the last several weeks I can’t remember where I saw a post about a pretty new kitchen rug. Was it you by any chance? Thanks.
just realizd I had not left a comment after linking up with you. I am so sorry! But, I really enjoy dropping by and looking. I’ve got to go check out the wreath, I missed the post about it. Everything looks fabulous! Thanks for hosting.
[email protected] says
So glad that we aren’t the only ones who don’t think so highly of Halloween! We don’t celebrate at all and I don’t like all the witches and ghosts (happy or mean). We LOVE fall decorations and have enjoyed those around the house!
Rocio @ Casa Haus says
Beautiful, Rhoda! I was already in love with your wreath, but I really like your vignete. Your lamp is absolutely gorgeous!
I have to say, though, I do love Halloween. It’s not as popular here in Mexico as it is in the US, but with a 9 year old, it’s definitely a very fun holiday for us.
Michelle @ Sweet Something says
Beautiful Rhoda! Thanks for hosting!
A little goes a long way and this is TOO much for me. When do we look at an arrangement and say stop? Sorry, not trying to be unkind. On a good note, you did provide some great ideas.
Trine Feuerborn says
I love your foyer table, Rhoda. It is just great and very inspirational. I love your blog. I go here every day to find a bit if inspiration. Love it.
Alyssa @ Clever Penguin says
I’m still just as charmed by your magnolia wreath and its multiple colors. Also, love the black cone and your fall arrangement in it. It’s gorgeous!