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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Comes to Le Beau Paon........

Alas! I must succumb to the arrival of autumn.....
I can't pretend it's summer anymore!

On the other hand......I love to decorate for fall.....and even more than that....

I love to decorate for Halloween. I do.Truly. I love, love, loooooove Halloween.

But, since I'm not quite insane enough to start bringing out my Halloween decor...yet....I have brought out a few fall decorations from the attic.

When my storage tubs of Halloween stuff comes down from the third floor attic (there's probably about 6 storage tubs and about 4 or 5 boxes....or possibly more...I've lost count!) I will be decorating this fireplace mantel in the front hall with scary Halloween-y things. For now, it's dressed in autumnal splendor.



I love this old wooden chair. Some creative and enterprising person painted it black, then painted a pumpkin on the seat. My mother-in-law found this somewhere and gave it to me last year. I leave it here next to the fireplace year round. I intend to make a cushion for it at some point, to cover the pumpkin when it's not fall anymore.
Somehow a Halloween decoration found it's way down from the attic, I see! Interestingly, our cats always got sort of wiggy around this little fake Halloween kitty.

This fall centerpiece usually goes on the dining room table. My mom bought me this as a housewarming present when we bought our house 4 years ago. We had closed on the house on Sept. 29 and moved in that weekend, so it was a fitting and welcome bit of fall decor for our 'new' house.

I recently bought this cream colored table runner with this pretty embroided flower on it at Home Goods.
The fireplace mantel in the living room gets a few faux mini-pumpkins in white, orange and green.
I recently bought the mini-pumpkins at Michael's.
A cheery faux sunflower bouquet...... with Ginger Cat. ( in case you're wondering, Ginger Cat is a small stuffed cat made of worsted wool with an embroidered face. She always hangs out on the mantel, along with Comfort Cat, a grey worsted wool cat. I bought both of them from an Etsy shop that I love; Marjji)
I also put out my fall floral display, along with two 'funkins', on the fireplace hearth.

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8 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Katie,

You are far ahead of us with your fall weather... So I'm not quite ready for Halloween. Love your fake kitty, looks really weird for a true feline; that's for sure.
Great decorations and you're blessed for having that much storage room!
Did you even check my blog where I linked you? Monday, September 13 is the one...

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Anita said...

I love all the fall touches!! Can't wait to see your Halloween decor, though. I bet it's fun and spooky!!

Life in Rehab said...

What a gorgeous home you have! I love your fireplace, and all the beautiful, lush touches of fall are so graceful and perfect. I need to do a little snooping while I'm here...

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Looking really good! I love Halloween decoration, especially in older homes or homes with dark woods and finishes. Yours are beautiful! Now you have me in the spirit!
machelle

Miss Gracie's House said...

It's all so very cozy! Have a wonderful fall day...
Rene

Bella said...

Hi Katie it looks lovely! The black chair with the pumpkin is so cute, great idea about the cushion cover, unless you have a walk up attic, I wish we did!! Love ginger cat she is darling! We closed our house too the end of September (pretty sure it was the 29th... how funny is that!)
Bella

Melanie said...

Looks great! That fireplace is just gorgeous.

awal.ny said...

Great fall decorating, I love all the colors.