November

November

September 19, 2016

PILE ON THE HEIRLOOMS FOR FALL


Do you ever come across a photo in a magazine
that all of a sudden inspires you to create something similiar?
I was very drawn to this vignette when I saw it...
the colors, the quietness it seemed to evoke...
a very simplistic arrangement.


And.....just for fun...
I pulled together some similar elements to create my own....


I love our Canadian goose....
he stays on display in the darling's office bookcase.
He was the first element I chose based on the magazine photo.
I then chose elements of pewter....
Mother's little tea set she purchased in Canada.
If you will notice in the photo,
there is a small pewter floral vase behind the pumpkins.


I bought this floral arrangement when we lived in Dothan
and to me, it had all the rustic subdued shades of fall.


I adore cow prints, but this type of rustic artwork, does not really
match our decor....BUT...
a smaller framed watercolor worked beautifully with this vignette.
It showcases the soft golden color of an autumn afternoon
and the sweet calf's you can just picture in a Texas pasture.


The table runner is actually
one of my autumn wraps.....


I just love how it softens the room.



“The leaves fall, the wind blows,
 and 
the farm country slowly changes
 from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”

~Henry Beaton


12 comments:

  1. Betsy, I love how you made the magazine vignette your very own. I too use my scarves and wraps in decorating. :):) I have s pheasant planter that I use in my autumn décor. I actually like the little framed cow art. Fall is so near. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I would love to see ways that you use your scarves and wraps Susie! Perfect! I just love using my family heirlooms in new ways...it keeps them with me.....have a lovely week dear Susie! Hugs!

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  2. Betsy... everything looks so festive for Fall!! Have a great week!

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    1. LOL...Hi Katie! I am not sure how "festive" it is....summer is lingering....I'll bet you have been enjoying some gorgeous weather! Have a good one! Hug the adorable Chili and Chowdah! Hugs!

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  3. This is so fun, Betsy! What a great job you did, using that photo as inspiration, and making it fit your home and style!

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    1. Hi Deanna! It is rather fun to see what you can come up with a touch of professional inspiration! I hope you had a lovely weekend and have fun plans for the coming week!

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  4. Lovely vignette, Betsy! Your autumn scarf makes a pretty table runner. Pewter pieces are always nice, no matter the season. Have a lovely day. ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen! You say the sweetest things...thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a beautifu week ahead! Hugs!

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  5. Nicely done! I like the color scheme!

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  6. That looks really great! Being inspired by a picture in a magazine is a fantastic way to come up with new décor in your home. My sister, who has a wonderful sense of home style and real flare, is often inspired by decorating magazines. -Jenn

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  7. I love how your heirlooms make your home warm and cozy...getting ready for the changing of the season. So inspiring, XOXO

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  8. This is a lovely vignette, Betsy! I like your Canadian goose, although I'm not fond of the live ones. ;) They're aggressive, hateful, messy birds, but they're beautiful when they fly in formation across the sky. I love your inherited pewter tea set; it's just beautiful. Your hound's tooth wrap looks perfect on the table, and the cow picture is charming. :-D I like your lamp much better than the ones in the magazine picture.

    Thanks for sharing, Betsy; hope you have a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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