October 04, 2012

A Little Fall Decorating


As I look out the window, a crisp breeze is blowing brightly-colored leaves this way and that, plucking them from the trees and sending them whirling to the ground. Warm and sunny yesterday, today's weather feels a bit shocking and tells me that fall is here to stay.

For whatever reason, I'm never one to decorate much for this season. Perhaps it's because it always feels so short-lived, a brief interlude at summer's end, one that signals the impending arrival of winter...something I never look forward to. In any event, I do try to bring a little bit of autumn indoors and beyond a mum and few pumpkins, let mother nature do the prettying up outside.


As you may have gathered, flowers and fruit are often my go to items for decorating. Since I like things pretty simple, it wasn't any different this time around. 

I bought a bouquet of alstromeria for the dining room and set it on one of my newest finds, a little vintage wooden tray, that I piled high with apples and pears. I like that the whole thing coordinates somewhat with the hydrangeas that fill the dough bowl and feels a little autumnish, but in a whispering sort of way...you know?


Good heavens, I have to tell you, I'm lucky to even have any hydrangeas in that bowl. Guess what happened?

Someone got the bright idea to try and get up on the top of that shelf and give those hydrangeas a closer inspection. Oh, I mean a cat, of course, not one of my kids. I could, however, see my daughter trying to do that too, but anyway...I heard a big crashing noise and came in to find flowers lying all over the floor. Yes, I had a crabby face when I made that discovery...especially since my son was laughing like it was the funniest thing ever. Ummm...no.


Anyway, I'm glad the flowers survived somewhat and are able to live happily in that bowl...I'm always at a bit of loss for what to put in that thing.


Well, that's a little peek into my world lately.  Hope everything is wonderful where you are.

xo

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66 comments:

  1. your touches of fall are subtle yet beautiful. I put hydrangeas in my dough bowl, too

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  2. Oh cats - mischief is what they are all about! :-D Love the pics, looks very pretty!

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  3. Your world is very beautiful! I love how it's very simple fresh and natural...it does whisper fall. I put hydrangeas in my dough bowl too. :) purple ones now.

    I was shocked this morning too...just had to turn the heat on. I am so not ready for what awaits. XO

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  4. It's all so pretty, the pictures the flowers and that dough bowl full of hydrangeas is perfection. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. Need to find me a dough bowl and that sweet wooden tray. Your vignettes always entrance me. The "cold" weather is moving in tomorrow so Fall is definitely here for a brief while.

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  6. Sigh....Love, love, love it all.

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  7. sooooo lovely! i could live inside these pics and be very content.

    hope you'll visit soon.

    michele

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  8. OMG! That's a refreshing and cozy room you've designed there. It truly speaks of fall. I would love to hang out there all day long.
    accommodation albury

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  9. Your room whispers fall just perfectly. And, I love the hydrangeas spilling out of your dough bowl. Just beautiful...

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  10. Hello!

    I am a new visitor on your blog....
    and loving it already!!
    The pictures you make of this room are so beautiful!!
    Need to get me a dough bowl right now...:)

    Petra,

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  11. Your touches of Fall are simple, yet beautiful and stylish. I LOVE them, but then again , I simply love your style in general :)

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  12. Lovely! I love the tray filled with pears. I too have a bunch of hydrangeas that are on top of my cabinet. They are faux but look amazingly real. I love that they are there year round!

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  13. I'm always delighted when your blog title pops up in my sidebar....your decorating and fabulous photography are so wonderful together, Tricia!

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  14. Your decorating style is so fresh and inviting. Love your choices here. The pairs with the flowers are delightful!

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  15. Tricia, as always...your photos are perfection!
    Love seeing your natural fall decor. Gorgeous
    Have a great day :)

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  16. Sweet!
    I'm in love with the last picture:)
    hugs,
    Ira

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  17. Ciao, sono Stefania, mi piace moltissimo il tuo blog. Queste foto sono piene di luce ed armonia. Complimenti!
    Buona serata

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  18. Your room looks so lovely with your added decorations. I had to smile when you said you had your crabby face on - I would have too. Cats eh!!!

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  19. Delightful post Rosie! Loved your story about your cat but most of all I love your clean, simple yet stunning decorating and home.

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  20. Tricia I am blown away by these photos----AGAIN!!!! You have such a way of capturing the real beauty in simplicity.

    I don't do any decorating for fall anymore, but wow, when all the children were little they never let me get away with not putting out all kinds of tacky stuff : ) I couldn't wait until the season changed just to be able to put it away. LOL! (really in truth, I kind of miss it :)

    hugs...

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  21. simply lovely, I could be sitting on the counter eating one of those pears!...I feel the same about autumn and not making much of a decorative statement,(pumpkins of course!), winter comes soon enough...I just enjoy autumn without the interior fuss:-)
    Have a great weekend!
    Fiona x

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  22. Oh Tricia, Absolutely beautiful!!~
    That last photo is definitely swoon worthy!!~
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  23. I love that big wooden bowl and your hydrangeas look gorgeous in it!
    Awww I would have had a crabby face too Tricia..don't feel bad.lol
    I love your decor with the fruit..so natural!
    Beautiful as always...naturally.
    Have a great weekend hun!

    Deborah xoxoxo

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  24. Very pretty...the wonderful bowl with the hydrangeas, the pears and the flowers ~ so many lovely elements. Bravo!

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  25. Your room looks lovely! I just love the warm wood tones against all that white.

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  26. Very nice indeed, soft and warm...with love Janice

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  27. Gorgeous, as always. I always love a peak into your lovely home. Blessings to you.

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  28. Aaah, it's looking gorgeous, Tricia. You do have such beautiful quality of light coming into your dining room. So pretty!

    Sarahx

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  29. How lovely, Tricia! I love your "in a whispering sort of way"...and that describes my style this fall, too...

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  30. Your passion for simplicity is exquisite...even the cat can't help nosing around :-)
    Love your ideas...not to mention your photography!

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  31. As always, exquisite photography.

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  32. Lovely images; magazine worthy!

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  33. Beautiful and I agree with the above commenter - magazine worthy! Happy fall my friend!

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  34. Tricia,
    I love your style...simple is best. Beautiful combination with flowers and fruit.

    charlotte

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  35. Beautiful pictures dear Tricia,
    Happy fall,and enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Nely!

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  36. Gorgeous pictures and as always I'm so envy about that light:) It is getting dark here (Finland) and it is raining all the time so have to really think how I'm going to take pictures throughout half year darkness.
    Have a great weekend.

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  37. Your fall decor is GORGEOUS! So light and full of life. Your dilemma with the hydrangeas is exactly why I can't decorate with flowers in my house. So... a few years ago Hubby and I decided it would be fun to use decorative scented candles as a subtle autumn decoration. A couple are in autumnal candle holders but the rest are in clear glass. For me, autumn is about the smells and the candle tradition fits perfectly with that. Now we look forward to when the autumn candles come out.

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  38. Love your beautiful space and your photography is as gorgeous as always. You always inspire us so much!

    ~Shanon

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  39. I just switched the slip
    on our couch today and
    brought out some cozier
    pillows...I don't do a lot
    of fall decorating, as I
    don't like to store stuff.
    AND Christmas IS just
    around the corner : )
    Sure feels like it today ~

    Happy Weekend,
    xo Suzanne

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  40. So pretty, and your photos are beautiful!

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  41. Stunning. Wonderful pictures. I love your dining room!

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  42. Such gorgeous photos of fruit and flowers, and the soft colors are so appealing and soothing. I especially love the old tray with apples and pears.

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  43. Ahhh....*sigh!* That's always what I feel when I visit you, Tricia. Your photos are like a long, serene, sigh. :) I had to turn the heat on here yesterday and bring out the cozy throws for the sofas. I'm not a big autumn decor kinda gal, either. I'm having a hard time even thinking about not buying any roses for my tables. Sooooo...until the snow flies, I'm just going to hang on to a summer-time look here. lol!

    xoox laurie

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  44. Everything looks so gorgeous! Love the bread bowel filled with hydrangea and the wood dish filled with pears! My little boy would be the one climbing the shelves for sure!

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  45. So beautiful and Serene Tricia! Love them all! You have such a keen eye for beauty!

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  46. Anonymous10/08/2012

    Soooooooooooo schön einfach alles. Liebe Grüße aus Österreich Eveline

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  47. It is so beautiful! :-)

    Dein schlichter Stil ist einfach toll.
    Einfach, aber elegant und schön.
    Ich liebe es :-)
    Viele liebe Grüße Urte

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  48. How did I miss this one? Lovely as always, how many times have I said that too you:) Glad the hydrangeas survived the fall....my dry ones are so fragile, silly kitty.

    Tiffany

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  49. Oh my goodness, Tricia, I never get tired of looking at your dining room. A while back I even showed my husband your fabulous shelf unit to see if he could build me one. :-) As always, you have everything decorated to perfection and I love your simple seasonal touches. I couldn't help but smile when I read about your son laughing. Hope you have a great week!

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  50. Hello there! :) You do simple so well! I love the dried hydrangeas in the dough bowl. Sounds like your cat can jump high! And the pears - perfectly lit! Beautiful natural decor my friend. :))

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  51. Simply beautiful, as usual! I love your style of decorating for autumn - very soothing.

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  52. I Know what you mean about fall feeling so short lived. I love these photos...especially the last one. Gorgeous!

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  53. What beautiful photographs these are, Tricia, and the way you style everything is always so wonderful. So hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the last one. Such a beautiful composition.
    xo.

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  54. I absolutely adore it. Sooo gorgeous and inspiring- and I love your flowers and photographs!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!! xoxo

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  55. I love the light above your table and I am moving into a different home where this light would look wonderful. Would you be willing to tell me where you purchased it? Thank You! Rita ~
    teach4life1@gmail.com

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  56. A really stunning and inspiring collection of images!

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  57. Gorgeous collection of pictures. i think i already told you, i want to live in yoru blog...

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  58. I'm just arriving from Shabby Soul, the Silvia's blog. Your mood is simply perfect, your blog just wonderful! Compliments

    Viviana

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  59. Bellissimo il tuo blog,da oggi ti seguo anche io!!
    Un bacio!!
    Sabry!!

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  60. Dear Tricia ~
    I am new to your blog. Found you via Silvia...Shabby Soul. Your photos are exquisite. I love the white bookcase / shelves on castors in your dining room....cool industrial touches. Can I ask where it came from? Is it one of a kind?
    Greetings from DC,
    Loi

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  61. I really enjoyed reading your post. I had to smile when I was reading about your cat. I remember the days when my cat would nose around like that.. Now she is too old to even get up on the couch. But what a lover she is. Your photos are gorgeous as always.

    Hugs~

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  62. tutto semplicemente favoloso.
    ciao da claudette

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  63. Lovely post and images, magazine worthy!

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  64. Tricia...I just LOVE your home.

    LOVE.

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  65. So charming! This looks like such a cozy, homey place. So inviting! And I love your take on the traditional fall colors. It's so very sweet.

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