Sunday, October 25, 2009

embracing autumn

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons...the beautiful colors, the call to cozy-up and warm your soul, the scents, the rest from a busy outdoor season. So, it's no surprise that I love to decorate our home for the season. Here's a peek at some of the ways I've welcomed autumn into our home.

{this is on our jelly cupboard, just as you come into the house} {this little guy is in my kitchen, on one of the counters} {this arrangement is on one of our old school desks turned end table...in the living room}{I made this scarecrow years ago and he's still one those creations that just makes me smile...he's sitting by the jelly cupboard} {here's another scarecrow that I made....(I have a thing for scarecrows)...and that cute little pumpkin is from Tonya, I won it in her giveaway. I love it Tonya}{this punch needle and pumpkin jar are in our dining room on the hutch} {our friends gave us tons of gourds (thanks jerry, cheryl and christi) and I lined a bunch of them on our 60's window thing in the entryway} {I redid our mantle this year, and I'm loving the asymmetry of the new look} {and I finished this autumnology cross-stitch into a pillow for our bed} Thanks for peeking around...and just to keep it real...here's my son's room and a good thick layer of dust on the hutch...I wouldn't want to give the impression that it's all nice and tidy here all the time or that we don't have dust bunnies ready to attempt a coup, because we do. Hope you are embracing the season and enjoying all the coziness of autumn.

24 comments:

Gigi said...

Your home looks so cute and cosy! I love autumn too -- my favorite time of year.
Blessings,
G

The Jolly Bee said...

You decorate like I do....I have those little tiny pumpkins around here somewhere. And the old wooden spools -- I have many of them as well. And yes, we collect dust too. See? Lots of similarities. Your home looks lovely.
-- Jodi
PS -- regarding your most recent blog comment. I took lots of pictures of my mom's hooked rugs when I first started my blog. Check back to my "family" entries. Thanks for your kind words.

The Jolly Bee said...

It's me again....The rugs are from my July entries (under "inspiration" -- sorry).
-- Jodi

Anonymous said...

Well your house is always beautiful but it is gorgeous! You deff have an eye for decorating! =) Have a blessed week!!
Emily

Christina said...

Beautiful decorations! I always love the idea of seasonal decor, and I usually fail miserably at actually making it happen. At least I get to enjoy others' seasonal decor, though. Thank you for sharing yours. : )

MamaJenny said...

I love your decorations and I have to tell you that I appreciate seeing that you have dust bunnies too!

Jessica said...

I love all those gourds!!

Green Acres in the City said...

What a cozy home. Thanks for inviting us in! I love the cross stitch pillow!

Kristyn Knits said...

Seeing the pictures makes me miss one of the most welcoming homes I know...and the most inviting hostess I know. Love all the touches of fall!

Tracy said...

Thank you for the autumn open house, Lisa! Your home is delightful...so inviting, welcoming and very cozy! I love autumn decorating, but have few decorations. Here in Norway, most people don't do autumn decorating like this, and so not easy to come by things, except for pumpkins. I miss this kind of decorating from home there. Happy week to you & yours :o) ((HUGS))

Hip Mountain Mama said...

Looks great! I love autumn and all it brings!!

Hannah said...

Just beautiful!!! Might have to come visit!

Elizabeth said...

I am loving fall this year. I also enjoy your decorations. Thanks for having some dust too.

Liz said...

I wish I could decorate like you do. Your place looks great.

Stephanie said...

I love all your autumn touches, very warm and cozy! Your keeping it real photos made me smile, made me feel at home. :)

The WoodLand School said...

Thanks for the autumnal inspiration ... and for the glimpse into your son's room! But mostly -- thank you for sharing your dust collection! Maybe we need to start a Flickr group just for dusty spots in our homes?!?! ;-)

Alison said...

Great pics! dust and all, LOL!

Journeying Five said...

i was just beginning to think that maybe you did have it all together! it looks so warm and inviting.

larissa said...

These photos confirm how warm and cozy (and beautifully personalized) I always imagined your home to be. I love the needle punch and your mantle and your scarecrow - you have a great eye for balance. and I just adore my scarecrow - he's perfect! thank you so very much, Lisa.

cathleen said...

Loving your home, Lisa, so warm, cozy and inviting. You have quite a talent for decorating and I think you have done a great job in 'embracing autumn'.

Heather said...

Lisa, what gorgeous pictures. Your home looks wonderful, warm and cozy. I hope that you continue to enjoy all that Autumn offers

Ruth said...

Love all the fall decor. I love fall, too. It is the most beautiful season to me. Everything looks wonderful!! Even the dust and your son's room~that's real life.

Ruth

mark said...

awesome decorations and pictures! my favorite is the crow in the large front pocket of the scarecrow in the kitchen. and john samuel's room, of course! keep on keepin it real.

Naturalearthfarm said...

Lisa,
Thank you for sharing all of the autumn goodness!
I had a wonderful laugh when you showed your son's bedroom and the dust.
Warm wishes.