Sunroom Awash with the Glow of Autumn

My sunroom is the perfect spot to spend a chilly autumn day curled up on the sofa with a book or magazine. When the fireplace is aglow, it echoes the golden hues of autumn on the trees that peek through the curtains. Four neutral-toned napkins serve as the base for my mantel display of white. I brought out the owls and white pumpkins. I added a pitcher with some cattails and real grass. The bow …

Turkey Platter Centerpiece

In place of a coffee table, I have a large ottoman in my living room. I like to use a platter or serving tray of some sort in order to offer some stability for things placed on top of it. For Thanksgiving, I’ve opted for this large silver turkey platter from Lenox. It is a quite heavy piece. First, I placed the platter at an angle to add a touch of interest. Next, I added …

Turkeys Perched on the Fireplace Mantel

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a huge collection of turkeys that I like to use in my fall decor. I tweaked my living room fireplace mantel only slightly like I did for Halloween. It keeps things simple by changing out a few details to match the holiday or season. I switched the large mercury pumpkin for a large mercury gourd. For some reason, I associate gourds with Thanksgiving. Next, I replaced the small pumpkin …

A Rafter of Turkeys

Now that Halloween is over it is time for my turkeys to make an appearance.  As you can see, I have a lot of turkeys in my collection.  These are only just a few of them.  The easiest way for me to find a home for them is to add them to my fall decor.   At the end of the season, when everything goes on sale, I’m on the lookout for a new little gobbler …

Sprucing Up the Yard for Fall

I like to lay a fresh layer of mulch down in the fall before winter comes.  That way the yard looks clean for when company visits during the various holidays.  A pumpkin tucked in here and there adds to the fall landscape. This is the mum that I’ve used to cut flowers from to decorate inside. I bought if for $5 over two years ago. It has grown quite a bit since then. This 2 …

A Before & After Fall Decor of My Sunroom

This was how my sunroom looked four years ago. Since then, I’ve changed out the pillows on the couch and the top of the fireplace mantel. We added shutters to the window and a large potted palm in the corner. I keep pictures of what I’ve done in the past to remember how I have changed things. It also provides evidence to my children of items that I say I am missing. I am telling …

Plaid Sets the Stage for Fall

This Pottery Barn fig and gray plaid throw sets the stage for my Tuscan vase that takes the spotlight. The loropetulum branches add needed height and some additional color. A fig colored candle sits atop a matching pillar holder surrounded by natural toned pebbles. I followed my own advice and incorporated some natural elements into the scene by the way of acorns, golden hued oak leaves, and pine cones. A large moss ball draws your …

A Basketful of Autumn Centerpiece

A two-tiered wire basket makes for the perfect dining room centerpiece year round.  Just change out the various elements to match the current season. My dining room table is all set for fall. In the bottom tier, I added some faux mums are nestled around a few real bone-white baby boo pumpkins. As a nod to Halloween, I’ve scattered a few sparking spiders across the top. Moss fills the top tier along with some additional …

Haunting Place Setting for a Halloween Table

Your dinner guests, mortal or immortal, will be haunted by this beautiful Halloween place setting. I’ve layered a black rattan charger beneath a black and white scroll dinner plate. Next, I’ve placed a white salad plate on top. Finally, a pumpkin bowl used for soup finishes the look. On the top right, a smoky black goblet sits with an off-white napkin folded inside. I glued slate colored gems to the corner of the napkins as …