Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Last of Fall

I love the colors of fall, and it doesn't seem that we get to enjoy them for very long.  As soon as Halloween is over, Christmas is everywhere!  I am not complaining, because I love Christmas, too.
Before I do the big makeover for the holidays, here is the last of fall...
Fall is so simple and the rust, green and brown colors are my favorite.  Can you tell?  Most of my house is decorated in earth tones!
Simple tabletop displays add a little more color to our living room.
The marble compote belonged to my sweet, sweet granny.  I used the white pumpkins left over from Halloween with the Bittersweet and some walnut colored moss to fill it. 
As soon as it is cool enough to make a fire, we bring the fire logs in!  Nothing else screams 'cozy' quite like a warm fire!
I found these plates a few years ago and love the colors...perfect for this space with the browns and greens.
My parents purchased the birds on the mantel in England, while my dad was stationed there.  They were a gift to my grandparents.  Again, I love the earthy colors.

Nothing seems to scream 'fall' like some square dancin' in a barn!
Some friends invited us to a banquet at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, SC.  It is a beautiful, old building and the perfect place for square dancing.  We watched on the sidelines, but the children were dying to give it a try!  How fun!
I hope you are able to enjoy the last of fall and Thanksgiving, before all the Christmas festivities begin!


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22 comments :

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christie, it is so good to see your beautiful living room again. It is so beautifully decorated. Love your rustic coffee table and that gorgeous armoire. Of course the bird print over the fireplace is my favorite.

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Love your PuMpKiNs... Fall is my favorite season and I am sad to see it end. It does seem to be too short ♥ Thanks for sharing your lovelies!

nannykim said...

I have not done that kind of dancing since I was a kid--it looks like fun. I love the warmth of the earth tones--cozy.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love all of your earth tone colors....That is my favorite also....Love the bittersweet and centerpiece on coffee table.....Looks like you had a wonderful time square dancing also.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Christie, would you think I was seriously weird if I told you I have been stalking your living room? LOL! I was looking for some Christmas inspiration and came over to see your decorations from last year and got completely hung up on how lovely this room is...went through every single Dec. post! :-) And now getting to see how you have it dressed for Fall makes me love it even more. It just exudes cozy and warm!
Vanessa

Kelly said...

Gosh, me and my sister truly think alike. I was just thinking about how much I LOVED your coffee table and armoire and then when I clicked on "comments" I saw my sister thought the same thing. Ha! Well it's true! I adore them! Your living room is gorgeous. I love all the earth tones in there. I agree with you that not enough people allow time to just soak in the Fall season (outside of Halloween). I like to soak it in without the ghosts and jack-o-lanterns on every doorstep. I wish people wouldn't decorate for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving. Poor Thanksgiving gets lost in the shuffle.

janet said...

Love the pumpkins and your living room is beautiful..As for square dancing it is fun and I have done it a couple of times..Fall is slowly coming to an end..Sadly..It is my favorite season of all..

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christie you living room is gorgeous and you have so many beautiful pieces in their that I love!! I just did a post today on inspirational living rooms that I love from Country Living and yours fits right in their! Martina

Sarah said...

Christie, I'm with you. I love the warmth of the colors of fall. Your mantel and tabletop vignettes are lovely. I like the way you used the bittersweet with the mini pumpkins. I did the same this fall on a set of scales. Happy Thanksgiving and savor those these last days of the season. ~ Sarah

Kathy said...

Hello Christie! This is so beautiful! Love the painting over the fireplace! You're right - there's nothing more cozy! Right now our fireplace needs repair - our house is old and we're concerned about the integrity of the chimney! So glad you visited that I might return the call - lovely to meet another Southern blogger!
God Bless,
Kathy

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a beautiful home! I'm with you, enjoying the last of Fall. Have a lovely holiday.

Karen said...

Christie you have a beautiful home and your fall touches blend so beautifully with your decor. I love fall decorating too, but I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year.

Yvonne said...

Lovely pics! I can feel the warmth and charm of your beautiful home just by looking at them.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful room! Love your turkey!

Carol Bennett said...

Christie, beautiful fall room! How 'bout your Atlanta cousin adding to the clan? Dave and JE are going to have quite the crowd of "grands", huh?
Carol in GA

Lorna said...

Love the warm earth tones you have used. The marble compote is beautiful, great display.

Entertaining Women said...

Aren't family treasures always the very best! Your Fall vignettes are lovely. Thank you for inviting us in for a peak. Cherry Kay

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Christie...your photos are a beautiful farewell to fall! I am waiting until after Thanksgiving to sprinkle some Christmas sparkle in my home!
Also love your blog header!

Bella Vista said...

Hi Christie, it is lovely to meet you.

All your decor is wonderful....so lovely and inviting. Just charming.

Barb ♥

lilmoomoo said...

Oh my lanta.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the marble compote centerpiece you did!!
The colors just pop!

Just wanted to say HI! and that I am a NEW FOLLOWER :)

And I totally agree. I love Christmas a ton, but sometimes I feel like poor little fall doesn't get its decorating dues!! haha

lovelovelove
moo.

http://themusingsoflilmoomoo.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Your home is so warm and inviting...very pretty Christie!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Your home is beautiful! The barn dance looks super fun!! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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