Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's Fall Y'all!


Hi everyone! Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) is having a fall decorating party today so I hope you drop by her place to see the others that are participating. It's a good way to get some new ideas! You don't want to do the same thing every year do you?


I've added some fall touches to the inside my home like my fireplace mantel. All my pictures enlarge when you click on them.





It's not your traditional mantel - I thought more about fall fruits and used the picture from the thirftstore as inspiration. There's more to fall than pumpkins!





But the room that I'm making the most changes to is our screened in porch. We can finally eat outside again since it's cooler. So I've been working on the "dining area" this past week. I'm going to tackle the "living room" area in the next few weeks and cozy that up!






Here's my buffet which I painted and the mosaic on top was done by moi!





The mirror used to be blue and have blue transferware around it. I painted it red and hung up the plates I got at Goodwill recently.



Some closeups.




I grew these and decopauged a leaf onto the big pumpkin.







This jar is filled with those bean balls I just found at the thriftstore and a few pinecones I picked up when walking Maxie.




Prickly balls from our chestnut tree





This is the bottom shelf of the buffet.





We got this wall fountain recently at Lowe's end of season clearance. It was half price and the last one (besides the floor model). We really enjoy the sound when we sit outside and we can hear it in the dining room when we have the doors open!




Dinner by candelight. I've had this big candle for a few years now! They really last.






Thanks for stopping by and I hope y'all have a wonderful week.




77 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musngs said...

Gorgeous Fall decor, Manuela! I love your screened porch!

Happy Fall!

northern cottage said...

Beautiful....I LOVE how you have the pops of yummy green throughout!

Allison Shops said...

What a beautiful spot to relax. Great fall ideas.

Stacey said...

Manuela, I would never leave your screened in porch if I were you. It's just heavenly out there. The vignette on and above the dresser is just gorgeous.

Your mantel is great too. I love that green you used.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Well here's to wishing you and your family many lovely diners outside on that beautiful porch. Cheers!

Rhonda said...

I love your screened porch. I want one to decorate so badly! Your home is beautifully decorated.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love all your beautiful fall vignettes. The colors you've used are just stunning. Thanks for sharing such inspiration with us!

Sue said...

Manuela, I'm lovin' all the pops of red and green you are using here! The porch looks so cozy, and I really do like the mantel- especially those tall candlesticks!
hugs, Sue

Lou Cinda said...

Manuela, this is all gorgeous, as usual! You have wonderful taste and style and always inspire me!!

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda :)

june@craftyniche said...

Your fall decor is fantastic!

bj said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Manuela. I sure would LOVE to have a screened porch...your's looks so nice.
Happiest Fall...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your Fall vignettes. Love that you grew some of your decor!

Carmen said...

As usual, everything looks fabulous! :) I love that you grew your own pumpkins and gourds.

Kathleen said...

It is hard to think Fall when you are sweltering!
It is just starting to get a little cooler here, so I was slow to drag out some of my things! Everything is still green and flowering..the first frost will take care of that!
Your decorations are lovely, I always enjoy a visit to your blog...

"Blossom" said...

Your porch is decorated so gorgeous with all colors of fall.
I just adorn some of your ideas.
I visted Rhonda also.....great ideas over there.

Jenglamgirl said...

Love your Bright bursts of yellow and that red.. "WOW" IT all looks great with your touches of fall festivness

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I saw that same picture at a recent estate sale! Shoot! Why didn't I buy it? Everything looks so nice! Love those little cloches with the nature studies!

Jane

common ground said...

Your porch is just wonderful. I love your yellow sideboard/buffet. Great place for fall dinners and relaxing!
Debra

Stacey said...

Gorgeous decorations! I love how you can find beauty in everything...even the prickly balls that fall off the tree.

XOXO

Marie said...

Hello sweet Manuela - thank you for sharing your beautiful Fall inspiration! My fave is that fabulous red mirror. May I ask what shade it is? Is it spray painted? You've done a gorgeous job on your buffet!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sherri S said...

Love the reds you have! You mantel is gorgeous with the not so ordinary FALL decor. Love it! Your porch is inviting and love the use of natural decorations (nuts, pine cones, etc). Everything is beautiful.

Amanda said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for the wonderful fall inspiration!
:-)

Rhonda in OK said...

just beautiful and so inspirational as always!
I never about using red for fall but I love how you used it with the apple green touches.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful! I especially love that apple green! Delicious!

niartist said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can! :)

Love the Decor! said...

Well you've done it again...Given us more lovely things to enjoy !! Thank you

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice touches, Manuela! I love your screened porch and how you've decorated it like a room.

salmagundi said...

We're getting ready to close up our porch for the winter, so I don't decorate it for Fall. But, I sure enjoyed seeing yours all dressed up. Sally

Blue Creek Home said...

I love it all.
The prickly balls under the cloche is just too cute!
Rhonda

{ L } said...

My favorite thing about all your decor is the color choices everywhere! So pretty!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Oh no! Those two-toned pumpkins on the tall red candlesticks are killing me! So fun! Great ideas throught, Manuela. Thanks for sharing.

Ally0005 said...

I love your wire red basket.
I've done some fall things around my house but have not had time to take pictures etc... Someone is always sick, me now.

Enjoy your day.
Ally

marie said...

Your decorating is wonderful. The mantel is great and the red mirror and the yellow dresser are perfect. I love all your reds, greens and yellows!

Richella said...

It all looks wonderful, Manuela! I especially like what you've done on the screened porch. We're finally using ours again, too; I need to gussy things up for Fall out there. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nadine said...

How lovely...looks like a wonderful place to have a meal on a crisp autumn day!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

so beautiful....

Julie Harward said...

Boy, you've been a busy girl! I love that you have a screened porch, I would love that! I also like how you gather as you walk, I do that too, it's the little kid in me I guess. And the decop. leaf on the pumpkin, real neat. Thanks for the great idea's! :D

Heather said...

love that pumpkin patch sign! everything looks great :)

My Cozy Cubby said...

What a great variety of pumpkins you grew! Awesome! I've been wanting to do a mosaic of some sort for some time. I might just have to try it! Any tips? Looks great!

Pamela

Betsy said...

Beautiful! I've never seen those fuzzy balls from your chestnut tree!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your non traditional mantel. It's refreshing. And it must be really nice to be able to enjoy your screened porch again. It's looking mighty fabulous!!! Love the mirror painted red.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, how pretty it all is! I love your porch & I know this is the perfect time of year to use it. Adore that pumpkin patch & all your beautiful fall fruits & gourds. Thanks for coming by.

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is so beautiful. Love all your gorgeous embellished pumpkins. Great ideas. You've inspired me. Mimi

Camille said...

This is such a lovely place to visit...I love you decorating ideas!
Blessings,
Camille

Anny said...

Your home is so warm and inviting - I agree that fall is about more than pumpkins :)

Great find on that fountain too. It seems like such a relaxing additiong.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love what you did with the mirror and those "new" Goodwill plates.

It is so cheerful. Of course, you know we both love our reds. :)

Ashlee said...

I love that RED Mirror! It would go perfectly in my living room!!!

Katie said...

Love that red mirror! Great job decorating!

sweetjeanette said...

Oh I so enjoyed taking the virtual tour! So beautiful. of course, now I want to go back to the store...after I told myself I didn't need any more fall decorations! LOL

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Emily@remodeling this life said...

everything looks so pretty! i have one of those glass jars with pinecones in it too and i have a cage much like yours that i have filled with green apples.

love that porch and all you've done there.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Manuela,
Can you just come to my house and decorate -it would be so much easier and look better! You have gave me some wonderful ideas though
vickie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for the best wishes. I like your fall decorations. I like that you grew your own pumpkins.

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

Manuela-
You post looks so sunny and warm. Nice mosaic work. Thanks for popping by my blog. Yes, it's getting cold in UT. Boo hoo. I have family in GA. I love it hot...it's just the nature of UT. I put the recipe up on my blog for the bread you thought sounded good. Come back soon.

Staci

www.designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful porch! Love how you have decorated that space, and everything else!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really beautiful! I love the use of red in fall decor and you really made a gorgeous display! Cindy

Grits414 said...

I LOVE this area!!! I could see myself sitting here reading a great novel and drinking a glass of Chard! Thanks for stopping in!

Karen said...

Very fun!
Thanks again for my book. I just love it.
No I am not using Mr. Linky. You should see the Link List on my sidebar. You'll be able to just click on any blog and it'll link you right there. Much easier!

Julie said...

Its all so lovely! You just can't go wrong with Fall decor.

Shannon said...

Love love love the color! And those prickly balls from the chestnut tree, how fun. I wish I had those trees here. I only get pine cones from the trees.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Everything looks wonderful Manuela! Your porch is just the most perfect place!

Julie said...

Hi Manuela, Love all your fall.Love the Porch...
xoxo
Julie

Gracie said...

Amazing decor Manuela, your porch is really lovely and welcoming!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh so pretty! I love all the red touches in your fall decorating. I have seen the sideboard that you mosaiced before but this time it made me think of a little thrifted table I have that I could do the same thing to!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love how colorful you are!! Have a great weekend Manuela.

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Well I just love your blog, I too collect clouches and I love the large jars to put decorative things in when the season changes..and I love your pictures of the fall colors, thanks for sharing.....I will now be a new follower....come visit me soon...Phyllis

Joy said...

Awesome decorations and love your pretty new fountain. That pumpkin patch sign is adorable too!

summur braley said...

Wow you are a great designer! Love your blog!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love all that vibrant color..and that porch..perfect haven. cherry

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Manuela; I just love every thing you did... your fall decor is just so pretty... great job.... really enjoyed all the photos..

Have a great weekend,
Hugs;
Alaura

Happy@Home said...

It all looks so nice and I am glad the photos were "clickable" as I was busy clicking so as not to miss any details. Your mosaic work on the yellow buffet is gorgeous. I love your screen porch and can imagine the sound of the fountain is very relaxing. It looks like the perfect spot to enjoy the fresh fall air sipping a cup of spiced cider.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela,
I so much love your screened porch! I think it's wonderful that you have an eating area as well as a seating area. When we lived in Maryland, many of the home there had screened porches, and I had never seen these before! :) Your mantel is lovely, too! I like how you decorated it~ it is both unique and beautiful! :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Ticking and Toile said...

Just found your blog & love it! I love toile too! (hence the name ;-)
Beautiful blog, love your hydrangea....it's huge & gorgeous!

Shellagh

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Your fall decor is beautiful - no surprise there! I'm so impressed with the cute little pumpkins you grew! Happy Fall!

Adrienne said...

i love your mantel inspored by the picture. very pretty!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy October, your house is soo autumny and welcoming. Very inspiring xoxoxo Clarice

ellie said...

Hello Manuela...you have been busy on you outdoor porch..great job..like the red mirror and your pumpkin sign. You'll be enjoying that porch for a few months, yea?

Lady Katherine said...

I love the wall fountain! I was at Lowe's today! Buying bead board! I was in the wrong department. lol
I adore the pumpkins in the birdcage? Just love your porch. I made me a mini sun porch until the larger screen porch gets built. I'm going to rest in there this winter and let the sun room warm me up.lol