Saturday, November 7, 2009

Old Fall Decorating Pictures



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Hi everyone! I was looking through my old photos to see what I had done in the past for Christmas and found some old fall decorating photos that I had forgotten about and thought some of you might like to see. I've usually tried to enjoy each holiday as it comes. So I've never started Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving but this year will be different. I always feel rushed after Thanksgiving so I'm going to start making a few things and getting my boxes out now. Anyway, that's why I was looking at old photos!







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Dried hydrangeas from my garden next to white pumpkins.






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Brown Johnson Brothers plates in between soup tureens in the kitchen.





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Before I painted my fireplace white!



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The first banner I ever made.




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Decorating with things from nature.



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The sign below is the first sign I ever hand painted.




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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a good weekend!


44 comments:

Miss Janice said...

LOVE all your old decorating photos from previous years...I'm loving that tole tray above the hydrangeas and white pumpkins--beautiful!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I am getting so excited.

Barb ♥

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Your home looks so warm and inviting. ~ Sarah

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your soup tureens! The look like they are a nice creamy white color! The keys with the pinecone is very cute, too. I love looking at decor from past years ~ it helps me remember what I thought worked really well or didn't work at all.

Julie Harward said...

Old or new, you have great taste...very beautiful my friend!
Come say hi :D

Melissa Miller said...

Very, very pretty!

All your Fall decor is gorgeous but I am always drawn to your harlequin patterns. Fab tassel!

I'm now on a mission to add some to my decor ASAP. :)

Nancy said...

I just love your home and how you decorate! Thanks for sharing the photos from past years. They are really neat!
Nancy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Every thing is so lovely!! I love dried hydrangeas! I so wish I had a plant so I could have cazillions of hydrangeas around my house!!

I adore your precious little black cabinet- So sweet!

You have done a wonderful job fluffing your nest for fall!

blessings
mary

Patti Cakes said...

It's nice to look back. Very, very pretty! Hugs

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

Love the dried hydrangeas next to the white pumpkins! I am like you, I normally don't start Christmas until after Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Penny

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the black cabinet with the white inside!! Beautiful.

Amy said...

So pretty. My favorite photo is the cabinet with the white pumpkins on top. I'd love to know how to dry hydrangeas from the garden. Have you ever posted about this?

glorv1 said...

I remember last year's decorating that you had. You just refreshed my memory some more. How quick time flys by Manuela. I look forward to seeing your home all decorated. Have a great Sunday.

Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous! THanks for all the ideas~!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm nursing a cold this weekend, but I'm sure enjoying all the beautiful fall ideas your providing. It makes me feel better just visiting your blog!
Blessings,
Marcia

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love the way the hydrangea look with the white pumpkins. Beautiful!

Sharlotte said...

Your home is just lovely...I love looking at your "past" pictures...your colors are so warm and welcoming. Thanks for sharing!

PS - I feel exactly the same way about the holidays...I actually bought a new pre~lit tree today and it's up! I just LOVE the holidays!

6p00d834524f6f69e2 said...

I just love your home so much that I enjoy every photo that you post. Keep them coming!
Kim
www.vintagepretties.typepad.com

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Parisienne Farmhouse Chic said...

Love those pictures!! ~Jen

Sue said...

Always nice to see the great decorating you do at the holidays...I loved that clear glass cake stand...

{ L } said...

This was a fun post! You're good at putting decor together...it's lovely! :) I'm a big fan of white pumpkins.

Camille said...

I especially love the plate in the first photo...I am getting interested in collecting random plates. My aunt does that and her table settings are always so country and charming...love it! :)

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Manuela

Thank you for showing the picture of the turkey cup! Now I see what you were talking about! I'm going to use your idea about the pumpkins and hydrangeas. I just picked the most beautiful blue-green hydrangeas. They go so nice with my Blue Moon pumpkins! I was wondering how to display them together. Thank you so much!

Jane

Linda said...

Manuela, When do you start decorating for Fall? If you start decorating for Christmas just after Thanksgiving I was just wondering how long the Fall decorations are out?

You see, I have this love of Fall, and I want it to last a little longer, but it seems winter and Christmas crowd it out way too soon! Ha!

Not that I don't love Christmas too. I guess I just need to get an earlier start on Fall decorating so that I can enjoy it longer.

Love all of the pictures today,...you are an awesome decorator!

So glad I follow you.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! Hard to believe it is almost time to decorate for Christmas.

Jacki said...

You're always inspirational, Manuela!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Love the keys photo! My husband loves old keys. When we remodeled our fireplace, he had the carpenter add a special spot for his rings of old keys.
Brenda

Peggy said...

Beautiful pictures.
Thanks for sharing them.
Peggy

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful photos. Love the inspirationals ideas!!!

Kim said...

Oooo, I love the tole tray, as well as the pumpkin on a candlestick(?). Nice.

@cheapchichome.

Terri and Bob said...

Totally fun to revisit the past!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your fall decorations are just lovely. I always like to use as much of nature as possible. Your brown transferware between the tureens is such a pretty look. Love it. Hope you will join our "Holiday Cloche Party" on Dec. 4th. Just check out my blog for details. Hugs, Marty

Sandy said...

In case I haven't said it before,
I Love your Blog. It always puts a smile on my face. You are so creative and talented! I agree your blog is very warm and inviting as your home looks like it is!

Natasha said...

Everything looks so lovely. I am glad you have posted these images-I love looking at all of your ideas!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Wendy said...

Your home is beautiful. Full of great ideas!! Thank you for sharing. Wendy

Colleen said...

Your decorations are so beautiful! I am already looking through a bunch of new magazines and in blog land for Christmas decorating ideas. I am so excited! I can't wait to see more of yours!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Manuela!!
You are so good at decorating!
It's a good thing we take pictures so we can remember how we do certain things.
Rosemary

Angie said...

Glad you came across those old pics and showed them to us! Beautiful, of course! I have already started doing a little Christmas decorating too. I am just enjoying it and trying to do some different things. It is nice to not feel rushed. I am sure my decorating will be going on for the next month knowing me! Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Richella said...

Fun to see what you have in your archives! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us!

Sharon said...

Oh Manuela! I love them! I can never tire of seeing how you decorate, you have such creativity! I LOVE the white pumpkins on the black cupboard with the Hydrangeas and Tole Tray. Just beautiful! The acorns and keys are too precious! Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

Sharon

*Ulrike* said...

Wonderful fall photos! It seems like fall is not around long enough to decorate for!! Thanks for stopping by again to visit. I'll be back soon!
Take Care!
Ulrike

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is so funny - I've never put a Christmas decoration out before Thanksgiving. This year, I've been thinking I might get some of it out early. I think blogging might have something to do with my decision! Everything arrives so early in Blogville. I do serve about 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I try to keep the fall look until after our guests are gone, but some rooms may begin to get the Christmas decor. Loved seeing all of your past fall decor. Of course, I always love seeing any of your decor. laurie

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