I’ve been about as visible as a ghost here on the blog over the past couple of months. Since it’s Halloween (Yikes! Where did October go?!), I thought I would pop in and share my seasonal decor. We’re not much into decorating for Halloween around here, but I do love pumpkins. I’ve been meaning to follow up on a few requests I’ve had to post pictures of our house this time of year, so here goes…
It seems like I’m always doing dishes, so this tiny blue velvet pumpkin brings a little smile to my face. It sits on a windowsill right behind my sink.
For the past year or so I had been on the hunt for an antique dough bowl that was just the right size for my dining table. Finally found one in a tiny town about a half hour from home. It was a gift from my hubby on my birthday, so it holds sentimental value as well. Soon after finding it, I saw that Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs have begun selling them as well. Vintage is almost always better in my book, not that I’m opposed to catalog shopping…
Pumpkins en masse seem to be the theme around here.
The lighting in our dining room makes it very hard to photograph well for a novice like me. Awhile back I posted a picture on Instagram of some changes I finally decided to make to our hutch and I’ve tried a few times to take pictures and have never been happy with them. I’ve been wanting to take an online photography class for years now. I think I’m finally going to go for it!
Every time I look at these pumpkins perched on a stack of cookbooks I covered in wrapping paper from Homegoods, I think of that nursery rhyme. “Three little pumpkins sitting on a fence…” Once a preschool Mom, always a preschool Mom. I kinda miss those days.
The right side of the hutch. I made the plate stand with a single place setting of gold dipped flatware from Anthropologie that I couldn’t pass up. I held the fork and the spoon together with a little removable blue putty and wrapped them in silver thread. That dish of corks could tell some stories of family and friends gathered around the table and simple, relaxed evenings enjoyed with my hubby. I’m all about memories on display, celebrating life’s simple pleasures.
Join me in the family room, won’t you?
I have a new obsession with Spark Modern pillows on Etsy. Great fabrics, fast turnaround, and quality workmanship. You may remember that I changed the look of our family room with blue pillows at the beginning of the summer (you can see that look here). Blue was fresh, but when Autumn asked me for a new color scheme, I had to oblige. The deliciously soft throw on the arm of the chair was a sale find at Anthropologie.
I found this little planter at the same antique store that I got the dough bowl. I’m not normally a fan of terra cotta that hasn’t found it’s natural aged patina, but the shape is fantastic. There may be some paint involved in the spring … I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve to repurpose this fun find.
White pumpkins and seeded eucalyptus are my favorite go-to’s for autumn. You can see more of my obsession with seeded eucalyptus on Instagram.
Speaking of more… more pillows from Spark Modern! I told you I’m obsessed. Look carefully and you’ll see a pop of orange carried over into the kitchen.
The sun decided to make a brief appearance and magnify the bright hues of the season. Not that I’m complaining… it’s a blustery Halloween. Hope yours is a fun one!