“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand”
Mums on porches sitting next to pumpkins on doorsteps…seems like everyone has jumped right in to full blown decorating mode for the new season! What about you? Do you enjoy making seasonal changes in your home? Here in the blogging world, it has been such a treat to see fellow bloggers’ mantels, porches, and vignettes! Today, I am excited to show you a glimpse into how autumn has graced our home! We welcome you into our family room!
The antique country French chest sits in our family room…I added some autumnal touches for my favorite season. The hand tinted portrait is of our son when he was nine years old. It remains one of my favorite pictures of him! I used a plaid scarf to soften the vignette! Deer antlers of the real kind (not faux) add texture and a touch of fall! An antique majolica plate found years ago for an unbelievable price sits behind a porcelain acorn…candlelight warms the still life! The gold gilded doll chair that normally sits in the foyer was moved to accent the chest! The doll chair is upholstered in a velvet leopard print! I loved the blue/green pumpkin when I saw it and had to buy it! As I was checking out, the cashier commented that it sure was an ugly pumpkin! I guess the saying, “that beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is certainly true! I have had this Italian vase for a few years! I saw it at Tuesday Morning and it was rather expensive, so I waited for it to be reduced. Finally, after four months it was marked down and I grabbed it. It is a quality piece and I am so glad that no one bought it! The doll chair is so versatile with a small pumpkin sitting on antique leather books! You will see it in a Christmas vignette I am sure! I removed the pitcher full of Japanese maple stems so you could see the antique lamp base! The base was a large statue that I had converted into a lamp…notice the details! It is a piece that I have never tired of and it always sits on the French chest.
An old majolica pitcher holds the maple stems cut from my garden! Peacock and pheasant feathers fill the Italian vase! Thank you all for visiting our family room! We look forward to sharing all of the seasons with you!
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